• Short Summary

    Flower petals are used to make decorative pictures for the well dressing ceremony in Eyam, Derbyshire.

  • Description

    Eyam, Derbyshire.

    Various shots of a young boy and several woman plucking petals from flowers then pressing them into slabs of clay to make floral plaques. Various shots of the village of Eyam. The Well Dressing ceremony is a tribute to those villagers who lost their lives because of the Plague. Shots of the village church, the vicar shows the parish records of the 5/6ths of the villagers who lost their lives. Various shots of the well dressing pictures being produced and put in place. Procession passes the various decorated wells. Some of the villagers are dressed in old fashioned costumes.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    343.03
    Media URN:
    3888
    Group:
    Unissued / unused
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    04/11/1965
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:33:40:00 / 01:35:55:00
    Canister:
    CP 567

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