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Bakewell Well Dressing

Bakewell Well Dressing

Bakewell, Derbyshire

DE45 1BT

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About Bakewell Well Dressing

Venue Type: Well Dressing

A series of well dressings around the town centre.

The dedication will take place on The first Sunday from 2:30pm, starting at the Garden of Remembrance.

Bath Gardens Well Dressings
- 5 dressings in the Bath Gardens (The public gardens on the north side of Rutland Square)

Garden of Remembrance Well Dressing
- In the small Garden of Remembrance next to the Bath Gardens

Buxton Road Well Dressing
- At the junction of Buxton Road and Bath Street

All Saints Church Well Dressing
- On South Church Street, next to the churchyard entrance.

Butter Market Well Dressing
- In a small paved area on the north side of King Street

Churchyard Well Dressing
- In the churchyard, near the south door of All Saints Church

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 Sat 25th of June 2022 - Sat 2nd of July 2022

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