Here are of a group of women and children sitting in the shade of
the trees on the Promenade probably dates from about 1905. The
tree lined Promenade was a place for relaxation and where you
would be seen. Several more people are seated on the benches
facing the river and enjoying the sumer sunshine just a little
further along. It is hard to imagine from this quiet scene that
10,000 people paid for entrance to the promenades on the day
of the Venetian Fête in 1905.
You can hardly see the Jubilee Bridge, but it is there.
The church spire of the former Wesleyan Methodist Church
on Derwent Terrace stands out and the shop and cafe awnings of
North Parade can also be seen.
Wesleyan Methodist Church
Interestingly, just above the letters ME of the caption there
are the heads of two men, presumably negotiating for boat hire
on the landing stage below. You need to look hard to spot them.
The second postcard is of a similar date and shows three Edwardian
women walking along the Promenade.
You may like to view more onsite information
of Matlock Bath, about 1890. The River Derwent and Derwent Terrace,
Matlock Bath, probably from the railway bridge. Three images
There are additional Images of the
Promenade in the Just Images section. See: Images
8 and Image 16