Bath: The Parade
& the Derwent, 1920s-1930s
|Matlock Bath : Twentieth Century Photographs,
Postcards, Engravings & Etchings
Two black and white photographs of the River Derwent. The top
picture is from a Ward Lock Guide and the second image,
with a pair of swans on the river, was published as a postcard.
The picture was taken by the Matlock Bath cavern owner
Cyril Edmonds a few years later (the trees are just a little
bigger). Note the lack of a protective railing on the riverbank.
Health and Safety wasn't an issue in the first few decades
of the twentieth century! The seats show on the
previous image had been removed.
The buildings on the right bank of the river were amongst
the casualties when the main road through Matlock Bath was
widened in 1967.
1. Image from Ward Lock & Co's "Matlock, Dovedale,
Bakewell and South Derbyshire", Illustrated Guide
Books of England and Wales (1928).
From the collection of, provided for this website by and © Ray
Ash. The photographs in the book were unlikely to have been
taken specifically for the guide and were also not necessarily
of the same date the book was published.
2. "River Derwent, Matlock Bath". [Cyril] Edmonds
Photo Image © Ken Smith collection. No date, but another
version was posted in 1937.
Intended for personal use only.
Bath: River Derwent & the Devonshire Hotel, 1890
Bath from the Promenade" (it is in the "Just
images" section of the site).
Bath, The River" (also in the "Just images" section)" shows
the riverside buildings from a different angle.