Centenaries of WW1 Armistice and RAF (Lost)
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Memorial Title

Centenaries of WW1 Armistice and RAF (Lost)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial well dressing commemorating the centenaries of the WW1 armistice and the RAF, at the Hands Well on Sawpit Hill at the junction with The Street, Tissington, Derbyshire.
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Setting
Locations
Last known location:
Hands Well
Sawpit Hill
Tissington
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE6 1RA

NGR:
SK 17427 52487
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
On the northern side of the junction with The Street. The Street is sometimes known as Rakes La and Sawpit Hill is sometimes known as Chapel La.
Type
Overall type: Well dressing Overall condition: Lost


Description:

A traditional temporary well dressing tableau made from flowers and other vegetation pressed into clay held in a wooden frame. The dressing comprised a central recessed main panel flanked by side panels supporting an arch. The main biblical theme was supplemented by the centenaries of votes for women, the Royal Air Force and the WW1 armistice.

The central panel featured a depiction of Abraham under a tree on the mountainside before the sacrificial fire on a stone altar, and with Isaac in the background and its surround contained blue and green rosettes and a blue text in upright capital lettering commemorationg votes for women. The two side panels each contained a silhouette against a red sunset sky: that to the left being a battlefield grave; that to the right being an infantryman with reversed arms. The lettering on the arch was in red upright capital block lettering against a white ground and the finial comprised a red cross above a depiction of the Union Flag with a red aircraft tailfin and RAF roundel superimposed.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Clay, plant material c2500 c2000 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c2500 c2000 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Arch:
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Non-specific service unit
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 0 0
ABRAHAM SACRIFICES ISAAC
Surround to central panel:
100 YEARS
VOTES FOR WOMEN
Finials:
100 YEARS
20 18
Side Panels:
GENESIS 22 GENESIS 22
WE WILL REMEMBER
Administration
Custodian: Not known

Local authorities:
Tissington Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
History

Spring 2018: The memorial was planned, designed and constructed by members of the local community.

10th May, 2018: The memorial was blessed by the local clergy.

10th May, 2018: The memorial was photographed by Glyn Williams.

10th May, 2018: The memorial was displayed from 10th to 16th May, 2018

17th May, 2018: The memorial was dismantled and the components salvaged for future use.
References
Well dressing details are available from the welldressing.com site run by Glyn Williams.
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