Normandy Landings (Lost)
Derbyshire War Memorials
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Normandy Landings (Lost)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a lost war memorial well dressing at Hope, Derbyshire commemorating the WW2 Normandy Landings on their 60th anniversary.
Images
Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Market Place
Hope
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S33 6RH

NGR:
SK 17296 83454
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The church is on the south side of the road in the centre of the village. The memorial was against the church wall, near the gates and facing along Station Rd.
Type
Overall type: Well dressing Overall condition: Lost


Description:

A traditional temporary Derbyshire well dressing tableau made from flowers and other vegetation pressed into clay held in a wooden frame. The tableau depicted two religious figures within an arch containing poppies and the inscription within coloured panels. The welldressing was displayed from 26th June to 4th July 2004 and was subsequently dismantled.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Plant material, clay c2500 c1500 c100 Lost
Frame Wood c2500 c1500 c100 Lost
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
Greater Love Hath No Man Than This
THAT HE LAY DOWN
HIS LIFE
FOR HIS FRIENDS
NORMANDY 1944
HOPE
2004
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict Second World War (1939-1945) Totals
Action Normandy Landings (6th June 1944)
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 0 0
Administration
Custodian: Not known

Local authorities:
From 1974: Hope Parish Council; High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
June, 2004: The memorial was designed and constructed by members of the local community.

26th June, 2004: The memorial was erected. It was subsequently photographed by Glyn Williams.

4th July, 2004: The memorial was dismantled and relevant components salvaged for re-use.
References
welldressing.com
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