Updated 27 Jul 2005
WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900
These pictures come from "The Autochrome Album of Matlock and District",
printed by Percy Lund, Humphries & Co Ltd. Scans were sent me by
Tim Lomas, many thanks. I've chosen the pictures
within the Wirksworth Area, and some adverts.
Autochrome was an early colour transparency system, patented in 1904.
More about the process can be found on:
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CROWN SQUARE, Matlock Bridge
This picture was taken before the tram shelter was built,
the gift of Robert Wildgoose in 1899 (he died
in 1900), see Photo 189. The tram began operation in
1893. The original tram colours were blue/yellow. The shop on the right was
a drapers run by Harry Castle. His wife
Sarah was a widow in the 1901 Census. The large barber's pole sticking up
belonged to William Phillips, hairdresser. The
shops on the right were demolished in the 1920's. The large Crown Hotel
stands across the square, its inhabitants can be seen in the
SOUTH PARADE, Matlock Bath
Compare this with Photo 177
From: Tim Lomas (tim#lomascentral.com)
Subject: Re: [DBY] Matlock's steep cable tramway 1893-1927
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 00:05:12 +0100
It's part of an old book I scanned some time ago for Ann Andrews.
Feel free to take a copy of the page, the book's well out of copyright.
Presumably this is before the tram shelter, it doesn't appear to be
there at the time.
As a matter of interest, the shelter's just been refurbished, I took a
few photos of it during the work last year when I was in town.
I've got a copy of an old railway magazine with a 2 page article on the
tramway somewhere, I'll see if I can locate it.
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