Ferry House, Matlock Bath, from a painting by H H Cubley
|Matlock Bath : Twentieth Century Photographs,
Postcards, Engravings & Etchings
"Hadfield Cubley painted a very fine picture of the Ferry House,
and it was always to be seen in the New Bath Hotel in what was
then known as the Morning Room (on the left of the entrance). The
interior of the hotel has changed quite a bit since those days".
Cubley's autumnal scene of the Ferry House includes his two daughters
feeding the ducks; although they aren't the artist's primary subject
they somehow steal the show and this is something children still
like to do. The girls are standing on the wooden landing stage
on the banks of the Derwent that was used for both the ferry and
for the hire of rowing boats. Interestingly, the ferry rope and
the support pole on that side of the riverbank are missing from
A Ralph Tuck & Sons "Oilette" [Regd,] Postcard 1660.
Art Publishers to their Majesties the King and Queen.
Posted at Bishops Stortford on 10 Oct 1904. The message is not about
The postcard had the usual side bar for the card's title and message that was
part of all postcards produced in the first decade of the twentieth century but
has been omitted to present a slightly larger image.
Postcard in the collection of, provided by and © Ann
Andrews Intended for personal use only
 Reminiscences of the late Mr. Frank Clay,
from his private papers and notes owned by the webmistress. My late
father was describing Matlock Bath shortly after the first war and
this extract written about 1998