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Memorial Title

60th Anniversary of VE Day - 8 (Temporary)

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a temporary war memorial well dressing commemorating the 60th Anniversary of VE Day in the Cathedral Church of All Saints, Derby.
Images
Well dressing Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Locations
Last known location:
Cathedral Church of All Saints
 (Derby Cathedral)
Queen St
Derby
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE1 3GP

NGR:
SK 35223 36509
(From online digital mapping.)
(Map opens in new window.)
Location details:
The cathedral is at the junction of Iron Gate, Queen St and St Marys Gate. The well dressing was displayed in the south aisle.
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 depicted a Spitfire aeroplane in flight, as perceived by members of Silverhill Primary School. The well dressing was displayed for a few days in Summer 2005 and was subsequently dismantled.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Plant material, clay c400 c500 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c400 c500 c50 Lost
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
WWII 1939
1945
Ended 60 years ago
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action or event Victory in Europe
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 0 0
Administration
Custodian: Silverhill Primary School

Local authorities:
From 1974 to 1997: Derby District (later Borough and from 1977 City) Council and Derbyshire County Council.
Since 1997 the unitary authority has been Derby City Council.
History and Conservation
20th June, 1952: The building was listed Grade I, Heritage List for England number 1228277.

October, 1987: The City Centre Conservation Area was first designated. The building lies within it.

Spring 2005: The dressing was designed and made by children of Years 3 and 4 of Silverhill Primary School and their helpers.

Summer, 2005: The memorial was photographed by Glyn Williams

Summer 2005: The dressing was dismantled.
References
Comments
Well dressing details are available from the welldressing.com site run by Glyn Williams.

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