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Matlock: Letterheads of Local Businesses, 1900-1949 (4)
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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

Also in the series are: Matlock A-D | Matlock E-H | Matlock I-M | Matlock N-R (this page) | Matlock S-T | Matlock U-W | Matlock Bath

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N | O | P | R
Nuttall | Oakley (2) | Oldham House & Prospect Place Hydro (2) | Orme (8) | Parr's Bank (4)
Picture Palace | Potter (2) | Rackstraw | Reddish | Rock Cafe (2) | Rockside (5)
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Nuttall

John Nuttall, no date - Architect & Surveyor
John Nuttall had first been in business with William Shutes (Nuttall & Shutes, auctioneers,
valuers & surveyors, Kelly's 1881 Directory) although their partnership was dissolved.
Amongst the buildings he designed were the Old Pavilion in Matlock Bath and
the Grand Pavilion. He served on Matlock Local Board for a time. He died in 1919.
O
Oakley

Walter John Oakley, 1904 - House, Sign & Furniture Painter, Grainer & Paper-Hanger
See the 1871 census | the 1881 census | the 1881 census | the 1901 census
Oakley

Walter J. Oakley, 1904 - House, Sign & Furniture Painter, Grainer & Paper-Hanger
See Kelly's 1891 Directory
Oldham House and Prospect Place

Oldham House & Prospect Place Hydro, 1920
Ration Cards and Coupons were still needed after the First World War.
See Oldham House Hydro and Woodlands School (Miss White's) | 1903 Advertisement
Oldham House Hydro | Oldham House Hydro, Wellington Street, 1924
Tennis Court & Bowling Green
Oldham House and Prospect Place

Oldham House & Prospect Place Hydro, 1935.
The hydro could accommodate 20 more visitors than in 1920.
The Manager, Lubin Wildgoose, played a major role in local life.
See: Primitive Methodist Prize Choir | Primitive Methodist Church, "Young Mens' Class"
Bank Road & the Steep-Gradient Tramway | Council Coronation Medal, 1937
Orme

Robert Orme & Co., 1903 - Italian Warehousemen, Provision Merchants, Wine & Spirits
Merchants & General Provision Dealers
Orme's had been in business in Matlock for some years - see Kelly's 1891 Directory.
They had opened in Bakewell some time before 1871
and were advertising in Matlock from 1881 .
See the location of the first shop, near the bridge, on a picture of Matlock Bank
and the premises the firm eventually moved to Crown Square in 1923
See: Bank Road (3), 1923-27
Orme

Robert Orme & Co., 1903
Credit for returned bottles, flagons and jars as well as cake and biscuit tins, bags, sacks,
and vinegar casks. With amounts
Orme

Robert Orme & Co., 1903 - Family Grocers & Wine Merchants.
A statement of account.
Orme

Robert Orme & Co., 1903 - Family Grocers, Provision Merchants, Wine & Spirits Merchants
Orme

Robert Orme & Co., 1903 - Tea Dealers, Wine & Spirits Merchants.
A memorandum to their good customer Mrs Hawksley of Poplar Hydro.
Orme

Robert Orme & Co., 1905 - Family Grocers, Provision Merchants, Wine & Spirits Merchants
On the back of the above, a shopping reminder

Orme
Orme

Robert Orme & Co., 1939 - Family Grocers, Provision Dealers, Wine & Spirits Merchants
They had been in their new premises, on the corner of Bank Road and Causeway Lane, for
some years. This order form shows the business was established in 1844.
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Parr's Bank Limited, 1903 - memo
See: Dale Road & Marsdens, 1928 & Early 1950s
Parr's Bank

Parr's Bank Limited, 1914
Parr's Bank

Parr's Bank Limited, 1920
Parr's Bank

Parr's Bank Limited - an undated cheque
Matlock Picture Palace

Matlock Picture Palace Company Ltd, 1922 (J. B. Richards, Managing Director)
The Matlock cinema was on Dale Road, eventually converted into auction rooms.
See: Matlock Bank, the Hall Leys and Dale Road, 1912-20
Potter

James Potter, 1914 - Solicitor
Living on Holt Lane in 1881 | at Dimple House in 1891 | and still on the Dimple in 1901
Potter

James Speakman Potter, 1938 - Solicitor.
Like his father before him, he was a commissioner for oaths, clerk to the magistrates and
steward for the manor of Matlock, with offices in Bridge Chambers on Dale Road
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Rackstraw

Harry C. Rackstraw, 1914 - Coal & Coke Merchant
He was based in Station Yard. In 1901 he was living on Matlock Bank
Reddish

John Reddish, 1907 - Plasterer
He lived on Chesterfield road in 1881 | and on Wellington Street in 1891
In 1901 he was living on Matlock Bank
Rock Cafe

The Rock Cafe Ltd., 1933 - Bakers & Confectioners
Proprietors [crossed through]: T & J. G. Goodwin
See Rockside, 1917 | Rockside, 1925-35
Rock Cafe

The Rock Cafe Ltd., 1933 - Bakers & Confectioners
A day later, new notepaper and the phone number was one different!
Rockside

Rockside Hydro, 1912.
Managers: Miss Goodwin, Mr John G Goodwin
The Goodwins were at Rockside in 1901. There are several pages about the hydro.
See, for example, Rockside Hydro |
Rockside Hydro, Matlock, 1903 | Rockside Hydro, Matlock, 1908
Rockside

Rockside Hydropathic Establishment, 1920.
Managing Directors: Miss Goodwin, Mr John G Goodwin
Grounds nearly 5 acres. Gravel & Grass Tennis Courts. Croquet & Bowling Greens
See Tennis Courts | James Henry Goodwin Letterhead


Rockside Hydropathic Establishment, 1927.


Rockside Hydro, 1932.


Rockside Hydropathic Establishment, 1933.
Grounds nearly 5 acres. Gravel & Grass Tennis Courts. Croquet & Bowling Greens
See: Rockside Hydro, 1925-45
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