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Well Dressing Calendar 2018

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
January 27 February 3 Marsden February 3, 7:30p.m.
The dates shown cover events preceding the Imbolc Fire Festival on the evening of February 3. The Well Dressing may not be on display for the entire week.
May 4 May 8 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 7 May 12 Newborough May 7, 10:00a.m.
May 10 May 16 Tissington May 10, 11:00a.m. May 7 to 9, 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. approx
From May 10 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 12 May 16 Waingroves May 12, 11:00a.m. May 9 to 10, 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
May 12 May 18 Milford, Makeney May 12, 11:00a.m. (Makeney), 3:00p.m. (Milford)
May 12 May 19 Swanwick May 12, 12:00noon May 9 to 11, daytime
May 13 May 16 Ashwell (Herts) May 13, 12:00noon (approx)
May 18 May 20 Chester Green May 18, 2:00p.m.
May 19 May 21 Etwall May 21, 12:00noon May 16 to 20, various times. In addition, a demonstration Well Dressing is made on the Saturday and Sunday of the main event.
May 26 May 28 Brackenfield
May 26 May 28 Endon May 26, 1:00p.m.
May 26 May 30 Wirksworth May 26, 10:45a.m. (TBC) May 21 to 25, various times
May 26 June 1 Middleton May 26, 6:30p.m. (TBC) May 21 to 25, various times
May 26 June 2 Frome May 26, 9:30a.m.
In recent years, the dressing has taken the form of a collage rather than traditional petalled boards.
May 26 June 3 Ashford-in-the-Water May 27, 3:00p.m. May 19 to 25, various times
May 26 June 4 Monyash May 26, 2:00p.m. May 21 to 25, evening
June 3 June 10 Burngreave Cemetery June 3, 2:00p.m. June 30 to July 1, afternoons
June 6 June 10 Chatsworth
The dates shown are those of the RHS Chatsworth Flower Show. Up to 8 well dressings are expected as exhibits in the well dressing category. An admission fee to the show is payable; tickets are purchasable in advance and may not be available on the day.
June 8 (evening) June 17 Tintwistle June 8, 7:00p.m. June 4 to 7, various times
June 9 June 14 Disley Opening ceremony June 9, 2:00p.m.; service June 10, 2:00p.m. A demonstration dressing is made during the course of the opening weekend
June 10 June 16 Marston Montgomery June 10, 2:00p.m. June 5 to 9, evenings
June 10 June 17 Cressbrook June 10, 2:00p.m. June 4 to 8, during the day
June 16 June 22 Edlaston, Wyaston June 16, 2:00p.m.
June 16 June 23 Biddulph Moor June 16, 2:00p.m. June 12 to 15, 10:00a.m. to 5:00p.m.
June 22 (evening) June 28 Holywell June 22, 6:30p.m.
June 22 (afternoon) June 29 Norbury June 22, 2:00p.m.
June 23 June 28 Youlgrave June 23, 2:30p.m. June 18 to 22, various times
June 23 June 30 Hope June 24, 7:00p.m. (TBC) June 20 to 22, various times
June 23 June 30 Rowsley June 24, 10:00a.m. June 18 to 22, various times
June 23 July 1 Litton June 24, 3:00p.m. June 18 to 22, various times
June 23 July 1 Over Haddon June 23, 11:00a.m. June 16 to 22, various times
June 23 July 1 Tideswell June 23, 3:00p.m. June 18 to 22, 10:00a.m. to 12:30p.m. and 2:00p.m. to 8:00p.m.
June 29 (evening) July 2 Old Whittington June 29, 6:30p.m. (TBC)
June 29 (evening) July 8 Bollington June 30, 11:30a.m. June 26 to 29, 9:00a.m. to 8:00p.m. (earlier on Friday)
June 29 (evening) July 14 Elmton June 29, 7:00p.m. June 26 to 28, various times
Probable event from June 29 (evening) Crosspool June 29, 7:00p.m. June 26 to 28, morning and afternoon
The dates shown are those of the Crosspool Festival. This has regularly included a Well Dressing in recent years and is expected to do so again in 2018, but at the time of writing had not been confirmed.
June 30 July 7 Buxworth June 30, 10:30a.m. June 25 to 29, 10:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
June 30 July 8 Derby (City Centre) June 30, 11:00a.m. June 25 to 29, morning and afternoon
June 30 July 8 Mellor June 30, 2:00p.m. (TBC)
June 30 (afternoon) July 8 Ulley July 1, 10:00a.m. (TBC) Making takes place from June 20; Members of the public may participate during the Ulley Village Event on June 23
June 30 July 9 Bakewell July 1, 2:30p.m.
July 1 July 8 Apperknowle July 1, 12:00noon June 25 to 29, 10:00a.m. to 12:00noon and 2:00p.m. to 4:00p.m., also (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday only) 5:00p.m. to 7:00p.m.
July 1 July 8 Hayfield July 1, 2:00p.m. June 26 to 29, various times
Dedication at Little Hayfield held separately: July 1, 5:00p.m.
July 1 July 8 Walkley July 1, 10:30a.m. June 27 to 30, 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
July 1 July 8 Whaley Bridge July 1, 2:30p.m. June 22 to 30, 10:30a.m. to 4:30p.m.
July 4 (evening) July 14 Peak Forest July 4, 7:00p.m. July 2 to 4, during the day
July 7 July 9 Wessington July 7, 10:30a.m.
July 7 July 12 Aston-upon-Trent July 7, 11:00a.m. (TBC) July 2 to 6, afternoon and evening with a break for tea
July 7 July 12 Coal Aston July 7, 1:30p.m. July 2 to 6, various times
July 7 July 14 Crich, Fritchley, Whatstandwell July 7, 10:30a.m.
July 7 July 14 Hathersage July 8, 6:00p.m. (TBC)
July 7 July 14 Whitwell, Hodthorpe July 7, 3:00p.m. July 2 to 6, from 7:00p.m.
July 7 July 15 Chapel-en-le-Frith July 8, TBA June 2 to 6, daytime and evening, finishing early Friday afternoon
July 7 July 15 Dore July 8, 3:00p.m. July 2 to 6, various times
Possible event on July 7 (11:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.) Beeston
The date shown is the date of the Broxtowe Community Celebration. This has regularly included a Well Dressing in past years and may do so again in 2018.
July 8 July 15 Buxton July 8, 2:00p.m. July 4 to 6, various times
July 9 (evening) July 15 Harthill July 9, 7:00p.m.
July 12 July 15 Upper Langwith July 12, TBA July 9 to 10, morning and afternoon
July 12 July 19 Pilsley (near Bakewell) July 12, 7:00p.m. (TBC) July 9 to 11, various times
Probable event around July 12 Unstone
This event has taken place regularly in recent years and is expected to do so again in 2018, but at the time of writing had not been confirmed.
July 13 (afternoon) July 20 Belper July 15, 2:30p.m.
July 13 (evening) July 20 Dronfield Woodhouse July 13, 6:30p.m.
July 13 July 20 Holmesfield July 13, 3:00p.m.
July 13 (evening) July 21 Cutthorpe July 13, 6:30p.m. July 9 to 13, during the day
July 13 (afternoon) July 22 Charlesworth July 15, 9:15a.m. July 9 to 13, during the day
July 13 (evening) July 22 Millthorpe July 13, 7:30p.m. July 9 to 13, 9:30a.m. to 5:00p.m.
July 14 July 18 Pleasley July 15, 3:00p.m. July 8 to 13, 10:00a.m. to 6:00p.m.
July 14 July 19 North Stifford July 14, 11:00a.m. July 11 to 13, various times
July 14 July 20 West Hallam July 15, TBA
July 14 July 21 Brown Edge
July 14 July 21 Little Longstone July 14, 2:15p.m. July 7 to 13, various times
July 14 July 21 Sutton Lane Ends
July 14 July 22 Bamford July 15, 6:00p.m. (TBC) July 9 to 13, various times
July 14 July 28 Great Longstone July 14, TBA
July 15 July 20 Gee Cross July 15, 2:00p.m following parade. July 11 to 13, 10:30a.m. to 4:00p.m.
July 15 July 29 Broomfield July 15, 3:30p.m. (TBC)
July 20 (evening) August 27 Cheddleton July 20, 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 21 July 27 Clowne July 21, 10:00a.m. July 16 to 20, from 10:00a.m.
July 21 July 28 Heath July 21, 2:45p.m. July 16 to 20, various times
July 21 July 29 Ault Hucknall, Rowthorne July 22, 11:30a.m. July 16 to 20, various times
July 21 July 30 Stoney Middleton July 21, 3:00p.m. July 18 to 20, daytime and evening
July 28 August 3 Bonsall July 29, 9:30a.m. (St James’ Church) and 6:15p.m. (Wesleyan Chapel) July 25 to 27, various times
July 28 August 4 Chadkirk July 28, 1:00p.m. July 24 to 26, 11:00a.m. to 3:00p.m.
August 4 August 11 Bradwell August 5, TBA August 1 to 3, various times
August 4 August 11 Wingerworth August 4, 10:30a.m. (TBC)
August 9 (afternoon) August 15 Great Hucklow August 9 6:45p.m. August 5 to 8, various times
August 15 August 21 Barlow August 15, 6:30p.m. August 9 to 14, various times
August 18 August 24 Taddington, Blackwell August 18, 10:00a.m. (Blackwell), 11:30a.m. (Taddington) August 13 to 17, 10:00a.m to 5:00p.m
August 23 September 3 Holymoorside August 23, 7:30p.m. (TBC) August 18 to 22, daytime and early evening
August 24 (afternoon) September 1 Foolow August 25, 1:00p.m. (TBC) August 21 to 24, morning and afternoon with a break for lunch
August 25 September 1 Eyam August 25, TBA August 21 to 24, various times
August 25 September 2 Wormhill August 25, 7:15p.m. August 21 to 24, 9:30a.m. to 8:00p.m., finishing about 4:00p.m. on Friday
Probable event around September 2 Longnor September 2, 6:00p.m. (TBC)
This event has taken place regularly in recent years but at the time of writing had not been confirmed.
September 8 September 14 Hartington September 8, 3:00p.m. September 3 to 7, various times
September 8 September 15 Chesterfield September 8, 10:00a.m. September 3 to 7, 10:00a.m. to 4:00p.m.
The dressings are closed and locked from 5:00p.m. each evening (4:00p.m. Sunday).
Probable event on September 8 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 likely to do so again in 2018. 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 9 Whirlow Hall Farm
The date shown is a possible date, at the time of writing unconfirmed, for the Whirlow Hall Farm Fayre. This has regularly included a Well Dressing in past years and is expected to do so again in 2018. A small admission charge to the Fayre is made.
September 15 September 22 Saddleworth
November 17 December 2 Bakewell
The dates shown are those of the Christmas Tree Festival in All Saints Church. This has often included a well dressing in the past and may do so again in 2018. Only accessible when the church is open.
 
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Calendar for 2019 will be posted here early in the New Year
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