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Memorial Title

Centenaries of WW1 and the RAF (Lost)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a lost well dressing commemorating the centenary of the end of WW1 and the centenary of the RAF, outside the Church of St Mary, Crich, Derbyshire.
Images
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Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Cromford Rd
Crich
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE4 5DJ

NGR:
SK 34790 54623
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
To the right of the southern gate to the Church of St Mary.
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 an upright oblong panel bearing a multicoloured scene of the path from the gate to the church but superimposed with a number of commemorative motifs. At the top left was a banner bearing an RAF roundal commemorating the centenary of the RAF, and with a biplane flying nearby. Below that were several rows of war graves and the lettering 1914-18, with a silhouette of a WW1 infantry below. Also depicted was a banner at the bottom left commemorating votes for women.
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, clay c1200 c600 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c1200 c600 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
ST MARY'S CHURCH
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: Not known

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 local community.

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

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