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Well dressings to start in Etwall

By Burton Mail  |  Posted: May 15, 2014

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ETWALL well dressings begin on Saturday with a host of activities set to take place in the village until Monday.

The well dressings began in 1970 and takes place each year during the third weekend in May.

Well dressing is the art of decorating springs and wells, or places where wells used to stand, with pictures made from natural growing things.

Topical themes will include anniversaries relating to the outbreak of World War One, William Shakespeare, the World Cup and Mary Poppins.

They can be viewed from 9am with the blessing of the wells taking place at 12 noon.

In addition to the well dressings there will be a variety of family entertainment, activities and stalls, including country dancing, face painting and a classic vehicles display.

The Etwall Well Dressing Festival raises money each year for local charities chosen at the Etwall Well Dressing Association AGM.

This year’s chosen beneficiaries are Derby Air Ambulance, Derbyshire Talking Newspaper, 3rd Etwall Guides and Etwall W.I.

Cakes and refreshments will be available in the village.

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