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Memorial Title

Centenary of WW1 - Belper Figures

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of temporary figures displayed at and near Belper North Mill to commemorate the centenary of WW1.
Images

Setting Figure Setting Figure
Locations

Last known location:
North Facade
Belper North Mill
Bridge Foot (A517)
Belper
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE56 1YD

NGR:
SK 34537 48084 ±5m
Location details:
The building is also known as Strutt's North Mill. Figures were also placed on the walls of Belper East Mill and other buildings in the town.
Type

Overall type: Temporary figures.


Overall condition: Fair.


Description:

Fifteen life sized photographic prints of local people pasted onto walls in public areas. Prints were black and white images of local young men wearing a red poppy and were chosen to be modern representations of a similar age to those who would have served in WW1. The illustrations here are samples from those erected and they were intended to remain displayed for about three months.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Figure Paper c2000 c1000 - Fair
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

[None.]

Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 0
Number served and returned 0
Total names 0
Administration

Custodian: Andy Mayers

Local authorities:
From 1974: Belper Town Council, Amber Valley Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council.
History

April 2015:The figures were produced and installed by graphic designer Andy Mayers in conjunction with Belper Arts Festival Street Art Project and pupils from Belper School.

10th June 2015: The memorial was surveyed by Roy Branson and Alan Willmot. It was in fair condition.
References

Derby Telegraph, 23rd April 2015 pp20-21: an account of the memorial.
Comments

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