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The Fish Pond, Matlock Bath, about 1920
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The Fish Pond, Matlock Bath, donated 2003, Image 5
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It may say Matlock on the card, but this is Matlock Bath's Fish Pond, almost opposite the hotel of the same name. Bank holidays saw the pond surrounded by visitors anxious to feed the very large fish that swam in the thermal water. Although the card wasn't posted it dates from about 1920, or perhaps slightly later. It is interesting to note that the buildings on the opposite side of the main road road from the Pavilion have changed significantly from the earlier pictures.

Behind the pond, on the left, is the Pavilion; it is now the Mining Museum. There is some kind of large vehicle parked on the forecourt, possibly a bus. It is just below the lamp post although it is partly hidden by the shrubbery surrounding the pond.

The spire in the background belongs to Holy Trinity Church.
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Image kindly donated by Photo-Ark © 2003.
Researched and written by and © Ann Andrews.
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