Elmton Well Dressing under Construction at Elmton
Well in the Making, Mon 19 - Fri 23 Jun 2017, free entry
Find out more about this ancient Derbyshire custom by watching the well dressers working on the dressing.
Most villages outline the well dressing design and then ‘colour it in’. At Elmton, any outlining that is needed is done when the well dressing is finished. In most cases, outlining isn’t needed on their well. 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!
Old Schoolroom, Markland Lane, Elmton (S80 4LS)
|Mon 19 - Fri 23 Jun 2017||09:30 to 12:30 13:30 to 16:30|
Donations gratefully accepted.
- Well Dressing Festivals
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