YOULGREAVE WELL DRESSINGS
Well dressing is not unique to Derbyshire, but it is the county where the tradition is the strongest. Almost all the wells dressed every year are either within the county, or only a short distance from the county boundary.
Visitors flock to Derbyshire year after year, not only to admire the dedicated work of the well dressers in producing such intricate, if short lived works of art , but to enjoy the many events that take place at the same time in most towns and villages. Normally the wells are dressed for a period of three to eight days. It is best to try to visit during the first few days as the displays tend to deteriorate quite rapidly. The problem occurs when the clay dries out quickly, particularly in hot dry weather made worse if there is a wind blowing.
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YOULGREAVE WELL DRESSINGS 2010
Runs from 19/24 June, in 2010. Blessing 19 June at 2.30pm. Construction 16/18 June - ring 07977 451339 for further information.
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