Centenary of WW1 (Lost)
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Memorial Title

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

The main central panel contained a depiction of the head of Christ with crown of thorns against a black background and with a border of green foliage The top of the arch contained the main inscription in sentence case upright black lettering against a grey ground and the two side parts each contained a grey image of an infantryman with reversed arms.

The well dressing was displayed from 28th June to 6th July 2014 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
HOPE 2014
THAT HE LAY DOWN
HIS LIFE
FOR HIS FRIENDS
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.

7th July, 2014: The memorial was dismantled and relevant components salvaged for re-use.
References
welldressing.com
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