These two photographs show the back garden of 13 Bromley Street in about 1902.
We cannot be certain, but the date of the photographs could mean the woman and man shown are John Buxton Brooks and Rosa Brooks who had the house built in 1901-2.
John was a clerk for the Midland Railway Company. He was born in 1871 in Derby. In 1895 he married Rosa Pool, then aged 27, at Victoria Street Congregational Church.
Her father, William Pool, owned a carriage works (making and repairing horse-drawn vehicles); an extensive works covering the area now occupied by ATS and Kedleston Interiors on Kedleston Road.
In the 1901 census the couple lived at 119 Kedleston Road, before moving to Bromley Street in 1902. They lived there for 8 years before moving to Matlock in about 1908, where they named their new house “Bromley Villa”.
13 Bromley Street was sold to Frederick and Gertrude Allen in 1910.
All images courtesy of Derby City Council and www.picturethepast.org.uk
This picture of 13 and 15 Bromley Street dates to about 1902 when the houses were first built. Taken in the snow details of the front walls and railings show up well, along with the patterned brick arches framing the front doors.