This postcard shows the Tram Shelter and Crown Square. The Tram Shelter was established 1899. The Crown Hotel first opened its doors in 1895, and was last a hotel in 1990. It was the hotel that gave its name into the square.
Matlock Cable Tramway was cable tramway that opened 1893 and closed in 1927. The tramway ran between Matlock railway station and the Hydro Spa Hotels of Smedley’s and Rockside. The tramway was financed by locally born newspaper owner Sir George Newnes.
Some of the original structure of the Tram Shelter exists today, as it was moved from the location in the postcard Hall Leys Park.
For more information about the establishment and history of the Matlock Tram consult the andregen.com website