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Number 12 (Hayfield Platoon) 'C' (New Mills) COY. Third Derbyshire BN. HG.
Hayfield was once the home of that much loved 'Dad's Army' star Arthur Lowe, but naturally during the war the village had its own Home Guard. Parish councillor Edmund Houghton has for years treasured this photograph and by asking round has even been able to put names to the faces.
(left to right) front row: Bob Retchless, J. Fletcher George Marshall, Jim Symms, Sam Winterbottom, Sam Edwards, H. Fletcher, Fred Yates.
Second row: John Bennett, ? Burns, Arnold Hirst, Percy Wild, Johnny Wood, Rupert Stafford, Jack
Ratcliffe, Tom Hague, Johnny Smith, Harry Ratcliffe, Fred Hoyle, A. Robertson, Percy Broadhurst, Fred France, Albert Jepson, A. Crabtree, Jim Jepson, Keith Warrington, Tom Gould, Harry Brennand.
Third row: Willie Ball, Horace Bennett, Jim Bennett, Bert Sowerbutt, Alf Holt, Jim Winterbottom, Jack Neilson, Eric Livesley, ? McCardell, Cyril Taylor, Percy France, Harold Harrison, David Huddlestone, John Bennett, Joe Turner, Lionel Robinson, Frank Osborn, Wilf Mellor, Tom Holt, Percy Barber.
Back row: John Uxley, Harry Lowe, Charles Chatterton, J. Smith, Keith Bowden, Joe McAdam, Bernard Wilson, Charlie Barber.