image for Well Dressing item typeBrackenfield Well Dressing at Brackenfield

Well Dressing, Sat 27 - Mon 29 May 2017, free entry

Brackenfield Children's Well Dressing

Brackenfield Children's Well Dressing


Nigel Rogers

01773 836137


DE55 6AN

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Sat 27 - Mon 29 May Brackenfield Flower Festival
Sat 27 - Mon 29 May Brackenfield Well Dressing


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.

Unfortunately, this will be Brackenfield’s final well dressing event.

Well Locations
Church Hall
Holy Trinity Church (DE55 6AN)
Children’s Well Nether Farm, Church Lane (dressed by Stretton Handley Primary School) DE55 6AQ
Children’s Well at the site of the former Methodist Church (dressed by Wessington Primary School)

Blessing Service
Sunday 28 May 2017
9.15am at Holy Trinity Church, Brackenfield (DE55 6AN)

On-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePostboxTelephone (public)

Children welcomeDisabled accessDogs accepted

Disabled toilets in Church Hall

Event details

Dates Times
Sat 27 - Mon 29 May 2017 11:00 to 17:00


Free entry

Donations gratefully accepted.



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Map reference: SK 374588  Lat: 53.12505 Long: -1.44255

From North/South
Leave M1 motorway at junction 28 and take A38 signposted Matlock and Derby. Leave by 3rd slip road (approx 4 miles). At roundabout take 3rd exit (A61 signposted Chesterfield). About 200 yards down road, turn left (A615 signposted Matlock). Follow road to traffic lights at T-junction and turn right. Take first left turning 200 yards down road (A615). Follow road into Wessington (approx 2 miles). Take 2nd turning on right (Brackenfield Lane). Follow Brackenfield Lane into Brackenfield Village.

From East
Follow A617 to M1 motorway roundabout. At roundabout take 1st exit onto M1 South. Leave M1 at junction 28 and follow route from North/South.

From West
Follow A6 to Matlock. At roundabout take A615 signposted Alfreton. Follow A615 out of Matlock to Tansley (approx 2 miles). Continue on A615 through Tansley to Wessington (approx 3 miles). Take 2nd turning on left (Brackenfield Lane). Follow Brackenfield Lane into Brackenfield Village.

Parking: free


  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • PostboxPostbox
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Disabled accessDisabled access
  • Dogs acceptedDogs accepted

Disabled toilets in Church Hall

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