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Other views of the obelisk

Donkeys, 19th century

The Grand Pavilion (Kursaal), 1910-12

Grand Pavilion and Spar Shop


The Royal Hotel
and Bathing Establishment

Visitors, 1909

This beautiful view shows the Royal Hotel and the spire of Holy Trinity Church set against the background of the limestone crags of Cat Tor. The photographer is standing on the road leading to the hotel's entrance, close to the junction with the A6, which sweeps away from the viewer on its way to Cromford. The area between the obelisk and the hotel's wall was one of the places where the young men and youths had, some years before, congregated with their donkeys ready to take the visitors up to the Heights of Abraham. The photograph was probably taken in the Edwardian era, but may date from slightly earlier than that.

"Church and Royal Hotel, Matlock Bath". Unposted, and with G.W.W. the only publisher's mark.
Postcard in the collection of and provided by and © Ray Ash.
Researched, written by and © Ann Andrews.
Intended for personal use only.