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Devonshire Hotel, 1890



1914



The Derwent at Matlock Bath, 1950


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Road widening, 1967




Cubley's painting,
down river



The Ferry House



The River Derwent has always been a major feature in the Matlock Bath landscape. This view show one of the scenes that, over the years, has been popular with artists.
See, for example, Hadfield Cubley's card of this scene (it is in the "Just images" section of the site).

The image was taken from Jubilee bridge; Lovers' Walks is on the left and a row of commercial properties borders the river on the right, ending with a boundary fence against the Promenade. The yellow building was the Devonshire Hotel, earlier called the Devonshire Arms. It later became the Devonshire Café. Later images show the windows of some of the shops (on this side of the Hotel) have the stone surround that simulates wood, echoing the design of the Clarence Terrace Houses. Behind, on the hillside, are some of the houses on Temple Walk.

All of the properties around this bend in the river were swept away by the massive road widening scheme of the 1960s.


"River Derwent, Matlock Bath". Raphael Tuck and Sons. Chromette Postcard (Regd.) 4916. Part of a series of six cards, first used in 1906. Posted 29 May _? in Matlock.
Image © Ann Andrews collection.
Information researched, written by and © Ann Andrews.
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