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Memorial Title

Centenary of WW1 (Temporary)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a temporary war memorial well dressing, commemorating the centenary of the end of WW1, at Wingerworth, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Locations
Last known location:
Sheepwash
Hillhouses La
Wingerworth
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S42 6RB

NGR:
SK 36943 67092
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The well dressing was on the north side of the road.
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 square panel with a triangular pediment and a base. The panel depicted a battlefield grave in natural colours, with a wooden cross at the head, a damaged helmet resting on a rifle thrust into the ground at the foot, and wild flowers, including red poppies, on the surface. In the background was a sun with its rays against a pink and blue sky. The inscription was in the pediment, in red capital lettering against a green ground and in red lettering against green on the base.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Plant material. clay c1800 c900 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c1800 c900 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
WE
MUST
NEVER
FORGET
1914-1918-2018
WINGERWORTH
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Totals
Action or eventEnd of the war
Number died00
Number served and returned00
Total names00
Administration
Custodian: Not known.

Local authorities:
From 1974: Wingerworth Parish Council; North East Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Summer 2018: The dressing was designed and made by members of the local community.

4th August, 2018: The memorial was blessed by the local clergy.

4th August, 2018: The memorial was photographed by Glyn Williams

12th August, 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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