Monday, 20 July 2015
Gee Cross Well Dressing: 150 Years of the Salvation Army
Last week I showed you Booth's Well. This week I bring you Ralph Fold Well.
Gee Cross Methodist Church stands on land which was once part of Ralph Fold. The farm's well was located behind the present building. Their contribution to the 2015 Well Dressing celebrates the 150th anniversary of the Salvation Army.
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.
For photographs from earlier years and links to more information about well dressing see this link.
A contribution to Monday Murals and Blue Monday.