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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:
Roadside
Macclesfield Rd (B5470)
Whaley Bridge
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK23 7DH

NGR:
SK 00861 80616
(Estimated.)
Location details:
On the northern side of the road at the junction with Reddish Rd.
Type
Overall type: Well dressing.


Overall condition: Lost


Description:

A temporary well dressing tableau made from flowers and other vegetation pressed into clay held in a wooden frame and comprising a single square panel.

The design comprised a large red poppy on a green ground with an image of the Whaley Bridge war memorial offset to the right. The inscription was in pink and green upright capital lettering.

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
c600 c600 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c600 c600 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
TAXAL &
WWI      WWI
FERNILEE
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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