Thursday, 11 July 2013

DNA in flower petals!

Couldn't resist this - a well-dressing in Buxton Market Place, July 2013....made in flower petals pressed into clay are a very distinctive Peak District summer celebration of the waters of the Peak. A survival from older times, the first documented dressings were in Tissington in 1300s. Then in the mid 1800s the tradition started spreading through the villages, waxing and waning like a tide of its own until just now that tide is running fairly full and deep. This year's well dressings can be found at this Welldressing calendar

And this year in Buxton Market Place, the well dressing (no well there any more!) celebrates the work of Watson, Crick, Franklin and Wilkins

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