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Jubilee Bridge, early 1960s



Boating on the River Derwent



Above is a very pretty late Victorian postcard of the River Derwent and the Promenade. The main focus, is of course, Jubilee Bridge which had been built to commemorate Queen Victoria's Golden Jubilee only a few years before this picture was taken. Next to the spire of the Methodist Church is a green patch which is what has helped date the card as it is the roof of Albert Heights, demolished about 1895 or so. Riber hillside is in the background. There are walkways on either side of the river. The Promenade is on the left, next to the main road through the village, and the Lovers' Walks are on the right. The Lovers' Walks had only been accessible by boat or ferry before the bridge came into use. Two landing stages are clearly visible at the water's edge and on summer days boats were available for hire from them.


Postcard, "River and Promenade, Matlock Bath". It is one of the Wrench Series, No.14733 and was posted at Matlock Bridge on 3 Sep 1906.
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