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Other booklets and letter cards

"Souvenir of Matlock
", 4th edition

Tourist Booklet of Matlock, Matlock Bath and District, about 1900

Popular Album of Matlock

The Matlocks, Part 1
The Matlocks, Part 2

"The AutoChrome Album of Matlock & District

The captions on each picture describe most of the scenes but there are a couple that are worth commenting on further.

  • Image 2 from the top (676) shows Matlock Bath's South Parade and the building on the right is an Amusement Arcade, although the sign on the side of the building says Teas and Hovis. Next to it is the small garden of the Smith family's petrifying well. Boats to hire were available from there, too. On the left is A E Barber's Gents Hairdresser's shop and the sign below it is for the Spa Cafe.

  • Image 3, of Lovers' Walks and the Ferry (677), shows a ferry man standing up in his craft. He would do this to pull the ferry from the Lovers' Walks bank across to the landing stage behind the Pavilion[1].

  • Image 5 from the top (194) is of Crown Square, Matlock, with the large roundabout that replaced the tram shelter. Orme's grocery store is on the right hand corner.

Outer cover

Letter Card published by Simpsons the Printers, Friar Gate, Derby. Unused.
In the collection of and provided by Pauline Jordan.
Digital image by Ann Andrews.
Research, written by and © Ann Andrews.
Intended for personal use only

References (coloured links are to transcripts or more information elsewhere on this web site):

[1] There are several images of the ferry elsewhere on this site. Return to Matlock Bath, 20th and 21st Century Images Index and scroll down the page to find the links