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Chapel en le Frith Well Dressings

Chapel en le Frith Well Dressings

Chapel en le Frith, Derbyshire

SK23 0HP

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About Chapel en le Frith Well Dressings

Venue Type: Well Dressing

A series of well dressings around the town.

Town Well Dressing
- Outside the Town Hall on Market Street

Methodist Church Well Dressing
- Outside the Methodist Church

Bowden Lane Well Dressing
- At the junction of Hayfield Road and Bowden Lane.

Bear Well Dressing
- On the south side of Buxton Road, near the slip road leading off the A6 from the Buxton direction

Nanny’s Well
- On the east side of Crossings Road

Tramps Park Well Dressing
- In the small park on the north side of Manchester Road

Old Workhouse Well Dressing
- On the north side of Manchester Road, at its junction with Eccles Fold

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 1st of July 2022 - Sun 10th of July 2022

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