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Memorial Title

Casualties of World Wars (Temporary)

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a temporary war memorial well dressing, commemorating casualties of World Wars, at Common Side, Barlow, Derbyshire.
Images
Setting Detail Names Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Valley Rise
Common Side
Barlow
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S18 7SG

NGR:
SK 33746 75368
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The memorial was at the junction with Valley Rd (B6051)
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 main square panel flanked by a pair of upright oblong panels with rounded tops mounted in the rear wall of a gabled shelter. The central panel contained a perspective image, in browns, greys and creams, of the Thiepval Memorial to the Missing; and the two flanking panels bore silhouettes of service personnel with reversed arms. The shelter also contained a board bearing the names of those from the area who died in both world wars. The whole shelter was draped in green foliage and contained a symbolic wall of sandbags.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
MosaicPlant material, clayc1800c1800c50Lost
Mosaic x 2Plant material, clayc1400c600c50Lost
BoardNot knownc500c900c30Not known
ShelterNot knownc3000c4000c200Not known
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
WW1
WE WILL REMEMBER
1918THIEPVAL
MEMORIAL TO THE MISSING
2018
COMMEMORATING THE 31 MEN WHO DIED IN THE FIRST AND SECOND WORLD WARS
THOMAS BOOKERGEORGE JENKINSONWILFRED TURNER
ERNEST BRAMHALLJOHN JENKINSONCLIFFORD WARD
VERNON BRUNTROY KINGSTONFREDERICK WARD
CHARLES CLAYTONFRED MARGERISONJOHN WARD
JOHN CROOKESJOE MILLINGTONHARRY WHITE
FRED DAYRAYMOND PLATTSHARRY WILSON
WILLIAM FISHERWILLIAM RICHARDSOLIVER WRAGG
MAURICE FLETCHERMAYNARD SIMPSONLEONARD WALKER
GEORGE HAMPSONALBERT SMITHALFRED WRIGHT
VERNON HOLLILEYGEORGE TETLOWWILLIAM YOUNG
HENRY HOWARTH

Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)
Second World War (1939-1945)
(Not distinguished)
Totals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died3131
Number served
and returned
 0 0
Total names3131
Administration
Custodian: Not known

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

15th August, 2018: The memorial was blessed by members of the local clergy

15th August, 2018: The memorial was photographed by Glyn Williams.

22nd 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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