Taken 18 Jan 1921
Taken 18 Jan 1921, Crown Hotel on left
Matlock Floods 1921
The flood of 18 Jan 1921, at Crown Square taken from
the Crown Hotel. Burgons, Provision Merchants is the mock-Tudor
building in the background, later extended. A lot of lower Matlock
was flooded, although Matlock Bank was well above trouble.
The River Derwent is quite liable to flood near Matlock. People
were moved across the flooded Crown Square area by Horse and
This cart may be heading for the start of Bank Road. The
steep-gradient tram was also halted.
Photo taken:18 Jan 1921
Source:W.N.Statham, The Studio, Matlock
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