Peak District Photographer Captures Buxton at Midnight During Boxing Day Snow

Buxton Boxing Day snow

On Boxing Day Christmas 2014, Buxton as well as Derbyshire and much of the north experienced a sudden snow storm in the afternoon, having had a relatively snow free winter up until that point. The snow started and didn’t stop, it just kept on snowing – and within a matter of hours, the Cat and Fiddle was closed, the A6 looked precariously close to closing and there was a good foot of snow on the ground, transforming Buxton into a winter wonderland.

Leek based photographer Anna Phillips was in town visiting her family for the annual Boxing Day buffet that day and by tea-time the Leek road was closed and it was obvious she wasn’t going to make it home. Getting on for almost midnight, Anna saw the freshly laid snow and decided to head out with her partner Ed, her parents’ dog and her camera.

This is what she captured:

Buxton Boxing Day snow

Turners Memorial and Cavendish Shopping Arcade, captured from The Slopes

Buxton Opera House in the snow

Buxton Opera House and the entrance to the Pavilion Gardens

Pavilion Gardens in the snow Buxton

Pavilion Gardens bandstand

Pavilion Gardens in Boxing Day BuxtonPavilion Gardens

The Crescent Buxton

The Crescent and Cavendish Shopping Arcade

Broadwalk Buxton Snow


Bath Road Buxton in Boxing Day snow

Looking towards West Road and Burlington Road

Buxton in snow Duke Burbage

The Duke, Burbage

We were mesmerised by the image of Buxton Opera House when it first emerged online all those months ago, so, given we’re heading into winter once again, we thought we’d share her fantastic work with our readers. The cards would be ideal as Christmas cards and the prints would make a beautiful gift:

Prints: 9″x 6″ – £8, 12″ x 8″ – £10, 15″ x 10″ – £14 / with frames: 9″ x 6″ – £35, 12″ x 8″ – £45, 15″ x 10″ – £55

Horizontal Folded Christmas Cards: With image of your choice, A5 – £2.50 each or £2 each when purchasing 3 cards or more, A6 – £2 each or £1.50 each when purchasing 3 cards or more

Order now if you would like any of the items for Christmas. For further information or to order, visit her website at or visit her Facebook page

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