August 11th - 18th
The Boy Who Never Grew Up
The ‘Small’ well, which was opposite the Hare and Hounds on
Commonside until 1995 when it was moved to it’s present site next to the Chapel.
Small Well is also known locally as the Children’s Well, as it was once the
well that was dressed by local children. Two
of the current dressers began dressing the well as young boys; their skills were
passed down to them by their father and grandfather.
Small Well dressers and trustees meet together early in the year to discuss and
decide on the theme for the picture. The
theme chosen for the Small Well is usually a topical one and this year the
picture celebrates the 150th anniversary of the birth of J.M.Barrie - May 9th 1860. Best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan - "The boy who never grew up". This
year the money raised from donations will go to local charities, to the Society for the Blind and the Macmillan Nurses.
with the other two Barlow wells, the Small Well is dressed in situ, using only
whole flower heads, hydrangea being a favourite flower often used for the sky.
theme to be chosen for the Small Well? Watch
this space – or better still come and see for yourself.