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Images of people who were born, lived in or visited the Matlocks -
on pages of their own, many with local history and biographical information

Arranged in surname order, where possible
Each page in this section is linked back to here. It is also linked to the previous page and the next one, so all you need to do is to click on any one of the links below and you can navigate easily.


Church Groups, but not Choirs
Church Group, visiting Ashbourne
No date, but about 1925-28. Can you help us identify anyone in the photograph? We think it is of All Saints' parishioners, but could be parishioners of St. Giles'. This Matlock group are being entertained by the Vicar of Ashbourne
Matlock Bank Primitive Methodist Church, School Treat, 1904 *New*
Photograph of the annual Sunday School outing on Whit Monday
Matlock Bank Primitive Methodist Church, "Young Men's Class" about 1904
Matlock: Production in a Church Hall, 1950s *New*
Help needed, please, to identify the venue (now believed to be the former Primitive Methodist Schoolroom on Bank Road), the event and the people.
Garden Party at Matlock Rectory
Edwardian parishioners attending a summer garden party. Five photographs from the album of Mrs. Wildgoose
Matlock: Trinity Methodist Chapel Fayre
A fund raising event in the 1950s

Choirs
Matlock Primitive Methodist Prize Choir of 1910/11
Matlock Ladies Choir (Choral Group), July 1959
Photographed on the steps of Matlock's Methodist and United Reformed Church on Bank Road
Matlock Bath: Holy Trinity Choir, Procession of Witness, 1935 *New*
Eleven photographs of Holy Trinity Church choir parading through the village streets

Hydro Staff

Matlock: Rockside Hydro, Kitchen Staff 1920-25 *New*
Rockside Staff Ball
Shows the New Year's Staff party around the outbreak of the Second World War

Matlock: Smedley's Hydro Staff, late 1920s *New*
Two photos and a testimonial from a grateful patient

Individuals and Small Groups / Family Groups, Matlock


The Allen Family of Dimple Farm, Matlock *New*
This hard working family moved into the farm around 1897 and afterwards their business became extremely successful.

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} Matlock: Thomas Stephen Bridge & his Family, 19th & 20th Century
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} The Bridge family of Lime Tree Lane and Bank Road, some of whom emigrated to Canada.
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} Matlock: Slater and Brunt of Matlock Bank
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} Three generations of the Slater family lived on the Bank in the nineteenth century,
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Harold Joseph Cook
One of the young men of Matlock who died in the Great War

Matlock: The Douglas Brothers *New*
A photograph of the brothers as boys and another of two of them in uniform at the outbreak of the first war.

Harry Douglas & Fellow Officers, Empire Hotel Buxton, Dec 1914 *New*
Photo of Harry Douglas in the uniform of a second lieutenant at the start of WW1 and another with fellow officers at Buxton.


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} The Fleet Family of Bakewell Road and the Dimple
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} They moved from Cheshire to Matlock in 1906. The photos from the family's collection
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} Lindsey and Mary Hodgkinson of Holt Lane, Matlock
} Lindsey Hodgkinson was a Grocer and the Postmaster for Matlock Bridge in Queen Victoria's reign
} Holt House was the family home
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Canon Kewley & His Sisters
The Rector of Matlock and two of his sisters, with biographical notes. From the album of Mrs. Wildgoose
Miss Florence Nightingale
"The Lady With the Lamp" as a young woman
The Lady with the Lamp filmed at Lea Hurst, 2-3 July 1951 *New*
Ten photos of Anna Neagle and Herbert Wilcox, taken before and during shooting the film's last scenes

John Allen Potter and family
A coachbuilder from Darley Bridge, J.A.P. lived for a time in Matlock before emigrating. A collection of family photographs, taken by several local photographers.
These pictures were originally on the Photographers page but have been moved
Unnamed Lady
Do you know who she was? She was photographed somewhere near Rockside Steps, Matlock
Matlock: J. Wildgoose, Florist & Fruiterer *New*
He opened his Smedley Street business in 1899. With two advertisements (1953 and 1968)
Mrs. Robert Wildgoose, with biographical notes about both Mrs. Wildgoose and her husband. There's even a little about her car. From the album of Mrs. Wildgoose
Mrs. Wildgoose's Servants
Five photographs of Mrs. Wildgoose's female employees, with names. From the album of Mrs. Robert Wildgoose

Individuals and Small Groups / Family Groups, Matlock Bath

Matlock Bath: Mrs. Jemima Ballard *New*
Ran several businesses in Matlock Bath at the beginning of the twentieth century and owned a petrifying well
Donegani
Group Portrait of this Matlock Bath family, with names, taken about 1900. Some of the family emigrated to Canada

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} Matlock Bath: From the Eato Family Album
} The family moved to the George Hotel shortly before the First War.
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Matlock Bath: Charlotte Farnsworth, Poetess (1889-1971)
Her work was inspired by the village she lived in. With newspaper article of her memories.
The Heights of Abraham, Great Rutland Cavern, 1912
Three people are standing close to the entrance to the Great Rutland Cavern on the Heights of Abraham; all are connected to the business in some way
Matlock Bath: Percy Rowbottom, artist and photographer
He lived in Matlock Bath and later ran the Fountain Baths
Matlock Bath: Mrs. Mary Widdowson
of Upper Wood, Matlock Bath

Individuals and Small Groups / Family Groups, Matlock Dale

Phoebe Bown Phoebe Bown, 1771 - 1854
One of Matlock's more unusual characters, Phoebe stood out from the crowd. She could play the flute, the violoncello, and harpsichord and was largely self educated. Not all the claims about her life are true
Matlock Bath: Group outside Findern House, Artists' Corner, 1939 *New*
The Kirkland family with Mrs. Knight
Mrs. Mary Whittaker
Aërated Water Manufacturer in Matlock Bath - of Tordale and "Whittaker's Pop"

Larger Groups of People, Matlock

The Staff of Derbyshire Stone, about 1945
Matlock Carnival, 19 Sept 1936
Children's fancy dress prizes
Matlock Carnival, 1938 - Entertainments at the Band Stand *New*
Matlock: Coronation Celebrations at the Band Stand, 1937 *New*
Matlock: The Staff of Burgon's, Crown Square, 1912-14 *New*
Matlock: Telephone Exchange, 1956 - the Night & Sunday Staff *New*
The exchange above the Bank Road Post Office had opened in 1930.
The Matlocks UDC Fire Brigade, 1925-30 *New*
Pictured with their new motor engine
Matlock: Poets' Corner, Hall Leys
Who were these men?

Larger Groups of People, Matlock: Teachers / Training College

Matlock Teachers Association Summer School, 1952
Their Summer School, held at Rockside Hall
Matlock Training College staff and students 1954-56
On the lawn of Rockside Hall of Residence

Matlock: Teacher Training College - Rockside Students, 1954-6 *New*
Description of student life at the all female Matlock Training College based on a former student's personal experience.

Matlock: Rockside Hall - Commemoration Weekends, 1955 & 1956.
Matlock Teacher Training College. Two photos of students performing dance routines at the end of the academic year.

Larger Groups of People, Matlock Bath

Matlock Bath: Floral Fête on the Promenade, 1908
Rare photograph of Matlock Bath's first Floral Fete, held on the Promenade
Matlock Bath's Glove Factory
Originally in the Pavilion, the factory later moved to a building on the other side of the Fishpond. Photograph of some of the girls who worked there about 1930

Operatic Society, Pantomimes and Theatre

Matlock & District Amateur Operatic Society, 1930 - The Gondoliers *New*
Photographs of Matlock and District Amateur Operatic Society's first productions of the Gilbert and Sullivan opera.
Matlock & District Amateur Operatic Society, 1930s
Photographs of some of the chorus of the 1938 and 1939 productions
Matlock Bath: Pantomime in the Parochial Hall, 1941 *New*

Matlock Bath: Pantomime in the Parochial Hall, 1951

Photographers

Photographers
Matlock and Matlock Bath's early photographers. An illustrated account of the photographers who lived in or had studios in Matlock and Matlock Bath from the earliest times until just after the Second World War.

Schools, including sports teams

Mr. Chippett's School at Riber Castle
A photograph of the staff and pupils (almost all named) of Riber School, 1918 as well as a description by the late Richard Beaumont of what it was like to be a pupil. Now includes two enlargements of the main picture and details of some of the people in the photo.

Matlock Bath: Fountain Baths, Swimmers From Riber School
Boys from Mr. Chippett's School attended swimming lessons at the baths.
Now includes 1903 advertisement for the baths *New*
Matlock: All Saints' Schoolboys, 1904. Ninety boys.*New*
Matlock: The Staff of All Saints' School, 1903 *New*
The headmaster and four female members of staff
Matlock Board School Pupils, ca, 1898
Matlock Board School, Ist Class Boys photographed outside their newly built school on Chesterfield Road with the headmaster, Edwin Davis
Matlock County Junior School, about 1931
The girls of Standard VII, with their class teacher and the headmaster
Matlock County Infant School Band, about 1935/6/7
Only a handful of people are known, so if you recognise anyone please let the web mistress know.
Matlock Council School, 1936
There are no names supplied with this photograph, so if you recognise anyone please let the web mistress know.
Matlock Council School, 1938
Can you help with names?
Matlock: Council School, 1939
Can you help with names?
Matlock Council Junior School, about 1939
Many of the pupils here are the same children who were in the Infant School Band photograph. Can you help with names?
Matlock: Ernest Bailey's Grammar School, July 1947
Pupils and Staff. A panoramic photograph that has been split into three sections
Matlock: Ernest Bailey's Grammar School, Vth Form Visit to British Industries Fair, Castle Bromwich, 1949
Matlock: Ernest Bailey's Grammar School Rugby Team, 1949-50 *New*
The team en route for Ashbourne
Matlock: Ernest Bailey's Grammar School, April 1950
Pupils and Staff. A panoramic photograph that has been split into eight sections.
Matlock: Ernest Bailey's Production of "Lady Precious Stream", 1950
Matlock: Ernest Bailey's Speech Day, 1951
With extracts from the 1954 programme
Matlock: Ernest Bailey's Cricket Team, 1953


Matlock: Ernest Bailey's Fifth Form, 1953
Two photographs. One is of the girls only and the other is of both boys and girls.
Matlock: Starkholmes School, 1953
The pupils, with the headmistress
Matlock Bath Pavilion & the Schools Mobile Library
The bus provided a wonderful service for Derbyshire schoolchildren. Photo of the first driver and one of the librarians

Scouts

Matlock: 5th Matlock Scouts, 1920s
Matlock: Scout & Cubs Rally, Sunday, 7 September 1946 (1)
Attended by Scouts of the 4th Matlock and 5th Matlock Troops
Matlock: Scout & Cubs Rally, Sunday, 7 September 1946 (2) *New*
Photograph at a rally attended by Matlock & District Cubs
Matlock: 4th Matlock Scout Camp at Barmouth, 1949/51
Six photographs of the 4th Matlock Troop
Matlock: Scout Leaders with Haydn Dimmock, about 1951
Apart from B-P, Dimmock did more to promote the Scout movement than anyone
else

Matlock Bath: Great Scout Parade, Royal Hotel, 18th March 1917
Local troops were inspected by Baden Powell during the first Scout Conference.
Now includes a larger photo of Baden Powell, standing in the doorway of the Royal Hotel. *New*
Matlock Bath: Baden Powell Scouts, 1933 - Bugle and Drums (1)
Rovers and Scouts, with names
Matlock Bath: Baden Powell Scouts, 1933 - Bugle and Drums (2)
Rovers, Scouts and Cubs, with names

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} Matlock Bath: Baden Powell Scouts - Annual Entertainment, 1934
} Pantomime in the Parochial Hall.
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Sports Clubs and Groups

Matlock: Football Club Committee, 1950s *New*
Photo of three of the committee, who re-formed the Club after WW2.
Matlock Town Football Club, 1931-2 season *New*
The team were photographed outside the Railway Hotel on Bakewell Road.
Matlock Bath: Men's Cricket Team, 1930-3
Players, officials and supporters. Many names provided.
Matlock Bath: Youth Football Club, 1906-7 *New*

Starkholmes

Starkholmes ARP Wardens, about 1940
Air Raid Precaution Wardens played a vital part in Britain's defence during the Second World War
Matlock: Starkholmes Sunday School Picnic, about 1920/1
Starkholmes Village Hall, 1953
Pupils from both Starkholmes School and Matlock Town School outside Starkholmes Village Hall
Starkholmes Village Maypole Day, 1950s

Visitors to Matlock



Matlock: Visitors to the Hydros, Mr. George Knowles *New*
George Knowles, who had emigrated to the US in the 1860s, visited Rockside Hydro in 1905 and 1906

Visitors to Matlock Bath (includes Charabancs and Bus Groups)



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} Visitors to Matlock Bath - Travelling by Motor Charabanc. *New*
} What better way to remember your visit to Matlock Bath than to have your photograph taken in the motor charabanc that had brought you to the village for the day? Here are 24 photos.
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} Visitors to Matlock Bath - Elkes Girl Pipers, 1937
} They played at the Floral Fete
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Visitors to Matlock Bath - Queen Mary, 1913 *New*
To mark her visit Queen Mary accepted a Blue John vase from the Matlock Bath Council and residents.
Matlock Bath: Visitors to the Royal Hotel, August 1909
Matlock Bath's premier hotel attracted wealthy guests in the Edwardian era
Visitors to Matlock Bath - Vick, Ashworth & Co., 1904
Programme of an annual "works outing"

Visitors to Willersley

Willersley Castle Terrace, 1933

Visitors to Woodbank / Cromford Court


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} Matlock Bath: Woodbank Fire Drill, before WW1 *New*
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Matlock Bath: Soldiers Billeted at Cromford Court in WW2 *New*




Matlock Bath: FHA Visitors to Cromford Court, 1933 onwards *New*
Cromford Court (formerly Woodbank) was open throughout the year and was also used as a conference centre. Five photos, the first two including the founder of FHA, C. H. White

Weddings

Matlock: Coup - Else Marriage at St. Giles', 1890 *New*
Wedding of one of the Else family of Lime Tree House
Matlock Bath: Else & Marsh Wedding, Glenorchy Chapel, 1915 *New*
There were two Marsh family khaki weddings in one day. This features one of them. The groom was Sapper John Else.