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Matlock: Letterheads of Local Businesses, 1900-1949 (3)
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A series of letterheads found on stationery used by Matlock and Matlock Bath businesses from 1900 to the shortly after the Second World War that range from very simple to more ornate designs. They cover a wide range of local commercial enterprises, from hydros and hotels, to architects, banks, builders, butchers, chartered accountants, chemists, the Co-op, decorators, doctors, estate agents, garages, a gas company, grocers, greengrocers, hair preparations, insurance agents, jewellers, laundrys, manufacturing (hosiery), masons, mills, opticians, plumbers, poulterers, pubs, quarry owners, registrars, solicitors, surveyors, timber merchants, undertakers, valuers and wine merchants. In other words, everything you would expect to find in a Derbyshire country town and village at that time.

There are estimates, invoices, letters, memos, notes, receipts and statements, although only the letter heading is shown here. Amongst the collection are also three unused cheques, a shopping reminder and a returns list for bottles. The full sheet has been provided in a few instances, but the body is blank.

The images are almost exclusively from Glynn Waite's collection.

Some names, but not all, are listed in the on site Twentieth Century Trade Directories

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Industrial & Provident (2) | Jaffrey | Jeffs Poplar Hydro (2) | Kirkham | Kirkland | Lilybank Hydro (2)
London County Westminster & Parr's Bank (2) | London Joint City & Midland Bank
Lymn (2) | Lymn & Lymn | Madame Beryl | Marchant Brooks (7) | Marriott (6) | Marsdens (2)
Matlock and District Bill Posting (2) | Matlock & District Gas Company | Matlock House
Matlock District Nursing Association | Matlock Sports Club | Midland Bank | Mills
Moxon & Crarer
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Industrial & Provident Society Ltd., 1915
Industrial & Provident Society Ltd

Industrial & Provident Society Ltd., 1920
This is over stamped with the Derwent Valley Co-operative Society Ltd.
Also see the Co-Op letterheads
J
Jaffrey

Wm. Jaffrey, 1920 - Architect & Surveyor, Estate Agent and Valuer
Also in Matlock Bath and Secretary for British Butchers
Jeffs Poplar Hydro

Jeffs Poplar Hydro Co. Ltd., 1903
See: Chatsworth Hydro, Matlock and Poplar Hydro, later Chatsworth Hydro, 1900-05
Jeffs Poplar Hydro

Jeffs Poplar Hydro Co. Ltd., 1903 (a few weeks later, and a new design)
K
Kirkham

T. Kirkham, 1903 - family boot maker.
"Ye sign of Ye Luckie Shoe", established 1853.
Thomas Coton Kirkham was living and working in [Crown Square] Matlock Bridge at the time
of the 1901 census. He advertised in trade directories between 1908 and at least 1925.
He died in 1930.
What is curious is the claim that the business was established in 1853. In 1891 T Kirkham
was living Wavertree with wife's father and working as a railway engine fitter.
Kirkland

W. Kirkland, 1903 - Plumber, Gas and Hot Water Fitter, House Decorator, Bell Hanger.
Living on Dale Road in the 1891 census | in the 1901 census
William Kirkland also advertised in Kelly's Directory, 1891 (Matlock Bridge) |
Kelly's Directory 1895 | Kelly's Directory 1899 |
L
Lilybank Hydro

The Lilybank Hydro, 1922.
See Lilybank Hydro (Dalefield) | Mr. Barton's Dalefield Hydro (Lilybank), 1904
Lilybank Hydro, Sun Lounge, 1930s | Lilybank Hydro, Ballroom | Lilybank Hydro, 1930s
Lilybank Hydro, 1950s | Lilybank Hydro - Menus, 1958 - 60
Lilybank Hydro

The Lilybank Hydro, 1931.
John S. Kay was still the Secretary and Manager, whilst Mrs. Kay was the Manageress.
London County Westminster & Parr's Bank Limited

London County Westminster & Parr's Bank Limited, 1920
See: Dale Road & Marsdens, 1928 & Early 1950s
London County Westminster & Parr's Bank Limited

London County Westminster & Parr's Bank Limited, 1922
London Joint City & Midland Bank Limited

London Joint City & Midland Bank Limited, 1922
See Dale Road at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century
Lymn

F. C. Lymn, 1914 - Solicitor (also Matlock Bath)
Frederic Charles Lymn had been a solicitor in Matlock Bath for some years
before he opened the Matlock Branch.
Lymn & Lymn

Lymn & Lymn, 1927 - Solicitors
Frederic Charles Lymn and Charles Radfirth Lymn were father and son
Lymn & Lymn

Lymn & Lymn, 1938 - Solicitors
Charles Radfirth Lymn continued the family business.
M
Madame Beryl

Madame Beryl, 1903 - Millinery, Silks, Skirts, &c., &c.
Marchant Brooks

Marchant Brooks & Co., 1923 - Auctioneers, Valuers, Surveyors, House, estate &
Insurance Agents.
Overprinted with Agents and valuers for the Leek United and Midlands Building Society.
The address shows the Matlock Office, although there was a branch in Bakewell.
See: Marchant Brooks Sale Rooms, Causeway Lane, 1946
Marchant Brooks

Marchant Brooks & Co., 1925 - Auctioneers, Valuers, Surveyors, House & Estate Agents.
The Bakewell Office was included in the address.
Marchant Brooks

Marchant Brooks & Co., 1927 - Auctioneers, House, Estate & Insurance Agents, Surveyors
& Valuers.
By 1927 the firm had expanded, with an additional office at Buxton
and G. R. Brooker had been added as a partner.


Marchant Brooks & Co., 1928 - Auctioneers, Estate Agents, Surveyors & Valuers.
An account statement
Marchant Brooks

Marchant Brooks & Co., 1936 - Auctioneers & Valuers.
The Buxton office must have been sold as it was not shown.
Marchant Brooks

Marchant Brooks & Co., 1939 - Auctioneers & Valuers.
This says the business was established in 1895, presumably
referring to a different owner
Marchant Brooks

Marchant Brooks & Co., 1939 - Auctioneers, Estate Agents, Surveyors & Valuers.
Marriott

Walter Henry Marriott, no date - Auctioneer, Valuer, Land & Estate Agent.
He was born in Lumsdale (see the 1881 census) though his family lived on Chesterfield Road
(see the 1891 census). In the 1901 census he was articled to an auctioneer
One Marchant Brooks letterhead refers to the business having been established in 1895.
See: Marchant Brooks Sale Rooms, Causeway Lane, 1946
Marriott

W. H. Marriott, 191- - Auctioneer, Valuer & Estate Agent.
An account statement. H also had a business in Belper.
Marriott

W. H. Marriott, 1911 - Auctioneer, Valuer & Estate Agent.
This sale ticket shows a sale at Sheffield House.
Marriott

W. H. Marriott, no date - Auctioneer, Valuer, Land & Estate Agent.
Includes a six pence revenue stamp.
He had become a Fellow of the Auctioneers' Institute (F.I.A.)
Marriott

W. H. Marriott, no date - Auctioneer, Estate Agent, Hotel Tenant Right and General Valuer
Marriott

W. H. Marriott, 1937 - Auctioneer, Valuer and Estate Agent.
Marsdens

Marsdens Ltd, 1927 - Drapers & Outfitters
See Matlock: Dale Road & Marsdens, 1928 & Early 1950s
There is an early 20thc advertisement in The AutoChrome Album of Matlock & District
Marsdens

Marsdens Ltd, 1929 - Drapers, Tailors, Outfitters
Matlock and District Bill Posting Co.

Matlock and District Bill Posting Co. Ltd, 1925
They posted bills all over the District
Matlock and District Bill Posting Co.

Matlock and District Bill Posting Co. Ltd, 1926
Matlock & District Gas Company

Matlock & District Gas Company, 1916
Robert Hall was the secretary (see Matlock Letterheads E-H)
Matlock House

Matlock House, 1920
See: Matlock House Hydro, Early Twentieth Century | Advertisement, 1888
Matlock District Nursing Association

Matlock District Nursing Association, 1943
Mrs. G. Wright Smith was replaced by Mrs. J Bown as Hon. Sec
and the contact address changed from Oak Tree House to Imperial Road
Matlock Sports Club

Matlock Sports Club, 1922
Alfred Wigley was the Secretary. But it is the left hand side that is of special note.
Matlock Cricket Club was founded in 1857 and won the Derbyshire Challenge Cup in 1892
(see Nineteenth Century Lists: Matlock Cricket Club, 1857 - 1900). Matlock Football Club
was established in 1876 and by 1922 had won several Derbyshire tournaments (see their 1931-2 team).
Midland Bank

Midland Bank, 1938
See Dale Road at the Beginning of the Twentieth Century
Mills

A. Neville Mills, 1943 - Chartered Accountant.
Later Mills & Black.
Moxon & Crarer

Drs. Moxon & Crarer, 1905
Dr. Moxon had been Medical Officer of Health and the District's Public Vaccinator
(see, for example, Kelly's 1891 Directory).
Also see the 1901 census entry for the Moxon family.

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