Well dressing festival returning to Buxton

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Preparations are now almost complete for this years Buxton Well Dressing Festival.

This Friday, between 9am and 8.30pm, and Saturday, between 9am and 4pm, people will have see the wells being dressed by a team of dressers using the traditional techniques in St John’s Church, in St John’s Road, Buxton.

The dressings will be in place on Sunday and will all be blessed starting with the Market Place well at 2pm and finishing with St Ann’s Well.

The 2013 Carnival Queen, Katelyn Mycock, and retinue will then be crowned at St John’s Church at 3pm.

Programmes are available from Buxton Tourist Information Centre, shops, the sales table in St John’s Church and by St Ann’s Well costing £1.

Carnival Day is on Saturday, July 13, and will feature a parade starting at 2pm. At 3.55pm there will be a fly–past by a Dakota DC–3 from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.

Following this, there will be further events in the Pavilion Gardens including a free community concert of live music featuring local bands and musicians from 5pm.

On Sunday, July 14, the Buxton Carnival Cup will be held at The Silverlands football ground. Four local teams will be competing for the trophy with the first match kicking off at 2pm. This is a free event but there will be a bucket collection to raise funds to support the Well Dressing Festival. On the same day there will be a fair on the Market Place between 2pm and 9pm.

Entry forms for all events are available from Hargreaves, Goddards, the Buxton Advertiser office and Buxton Tourist Information Centre.

For information visit www.buxtonwelldressing.co.uk