There are plenty of intriguing shots including a plucky postman making the steep climb at Millers Dale to deliver mail or lead picking in the snow, where the famous mineral fluorspar is found.
Rockside Hydro in Matlock, is pictured in full glory. It was situated up the hill from Smedley's Hydro and later became part of Matlock Teacher Training College and has now been developed into apartments.
Another interesting image shows Kathleen Kennedy and her brother Lieutenant Joseph Kennedy arriving at her wedding to the Marquess of Hartington, heir to the Dukedom of Devonshire.
Just four months later the 10th Duke's eldest son and heir William was killed in action in Belgium while serving with his regiment, the Coldstream Guards. Kathleen died in an aeroplane accident in 1948. They are buried along with other members of the Cavendish family in the churchyard of St Peter's at the village of Edensor on the Chatsworth estate.