Well Dressing

Find photos of well dressing in Derbyshire from the Picture the Past photo library. Well Dressing is practised in some rural areas of England and notably the Peak District in Derbyshire. Local villagers would decorate wells and springs with flowers and designs created with petals. The origins of well dressing are unclear with theories ranging from pagan offerings to the water Gods, to villagers celebrating water purity after the Black Death.

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