Organisers of Buxton’s Well Dressing festival and carnival are calling for more volunteers to come forward as the event looks ahead to returning with a bang this summer.
Rescheduled Buxton Well Dressings 2021
After cancelling Well Dressing in Buxton in 2020 the Well Dressing Committee was determined to carry on their ancient Derbyshire tradition, at least in part, in 2021. It was felt to be too soon to organise a Carnival but St. Ann’s Well is to be dressed, on show from Saturday 4th September for a week.
Just one well is being dressed so that the volunteers can maintain social distancing during the process.
The design will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Peak District National Park and also the buildings of Buxton to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Pavilion Gardens and the re-opening of The Crescent.
“The countryside and the parks of our town have been such a solace during lockdown. We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful area and lovely town we wanted to celebrate these milestones”, said Christine Gould, Buxton Well Dressing Secretary.
A Blessing Service will be held on Sunday 5th September at St. Ann’s Well with a small procession starting from Spring Gardens at 2pm. Music will be provided by Fairfield Band.
Everyone is welcome.
We are sad to announce that the Buxton Well Dressings and Carnival have been postponed and will not go ahead in July as originally hoped.
The continuing uncertainty and risks involved with the pandemic have led us to this decision. The safety of the hundreds of people involved in the preparation for the events is of utmost importance to us and was our primary consideration.
We are hoping to hold the Buxton Well Dressing Festival in some form in the late summer/early autumn.
A selection of archive Buxton Well Dressing photos dating back to 1897 has been added.