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About Derby Well Dressings
Venue Type: Well Dressing
5 Well Dressings in Derby City Centre
Cathedral Well Dressing
- In Derby Cathedral. (Only accessible when the Cathedral is open)
Quad Well Dressing
- In the rear window of Derby Quad, facing onto Corporation Street
Tourist Information Centre Well Dressing
- In the window of the Tourist Information Centre on the Market Place
Déda Well Dressing
- In the window of the Cube café-bar on Chapel Street
Local Studies Library Well Dressing
- In the porch of the Local Studies Library at the junction of Full Street and Derwent Street
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 29th of June 2019 - Sun 7th of July 2019
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