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Whitwell Well Dressing

Type:Well Dressing

The Square
Whitwell
WORKSOP
Nottinghamshire
S80 4QR
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Whitwell Well Dressing on The Green

About

This ancient custom is unique to Derbyshire. The 1st Whitwell Scout and Guide Group has been creating well dressings for over 40 years and it is the main fundraising event of the year.

The designs are drawn on paper, laid over wet clay and the image 'pricked out' using cocktail sticks. The 'dots' are joined then overlaid with wool. The picture is then created using all fresh and dried natural materials sourced locally. Villagers in Whitwell dress 2 wells.

Well Locations
The Square (S80 4QR)
The Green, High Street (S80 4RF)

Blessing Service
Saturday 7 July 2018, 3pm in The Square (S80 4QR)

Guide Prices

Admission free, donations gratefully accepted

Facilities

Catering

  • On-site catering

Children

  • Children welcome

Parking

  • Parking with charge

Opening Times

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Map & Directions

Road Directions

From North/South Leave M1 motorway at junction 30 and take A616 (signposted Worksop). At roundabout take 1st exit onto A619 (signposted Worksop). Follow road and pass Van Dyk Hotel on right. Continue on A619 for approx 1½ miles then turn right onto B6043 and follow road approx ½ mile to The Square in Whitwell.

 

From East Follow A619 from Worksop (towards Chesterfield). Pass Half Moon Inn on right. Continue on A619 for approx ¼ mile and turn left onto B6043. Follow road approx ½ mile to The Square in Whitwell

 

From West Take A619 from Chesterfield (towards Worksop). Pass through Brimington, Staveley and Barlborough. Continue on A619 and pass Van Dyk Hotel on right. Follow road for approx 1½ miles then turn right onto B6043 and follow road approx ½ mile to The Square in Whitwell.

Public Transport Directions

Nearest train station Whitwell (on Robin Hood Line)

Bus 77 from Chesterfield town centre twice per hour

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