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Memorial Title

Centenary of WW1 (Temporary)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a war memorial well dressing, commemorating the centenary of WW1, outside Charlesworth School, Charlesworth, Derbyshire.
Images
Well dressing 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: Lost.


Description:

A temporary well dressing display made from vegetation pressed into clay held in a wooden frame. The dressing comprised an upright oblong panel and depicted a soldier and a nurse in uniforms standing before the Charlesworth war memorial with an inscription in yellow upright capital lettering on a green background. The number 33 represents the number of names on the memorial.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
MosaicPlant material, clayc1800c900 c50Lost
FrameWoodc1800c900c50Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
CHARLESWORTH
1914-1918
33
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Totals
Action or eventCentenary of the commencement of the war.
Number died00
Number served and returned00
Total names00
Administration
Custodian: Not known

Local authorities:
From 1974: Charlesworth Parish Council; High Peak Borough Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Summer 2014: The dressing was designed and made by members of the local community.

11th July, 2014: The memorial was blessed by the local clergy.

14th July, 2014: The memorial was photographed by Glyn Williams.

20th July, 2014: 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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