Sunday 10 June 2012

Wirksworth Wells

Some of the other wells dressed for the extended bank holiday weekend...

The Methodists well, looking to the Olympics.
I think the flags are amazing! Apparently, the team worked right through until 1am of display day in order to get this finished!

The Scouts were not alone in choosing a jubilee theme.

Even the youngest children continue the tradition, as can be seen from the Playgroup well.

Wirksworth Junior School chose the theme of Courage and collected donations for the Cystic Fibrosis charity. Their choice was personal, a youngster from the school having died of the condition in October last year. The well was dedicated to him; Liam Brown. 

Inside the church, the well dressing continues the Olympic theme

while, the one outside, was created in support of Christian Aid.

In the Memorial Gardens, the local secondary school, Anthony Gell, was another group to plump for the Diamond Jubilee; their chosen charity being Age UK, to support those who have lived through the 60 glorious years of the reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Finally, the well from the youngest group of all, the Baby and Toddler Group; also on the theme of the Diamond Jubilee.


  1. These are just amazing - they remind me a little of the flower carpets I saw in Germany at the feast of Corpus Christi.

  2. Seeing these takes me back to my childhood. It was an annual family treat to visit some of the dressed wells in Derbyshire. My grandfather had been a coach driver so he knew where to go!

  3. I have really enjoyed reading these posts.
    My favorite one has to be the dragon.

    cheers, parsnip

  4. So creative and really lovely to the eye! :)