From an advert in "The Borough Guide to Matlock" published
William Furniss came from Ashford-in-the-Water, and built his business
up to this fine team outside Derwent Livery Stables at Matlock Bridge.
He is on the
Cab workers in the area had increased greatly
(1851:3, 1861:4, 1871:20, 1881:33, 1891:44 and 1901:48),
largely due to tourists and money coming into Matlock because of
the Hydros (Matlock and Matlock Bath accounted for 90% of the
industry). But the future was not to be with the horse, and
William Furniss junior (12 in 1901) ran charabancs as his father
had run cabs and stage coaches before him.
Size:7 x 12 cm
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