Well, what a weekend in Ripley and Swanwick

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There is only one way to mark the first stirring of spring in Derbyshire - the dressing of the wells of course.

Townsfolk and villagers in Ripley and Swanwick were treated to two celebrations over the weekend as part of the traditional ritual, which dates back to pagan times.

Swanwick well dressing. Natalie Haywood and Altair Wall looking at the well dressings.
Swanwick well dressing. Natalie Haywood and Altair Wall looking at the well dressings.

On Saturday more than 200 folk saw six wells unveiled at Swanwick as part of a fun-packed day of activities.

 

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