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well dressing

n
(Ecclesiastical Terms) the decoration of wells with flowers, etc: a traditional annual ceremony of great antiquity in some parts of Britain, originally associated with the cult of water deities
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Or there's Ashford in the Water, a picture postcard of a village which also hosts a wells dressing each year.
We also took the chance to have a close up look at the wells dressings.