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Memorial Title

Centenaries of WW1 and RAF (Temporary)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a temporary war memorial well dressing, commemorating the end of WW1 and the centenary of the RAF, at Charlesworth, Derbyshire
Images
Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
School Well
Back La
Charlesworth
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
SK13 5HJ

NGR:
SK 00734 92838
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The well dressing was on the eastern side of the road, opposite the school.
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 comprised a triptych with pediment above, the three panels commemorating the RAF, the end of WW1 and the Derbyshire Federation of Women's Institutes respectively. The left volet bore red poppies and RAF roundels with the RAF inscription in white capital lettering. The main panel bore a full colour image of a war memorial bestrewn with red poppies with a dove of peace flying in the background against a rising sun illuminating a bright new dawn. The right volet was not part of the war memorial. The pediment bore a printed heading.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Left mosaic Plant material. clay c1000 c300 c50 Lost
Left frame Wood c1000 c300 c50 Unknown
Central mosaic Plant material. clay c1000 c900 c50 Lost
Left frame Wood c1000 c900 c50 Unknown
Pediment Wood c300 c1500 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
2018
CHARLESWORTH
RAF
100
CENTENARY
1914 1918
DFWI
100
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Non specific military unit.Totals
Action or eventNot statedNot stated
Number died000
Number served and returned000
Total names000
Administration
Custodian: Not known.

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

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

15th July, 2018: The memorial was photographed by Glyn Williams.

23rd 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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