Centenary of WW1 (Lost)
Derbyshire War Memorials
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Centenary of WW1 (Lost)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a temporary WW1 war memorial comprising a well dressing at Commercial Rd, Tideswell, Derbyshire.
Images
Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Locations
Last known location:
Churchyard
Church of St John the Baptist
Commercial Rd (B6049)
Tideswell
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK 17 8NE

NGR:
SK 152 757 (estimated).
Location details:
The exact location is not known.
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. It depicted a large red poppy, with the Scouts fleur de lys emblem at the centre, surrounded by inscriptions in varied colours, and with a white poppy at each corner. The well dressing was displayed from 23rd June to 1st July 2018 and was subsequently dismantled.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Plant material, clay c1200 c1600 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c1200 c1600 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
100
YEARS
Lest We forget
1918 2018
1st Tideswell
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
Administration
Custodian: 1st Tideswell Scout Group

Local authorities:
From 1974: Tideswell Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Spring 2018: The well dressing was designed, created and erected by members of the 1st Tideswell Scout Group.

23rd June, 2018: The dressing was blessed by the local clergy.

23rd June, 2018: The dressing was photographed by Glyn Williams.

2nd July, 2018: The dressing was dismantled and the components salvaged for future use
References
Comments
Further information on Derbyshire well dressings may be found on the Well Dressings site run by Glyn Williams.

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