This photo from the ealy 1940s shows Matlock’s Dad’s Army.
The home guards were posted on Matlock Station approach and had access to an old railway carriage for resting. They also guarded the Slack Hill area and a shed at a farm on Slack Hill. The shed can still be seen in the shape of a sentry box.
The home guards were conveyed there by the soldiers billeted at the Whitworth Institute in Darley Dale.