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Memorial Title

Anniversary of VE Day - 1 (Temporary)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a temporary war memorial well dressing for the anniversary of VE Day at Little Chester, Derby.
Images
Setting Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Locations
Last known location:
Private garden
Marcus St
Little Chester
Derby
Nearest postcode:
DE1 3SA

NGR:
SK 35459 37503
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
At the northern end of Marcus St.
Type
Overall type: Well dressing Overall condition: Lost.


Description:

A temporary Derbyshire well dressing display traditionally made from a mosaic of flowers and other vegetation pressed into clay held in a wooden frame but now often utilising stones, beads, fabric etc. The dressing comprised a horizontal oblong frame and had a white disc at the centre with a narrow border of blue and pink and containing the inscription in blue and red upright capital lettering. The top two-thirds of the panel was filled with red, white and blue radiating rays and the lower third comprised a blue oblong containing the dates.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
MosaicNot knownc900c1000 c40Lost
FrameWoodc900c1000 c40Not known
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
75
VE
DAY
1945  2020
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictSecond World War (1939-1945)Totals
Action or eventVictory in Europe Day
(8th May 1945)
Number died00
Number served and returned00
Total names00
Administration
Custodian: Not known

Local authorities:
From 1974: Derby City Council.
History and Conservation
Spring 2020: The well dressing was planned and produced by members of the local community.

8th May, 2020: The well dressing was placed on display until 10th May and photographed by Rachel Wiggins.

11th May, 2020: The well dressing was dismantled and the components salvaged for re-use.

References
Williams, Glyn; Pers Comm; 12th May, 2020: an email providing information about the memorials.
Comments
Well dressing details are available from the welldressing.com site run by Glyn Williams.

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