probably wasn't an actual "Buxton" chair in the CRCMH.
I guess we just liked to think there was. This all came about because
old advertisements for a super-duper hi-tec chair (the "Buxton"
chair no less) were scattered around the place. At the time, these
seemed rather amusing (though I've since never been able to ascertain
why), and we referred to the grand old armchair on wheels in the Stage
Room as thus. In turn, this led to resident "supergroup"
Pwürg recording a song
entitled "Buxton Academy", the chorus of which goes something
wheel me in my Buxton Chair
You'll push me, wheel me anywhere
Wheel me fast - I have no fear
So push me in my Buxton Chair.
(and so on and so forth)
here are the original advertisements - there's three to choose from
(including the rather ingenious "Sanichair" - every home
should have one) - alongside one of Owen's shots featuring what we
referred to as the "Buxton" chair...
from the CRCMH webmaster:
couldn't help but notice that the commode pan is only an "optional"
feature of the Sanichair. Are they saying here that it's all supposed
to just drop to the floor if you can't afford the extras?
download of Pwürg's "Buxton Academy" coming soon.
Liz Lynne (honourable member for Rochdale) : "I
am aware that the matter is not covered specifically by the Bill,
but what are the Minister's views on the use of the Buxton chair,
which I understand is still used in certain residential and nursing
homes? It is sometimes referred to as the "naughty chair".
O'Connor (Irish Poet) :
In his Buxton chair
an old man smiles at a child
piss drips to the floor.