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Memorial Title

Centenary of WW1 (Lost)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a well dressing war memorial at Whaley Bridge, Derbyshire commemorating the centenary of WW1.
Images
Well dressing
Locations
Last known location:
Grounds of Uniting Church
Buxton Rd (A5004)
Whaley Bridge
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK23 7JF

NGR:
SK 01189 81206
(Estimated.)
Location details:
On the eastern side of the road just north of the railway bridge.
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.

The dressing depicted a Red Cross nurse tending to a wounded soldier in a hospital bed. A broad border contained green foliage at the top and red poppies around the lower part. The inscription was in dark green upright characters.

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
c1800 c1200 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c1800 c1200 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
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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