Find out more about this ancient Derbyshire custom by watching the well dressers at work. Visitors are invited to watch and ask questions. Once the subject for the well dressing design is selected – an anniversary or celebration – the team meets to prepare the drawings. Flowers and other natural materials are donated from gardens in Holymoorside, and some are found in the hedgerows around the village. The well dressers in Holymoorside use whole flower heads and seedheads rather than individual petals to dress their well.
The well is dressed in a stone structure on Cotton Hill Road across from the Recreation Ground (near the Bull's Head pub).
Nearest Visitor Information Centre
Chesterfield (Tel: 01246 345777/8)
Donations gratefully accepted.
|Sat 17 - Wed 21 Aug 2013||10:00 to 17:00|
Chesterfield, Derbyshire, S42 7EJ
Map reference: SK 384711 Lat: 53.23554 Long: -1.42613
Accessible by Public Transport : 4 miles (6.4 kms) from Chesterfield station
|Sat 25 May 2013 - Sun 23 Jun 2013||Holymoorside and Walton Arts Festival|
|Thu 22 Aug 2013 - Sun 1 Sep 2013||Holymoorside (nr Chesterfield) Well Dressing|