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About Biddulph Moor Well Dressing
Venue Type: Well Dressing
A main dressing on the Village green well with other smaller dressings on Chapel Green.
This will be the 8th Well Dressing to be held in the village celebrating Trent Head Well.
The traditional tableau is being prepared at Christ Church Hall, Church Lane, and you are invited to come and see the well in the making from Tuesday 11th to Friday 14th June between 11am and 4pm.
On Saturday 15th June festivities will begin with music and Morris dancing on the village green and the dedication of the traditional well tableau will take place at 2pm.
Maypole dancers from Moor First School will continue the entertainment on the Green before the procession to the Village Hall, where there will be further performances by Poynton Jemmers Morris Dancers, dancers from the Dance Exchange and other entertainers. There will also be a Model Aircraft display, archery, an armoured vehicle and vintage tractors to provide lots of family entertainment; along with craft stalls, games, barbeque, cream teas and refreshments.
Entry to the event is free.
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 15th of June 2019 - Sat 22nd of June 2019
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