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●● THE WELL dress­ing com­mit­tee is busy get­ting ready for this year’s fes­ti­val.

Bolling­ton Well Dress­ing Fes­ti­val in­volves res­i­dents get­ting to­gether to cre­ate pic­tures us­ing flow­ers, leaves, grass, feath­ers and other nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als to dis­play at wells, wa­ter fea­tures and other lo­ca­tions around the town.

Bolling­ton has held a fes­ti­val ev­ery sum­mer since 2005,

Ses­sions to make the dec­o­rated pan­els will take place over three days be­fore mayor An­gela Wil­liams de­clares the wells ready to visit in a cer­e­mony, fol­lowed by en­ter­tain­ment by the chil­dren from St Gre­gory’s Pri­mary School who have made the ‘school well’.

The theme this year is an­niver­saries.

Chris Gosling, leader of Bolling­ton Well Dressers, said: “We are al­ways look­ing for more vol­un­teers to join our hard-work­ing team to help make the beau­ti­ful pic­tures with which we dec­o­rate our town.

“The dec­o­rat­ing of the boards is very in­ter­est­ing and any­one can take part. No ex­pe­ri­ence is re­quired and all help is greatly ap­pre­ci­ated by the well dressers.

“Help would also be gladly ac­cepted on Fri­day with the lift­ing of the boards, which are very heavy.”

The fes­ti­val takes place from Satur­day, July 4 to Sun­day, July 12. The prepa­ra­tion of the boards will take place at the Cricket Pav­il­ion Adling­ton Road, Bolling­ton, from Tues­day, June 30 at 2pm when clay is in­serted into the pic­ture boards.

The dec­o­ra­tion will take place on Wed­nes­day, July 1 and Thurs­day, July 2 from 10am un­til 8pm and on Fri­day, July 3 from 10am un­til early af­ter­noon, af­ter which the boards will be put in place around the town.

The open­ing cer­e­mony will be at the Greg Foun­tain, at the cor­ner of Flash Lane by the Cock and Pheas­ant, at 11am on Satur­day, July 4.

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