Mr. Graves, who was proprietor of the Albion Hotel Restaurant
from about 1893 to 1928, had this card printed to advertise
his Restaurant and entice diners to choose his premises
for their meal (front of card above, back of card below).
He was clearly keen to attract the increasing number of
cyclists visiting Matlock Bath into the restaurant and it
is interesting to note that he described the restaurant as "Opposite
the Band Kiosk" to ensure they found it. He also charged
visitors to use the restaurant's lavatory (wash room),
i.e. to "spend
a penny". Tuppence (2d) for a cup of tea, coffee or cocoa
sounds quite a bargain in comparison to today's prices.