Lilybank Hydro, Sun Lounge, 1930s
|Matlock : Twentieth Century Photographs, Postcards,
Engravings & Etchings
The photograph of the sun lounge at Lilybank in the inter war years
shows the room filled with cane furniture, which had become popular
in Edwardian times. After the war as the lounge was refurbished
and given a new roof constructed with Vita Glass.
Vita Glass was the first ultraviolet ray glass and had been developed
in the 1920s. It allowed the hydro's visitors to tan without venturing
outside, so the lounge became "The Suncastle".
You can see the exterior of the sun lounge, with the red and white
panels, on Matlock: Lilybank Hydro
There is more about Dalefield / Lilybank / The Gables
"Matlock. Lily Bank Hydro, Sun Lounge". Published by Photochrom
Co. Ltd., London & Tunbridge Wells. No. 71503.
Postal date unclear (19-2) but is has George VI stamps introduced
in August 1941; these stamps were replaced by ones of a different
colour in 1951.So the card was most probably posted in 1942.
Postcard in the collection of and provided by and © Ray
Written, researched by and © Ann Andrews.
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