The view is almost identical to the
previous image, but there is one major difference.
On this photograph the land between the New Bath Hotel
and the Road-House bar on Derby Road has been largely cleared
of trees and the tufa has been removed, leaving behind
a quarry-like landscape.
The Road-House bar was specifically designed to be driven
there is a large entrance driveway to the right of the building,
shown on the close-up below, which was probably to accommodate
the charabancs. The bar was supposedly serviced by a tunnel
from the basement of the New Bath hotel, starting near the
old plunge pool. Whilst I cannot be certain, there seems
to be a path running through the quarried area that heads
towards a cave or entrance-way below the hotel. Having said
that, in 1911 the Bar was linked to the Bath Terrace Hotel.
The Bath Terrace eventually became part of the New Bath.
The bar was a popular place to frequent in the 1920s and
30s if you were one of the "in" crowd!
It was used for a village function at the time of Queen Elizabeth's
Coronation but the bar closed, fell into dereliction
and was subsequently demolished in the 1950's.
Between Win Tor and the bar is a fenced area that is shown
on later cards (not yet added to the site) as also part of
the bar's car park. Dyson
& Clough's Filling Station was built
on the land where Win Tor had been.
Another difference between the two images is that Garforth
on Clifton Road was not built when the the
previous picture was taken but is on this postcard.
The card is difficult to date, but the publisher, William
Hackney, was in Matlock Bath at the beginning of the twentieth