Saturday, July 24, 2010

This is it

A well dressing from Grindon.

Well dressing (also once known as well flowering) is a summer custom practised in rural England in which wells, springs or other water sources are decorated with designs created from flower petals. The custom is most closely associated with the Peak District of Derbyshire and Staffordshire.

5 comments:

  1. Interesting, and decorative, custom.

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  2. Very colourful and enjoyable.

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  3. Greetings friend,
    Just wanted to say how much I enjoy looking at the photographs you share with us.
    I have an award for your excellent visual site waiting over at my site.
    With respect Gary, (a Canadian living in Leek).

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  4. I win! I win! :-)

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  5. Hi, I followed you here from Gary at Klahanie’s recommendation. I was in Castleton (or was it Hope?) a couple of weekends ago when I came across 'well-dressing'. Thanks for the explanation. Nice blog you have here!

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