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Matlock and Matlock Bath : Kelly's Directory, 1912
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Kelly's Directory of Derbyshire pub. London (1912)


Post, M. 0. & T. Office, Matlock (B.O.).-Henry Geo. Buckman, postmaster. Letters arrive from Matlock Bath & are delivered at 7 a.m. 12 noon & 3.30 & 7.15 p.m.; dispatched at 9.15 & 10.15 a.m. (all parts) & 12.15 (London), 2.30 (Derby & South), 5.15 (Derby, South & West), 5.55 (local), 8.20 (all parts) & 10 p.m. (supplementary); sundays, delivered at 8 a.m.; dispatched 8.20 & 9.45 p.m.; telegraph office open on week days from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. & on sunday from 8.30 to 10 a.m

Public Telephone Call Office, Town hall-Miss F. B. Leitch, in charge

Town Sub-Post, M. 0. & T. Offices:-
Smedley street, Matlock Bank.-Harold P. Keetley, sub-postmaster. Letters arrive from Matlock Bath 7.30 a.m. & 12.30, 3.40 & 7.30 p.m.; dispatched 9.5, 9.50 & 10.10 a.m. 12 noon & 2, 5.10, 5.50, 7.35. 8.10 & 9.30 p.m.; Sundays at 7.45 & 9.15 p.m. ; telegraph office open week days 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. & on sunday from 8.30 to 10 a.m

Matlock Green.-Mrs. Annie Webb, sub-postmistress. Letters through Matlock Bath are delivered at 7 & 11.30 a.m. & 3.40 & 7.30 p.m.; dispatched at 9.30 & 11.15 a.m. & 3.30, 7.45 & 9.15 p.m.; sundays, 7.15 p.m

Post Office, Starkholmes.-Mrs. Elizabeth Watts, subĀ­postmistress. Letters through Matlock Bath delivered about 7 a.m. & 5.30 p.m. & dispatched at 10 a.m. & 5.30 p.m.; sundays, arrive 8 a.m.; dispatched 8.30 a.m.

Matlock Bath, 1 mile distant, is the nearest money order & telegraph office

Wall Letter Boxes, in various parts of the town, cleared five or six times daily & once on sundays

Council chambers, Town hall, Matlock.
Meetings are held on the 2nd monday in every month at 3 p.m.

Chairman, Davis Mark Wildgoose.

Retire in April, 1913.
Anthony Carlisle
John Berry Richards


William Harrison Moore
Richard Shenton
Retire in April, 1914.
George Bunting
Robert Hall


William Henry Lowe
Davis Mark Wildgoose
Retire in April, 1915.
Samuel Dakin
John Nuttall


James Howard Scholes
Lubin George Wildgoose

Clerk, Richard Taylor, Town hall
Treasurer, Horace Loveday, Crompton & Evans' Union Bank Limited
Medical Officer of Health, Edward Crarer M.B., C.M Edin. Westmains, Lime Tree hill
Surveyor & Water Engineer, Joseph Turner, Town hall
Inspector of Nuisances, John Dorsett Evans, Town hall
Collector, George Nuttall Else, Town hall


The sub-District comprises the following places:- Aldwarke, Birchover, Bonsall, Cromford, Dethick, North Darley, South Darley, Elton, Gratton, Ible, Ironbrook Grange, Lea & Holloway, Matlock, Matlock Bath, Tansley, Winster.
Sub Committee meets at the Town hall on the wednesday following the second friday in each month.
Chairman, Tom Wright J.P
Clerk, William Evans, Wilmot street, The Dimple
Pension Officer, B. Avery, Matlock Bath


Usually acting for the Matlock District of the Wirksworth Petty Sessional Division :-
Arkwright Frederic Chas. esq. D.L. Willersley, Matlock
Barrow Bridgman Langdale esq. Sydnope hall, nr. Matlock
Cavendish Henry Frederick C. esq. D.L
Clay Alfred esq. Darley hall, Matlock Bath
Dawbarn Robert Yelverton esq. Wood End, Cromford, Matlock
Marsden-Smedley John Bertram esq. Lea Green, Matlock Bath
Wright Tom esq. Warney lea, Darley Dale

The chairmen, for the time being, of the Matlock, Matlock Bath, Bonsall, North Darley & South Darley Urban District Councils, are ex-officio magistrates
Clerk to the Magistrates, James Potter, Bridge chambers, Matlock

Petty Sessions are held at the Town hall, Matlock, every alternate wednesday at 11 a. m. The following places are included in the district:-Bonsall, Cromford, Dethick, Lea & Holloway, Matlock, Matlock Bath, Tansley, North Darley, Wensley & Snitterton (South Darley)


County Court in connection with Wirksworth is held alternate months, at the Town hall ; His Honor Thos. Bateman Napier LL.D. judge; William Sealy Fisher, registrar ; Samuel Pearson, Wirksworth, chief clerk; attends mondays, wednesdays & fridays ; offices, Town hall. For places within its jurisdiction see Wirksworth
Fire Brigade, William Hodgson, captain ; 1 lieutenant & 10 men, Town hall
Institute, The Green, Charles Housley, hon. Sec
Market Hall, William Squires, collector
Matlock & High Tor Recreation Grounds, Dale road, Robert Hall, sec
Police Station, John Clarke, supt. 1 sergt. & 6 constables
Victoria Hall, Smedley street, J. Barnes, res. manager


The Hydropathic Hospital (Smedley Memorial), Bank road, supported mainly by voluntary contributions (each patient paying only 10s. per week for board &c.), erected in 1882, & has 28 beds; Charles H. Harris, sec. & treasurer; Miss .Anne Jackson, matron


Derbyshire Yeomanry, Matlock detachment of B Squadron, Major H. F. Gretton, commanding; Squadron Sergt.-Major A.. W. Tubb, drill instructor Matlock Detachment of E Company, 6th Battalion Sherwood Foresters (Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire Regiment), Armoury, Wellington street, Lieut. W. E. V. Tompkins, commanding; Sergt. Instructor Jn. Turner


Assessor & Collector of Income Tax for Matlock, Matlock Bath, Cromford, Darley, South Darley & Tansley, Robert Hall, Dale road
Assistant Overseer for Matlock, George Nuttall Else, Town hall
Medical Officer & Public Vaccinator, Matlock District, Bakewell Union, Edward Crarer M.B., C.M. Westmains, Lime Tree hill
Registrar of Births & Deaths & Vaccination Officer for the Matlock Sub-district & Registrar of Marriages for Bakewell Sub-district, Bakewell Union, William Evans, Wilmot street, The Dimple
Steward of the Manor of Matlock, James Potter, Bridge chambers

PLACES OF WORSHIP, with times of Services.

St. Giles' Parish Church, Matlock Town, Rev. James Wm. Kewley, rector & surrogate; Rev. Horace Pattison B.A. curate; 8 & 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; wed. 7.15 p.m
All Saints', Matlock Bank, Rev. James Bartlet Hyde B.A. vicar; 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; on all holy days at 10.30 a.m. & weds. at 7.30 p.m.; the church is open daily from 10 to 5
St. John the Baptist, Cliff road, Matlock Dale; Rev. William Scott, chaplain; 8 & 11 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; thurs. 6 p.m
Church of England Mission Room, Starkholmes
Catholic Church of Our Lady & St. Joseph, Bank road, Rev. George Le Roy, priest; mass & instruction, 10.30 a.m. ; benediction, 6.30 p.m
Society of Friends' Meeting House, Matlock Bank, 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m.; wed. 10.30 a.m
Congregational, Matlock Bank; 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m. ; wed. 7.30 p.m
Primitive Methodist, Bank road; 10.30 a. m. & 6.30p.m. }
Primitive Methodist, Starkholmes; 2.30 & 6.30 p.m.; tues. 7.30 p.m }
Primitive Methodist, The Moor; 2.30 & J 6.30 p.m. ; tues. 7 p.m } [all 3] Rev. J. Harryman Taylor M.A.
United Methodist Church, Imperial road, Rev. William H. Wheeldon; 10.30 a. m. & 6.30 p.m
Wesleyan Methodist, Bank road, Rev. Edwin Gelder (supt.); Rev. Mark Davenport, supernumerary; 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m. ; wed. 7.30 p.m Christadelphian Meeting Room, Smedley street: 10.30 a.m. & 6.30 p.m


School Attendance Officer, William Vallance, Wolley rd
Council School, Chesterfield road (mixed & infants), erected in 1897 & enlarged 1901, for 350 boys & girls & 220 infants; average attendance, 200 mixed & 120 infants; James A. Mills A.C.P. master; Miss E, E. Ellis, infants' mistress
Parish Church, Matlock Town (mixed), founded by Mr. George Spateman in 1647; new buildings were erected in 1870 & enlarged in 1889 at a cost of £500, for 227 children; average attendance, 156 boys & girls & 68 infants; Thomas Henry Williams, master; Miss Sarah Jane Sladen, mistress
All Saints', Matlock Bank (mixed), erected in 1874, for 261 children; average attendance, 260; Robert H. Baker, master
All Saints', Matlock Bank (infants), erected in 1898 for 119 children; average attendance, 115; Miss Gertrude Roberts, mistress
Church of England, Starkholmes (mixed), erected in 1878, for 80 children; average attendance, 54; Mrs. Elizabeth Harding, mistress

Carrier to Derby. John Twigg, The Green, tues. & fri. returning same days
'Buses, every 20 minutes, run between Matlock, Matlock Bath & Cromford
Railway Station, Harry I' Anson, station master

Matlock Bath

Post Office (head office) at which business of all kinds is transacted and inland revenue stamps sold _ Henry George Buckman, postmaster. The post office is open week days from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. ; Sundays 8.30 to 10 a.m ; telegraph 8.30 to 10 a.m

Arrivals and dispatches of Letters.
Letters arrive at 4 and 11.5 a.m & at 1.30, 3.5, 5 & 6.3 p.m ; dispatched at 4, 7.55, 10.35 & 10.50 a.m ; & 1.15, 2.15, 4.45, 5.15, 8.20 & 10.30 p.m. The town delivery includes Matlock & Cromford


Council chamber, Pavilion.

Meetings held at the offices, 3rd wednesday in the month at 7 p.m.

Chairman, Charles Frederick White.
Vice-Chairman, William H. Hackney.

Retire in April, 1913.
Frederick Edwin Leggoe
Ernest Francis Martin


Charles Frederick White
Retire in April, 1914.
John William Boden
Silvester Britland


John Holden
John Nuttall
Retire in April, 1915.
Harold Buxton
William Henry Hackney


William Lennox
Albert Wright Witham

Officers of the Urban District Council.
Clerk, William Gill, Hunter's chambers, Matlock
Treasurer, Francis C. Balguy, Parr's Bank Ltd. (branch)
Medical Officer of Health, George Harvey L.R.C.P. Edin., L.R.C.S. Irel. Wirksworth
Accountant, Ernest Randle, Council offices
Surveyor, Water Engineer & Inspector of Nuisances Harold W. A. Carter, Council chambers
Collector, Evelyn Newbold Council offices
Water Bailiff, A. J. Sharman

Police Station, John Whiteley, sergeant


Police Station, Arthur Aves, sergeant

PLACES OF WORSHIP, with times of services.

Holy Trinity Church, Rev. Charles Baker, vicar; 10.45 a.m. & 6.30 p.m. ; thurs. 7.30 p.m
Scarthin Mission Church; 6.30 p.m.; wed. 7.30 p.m
Congregational, Rev. Enoch Doughty Solomon; 10.45 a.m. & 6.30 p.m
Primitive Methodist, Scarthin Row, Rev. J. Harryman Taylor M.A. (supt.); 2.30 & 6 p.m. ; week days, 7.30 p.m

Wesleyan Methodist, Derwent Parade ;
11 a.m. & 6.30 p.m. ; thurs. 7 p.m.
Wesleyan Methodist, Scarthin
Rev. Edwin Gelder (supt.); Rev. John E. Dark, Rev. Mark Davenport & Rev. John Wagstaffe, supernumeraries


Public Elementary School, erected in 1853, for 160 children; average attendance, 105; William Henry Lees; A. Mus. T.C.L. master

Railway Station, Henry Lovatt, station master

An Ann Andrews transcript
Note: spelling, case and punctuation are as they appear in the Directory

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