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Place: Dale Road, Matlock
Property / Street / Road: Queen's Head Hotel
Date: 1910 - 1913
Description/Historical Information: Meetings of the Devonshire Lodge of the Matlock Buffaloes were held at the Queen's Hotel. Wm. Squires was the hotel's proprietor, and was also a member. The man in the centre was Wm. Evans, who was made K.O.M. (Knight Order of Merit) of the Florence Nightingale Lodge at the Crabtree Inn on Thurs 10 May 1911 (this was the second of the three Lodges in Matlock at the time). Three men were wearing aprons which have C. P. (Certified Primo) embroidered on them. It is possible that amongst those here were Brothers. F. Moate, W. Squires, C.P., J. Kersey, C.P., J. W. Cook, C.P., G. Smith, C.P., W. Shaw, C.P., J. Taylor, C.P., A. W. Holling, O. Whittaker, J. Whittaker, E. Whittaker, A. Vallance and A. Shaw. These men were all listed as going on annual outing of the members Devonshire Lodge of the R.A.O.B. (Royal Antediluvian Order of Buffaloes) in 1911.
The licence for the Queen's Head Hotel was transferred from William Squires to Tom Bridge, son of Andrew Bridge, at Matlock's Brewster Sessions in February 1913.
There is a studio portrait of the man seated to the left of Wm. Evans on VLA4845.
Further information
elsewhere on this site:
See Dale Road & the Queen's Head Hotel
Image Reference: VLA5054
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