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Described as being "ideal for holidays all the year round[1]", the High Tor Guest House was run and later owned by Mr. and Mrs. Grant from 1933 to 1960[2]. This picture was taken in the Grant's time as there is a quotation from King George VI (reigned 1936-52) on the reverse. When advertised for sale at auction by one of the property's former owners, Mr. Topham, it was stated that the house was a "charming freehold residence, situate in its own Grounds, containing 2a. 2r. 7p., with a frontage of 500 feet to the main road[3]".

There is much more information about the High Tor Guest House on this website. See the Previous Image

Card published by Photochrome Co Ltd., London & Tunbridge Wells. Not posted
Postcard in the collection of, provided by, written and researched by © Ann Andrews
Intended for personal use only.
References (coloured hyperlinks are to transcripts elsewhere on this website):

[1] "The Matlocks, the Official Guide Book", no date but about 1951 for the webmistress's copy, Geo. Hodgkinson, printer
[2] Goodwyn, Colin (1998) "The History of Tor Cottage Matlock Dale", a privately published limited edition
[3] "The Derby Mercury", Wednesday, May 9, 1894. The Tophams made at least two unsuccessful attempts to sell their home as there was another auction, this time in London during May 1895, when the property did not reach its reserve.