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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 end of WW1, at West Hallam, Derbyshire.
Images
Memorial Well dressing Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
The Village
West Hallam
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE7 6GR

NGR:
SK 43231 41210
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The well dressing was on the south side of the road by the church gates.
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 formed part of a commemorative display and comprised a square panel bearing an image of the 'Weeping Window' previously created at the Tower of London to commemorate those who fell in WW1. Accompanying features included a display of poppies, a figure of a WW1 infantryman and an information board.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Plant material. clay c400 c400 c50 Lost
Frame Wood 500 c500 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
[None]
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died00
Number served and returned00
Total names00
Administration
Custodian: Not known.

Local authorities:
From 1974: West Hallam Parish Council; Erewash Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Summer 2018: The dressing was designed and made by members of the local community.

14th July, 2018: The memorial was photographed by Glyn Williams.

15th July, 2018: The memorial was blessed by the local clergy.

21st July, 2018: 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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