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Memorial
Title
Air Transport Auxiliary (Lost)
Images
Dressing
Locations
Last known location:
Jubilee Well
Moorwood Moor La
Wessington Green
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE55 6DU

NGR:
SK 37222 57570
From online digital mapping.
Location details: –
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 a horizontal oblong panel.

The design was a depiction of a WW2 fighter aeroplane, in camouflage colours and RAF markings, against a blue sky. The border was of green foliage with flowers at the bottom corners and the winged badge of the ATA at the top left. The inscription was in dark green upright capital lettering.

The well dressing was displayed from 5th to 7th July 2014 and was subsequently dismantled.

Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Plant material c900 c1200 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c900 c1200 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
FERRY PILOTS

"THE FEMALE FEW"

Conflicts and people commemorated

Conflict WW2
Number died 0
Number served and returned 0
Total names 0
Administration
Custodians: Not known

Local Authorities:
From 1974: Wessington Parish Council; North East Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History
June - July 2014: The dressing was designed and assembled by members of the Women's Institute.

5th July, 2014: The dressing was blessed by the local clergy.

5th - 7th July, 2014: The dressing was displayed.

7th July, 2014: The memorial was photographed by Glyn Williams.

8th July. 2014: The dressing was dismantled
References
The welldressing.com website has a photograph of the memorial.
Comments
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