Youlgrave Welldressers Invitation

Youlgrave Welldressing 2020

Advance notification of Road Closure :road closure 2020 advance

Clay preparation: Saturday in May at 10am. Meet at welldressing shed.

Boards in the river: Friday 5th June at 6 pm. Meet at welldressing shed

Puddling:                     Monday 16th June at 6 pm. Meet at the river.

Making:                      Tuesday 17th to Friday 19th June.

Service:                        Saturday 20th June at 2.30pm.

Wells on display:        Saturday 20th June to Thursday 25th June.

Taking down:              Friday 26th June.

Anyone interested in helping out, especially putting up signs, helping at the shed, putting up or taking down the welldressings, please contact Saffron Baker on 07899 920204.


ON HOLIDAY IN  THE YOULGRAVE AREA? Tuesday 17th to Saturday 20th June 2020. 

Marking out the pattern on the clay

Marking out the pattern on the clay



One of Six Welldressings

One of the main Welldressings

Petal motiff

That’s when we make our welldressings, a tradition in this village that goes back about 200 years. Welldressings are pictures made with petals and other natural materials pressed into clay.

They are now produced by more than 80 villages in Derbyshire. There are 5 large welldressings in Youlgrave (about 10 feet by 8 feet).
We estimate that up to 150 people are involved in one way or another.  Some of them started when they were on holiday.

Would you like to join in?
On Monday evening we puddle the clay.

Tuesday to Friday flowers and other materials are collected and the actual making takes place.

They are erected early on Saturday morning.



No experience or special skills necessary, extra help is always welcome!

We need to know in advance what you can offer, so 

Please contact Saffron Baker on 07899 920204