An ancient custom only found in Derbyshire. The villagers claim that well dressing began in Barlow in Elizabethan times, although this can't be confirmed. Our well dressers use whole flower heads, rather than individual petals, to cover the clay more quickly. When you look at the size of our well dressings, you can see why!
Hackney Lane, opposite the Old Pump pub (Main Well)
Outside Methodist Church, Chapel Hill
Valley Road, adjacent The Trout pub
All wells sited on B6051 and all are floodlit
Wednesday 14 August 2013, 6.30 pm at St Lawrence Church on B6051, Hackney Lane, Barlow (S18 7TD)
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Chesterfield Tel: 01246 345777/8
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|Wed 14 - Tue 20 Aug 2013||09:00 to 22:00|
Commonside, Barlow, DRONFIELD, Derbyshire, S18 7SJ
Map reference: SK 384711 Lat: 53.23554 Long: -1.42613
Accessible by Public Transport : 3 miles (4.8 kms) from Chesterfield station
|Wed 14 - Mon 19 Aug 2013||Barlow Church Flower Festival|