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Memorial Title

Centenary of WW1 (Lost)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a lost well dressing commemorating the centenary of WW1 in the Bath Gardens, Bakewell, Derbyshire.
Images
Well dressing Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Locations
Last known location:
Bath Gardens
Rutland Square (A619)
Bakewell
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE45 1BT

NGR:
SK 217 685 (Estimated)
Location details:
The exact location within the gardens 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.  The dressing comprised a square panel depicting a countryside scene containing a cross, two soldiers in uniform and some red poppies, with an aeroplane flying above and an inscription in upright capital letters of different colours. The well dressing was displayed from 28th June to 6th July 2014 and was subsequently dismantled.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Plant material, clay c1200 c1200 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c1200 c1200 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
WW1 1914 - 1918
100 YEARS
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: Not known

Local authorities:
From 1974: Bakewell Town Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Spring 2014: The dressing was made by children and helpers from the Methodist Junior School.

29th June, 2014: The dressing was blessed by the local clergy.

29th June, 2014: The memorial was photographed by Glyn Williams.

August, 2014: The dressing was dismantled and the components salvaged for future use.
References
Comments
Well dressing details are available from the welldressing.com site run by Glyn Williams.

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