SJ9593 : Gee Cross Well Dressing 2017: Turning up Joel Lane

taken 2 months ago, near to Gee Cross, Tameside, Great Britain

Gee Cross Well Dressing 2017: Turning up Joel Lane
Gee Cross Well Dressing 2017: Turning up Joel Lane

The procession led by Denton Brass Band is turning off Stockport Road and proceeding up Joel Lane. In 2017 there were eight displays at seven locations around the village. Verses from the hymn "Eternal Father Strong To Save" were sung at the blessing of each well. The words of the hymn "O hear us when we cry to thee/ For those in peril on the sea" reflect the theme used for three of the wells which celebrate the work of the RNLI.
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.

Tameside Local History Forum: LinkExternal link
Well Dressing 2006: LinkExternal link
Well Dressing 2008: LinkExternal link
Well Dressing 2009: LinkExternal link
Well Dressing 2011: LinkExternal link
Well Dressing 2012: LinkExternal link
Well-Dressing 2013: LinkExternal link
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Sunday, 9 July, 2017   (more nearby)
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Monday, 10 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Village, Rural settlement  People, Events 
Place (from Tags)
Gee Cross 
Date (from Tags)
2017 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9536 9333 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.2036N 2:4.2787W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9533 9332
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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