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Dec 2017 A new book, "The Early Years of Matlock Town Football Club, Including Results, Match Reports and Social History" by Susan Tomlinson has been added to Books and Other Publications - see the New and more recent books section and scroll down.
Nov 2017 New page:
1. Matlock : Willersley Castle, the Lodge and Gardens of the Arkwrights. Willersley Castle's gardens and its main Lodge, with information about those who worked for the family. Four images.
Additions to:
1. Matlock: Willersley Castle. A fourth postcard of the house, dating from the 1930s, added.
2. Willersley Castle, early 1900s. Additional information and image.
3. Willersley Castle, 1928-1939. An additional picture of the exterior and additions to the information.
4. Youth Hostel, Matlock Bath, 1960 - the First Vicarage now includes much more information about those who lived there.
5. Matlock Bath Station and High Tor. Paul Kettle's accompanying photos have been enlarged
6. Matlock Bath: Midland Express Passing Through the Station. Same changes as above.
7. Matlock Bath: Holy Trinity Church, 1907. Second image and additional info.
8. Matlock Bath: Musical Festival, 1961. Now includes 1954 programme cover, this with thanks to Susan Tomlinson for finding it.
9. Matlock Bath: Derwent Gardens - from Lovers Walks, before 1905 has been renamed and moved into the section about the Derwent Gardens. The page is due to be updated.
Sep 2017 New page:
1. Matlock Bath & District: Three Soldiers from WW1. The identity of the soldiers is unknown. They may or may not have a Matlock Bath and district connection, though the evidence points to them having some link. With thanks to Sarah Pearson.
2. Matlock & District Amateur Operatic Society, 1956. Photograph of the cast and those backstage who were involved in the Society's production of The Gondoliers. Plus another of the Opera Ball.
Additions to:
1. Matlock MIs. Transcripts of some Tomlinson, a Fox, a Shaw and a Statham memorials. With thanks to Brian Tomlinson.
Aug 2017 Additions to:
1. Matlock's War Memorial : WW1, Surnames K - W | Starkholmes' War Memorial | Memorial Cards, Surnames D-R. There is additional information about Charles Joshua Knowles, with thanks for the images and a little of the new information from Sarah Pearson.
2. Several pages in the Vernon Lamb Archive contain new information. With grateful thanks to Susan Tomlinson for unearthing a number of useful articles from the papers of the day.
June 2017 New pages:
1. Matlock Bath Holy Trinity Church Baptisms, 1856. Correcting entries shown elsewhere on the internet as having taken place at Meerbrook in Staffordshire.
2. Matlock Bath from the Heights of Jacob, 1920s. Possibly the earliest picture of the extension to Temple Walk, showing the section called New Road at its junction with Waterloo Road.
Additions to:
1. Matlock Bath : View From Starkholmes, 1908. Part of Brunswood Road area enlarged, with info about the various terrace names
2. Matlock Bath: Zoo Tea Gardens, Upper Wood. Images of the owners and more info added.
May 2017 With thanks to the Bridge family.
1. Matlock: Derbyshire Stone's Christmas Card, 1955. Several images of the company's Christmas greetings card.
2. Matlock: The Fleet Family of Bakewell Road and the Dimple. They moved from Cheshire to Matlock in 1906. The photos from the family's collection show them doing a number of different things, from playing instruments to doing the weekly wash in the 1890s

3. Matlock Bath: Group outside Findern House, Artists' Corner, 1939. The Kirkland family with Mrs. Knight. This was one of the last images given to the web mistress by the late Ken Smith.
Additions to:
1. The War Memorials. The additions have continued, with more information about the casualties from Scarthin, Matlock and Matlock Bath.
2. Matlock Bath: Lovers' Walks. A fourth image has been added, showing some tree felling on the river bank, circa 1933.
3. Matlock Bath: South Parade and Green Lane, about 1900. A second image (plus an enlarged section of it) and more information has been added.
Apr 2017 New pages:
1. Matlock Bath: High Tor by Thomas Allom, about 1836. Engraved by J. W. Lowry from a drawing by Thomas Allom.

With thanks to Brian Marsden:
2. Matlock Bridge: Bank House, formerly Riversdale House, about 1902. Classical Georgian building in the centre of the town that has been a private residence, a school for young ladies, a temperance hotel and finally became a bank. It was even the Head Office of Derbyshire Stone for a time.
3. Matlock: 1 Crown Buildings, Crown Square, early 20th century. Peter Holmes' advertisement, which provides a good view of both side of the building on the corner of Crown Square.

With thanks to Jean Douglas and Jane Leslie:
4. Matlock: The Douglas Brothers. A photograph of the brothers as boys and another of two of them in uniform at the outbreak of war.
5. Harry Douglas & Fellow Officers, Empire Hotel Buxton, Dec 1914. Photo of Harry Douglas in the uniform of a second lieutenant at the start of WW1 and another with fellow officers at Buxton.
Additions to:
1. Matlock: Dale Road & Marsdens, 1928 & Early 1950s. Details of a major fire in 1899 to buildings on this part of Dale Road have now been added and an extra image.
2. Matlock Bridge, Pic Tor Walk, 1909. There is more information about the two temperance hotels that were on the riverbank, with two advertisements and a section of one image enlarged.
3. Building the Railway Line to Matlock Station. Information about the inadequate facilities at the station in the 1880s and 1890s has now been added.
4. Matlock: Pic Tor, the Cycle Track and Matlock Green. Postcard of Pic Tor looking towards Matlock Green and Tansley. Two sections of the card, showing the temperance hotels on Dale Road and both the almshouses and Knowlston Place, have been enlarged.
5. Matlock Bath: Charlotte Farnsworth, Poetess (1889-1971). A postcard of the landing stage and kiosk where she worked, with thanks to Ray Ash, more information and a newspaper article of her memories.

6. Several individuals/families/groups have been identified in the Vernon Lamb Archive. See VAL4933 | VLA4969 | VLA4980 | VLA5057 | VLA9841 | VLA9868

7. Miscellaneous Memorials and Inscriptions - in the Matlocks. Names on WW1 Memorials placed in the Congregational Church Conservative Club.

8. The War Memorials. In recent times new First World War material has come to light and has been added to the names of the Casualties, especially the Pic Tor Memorial in Matlock and Starkholmes. Information about several soldiers has been improved, including about George Wisher Crowder, Owen Bunting, Herbert Checkley, Wilfred Eakin, Frederick Nixon, Harold Smith and Sydney Alfred Smith to name but a few. Matlock's WW1 Casualties Not Listed on the Memorial has also had names added or more information about some of those already listed.
Mar 2017 New pages:
1. Pedigree of Bowne of Matlock, descending from John Boune and his wife Troth
Feb 2017 New pages:
1. Matlock Bath: CDV of North Parade, 1870s (3). The Derwent before Jubilee Bridge was built and the Parade before the promenade was developed

With grateful thanks to Tony and Lesley Curnock for the following:
2. Matlock: Memorial Cards for Internments at St. Giles' and elsewhere (1), Surnames A-B. Small collection of cards printed between 1889 and 1925, surnames Alsop, Bannister and Byard
3. Matlock: Memorial Cards for Internments at St. Giles' and elsewhere (2), Surnames C. Small collection of cards printed between 1889 and 1925, surname Cooper
4. Matlock: Memorial Cards for Internments at St. Giles' and elsewhere (3), Surnames D-R. Small collection of cards printed between 1889 and 1925, surnames Davis, Derbyshire, Fox, Hursthouse, Ridley
5. Matlock: Memorial Cards for Internments at St. Giles' and elsewhere (4), Surnames S-W. Small collection of cards printed between 1889 and 1925, surnames Smith, Wildgoose, Wood and Woodhouse
Additions to:
1. Postcards of Matlock Bath, about 1890. The River Derwent and Derwent Terrace, Matlock Bath, probably from the railway bridge. Now with three images, the original having been re-scanned. One is an enlargement showing the Fountain Baths. Plus more information.
Jan 2017 New pages:
1. Matlock Bath: Derwent Gardens, before 1909. The gardens not long after the grounds were laid out, turning Orchard Holme into somewhere visitors could either sit on the seats provided or just walk around the paths near the river.
Additions to:
1. Matlock Bath from the Heights of Abraham, 1892. Visitors to Matlock Bath in 1892 were determined to enjoy themselves even when the weather was bad. The Royal Hotel had some well known guests, too. Yet Old Bath Hill (Fishpond Hill today) proved to be very controversial. There were even nocturnal explosions. The page has been changed considerably, with more information and two new pictures.
2. Matlock Bath: Victoria Tower, Heights of Abraham, 1907 -25. A sepia image has been added. With grateful thanks to Ray Ash.