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Matlock: Church, Memorial Gardens and Riber from the Hall Leys
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Matlock St. Giles' Church and Churchyard, showing some gravestones. The War Memorial can also be seen
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General View, 1911-14

Matlock from the Memorial

St Giles Church 1903

St. Giles Parish Church, Matlock, 1908

Although the card's caption reads "Masson Hill" it is Riber Hillside that rises up behind the bandstand and the church, photographed from the Hall Leys. By "Memorial Gardens" the caption is actually describing the churchyard; the gravestones can be seen to the right of the church tower on the ground which slopes up towards Pic Tor and the War Memorial. The footbridge across the Derwent is behind the hedge (centre right) and houses in Derwent Avenue on the far side of the river are also visible. As the trees in the park aren't very mature it is likely this photograph was taken in the years immediately following the construction of the War Memorial, so in the early 1920's. The tramlines of tennis courts are marked on the grass.

"Masson Hill, Showing Church and Memorial Gardens, Matlock". The W & K Post Card Real Photograph. British Manufacture. No 31. Unposted.
Postcard in the collection of, provided by, researched by and © Ann Andrews.
Intended for personal use only.
There is more on site information:
Just Images, Matlock: Click on a picture of Matlock Hall Leys - enjoying a sunny summer's afternoon (bottom of the page)
Matlock Bridge, has information about The Hall Leys Park and the bandstand