Derbyshire War Memorials
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Memorial Title

Centenary of WW1 (Lost)

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a temporary WW1 war memorial comprising a well dressing at Edale Rd, Hope, Derbyshire.
Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Last known location:
Edale Rd
Nearest postcode:
S33 6ZF

SK 17229 83596
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The well dressing was on the west side of Edale Rd, about 90m north of the junction with Castleton Rd.
Overall type: Well dressing Overall condition: Lost


A traditional temporary well dressing tableau made from flowers and other vegetation pressed into clay held in a wooden frame. The recessed central panel bore a depiction of the Weeping Window in which poppies cascade from the wall of the Tower of London. The two side panels bore white cartouches containing black silhouette badges of six British army units: the North Staffordshire, Sherwood Foresters and Norhamptonshire Regiments, the Royal Engineers, the Labour Corps and the Lincolnshire Regiment, all against a green ground, with red poppies at the foot. The pediment bore a black silhouette scene of a group of infantrymen running onto a WW1 battlefield, with a red poppy and the dates at the head. The inscription was in white upright capital lettering on a green ground at the foot of the central panel. The well dressing was displayed from 23rd to 30th June 2018 and was subsequently dismantled.

A caption adjacent to the dressing stated that the dressing commemorated the end of the war and honoured the following local men who fell:
Private James Marsden, North Staffordshire Regiment
Private Septimus Ollerenshaw Sherwood Foresters (Notts and Derbys Regiment)
Private Douglas Armstrong, Northamptonshire Regiment
Sapper Edward Dalton, Royal Engineers
Second Lieutenant Joseph Warrior Dugdale, Labour Corps
Private Thomas Ollerenshaw, Lincolnshire Regiment
W Whittingham, regiment unknown.


Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Plant material, clay c2100 c1800 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c2100 c1800 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
1914 1918
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Not stated
Number died * 7 7
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 7 7
* The names were stated on the adjacent caption, not on the memorial itself.
Custodian: Not known

Local authorities:
From 1974: Hope Parish Council; High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Spring 2018: The well dressing was designed, created and erected by members of the local community.

23rd June, 2018: The dressing was blessed by the local clergy.

23rd June, 2018: The dressing was photographed by Glyn Williams.

1st July, 2018: The dressing was dismantled and the components salvaged for future use
Further information on Derbyshire well dressings may be found on the Well Dressings site run by Glyn Williams.

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