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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 All Saints C of E Voluntary Aided Primary School, Alport La, Youlgrave or Youlgreave, Derbyshire.
Images

Well dressing
Locations

Last known location:
All Saints C of E Voluntary
 Aided Primary School
Alport La
Youlgrave or Youlgreave, Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE45 1WN

NGR:
SK 21250 64413
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details: Against the front wall of the school building, facing the road.
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 upright oblong panel with rounded top. The design comprised a background of blues and greens with silhouettes of aeroplanes and waving people with the dedication on a red banner and further inscriptions in a narrow vertical panel at each side.
Components:

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

1945
2015
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 0
Number served and returned 0
Total names 0
      70 70      
VE DAY
      YOULGRAVE
      70
ALL SAINTS      
70      
Administration

Custodian: Not known.

Local authorities:
Youlgreave 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.

20th June 2015: The memorial was blessed by the local clergy.

20th June 2015: The memorial was displayed from 20th to 25th June 2015

26th June 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.
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