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Jan 2020 New pages:
1. Matlock: Willersley Castle Contents Sale, 1927 - Drawing Room. A number of good quality fireplaces were advertised in the sale catalogue, including this one. With an image of the room after the Castle was sold.
2. Matlock Bath: View from the Heights of Jacob - the top of Jacob's Ladder or Steps. Old steps, set in woodland, connecting South Parade with Bonsall via Upperwood. With thanks to Susan Tomlinson for the use of her photographic postcard.
Additions to:
1. Matlock: Smedley's Hydro Drawing Room, 1906. Wonderful description of the room, from Henry Steer's book, now included.
2. Biographies, Surnames S. Short biography of local architect George Edward Statham, who designed the Old English and undertook work for Smedley's Hydro.
3. Matlock & Matlock Bath Miscellany. The sections about Matlock & District Rifle Club and the National Reserve, Matlock Branch have been updated and details about Matlock's coat of arms have been added.
4. Matlock Bath: Temple Hotel. A third postcard and another advertisement added.
5. Short extracts from William Adam's 1857 edition of "The Gem of the Peak" about the recently opened Smedley's Hydro have been added to Matlock: View From Matlock Bank and Matlock: Smedley's Hydro, Extending the Hydro.
6. Matlock & Matlock Bath References - Books & Other Publications now includes a review of the latest book by Christopher Charlton and Doreen Buxton - "Matlock Bath - A perfectly romantic place".