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.