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Memorial Title

Centenary of WW1 (Temporary)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a temporary war memorial well dressing, commemorating the beginning of WW1, at Pilsley near Bakewell, Derbyshire.
Images
Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Duck Row
Pilsley (near Bakewell)
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE45 1UJ

NGR:
SK 24104 71044
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The well dressing was at the western end of Duck Row, next to the telephone box.
Type
Overall type: Well dressing Overall condition: Temporary


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 a trapezoidal panel producing the shape of a windmill, with sails attached at the top.
At the head of the dressing was a large red poppy and at the foot a cartouche contained olive branches with the text of the main theme of remembrance.


Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Plant material. clay c900 c600 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c900 c600 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
2014
Chatsworth
Scout Group
LEST WE
FORGET
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died00
Number served and returned00
Total names00
Administration
Custodian: Chatsworth Scout Group.

Local authorities:
From 1974: Pilsley Parish Council; Derbyshire Dales District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Summer 2014: The dressing was designed and made by members of the Chatsworth Scout Group.

10th July, 2014: The memorial was blessed by the local clergy.

11th July, 2014: The memorial was photographed by Glyn Williams.

18th July, 2014: The memorial was dismantled and the components salvaged for future use.
References
Further details about well dressings may be found at welldressing.com run by Glyn Williams.
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