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Chesterfield Well Dressing

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Well dressing is an ancient custom unique to Derbyshire. Chesterfield began well dressing in 1864 when the Town Pump in Market Place was decorated after a very dry summer. The custom died out, but was revived in 1991 when a well was dressed as part of an exhibition about Derbyshire traditions. There will be 2 well dressings on show in Chesterfield this year. Well Locations ‘Crooked Spire’ Church Porch Market Place on Town Pump (opposite Primark) The wells will be closed and locked at 5 pm (at 4 pm on Sunday) Blessing Service Saturday 9 September 2017, 10am at ‘Crooked Spire’ Church (S40 1XJ) Groups welcome. Free coach parking by arrangement – book with Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre (Tel: 01246 345777/8) Nearest Tourist Information Centre Chesterfield (Tel: 01246 345777/8) Find our page on Facebook or follow us on Twitter

Start date:
9 September 2017
End date:
16 September 2017
Location:
Chesterfield Market, Market Place, Chesterfield, Derbyshire,
Chesterfield,
S40 1PB
Artforms:
Well Dressing
Cost:
Free entry

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Telephone number:
01246 345777/8

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