William KNOWLES 1837-1901+
William KNOWLES was born in Darley, son of George and Sarah.
William became Head Gardener at the Winter Gardens in Smedley's
Hydro in Matlock. The Winter Gardens was like a very large greenhouse,
and can be seen on the left of the main building in these two
photos: X151, X182
William posed for a stereo photo, from which this photo is taken.
The Winter Gardens were built by the author's GGFather William
DOXEY, see: X114. William KNOWLES can be traced
in the Census at these following links:
The photo was sent by Brian Temple, who collects old stereoscopic
photographs. He bought this one at a local antiques fair, he says
it seems to be home made. William looks about 50, dating the photo to 1887.
Photo taken: c 1887
Source: Brian Temple, antique home made stereo photo.
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