Cromford Court, along with other large buildings in both Matlock
Bath and Matlock, was requisitioned during the Second World War
and soldiers were billeted in the property. Here are a small group
of soldiers larking about in a reception room that had
been converted to soldier's sleeping
quarters. On the bench under the window are neatly folded
clothes and a straw boater.
It is interesting to see how well finished the interior
of the house was. Apart from the bench and panelling
there are some lovely Art Nouveau details in the leaded windows.
This room can be seen from the outside on
some close ups of the building's exterior. Post war the
room was used for fancy
dress evenings and similar entertainments.
There is more about Cromford Court (formerly Woodbank)