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Well Dressing Calendar 2017

Details are regularly updated - please check again near the date of the event
While every care is taken to ensure accuracy, the compilers can accept no responsibility for errors, omissions or last minute changes
START DATE END DATE VENUE DEDICATION WELLS IN THE MAKING
April 28 May 2 Malvern
The Malvern Spa Well Dressing Weekend has up to 40 decorated wells in and around the Malvern Hills, just a few of which may have Derbyshire style Well Dressing boards.
May 1 May 6 Newborough May 1, 10:30a.m.
May 6 May 10 Milford, Makeney May 6, TBA
May 6 May 10 Waingroves May 6, 11:00a.m. May 3 to 4, 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
May 13 May 18 Swanwick May 13, 12:00noon May 10 to 12, daytime
May 14 May 17 Ashwell (Herts) May 14, 12:00noon (approx)
May 19 May 19 Chester Green May 19, 2:00p.m.
May 20 May 22 Etwall May 20, 12:00noon May 15 to 19, various times. In addition, a demonstration Well Dressing is made on the Saturday and Sunday of the main event.
May 21 May 27 Ripley May 21, 10:30a.m.
Although advertised as a Well Dressing, in recent years the display has taken the form of a collage or simple painted boards rather than a traditional Derbyshire style dressing. The display is closed and locked overnight.
May 25 May 25 Bisley
The Ascension Day Well Dressing at Bisley in Gloucestershire is a regular annual event with a long history, although the dressings do not take the typical Derbyshire form of pictorial petalled boards.
May 25 May 31 Tissington May 25, 11:00a.m. May 22 to 24, 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. approx
May 27 May 29 Brackenfield May 28, 6:30p.m. (TBC) May 24 to 26, 10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.
May 27 May 29 Endon May 27, 1:30p.m.
May 27 May 29 Old Whittington (Revolution House) Demonstration Only
A separate event is held at the church and in the village from June 23
May 27 May 31 Wirksworth May 27, 10:45a.m. (TBC) May 22 to 26, various times
May 27 June 3 Frome May 27, 9:30a.m.
In recent years, the dressing has taken the form of a collage rather than traditional petalled boards.
May 27 June 3 Middleton May 27, 6:30p.m. (TBC) May 22 to 26, various times
May 27 June 5 Monyash May 27, 2:00p.m. May 22 to 26, evening
June 7 June 11 Chatsworth
The dates shown are those of the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. Several well dressings are expected as exhibits in the new well dresing category. An admission fee to the show is payable.
June 10 June 15 Disley Opening ceremony June 10, 2:15p.m.; service June 11, 2:00p.m. A demonstration dressing is made during the course of the opening weekend
June 10 June 18 Ashford-in-the-Water June 11, 3:00p.m. (TBC) June 3 to 9, various times
June 10 June 18 Derby (City Centre) June 5 to 9, morning and afternoon
A separate event is held in Derby Arboretum from June 24.
June 10 (afternoon) June 18 Ulley June 11, 10:00a.m. June 1 to 10, afternoons
June 11 June 17 Marston Montgomery June 11, 2:00p.m. (TBC) June 6 to 10, evenings
June 11 June 18 Cressbrook June 11, 2:00p.m.
June 16 (afternoon) June 23 Norbury June 16, 2:00p.m.
June 17 June 23 Edlaston, Wyaston June 17, 2:00p.m. (TBC)
June 17 June 24 Biddulph Moor June 17, 2:00p.m. June 13 to 16, 11:00a.m. to 3:30p.m.
June 17 June 25 Flash June 17, approx 2:30p.m., following the Teapot Parade
June 17 June 25 Litton June 18, 3:00p.m. (TBC) June 12 to 16, various times
June 17 June 25 Tideswell June 17, 2:45p.m. June 12 to 16, various times
June 23 (evening) June 28 Old Whittington (Church and village) June 23, 6:30p.m. (TBC)
A separate event is held at Revolution House from May 27
June 23 (evening) June 29 Holywell June 23, 6:30p.m.
June 23 (evening) July 2 Crosspool June 23, 7:00p.m. June 20 to 22, morning and afternoon
June 23 (evening) July 2 Tintwistle June 23, 7:00p.m. June 19 to 22, various times
June 23 July 8 Elmton June 23, 7:00p.m. June 20 to 22, various times
June 24 June 29 Youlgrave June 24, 2:30p.m. June 19 to 23, various times
June 24 July 1 Buxworth June 24, 12:00noon (TBC) June 19 to 23, various times
June 24 July 1 Rowsley June 25, 10:00a.m. (TBC) June 19 to 23, various times
June 24 July 2 Bakewell June 25, 2:30p.m. (TBC)
June 24 July 2 Derby (Arboretum) June 24, 11:00a.m. June 21 and 23, 1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
A separate event is held in Derby City Centre from June 10.
June 24 July 2 Hope June 25, 7:00p.m. (TBC) June 21 to 23, various times
June 24 July 2 Over Haddon June 24, 11:00a.m. (TBC) June 19 to 23, daytime and evening with breaks for meals
June 24 July 8 Mellor June 24, 1:30p.m.
June 25 July 2 Walkley June 25, 10:30a.m. June 22 to 24, 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
June 25 July 2 Whaley Bridge June 25, 2:30p.m. June 16 to 24, 10:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.
July 1 July 3 Wessington July 1, 10:00a.m. (TBC) June 26 to 30, during the day
July 1 July 6 Aston-upon-Trent July 1, 11:00a.m. (TBC) June 26 to 30, afternoon and evening with a break for tea
July 1 July 6 Coal Aston July 1, 1:45p.m. (TBC) June 26 to 30, various times
July 1 July 8 Croxton July 1, 11:30a.m.
July 1 July 8 Dore July 2, 3:00p.m. June 26 to 30, various times
July 1 July 9 Bollington July 1, 11:30a.m. June 28 to 30, 10:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.
July 1 July 9 Hathersage July 2, 6:00p.m. (TBC)
July 1 July 9 Hayfield July 2, 2:00p.m. June 27 to 30, various times
Dedication at Little Hayfield held separately: July 2, 5:00p.m.
On July 1 (11:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.) Beeston
The date shown is that of the Broxtowe Community Celebration. This has regularly included a Well Dressing in past years and did so again in 2017.
July 2 July 8 Apperknowle July 2, 12:00noon
July 2 July 9 Chapel-en-le-Frith July 2, 12:15p.m. (TBC) June 26 to 30, daytime and evening, finishing early Friday afternoon
July 2 July 10 Buxton July 2, 2:00p.m. June 28 to 30, various times
July 3 (evening) July 9 Harthill July 3, 7:00p.m.
July 5 (evening) July 15 Peak Forest July 5, 7:00p.m. July 3 to 5, during the day
July 8 July 12 Pleasley July 9, 3:00p.m. (TBC) July 3 to 7, 10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.
July 8 July 15 Brown Edge
July 8 July 15 Hodthorpe
July 8 July 15 Tansley
Details of this event did not reach welldressing.com until after it had started. Apologies.
July 8 July 15 Whitwell July 8, 2:30p.m. (TBC) July 3 to 7, from 7:00p.m.
July 8 July 16 Crich, Fritchley, Whatstandwell July 8, 10:30a.m. July 3 to 6, 10:30a.m. to 3:00p.m.
A separate blessing service is held at St Mary’s Church at 3:00p.m.
July 8 July 16 Sutton Lane Ends July 8, 12:00noon (TBC)
July 9 July 14 Gee Cross July 9, 2:00p.m following parade.
July 9 July 16 Burngreave Cemetery July 9, 12:00noon July 7 to 8, from 2:00p.m.
July 13 July 16 Upper Langwith July 13, 09:30a.m. July 10 to 11, morning and afternoon
July 13 July 17 Newholme Hospital July 13, 1:30p.m.
During Stanton Day Unit opening hours only. Visitors welcome but please contact the Day Unit in advance (01629 817852) and report to Reception on arrival.
July 13 July 20 Pilsley (near Bakewell) July 13, 7:00p.m. (TBC) July 10 to 12, various times
July 13 July 21 Unstone
July 14 (evening) July 21 Dronfield Woodhouse July 14, 6:30p.m.
July 14 July 21 Holmesfield July 14, 3:00p.m.
July 14 (evening) July 23 Cutthorpe July 14, 6:00p.m. (TBC) July 10 to 14, during the day
July 14 (evening) July 24 Millthorpe July 14, 7:30p.m. July 10 to 14, 9:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.
July 14 (evening) August 27 Cheddleton July 14, 7:00p.m.
Although advertised as a Well Dressing, the display takes the form of a set of collage boards rather than a traditional Derbyshire style dressing.
July 15 July 16 Sheffield Manor Lodge June 14, 11:00a.m. to 3:00p.m. (approx)
July 15 (afternoon) July 19 Belper
July 15 July 21 West Hallam July 15, 1:30p.m. (TBC)
July 15 July 22 Heath July 15, 2:00p.m. July 10 to 14, 11:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
July 15 July 22 Little Longstone July 15, 1:15p.m.
July 15 July 23 Ault Hucknall, Rowthorne July 16, 11:00a.m. July 10 to 14, various times
July 15 July 23 Bamford July 16, 6:00p.m. July 10 to 14, various times
July 15 July 23 Charlesworth Church of the Immaculate Conception July 16, 9:15a.m. July 11 to 14, 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
A separate event takes place in Charlesworth Village
July 15 July 23 Charlesworth (village) July 16, 10:30a.m. July 10 to 14, 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
A separate event takes place at Charlesworth Church of the Immaculate Conception
July 15 July 29 Great Longstone July 15, 2:00p.m. (TBC)
July 16 July 30 Broomfield July 16, 3:30p.m.
July 19 August 22 North Stifford TBA
July 22 July 29 Clowne July 22, 10:00a.m. July 17 to 21, during the day
July 22 July 30 Stoney Middleton July 22, 3:00p.m. July 19 to 21, daytime and evening
July 29 August 4 Bonsall July 30, 10:15a.m. (TBC) July 26 to 28, various times
July 29 August 5 Chadkirk July 29, 12:00noon (TBC) July 25 to 27, 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
August 5 August 12 Bradwell August 5, TBA August 2 to 4, various times
August 5 August 12 Wingerworth August 5, 10:30a.m.
August 10 August 16 Great Hucklow August 10, 7:00p.m. August 6 to 9, various times
August 16 August 22 Barlow August 16, 6:30p.m. August 10 to 15, various times
August 19 August 25 Taddington, Blackwell August 19, 10:00a.m. (Blackwell), 11:30a.m. (Taddington) August 14 to 18, various times
August 24 September 4 Holymoorside August 24, 7:30p.m. August 19 to 23, daytime and early evening
August 25 August 30 Youlgrave (Church)
The dates shown are those of the Flower Festival in All Saints church. This has often included a well dressing in the past and may do so again in 2017.
August 25 (afternoon) September 2 Foolow August 26, 1:00p.m. (TBC) August 22 to 25, morning and afternoon with a break for lunch
August 26 September 2 Eyam August 26, TBA August 22 to 25, various times
August 26 September 3 Wormhill August 26, 7:00p.m. August 21 to 25, 10:00a.m. to 8:00p.m.
Probable event around September 3 Longnor September 3, 6:00p.m. (TBC)
This event has taken place regularly in recent years but at the time of writing had not been confirmed.
September 9 September 15 Hartington September 9, 3:00p.m. (TBC) September 4 to 8, various times
September 9 September 16 Chesterfield September 9, 10:00a.m. September 4 to 8, 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
The dressings are closed and locked from 5:00p.m. each evening (4:00p.m. Sunday).
Possible event on September 9 Whitwell Music Festival Demonstration Only
The date shown is that of the main day of the Whitwell Festival of Music. This has included a demonstration Well Dressing in recent years and is expected to do so again in 2017. The Dressing is made during the course of the main day of the event, which takes place at the Whitwell Community Centre. Admission to the event is by ticket, purchasable in advance.
Probable event on September 10 Whirlow Hall Farm
The date shown is that of the Whirlow Hall Farm Fayre. This has included a Well Dressing in previous years and is expected do so again in 2017. A small admission charge to the Fayre is made.
 
Be sure to check again for possible late season and winter events
Calendar for 2018 will be posted here early in the New Year
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