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Possible new event – Well Dressing


The Social Club has been asked by organisers of the Crich Well Dressing committee if there would be interest in the village producing a Panel to display somewhere suitable in Whatstandwell, to complement the one at Crich and possibly other local villages.

The committee would like to hear from any interested individuals who might be prepared to set up a team to take the project on. The clay-filled tray will be provided, but the choice of theme and the actual decoration would be down to the team.

If you would like to know more we would be happy to hear from you. Please use the contact link on the Whatstandwell website – under the heading of “Social Club”.


2016 Bonfire Night.


In 2016 the Whatstandwell Bonfire, along with many others, coincided with the date of the Gunpowder Plot – the 5th itself. Despite all the alternative events available around the area, we are pleased to report that our village bonfire was still well attended.

The weather in the run-up to the day was very helpful in that it was dry, as was the 5th. So with a guy supplied by Crich Carr school, the nice dry bonfire started easily and provided a splendid focal point. Everyone enjoyed an excellent display of fireworks, and for those feeling a little peckish a tasty BBQ was kindly provided courtesy of the Family Tree. Adults were able to wash it down with a warming cup of punch. An altogether successful and enjoyable evening.


2016 Carol Concert.


The Concert was very well attended this year to the extent that some people had to stand. Children from Crich Carr school were up on stage singing carols and doing the readings. The community choir added to the experience, singing some songs with the children and others unaccompanied.

Mince pies made and supplied by the team at the Family Tree were delicious and eagerly consumed, washed down with a glass of sherry. All assembled joined in with Richard to sing the concert to a conclusion. A most enjoyable evening and a fitting start to the Christmas holiday.


2017 Whatstandwell Festival


The fourteenth annual family friendly Whatstandwell Festival will be held on Saturday 24th June 2017. The venue is, as usual, the barn where it never rains at Hankin Farm, New Road. Entrance is £5, souvenir glasses available at £2. Gates open at 2 p.m. and the music programme starts at 5 p.m., running right through until 11 p.m. A number of bands will be playing. At present these include the Doohickey Wire Band, Ordinary Heroes and back by popular demand, headliners the Katonas.

Watch our website for more details of these and any further bands.

As usual the licensed bar will have a number of local ales, cider, wine, snacks and soft drinks.
Outside there will be children’s games and activities in the large field, plus barbecue food.
A good day out! Hope to see you there.




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