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Mr. Graves, who was proprietor of the Albion Hotel Restaurant from about 1893 to 1928, had this card printed to advertise his Restaurant and entice diners to choose his premises for their meal (front of card above, back of card below).

He was clearly keen to attract the increasing number of cyclists visiting Matlock Bath into the restaurant and it is interesting to note that he described the restaurant as "Opposite the Band Kiosk" to ensure they found it. He also charged 1d[1] for visitors to use the restaurant's lavatory (wash room), i.e. to "spend a penny". Tuppence (2d) for a cup of tea, coffee or cocoa sounds quite a bargain in comparison to today's prices.

Card In the collection of and provided by and © Ken Smith.
Image scanned for this website and information written, researched by and © Ann Andrews.
Intended for personal use only.

1d = one penny in "old" currency, i.e. before the currency of the U.K. was decimalised. There were 12d to the shilling (s) and 240 pennies to the pound (£)