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Centenary of WW1 (Lost)

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a lost well dressing commemorating the Centenary of WW1, in the Bath Gardens, Bakewell, Derbyshire.
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Last known location:
Garden of Remembrance
Bath Gardens
Rutland Square (A619)
Nearest postcode:
DE45 1BT

SK 21737 68583
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
Within the garden of remembrance..
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 a central recessed oblong panel depicting the multicoloured biblical scene of the Good Samaritan surrounded by a border containing inscriptions at the head and foot, with cartouches of red poppies to each side. The pediment contained a border of further poppy cartouches with an inscription and geometrical design at the centre. The main side panels also bore the repeated geometrical design, as did the bottom panel, which bore a further inscription. Al inscriptions were in blue decorative sentence case lettering and the background to the whole dressing was in white and pale blue. The well dressing was displayed from 30th June to 9th July 2018 and was subsequently dismantled.


Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Plant material, clay c2400 c1200 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c2400 c1200 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
The Good Samaritan
The Royal British Legion
1918 the Fallen 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: The Royal British Legion, Bakewell Branch

Local authorities:
From 1974: Bakewell Town Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Spring 2018: The dressing was designed, made and erected by members and helpers from the Bakewell Branch of the Royal British Legion.

30th June, 2018: The memorial was photographed by Glyn Williams.

1st July, 2018: The dressing was blessed by the local clergy.

10th July, 2018: The dressing 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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