Located in the heart of the Peak District, Bakewell Silver Band has been in existence since 1907. It has its roots in the community and combines the all important job of providing music for community and religious events in the town as well as hosting a number of its own concerts around the area.
The band also enjoys contesting and competes at second section level in several competitions per year within the wider Midlands Brass Band Association area.
It is a friendly Band with players from all walks of life. The band is self funding and is willing to take on musical engagements of all types - please get in contact if you have an event coming up and would like Bakewell Band to play. Players on holiday in the Peak District are very welcome to attend rehearsals either to listen or play. With a little notice the band can loan out most instruments for visitors to use.
A series of well dressings around the town centre.
The dedication will take place on The first Sunday from 2:30pm, starting at the Garden of Remembrance.
Bath Gardens Well Dressings
- 5 dressings in the Bath Gardens (The public gardens on the north side of Rutland Square)
Garden of Remembrance Well Dressing
- In the small Garden of Remembrance next to the Bath Gardens
Buxton Road Well Dressing
- At the junction of Buxton Road and Bath Street
All Saints Church Well Dressing
- On South Church Street, next to the churchyard entrance.
Butter Market Well Dressing
- In a small paved area on the north side of King Street
Churchyard Well Dressing
- In the churchyard, near the south door of All Saints Church
The blessing of the water supply, in the form of a well is an ancient ceremony dating back to the Celts or even earlier.
It is only found in or near Derbyshire.
Well Dressing is the art of decorating springs or wells with pictures made of natural products.
Clay is pressed into boards, then the picture is traced onto the clay using a pointer. Then comes the delicate task of infilling with flower petals and other natural materials.
Each petal has to be put in separately and they overlap like tiles on a roof so that rain will flow off the picture. This process takes many hours and usually occupies most of the week prior to the well being dressed.