Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Help for Heroes (Lost)

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial well dressing commemorating Help for Heroes at Main Well, Market Place, Hartington, Derbyshire.
Images

Memorial Well dressing
Locations

Last known location:
Main Well
Market Pl
Hartington
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK17 0AW

NGR:
SK 12815 60457
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
Against the pump on the traffic island on the eastern side of Market Pl at the junction with Church St.
Type

Overall type: Well dressing.


Overall condition: Lost


Description:

A traditional temporary well dressing tableau made from flowers and other vegetation pressed into clay held in a wooden frame. The semicircular pediment portrayed a battlefield cross with superimposed poppy flanked by white doves. The main oblong panel featured a large poppy and the background contained a variety of floral designs. The well dressing was displayed for a few days in Summer 2011 and was subsequently dismantled.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Clay, plant material c2000 c1200 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c2000 c1200 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

2011
HELP FOR HEROES
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Unspecified
Number died 0
Number served and returned 0
Total names 0
Administration

Custodian: Not known.

Local authorities:
Hartington Town Quarter Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History

Summer 2011: The memorial was planned, designed and constructed by members of the local community.

September 2011: The memorial was displayed at the roadside for a few days, then 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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