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4 Chatsworth Road, Rowsley, Derbyshire, DE4 2EJ .... phone Maureen or Vicky on 01629 732 987 or mail

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Rowsley Well Dressing

Well Dressing is an ancient tradition unique to Derbyshire‚ originally started in the Middle Ages as a celebration of thanksgiving by those who escaped the plague.  It was revived by the Victorians and today most villages and towns in Derbyshire have a well dressing week during the summer from May to September.  

Well Dressings are pictures made of growing things - wool‚ bark‚ petals. moss‚ berries‚ seeds‚ leaves etc - constructed on a bed of soft clay spread over a wooden board and erected at the site of a spring or well‚ or in Rowsley's case‚ the old animal water trough.  Well Dressings depict a wide range of themes from the biblical and historical to Disney characters.  They are usually displayed for a week or so and then taken down as the clay dries out and cracks and falls away from the boards.

Rowsley Well Dressings will go up on Friday 28th June.


DATED: 21/06/2019

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24/03/2019 - Chatsworth House now open for 2019 Season!

22/02/2019 - Bakewell Farmers Market TOMORROW!

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01/12/2018 - Haddon Hall opens for Christmas from TODAY!!!

01/11/2018 - We've won an award!!

31/10/2018 - Bonfire Night at Chatsworth House