SJ9593 : Booth's Well 2011

near to Gee Cross, Tameside, Great Britain

Booth's Well 2011
Booth's Well 2011
Booth's Well on Wych Road is decorated each year by the local Women's Institute for the Gee Cross Well Dressing ceremony SJ9593 : Gee Cross Well Dressing 2011. The design for 2011 is based on the wedding of the Owl and the Pussycat. It was 140 years ago that Edward Lear published his nonsense songs.
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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Well-Dressing 2013: LinkExternal link
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Sunday, 10 July, 2011   (more nearby)
Monday, 11 July, 2011
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Gee Cross 
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Edward Lear 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9534 9331 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.1928N 2:4.2967W
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