Elmton Well Dressing under Construction at Elmton
Well in the Making, Mon 23 - Fri 27 Jun 2014, free entry
Events at this Venue
Well Dressing Festivals
|Mon 5 May||Newborough Well Dressing at Newborough|
|Sat 10 - Wed 14 May||Waingroves Well Dressing at Waingroves|
|Thu 15 - Fri 16 May||Swanwick Well Dressing at Swanwick|
|Thu 15 - Fri 16 May||Swanwick Well Dressing under Construction at Swanwick|
|Sat 17 - Mon 19 May||Etwall Well Dressing at Etwall|
|Tue 20 - Fri 23 May||Brackenfield Well Dressing under Construction at Brackenfield|
Find out more about this ancient Derbyshire custom by watching the well dressers working on the dressing. A working drawing is scaled to full size on tracing paper. The outline is transferred to the clay by pricking through the paper. The design is outlined in wool then the detail filled in with petals and other natural materials.
Old School Room (next to St Peter’s Church), Clowne Road, Elmton (S80 4LS)
Nearest Tourist Information Centre
Chesterfield (Tel: 01246 345777/8)
|Mon 23 - Fri 27 Jun 2014||10:00 to 12:00 14:00 to 16:00|
Donations gratefully accepted.
SK 504732 53.25341 -1.24603
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.
Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway and take 4th exit (M1 north). Leave M1 at junction 30, then follow route from North/South.
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.
- Picnic site
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Smoking not allowed