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Memorial Title

Centenary of WW1 (Lost)

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial well dressing commemorating the Centenary of WW1 at The Nook, Stoney Middleton, Derbyshire.
Images

Well dressing Names
Locations

Last known location:
Main Well
The Nook
Stoney Middleton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S32 4TU

NGR:
SK 23126 75503
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
On the western side of the road.
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 dressing comprised a segmental pediment over a frieze with two finials above a central panel with smaller surrounding panels. The image extended over the entire surface and comprised a scene with infantrymen at the centre advancing past battlefield grave markers, with shattered trees to each side, dark birds flying overhead, a ruined building ahead and a profuse growth of red poppies in the foreground. The names were on a recessed panel under the frieze and the inscriptions and namelist were in black upright capital lettering.

The well dressing was displayed from 19th to 28th July 2014 and was subsequently dismantled.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Clay, plant material c2100 c1800 c200 Lost
Frame Wood c2100 c1800 c200 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription

Pediment:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 14
Number served and returned  0
Total names 14
AT THE
GOING DOWN OF
THE SUN
AND IN THE
MORNING
Freize:
1914 - WE WILL REMEMBER THEM - 1918
Top panel:
GEORGE A. BAILEY
FRANK BLACKWELL
WILLIAM GODDARD
JOSEPH HANCOCK
JAMES JACKSON
ARTHUR LENNON
ISAAC SLATER
ALFRED BARKER
THOMAS C. EIDSON
HERBERT HANCOCK
CLIFFORD JACKSON
ALBURY JERRAM
CHARLES PARKIN
CHARLES WARD
Bottom panel:
2014
STONEY
MIDDLETON
Administration

Custodian: Not known.

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

Summer 2014: The memorial was planned, designed and constructed by members of the local community.

19th July, 2014: The memorial was blessed by the local clergy.

29th July, 2014: 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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