Buxton International Festival & Buxton Crescent Heritage Trust

Dr Peter Collinge

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Georgian women are too often dismissed as Austen-like heroines in search of marriage and a good fortune, or downtrodden millworkers.

Through the stories of two successful Georgian businesswomen – Ellen Morewood, a colliery owner and ironstone extractor and Barbara Ford, a maltster with close family connections to Buxton’s hotels and inns – and their business interests, financial dealings, court appearances, role-reversals, and private affairs, Dr Peter Collinge reveals a different perspective. 

The Pump Room Evening Events Programme is proudly sponsored by CW Sellors.

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  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £12



Friends of Buxton Crescent: £8