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West Hallam Well Dressing Festival - 12th to 19th July 2019

WellsPlans are now very advanced for our annual well dressing Festival. The programme of events and timings is now complete and can be viewed on our website There is also a map of where everything is happening.

The week long Festival kicks off with a concert by the Rolls Royce Brass Band at the White Rose Cricket Club on Friday 12th. The performance starts at 7.45pm and there is ample parking available.

The main Festival Day is Saturday 13th from 1.00pm-4.30pm. The centre of West Hallam will be closed to traffic so you can walk about in safety and enjoy the event. Once again we hope there will be something for everyone. Along with the usual street entertainers, arts market, local charity stalls and refreshment areas (including a prosecco bar), we are welcoming a number of local produce stalls for the first time. We hope visitors enjoy this addition which will be in School Square. Nutbrook Brewery will also be there with a bar for those who enjoy real ale. This year we are expanding the popular free children’s area into the top Dales car park (by Tesco). We hope this will be a safer space for our young visitors.

If you do not fancy the noise and crowds on the Saturday, then join us for our more peaceful offering on the Sunday. In the Village Hall grounds the Matlock Brass Band will be performing at 2.00pm and refreshments of tea and cake will be available in the Hall itself. If you are still in West Hallam at 5.00pm then come along to The Punch Bowl when there will be a “Beer and Hymns” Service during which our magnificently decorated wells will be blessed.

ScarecrowDuring the rest of the week scarecrows will be on display in gardens around the Village. Buy a map for £1.00 and see how many you can find. For details go to  

Wells will also be on display from Saturday 13th until Friday 19th.

The Well Dressing Committee have worked tirelessly to arrange this event which primarily celebrates the unique Derbyshire tradition of Well Dressing. Please join us when you can.

If you have any questions before you visit then please contact the Chair who would be happy to answer them. He would also welcome your feedback to ensure the event continues to flourish. The Chair is Richard Brooks. Tel: 07786 962881) or email:



West Hallam Notice Board •   Click Here to go to the West Hallam Notice Board  
Main Sections Sub-Sections
Brenda Parker Section •   Brenda's Extensive Memories, Documents and Photographs
John Scargill and Schools •   Ernest Edrick Raby - Headmaster Scargill Boy’s School
•   Extract from the Visitation returns 1718 - 1824
•   Rev. John Scargill, Of West Hallam
•   New School Opened, 1935
•   Scargill Schools Foundation
•   West Hallam Junior School Photos - 1940s
Newspaper and
Magazine Articles
•  1850 - 1900
•  1901 - 1950
•  1951 - 1999
•  2000
Personal Memories •   Bernard Mellor - Joined the Royal Engineers 1939
•   Corporal Frederick Bancroft and The Boar War
•   David Nicholas Jones
•   Ray and Ann Wathey
•   Mrs. Weston
Photographs, Assorted •   George Donald Walker, born 1902, photo taken by the signal box
•   Mandy Kobylecki's
•   West Hallam, Assorted Photos
•   St Wilfrid's Church Guide - By Alan Cooper and Roger Wood
•   Memorial Organ 1864
•   St Wilfrid’s Church, Taken From An Old Parish Magazine C1955
•   We Will Remember Them
•   West Hallam War Memorial, Ilkeston Advertiser 1921
•   Newspaper Articles re Renovations from 1854 onwards

•   Brenda Parker's Booklet - The Parish Church of St Wilfrid's
•   Memorial Hall West Hallam - Newspaper extracts 1920
•   Methodist Church
•   Post Offices and Police Station
•   Straw's Bridge
•   The Punch Bowl
•   Village Hall
•   West Hallam and District Labour Club and Institute 1929
•   West Hallam Brickyard, Pottery and Kiln
•   West Hallam Hall, Including Painting by Gladys Turton
•   West Hallam Hall by Andy Sanders & Roger Wood
•   West Hallam - Stanley (Nibby) Pit and Swimming Baths
•   West Hallam Windmill

•   A-Z 100 Years History of West Hallam
•   Challenge Crisp Co.
•   Councillor Harry Shales Cresswell Re-Erewash Borough Guide
•   Extracts from A Corner of Derbyshire 1994
•   Girl Guides, West Hallam
•   Gladys Turton
•   Magazine extracts by Lionel Wood 1999
•   Mapperley Crossroads
•   Nutbrook Canal and Tramways
•   West Hallam Assorted Photographs
•   West Hallam Heritage Extract
•   West Hallam Map - In Early Times
•   West Hallam Parish Council Community Awards 2000
•   West Hallam Quiz 1978 by Brenda Hunt
•   West Hallam Scarecrow Trail
•   West Hallam, Stanley Common and District in 1913
•   West Hallam Village 1904
•   West Hallam Well Dressing
•   WHM Parish Magazine Information

I would like to thank Frank Hartshorne of West Hallam for adding some information to the photographs, Frank was born in West Hallam in November 1918! A quite amazing and lovely man.

He worked at the former Hartshorne’s Garage (opposite Millhouse Garage) which he said used to be a small holding. Frank worked there all his life.

Taken from The West Hallam & Mapperley Church & Community Magazine May 2002


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