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Memorial Title

Centenary of WW1 (Lost)

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a WW1 war memorial well dressing at Middleton by Youlgrave, Derbyshire.
Memorial Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image.
Last known location:
Weaddow La
Middleton by Youlgrave
Nearest postcode:
DE45 1LS

SK 19576 63239
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The well is on the east side of Weaddow La at the junction with the northern end The Square.
Overall type: Well dressing Overall condition: Lost


A traditional temporary well dressing tableau made from flowers and other vegetation pressed into clay held in a wooden frame. The dressing comprised an upright oblong panel with a rounded top and a square central panel. The design depicted a green field in the foreground with red poppies and the sun's rays radiating from the top left in pinks, yellows and blues. The central panel, highlighted by its white frame, contained a silhouette of an infantryman standing by a battlefield grave. The inscription was in black sentence case lettering aligned along the sun's rays with the date in a white panel at the foot.

The well dressing was displayed from 26th May to 1st June 2018 and was subsequently dismantled.


Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Plant material, clay c1800 c1200 c40 Lost
Frame Wood c1800 c1200 c40 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
At the going down of the sun
And in the morning
We will remember them.
1918 - 2018
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 0 0
Custodian: Not known.

Local authorities:
From 1974: Middleton and Smerrill Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
May, 2018: The memorial was planned, designed and constructed by members of the local community.

26th May, 2018: The well dressing was photographed by Glyn Williams.

27th May, 2018: The well dressing was blessed by the local clergy.

2nd June, 2018: The memorial was dismantled and the components salvaged for future use.
Well dressing details are available from the site run by Glyn Williams.
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