SJ9593 : Methodist Well Dressings 2017

taken 1 year ago, near to Gee Cross, Tameside, Great Britain

Methodist Well Dressings 2017
Methodist Well Dressings 2017
Outside Gee Cross Methodists Church in 2017 are two well dressings. One, as in previous years, is by church members and represents Ralph Fold Well SJ9593 : Ralph Fold Well 2017. The second is by the Gee Cross Methodist Guides, Brownies & Rainbows SJ9593 : 70 years of Girlguiding Manchester.
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 2006: LinkExternal link
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Well Dressing 2009: LinkExternal link
Well Dressing 2011: LinkExternal link
Well Dressing 2012: LinkExternal link
Well-Dressing 2013: LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Sunday, 9 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Monday, 10 July, 2017
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Religious sites  People, Events 
Place (from Tags)
Gee Cross 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9550 9350 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:26.2954N 2:4.1524W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 9551 9351
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Southwest (about 225 degrees)
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