Saturday, 26 April 2014

Grand Garage Sale at Bolehill and Steeple Grange on 5 May

Grand Garage Sale at Bolehill and Steeple Grange

Steeple Grange and Bolehill, Near Wirksworth
Grand Garage and Craft SaleTrail

Bank Holiday Monday May 5th.2014
15+ garages

Parking at Black Rocks

Refreshments and maps available at Black Rocks and throughout the village.

Hidden Gardens and Courtyards of Wirksworth 28 and 29 June

Saturday 28th & Sunday 29th
June 2014
12.00 noon -5.00pm

Introduction to Wirksworth
This fascinating and ancient town has a wide variety of intriguing courtyards and gardens that are often hidden from view but offer glimpses of delight as you wander around the streets and pathways.

This weekend follows the great successes of Open Garden's every year since 2010, and gives a unique opportunity for visitors to look behind the walls and enjoy our private spaces where every size and type of garden and courtyard space is to be found in the town.
Visitors follow a trail around 20 gardens in the town centre of Wirksworth, with home made cakes and teas en route. Wirksworth is situated three miles from Matlock, 9 miles from Ashbourne and 15 miles from Derby (see 'Getting Around').

Wirksworth Carnival ​& Well Dressing 24 to 26 May

MAY DAY BANK HOLIDAY 24th - 26th May 2014

Programme of Events 2014!
Saturday 24th May​:
10-4Fair rides: Wheatsheaf Car Park
10-4 Stalls for all: Market Place - including toys & games, super slide, face painting...not giving anymore away!
10-4 Snake Handling: Market Place - Have a go at handling snakes from small to ginormous plus a keepsake photo
10:45-11:30 Blessing of the Wells: St Mary's Churchyard followed by a traditional walk around the Wells
After Blessing Crowning of the Queen and Attendants: St Mary's churchyard
11:45 onwards Picnic in the Churchyard! Bring a picnic and get together with friends, family, neighbours.
3pm Road Race: Cheer along or take part
4pm-9pm Carnival Showcase: Music at the Hope & Anchor Pub

Sunday 25th May:
​5 a side football on the rec
10-4 Fair rides: Wheatsheaf Car Park
10-4 Stalls for All:Market Place

Monday 26th May:
10-4 Fair ridesWheatsheaf Car Park
10-4 Stalls for AllMarket Place
12pm Wheelbarrow race! It's back to start the parade - the town's pubs battle it out in an uphill wheelbarrow race...mixed with beer.
Route: Wheatsheaf - Hope & Anchor - Blacks Head - Lime Kiln - Royal Oak - Red Lion
​1pm PARADE! Millers Green - North End - Water Lane
2:30-7pm Rock Face Gig @ The Lime Kiln - Kids entertainment, Fabulous Music & Food!  

Wirksworth Well dressings 24 - 28 May

Wirksworth Well Dressings:
  • May 24 to May 28, 2014
  • Dedication: May 24, TBA starting in St Mary’s Church
  • Wells in the Making: May 19 to 23, 11:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. in the Methodist Church Community Room.
The well dressings vary from year to year. Maps can be obtained from attendants at the well dressings, and from various shops. In 2013 there were about 16, large and small:
  • 1. Methodist Church Well Dressings 2 large and 1 small dressing in the yard of the Methodist Church on Wood Street
  • 2. Memorial Gardens Well Dressings 2 large and 6 small dressing in the Memorial Gardens, next to the Memorial Hall on St Johns Street
  • 3. Cruck Cottage Well Dressings 2 dressings on the site of the old Cruck Cottage on St Johns Street
  • 4. Churchyard Well Dressings 2 dressings in a small courtyard next to St Mary’s Churchyard, behind the buildings on St Johns Street
  • 5. St Mary’s Church Well Dressing inside St Mary’s Church. Only accessible when the Church is open

More info from

Waterhouse Delights Deli

new in Wirksworth:

Waterhouse Delights
25 Market Place
Wirksworth, Matlock DE4 4ET
07905 359454

The Deli is situated in the Market Place within the beautiful historic Derbyshire town of Wirksworth.
We pride ourselves on making our own delicious variety of Dips, Pates, a selection of quiches and delectable handmade savoury biscuits. Our range increases and changes weekly, offering a variety of gorgeous foods.
The Deli is enriched with many locally produced chutneys, sauces, oils, preserves, and is complimented by freshly baked artisan bread. You are most welcome to come and try our ever increasing range of tasty and delicate cheeses.

Derbyshire Eco Centre Spring Fair

Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th April
11 - 4

Sat Nav: DE4 4LS

Bus stop on Porter Lane - 2 mins walk

Bus stop on Steeple Grange - 5 mins walk

Or walk from the cottage through the quarries past the Stone Centre to the Eco Centre.