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Matlock Bath: Lovers' Walks, 1914
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Although war had been declared before this card was posted, visitors were still staying in Matlock Bath's hotels. In early October 1914 the Royal Hotel was almost fully booked[1]. The photograph shows two young women (or girls) on one of the riverside seats, this one outside the Ladies' Shelter & Lavatories. They were probably locals. Perhaps they had been dropped off by the gentleman in the boat, or they had perhaps been rowed across from the landing stage on the opposite bank.


No title. Photograph sent from The Royal Hotel, Matlock Bath on 7 Oct 1914 by J. S. Harrison to his daughter Lily in Barnsley.
This postcard could have been produced for the hotel as there is no publisher's name on the back.
In the collection of, provided by and © Ann Andrews. Intended for personal use only
References:

[1] Beresford, Charles "The Bath at War, A Derbyshire Community and the Great War" (2007). Country Books/Ashridge Press. ISBN 978 1 901214 91 8