Via Gellia, near Matlock Bath, 1906
|Matlock Bath : Twentieth Century Photographs,
Postcards, Engravings & Etchings
This attractive card of a horse and trap in Via Gellia dates from
the beginning of the twentieth century and was posted at Matlock
Bridge on 6 Feb 1906. It was sent to Miss Sarah Haynes of South
Kilworth, LEI from her sister Pollie. The Via Gellia was often
described as being part of or near Matlock Bath at this time.
It is partly in Bonsall on the road from Cromford to Newhaven.
"The vicinity is diversified with picturesque hills and dales,
among which latter, the Via Gellia and the Dale of Bonsall are the
"Middleton [by-Wirksworth] ... brings us to to a lovely mountain
road with a marvellous view as it winds to the foot of Nimble Jack.
Deep below the cornice wall the sea green unfolds as we draw near
the loveliness of the Via Gellia, a dell shut in by wooded cliffs.
Luxuriant with all the trees that grow, with violet and primrose,
forget-me-not and lily of the valley, and with a little waterfall
leaping the rocks to join the rivulet, it has nothing lovelier than
the view we have of it on the road from Middleton".
One of the Artistic Series, A.P. Co., 9 Bury Court, St. Mary Axe,
London, E.C. No.3136
In the collection of and provided by and © Ann Andrews.
Information researched, written by and © Ann Andrews.
Intended for personal use only.
 Post Office Directory of Derbyshire &
Nottinghamshire, 1855, p.26 (Bonsall)
 Mee, Arthur (ed.) (1937) "Derbyshire:
The Peak Country", The King's England Series, Hodder and
Stoughton Limited, London, p.193