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A Unique Photographic Record of Matlock & District, 1910-1915, and World War One Soldiers

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Place: Matlock
Property / Street / Road: Smedley Street
Date: 1910 - 1914
Description/Historical Information: Hand's cars. Two of their taxi fleet, with drivers, parked at the junction of Smedley Street with Rutland Street outside Central Buildings (H. Bailey, Pharmacist and Charles Colledge's shop). Whilst the nearer vehicle must be new as it does not have a number plate, the vehicle next to the shop doorway had the registration number R3192 [also see VLA4938 and VLA4945].
Behind the vehicles is a single decked bridge or walkway connecting the main hydro with the newer buildings on the right. It can't be seen here, but by this time a second, double decked, bridge had been built across the road only a few yards away.
Further information
elsewhere on this site:
- Matlock: Hand's Garage, Crown Square
- Bank Road & the Steep-Gradient Tramway. Go to the ninth image down, which shows both bridges.
Image Reference: VLA4952
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