Well Dressing

On TOTD we like to bring you  those quirky oh so British customs. In Derbyshire May through to September sees the practice of Well Dressing. This ancient custom is popular all over Derbyshire and is thought to date back to the Celts or even earlier. The wells are dressed with large framed panels decorated with elaborate mosaic-like pictures made of flower petals, seeds, grasses, leaves, tree bark, berries and moss.

If you happen to be in Derbyshire you can find the dates for the well dressing cerermonies here as well as some great photos

http://www.welldressing.com/

More info can be found here

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Well_dressing

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