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Memorial Title

Centenary of WW1 - 1 (Lost)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a lost well dressing commemorating the end of WW1, at the Market Place, Crich, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Well dressing memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Locations
Last known location:
Market Place
Crich
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE4 5DD

NGR:
SK 34974 54197
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
On the southwestern side of the Market Place, at the southern of end of the old horse troughs.
Type
Overall type: Well dressing Overall condition: Lost


Description:

A temporary well dressing tableau traditionally made from vegetation pressed into clay held in a wooden frame, but today often including pebbles, chippings, beads, fabric etc. The dressing comprised a pair of upright oblong panels with a frieze across the head. The left panel contained a design of red poppies on a green ground and had a yellow inscription in upright sentence case lettering. The right panel bore a multicoloured image of a farm worker broadcasting seeds in a ploughed field with a radiating sun in a blue sky in the background and a black inscription in different styles of upright lettering. The multicoloured frieze bore the main heading in upright capital block lettering.
The well dressing was displayed from 7th to 14th July 2018 and was subsequently dismantled.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Plant material,
stones, clay
c1500 c1800 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c1500 c1800 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
WW1 CRICH 20
CrichSOW SEEDS OF

1918 PEACE 2018

Pre-school
THE
LOAF
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action or event The Armistice
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 0 0
Administration
Custodian: Crich pre-school and The Loaf bakery

Local authorities:
From 1974: Crich Parish Council; Amber Valley Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Spring 2018: The memorial well dressing was designed, constructed and erected by members of the Crich Pre-school and The Loaf bakery.

7th July, 2018: The memorial was blessed by the local clergy.

8th July, 2018: The memorial was photographed by Glyn Williams

15th July, 2018: The dressing was dismantled and the components salvaged for future use.
References
Comments
This dressing was intended to be read in conjunction with that to its right.

Well dressing details are available from the welldressing.com site run by Glyn Williams.

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