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Old Whittington Well Dressing

Type:Well Dressing

Church Street North
Old Whittington
S41 9QP
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Old Whittington Well Dressing 2018


An ancient custom that's only found in Derbyshire. At its simplest, well dressing is the art of decorating springs and wells with pictures made from natural materials. Old Whittington has been well dressing since 1988, and have even introduced Children’s wells in the past 3 years. It takes a team of up to 12 people (who possess many years of experience and talent) working every day for five days to complete the well.

Well Location
All three Well Dressings are on The Green in Old Whittington.

Blessing Service
Friday 28 June 2019, 7pm at The Green, Church Street North (S41 9QP)


Guide Prices

Admission free, donations gratefully accepted



  • Disabled access


  • On-site light refreshments


  • Children welcome


  • Facilities for groups - Coach parties accepted


  • Free Parking - On street parking

Property Facilities

  • Dogs accepted

Opening Times

Season (28 June 2019 - 5 July 2019)
Monday - Sunday09:00 - 19:00

* Blessing Service
Friday 28 June 2019, 7pm at The Green, Church Street North, Old Whittington (S41 9QP)

Map & Directions

Road Directions

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 (James Cycles) select right hand lane and take 4th exit (B6052). Go under bridge and follow the road up hill into Old Whittington. Pass the row of shops on the right and take the next left into Church Street North. The well is on ‘The Green’ at the top of the hill on the left hand side.

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 (Matalan) 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.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station Chesterfield, 2½ miles away

Bus 25, 50 or 50A from Chesterfield town centre

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Saturday, 29th June 2019 - Saturday, 29th June 2019

Old Whittington GalaAssorted stalls, fun fare rides, face painting, bouncy castle, animals and petting zoo, a bee keeper, jester and children's dance group. Music will be provided by Dixie-Land jazz band and the Daisy Belles harmony duo. Refreshments available.
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