|The entrance to No 23 today (Writer's Collection)|
|The former police station - now a museum|
|Road Map of Peak District dated 1938 (Govt. Maps Office)|
"After making my report and asking for orders, [from Lt-Col Sutcliffe at Bn HQ] he sent me up to the mess at 530 Coombe Road, just near our battalion HQ. This house was someone's beautiful home."
"Our mess at 530 Coombe Road was selected because it was close to the central dugouts where every part of our defence system on the Island was linked by phone. I had my company office in a huge house - 528, Coombe Road. The second day there, the Japs put a 6-inch shell in one of the rooms killing six men and wounding several more."
|In happier times (Source: Chinarhyming.com)|
|Today - with an air of faded gentility, dilapidation and decay (Writer's Collection)|
|Hidden among the trees, but with a story to tell (Source: Writer's Collection)|