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Memorial Title

Centenary of World War 1 (Lost)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a temporary well dressing war memorial commemorating the centenary of WW1 at the Church of the Immaculate Conception, Charlesworth, Derbyshire.
Images
Memorial
Locations
Last known location:
Churchyard Wellhouse
Church of the
 Immaculate Conception
Long La
Charlesworth
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK13 5ES

NGR:
SJ 99759 93573
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
The church is on the western side of Long La; the wellhouse is by the side of the public footpath at the bottom of the churchyard.
Type
Overall type: Well Dressing.


Overall condition: Lost.


Description:

A temporary well dressing tableau made from vegetation pressed into clay held in a wooden frame. The dressing comprised a square panel and the design depicted a red poppy in a white roundel with an inscription in yellow upright characters.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Plant material,
clay
c900 c900 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c900 c900 c50 Lost
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
1914-1918
2014-2018
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Number died 0
Number served and returned 0
Total names 0
Administration
Custodian: Not known

Local authorities:
From 1974: Charlesworth Parish Council; High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
Spring 2014: The well dressing was designed and assembled by members of the local community.

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

19th - 27th July 2014: The well dressing was displayed for a few days and subsequently dismantled. It was photographed by Glynn Williams during that time..
References
Derbyshire Well Dressings
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