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  1. Matlock from Matlock Bank - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    Matlock from Matlock Bank,
probably taken from a garden on Cavendish Road

    This was taken from the house the webmistress got married from! Superb view of Smedley's Hydro from the back, Starkholmes, High Tor from above, Causeway Lane ...
    On the back: Artistic Series, A.P. Co., 9 Bury Court, St. Mary Axe, London, E.C. No.2597. Posted Jan 7 1909 - To Miss Adcock, who was in Crawley, from George. He sent her a set of cards from the Matlocks! Another card was posted in 1907. (PC)
  2. High Tor Walk, Matlock Bridge - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    High Tor Walk

    Riverside path besides the Derwent in Matlock. Seated lady in Victorian dress.
    On the back: Valentine's cards, No.79654, registered in 1898. Addressed to Miss A Harding, Streatham (PC)


  3. Matlock - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    Matlock

    Looking towards Bank Road, Lime Grove Walk and Popecarr and showing buildings that were on the edge of the Hall Leys near the bridge but are not there today. Several hydros are in the picture - slightly above the centre is the former hydro which is now the County Record Office. If you look above Smedley's Hydro you will notice Rockside, so this image post dates the Parker and Unwin extension of the building that took place between 1903 and 1906. The house called "The Firs" is at the bottom of Steep Turnpike. This is has been the public library for about half a century.
    On the back: Valentine's Series, No.58817 (the card was first published in 1907). To Miss M Huggins, Aswell, Herts Jul 21 1909. The message sounds as if someone was what became known as a "tripper" i.e. they were on a day trip or visit. (PC)
  4. Matlock Bank - Full size back | Back | Half size back

    Matlock Bank

    There is a very prominent white line going up the centre of Bank Road - the tram line. Taken from behind Dale Road, this card shows a great deal of land that is now built on and an empty Hall Leys. The bottom of Steep Turnpike is visible, so is the County Record Office (the Old Ernest Bailey's School) and the Town Hall. It also seem to post date the extension to Rockside Hydro.
    On the back: Boots Cash Chemist "Pelham" Series. Where the stamp is to go are the words: Affix half penny stamp inland. Penny stamp Foreign. Printed in Prussia (PC)


  5. Matlock Bridge and Bank - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    Bridge and Bank

    View of Bank Road from the tram shelter in the middle of Crown Square to the top. Lime Grove Walk, Smedley's Hydro, Rockside, Ernest Bailey's building (was Bank House & Church View Hydro, then Wyvern House) and the two churches on the lower slopes of Bank Road are all visible. A tramcar is in the centre of the image, just about level with the Matlock Methodist and United Reformed Church, Bank Road (originally Matlock Wesleyan Chapel & then Trinity Methodist Church). Lovely clear pre-war image dating from approximately 1910 - 1914. No message (PC)


  6. Matlock, Matlock Bank and Hall Leys - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    Matlock, Matlock Bank and Hall Leys

    Shows the bandstand. Chatsworth House, where the sender was staying, is marked by an arrow!
    On the back: Celesque Series of the Photochrom Co., No. 49116. Sent 7 Mar 1927 (PC)


  7. Matlock - New Promenade - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    Pic Tor Walk (New Promenade)

    On the back: Queen's Series card published by T. T. & S., Scarbro. Aug 20 1909 to Miss Adcock in Salisbury from George (PC)


  8. Multi view card of Matlock and Matlock Bath - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    Multi view

    Rockside (Matlock) is central and then, starting top left and going clockwise, Matlock Bank (Smedley's Hydro and Bank Road, with Chesterfield Road), The Grand Pavilion (Matlock Bath), South Parade (Matlock Bath - shows ladies in Edwardian dress), The Wishing Stone (Matlock). How splendid Rockside looked. A really interesting card.
    On the back: Postmarked Matlock. Sent to Miss Owens of Newborough, Anglesea 18 Aug 1912 from Bank House, Matlock. Publisher Jackson & Son, Grimsby - "Jay em Jay" GY. Series (PC)


  9. Riber Castle - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    Riber Castle

    No.43 in series from The Loca-View Photograph Company, Fargate, Sheffield. View from Matlock Bath.
    On the back: Sent to Miss Annie Hewson of Scotton Gainsboro (PC)


  10. Riber Castle - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    Riber Castle

    No. 122, published by A W Gessey of Bank Road, Matlock. View from Matlock Bath with a glimpse of High Tor and the hillside above Starkholmes
    On the back: Sent to Mr and Mrs Williams of Hale from Connie. Postmark indicates date of 1933 (PC)


  11. Rockside Hydro, Matlock - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    Croquet on the lawn at Rockside

    The Croquet Lawn. What a glorious view there would have been from the lawn of what was then a first class hotel.
    On the back: Sent to Mrs Priestley of Leamington Spa Post marked Matlock 7 Jy 1926. Kingsway Real Photos Series, WHS (PC)


  12. Smedley's Hydropathic Establishment, Matlock - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    Very attractive 1906 postcard of Smedley's Hydro

    Really lovely coloured card showing gardens.
    On the back: Postmarked Matlock Bridge Ju 23 1906 and sent by L. W. to Mrs Attwood, Polegate, Sussex. (PC)


  13. Smedley's Hydropathic Establishment, Matlock - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    No, you are not seeing double. This is the same as the card above, but the back is different

    Same as above, but different on the back
    On the back: Postmarked Matlock Bridge and Sent by Mrs. B to Miss M Cordwell, Stroud GLS on Ju 24 1906 (PC)


  14. Smedley's Hydropathic - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    Smedley's Hydro

    Gardens and tennis courts. This winter view is interesting in that it is almost exactly the same as the coloured views immediately above. Apart from the lack of leaves on the deciduous trees, the only other difference is the tennis court and the [lack of] a footpath across it. All the people are in exactly the same positions.
    On the back: Sent by their mother and postmarked Matlock Bridge To Misses Crosby at Builth Wells, Breconshire Fe 15 1905 Referred to 'calico - ball last night - very amusing' (PC)


  15. Wishing Stone, Matlock Bank - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    Wishing stone

    This photograph shows the rock and some early twentieth century graffiti. Whose initials were they? RBWT? And who were the three children? The children alone make this card worth looking at!
    On the back: Boots Cash Chemist "Pelham" Series. Where the stamp is to go are the words: Affix half penny stamp inland. Penny stamp Foreign. Printed in Prussia. No message. Another card was posted in 1906. (PC)
    Also see: Matlock: The Wishing Stone



  16. Go toMatlock's Black Elephant
    On the side of a building in central Matlock. Stand by the tram shelter on the Hall Leys and you should spot it. For those who have recently visited Matlock it is on the building where the Nationwide now is; if it is some years since you were in the town then it is the building that housed Eldridge's, Burgons (a provisions merchant) and the Derbyshire Times. The elephant was a logo for Burgons stores own brands. Photographed in 2004 (PC)


  17. Matlock Hall Leys - Full size image | Back | Half size back

    Hall Leys

    Enjoying a sunny summer's afternoon
    On the back: Francis Frith Card, No. A. F.S. MTK. 7. Looks as if dates about 1930-40 or so. No message (PC)