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  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Dec 2016, 02:38
It doesn't look too difficult, Chris...perhaps I might attempt my next PhD in this field...
Chris: Then you could get a job adorning public sites in Thailand with floral tributes. This works best with plenty of female company I've found..
Chris: An obscure ceremony Larry
I think I remember seeing this before... can you explain why it's in a cage?!
Chris: Underneath the wreath is a well shaft which the authorities at the time considered dangerous
Well one just has to wonder what this is all about Tiff.
Chris: This is Castle Park in the downtown of Bristol Chad, we are summoning up the spirit of the entombed well
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Dec 2016, 07:02
There are only women - you should explain ...
Chris: All close personal friends of mine Philine. I brought them together to celebrate the hidden St Edith's Well in Bristol's Castle Park one evening last year
  • Lisl
  • Bath, England
  • 27 Dec 2016, 07:08
This is a very intriguing picture, Chris
Chris: Summoning up the spirit of St Edith's Well in Castle Park Lisl. Ann - who you have met - is third from left
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Dec 2016, 07:27
"History of the well. Saint Edith's Well was Bristol's most ancient supply of drinking water and was known for its fine quality. After over 500 years of providing clean water, the supply was stopped in 1887, because it had become too polluted. Long before that, its waters were thought to be life saving and the well was given holy status, being dedicated to Saint Edith.
A small monument once stood on the spot for many years , until it was given to the owner of Stourhead park in Wiltshire. Now there is nothing at all to see of what was Saint Edith's Well. We would like a small ground plaque to be placed on the location on Saint Edith's day, September 16th."
Chris: We have had the plaque made Philine, and we now look forward to its installation
I knew Philine would explain. All a bit like the blessing of the Brine spring here
Chris: Yes indeed, same sort of thing
  • Martine
  • France
  • 27 Dec 2016, 09:40
C'est triste.
Chris: One day it will live again Martine
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Dec 2016, 10:35
"Edith of Wilton was the daughter of King Edgar of England and Wulfrida. She was born at Kensing, England, and was brought as a very young child to Wilton Abbey by her mother, who later became a nun there and Abbess. Edith became a nun when fifteen, declined her father's offer of three abbacies, and refused to leave the convent to become queen when her half-brother, King Edward the Martyr was murdered, as many of the nobles requested. She built St. Denis Church at Wilton. Her feast day is September 16."
Chris: And we have been to Wilton to see her statue
Is it unsafe to step there, Chris?
Isn't it amazing how many magical and holy wells there are in this world!
Chris: The UK is full of such wells Mary
Without the plaque you and your friends have arranged to be installed one would never know the well was ever there I guess.
Chris: Indeed that is so Brian but as this was Bristol's earliest source of drinking water we think this is quite important
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Dec 2016, 16:18
Is the wreathlayer of violent disposition and so the admirers have to be protected by caging her? if its for health and safety reasons, then everyone within a 1km radius needs to wearing a hard hat and a high vis vest.
Chris: On this occasion we omitted to submit our plans to H&S, which is rather a good thing under the circumstances
i remember this place and the history of the St Edith's Well Chris... you showed us this once before... i think....petersmile
Chris: Yes I did Peter, thank you
Mmm - they cage 'em first?
I have a feeling your image for today (Wednesday the 28th) didn't queue up, Chris??? In the meantime, I'm glad to see the exercise in wreath-laying from yesterday.

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