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Well Dressing Calendar 2020

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

Regrettably, a number of planned events in 2020 have been CANCELLED as part of precautions against the spread of the covid-19 coronavirus.
Where cancellation has been confirmed, these are shown as such in the calendar below.
However, you should be aware that other planned events, particularly those early in the season, may also be cancelled, in some instances at short notice.
START DATE END DATE VENUE DEDICATION WELLS IN THE MAKING
February 1 February 14 Marsden
May 8 (afternoon) May 10 Chester Green May 15, 2:00p.m. (TBC)
May 8 May 12 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.
On May 8 Handsworth (Sheffield) Demonstration only
The date shown is that of the VE Day Anniversary Celebration. A Well Dressing is made during the course of the event.
CANCELLED
May 8
Waingroves May 8, 11:00a.m. May 4 to 7, 11:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
May 10 May 16 Ashwell (Herts) May 10, 12:00noon
May 16 May 23 Milford, Makeney
On May 16 Handsworth (Sheffield) Demonstration only
The date shown is that of the Mega Messy Church Day. A Well Dressing is made during the course of the event.
CANCELLED
May 16
Etwall May 16, 11:30a.m. May 12 to 15, various times. In addition, a demonstration Well Dressing is made on the Saturday and Sunday of the main event.
CANCELLED
May 16
Swanwick May 16, 12:00noon May 13 to 15, daytime
From May 21 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.
CANCELLED
May 21
Tissington May 21, 11:00a.m. May 18 to 20, 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. approx
May 23 May 27 Wirksworth May 23, 10:45a.m. (TBC) May 18 to 22, various times
May 23 May 30 Frome May 23, 9:30a.m.
This event has taken place regularly in recent years and is expected to do so again in 2020. Although advertised as a Well Dressing, the display is in the form of a collage rather than traditional petalled boards.
May 23 June 1 Monyash May 23, 2:00p.m. May 18 to 22, various times
CANCELLED
May 23
Endon May 23, 1:00p.m. (TBC)
CANCELLED
May 23
Middleton May 18 to 22, various times
June 5 June 12 Peak Forest
June 5 June 19 Greenfield
June 6 June 13 Ashford-in-the-Water June 7, 3:00p.m. May 30 to June 5, various times
CANCELLED
June 6
Disley
Possible event around June 6 Burngreave Cemetery
This event has taken place in most recent years and may do so again in 2020, but at the time of writing had not been confirmed.
June 7 June 14 Cressbrook June 7, 2:30p.m. June 1 to 5, afternoons
CANCELLED
June 11
Chatsworth
The dates shown are those of the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show, which includes well dressing exhibits. An admission fee to the show is payable; tickets are purchasable in advance and may not be available on the day.
CANCELLED
June 12 (afternoon)
Norbury June 12, 2:00p.m.
June 13 June 19 Edlaston, Wyaston June 13, 2:00p.m. June 8 to 12, morning and afternoon
June 13 June 21 Ulley June 12, TBA June 6 and 8 to 12, afternoons
CANCELLED
June 14
Marston Montgomery TBA
June 19 (evening) June 21 Holywell June 19, 6:30p.m. June 16 to 18, various times
June 20 June 25 Youlgrave June 20, 2:30p.m. (TBC) June 16 to 19, various times
June 20 June 28 Litton June 21, 3:00p.m. June 15 to 19, during the day
CANCELLED
June 20
Biddulph Moor June 20, 2:00p.m. June 16 to 19, 11:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
POSTPONED
June 20
Tideswell June 20, 3:00p.m. June 15 to 19, 10:00a.m. to 12:30p.m. and 2:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
This event will not take place on the originally planned date, however it is hoped to reschedule it to a date later in the year.
Possible event around June 25 Upper Langwith
This event has taken place for several years and may do so again in 2020, but at the time of writing had not been confirmed.
Probable event around June 26 (evening) Crosspool
This event has taken place regularly in recent years and is expected to do so again in 2020, but at the time of writing had not been confirmed.
Probable event around June 26 (evening) Tintwistle
This event has taken place regularly in recent years and is expected to do so again in 2020, but at the time of writing had not been confirmed.
CANCELLED
June 26 (evening)
Elmton June 26, 7:00p.m. June 24 to 25, 10:30a.m. to 4:00p.m.
June 27 July 4 Buxworth June 27, 10:30a.m. June 22 to 26, 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
June 27 July 4 Old Whittington
June 27 July 4 Over Haddon June 27, 11:00a.m. June 20 to 26, various times
June 27 July 4 Rowsley June 28, 10:00a.m. June 22 to 26, mainly evenings
June 27 July 5 Bakewell June 28, 2:30p.m. (TBC)
June 27 July 5 Derby (Arboretum) June 27, 11:00a.m. June 22 to 24, 2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m. and June 26, 1:00p.m. to 3:00p.m.
Making will take place in Grove Lodge, near the Grove Street entrance of the Arboretum.
June 27 July 5 Mellor June 27, TBA
CANCELLED
June 27
Hayfield June 28, 2:00p.m. June 23 to 26, various times
Dedication at Little Hayfield held separately: June 28, 5:00p.m.
CANCELLED
June 27
Hope June 28, 7:00p.m. June 24 to 26, various times
June 28 July 5 Whaley Bridge June 28, 2:00p.m. June 20 to 27, 10:00a.m. to 4:30p.m.
Probable event around June 28 Walkley
This event has taken place regularly in recent years and is likely to do so again in 2020, but at the time of writing had not been confirmed.
July 4 July 6 Wessington July 4, 10:00a.m.
July 4 July 9 Coal Aston July 4, 1:45p.m. June 29 to July 3, various times
July 4 July 11 Dore July 5, 3:00p.m. June 29 to July 3, various times
July 4 July 11 Hathersage July 5, 6:00p.m. (TBC)
July 4 July 11 Whitwell July 4, 2:30p.m. June 29 to July 3, from 7:00p.m.
July 4 July 12 Buxton July 5, 2:00p.m. July 1 to 3, various times
CANCELLED
July 4
Aston-upon-Trent July 4, 12:00 noon (TBC)
Probable event around July 4 Brown Edge
This event has taken place regularly in recent years and is expected to do so again in 2020, but at the time of writing had not been confirmed.
CANCELLED
July 4
Crich, Fritchley, Whatstandwell July 4, 11:00a.m. June 29 to July 2, various times
CANCELLED
July 4
Bollington July 4, 11:30a.m. June 30 to July 3, 10:30a.m. to 7:30p.m.
Probable event around July 4 Chapel-en-le-Frith
This event has taken place regularly in recent years and is expected to do so again in 2020, but at the time of writing had not been confirmed.
CANCELLED
July 4
Matlock July 5, TBA June 29 to July 3, various times
July 5 July 12 Apperknowle July 5, 12:30p.m. June 29 to July 3, 10:00a.m. to 12:00noon and 2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m., also (Monday and Tuesday only) 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
July 6 (evening) July 11 Harthill July 6, 7:00p.m.
July 9 July 16 Pilsley (near Bakewell) July 10, 7:00p.m. (TBC) July 6 to 8, various times
July 10 July 16 Belper July 12, 2:30p.m.
July 10 (evening) July 17 Dronfield Woodhouse July 10, 6:30p.m.
July 10 July 17 Holmesfield July 10, 3:15p.m. July 6 to 9, various times
July 10 (evening) July 19 Cutthorpe July 10, 6:30p.m. July 5 to 10, 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
July 10 (evening) July 19 Millthorpe July 10, 7:30p.m. July 5 to 10, 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
July 11 July 15 Pleasley July 12, 3:00p.m. July 5 to 10, 10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.
July 11 July 17 West Hallam July 12, 5:00p.m. (TBC)
July 11 July 18 Charlesworth July 12, 10:00a.m. (TBC) July 6 to 9, various times
July 11 July 18 Great Longstone July 11, TBA
July 11 July 18 Little Longstone July 11, TBA July 6 to 10, various times
July 11 July 19 Bamford July 12, 6:00p.m. (TBC) July 6 to 10, various times
July 11 July 19 Sutton Lane Ends
July 12 July 17 Gee Cross July 12, 2:00p.m following parade. July 8 to 10, during the day
Probable event around July 12 Broomfield
This event has taken place regularly in recent years and is likely to do so again in 2020, but at the time of writing had not been confirmed.
On July 17 Derby (Royal Derby Hospital) July 17, 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m.
A dressing will be made during the course of the session, which will take place near the main entrance of the Hospital, probably in a marquee just outside. The dressing may remain on display at the Hospital for several days.
Probable event around July 17 (evening) Cheddleton
This event has taken place regularly in recent years and is likely to do so again in 2020, but at the time of writing had not been confirmed. 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 18 July 25 Clowne July 18, 10:00a.m. July 13 to 17, 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
July 18 July 26 Ault Hucknall, Rowthorne July 19, 12:00noon (approx) July 13 to 17, various times
CANCELLED
July 18
Heath July 18, 2:00p.m. July 13 to 17, 10:30a.m. to 7:00p.m.
July 19 July 25 Doe Lea TBA
July 25 July 31 Bonsall July 26, 9:30a.m. (St James’ Church) and 6:15p.m. (Wesleyan Chapel) July 22 to 24, during the day
July 25 August 1 Chadkirk July 25, TBA July 21 to 24, during the day
July 25 August 2 Stoney Middleton July 25, 3:00p.m. July 22 to 24, daytime and evening
August 1 August 8 Bradwell August 2, 6:00p.m. (TBC) July 29 to 31, various times
Probable event around August 1 Wingerworth
This event has taken place regularly in recent years and is expected to do so again in 2020, but at the time of writing had not been confirmed.
Probable event around August 6 (afternoon) Great Hucklow August 3 to 6, various times
This event has taken place regularly in recent years and is expected to do so again in 2020, but at the time of writing had not been confirmed.
August 12 August 18 Barlow August 12, 6:30p.m. August 6 to 11, various times
August 22 August 28 Taddington, Blackwell August 22, 10:00a.m. (Blackwell), 11:30a.m. (Taddington) August 17 to 21, 10:30a.m to 4:00p.m
August 27 September 13 Holymoorside August 27, 7:00p.m. August 22 to 26, 10:00a.m to 6:00p.m. approx
August 29 September 5 Eyam August 29, 2:45p.m. (TBC) August 25 to 28, various times
August 29 September 5 Wormhill August 29, 7:15p.m. (TBC) August 25 to 28, various times
August 29 September 7 Foolow August 29, 1:00p.m. (TBC) August 24 to 28, 10:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. with a break for lunch
September 6 (afternoon) September 13 Longnor September 6, 6:00p.m. September 1 to 4, 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
Probable events around September 11 Uppermill, Delph These events have taken place in a few recent years and are likely to do so again in 2020, but at the time of writing had not been confirmed.
September 12 September 19 Chesterfield September 12, 10:00a.m. September 7 to 11, 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
The dressings are closed and locked from 5:00p.m. each evening (4:00p.m. Sunday).
September 12 September 19 Hartington September 12, 3:00p.m. September 7 to 11, various times
From September 12 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 2020. 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.
September 14 September 25 Tapton Lock September 12 to 13, 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
 
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Calendar for 2021 will be posted here early in the New Year
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