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St Winefride's Well, Holywell

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St Winefride's Well, Holywell
Flintshire - Holywell, Clwyd, Wales
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About the photo:

The water that springs forth at St Winefride's Well gave its name to the town of Holywell. The well was said to have emerged where Winefride was slain by a rejected suitor, and where she was restored to life by St Bueno. On the day I took this photo I was the first visitor to the Well - by sheer chance, as I was actually on my way to Basingwerk Abbey, but I got lost and ended up outside the Well!

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