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Well Dressing, Fri 23 Jun - Sun 2 Jul 2017, free entry

Old Whittington

Old Whittington

Contact

Enquiries

07828 289981

Address

High Street,
Old Whittington,
Chesterfield,
Derbyshire,
S41 9LQ

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date event
Fri 23 Jun - Sun 2 Jul Old Whittington Well Dressing

Details

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. The well is finished and put on show the day before the Blessing Service.

Well Location
Outside St Bartholomew’s Church, Church Street North (S41 9QW)
Two or three children’s well dressings inside the Church

Blessing Service
Friday 23 June 2017
7pm at St Bartholomew's Church, Church Street North (S41 9QW)

On-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPostboxPublic toilets

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs acceptedSmoking allowed

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 23 Jun - Sun 2 Jul 2017 09:00 to 19:00

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). At traffic light controlled roundabout (Tesco) select middle lane and take 2nd exit (A61). At next roundabout (Little Chef) select right hand lane and take 4th exit (B6052). Go under bridge and follow road up hill into Old Whittington.

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. At traffic lights go straight on. Keep in left lane and, as approach roundabout, select middle lane and take 2nd exit (A632). Turn immediately left into slip road to A61. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Tesco) take 2nd exit (A61), then follow route from North/South.

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Chesterfield station

Facilities

  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
  • Smoking allowedSmoking allowed
 
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