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Memorial Title

Centenary of WW1 (Lost)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a lost well dressing commemorating the centenary of the end of WW1 outside Hodthorpe Primary School, Queens Rd, Hodthorpe, Derbyshire.
Images
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Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Hodthorpe Primary School
Queens Rd
Hodthorpe
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S80 4UT

NGR:
SK 54136 76502
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
Half way along the front of the school, facing the road.
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 with triangular pediment and depicted a WW1 infantryman in silhouette standing by a war grave. The foreground had red poppies and other flowers and the background had a sun setting in a sky of pinks, blues and yellows. The inscription was placed in the pediment and was in black sentence case script.
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
Lest
We
Forget
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: Hodthorpe Primary School

Local authorities:
From 2012: Hodthorpe and Belph Parish Council;Bolsover District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Spring 2018: The memorial well dressing was designed, constructed and erected by children, teachers and helpers from Hodthorpe Primary School.

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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