Another in the series of early twentieth century pictures showing
Matlock Bath's South Parade, this time with an early motor
car turning round in the road outside what was Williams'
garage. It was possibly taken around 1910. There are several
shop sign boards but most cannot be read.
When the web mistress's father was a boy the steps on the
left, where the railings are, led up to Arthur Baker's hairdressers
and flat. Under the steps was a tiny butchery run by the
LCM (they later moved further down the Parade). Then there
was Boden's shoe shop, which was run by Miss Britland of
Cromford. My later father remembered seeing her walking
to work when he was going to school. This has been confused
with Boden's confectionery shop, but that shop was behind
where the photographer was standing.
A sign about half way down the Parade reads Household Stores.
William Hackney, a china dealer, was shown as being at
the Household Stores on
another postcard on this web site. Although it is not
easy to read, the sign can be seen in the image below.
Next door to Hackney's in 1911 was
Mr. William Smith's Royal Museum. A couple of doors down
was the fishmonger and greengrocer's run by Clendon Etheridge
who later moved to Small Heath. Mr. Hardy from
Wensley had a butcher's shop next door and the caterer and
boarding house keeper John William Boden was at Edinburgh
House. He is not the John William Boden who ran the large
Boden's restaurant next door to the fish pond.
Mr. Maltby was the occupier of Hodgkinson's Hotel although
he wasn't in residence in 1911. In May 1911 there was an
explosion in the hotel's kitchens. The gas fittings
were found to be intact so they were not the cause. It was
thought that "after-damp" from
the workings of disused lead mines at the back of the hotel
had caused the problem. As two of the servants were in the
kitchen at the time, and little damage had been done, it
was obviously nothing serious.
Enlargement from the Household Stores to the bottom of
Perhaps the man in the white coat outside the fish and
was Mr. Etheridge.
Compare this card with
the photograph of Museum
Parade & The Pitchings, Matlock Bath, 1909
Also see: Kelly's
Directory 1908 | Kelly's
Directory 1912 - both for Matlock Bath