The photograph of Matlock Bath's Grand Pavilion (also referred
to as the New Pavilion and now the Mining Museum) was taken
from Temple Walk. The sun shining on the front of the building
almost makes it sparkle.
The coaches parked in the Pavilion's
car park had brought the day trippers to Matlock Bath and
had been a familiar site in the village for many years.
It is amazing to see just two vehicles on the main road
(A6); these days the road is extremely busy.
The rooftops closest to the camera would have been Lusby's
sweets and tobacco shop, run by Nellie Lusby and her daughter
Edna (the taller building with the two dormer windows), the
newsagency of George Barker and the grocery shop of Alice
Finney (her husband was a house painter).
The Pavilion building and Fish Pond photographed during the
winter of 2000.