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This card includes views taken in the 1930s.
High Tor | Pic Tor & Riber Castle (second image)
The River Derwent
The Park | Boating Lake

Three of the photos on this card show changes and improvements to the town. Boating had been re-introduced along the stretch of the Derwent parallel to the Hall Leys following a Council decision in 1929.

Once the it had been decided that the tram was to be disbanded, the shelter was removed from Crown Square and eventually erected on the Hall Leys. The demolition of shops at Park Head had left a large space and in time the stone wall between the road and the park was built, together with an area for seating. We can see in the picture of "The Park" that it had only just been built.

The final improvement was to the park itself. A boating lake, a children's play area with swings and a paddling pool were all constructed to cater for the townspeople and visitors alike.

1. "Greetings from Matlock" (multiview, 5 images). Postcard published by Photochrom Co. Ltd., London & Tunbridge Wells. Unnumbered, but posted during Aug 1941 at Matlock.
Image © Ann Andrews collection.
Information researched, written by and © Ann Andrews.
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