Village well dressings

Well dressings will go one show n Elmton village, near Creswell, on Friday, June 29.

There will be three well dressings on display - one at the church and the others by the upper and lower wells.

The main well dressing will be constructed during the week commencing Monday, June 20, by the community and volunteers which will take place in the Old Schoolroom next to St Peter’s Church in Elmton village. The other two well dressings are being decorated by Creswell Infants School and by Eckington Camm’s School.

All the well dressings will be revealed on Friday, June 29, at 7pm, when the traditional blessing of the wells service takes place in the open air around each of the well dressings.

The well dressings remain on public display during the weekend where there is an exhibition of local history in the church from 12 noon till 4pm, on both Saturday and Sunday. Cream teas are on sale in the old schoolroom next to the church at the same times.

Elmton villagers have been producing well dressings since 1986.