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
Posted on May 24, 2020, in Rag well, Well dressing, Worcestershire and tagged Holy well blog, holy wells, Holy wells blog, Holy wells healing springs Spas folklore local history antiquarian, St Kenelm. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.