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Bemroses' Guide to Matlock ... , about 1869*
Eighteenth and nineteenth century tour guides about Matlock Bath and Matlock
Four Smaller Advertisements

The Bridge at Matlock, Bemrose
Bemroses' Guide
Matlock's Scenery
Caverns, Rocks, Museums, Church
Bath to Dale
Black Rocks
to Parish Church
High Tor & Antiquities
Matlock Bank & Riber
Walks & Places of Interest
Mr. Smedley's Hydropathic Establishment
Walker's Museum
Matlock House & Rockside
Royal Cumberland Cavern
Clark Greaves
Radfirth & Stevenson
Midland Railway 01
Midland Railway 02
Further Information
About Matlock
About Matlock Bath
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Matlock & Matlock Bath Photographers

River Derwent and the Devonshire Hotel

Belle Vue Hydro

John Clark, Joseph Greaves, Joseph Radfirth
and Matthew and Mary Stevenson, with a few additional notes

J. Clark, Photographer of Museum Parade.
Image scan 2004 Ann Andrews

Born in South Witham, Lincolnshire, John Clark worked as a photographer or photographic artist in Matlock Bath for a number of years, and advertised in trades directories between 1864 and 1876: Kelly's Directory 1864 | Kelly's Directory 1876.
He was in the village at the time of the 1871 census | the 1881 census

The Derwent Parade Pharmacy of J. Greaves.
Image scan 2004 Ann Andrews

Joseph Greaves also advertised as a chemist in the Kelly's 1864 Directory:
Kelly's Directory of 1864

Joseph Radfirth's. Devonshire Hotel, Matlock Bath.
Image scan 2004 Ann Andrews

Joseph Radfirth, whose advertisement is above, died "rather suddenly"
on 25 August 1869, aged 28 ("Derbyshire Times", 11 September 1869), and his MI is onsite:
Read his MI

Mr. & Mrs. Stevenson's Hydropathic Establishment, Matlock Bank
Image scan 2004 Ann Andrews

Matthew Stevenson was born in Stanton Lees and his wife Mary was from Belper.
The Trades Directory for 1876 shows him at Bellevue and he was still there in 1887.
Trades Directory for 1876

*'Bemroses' Guide to Matlock, Bakewell, Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, &c' by John Hicklin, Third Edition, pub Bemrose and Sons, London (no date, but about 1869).
Reproduced here with the very kind permission and help of Sonia Addis Smith, whose book this is from.
OCRed and images scanned by Ann Andrews, 2001 - 2004.

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