image for Well Dressing item typeChesterfield Well Dressing at Chesterfield Market

Well Dressing, Sat 9 - Sat 16 Sep 2017, free entry

Chesterfield Well Dressing 2016

Chesterfield Well Dressing 2016

Contact

Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre

01246 345777/8

Address

Market Place,
Chesterfield,
Derbyshire,
S40 1PB

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Details

Well dressing is an ancient custom unique to Derbyshire. Chesterfield began well dressing in 1864 when the Town Pump in Market Place was decorated after a very dry summer. The custom died out, but was revived in 1991 when a well was dressed as part of an exhibition about Derbyshire traditions.

Well dressing is the art of making pictures using only natural materials, but this doesn’t explain how such intricate and detailed pictures can be made using only seeds, berries, leaves, flowers… Look at the pictures – can you see where we used dried camomile flowers, thistledown, stalk of dried cow parsley, melon seeds, peppercorns, parsley and chrysanthemum and carnation petals?

There will be 2 well dressings on show in Chesterfield this year.

Well Locations
‘Crooked Spire’ Church Porch
Market Place on Town Pump (opposite Primark)
The wells will be closed and locked at 5 pm (at 4 pm on Sunday)

Blessing Service
Saturday 9 September 2017, 10am at ‘Crooked Spire’ Church (S40 1XJ)

Groups welcome. Free coach parking by arrangement – book with Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre (Tel: 01246 345777/8)

Baby changing facilitiesCash PointCoach parties acceptedDisabled accessDisabled toiletsFacilities for groupsGift shopOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)Wheelchairs availableAccepts groups

Children welcomeDisabled access

Changing places toilet available in Market Hall.

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 9 - Sat 16 Sep 2017 09:00 to 17:00
Wells close at 4pm on Sunday

Prices

Free entry

Donations gratefully accepted.

Location

Directions

See location of Chesterfield Market on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 382710  Lat: 53.23465 Long: -1.42914

Chesterfield Market is signposted from all town centre car parks.

From North/South
Leave M1 at junction 29 and follow A617 to Chesterfield (approx 4 miles). At traffic light controlled roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select middle lane and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Select left hand lane and take first left (Beetwell Street). Follow road for approx 500 yards (passing Coach Station on left), and turn left down Park Road. Take first left turning into Beetwell Street multi storey car park.

For surface car parks at traffic light controlled roundabout select middle lane and take 3rd exit. At next roundabout select right lane and take 2nd exit (Lordsmill Street). Keep in right lane and, at traffic lights turn right (Spa Lane). Take 1st left and car parks on left and right

From East
Follow A617 to junction with M1 motorway, then follow route from North/South.

From West
Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) select middle lane and take 2nd exit turning left into Rutland Road (surface car parks). Select right hand lane at traffic lights at top of hill and turn right. Take 3rd right turning (Rose Hill West) and turn into car park on left or right.

Parking: with charge

Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Chesterfield station

Facilities

  • Baby changing facilitiesBaby changing facilities
  • Cash PointCash Point
  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Gift shopGift shop
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Wheelchairs availableWheelchairs available
  • Accepts groupsAccepts groups
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access

Changing places toilet available in Market Hall.

 
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