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Memorial Title

Women's Timber Corps (Lumber Jills) (Lost)

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a lost war memorial well dressing commemorating the Women's Timber Corps, at the roadside in Market St, Hayfield, Derbyshire.
Setting Well dressing memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Last known location:
Market St
Nearest postcode:
SK22 2EP

SK 03734 86961
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
On the western side of the war memorial compound.
Overall type: Well dressing Overall condition: Lost


A temporary well dressing tableau traditionally made from vegetation pressed into clay held in a wooden frame, but today often including pebbles, chippings, beads, fabric etc. The dressing comprised an upright oblong panel bearing a depiction of a member of the Women's Timber Corps in green overalls cutting down a tree with an axe, with a green and blue background.
The well dressing was displayed from 1st to 8th July, 2018 and was subsequently dismantled.


Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Plant material,
stone, clay
c1500 c1000 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c1600 c1000 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1949) * Totals
Action Not stated
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 0 0
* The Women's Timber Corps was a separate branch of the Land Army and existed from 1942 to 1946. Members were nicknamed Lumber Jills.
Custodian: Hayfield Primary School.

Local authorities:
From 1974: Hayfield Parish Council; High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Spring 2018: The memorial well dressing was designed and constructed by children and helpers from Hayfield Primary School.

1st July, 2018: The memorial was blessed by the local clergy.

1st July, 2018: The memorial was photographed by Glyn Williams

9th July, 2018: The dressing was dismantled and the components salvaged for future use.
Well dressing details are available from the site run by Glyn Williams.

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