Bollington Well Dressing

Date: 12th June 2019
Published by: Andrea Paterson

Since 2004 the Well Dressing has become an annual event in Bollington. Everyone is welcome to get involved in the preparation of the boards and volunteers are also required to help move the boards to and from the cricket pavilion where they will be prepared.

The tradition of dressing or decorating a well originated in pre- Christian times as a thanksgiving for the plentiful supply of pure water without which communities could not have survived.
Bollington has quite a few springs and wells, the water arising from the nearby Kerridge Hills, but all except one are situated where visiting them would be extremely dangerous, so decorations are placed alongside the brooks and the river which flow through the town.

If you would like to get involved with preparing the boards or helping with lifting and transportation please get in touch and we will pass your details on to the committee.

The 2019 is Nursery Rhymes and full information can be found on the Well Dressing Leaflet which can be downloaded here

If you are visiting the Pool Bank Well do please stop off for refreshments in the far right hand corner (look for the gazebo) which will be open 10-5 through the week.. All proceeds will be put towards the next Well Dressing Festival in 2020.

A Trail map is available to guide visitors to all the sites which will be on display from Saturday 6th July until Sunday 14th July.

View a copy here.

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