This ancient custom is only found in Derbyshire. Wells have been dressed in Wormhill since the early 1950s and one of the 2 wells dressed is the famous natural well fronting the James Brindley Memorial. James Brindley was a canal engineer who was born in Wormhill Parish. The wells are dressed in thanks for the water they supply. The Church is also open for well dressing week and refreshments are available in the refurbished Village Hall.
Village Green (Main Well)
St Margaret’s Churchyard
Main Well – Saturday 24 August 2013, 7.15pm on the Village Green
Children's – Sunday 25 August 2013, 6.30pm in the Churchyard
Nearest Tourist Information Centre
Buxton (Tel: 01298 25106)
Donations gratefully accepted.
|Sat 24 Aug 2013 - Sun 1 Sep 2013||09:00 to 19:00|
Buxton, Derbyshire, SK17 8TA
Map reference: SK 118750 Lat: 53.27185 Long: -1.82451
Parking : free
Nearest station : 5 miles (8.0 kms) from Buxton station
|Mon 19 - Fri 23 Aug 2013||Wormhill Well Dressing under Construction|