Blessing of wells

NDET 23-6-12 BWJ 12 Youlegrave Well Dressings Ceremony.
NDET 23-6-12 BWJ 12 Youlegrave Well Dressings Ceremony.
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A Peak village has taken part in an annual tradition that has its roots in history.

Today is the last day of Youlgrave Welldressings, which consists of five wells throughout the village adorned with colourful dressings, as well as one in the church yard, one at the school and some on the steps of the fountain.

The celebration started with a blessing of the wells and procession with music from Youlgrave Silver Band on Saturday.

There has also been a film show, history of well dressing and refreshments at the village hall.

On Saturday, there was an Ecumenical service at Wesleyan Reform Chapel, which was followed by another performance of Youlgrave Silver Band.