SJ9593 : Booths Well 2017

taken 4 months ago, near to Gee Cross, Tameside, Great Britain

Booths Well 2017
Booths Well 2017
Booths Well is dressed each year by members of the Gee Cross and District Women's Institute. The 2017 design commemorates the work of the RNLI. The late Mrs Margaret Eddowes, a past president of Gee Cross and District W.I., was a dedicated supporter of and fund raiser for the Royal Naval National Lifeboat Institution. The 2017 Well Dressing is dedicated to her memory and funds raised at the procession will be donated to the RNLI.

SJ9593 : Booths Well 2017: Detail.
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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Sunday, 9 July, 2017   (more nearby)
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Monday, 10 July, 2017
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Gee Cross 
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2017 
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Margaret Eddowes 
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