When is well dressing?
The beautiful village of Wormhill is celebrating 60 years of well dressing this year. The Well Dressing ceremony was reintroduced to celebrate the Festival of Britain in 1951. It is a time when everyone comes together to celebrate, work together and enjoy the community we live in. It is a major fundraising event and profits are used within the village to keep the village hall and St Margaret's Church open. Profits are shared between local charities and village projects. This year charities supported will include Buxton Mountain Rescue, Friends of Sheffield Children's Hospital and Blythe House Hospice.
Wormhill Well Dressing celebrations run for a week from Saturday 27th August until Sunday 4th September. The week starts with a blessing of the well on Saturday 27th at 19:15 on the village green. There will also be a blessing for the Children's Well on Sunday 28th August 2011, 6.30 pm in the Churchyard. If you are in the area the week before, you can come along and see the display being put together.
On Saturday 3rd September we will be holding a village party - the Wormhill Stomp - which we be held in a marquee to the rear of the village hall. See the well dressing events page for more information.
Where is it?
The main well dressing is at the Brindley Well, in the middle of Wormhill which is near Buxton, in the Derbyshire Peak district. The is also a children's well dressing in the churchyard of St Margaret's Church
What is there to see?
As well as the well dressing there will also be a display in the village hall, and for the third year in succession there will be a village scarecrow competition.