Some Pictures of Previous Years
Barlow wells have been dressed, year on year, for at least 150 years.

1907

Recent Years

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The dressers working on the uprights in 1907

Main Well 1906

Maypole and Band - Main Well 1906

A picture taken in 1898 from the viewpoint of the Peacock pub (the Pump).

 

Small Well 1979
Valley Rise 1983
'Main' Well 1969


  The 'Main' well was given to the people of Barlow by the Duke of Rutland provided that we dressed it year on year. If it was not dressed for two consecutive years then the well would be taken back into the Duke's estate.
 
More often than not, over the years, the 'Main' well has been dressed with four pictures but occasionally there have been three, one large one at the back and one on either side. On the odd year there has just been one picture curving round from the back to the sides as shown on these examples from 1973 and 1975. The one picture design has become popular again in recent times and has been done this way since 2006.
Prince Phillip
Celebrating Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee 1977
Elizabeth II
'Main' Well 1978
'Main' Well 1925
'Main' Well 1981
'Main' Well 1983
'Main' Well 1937
'Main' Well 1998
 
Small Well 1939
 
Valley Rise 1978
Valley Rise 1984
 
'Main' Well 1908
'Main' Well 1924
'Main' Well 1924 side panel
'Main' Well 1936
Valley Rise 1982
Valley Rise 1983
Valley Rise 1995
Main Well 1905
Main Well (not dated)
Main Well (not dated)

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