Posted 1907, viewed from the bottom of Church St
This is from an attractive old, early coloured postcard titled 'Bonsal Cross
Matlock'. The small village of Bonsall or Bonsal was once a market town
and the cross shown dates from 1687. It rests on an ascent of 15 steps.
The village is in a deep dale and with many lead mines close by many of
the houses and cottages probably housed lead miners and weavers. It is
close to Matlock Bath, Upper Town, Cromford, Middleton, Grangemill,
Matlock Dale and Wirksworth.
The card is postally used and the stamp remains. It is postmarked
Manchester October 29 1907 and sent to Miss M Allen, West Hurley,
New York, USA. It is from Valentine's Series. It was posted from
Miss A Walker, 128 Russell Street, Moss Side, Manchester. It looks
like they might have been part of a postcard exchange 'club' as the
recipient is addressed as Dear J.J. 1290 and the sender adds
J.J. 2145 after her name. Can anyone elaborate on what this might be?
Photo taken:before 1907
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