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Wormhill Well Dressing

Wormhill Well Dressing

Buxton, Derbyshire

SK17 8SL

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About Wormhill Well Dressing

Venue Type: Well Dressing

Wormhill Well Dressing annual festival in the beautiful High Peak, Derbyshire Reinstated in 1951 to celebrate the Festival of Britain.

Wormhill has two well dressings, the James Brindley Memorial Well and Churchyard Well.

Dedication: August 24, 7:15p.m.

Home made refreshments served throughout the week.

Wormhill is located about 2.5km northwest of Miller's Dale (on the B6049 between the A6 and Tideswell). Also accessible from the A6 at Fairfield (North Buxton).

Wormhill well dressing is signposted from all approaches: Millers Dale, Peak Forest, Buxton and Dove Holes.

What are Well Dressings

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.

Previous Date
Last happened on Sat 27th of August 2022 - Sun 4th of September 2022

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