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Memorial Title

Centenary of the RAF (Temporary)

Summary

Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a temporary war memorial well dressing, commemorating the centenary of the RAF, at Barlow, Derbyshire.
Images
Memorial Click on a thumbnail to see a larger image.
Locations
Last known location:
Roadside
Hackney La (B6051)
Barlow
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
S18 7TD

NGR:
SK 34490 74634
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
The memorial was on the east 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 recessed panel bearing a full colour scene of 6 RAF aircraft representing a hundred years of development. The scene was surmounted by an RAF badge and enclosed by a pair of columns and an arch bearing a white inscription in sentence case lettering and a variety of symbols. At the head was a shield bearing an image of a Red Arrows display formation.

Glossary
Components:

ComponentMaterialHeightWidthDepthCondition
MosaicPlant material, clayc2000c3000c1000Lost
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
100
Reach for the Sky
1918 2018
20 18
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictNon specific military unitTotals
Action or eventNot stated
Number died00
Number served
and returned
00
Total names00
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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