A view of the Dale below High Tor that is only a little different
from that seen today.
Bottom right are the buildings of the former Colour Works. Amongst
the houses on the left of the road are Riversdale, Glenna Cottage
(now renamed) and Heath Bank. Almost in the centre, in an elevated
position round the next bend in the road, we can see The Rocks
on St. John's Road.
"The high-road along Matlock Dale, through which the Derwent
ripples, with the towering heights of Masson on the one side, and
on the other the precipitious cliff which form the river frontage
of the High Tor, present a picture of rare charm, though in some
places somewhat disfigured by quarry workings".
Although this card was posted in 1911 the original photograph,
taken by Valentine's of Dundee, dates from almost twenty years
earlier. The publisher's number for this card follows on from a
similar view, " Matlock. Switzerland View" (JV-17500)
which was registered by Valentine's in 1892.
"Matlock Dale from Long Tor". Postcard published by Valentine's Series,
Souvenir Post Card No.17501. Printed in Great Britain. Posted 8 Aug
1911 in Derby.
This image replaces a slightly grainy black and white version that
was published in Ward Lock & Co's "Matlock, Dovedale,
Bakewell and South Derbyshire", (Series, 1926-7).
From the collection of, written, researched by and © Ann
Intended for personal use only.