About this image
Looking west towards the arch carrying the Ticknall Tramway over the road. At the time this image was produced, Main Street was known as Highwayside and continued to be shown thus on larger scale maps until at least the 1970s.
Picture the Past is grateful to website contributor John A Thickitt for drawing attention to this latter fact.
Image taken by photographer E Martin. Edward Martin was born in Derby but lived in Melbourne, he owned two studios, Ashby Road and Potters Street. He was a prolific photographer of local places of interest which he sold in postcard form in and around Melbourne in local shops as well as from his studio. Many of his original glass plates have survived and are held in the Archives at Derbyshire Record Office, Matlock. He has a large number of photographs owned by the National Trust, these are of mainly the Crewe family at Calke Abbey, and can be seen in the National Archives in London or online. (Additional information very kindly supplied by Karan O'Connor).