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Memorial Title

Women's Contribution to the War Effort (Lost)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a temporary WW1 war memorial well dressing at Holymoorside, Derbyshire commemorating the contribution of women to the war effort.
Images
Setting Tableau
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 design comprised an arch surrounding a recessed panel bearing the main image. The arch bore the inscription in white upright capital roman lettering on a green ground which also had sprays of red poppies down the sides. The main image depicted a group of women working in a munitions factory with a woman sentry in the background.
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
"WOMEN DOING THEIR BIT"
1914 2014
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919)
Action The Home Front
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 2014: The dressing was designed and constructed by the local community, blessed by the local clergy on 21st August, displayed from 21st to 30th August 2014 and subsequently dismantled and the frame stored for future use.
References
Well dressing details are available from the welldressing.com site run by Glyn Williams.
Comments
This record was compiled from details recorded on the welldressing.com site with the kind permission of the webmaster, Glyn Williams.

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