Centenary of WW1 (Lost)
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Centenary of WW1 (Lost)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a lost war memorial well dressing at Hope, Derbyshire commemorating the centenary of the beginning of WW1.
Images
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Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Castleton Rd (A6187)
Hope
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S33 6SD

NGR:
SK 16703 83454
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
On the southern side of the road outside Hope Valley College.
Type
Overall type: Well dressing Overall condition: Lost


Description:

A traditional temporary well dressing tableau made from flowers and other vegetation pressed into clay held in a wooden frame and comprising a central panel with rounded arch top and horshoe arch borders.

The main central panel contained a depiction of a stone war memorial with the badge of the Notts and Derbys Regiment on the front. The top of the arch contained the main inscription in upright red capital roman lettering; the left part contained a silhouette of an infantryman and a Union Flag in full colour; the right side contained an image of a cross on a hilltop in the countryside.

The well dressing was displayed from 26th June - 7th July 2014 and was subsequently dismantled.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Plant material, clay c1800 c1200 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c1800 c1200 c50 Lost
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
THEIR NAME LIVETH
FOR EVERMORE
1914 2014
100 YEARS
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action Not stated
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, 2014: The memorial was designed and constructed by members of the local community.

26th June, 2014: The memorial was erected. It was subsequently blessed by the local clergy.

28th June, 2014: The memorial was photographed by Glyn Williams.

6th July, 2014: The memorial was dismantled and relevant components salvaged for re-use.
References
welldressing.com
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