Well Dressings

During the summer months, many Derbyshire villages produce well dressings.  This centuries old tradition involves making colourful plaques decorated with flower petals and other items from nature to make pictures.  They are placed at the sources of fresh water such as wells and springs throughout the village.

 

These pictures are a selection of well dressings in Ashford-in-the-Water and in Wirksworth and were taken on our guided walks on 30th and 31st May.     

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