About Derbyshire by Edward Bradbury, 1884.*
|Eighteenth and nineteenth century
tour guides about Matlock Bath and Matlock
Edward Bradbury, the son of master tailor John
Bradbury and his wife Harriett, was born in Derby in 1853. His
working life began in the employment of the Midland Railway and
his enthusiasm for railways remained with him his entire life.
Bradbury was with family, who were then living at 93 Osmaston Road,
in the 1881 census; he was employed as a Railway Clerk at that
time. By 1891 he had moved to Buxton and was living at 1 Hartington
Terrace, West Street - advertising himself in the Directories as
Edward Strephon Bradbury. He had become a journalist and author
and was writing about the railway for numerous newspapers and magazines.
His articles often appeared under the pseudonym Strephon. He published
several books. He died of pneumonia at his home in Buxton on 3
March 1905, aged 55. An obituary notice said that "he was
an ardent lover of Derbyshire and his descriptive pictures of the
beauty spots of the county were extremely vivid".
stated that "he was intimately acquainted
with every part of the Peakland, and no man has done so much to
popularise the Switzerland of England as he".
*Transcribed by Ann Andrews in July 2007 from:
Bradbury, Edward (1884) "All about Derbyshire." With
sixty illustrations by W.H.J. Boot, J.S. Gresley, W.C. Keene, L.L.
Jewitt, G. Bailey, J.A. Warwick, R. Keene, and others. Simpkin Marshall,
London : Richard Keene, All Saints', Derby
With my grateful thanks to Jane Steer who provided photocopies of
her book for me to OCR.
Image scans Copyright © Jane Steer and intended for personal use only.
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