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Crich Parish Well Dressings


Crich Parish Well Dressings (CPWD) will head a week of activities leading up to Crich Fête on 15 th July 2018. As part of the extended activities, CPWD team are giving support and advise to Ruth and Clive Yeomans as they start their first ‘Open Gardens’ event which will take place on Sunday 8th July.

CPWD team have no responsibility in organising the Open Gardens but we wish Clive, Ruth and those who are opening their gardens every success.

In this our 4th year of Well Dressings we now have 14 groups, from across the parish, taking part this year. Our local schools look forward to joining in again this year and CPWD hope to work with the children on this year’s theme.

The variety of groups involved gives an insight to what is on offer in our area and more importantly the age range of those people taking part shows how we are bringing the community together. A bit like the ‘olden days’ ! Our theme for this year is ‘World War 1 – 100 years’. 2018 reminds us of those who courageously fought in the war, the part people played in our local villages and the home coming and celebrations in 1918 and just beyond.

At this point, we can also consider those who have or nearly reached a 100 years old.

Congratulations go to Mrs Lena Bunting. It is understood Lena was born and bred in Crich but is now cared for in a residential home for aged people.

Mrs Kathleen Blunt of Fritchley was really looking forward to reaching her 100th birthday in October but she sadly passed away in March aged 99 years. Kathleen was such an active, happy and well known lady and she will be greatly missed by her family and many friends.

If you know of anyone in the parish who has or will be celebrating their 100 birthday please let us know so we can include them in our address at the well blessings.


A Blessing of Wells 10:30 am

Saturday 7th July 2018

Crich Market Place


The address, relating to Well Dressings and The ending of World War 1 – 100 years will be given by the organising team. As usual, the well dressings will be blessed by a member of the local clergy. Entertainment will be provided by two local choirs; the young, energetic clog dancers who performed for us last year and other celebratory treats are in the pipeline. Our usual monetary collection on the day will be donated to local good causes as will some of the money raised selling trail maps.

Trail Maps at £1 each includes the well dressing trail which lasts all week and the Sunday ‘open gardens’ event.

They will be on sale, Saturday and Sunday morning at Crich Market Place, at open gardens and during the week at local retail outlets. During your visit to Crich Parish please take time to support local businesses, we greatly appreciate the support they give to our event and to the community. The organising team look forward to seeing you all again this year and if anyone would like to help in any way or take part as a group, please come and talk to us.


How Generous You Are


The CPWD team would like to apologise for the lateness in letting you know how much was raised at the 2017 Well Dressing event. There was a bit of a mix up but who cares when a massive £362.14 was donated to Daycare at the Glebe Field Centre.

Well done everyone!


The CPWD team hold up their cheque for Daycare