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Memorial Title

Centenary of WW1 (Lost)

Summary
Derbyshire War Memorials: a description of a lost war memorial display commemorating the centenary of the end of WW1 inside the Church of All Saints, Shardlow Rd, Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire.
Images
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Locations
Last known location:
Church of All Saints
Shardlow Rd
Aston-on-Trent
Derbyshire
Nearest postcode:
DE72 2DH

NGR:
SK 41498 29354
(From online digital mapping.)
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Location details:
Inside the church.
Type
Overall type: Temporary display Overall condition: Lost


Description:

A temporary display comprising a swathe of red poppies cascading down the wall of the church, similar to the "weeping window" display previously installed at the Tower of London.
The well dressing was displayed from 7th to 12th July 2018 and was subsequently dismantled.

Glossary
Components:

Component Material Height Width Depth Condition
Display Fabric poppies c2500 c1500 c1000 Lost
Dimensions in millimetres ±5mm unless stated otherwise.
Inscription
[None]
Conflicts and people named:
Conflict First World War (1914-1919) Totals
Action or event The Armistice
Number died 0 0
Number served and returned 0 0
Total names 0 0
Administration
Custodian: Not known

Local authorities:
From 1974: Aston-on-Trent Parish Council;South Derbyshire District Council; Derbyshire County Council.
History and Conservation
Spring 2018: The memorial well dressing was designed, constructed and erected by members of the local community.

9th July, 2018: The memorial was photographed by Glyn Williams

13th July, 2018: The dressing was dismantled.
References
Comments
Well dressing details are available from the welldressing.com site run by Glyn Williams.

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