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Well Dressing at Tissington in Derbyshire

This is one of the more famous Derbyshire well dressing events but the first time I've remembered in time to go and have a look! It was a pretty spectacular show and the photos just don't do the intricate artwork justice. They are all composed of small flower petals and leaves. There were six wells all around the village and this is what they look like at the moment.













It was a very pleasant afternoon out with tea and cake to finish off with
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Re: Well Dressing at Tissington in Derbyshire

Great set of Well Dressing photos Phill. I used to live there (Darley Dale), many years ago, and only just remember them....Thanks for the reminder and super photos......
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Re: Well Dressing at Tissington in Derbyshire

Nice set of photos. I will still in short pants last time I visited Derbyshire during well dressing season (school trip).
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Re: Well Dressing at Tissington in Derbyshire

Never come across this before. Some nice photos as an introduction to it.
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Re: Well Dressing at Tissington in Derbyshire

Wow, that's amazing!
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Re: Well Dressing at Tissington in Derbyshire

Lovely shots. Amazing to think that it's all done with flowers, petals and greenery.
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Re: Well Dressing at Tissington in Derbyshire

Thanks Guys, yes the detail was amazing. Certainly must have taken a lot of patience.
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Re: Well Dressing at Tissington in Derbyshire

I didn't think to take any close up shots on the day so here are a few close crops to hopefully show up some of the details.





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Re: Well Dressing at Tissington in Derbyshire

Tideswell do a great well dressing and "Wakes" festival.

http://www.tideswellwakes.info/
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Re: Well Dressing at Tissington in Derbyshire

Phill, sorry I didn't reply earlier, what an extraordinary event, and your superb presentation of it.
Is what I am seeing all done with just flower petals that in a short time will simply wither away?
I can see that all well dressings show great dedication.
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Re: Well Dressing at Tissington in Derbyshire

Yes its a superb event Rob. Is the Wakes event a separate event? hadn't heard of that?

Mark this is a pretty local custom around Derbyshire villages. I don't think anywhere else in the country do this. As you said it is pretty painstaking work and the villages are certainly very dedicated people. Many villages and towns tend to get schools involved with lots of the wells being dressed by children.

Here is a link I just found explaining what goes on.
https://www.visitpeakdistrict.com/wh...well-dressings
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Re: Well Dressing at Tissington in Derbyshire

Impressive Phil.

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