Wednesday, 18 July 2012

ABC Wednesday: A is for Arnold Hill Well

Arnold Hill Well is first stop on the annual Gee Cross Well Dressing Procession.

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.

Arnold Hill Well was dressed by the children of Holy Trinity School. The children looked at inspiring people and stories from the history of the Olympic Games. They have been reflecting on Olympic values such as respect, excellence, friendship, courage, determination, inspiration and equality.

You can view 16 photographs from the 2012 Well Dressing at Gee Cross Well Dressing 2012.

A contribution to ABC Wednesday.


  1. love the logos!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

  2. Interesting practise! And I'm sure all the school children will be learning lots about this amazing tradition.

    abcw team

  3. This is a good tradition... I really like the logo's too. Very colorful, but show each of the sports. Nice.

  4. I love those colors! Never heard of well dressing before. Great start to round 11.

  5. What a good job they made of the well, makes a colourful photo.

  6. That is a wonderful tradition! Sounds like something local Scouting troops could do.

  7. Quite interesting!

    Aero 360's Arrows
    Rose, ABC Wednesday Team.