image for Well in the Making item typeElmton Well Dressing under Construction at Elmton

Well in the Making, Tue 21 - Thu 23 Jun 2016, free entry

Elmton Well in the Making

Elmton Well in the Making


Markland Lane,
S80 4LS

Events at this Venue

date event
Tue 21 - Thu 23 Jun Elmton Well Dressing under Construction
Sat 25 Jun - Sat 9 Jul Elmton (nr Creswell) Well Dressing


Find out more about this ancient Derbyshire custom by watching the well dressers working on the dressing.

Any outlining for the well dressing takes place when the design is finished. At Elmton it is felt that it is important that the blocks of colour sit next to each other uninterrupted. The aim is to use natural materials in season and where a colour is not available it is substituted with coloured grits.

Wherever possible residents from Elmton kindly donate plants from their gardens otherwise the hedgerows are scoured locally for the right colours and materials!

Nearest Visitor Information Centre - Chesterfield - 01246 345777/8

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Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Tue 21 - Thu 23 Jun 2016 09:30 to 12:30 13:30 to 16:30
Closed for lunch from 12.30 until 1.30pm


Free entry

Donations gratefully accepted.



See location of Elmton on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 504732  Lat: 53.25341 Long: -1.24603

From North/South
Leave M1 at junction 30 and follow A616 through Clowne to Creswell. Go under railway bridge and take 2nd right turn (Elmton Road). Follow signposts to village which has just one road through it.

From East
Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway and take 4th exit (M1 north). Leave M1 at junction 30, then follow route from North/South.

From West
Follow A619 into Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Keep in left lane and at traffic lights go straight on. When carriageway divides select right lane and, at next roundabout take 3rd exit. At next roundabout (traffic light controlled) select left lane and take 2nd exit (A617). In approx 4 miles reach M1 motorway Junction roundabout and take 1st exit onto motorway (M1 North). Leave M1 at next junction (30) then follow route from North/South.


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