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    Well in the Making, Mon 23 - Sat 28 Jun 2014, free entry


    Mrs D Markides

    01663 733490


    HIgh Peak,
    SK23 7LU

    Whaley Bridge Well Dressing Under Construction

    Whaley Bridge Well Dressing Under Construction

    Whaley Bridge Well Dressing Under Construction

    Whaley Bridge Well Dressing Under Construction


    Find out more about this ancient Derbyshire custom by watching the well dressers at work. The design is drawn on artists’ tracing paper and ‘pricked out’ onto the clay. This involves making small cuts along each line like a dot-to-dot puzzle. The picture is then outlined in wool and sweet cicely seeds, the filled in with greenery, local stone, coal and wool to represent the industrial archaeological heritage of Whaley, and flower petals.

    Canal Basin next to Wharf Building, Whaley Bridge

    Nearest Tourist Information Centre
    Buxton (Tel: 01298 25106)

    For further details see www.wbwd.wordpress.com

    Cash PointDisabled accessDisabled toiletsPicnic sitePostboxPublic toiletsTelephone (public)

    Children welcomeDisabled accessSmoking not allowed

    Event details

    Dates Times
    Mon 23 - Sat 28 Jun 2014 10:00 to 16:00


    Free entry

    Donations gratefully accepted



    See location of Whaley Bridge on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

    Map reference: SK 012816  Lat: 53.33176 Long: -1.98268

    On the A6 north of Buxton

    Parking: with charge

    Accessible by Public Transport: 0 miles from Whaley Bridge station


    • Cash PointCash Point
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Disabled toiletsDisabled toilets
    • Picnic sitePicnic site
    • PostboxPostbox
    • Public toiletsPublic toilets
    • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)
    • Children welcomeChildren welcome
    • Disabled accessDisabled access
    • Smoking not allowedSmoking not allowed
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