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Matlock Bath Station (one of several pictures)



A series of snow scenes in the area around Matlock Bath station.
If these pictures were taken during the winter of 1962-3, which is probable, it was one of the coldest winters on record and the coldest since 1740.
This winter was also known as the Big Freeze of 1963.
The photograph above shows the Station Bridge, Midland Hotel and the beginning of North Parade. The shop on the corner at the bottom of Holme Road with the sun awning out was Fairbanks, a ladies' dress shop. They also had shops in Green Lane and Market Street in Derby.


Station, snow

The station against the backdrop of the hill up to Starkholmes and Riber.
The waiting room on the down platform and the signal box had not yet been removed.
Behind the station are some farm buildings.
This was a caravan park in the 1970s.


Station, snow

Station Approach. The main station building was designed to look like a Swiss chalet.


Opposite the midland Hotel, snow

The view from the bridge, opposite the Midland Hotel.

See Famous British Winters (an external link)


Photographs taken by, in the collection of, provided by and © Ken Smith
Research provided by and © Ann Andrews Intended for personal use only