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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 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 4 May 10 Malvern
This event did not take its usual form in 2020. Instead, individuals and family groups were encouraged to make decorative arrangements for their gardens. Pictures have been published on the Malvern Well Dressing Facebook page.
May 8 (afternoon) May 10 Chester Green
Well Dressings were made observing social distancing and placed on display at the usual location. The customary blessing ceremony and social gathering did not take place.
CANCELLED
May 8
Handsworth (Sheffield) Demonstration only
CANCELLED
May 8
Waingroves May 8, 11:00a.m. May 4 to 7, 11:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
CANCELLED
May 10
Ashwell (Herts) May 10, 12:00noon
May 16 May 18 Etwall
This event did not take its usual form in 2020. Instead, individuals and family groups created their own Well Dressings and displayed them at their home or at various places in the village.
POSTPONED
May 16
Handsworth (Sheffield) Demonstration only
This event did not take place on the originally planned date, however depending on circumstances it may be rescheduled to a date later in the year.
CANCELLED
May 16
Makeney
CANCELLED
May 16
Swanwick May 16, 12:00noon May 13 to 15, daytime
From May 21 Bisley
The wells were decorated this year as usual, although in a slightly less elaborate form. The decorations were placed by children and school staff carefully observing social distancing rules. The customary procession did not take place.
CANCELLED
May 21
Tissington
This event was not held in 2020. Instead, a virtual service and blessing of the wells was created, which may be viewed online here
CANCELLED
May 23
Wirksworth May 23, 10:45a.m. (TBC) May 18 to 22, various times
From May 23 Frome
The usual Well Dressing at St Aldhem’s Well did not take place this year, instead residents were invited to make a small floral display around a tap (or well) and send pictures, which were assembled into a collage. The finished work can be seen on the St John the Baptist Church, Frome website.
CANCELLED
May 23
Middleton May 18 to 22, various times
CANCELLED
May 23
Monyash May 23, 2:00p.m. May 18 to 22, various times
From May 29 Endon
This event did not take its usual form in 2020. Instead, the well was decorated with oak branches on Oak Apple Day, commemorating the first well dressing in 1845.
CANCELLED
June 6
Disley
CANCELLED
June 6
Ashford-in-the-Water June 7, 3:00p.m. May 30 to June 5, various times
CANCELLED
June 7
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.
June 12 June 14 Wyaston
Instead of the usual large Well Dressing, one very small dressing was put in place at the Village Well. The customary blessing ceremony was not held.
CANCELLED
June 12 (afternoon)
Norbury June 12, 2:00p.m.
POSTPONED
June 13
Ulley June 12, TBA June 6 and 8 to 12, afternoons
This event did not take place on the originally planned date, however it is hoped to reschedule it to a date later in the year.
CANCELLED
June 14
Marston Montgomery TBA
June 20 June 21 Holywell
Instead of the usual petalled Well Dressing, a printed banner was created as a covering for the Well Dressing boards.
June 20 June 25 Youlgrave June 20, 9:30a.m.
Instead of the usual large Well Dressings, a number of small dressings made by individuals and family groups were placed on the steps of the Fountain
June 20 June 27 Biddulph Moor
Instead of the usual large Well Dressing, several small dressings made by individuals were placed on the Village Green
CANCELLED
June 20
Litton June 21, 3:00p.m. June 15 to 19, during the day
CANCELLED
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.
CANCELLED
June 26 (evening)
Crosspool
CANCELLED
June 26 (evening)
Tintwistle
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 Rowsley
Instead of the usual petalled Well Dressing, small artworks created by individuals and family groups were assembled into a collage on the boards on the Main Well Dressing.
June 27 July 5 Hope
Although smaller and less elaborate than usual, three Well Dressings appeared on their usual sites.
CANCELLED
June 27
Buxworth June 27, 10:30a.m. June 22 to 26, 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
CANCELLED
June 27
Old Whittington
POSTPONED
June 27
Over Haddon
This event was not held on the planned date in 2020. Instead, a virtual service and blessing of the wells was created, which may be viewed online here. It is also hoped that a small scale event may be held later in the year; details to follow.
CANCELLED
June 27
Bakewell June 28, 2:30p.m. (TBC)
POSTPONED
June 27
Derby (Arboretum)
This event did not take place on the planned date. However, it is hoped that an alternative event may be arranged for later in the year.
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
Mellor June 27, TBA
CANCELLED
June 28
Walkley
POSTPONED
June 28
Whaley Bridge June 28, 2:00p.m. June 20 to 27, 10:00a.m. to 4:30p.m.
This event did not take place on the planned date, however it is hoped to reschedule it to a date later in the year.
July 4 July 11 Matlock TBA
July 4 July 11 Whitwell
This event will not take place in its usual form. Instead, individuals and family groups are invited to make small collages of natural materials for display outside their homes. In addition, it is hoped that a small scale Well Dressing event may take place later in the year.
July 4 July 12 Buxton
This event will not take place in its usual form in 2020, however some kind of alternative is planned. Details in due course.
CANCELLED
July 4
Wessington July 4, 10:00a.m.
CANCELLED
July 4
Aston-upon-Trent July 4, 12:00 noon (TBC)
CANCELLED
July 4
Coal Aston July 4, 1:45p.m. June 29 to July 3, various times
CANCELLED
July 4
Brown Edge
CANCELLED
July 4
Crich, Fritchley, Whatstandwell July 4, 11:00a.m. June 29 to July 2, various times
CANCELLED
July 4
Dore July 5, 3:00p.m. June 29 to July 3, various times
CANCELLED
July 4
Hathersage July 5, 6:00p.m. (TBC)
CANCELLED
July 4
Bollington July 4, 11:30a.m. June 30 to July 3, 10:30a.m. to 7:30p.m.
PRESUMED CANCELLED
July 4
Chapel-en-le-Frith
In the absence of any other information regarding this event, it must be presumed that it has been cancelled for this year.
CANCELLED
July 5
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.
CANCELLED
July 6 (evening)
Harthill July 6, 7:00p.m.
CANCELLED
July 9
Pilsley (near Bakewell) July 10, 7:00p.m. (TBC) July 6 to 8, various times
CANCELLED
July 10
Belper July 12, 2:30p.m.
CANCELLED
July 10 (evening)
Dronfield Woodhouse July 10, 6:30p.m.
CANCELLED
July 10
Holmesfield July 10, 3:15p.m. July 6 to 9, various times
CANCELLED
July 10 (evening)
Cutthorpe July 10, 6:30p.m. July 5 to 10, 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
CANCELLED
July 10 (evening)
Millthorpe July 10, 7:30p.m. July 5 to 10, 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
July 11 July 18 Great Longstone July 11, TBA
July 11 July 18 Little Longstone July 11, TBA July 6 to 10, various times
CANCELLED
July 11
Pleasley July 12, 3:00p.m. July 5 to 10, 10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.
CANCELLED
July 11
West Hallam July 12, 5:00p.m. (TBC)
CANCELLED
July 11
Charlesworth July 12, 10:00a.m. (TBC) July 6 to 9, various times
CANCELLED
July 11
Bamford July 12, 6:00p.m. (TBC) July 6 to 10, various times
CANCELLED
July 11
Sutton Lane Ends
CANCELLED
July 12
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.
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.
CANCELLED
July 18
Clowne July 18, 10:00a.m. July 13 to 17, 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
CANCELLED
July 18
Heath July 18, 2:00p.m. July 13 to 17, 10:30a.m. to 7:00p.m.
CANCELLED
July 18
Ault Hucknall, Rowthorne July 19, 12:00noon (approx) July 13 to 17, various times
CANCELLED
July 19
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
CANCELLED
July 25
Stoney Middleton July 25, 3:00p.m. July 22 to 24, daytime and evening
CANCELLED
August 1
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
CANCELLED
August 22
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
This event will not take place in its usual form. Instead, individuals and family groups are invited to make small Well Dressing boards which will be displayed at various places around the village.
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
Event around August 29 Wormhill
This event will not take its usual form in 2020. An alternative is planned to take place on or around the usual date. More details in due course.
Possible event around September 6 Longnor September 6, 6:00p.m. September 1 to 4, 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
This event has taken place regularly in recent years during the week of the Longnor Races. However, as the Races have been cancelled for this year, the Well Dressing too may not take place.
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
September 12 September 19 Uppermill, Delph, Greenfield
September 14 September 25 Tapton Lock September 12 to 13, 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
 
Be sure to check again for possible late season and winter events
Calendar for 2021 will be posted here early in the New Year
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