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Place: Lea, Matlock
Property / Street / Road: Three Horse Shoes Public House, Lea Road
Date: 1910 - 1914
Description/Historical Information: Motor charabanc, outside the pub. The innkeeper was John William Holmes, whose name is on the sign above the door. In the 1911 census, aged 38, he kept the Post Office in Lea but also worked as a domestic gardener. He took over the Three Horse Shoes from George Wragg who, by 1911, had been the publican for at least twelve years. This was an all male outing. The group were members of the Lea Amateurs football team and their supporters, who had hired two vehicles to take them to a cup match at Ashbourne. Lea Amateurs were in Division II of Matlock and District League in March 1911. The flag indicates the photograph was probably taken in Coronation year (1911). Also see VLA4934, which was photographed on the same day. The charabanc is Hand's Napier reg. R 1693.
Further information
elsewhere on this site:
- Visitors to Matlock Bath - Travelling by Motor Charabanc
- Matlock: Hand's Garage, Crown Square
- The pub is listed in Kelly's Directory of Dethick, Lea & Holloway (transcript) elsewhere on this web site.
Elsewhere on the internet: - Google Maps, Lea Main Road today. The building is no longer used as a pub.
Image Reference: VLA4960
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