In search of rag wells: St Kenelm’s Well Clent a photo archive

St Kenelm’s Well is not a tradition rag well location (although there is circumstantial evidence of the custom in Worcestershire) and the nature of the clooties left suggest a pagan association perhaps. Below is a photo archive of a visit in 2011.

Prayer flags at the well

Ribbons, bells and fake flowers the most common cloottie

Some more traditional cotton handkerchiefs

The occurrence of similar rag colours suggests repeat visitors

One a number of socks attached  to  branchesMotorcycle glove  perhaps  in  thanks  for a safe journey  

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Posted on May 24, 2020, in Rag well, Well dressing, Worcestershire and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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