Spirit of the water is alive and well

Well dressing: Little Hayfield's team of well dressers celebrate completing the 2011 design. Photo contributed
Well dressing: Little Hayfield's team of well dressers celebrate completing the 2011 design. Photo contributed

The legend of a mythical water spirit was Little Hayfield’s theme for the 2011 Well Dressing Week.

Created by Jane Nester and Mel Cranmer, the design was another challenge for the villagers who get together each July to “puddle” and “petal” in honour of this unique Derbyshire tradition.

The Well Dressing project celebrates the vibrant community spirit rekindled by the group three years ago.