164: Well dressings

The theme of the Jubilee was seen in most of the Tissington Well Dressings this year. Come next weekend QEII will have been on the throne for 60 years. She continues to be the head of the Church of England, and defender of the faith.

(Well dressing is a local art. All natural products are used and the frame on which the natural tapestry is woven is first soaked in the duckpond for several days. Well dressing was a pagan custom which was adopted into the church practices, now in post-Christendom it is sliding away from biblical and theological themes and becoming more secular, e.g. a popular children’s book was the theme of one of the well dressings this year)

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