30th June – 8th July 2018: Bollington Well Dressing Festival

The Bollington Well Dressing Festival 2018 will open at 11.30am on Saturday 30th June 2018 at the Greg Fountain, Flash Lane (opposite the Cock & Pheasant Inn), SK10 5EJ. This year’s theme is “100 years since…” and includes several designs relating to the Great War.

All the well dressing pictures are made from natural materials, mainly flower petals and leaves; the example below was on display in 2016. You can see the well dressings being made – and help, if you wish – at Bollington Cricket Pavilion, Adlington Road on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th June, from 9am until the pictures are finished! Refreshments are available at several nearby pubs.

After the official opening on 30th June, the well-dressing pictures can be seen at six locations in Bollington for one week, until 8th July:

  • The Greg Fountain (Flash Lane/Bollington Rd junction – click for map)
    Commemorating the end of the war.
  • The Ashbrook Well (Henshall Rd/Ashbrook Rd junction – click for map)
    Commemorating the formation of the RAF.
  • Macclesfield Canal, Clarence Mill (beside the Waterfront Cafe – click for map)
    Designed by a local school – this year Bollington Cross C of E Primary School – the design will be revealed on 30th June.
  • The Memorial Gardens (Palmerston St/Water St – click for map)
    Illustrating the tragedy and sacrifice of the Great War.
  • Pool Bank Well (Pool Bank car park, near the Print Shop – click for map)
    Showing how women provided support during the Great War.
  • Lord Street Well (Lord St/Chancery Lane junction – click for map)
    Commemorating the war poet Wilfred Owen.

Information, including an illustrated map, is available in Bollington shops, the Library, the Post Office, the Town Hall, on town noticeboards, and at a pop-up tea room located at the far end of Pool Bank car park on Palmerston Street, where you can buy refreshments (£1 for tea or coffee and £1 for a slice of home-made cake). All profits from the sale of these refreshments help to fund next year’s Well Dressing Festival.

Bollington Well Dressing from 2016: Battle of the Somme

Bollington Well Dressing from 2016: Battle of the Somme





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