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Matlock: Letterheads of Local Businesses, 1900-1949 (6)
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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 | Matlock S-T | Matlock U-W (this page) | Matlock Bath

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Urban District Council (2) | Walker | Wall (5) | Ward (2) | Welch | Westminster Bank (4)
Wheatcroft (3) | Wheeldon | Wildgoose (5) | Williams | William's Deacons (4) | Wigley (2)
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Matlock UDC

Matlock Urban District Council, 1914.
Richard Taylor, Clerk.
Mr. Taylor was living in Matlock Town in 1901. By 1911 he was widowed but still living
at the King's Head with his mother-in-law.
Matlock UDC

Matlock Urban District Council, 1921.
Richard Taylor, Clerk.
W
Walker

Arthur Walker, 1938.
Arthur Walker was a surveyor and secretary to Whitworth Hospital (Kelly's Directory 1941)
Wall

John Tom Wall, 1905 - Undertaker and General House Furnisher.
See the 1881 census | 1891 census | Kelly's 1891 Directory | 1901 census
Wall

J. T. Wall, 1906 - Undertaker and General House Furnisher.
A memo
Wall

J. T. Wall, 191- - Undertaker
Wall

J. T. Wall, 1913 - Undertaker and General House Furnisher.
Wall

J. T. Wall & Sons, 1939 - Undertaker & Funeral Directors.
John Tom Wall had died in 1932 but the business continued.
Ward

George Frederic Ward, 1903 - Tailor and Outfitter
See the 1891 census | 1901 census
He was still advertising in 1925
Ward

G. F. Ward, 1903 - Ladies & Gentlemen's Tailor and Outfitter
Welch

Welch & Co., 1910 - Family Grocers, Wine & Spirit Merchants.
Established nearly half a century - see John Wm Welch in 1901
The shop was still on Matlock Green in 1912.
Westminster Bank

Westminster Bank Limited, 1927.
This includes the crest for the National Scheme for Disabled Men.
The bank would have undertaken to employ a number of disabled men in the
aftermath of the First World War (also see Matlock Bath).
Westminster Bank

Westminster Bank Limited, 1928.
Charles Wm. Waghorn was the Manager in 1925 and 1932.
Westminster Bank

Westminster Bank Limited, 1939.
Herbert Wright Smith was the Manager in 1941.
Westminster Bank

Westminster Bank Limited, blank cheque.
Wheatcroft

Noel [Leonard Rawson] Wheatcroft, 1924 - Auctioneer, Valuer and Estate Agent.
The business had opened the previous year.
A. A. I. = Accredited adviser in insurance.
Wheatcroft

Noel Wheatcroft, 1926 - Auctioneer, Valuer and Estate Agent.
Wheatcroft

Noel Wheatcroft, 1928 - Auctioneer, Valuer and Estate Agent.
Wheatcroft

Noel Wheatcroft, 1933 - Auctioneer, Valuer and Estate Agent.
The firm now had a branch at Tideswell.
Wheeldon

John Jas Wheeldon, 1903 - Family Butcher.
In the 1901 census John James was working for his father
Wildgoose

D. M. Wildgoose, 1920 - Architect
He had first worked as a stone mason.
See: Primitive Methodist Prize Choir | 1881 census [sic, David] | 1891 census | 1901 census
Wildgoose

Davis Mark Wildgoose, 1926 - Architect
Wildgoose

John Wildgoose & Son, Florists and Fruit Salesman.
See Matlock: J. Wildgoose, Florist and Fruiterer
Wildgoose

John William Wildgoose & Sons Limited, 1934 - Builders & Contractors.
The Matlock building firm founded by John William Wildgoose who died in 1923.
See: Primitive Methodist Prize Choir
1871 census | 1881 census | 1891 census | 1901 census
Kelly's Directories of 1899 | 1908 | 1912 | 1916
In 1934 the directors were shown as Lawrence William Wildgoose, Horace E Wildgoose
and Herbert M Farnsworth.
Wildgoose

John William Wildgoose & Sons Limited, 1936 - Builders & Contractors.
Williams

William Evans Williams, 1932 - Ladies & Gents Tailor
Kelly's Directory of the same year shows him as an outfitter on Causeway Lane.
In 1925 he was shown as a tailor, living at 2 Kingsbridge Terrace
Williams Deacon's

Williams Deacon's Bank Limited, 1907.
A memo.
The bank had formerly been the Sheffield and Rotherham Joint Stock Banking Company Ltd.
Williams Deacon's

Williams Deacon's Bank Limited, 1926
A memo
Williams Deacon's

Williams Deacon's Bank Limited, 1933.
The headed notepaper was still mentioning the Sheffield and Rotherham Bank.
Williams Deacon's

Williams Deacon's Bank Limited. Undated cheque


W & A Wrigley, 1904 - Bakers and Confectioners, with dining and refreshment rooms.
A Memorandum.
In 1925 William Wrigley was still advertising. Also see him in the 1901 census


Wrigley's, 1932 - Bakers and Confectioners (Proprietor G. L. Johnson)
A Memorandum

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