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Memorial
Title
Christmas Truce 1914 (Lost)
Images
Setting Detail
Locations
Last known location:
Borrowash Methodist
    Church
Nottingham Rd (A6005)
Borrowash
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE72 3FL

NGR:
SK 41783 34511
(±5m)
Location details:
The church is at the junction with Chapel Row.
Type
Overall type:  Tableau


Overall condition: Lost.


Description:

A temporary decorated artificial Christmas tree accompanied by a tableau of modelled figures depicting British and German soldiers shaking hands in no man's land in the Western Front in 1914. The tableau was accompanied by a caption bearing the text in black printed lettering. The memorial was displayed for a few days in mid December 2014 as part of the church's annual Christmas Tree Festival and was subsequently dismantled.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Tree Wood, fabric 1800 900 850 Unknown
Tableau Card, fabric c300 c900 c900 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres unless stated otherwise, ±5mm.
Inscription
Caption: The Somme

Christmas 1914


Conflicts and people commemorated
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 0
Number served and returned 0
Total names 0
Administration
Custodians:
The Anglican Choir of Ockbrook with Borrowash.
Local Authorities:
Ockbrook and Borrowash Parish Council, Erewash Borough Council and Derbyshire County Council.
History
December 2014: Made and assembled by members of the Anglican Choir of Ockbrook with Borrowash.

12th December 2014: Surveyed by Roy Branson.
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Comments
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