Pleasley Well Dressing at Pleasley
Well Dressing, Sat 8 - Wed 12 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 ...
Come and see the beautiful ‘pictures in petals’ (and other natural materials) on display at Pleasley. There are 3 Wells on display.
There will also be a Flower Festival and refreshments in the Church daily during the Well Dressing from 10am until 6pm. There will also be stalls outside the Church on Saturday and Sunday only. Pleasley Welfare Colliery Band will be playing on Sunday afternoon.
On the green outside St Michael’s Church (NG19 7TD)
St John Ambulance Well on the green outside St Michael’s Church (NG19 7TD)
Brownie’s Welcome Well by the Church Door
Sunday 9 July
3pm outside St Michael’s Church
|Sat 8 - Wed 12 Jul 2017||09:00 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