This ancient custom is unique to Derbyshire. There will be 8 wells dressed this year. The festival will feature new entertainment and stalls as well as some of the old favourites, so come along and join the village fun.
The Green (main well) - opposite the White Hart pub
The Pump House (Aston on Trent Primary School Well)
Yeoman House (WI Well)
Plus other locations to be confirmed (a map showing the locations will be in the programme available on the weekend).
There will be a variety of entertainment including fairground rides, Peppa Pig, JD Magic, Pinxton Puppets, Rebel Rousers, Stargazy and the grand finale - Newhall Band. Valuations from Bamfords on Sunday 1-3pm, £1 per item. Plus grand prize draw, craft stalls, food, games and more. Children's fancy dress competition 11.15am, Saturday - come dressed as your favourite Roald Dahl character.
Programme for sale from 24th June 2013.
Saturday 6 July 2013, 11.15 am at The Green
The Green is on Derby Road in the centre of the village, just past All Saints Church. Free parking available at the playing fields on Shardlow Road, limited disabled parking available in the centre of the village.
Find us on Facebook - Aston on Trent Well Dressers or www.astonwelldressers.co.uk
Nearest Tourist Information Centre
Swadlincote (Tel: 01283 222848)
Donations gratefully accepted.
|Sat 6, Sun 7 Jul 2013||11:15 to 17:00|
|Notes||Well Dressing in the making Monday 1st July - Friday 5th July at the Memorial Hall, Chellaston lane, Aston on Trent, DE72 2AX, visitors welcome 2pm - 4pm and 7pm - 9pm. Groups welcome by prior arrangement.|
The Green, Aston-on-Trent, Derbyshire, DE72 2DD
Map reference: SK 414292 Lat: 52.85869 Long: -1.38656
Parking : free
Accessible by Public Transport : 8 miles (12.9 kms) from Derby station
|Tue 28 May 2013||Aston-on-Trent History Grp - Picture the Past|
|Sun 16 Jun 2013||Aston Well Dressers Family Treasure Hunt|
|Tue 25 Jun 2013||Aston-on-Trent History Grp - The Derby Canal|
|Mon 1 - Fri 5 Jul 2013||Aston on Trent Well Dressing in the Making|
|Tue 23 Jul 2013||Aston-on-Trent History Grp - Grandmas Picture Show|
|Tue 24 Sep 2013||Aston History grp- Swadlincote Public Health|
|Tue 22 Oct 2013||Aston History grp- Florence Nightingale|
|Tue 26 Nov 2013||Aston History grp- Bits and Bobs|