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About Wirksworth Well Dressings
Venue Type: Well Dressing
A Large number of well dressings (normally over 10)
A map of the dressings can be obtained from some of the shops in the town.
Common locations are...
The Memorial Gardens
St. Mary's Churchyard and Gate.
The Wellspring Church
The blessing of the water supply, in the form of a well is an ancient ceremony dating back to the Celts or even earlier.
It is only found in or near Derbyshire.
Well Dressing is the art of decorating springs or wells with pictures made of natural products.
Clay is pressed into boards, then the picture is traced onto the clay using a pointer. Then comes the delicate task of infilling with flower petals and other natural materials.
Each petal has to be put in separately and they overlap like tiles on a roof so that rain will flow off the picture. This process takes many hours and usually occupies most of the week prior to the well being dressed.Last happened on Sat 28th of May 2022 - Sun 5th of June 2022
Please note. This map is based on the postcode and only shows the approximate location
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