Centenaries of WW1 Armistice and RAF (Lost)
Derbyshire War Memorials
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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 Town Well on The Green, Tissington, Derbyshire.
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Setting
Locations
Last known location:
Town Well
The Green
Tissington
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE6 1RA

NGR:
SK 17747 52213
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
At the eastern end of The Green.
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 Womens' Institute, the Royal Air Force and the WW1 armistice.

The central panel featured a depiction of Jesus talking to children and its surround contained green text in upright capital lettering on a white ground. The two side panels each contained a variety of images reflecting the different organisations and events being commemorated, all on a pale blue ground.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Clay, plant material c2300 c1500 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c2300 c1500 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Arch:
JESUS
TALKS TO THE CHILDREN
Surround to central panel:
FOR THE KINGDOM OF HEAVEN BELONGS TO SUCH AS THESE
Finials:
20 18
Side panels:
RAF
1918 
 2018

WW1

TOWN
DFWI
1918 
 2018
VOTES
FOR
WOMEN
WELL

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
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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