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Memorial Title

Centenary of WW1 (Temporary)

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a temporary war memorial well dressing, commemorating the beginning of WW1, at the Church of St John the Baptist, Ault Hucknall, Derbyshire.
Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Last known location:
Church of St John the Baptist
Hodmire La
Ault Hucknall
Nearest postcode:
S44 5QH

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


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. The central image depicted a composite scene with a war memorial and military cemetery in the centre and battlefield scenes to each side. The brown border contained the inscription in white mixed case lettering, with red poppies in each corner and a small figure of a soldier at the bottom to each side.


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.
1914 2014
Lest we forget
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died00
Number served and returned00
Total names00
Custodian: Not known

Local authorities:
From 1974: Ault Hucknall Parish Council; Bolsover District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Summer 2014: The memorial was designed and made by the local community.

19th July, 2014: The memorial was blessed by the local clergy.

19th July, 2014: The memorial was photographed by Glyn Williams.

28th July, 2014 The dressing was dismantled and the components saved for future use.
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