Peril of the seas - Southern Ocean moments at Derbyshire Well Dressing ceremony
Yacht Hollinsclough VQRT8 sank May 8th 2010, Derbyshire family, Carl, T, Caitland and Morgause ran a series of ‘Certain death in the Ice’ lectures for the anniversary of their rescue in early May and returned to Derbyshire for Tissington and a ‘Peril of the Seas’ well.
Peril of the Seas (Eternal Father, Strong To Save) was the first hymn sung in Sunday service aboard warship HMS Clyde in the Southern Ocean after their rescue.
Tissington, south of Buxton, famous for its early entry into the festival of Well Dressing, had a magical week of sunshine for their ceremony of wells celebrating the water of the Peak District.
Tissington Kindergarden school had an orange monkey in the well board and there was much celebration of hundred year specials from the RAF to the WI.
The local wells are dressed with flower petals and stone from the area, the dressing is placed in soft clay boards, lasting about a week before the clay dries out.