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Memorial Title

Preserve Perishable Produce Campaign (Temporary)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a temporary war memorial well dressing, commemorating the rôle of women in the Preserve Perishable produce Campaign during 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 an upright oblong panel depicting a woman picking fruit from a garden with trays and jars of other produce in the garden. It commemorated the WW1 campaign exhorting women to help in the effort to reduce food waste. The inscription was in upright capital lettering on a yellow ground.

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
 PRESERVE
  PERISHABLE
PRODUCE
Conflicts and people named:
ConflictFirst World War
(1914-1918)
Totals
Action or eventPreserve Perishable
Produce Campaign
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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