Buxton Well Dressing festival, Blessing of the Wells Sunday July 8th
Youth well blessed for the College and University in Buxton
Chelmorton Festival starts as Buxton Wells Week finishes and, with scorching sunshine, the Buxton events have started with the blessing of wells.
Fairfield (Buxton) Band, Buxton Town Mayoress and Revd Keith Cocking at the heart of the spa town for the blessing and ceremony of the three wells to open Buxton Carnival events.
Beginning on the marketplace with scorching sunshine, rich purple gowns of the Festival Queen Phoebe Mitchell. The first well, on the marketplace presenting one hundred years of votes for women, depicting the suffrage movement and Emmeline Pankhurst, the well also representing 125 years of the Buxton museum.
Fairfield Band roared into music and the procession of blessing marched down Terrace Road for the Young Peoples Well.
Young Peoples' Well of Buxton
Revd Canon Collins said words of, ‘for the schools, college and University of this town.’
A last procession toward and around the Crescent to bless the third well. Celebrating the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of Emily Brontë and her only novel, Wuthering Heights.
The procession sang ‘Immortal, invisible, God only wise'.
One more well board to celebrate, the Trefoil Guild special board alongside the Well of St Anne’s in the Crescent.