Another view of the River Derwent and the Promenade taken long
before the road was widened. It probably dates from the
1920s. A contemporary description reads: "The greensward
of flowers of the Promenade, together with the leafy shades
of the Lovers' Walks, forms one of the most popular attractions
of the Matlock Bath region".
Of interest is the thatched wooden kiosk on the right next
to the boundary hedge - one of the four on the "prom".
These acted as ticket offices / money collection points during
the tourist season. There is an enlargement below and part
of the ornate Edwardian turnstile is just about visible behind
the kiosk. Although it isn't easy to see, the band stand
can be seen amongst the trees on the far side of the river.
When the road was widened in the late 1960s the wooden kiosks
disappeared, although it was rumoured that at least one
of them was to be restored.