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Memorial Title

Centenary of WW1 (Temporary)

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a temporary war memorial well dressing, commemorating the centenary of the end of WW1, at Bonsall, Derbyshire.
Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Last known location:
Church St
Nearest postcode:
DE45 1UF

SK 28018 58155
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The well dressing was almost opposite the junction with Ember La.
Overall type: Well dressing Overall condition: Temporary


A temporary Derbyshire well dressing display traditionally made from flowers and other vegetation pressed into clay held in a wooden frame but now often utilising stones, beads, fabric etc. The dressing comprised three adjacent panels styled as stained glass lancet windows, mainly in blues and reds. In the centre was a pale yellow cross with a golden sun above and at the head of each side panel was a church bell tolling the arrival of peace. Across the foot was a display of red poppies with the inscription at the centre in white capital lettering.


Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Plant material. clay c1800 c2100 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c1800 c2100 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
1918 PEACE 2018
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died00
Number served and returned00
Total names00
Custodian: Not known

Local authorities:
From 1974: Bonsall Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Summer 2018: The dressing was designed and made by members of the local community.

28th July, 2018: The memorial was photographed by Glyn Williams.

29th July, 2018: The memorial was blessed by the local clergy.

4th August, 2018: The memorial was dismantled and the components salvaged for future use.
Further details about well dressings may be found at run by Glyn Williams.
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