Barlow Well Dressing at Barlow
Well Dressing, Wed 16 - Tue 22 Aug 2017, free entry
Also at this Venue
An ancient custom that's only found in or around the borders of Derbyshire. Well dressing might date back to the Celts, or perhaps even earlier, but what exactly is it? At its simplest, well dressing is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials. Barlow claims to have begun well dressing in Elizabethan times and it differs from other villages by using whole flower heads as opposed to individual petals.
Main Well - Hackney Lane, opposite The Peacock pub
Outside the Methodist Chapel, Millcross Lane
Valley Road, adjacent to The Tickled Trout pub
16 August 2017
6.30pm at St Lawrence Church, Hackney Lane, Barlow (S18 7TD)
|Wed 16 - Tue 22 Aug 2017||08:00 to 22:00|
Donations gratefully accepted
- Well Dressing Festivals
SK 344746 53.26761 -1.48431
Leave M1 at junction 29 and take A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select right lane and take 2nd exit. Keep in right hand lane and go straight on through traffic lights and round Crooked Spire Church. Select right hand lane. At traffic lights go straight on. Keep to right hand lane as approach large roundabout with car park in middle. Follow signs to Sheffield round the roundabout. At mini roundabout take 1st exit (B6051, Newbold Road). Follow road (going straight on at all mini roundabouts) to traffic lights. Select right lane and go straight on. Follow road for approx 2½ miles to Barlow.
Take A617 to Chesterfield then follow route from North/South.
Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Matalan) select middle lane and take 2nd exit, turning left onto Rutland Road. Select right hand lane and turn right at traffic lights. Follow road straight on through traffic lights. At roundabout select left lane and take 2nd exit passing multi-storey car park. At mini roundabout take 1st exit (B6051, Newbold Road), then follow route from North/South.
: 3 miles from Chesterfield station
- Gift shop
- On-site catering
- On-site light refreshments
- Telephone (public)
- Children welcome
- Disabled access