image for Well Dressing item typePleasley Well Dressing at Pleasley

Well Dressing, Sat 8 - Wed 12 Jul 2017, free entry

Pleasley Well Dressing 2017

Pleasley Well Dressing 2017


Val Gamble

01623 810035


Church Lane,
NG19 7TD

Events at this Venue


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.

Well locations:
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

Blessing Service
Sunday 9 July
3pm outside St Michael’s Church

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 8 - Wed 12 Jul 2017 09:00 to 18:00


Free entry

Donations gratefully received



See location of Pleasley on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: SK 384711  Lat: 53.23554 Long: -1.42613

From North/South
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).

From East
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).

From West
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.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Mansfield station


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted
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