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Matlock Bath : Twentieth Century Photographs, Postcards, Engravings & Etchings
 
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Tourist Booklet of Matlock, Matlock Bath and District, about 1900



The Popular Album of Matlock



The Matlocks, Part 1
The Matlocks, Part 2


"The AutoChrome Album of Matlock & District
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This slim booklet, "Souvenir of Matlock Bath", was published by Boots Cash Chemists, possibly about 1908 - 1910. Although it was essentially a guide booklet for tourists, it was also a vehicle for advertising the chemist, providing lists of the company's many branches. "Boots" was a familiar presence for many years on Dale Road in Matlock and the booklet would undoubtedly have been sold from the premises (see page 18 and back cover, below). The company still has a shop in Matlock, but it is now on Causeway Lane.

The images below are mostly of Matlock Bath and show many familiar scenes, but they also include photographs of Matlock's St. Giles' Church and Smedley's Hydro, Lumsdale, Cromford Church, Black Rocks, Darley Dale Church, Dovedale, Lea Hurst, Wingfield Manor and Whitworth Hospital.

People or families mentioned in the text include John Smedley (p.2), Sir Joseph Whitworth (p.7, p.17), Florence Nightingale (p.10), the Arkwrights (p.11), Sir George Newnes (p.11), Jesse Boot (p.16 and back cover) and Mary Queen of Scots (p.17).

Boots also produced a series of postcards before the First World War called the "Pelham" series, which were printed for them in Prussia. Some of the cards can be found elsewhere on this website - see, for example, Matlock, Just Images | Matlock Bath, Just Images | Matlock Dale, Just Images.

 
Souvenir of Matlock Bath, Ann Andrews collection
Cover of the Sixth Edition, which is slightly different
from the Front Cover above.
The Sixth Edition includes a quote from "Truth", 1912
 


p.1 : List of Branches - Aberdare to London

List of Branches - Aberdare to London


p.2 : Matlock Bath from the Heights of Jacob

Matlock Bath from the Heights of Jacob


p.3 : South Parade & Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath
High Tor and River

South Parade & Heights of Abraham, Matlock Bath / High Tor and River


p.4 : Promenade, Matlock Bath
Matlock Church

Promenade, Matlock Bath / Matlock Church


p.5 : High Tor, Matlock Bath

High Tor, Matlock Bath


p.6 : Matlock Bath Shewing Heights of Abraham
[you can see the roof of Matlock Bath Station]

Matlock Bath Shewing Heights of Abraham


p.7 : Black Rocks
Whitworth Hospital, Darley Dale

Black Rocks / Whitworth Hospital, Darley Dale


p.8 : Derwent Parade, Matlock Bath [shows river and landing stage]
Advert for Boots Cash Chemist

Derwent Parade, Matlock Bath (shows river and landing stage) / Advert for Boots Cash Chemist


p.9 : Smedley's Matlock Bank
Pic Tor, Matlock Bridge

Smedley's Matlock Bank / Pic Tor, Matlock Bridge


p.10 : Lea Hurst [home of Florence Nightingale]
A View of the Famous Lovers' Walks, Matlock Bath

Lea Hurst [home of Florence Nightingale] / A View of the Famous Lovers' Walks, Matlock Bath


p.11 : Cromford Church and Bridge
A Beautiful Woodland Scene [Glenorchy Chapel hidden amongst the trees]

Cromford Church and Bridge / A Beautiful Woodland Scene (Glenorchy Chapel hidden amongst the trees)


p.12 : Lumsdale

Lumsdale


p.13 : Lion's Face Rock, Dovedale

Lion's Face Rock, Dovedale


p.14 : Royal Hotel and Baths, Matlock Bath
Stepping Stones, Dovedale

Royal Hotel and Baths, Matlock Bath / Stepping Stones, Dovedale


p.15 : Twelve Apostles, Dovedale

Twelve Apostles, Dovedale


p.16 : Photo of Watchman's Box, Dovedale
Quote from "Pearson's Weekly" (1897) [with Jesse Boot, Managing Director in the footer]

Watchman's Box, Dovedale


p.17: Darley Church, Old Yew Tree
Wingfield Manor [associated with Mary Queen of Scots]

Darley Church, Old Yew Tree / Wingfield Manor


p.18 : List of Branches - London to York, including Matlock

List of Branches


Back Cover

Back Cover



"Souvenir of Matlock Bath", (4th edition) Published by Boots Cash Chemists, no date but early twentieth century (PC)
This booklet has been available on the web site since October 2003, but has moved from its original location on a page of Scanned Books