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Two Dales Looking East, Darley Dale

The view shows Chesterfield Road (the B5057) at the beginning of the twentieth century. The cab driver has stopped his horse and the young cyclist has dismounted from his bike to add interest to the photograph. There isn't a passenger in the cab, otherwise the cab driver might not have been quite so accommodating!

The building on the right was Two Dales Anglican School and Sunday School, which was built by subscription in 1871 for 100 children[1]. The building was used as a bakery until fairly recently and looks much the same, although the circular window above the door has possibly been removed or is covered over.

The card was addressed to Miss Lily (Elizabeth) Walton of Warney House and sent by Mrs. Rosamund H Dobson who was an elementary school teacher but whose sister ran the Two Dales Sub Post Office for Mrs. Dobson and her husband[2]. It says "Howard finds he has not brought home the notebook with homework in. Will you kindly oblige him with it. He is at music lesson or wd come himself. Chemistry homework please". Howard was the Dobsons' eldest child, and a student by 1911.

In the Vernon Lamb Archive, elsewhere on this site, are the following photographs
of some of the school's pupils and one of the teachers

5220, Two Dales pupils, with teacher

5231, Two Dales pupils, with teacher

5237, Two Dales pupils, with teacher

"Two Dales looking east", The Artistic Publishing Company, 9 Bury Court, St. Mary Axe, London E.C. Series 425. Used on the back but with no postage.
Postcard in the collection of, provided by and © Ann Andrews. Researched, written by and © Ann Andrews.
Intended for personal use only.


[1] Kelly's 1881 Directory, Kelly's 1887 Directory and Kelly's 1891 Directory
[2] The 1911 census is available on FindMyPast. Kelly's Directory 1912 shows Frederick Dobson as the Two Dales sub-postmaster.

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