Updated 16 Jan 2008

WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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Photo 218


Bank road side of property

88, Bank Road, Matlock

This Milliner's shop was occupied by William and Eva DOXEY around 1890 (see 1901 Census). William was Clerk of the Works in nearby Smedley's Hydro, was the author's GGFather, and had 5 children by 2 wives. The drawings are taken from his sketchbook, showing his draughting skills.
The title above the shop window reads: D & L DOXEY, MILLINERS
The sign on the wall reads:
G.W.SHAW. Plumber, Glazier, Painter, Hot Water Fitter, Paper Hanger.

Photo taken:
Source: May Walker, Sheffield

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Taken 2007 by Adrienne Holmes.
Bank Road side of property
Living room
Bank Road side of property
Living room
Rear of the property
Living room
Living room
Message on back reads:
"This is the Primitive Chapel where I go every Sunday. House(?) below is the Wesleyans & next to that is our place so the Chapels are close to, this is Bank Road."
The first Primitive Methodist Church to be built in Matlock was situated on Bank Road, just below the junction with Smedley Street and opposite to Smedley's Hydro boiler house. It was founded in 1838 and re-built in 1865, with Sunday schools added in 1878.

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