Posted 2 Apr 1905 by
John William Hilder (1858-) of Matlock Bath,
from Cardiff, to his
neice Miss Hilder in Ashbrook, Sevenoaks, Kent,
The original is very faint. JWH was a
professional photographer in Matlock Bath 1891-1907.
Donated by Sharon Holmes, thanks.
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Smedley's Hydro, Matlock
From "The Borough Guide to Matlock", published about 1905..
These views are taken from a one-page advert, and I hope give
the flavour of the huge place.
The Winter garden, which had a ballroom inside.
See Photo 426.
Taken pre-1902. The Terrace and Winter Garden.
from an undivided-back unposted postcard.
Rear of Hilder postcard.