Croxton Well Dressing Saturday – 4th July 2015

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Come and enjoy the ceremonies and festivities of the third Croxton Well Dressing, which will commence on Saturday, 4th July at Boughey’s Well on the main road (B5026) in Croxton village with the Official Opening by local historian and Councillor, Dr David Jacques at 11.45 am. This will be followed at 12 noon by the traditional Blessing of the Well by the Bishop of Stafford, the Rt Revd Geoff Annas, alongside Revd Preb Jonathan Eades and Revd John Day. The Stafford Borough Mayor will also be in attendance.

Visitors will then be able to walk the Croxton well dressing trail to view the five well dressings of various sizes and themes made by members of the local community. This year the pupils of St Mary’s Primary School, Mucklestone will be creating a triptych design, which will be displayed at the cattery well. The theme for the main well dressing at Boughey’s Well is a local one,‘Legends of the Langot,’ and a descriptive trail leaflet will be available for visitors on the day.

There are already lots of events lined up for the day, which aims to celebrate local talent and business. There will be folk music by the wonderful Tern Valley Tinkers, and we hope to have a display by the newly formed, local Morris dancing group, Mercia Morris. From 11.30 am the following will be on hand in the Millennium Wood across the road from the main well: Eccleshall Scouts BBQ, Walk Mill Botanics, ‘A Farmer’s Daughter’ (Helen Thompstone), Ed Glew of Blithfield Willowcrafts, Serendipity Vintage Bouquets, WI Centenary display, and Croxton & Broughton Garden Guild.

Then from 2pm-4 pm there will be refreshments and a music and poetry concert in St Paul’s Church, Croxton, with the following already signed up to take part: Broughton Community Choir, Eccleshall Singers, John Myatt, Ken Langford, Mucklestone Primary School, the Tern Valley Tinkers folk group, and Jean Beasley.

For more information, please contact Ros Langford (01630 620545) or visit the website at www.croxtonwelldressing.weebly.com

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