SJ9593 : Gee Cross Well Dressing 2011

taken 6 years ago, near to Gee Cross, Tameside, Great Britain

Gee Cross Well Dressing 2011
Gee Cross Well Dressing 2011
The Adamson Band lead the procession around the wells at the Gee Cross Well Dressing ceremony 2011. Despite heavy rain the band followed by crowds of walkers are just setting off up Joel Lane.
Gee Cross Well Dressing
Although well-dressing is a custom mostly confined to Derbyshire, it can be seen in adjacent counties too. Well dressing celebrations were held regularly in Gee Cross from the 1820s until 1878. The custom was revived by the local Women's Institute in 2000.

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Date Taken
Sunday, 10 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 11 July, 2011
Geographical Context
People, Events 
Place (from Tags)
Gee Cross 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9537 9333 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.2036N 2:4.2696W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9539 9332
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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