Friday, 28 January 2011

Smedley's Hydro, Matlock, Derbyshire, c.1911

I found this vintage postcard, c.1911, in the batch of 200 or so I received earlier this month. This grand looking building is in Matlock, Derbyshire. Those of you who were quick enough to read my original post on this will realise that, in my haste, I actually wrote about another Smedley's Hydro (in Stockport). Fortunately I spotted the erro quite soon after posting. This one was built in 1853, and eventually closed in 1950 when it became the head quarters of the Derbyshire County Council.

Smedley's Hydro, Matlock, Derbyshire, published by Valentine, c.1911

As usual 100's more vintage postcards can be found on my web site


  1. Howdy
    Happy PFF:)
    Oh wow a stack of new cards to sort through how thrilling !
    Thank you for sharing another fantastic postcard with us today .
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend .
    Until Next Time
    Happy Trails

  2. Enjoy finding other treasures in that stack! This one is a keeper! Happy PFF!

  3. I didn't know what a hydro was so I looked it up and found out that it was a hydrotherapy complex.

  4. Do you have any postcards relating to weaving?

  5. As an American I was going to ask what a hydro was, but postcardy answered it for me.
    Happy PFF, and thanks for sharing.

  6. Thanks to Postcardy - I was just about to look Hydro up too. Very nice card!

  7. I lived long enough near the Dunblane Hydro and never really wondered why it was called that, nor even that there might be others around.

  8. To me, Hidro (in Romanian) was the jargon for a bus station near the Hidromecanica factory, in my hometown - Brasov, Transilvania, Romania. :)

    Nice card, full of details!


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