An ancient English tradition – Well Dressing

Well dressing from Derbyshire, 1990s

The Derbyshire tradition of well dressing

In Derbyshire the pagan tradition of well dressing survives and has been co-opted by Christianity. Over the years I have seen some beautiful well dressings.

This particular well dressing was in the Church of St Mary and All Saints, Chesterfield.

Chesterfield Well Dressing

Chesterfield Well Dressing – a pagan custom updated for faith in a modern age

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