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60th Anniversary of VE Day - 11 (Temporary)


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.
Well dressing Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Last known location:
Cathedral Church of All Saints
 (Derby Cathedral)
Queen St
Nearest postcode:

SK 35223 36509
(From online digital mapping.)
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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.
Overall type: Well dressing Overall condition: Lost


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 Union Flag with superimposed emblems including a poppyand Churchill's Victory V hand sign, as perceived by members of Silverhill Primary School. The well dressing was displayed for a few days in Summer 2005 and was subsequently dismantled.


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.
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
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 5 and 6 of Silverhill Primary School and their helpers.

Summer, 2005: The memorial was photographed by Glyn Williams

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

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