A Dickens of a Good Day Raises £175

On Saturday 22nd November The Dickensian Day, organised by the High Peak Mayor’s Charity Committee, was once again a huge success with thousands of people passing through the doors of the Octagon in Buxton’s Pavilion Gardens.  The event transforms the great hall into a colourful Victiorian street scene of over fifty stalls with stall holders and street entertainers all dressed in Dickensian style.

The Dickensian Day has become a regular event in the Buxton Mountain Rescue Team’s fundraising calendar but preparations have to start early in the year with many of the items on sale being hand made by team member’s friends and families.  Team members Elaine and Ken Weston (left), get in to the spirit of the occasion with full costume and barter with the customers to raise as as much money as possible. Competition is stiff as most of the stalls are raising money for charity and offering quality Christmas crafts.


Local brass bands, folk bands, dancing troops, choirs and the usual appearance of Bill’s Billerettes keep the visitors entertained.  The team stall was heaving with the weight of crafts, toys and gifts and we want to thank everyone who contributed to the stock.  The whole event must raise thousands of pounds for a variety of local charities and enables the Mayor’s Charity Committee to distribute funds later in the year.  It was certainly another succesful year for the team raising £175.  Thank you to everyone who donated gifts, bought gifts or helped out in any way.  See you there next year!




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