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About Crich Well Dressings
Venue Type: Well Dressing
A series of dressings spread out around the village.
Market Place Well Dressings
- At the old horse troughs in the Market Place
St Mary’s Church Well Dressing
- At the gateway of St Mary’s Church
Tramway Village Well Dressing
- At the ornamental gates (not the public entrance) of the Tramway Village on Plaistow Green Road
Cliff Inn Well Dressing
- In the car park of the Cliff Inn on Leashaw
Crich Infant School Well Dressing
- At the gate of the School playground, at the top of Bowns Hill
Hindersitch Lane Well
- At a small well on the south side of Hindersitch Lane
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 6th of July 2019 - Sat 13th of July 2019
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