image for Well in the Making item typeCoal Aston Well Dressing Under Construction at Coal Aston

Well Dressing, from 26 Jun 2017, free entry

Working on Coal Aston Well Dressing

Working on Coal Aston Well Dressing

Contact

Jean Hertzog

01246 414746

Address

Eckington Road,
Dronfiled,
Derbyshire,
S18 3AT

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Details

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

Clay is made from donated new brick dust and mixed with water. The design is drawn on a large sheet of paper then traced through to draftsman’s drawing sheet. This is laid over the wet clay and taped securely to the frame. Small areas of drawing sheet are cut away with a craft knife to work directly on the clay, leaving the remained I place to retain as much moisture as possible.

Most materials are gathered from local gardens. However, flowers used for the larger petalled areas have to be purchased.

Venue
Coal Aston Village Hall, Eckington Road (S18 3AX)

Cash PointOn-site light refreshmentsPostbox

Children welcomeDisabled access

Event details

Dates Times
Mon 26 - Thu 29 Jun 2017 10:00 to 12:00 14:00 to 16:00
Fri 30 Jun 2017 10:00 to 16:00
Additional session 6pm - 8pm Monday to Thursday

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 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select right-hand lane and take 4th exit (A61 signposted Sheffield). At traffic light controlled roundabout (Tesco) take 2nd exit (A61). At next roundabout (Little Chef) take 3rd exit (A61). Follow A61 to next roundabout (approx 4 miles) and take 2nd exit B6057. At next roundabout take 3rd exit B6158 (Dyche Lane) towards Coal Aston. After passing BP garage turn left at mini roundabout (Eckington Road) into village.

From East
Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway, 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. Stay in left lane but, at roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit (A632). Turn immediately left into slip road to A61 (signposted Sheffield). At traffic light controlled roundabout (Tesco) take 2nd exit (A61), then follow route from North/South.

Accessible by Public Transport: 1 mile from Dronfield station

Facilities

  • Cash PointCash Point
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
 
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