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Centenary of WW1 (Lost)

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a lost well dressing commemorating the end of WW1, at the roadside, Worksop Rd, Whitwell, Derbyshire.
Well dressing Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Last known location:
Worksop Rd (B6043)
Nearest postcode:
S80 4RF

SK 52833 76799
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
On the grass triangle at the junction of Worksop Rd and High St.
Overall type: Well dressing Overall condition: Lost


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 square panels with a canopied pediment at the head. The two panels bore a contiguous multicoloured image depicting homecoming: WW1 troops disembarking from a train and being reunited with their families at Whitwell railway station following the Armistice.
The well dressing was displayed from 7th to 14th July 2018 and was subsequently dismantled.


Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic x2 Plant material, clay c1200 c1200 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c1600 c2400 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
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
Custodian: Whitwell Scouts and Guides

Local authorities:
From 1974: Whitwell Parish Council; Bolsover District 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.
Well dressing details are available from the site run by Glyn Williams.

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