Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Peace (Temporary)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a temporary war memorial well dressing commemorating peace, at Great Hucklow, Derbyshire.
Images
Dressing Click on the thumbnail to see a larger image.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside,
Unnamed road
Great Hucklow
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK17 8RF

NGR:
SK 17742 77883
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The dressing was on the northern side of the road, which is sometimes unofficialy called Main Rd.
Type
Overall type: Well dressing. Overall condition: Lost


Description:

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 an upright oblong frame with a triangular pediment at the top. The panel was split into three sections: at the head and at the foot were friezes containing the inscriptions in pale green upright capital lettering on maroon grounds. The main central square bore a central roundel containing the anniversary date superimposed by a white dove of peace carrying streamers of red poppies in its bill. Above and below were the dates of VE Day and VJ Day respectively and to each side were four small panels arranged vertically and containing images of the cross of St George in red on a white shield, alternating with crossed Union Flags on staves. The whole was on a grey background with red poppies scattered at the foot. The pediment bore the year in red on a mottled grey ground with red poppies.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
MosaicClay, plant materialc2400c1200c50Lost
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
1995

PEACE IN OUR TIME

8th MAY 1945

50

ANNIVERSARY

15th AUGUST 1945

COMMUNITY SPIRIT
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictPeaceTotals
Action or event-
Number died00
Number served and returned00
Total names00
Administration
Custodian: Not known

Local authorities:
Great Hucklow Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
17th April, 1951: The Peak District National Park was inaugurated: the memorial was within it.

Summer 1995: The memorial was planned, designed and constructed by members of the local community.

August 1995: The memorial was displayed: blessed by the local clergy; photographed by Glyn Williams; displayed for several days then dismantled and the components salvaged for future use.
References

Information on well dressings may be found at welldressing.com site run by Glyn Williams.
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