Barlow 'Small' Well

August 16th - 23rd 2017

 

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The Small Well is also known locally as the Childrenís Well, as it was once the well that was dressed by local children, it was first dressed in 1915 by Erle Kingston. Two of the current dressers are Kingston men who began dressing the well as young boys; their skills were passed down to them by their father and grandfather.

 

The Small Well dressers and trustees meet together early in the year to discuss and decide on the theme for the picture.

This year the money raised from donations will go to Air Ambulance, British Heart Foundation and local Church.

As 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. 

 

Next theme to be chosen for the Small Well?  Watch this space Ė or better still come and see for yourself.