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Memorial Title

Centenary of the RAF (Temporary)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a temporary war memorial well dressing, commemorating the centenary of the RAF, at the Church of St John the Baptist, Ault Hucknall, Derbyshire.
Images
Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Locations
Last known location:
Churchyard
Church of St John the Baptist
Hodmire La
Ault Hucknall
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S44 5QH

NGR:
SK 46734 65214
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The memorial was between the churchyard gate and the south door.
Type
Overall type: Well dressing Overall condition: Temporary


Description:

A temporary Derbyshire well dressing display traditionally made from flowers and other vegetation pressed into clay held in a wooden frame but now often utilising stones, beads, fabric etc. The dressing comprised a horizontal oblong panel with a recessed central section but the image extended over the side borders. The scene depicted an aerial view of the white cliffs of Dover with a low level WW1 biplane over a patchwork of fields in the foreground, a WW2 Spitfire in low-level camouflage at a slightly higher altitude and a Cold War Avro Vulcan in nuclear anti-flash livery over the English Channel. The top and bottom borders contained the inscription in white upper case capital block lettering on a black ground, with RAF roundels at the bottom.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Plant material, clay c1200 c1600 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c1200 c1600 c50 Lost
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
20 AULT HUCKNALL 18
RAF CENTENARY
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictNon specific military unit.Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died00
Number served and returned00
Total names00
Administration
Custodian: Not known

Local authorities:
From 1974: Ault Hucknall Parish Council; Bolsover District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Summer 2018: The memorial was designed and made by the local community.

21st July, 2014: The memorial was photographed by Glyn Williams.

22nd July, 2014: The memorial was blessed by the local clergy.

30th July, 2014 The dressing was dismantled and the components saved for future use.
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