60th Anniversaries of VE Day and VJ Day (Lost)
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60th Anniversaries of VE Day and VJ Day (Lost)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial well dressing commemorating the 60th Anniversaries of VE Day and VJ Day at the Hands Well on Sawpit Hill at the junction with The Street, Tissington, Derbyshire.
Images
memorial
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 Sawpit Hill at 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 60th anniversaries of VE Day and VJ Day on the side panels.

The central panel featured a depiction of the baptism of Jesus by John the Baptist and its surround contained a repeated red and blue motif on a gold background. The two side panels each contained a large leter V with the design of the Union Flag and dates of the respective anniversaries in blue and red capital lettering on a white ground

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 Second World War (1939-1945)
Number died 0
Number served and returned 0
Total names 0
2005
THE BAPTISM OF OUR LORD
Side Panels:
ST JOHN
THANKS
VE
DAY
8TH MAY
1945
60 YEARS
CH1.V19-28
THANKS
VJ
DAY
15TH AUG
1945
60 YEARS
Administration
Custodian: Not known

Local authorities:
Tissington Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Spring 2005: The memorial was planned, designed and constructed by members of the local community. It was blessed by the local clergy before being displayed for a week, probably in May, after which it was dismantled and the components salvaged for future use. During that period it was photographed by Glyn Williams
References
Well dressing details are available from the welldressing.com site run by Glyn Williams.
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