|Matlock Bath : Twentieth Century
Photographs, Postcards, Engravings & Etchings
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.
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
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
 Beresford, Charles "The Bath at War,
A Derbyshire Community and the Great War" (2007).
Country Books/Ashridge Press. ISBN 978 1 901214 91 8