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Well Dressing Events 2023

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April 29 May 7 Malvern
  Making: April 28, during the day
Note: The Malvern Spa Well Dressing Weekend has up to 45 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
  Dedication: May 1, 10:30a.m.
Making: April 24 to 29, various times
May 14 May 19 Ashwell (Herts)
May 18 May 24 Bisley
  Note: 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 18 May 24 Tissington
  Dedication: May 18, 11:00a.m.
Making: May 15 to 17, 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. approx
May 20 May 22 Etwall
  Dedication: May 20, 11:30a.m.
May 27 May 29 Endon
  Dedication: May 27, 2:45p.m.
Making: May 22 to 26, during the day
May 27 June 3 Frome
  Dedication: May 28, 09:30a.m.
Note: Although advertised as a Well Dressing, the display is in the form of a collage rather than traditional petalled boards.
May 27 June 3 Middleton by Youlgrave
  Dedication: May 27, TBA
May 27 June 3 Monyash
  Dedication: May 27, 2:00p.m.
Making: May 23 to 26, from 7:00p.m.
May 27 June 4 Wirksworth
  Dedication: May 27, TBA
May 27 June 11 Greenfield
June 2 June 9 Mellor
June 3 June 10 Ashford-in-the-Water
  Dedication: June 4, 3:00p.m.
Making: May 27 to June 2, various times
June 10 June 18 Swanwick
June 11 June 17 Cressbrook
  Dedication: June 11, 2:30p.m.
June 17 June 23 Edlaston, Wyaston
  Dedication: June 17, 2:00p.m. (TBC)
Making: June 12 to 16, afternoons and evenings
June 17 June 24 Biddulph Moor
  Dedication: June 17, 2:00p.m.
Making: June 13 to 16, various times
June 17 June 24 Litton
  Dedication: June 18, 2:00p.m.
June 17 June 25 Over Haddon
  Dedication: June 17, 11:00a.m.
Making: June 11 to 16, various times
June 17 June 25 Tideswell
  Dedication: June 17, 2:45p.m.
June 23
(evening)
June 25 Holywell (Cambs)
  Dedication: June 23, 6:00p.m.
Making: June 20 to 22, during the day
June 23
(evening)
July 2 Elmton
  Dedication: June 23, 7:00p.m.
June 24 June 29 Youlgrave
  Dedication: June 24, 2:30p.m. (TBC)
Making: June 20 to 23, various times
June 24 July 1 Rowsley
  Dedication: June 25, 10:00a.m.
Making: June 19 to 23, various times
June 24 July 2 Bakewell
  Dedication: June 25, 2:30p.m.
June 24 July 2 Hope
  Dedication: June 25, 7:00p.m.
Making: June 21 to 23, various times
June 30
(evening)
July 9 Crosspool
  Dedication: June 30, 6:30p.m.
July 1 July 5 Aston-upon-Trent
  Dedication: July 1, 11:15a.m. (TBC)
Making: June 26 to 30, various times
July 1 July 6 Croxton
  Dedication: July 1, 10:00a.m.
July 1
(afternoon)
July 8 Bolsover
  Making: July 1, 10:30a.m. to 3:00p.m.
July 1 July 8 Coal Aston
July 1 July 8 Hathersage
  Dedication: July 2, 6:00p.m. (TBC)
Making: June 26 to 30, daytime and evening.
July 1 July 9 Bollington
  Dedication: July 1, 11:30a.m.
Making: June 26 to 30, various times
July 2 July 9 Buxton
  Dedication: July 2, 2:00p.m.
Making: June 29 to 30, 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
July 2 July 9 Dore
  Dedication: July 2, 3:00p.m. (TBC)
Making: June 26 to 30, various times
July 2 July 9 Hayfield
  Dedication: July 2, 2:00p.m.
Making: June 26 to 30, various times
Note: Dedication at Little Hayfield held separately: July 2, 5:00p.m.
July 3
(evening)
July 9 Harthill
  Dedication: July 3, 7:00p.m.
July 5
(evening)
July 9 Peak Forest
  Dedication: July 5, 7:00p.m.
Making: July 2 to 5, various times
July 7 July 23 Charlesworth (village)
  Dedication: TBA
July 8 July 14 Whitwell
  Dedication: July 8, 2:15p.m.
Making: July 3 to 7, from 7:00p.m.
July 8
(afternoon)
July 15 Bamford
  Dedication: July 8, evening (TBC)
Making: July 3 to 7, various times
July 8 July 15 Crich, Fritchley, Whatstandwell
  Dedication: July 8, TBA
July 8 July 15 Hoylandswaine
  Dedication: TBA
July 8 July 15 West Hallam
  Dedication: July 8, 12:00 noon (TBC)
July 8 July 16 Wadshelf
  Dedication: July 8, 12:00 noon
Making: July 3 to 7, various times
July 9 July 16 Broomfield
  Dedication: July 9, 3:30p.m. (TBC)
Probable event around
July 13
Pilsley (near Bakewell)
  Dedication: July 13, 7:00p.m. (TBC)
Making: July 10 to 12, various times
Note: A Well Dressing event normally takes place on or around these dates but at the time of writing had not been confirmed.
July 14
(evening)
July 20 Dronfield Woodhouse
  Dedication: July 14, 6:30p.m.
Making: July 10 to 13, various times
July 15 July 22 Brown Edge
July 15 July 22 Great Longstone, Little Longstone
  Dedication: July 15, TBA
Making: July 10 to 14, various times
July 15 July 22 Heath
  Dedication: July 15, 2:00p.m. (TBC)
Making: July 10 to 14, various times
July 15
(afternoon)
July 22 Lichfield
  Making: July 12 to 15, during the day
July 15 July 22 Pilsley (near Chesterfield)
July 16 July 23 Gee Cross
  Dedication: July 16, 2:00p.m.
July 22 July 29 Clowne
  Dedication: TBA
July 22 July 30 Stoney Middleton
  Dedication: July 22, 3:00p.m.
July 29 August 5 Bonsall
July 29 August 6 Chadkirk
  Dedication: July 29, 1:00p.m.
Making: July 25 to 28, 10:00a.m to 4:00p.m.
August 5 August 13 Bradwell
  Dedication: August 6, 7:00p.m. (TBC)
Making: August 2 to 4, Various times
August 5 August 13 Wingerworth
  Dedication: August 5, 10:30a.m.
August 12 August 20 Foolow
  Dedication: August 12, 1:00p.m. (TBC)
August 16 August 20 Barlow
  Dedication: August 16, 6:30p.m. (TBC)
Making: August 10 to 15, various times
August 19 August 25 Taddington, Blackwell
  Dedication: August 19, 10:15a.m. (Blackwell), 10:45a.m. (Taddington), both TBC
Making: August 14 to 18, various times
August 24 September 10 Holymoorside
  Dedication: August 24, 7:00p.m.
Making: August 19 to 23, 10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.
August 26 September 3 Eyam
  Dedication: August 26, 2:30p.m. (TBC)
Making: August 22 to 25, from approx 10:00a.m.
August 26 September 3 Wormhill
  Dedication: August 26, 7:00p.m.
Making: August 21 to 25, 10:00a.m. to 9:00p.m. (approx)
September 3
(afternoon)
September 10 Longnor
  Dedication: September 3, TBA
Making: August 31 to September 3, 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
September 9 September 16 Uppermill, Delph, Denshaw
  Dedication: September 10, TBA
September 9 September 17 Chesterfield (Spital Cemetery)
  Note: A dressing at the Crooked Spire Church takes place on a different date
Probable event around
September 9
Hartington
  Dedication: September 9, TBA
Note: A Well Dressing event normally takes place on or around these dates but at the time of writing had not been confirmed.
September 17 September 24 Ulley
  Dedication: September 17, 10:30a.m.
Making: September 10 to 16, during the day.
Probable event around
February 1
Marsden
  Note: An event is expected around this date but at the time of writing had not been confirmed.
Be sure to check again for possible late season and winter events
List of Events for 2024 will be posted here early in the New Year
While every care is taken to ensure accuracy, the compilers can accept no responsibility for errors, omissions or last minute changes
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