We are off to Derbyshire, specifically to the pretty village of Tissington, overlooked by Tissington Hall. a 17thC Jacobean Mansion,which is still a private family home occupied by Sir Richard Fitzherbert and his family.. Here, the first Well Dressings of the year, and some would consider them to be the best, are on display. Well dressing is a beautiful floral art in pictures, made with flower petals, leaves, stones, twigs etc.set in wet clay and all made by the very talented local residents here. The origins have disappeared in the mists of time but are thought to be connected with the Black Plague when the Wells were dressed to protect the water. We will witness the service of the blessing of the Wells on this Ascension Day and there will be time to wander and browse in this lovely, peaceful, Derbyshire Village..There are refreshments here but if you would rather wait till we reach our next destination Bakewell, where there is a wide choice of eating, coffee, hotels, pubs etc. places of interest – It’s the home of the famous Bakewell Tart, and is the largest town in the North Peak District, set on the River Wye and one of the prettiest. Plenty to interest us here including the Bakewell Tart Shop, lovely mellow stone buildings, quaint courtyards, good choice of shops, . It’s a must for sightseers.
When?? Thurs.2lst May 2020 Dep.8.30am Ret.6pm Price: £12. Seats will be on sale at our table on Tuesday 25th February 2020..