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Memorial Title

Battle of Britain (Lost)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a temporary WW2 war memorial well dressing commemorating the Battle of Britain at Holymoorside, Derbyshire.
Images
No images are currently available.
Locations
Last known location:
Loads Road Well
Loads Rd
Holymoorside
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S42 7EG

NGR:
SK 33943 69216
(From online digital mapping.)
Location details:
On the southern side of the road, west of the bridge over the River Hipper.
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. The particular design is unknown.
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Plant material, clay c2000 c2000 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c2000 c2000 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
[Unknown, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the
Battle of Britain.]
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945)
Action Battle of Britain
(15th August -
31st October 1940)
Number died 0
Number served and returned 0
Total names 0
Administration
Custodian: —

Local authorities:
From 1974: Holymoorside and Walton Parish Council; North East Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
August 1990: The well dressing was designed and constructed by the local community, blessed by the local clergy, displayed for a few days then dismantled and the frame stored for future use.
References
Well Dressing in Derbyshire, Roy Christian, Derbyshire Countryside Ltd, 1996, ISBN 0 85100 121 1: the well dressing is mentioned on p18.
Comments
This record was compiled solely from the reference given above.

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