image for Well Dressing item typeWhitwell Well Dressing at Whitwell

Well Dressing, Sat 8 - Sat 15 Jul 2017, free entry

Whitwell Well Dressing

Whitwell Well Dressing

Contact

Hilary Ellis

01909 723092

Address

High Street,
Whitwell,
Derbyshire,
S80 4QZ

Events at this Venue

date event
Mon 3 - Fri 7 Jul Whitwell Well Dressing under Construction
Sat 8 - Sat 15 Jul Whitwell Well Dressing

Details

This ancient custom is unique to Derbyshire. The 1st Whitwell Scout and Guide Group has been creating well dressings for over 40 years and it is the main fundraising event of the year. The designs are drawn on paper, laid over wet clay and the image 'pricked out' using cocktail sticks. The 'dots' are joined then overlaid with wool. The picture is then created using all fresh and dried natural materials sourced locally. Villagers in Whitwell dress 2 wells.

Well Locations
The Square (S80 4QR)
The Green, High Street (S80 4RF)

Blessing Service
Saturday 6 July 2017
2.30 pm in Whitwell Square (S80 4QR)

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointDisabled accessDisabled toiletsPostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)

Children welcomeDisabled access

Some facilities accessed at the community centre, subject to opening hours.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 8 - Sat 15 Jul 2017 09:00 to 19:00

Prices

Free entry

Donations gratefully accepted

Location

Directions

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Map reference: SK 384711  Lat: 53.23554 Long: -1.42613

From North/South
Leave M1 motorway at junction 30 and take A616. At roundabout take 1st exit onto A619. Follow road and pass Van Dyk Hotel on right. Continue on A619 for approx 1½ miles then turn right onto B6043 and follow road into Whitwell.

From East
Follow A619 from Worksop (towards Chesterfield). Pass Half Moon Inn on right. Continue on A619 for approx ¼ mile and turn left onto B6043. Follow road into Whitwell.

From West
Take A619 from Chesterfield (towards Worksop). Pass through Brimington, Staveley and Barlborough. Continue on A619 and pass Van Dyk Hotel on right. Follow road for approx 1½ miles then turn right onto B6043 and follow road into Whitwell.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Whitwell station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Some facilities accessed at the community centre, subject to opening hours.

 
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