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Nov 2023 New Pages:
1. Matlock Bath: The Ferry House, Spar Shop & Obelisk. Rare nineteenth century photograph of the Ogden's shop, the Ferry House and the obelisk below the Royal Hotel.
Additions to:
1. Matlock: St. Giles' Church Interior, 1898-1969. Two additional images, one of the ancient font restored to the church having been discovered in the Rectory's garden and the other of the Dedication of the Silver Lamp of Memory.
2. Matlock Dale: St. John the Baptist Church, Interior. Another image.
3. Mr. Buxton's Royal Museum & the Great Petrifying Well
4. Matlock Bath: The Great Petrifying Well, 1932. A little more has been added about the items that were petrified.
5. Matlock Bath: The Royal Museum Petrifying Well. A little more has been added about the items that were petrified.
6. Matlock and Matlock Bath: Inspiration of Poets. Poem by W. B. of Matlock Bath following an enquiry about petrifying items for posterity.
Oct 2023 New Pages:
Matlock: Dale Road, Boat House Hotel & Bridge, 1870s. Three rare views of the Boat House Hotel in Matlock Dale dating from Thomas Rawson's long tenure as the innkeeper, including one of the first footbridge in the Dale, destroyed in the floods of 1881.
Additions to:
1. A number of pages related to the new Boat House page above have been updated.
2. Matlock: Dale Road, Railway Bridge, North Side, before 1914. The image has been enlarged and a little extra info has been added.
3. Matlock Bath: View from the Heights of Jacob - the top of Jacob's Ladder or Steps. A winter view has been added.
4. Matlock Bath: New Bath Hotel - the Outdoor Swimming Pool. A third postcard, with a proper view of the long shed on the right of the pool that was erected not long after the pool opened (ca.1937), has been added.
5. Flooding in the Matlocks. Three photographs of the Environment Agency's work following the re-opening of the County Bridge and two of how Matlock fared in Storm Babet, with grateful thanks to Susan Tomlinson.
May 2023 Additions to:
1. Matlock's Schools in Earlier Times. More information, especially about the smaller private schools, and better navigation.
2. Matlock: The Staff of All Saints' School, 1903. More about the members of staff at the time, especially about its headmaster who provided stability for many years. Incudes more from the school's log book.
3. Matlock Bath: The Grand Pavilion, from Temple Walk, 1911-20. A second postcard, from 1911, has been added as well as more information.
4. Matlock Bath: From the Eato Family Album - Pierrots & a Masson Mill Party. The page has been re-written, more has been added and the images improved.
5. The Vernon Lamb Archive, Working Men & Women, VLA5172. I have eventually found the name of the blind quarryman who collected money in Matlock. He was inavariably accompanied by his dog.
Apr 2023 New Pages:
1. Matlock & Matlock Bath Lists Through the Centuries: The Eighteenth Century: Land Tax, 1712, with some 1711 additions. The final sheet for 1712 is unavailable at present so the last part of the tax collected in 1711 has been included.
2. Matlock & Matlock Bath Lists Through the Centuries: The Eighteenth Century: Parish of Matlock Poor Rate, 1784 (part 1). Property valuation of the better off in the parish. This was done in two sections.
3. Matlock & Matlock Bath Lists Through the Centuries: The Eighteenth Century: Parish of Matlock Poor Rate, 1784 (part 2). The second part of a property valuation of the better off in the parish.
4. Petition on behalf of Thomas Bunting. Applicant for the post of master, 1835.. This was sent to the Trustees of the Matlock Free School.

Transcripts by Ann Andrews of three more items from Mike Spencer's collection.
Mar 2023 New Pages:
(Both of the 1. and 2. below have been renamed, had major re-writes and additonal images, although the URL has remained the same.)
1. Florence Nightingale and Lea Hurst, Near Matlock. As one of the lovely spots of the county of Derby, Lea Hurst stands naturally high, but as the home of Florence Nightingale, it possesses an historical interest that will always remain.
2. Miss Florence Nightingale, 1820 - 1910. A remarkable woman whose persistent hard work and resolute determination changed nursing and hospital care for ever.

3. Matlock & Matlock Bath Lists Through the Centuries: The Eighteenth Century: Matlock Glebe Terrier, 1722. With thanks to Mike Spencer.
4. Proposed House of Industry, 1831-2. A Workhouse was being considered for Matlock parish. Also thanks to Mike Spencer.
Additions to:
1. Matlock: Marchant Brooks Sale Rooms, Causeway Lane, 1946. More about the 1946 and 1951 sales of Lea Hurst. Now includes the earlier twentieth century sales of the estate.
2. Matlock & Matlock Bath Lists Through the Centuries: The Seventeenth Century: Matlock Glebe Terrier, 1673. With thanks to Mike Spencer.
3. Matlock and Matlock Bath: Inspiration of Poets. Poem by H. W. Longfellow about the "Lady With the Lamp", Florence Nightingale.
Jan 2023 New Pages:
Transcripts from an 1895 trade directory:
1. 1895 Bulmer's Directory : Matlock Bath, Scarthin & Starkholmes, with Local Information, Alphabetic Directory and Trades and Professions.
2. 1895 Bulmer's Directory : Matlock & Riber (1). Local Information.
3. 1895 Bulmer's Directory : Matlock & Riber (2). Names A - J. The first part of the alphabetic directory covers the whole of Matlock and Riber.
4. 1895 Bulmer's Directory : Matlock & Riber (3). Names K - W. The second part of the alphabetic directory covers the whole of Matlock and Riber.
5. 1895 Bulmer's Directory : Matlock & Riber (4). Trades & Professions.