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Memorial Title

Centenary of WW1 (Lost)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a lost well dressing commemorating the centenary of the end of WW1 in Spring Gardens, Buxton, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Well dressing Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Spring Gardens
Buxton
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK17 6DJ

NGR:
SK 05909 73551
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
At the western end of the pedestrianised Spring Gardens, near the junction with Terrace Rd (A515)
Type
Overall type: Well dressing Overall condition: Lost


Description:

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 surmounted by a triangular pediment and depicted a multicoloured scene of a WW1 infantryman and mounted cavalry trooper with a war cemetery in the background and a drift of red poppies in the foreground.
The well dressing was displayed from 8th to 15th July 2018 and was subsequently dismantled.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Plant material, clay c1500 c900 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c1500 c900 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
COMMUNITY
1914 1918
LEST WE FORGET
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action or event The Armistice
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 0 0
Administration
Custodian: Not known

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

8th July, 2018: The memorial was blessed by the local clergy.

8th July, 2018: The memorial was photographed by Glyn Williams

16th July, 2018: The dressing was dismantled and the components salvaged for future use.
References
Comments
Well dressing details are available from the welldressing.com site run by Glyn Williams.

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