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St. Winifred’s Well-1300 Years of Pilgrimage

Winifred was venerated through stories of her ability to heal. Legend has it she was a 7th century princess who refused a powerful prince who then beheaded her.  Her uncle restored her to life, and she became a virgin martyr and a 12th century saint.

Royalty and peasants alike visited through the centuries, for healing and thanksgiving. Fertility was also promised by the cleansing waters of its spring. 

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