90th Anniversary of WW1 (Lost)
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90th Anniversary of WW1 (Lost)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial well dressing commemorating the 90th Anniversary of WW1 at the Hands Well on Sawpit Hill at the junction with The Street, Tissington, Derbyshire.
Images
Memorial
Locations
Last known location:
Hands Well
Junction of The Street and
 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 commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the WW1 armistice on the side panels.

The central panel featured a depiction of Jonathan in a red robe loosing one of the three arrows as a signal while David, in blue, hid from King Saul. The two side panels each contained a depiction of a white cross in a war cemetery. The cross bore an inscription in black upright capital lettering while the green foreground bore red poppies and a further inscription in red upright capital lettering.

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)
Number died 0
Number served and returned 0
Total names 0
LOOK THE ARROWS ARE BEYOND YOU
Surround to central panel:
JONATHAN + DAVID
HANDS WELL
Finials:
20 08
Side Panels:
1 SAMUEL 18-20
END
OF
THE
GREAT WAR 11/11/18
90
YRS

IN
FLANDERS
FIELDS
THE POPPIES
BLOW
BETWEEN
THE CROSSES
ROW ON ROW
WE WILL
REMEMBER
THEM
1 SAMUEL 18-20
END
OF
THE
GREAT WAR 11/11/18
90
YRS

IN
FLANDERS
FIELDS
THE POPPIES
BLOW
BETWEEN
THE CROSSES
ROW ON ROW
WE WILL
REMEMBER
THEM
Administration
Custodian: Not known

Local authorities:
Tissington Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Spring 2008: 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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