Publisher: Valentine "Colourtone" Series Publisher: Valentine "Colourtone" Series These two postcards taken from what was once known as The Heights of Jacob, show The Heights of Abraham and Matlock Bath from very similar positions. The second postcard shows Riber Castle in the top right hand corner, and clearly being a later photograph. The Heights of Jacob is the area just off Upperwood Road and above what used to be the Palais Royal or Old Pavilion which is ... (read more)
Derby porcelain plate with view near Middleton
DERSB : 2009.63.2
Plate made at Derby Porcelain Works, around 1810.
The scene painted on the plate is called 'Near Middleton, Derbyshire' It depicts a landscape with a man fishing in the forground, and the hall at Middleton-by-Youlgreave in the background, surrounded by a deep blue and gilded border.
- Rights: Creative Commons CC BY-NC 4.0 Buxton Museum and Art Gallery (part of Derbyshire County Council)
Wonders linked to this object:
The postcard depicts Matlock Bath's Royal Hotel with the Palais Royal (Old Pavilion) and its gardens. The Royal Hotel replaced the "Old Bath" hotel and a limited company was founded in 1883 to redevelop the area after the Old Bath hotel fell into disrepair. It was initially owned and developed by Major Wieland who spent a significant amount of money on both the hotel and the surrounding area. It was closed to the public during the First World War when it was used as a convalescent home by ... (read more)
Publisher: Edgar Wright, Speedwell Cottage, Upperwood, Matlock Bath This photograph was taken outside the Fishpond Hotel in Matlock Bath which has retained its name as the Fishpond Bar. It depicts a charabanc which is often mispronounced as "sharra-bang" in colloquial British English. The name derives from the French char à bancs meaning "carriage with wooden benches"; a mode of transport first appearing in France in the early 19th century. Early charabanc were horse-drawn but combustion engines became a more common sight until more conventional modes of public transport started to make ... (read more)