WELL DRESSING - 4
4. Diary of Events
DIARY OF EVENTS 2010
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DATES AND VENUES
The dates and venues for 2010 well dressings are listed on this page - where details have been made available. Further information can be obtained from the Tourist Information Centres listed lower down this column.
Well dressing is a custom that seems to go from strength to strength, unlike so many others that are in decline. It brings together communities of all ages and provides visitors with a wonderful free attraction.
Originally only wells, or springs as they are also called, were dressed to give thanks to Water Gods. This was extended with the arrival of piped water when stand pipes and taps were dressed.
Nowadays, following the rapid increase in the number of wells dressed, the most eye catching location is often the one selected, despite it being no where near any form of water supply.
WELL DRESSING LEAFLETS
The Well Dressing and Glorious Gardens leaflet, which is available at Tourist Information centres and numerous other sources in the area is an invaluable guide. It includes the Well Dressing in the Making Dates and the Blessing Service times.
LOCAL TOURIST INFORMATION CENTRES
Tel. 01335 343666.
Tel: 01629 813227.
Tel. 01298 25106.
Tel. 01246 345777/8.
Tel. 01332 255802.
Tel. 01629 583388.
Tel. 01283 222848
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