Customs and Traditions - Well Dressing - Tissington
An example of the custom of well dressing to be found in Tissington, Derbyshire. The custom dates back to the mid 14th Century and the time of the Black Death. Folklore has it that the purity of the water in the five wells of Tissington kept the village from being ravished by the plague. Another story relates the the severe drought suffered in 1615, when the wells never ran dry. In each case, the well dressing arose from the villagers gratitude.
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Stirling bull show
A Limousin Bull prior to sale during the Stirling Bull Sale show held at United Auctions in Stirling, Scotland. The world-famous Stirling Bull Sales were established in 1865 with the sales attracting thousands of visitors from home and abroad and are an integral part of the farming calendar. The main pedigree breeds comprise Aberdeen Angus, Beef Shorthorn, Charolais, Simmental, Limousin, British Blue, Blonde d'Aquitaine and Salers. This year for the first time Wagyu embryos will be sold.
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