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Memorial Title

Centenary of WW1 (Lost)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial well dressing at Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire depicting Whaley Bridge War Memorial.
Images
Well dressing
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Adjacent to 1 Bingswood Ave
Whaley Bridge
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK23 7LX

NGR:
SK 01223 81594
(Estimated.)
Location details:
On the southeast side of the road near the canal basin.
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 and comprising an upright oblong panel with a shallow arch top.

The central panel depicted the Whaley Bridge permanent war memorial of a stone cross on a pedestal in a green landscape and the borders depicted several WW1 images: a tank, a biplane, a riderless horse and troops in trenches. The lower border carried a group of red poppies flanked by badges of the Notts and Derby Regiment. The inscription was in white upright capital block lettering on a blue ground at the head.

The well dressing was displayed from 29th June to 6th July 2014 and was subsequently dismantled.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Plant
 material,
clay
c1500 c1200 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c1500 c1200 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
WAR MEMORIAL
WHALEY BRIDGE
1914 2014
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 0 0
Administration
Custodian: Unknown

Local authorities:
From 1974: Whaley Bridge Town Council; High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
June, 2014: The dressing was made by members of the local community.

29th June, 2014: The dressing was blessed by local clergy.

29th June, 2014: The dressing was photographed by Glyn Williams.

7th July, 2014: The dressing was dismantled

References
Well Dressing.com has an illustration.
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