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Monyash Well Dressing

Monyash Well Dressing

Monyash, Derbyshire

DE45 1JH

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About Monyash Well Dressing

Venue Type: Well Dressing

Three well dressings around Monyash

Village Well Dressing
- On Chapel Street, opposite the Methodist Chapel

Primary School Well Dressing
- On the south side of The Square, facing the Bull’s Head pub

Infants’ Well Dressing
- In the garden of the Schoolhouse (follow the path to the left of the Well Dressing on The Square)

What are Well Dressings

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.

Previous Date
Last happened on Fri 3rd of June 2022 - Sat 11th of June 2022

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