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Well Dressings

Synopsis
Recording of the tradition and skills of the wells dressing in Buxton, with reference to other ceremonies at wells in Derbyshire. The dressing of the wells was originally a religious ritual carried out as a thanksgiving for water.
Language
English
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Video; 2 videocassettes. VHS. col. 380 min.
Year of production
1995
Availability
Preview
Documentation
Basic shot list, limited to 95/2.1 to 95/2.3.
Subjects
History
Keywords
local history

Credits

Director
John Bishop

Sections

Title
Well dressings. Tape 1

Title
Well dressings. Tape 2

Title
Well dressings. Tape 3

Title
Well dressings. Tape 4

Title
Well dressings. Tape 5

Title
Well dressings. Tape 6

Production Company

Name

PLACE

Distributor

Name

British Video History Trust

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020 7393 1500
Fax
020 7393 1555
Address
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