Updated 26 Jun 2005

WIRKSWORTH Parish Records 1600-1900

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Photo 342


Matlock Bath, Kursaal

The Kursaal attached to the Royal Hotel. (Kursaal is the reception-room of a spa, from German for cure-saloon) In the bottom left is a notice saying "Petrifying well, Aquarium". Another says "Restaurant".

Photo taken:c1892

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A sign in the trees reads "Petrifying Well, Aquarium". Four open charabancs await outside the Kursaal. Vehicle style suggest 1920s. Man cycles down middle of road. Two more 1920s style cars await in the distance. Twenty insulators on a telephone pole.

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