A card of Brunswood Terrace on the road towards Matlock, taken
by the Matlock Bath photographer William Potter,. This picture
was taken to Canada by John Allen Potter when he emigrated
in 1913 and is part of a collection of photos of both his birthplace
and relatives. John was born at the "Mill House",
Darley Bridge. His grandson, Denis, who has very kindly sent
the image, thinks this card may not have been looked at for
almost 100 years. The trees have grown up in the meantime and
the road is not quite so peaceful. It must have been taken
from the iron bridge which crosses the river and connects to
the station and the path to Starkholmes.
Mrs Robinson, whose name is written on the back
of the card, kept apartments at 4 Brunswood Terrace.
William Potter set out as a Marble Worker's Apprentice. But by
the 1881 census, when he was living in Matlock Dale, he was a draper's
traveller and photographer. His wife, Louisa, was working alongside
him as a photographer's printer although in 1891 she was the proprietor
of a fancy repository on Derwent Parade. William kept up his photography
business and became the collector to the Urban District Council
and assistant overseer. He advertised in several trade directories.