Brackenfield Well Dressing under Construction at Brackenfield
Find out more about this ancient Derbyshire custom by watching the well dressers working on the dressings. Find out how such intricate and beautiful images are created using only natural materials.
The designs are outlined in wool and only natural materials are used to complete the design. Four wells are dressed at Brackenfield and two of them are dressed in the Church Hall.
Brackenfield Church Hall, The Green (DE55 6AQ)
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Alfreton, Derbyshire, DE55 6AN
Map reference: SK 374588 Lat: 53.12505 Long: -1.44255
Leave M1 motorway at junction 28 and take A38 signposted Matlock and Derby. Leave by 3rd slip road (approx 4 miles). At roundabout take 3rd exit (A61 signposted Chesterfield). About 200 yards down road, turn left (A615 signposted Matlock). Follow road to traffic lights at T-junction and turn right. Take first left turning 200 yards down road (A615). Follow road into Wessington (approx 2 miles). Take 2nd turning on right (Brackenfield Lane). Follow Brackenfield Lane into Brackenfield Village.
Follow A617 to M1 motorway roundabout. At roundabout take 1st exit onto M1 South. Leave M1 at junction 28 and follow route from North/South.
Follow A6 to Matlock. At roundabout take A615 signposted Alfreton. Follow A615 out of Matlock to Tansley (approx 2 miles). Continue on A615 through Tansley to Wessington (approx 3 miles). Take 2nd turning on left (Brackenfield Lane). Follow Brackenfield Lane into Brackenfield Village.
Parking : free
Nearest station : 4 miles (6.4 kms) from Alfreton station
Disabled toilets in Church Hall
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