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Memorial Title

Centenary of WW1 (Temporary)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a temporary war memorial well dressing, commemorating the centenary of the end of WW1, at Brimington, Derbyshire.
Images
Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Locations
Last known location:
Churchyard
Church of St Michael
Church St (A619)
Brimington
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE45 1UF

NGR:
SK 40505 73522
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The well dressing was displayed elsewhere for the Brimington Gala and moved to the churchyard for the rest of the week..
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 an upright oblong panel with a scene depicting a WW1 infantryman kneeling at a battlefield grave with a rising sun in the background. At the head were roundels containing the badges for guides and scouts.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Plant material. clay c1000 c500 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c1000 c500 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
GIRL
GUIDING
LEST WE FORGET
1914-1918
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died00
Number served and returned00
Total names00
Administration
Custodian: Brimington Guides

Local authorities:
From 1974: Brimington Parish Council; Chesterfield Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Summer 2018: The dressing was designed and made by members of Brimington Guides.

July, 2018: The memorial was photographed by Daniel Cooke.

22nd July, 2018: The memorial was dismantled and the components salvaged for future use.
References
Further details about well dressings may be found at welldressing.com run by Glyn Williams.
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