New guide steers walkers towards Matlock’s treasures

Ken Parker, Kevin Blair (Greenaway Workshop which organised the design and ppublication of the guide),  Peter Wild, Matlock Civic Association chairman Tony Symes
Ken Parker, Kevin Blair (Greenaway Workshop which organised the design and ppublication of the guide), Peter Wild, Matlock Civic Association chairman Tony Symes

A new 28 page booklet celebrating Matlock’s heritage has just been published.

The booklet, entitled Matlock Heritage Trails, is based on two walking routes around the town centre and old Matlock.
Five thousand copies of the old Trails booklet have been sold in the past ten years and this new publication builds on that success with a comprehensive update telling the story of the town.

The new booklet has been produced by Matlock Civic Association (MCA) as the personal project of association member Peter Wild. Tony Symes, the civic associaiton’s chairman, said: “Peter Wild did an enormous amount of detailed research and has produced a really user-friendly guide to the town” .

While Peter wrote the text and took the photographs, the design and publication was organised by Greenaway Workshop, a local charity from Darley Dale dedicated to helping people with long term health conditions through occupational therapy.

Phil Derbyshire, who did the layout and design, said: “This booklet is one of the largest and most interesting printing jobs we’ve ever had”.

Commenting on the help and support he had received Peter Wild said..”This eye-catching booklet is a fitting reward for many hours of skilled work by the workshop”.

The cost of printing was grant aided by Derbyshire Dales District Council and Matlock Town Council.
The new booklet is priced at £2 and is on sale at Matlock Library, Bridge News, the Peak Rail Shop, Manor Pharmacy and Armitts shop on Smedley Street.

Kevin Blair, acting print manager of the Greenaway Workshop, said: “This is a great example of one charity helping another.”