Unposted. Looking towards the bridge. Thomas Kirkham bootmaker on right (next to bridge)
William Furniss hairdresser (red/white pole) on left. "Trams start here, 9.0 last tram"
July 2005, The tram shelter, now preserved in Matlock Park.
Unposted. Signs read:Ladies/Gentlemen's Hairdressing - Tram Shelter 1899
- Rockside Hydro - To Rowsley & Bakewell, To Tansley & Chesterfield.
- Boden (butchers, confectioners)
Unposted, taken c1903.
Unposted, taken c1915. View towards Matlock Bridge.
Matlock, Crown Square and cable tram
The famous tram was pulled by a moving underground cable and
climbed the 1 in 6 Bank Road.
Price was 2 pence up hill and 1 penny down. The tram shelter
is dated 1899 and was presented to the town by
Alternative modes of transport in the photos are
the early charabanc, the horse and trap, and bicycle.
More about the tram on Photos 362.
"Car every ten minutes" Darley, Rowsley, Bakewell, Buxton and Tansley,
ClayCross, Sth Wingfield, Alfreton, Nottingham
Unposted. A solid-wheel charabanc, old cars and two horse-drawn
carts date this scene to about 1914. "Dekol tyres" advertised
on the rear of a car and "to the Sports" signposted up Bank road.
Enlargement of above shows a cameo. Chauffeur of the touring car
stops in Crown Square to ask the way of two locals, who crane to
see his map. An urchin leans nonchalantly against a tyre, while
the owner looks impatient in the rear seat.
Posted 1908. Richard Hilton's
tailors shop (left) and "Tram Shelter 1899"
(sent by Dave Bradley)
Posted 1905. On left, two well dressed ladies sweep along, and
a gentleman moves to outside of pavement and tips his hat. Shops
are Hilton, Tailor and
Hartley, Smallware dealer.
Posted 1914, to "Miss May Smith, Virginia Cottage, Ditchingham Dam,
near Bungay, Norfolk. From George, International Stores, Dale Rd,
Matlock. Shop on right is Peter Holmes, draper, see Census:
1891. Church steeple on right of Bank Rd
was built 1904.
Phil Williamson of Adelaide,
I thought you might be interested in the attached photo of Crown Square,
Matlock, which was taken by my grandfather, Arthur Williamson, in 1909/10.
He was visiting England from South Australia, and went to Matlock because
it was near the birthplace of his maternal grandmother. This is the only
photo I have been able to identify as having been taken in Matlock, and
I was able to do that by Googling for "R Orme & Co", which brought up
Note the piles of horse manure in the foreground!
Feel free to add it to your website if it is of any use.
[In 1909 Robert Orme & Co, Family grocers, was probably being managed by
Thomas Hazelwood, see Census for 1891 and
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