SJ8955 : Tree dressing

taken 7 years ago, near to Brown Edge, Staffordshire, Great Britain

Tree dressing
Tree dressing
Somebody has tied some ribbons to the branch of one of the Yew trees surrounding SJ8955 : Gawton's Well, given the mysticism of this place it is probably a good place to leave offerings.

Tree dressing is an ancient tradition carried out worldwide by many different cultures, it usually occurs during the autumn to celebrate the gathering in of the harvest. It can also take place in December at the Midwinter Solstice to give thanks for abundance and to herald the forthcoming spring with its promise of new life. In 1990 an organisation called Common Ground ( LinkExternal link ) set up an initiative to reintroduce this practice on the first full weekend in December. The practice involves decorating a tree with ribbons and often leaving small ‘gifts’ such as trinkets, toys and medallions.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 9 June, 2011   (more nearby)
Friday, 10 June, 2011
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Rivers, Streams, Drainage  Religious sites  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 898 555 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:5.8232N 2:9.2178W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 898 555
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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Tree Dressing  Well  Healing Well  Holy Well  Trees  Yew Trees  Rocks  Stone Wall  Dry Stone Wall 

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