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Memorial Title

70th Anniversary of VE Day (Lost)

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial well dressing commemorating the 70th Anniversary of VE Day at the Childrens Well on The Street, Tissington, Derbyshire.
Images

Well dressing
Locations

Last known location:
Childrens Well
The Street
Tissington
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE6 1RA

NGR:
SK 17453 52434
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:

On the western side of The Street (sometimes known as Rakes La or The Green) just south of the junction with Sawpit Hill (sometimes known as Chapel La).
Type

Overall type: Well dressing.


Overall condition: Lost


Description:

A temporary well dressing tableau made from flowers and other vegetation pressed into clay held in a wooden frame. The dressing followed the traditional style but comprised only an oblong panel. The design comprised upright blue and red capital block lettering on a white panel superimposed on a design representing a fragment of the Union Flag.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Clay, plant material c900 c1200 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c900 c1200 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

VE
70
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 0
Number served and returned 0
Total names 0
Administration

Custodian: Not known.

Local authorities:
Tissington Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History

Spring 2015: The memorial was planned, designed and constructed by members of the local community.

14th May, 2015: The memorial was blessed by the local clergy.

14th May, 2015: The memorial was displayed from 14th to 20th May, 2015

21st May, 2015: The memorial was dismantled and the components salvaged for future use.
References

Well dressing details are available from the welldressing.com site run by Glyn Williams.
Comments

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