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Memorial Title

Centenary of the Battle of the Somme (Lost)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a temporary WW1 war memorial tableau at Eyam, Derbyshire.
Images
Tableau Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Further images may be available on request.
Locations
Last known location:
Private garden
The Causeway
Eyam
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S32 5QF

NGR:
SK 22084 76405
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
On the north side of the road.
Type
Overall type: Tableau.


Overall condition: Lost.


Description:

A temporary life-size WW1 battlefield trench scene with home-made mannequins in army uniform and with a sandbag gun emplacement. A carpet of red poppies was strewn over the foreground and a flag in the background bore the inscription. (See Comments below for further interpretation of this feature.)

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tableau Fabric - - - Lost
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
LEST WE FORGET
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action First Battle of the Somme
(1 Jly - 18 Nov 1916)
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 0 0
Administration
Custodian: Not known

Local authorities:
From 1974: Eyam Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
August 2016: The tableau was displayed for a few days in August 2016, then dismantled.
References
Comments
There is some doubt over whether this tableau would be recognised as a war memorial under the normal definitions used by most heritage organisations, but it is included here with the benefit of doubt and because of the incorporation of poppies and the flag with a commemorative statement.

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