It would be interesting to know what he had done to create such a cloud. But I doubt we’ll ever know!
- The Valley of the Goyt (1880)
- An Excursion to Errwood (1880)
- Over the High Peak Railway (1880)
- Down the Valley of the Goyt (1881)
Strephon was the pen name of Edward Bradbury, who is usually regarded as a typical Victorian journalist and very much of the dilettante set.
He was born in December 1853 in Derby, the son of master tailor John Bradbury and his wife Harriett. After leaving school he entered the service of the Midland Railway, where he enjoyed privileged facilities, and devoted his leisure hours to writing articles for the local press under the pseudonym Strephon, often on railway-related subjects.
These articles were published in the Derbyshire Times and the Sheffield Daily Telegraph. Certain sketches were also published nationally in London Society, Cassell’s Magazine and The Magazine of Art, while many appeared later in book compilations, often in an expanded format.
By 1891 he had moved to Buxton and was living at 1 Hartington Terrace, West Street – advertising himself in the Directories as Edward Strephon Bradbury.
The cause of death was given as ‘pneumonia following dropsy’.