• Short Summary

    Villagers make decorative pictures for village wells in Tissington, in Derbyshire.

  • Description

    Villagers make decorative pictures from flowers for type of well dressing in Tissington in Derbyshire.

    Various shots of small children picking wild flowers in the Derbyshire dales. The narrator that the flowers are being picked for a purpose. M/S of what looks to be a painting / mosaic, a man is using the various coloured petals from the wild flowers for making a picture to place by the villagers wells to commemorate their purity during the plague. M/S's of woman sticking petals onto a clay background, the drawings appear to be of a religious nature.

    Various shots of the pictures standing up. One of the pictures reads: "WHY PROSECUTEST THOU ME?".
    M/S of a Vicar and local clergymen walking away in procession from the local country church. M/S's of the a small service being carried out by the side of the village well. A small group of women and children gather to give thanks. M/S of the crowd gathering around the well looking at the painting made from flowers. M/S's of woman and children throwing coins into the well.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Colour pictorials
    British Pathé
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    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:21:00 / 01:28:36:00
    CP 554

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