Pleasley Well Dressing under Construction at Pleasley
Well in the Making, Mon 3 - Fri 7 Jul 2017, free entry
Events at this Venue
|Sat 24 - Sun 25 Jun||Pleasley Parish Council Scarecrow Festival|
|Mon 3 - Fri 7 Jul||Pleasley Well Dressing under Construction|
|Sat 8 - Wed 12 Jul||Pleasley Well Dressing|
|Sat 8 - Wed 12 Jul||St Michael's Flower Festival|
|Fri 1 Dec||St Michael's Christmas Tree Festival|
|Sat 2 - Tue 5 Dec||St Michael's Christmas Tree Festival|
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. But this doesn't explain how well dressers make such intricate and detailed pictures using only flowers, berries, leaves ...
Find out how a well dressing is created by watching the well dressers at work. After claying the board, work will begin on outlining and ‘colouring in’ the design using a wide variety of materials in addition to flower petals.
The Well will be dressed in the Pyddoke Room, accessed through St. Michael's Church, Church Lane, Pleasley (NG19 7TD). Please use small side door.
|Mon 3 - Fri 7 Jul 2017||10:00 to 18:00|
Donations gratefully received
- Well Dressing Festivals
SK 384711 53.23554 -1.42613
From M1 junction 29 follow A617 towards Mansfield for approx 3¼ miles. At roundabout take 2nd exit B6407 (Common Lane). Take 1st road on right (50 yards) and 1st right again (Church Lane).
Follow A617 from Mansfield to Pleasley roundabout. Take 4th exit B6407 (Common Lane). Take 1st road on right (50 yards) and 1st right again (Church Lane).
Follow A619 to Chesterfield. At traffic light controlled roundabout (Lidl on left) select middle lane and take 3rd exit. Stay in left land and, at traffic lights go straight on. When carriageway dividies, select right hand lane and, at roundabout take 3rd exit. At next roundabout (traffic light controlled) select left lane and take 2nd exit (A617). Follow A617 to M1 roundabout, select left lane and take 3rd exit (A617 towards Mansfield), then follow route from North/South.
: 3 miles from Mansfield station
- Children welcome
- Disabled access
- Dogs accepted