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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 beginning of WW1, at Wingerworth, Derbyshire.
Images
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 three adjacent panels with a triangular pediment and a base. The central panel depicted an infantryman reclining on the base of a memorial cross in a churchyard with a spray of red poppies at the side. The pediment had a white dove of peace flying in a blue sky and the two side panels each bore a Union Flag and a white poppy of peace on a green ground. The base had the inscription in black upright capital block lettering on a white ground.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Mosaic Plant material. clay c1800 c1800 c50 Lost
Frame Wood c1800 c1800 c50 Unknown
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
PEACE
1914 2014
LEST WE FORGET
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War (1914-1919)Totals
Action or eventBeginning 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 2014: The dressing was designed and made by members of the local community.

2nd August, 2014: The memorial was blessed by the local clergy.

2nd August, 2014: The memorial was photographed by Glyn Williams

10th August, 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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