Bamford dresses two wells in the Village each year. The main one is a joint endeavour which everyone is welcome to help out with, and a smaller one is made up by the Playgroup. The preparation starts on the second Monday in July each year. On Monday, the frames are filled with wet clay and levelled, and on Tuesday, the picture is put into the clay. Wednesday is the day on which the picture is pricked out and some of the dry material put in place. Thursday and Friday are the main petalling days. On Saturday morning the frames are erected and on Sunday evening there is a well blessing service on the Village Green.
The pictures below show the Bamford well dressing for 2011 and previous years.
The picture for the 2011 Well Dressing was of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's wedding.
The organiser's sent a photograph of this year's well dressing to the Duke of Cambridge's Private Secretary as they thought they might be interested in the Village's contribution to their wedding celebrations. In response to their letter, they received a reply dated 11th August from Chris Kealey, Assistant Private Secretary to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, as follows: