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Parwich Wakes 2021

Well that’s it for Wakes 21 I can honestly say even with it being a slimmed down version I have had a really fab time. Spending time with old and new friends, having a laugh and keeping traditions alive. We really hope you have all managed to have some fun too.

The Carnival and Recreation Committee will be meeting soon to start planning for next year and what we really want to know from you is….
What have you missed this year?
What have you enjoyed this year?
Any suggestions for improvements?
Any ideas we can do for 2022?
Finally are you willing to join our small committee or even just help take on the organisation of one of the events (all/any help would be greatly appreciated!!!)

Either Messenger me, email lucywigley@googlemail.com or just grab me for a chat.

Time for a rest now and see you all on Saturday 2nd July 2022.

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Ball Race Winners

Happy to announce the Ball Race winners are…
First with £116 Carl Wilton
Second with £58 Lynda Gosling
Third with £29 Edge Family

Congratulations everyone 😊🎉

Lucy M

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Ball Race Tonight

The Ball Race will take place tonight at 7.30pm on Pump Hill. The uptake for balls has been fantastic and for that we want to give you all a big thank you as now we have a bit of money in the pot for Bonfire night and next Wakes!! We were worried we wouldn’t sell as many this year which is why we changed the prizes to a % share but you haven’t let us down 😊. Next year the prizes will return to normal.

It’s looking like we may have 580 balls to release, if this is the case the prizes will be as follows:
First ball across the line = £116 (20%)
Second ball across the line = £58 (10%)
Third ball across the line = £29 (5%)

We will inform the winners tonight, including the confirmed amounts and also put it on Facebook and Parwich. Org

Any questions just let me know
Lucy M

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The Children’s Sports will take place tonight at 6.30pm on Nethergreen. The list of races is below (please ignore Monday’s date!) …

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Childrens Sports is tonight at 6.30pm on Nethergreen..

Lucy M

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Well done to those who completed it, it was a great turn out. The answers are……

The winners are..

First place April Cottage (63 points) – congratulations you will be setting it next year 😊

Second place (59 points) Ann Griffiths and team

Third prize (57 1/2 points) Karen’s Quiche

Lucy M

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The adults and junior Treasure Hunts start at 6pm today on the Village Green.

Hard copies are available on the Green or you can download the adults version:

Adults Treasure Hunt 2021

Adults Treasure Hunt photo

All papers need to be returned to the Legion. Answers and winners will be announced approximately 7.30pm at the Legion.

Lucy M

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Wakes 21 Photos

Just a few photos of our slightly different but still brilliant Wakes 21.

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Any questions throughout the day just email or Messenger me lucywigley@googlemail.com

Have fun

Lucy M

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For the fancy dress later today the judges will start at 5pm at the Old Post Office, Shaw Barn and then down towards West View, around to Chestnut Cottages, Sycamore Cottages, The Play Area and finishing at the Green. Anyone in fancy dress is then welcome to join in the parade at 6pm on one loop of the village (this part is optional and not part of the judging). Results will then be shared on Facebook and on the blog. Have fun and see you later.

Lucy M

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3 days to go….

You can also download the programme.

Don’t forget to let me know before Friday at 4pm where you will be in your fancy dress so we can plan the judges route. Following the judging all those in fancy dress are invited to join in a socially distanced parade around the village starting at 6pm from the Village Green. This will give more people in the village the opportunity to see you all.

Any questions please email lucywigley@googlemail.com

Lucy M

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The Carnival and Recreation Committee can now share the final programme for Wakes 21

The Odd Fellows will be contacted about the procession and lunch.

Don’t forget to buy some balls for the ball race the lovely Liz Edge and Karen Wigley will be doing their best sales techniques or you can buy them from the pub, legion or any committee member.

Andrew Martin will be waiting to receive your speedy hill race times – practice runners have already been spotted 😁. Email all times and details to a.t.martin@btinternet.com

Finally make sure you let me know where you will be in your fancy dress and what category you are entering email lucywigley@googlemail.com

We want you all to have a brilliant time but please make sure you follow all social distancing rules.

Any questions at all just let me know and hopefully see you in 11 more sleeps!!

Lucy M

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The Carnival and Recreation Committee are keen to carry on the tradition of a BBQ at the legion after the Treasure Hunt on Wakes Sunday, serving from 7.30pm, however we have hit two major stumbling blocks!! Firstly the legion BBQ is broken and secondly we have no cooks! We are therefore asking for anyone who has a BBQ they are willing to loan for the evening and even better willing to cook please let me know. The Committee will sort out all the food and be on hand to help with taking money and so on. The funds raised are an essential part of keeping Wakes and other Village events happening so fingers crossed there is a BBQ fairy out there. If you can help either tell Karen W or email me lucywigley@googlemail.com.

Thanks a million

Lucy M

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This is just a reminder that Wakes is only 17 days away eeekkkk! The fancy dress competition will start at 5pm with the judges driving around to your houses or open spaces – just make sure you let me know where you will be!
Floats will meet at 6pm on the Village Green to be judged and then do a loop around the village. Anyone who is in fancy dress please feel free to follow the floats so everyone can see your costumes (please social distance). The parade will then end at the Village Green.

So now is the time to get your thinking caps on and let me know where you will be and what category you are entering (see programme below) either on Messenger or email lucywigley@googlemail.com
Any questions just let me know.

Lucy M

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The Carnival and Recreation Committee, Odd Fellows, Legion and Sycamore have been working behind the scenes to try and put the Wakes 21 Programme together. We have tried to focus on activities which can go ahead with the restrictions currently in place, however as we all know these may change and therefore the programme may change as well. We will keep you upto date as best we can. Hopefully though the sun will return and we will all be able to enjoy Wakes in a way you are comfortable with. Any questions please email lucywigley@googlemail.com

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Parwich Wakes 2021

Wakes this year starts on Saturday 26th June and some of you may be wondering why we have been a bit quiet about it! The problem we have is that it is so close to the government roadmap date of the 21st June it really is hard for us to know what to do for the best!

The Carnival and Recreation Committee have met this week and have decided that we won’t be holding the Carnival as usual but we will be doing the fancy dress competition from your home, with the judges driving around to see you all. We are also hoping to include a float category so they can follow the pick up playing the band music. We will be doing the Treasure Hunt on the Sunday, with both an adult and junior category and the Hill Race will be similar to last year with a few more categories. The rest really does depend on the next two government announcements. I know the Odd Fellows are meeting and are hoping to carry on as best they can – dependent on the next announcement on the 17th May so hopefully we will be able to put the full programme together after that date. We will also be working with the Legion and the Sycamore to provide as best a Wakes as we can whilst staying safely within the regulations.

We are always more than happy to take any suggestions on what we can do – just Facebook Messenger or email lucywigley@googlemail.com  and hopefully we will be able to give you some more concrete news in a month.

In the meantime start planning your fancy dress and running up Parwich Hill to improve your times!

Lucy M – Parwich Carnival and Recreation Committee

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Thank you Santa

Richard T has sent us a video of Santa on his trip around the village yesterday.

On behalf of the people of Parwich I would like to thank Santa and his extra special elves, Andrew, Jackie, Alan and Liz for making it happen. I feel it could become a new tradition?!

I also wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped out with the Elf Trail it was very popular and I’ve received some great feedback so thank you again for all the hard work you put in.

Finally on behalf of the Carnival and Recreation Committee I would like to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Lucy M

For those struggling to see the video, here are two more photos with thanks to Nina M:

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Well done to everyone who took part, everyone scored at least 35 out of 50 on the main treasure hunt and seems to have gone the right way :o)

The results were very close with one point in it between first and second and second and third!

The results are as follows:

1st (and setting it next year): Becky and Lucy Dale, Becky Wood and Charlotte Coles

Joint 2nd: Quarenteam (Tim, Edith and Dawn) and Covid Kings (Sam Beech and Dan Wood) 

Joint 3rd: Reggie and Soay (with a little help from their owners) and The Linnells

The results for the selfies who all received additional point are:

1st: The Martin and Ash team-‘Socially distanced selfie’

2nd: Jen Barker and family – ‘Lockdown Hair’

3rd: Sam and Dan

Thank you to everyone who took part, we had great fun marking them while having a socially distanced drink at the Legion.

Carl W and Liz E

You can download all the answers here.

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Massive congratulations to everyone who took part and our local winners of Bertie Linnell, Lucy Burlinson and Georgia Wayne you smashed it guys.

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Don’t forget to take part in the Treasure Hunt and Hill Race at your leisure this week send us your pictures to parwich@hotmail.co.uk

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Liz E has sent in a few more fancy dress photos. Don’t forget to send us your Hill Race and Treasure Hunt photos too.

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Parwich Wakes 20

Thanks to Liz E for sending in the following photos.

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Wakes 2020

Wakes 2020 may have been a different one but hopefully everyone managed to have some fun, we certainly did! A big thank you to everyone who helped out, dressed up, played music, cleaned up and generally added to the merriment.

Don’t forget to take part in the Treasure Hunt and Hill Race this week.

See you in 2021 when we will be back with a bang!!

Lucy M

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Don’t forget to take part in the Treasure Hunt and Hill Race at your leisure this week send us your pictures to parwich@hotmail.com

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Villages’ Wakes grew out of communities celebrating their church’s patron saint. For us that is St Peter whose feast day is the 29th of June, still used to to calculate the start of Parwich Wakes; our Wakes beginning on the nearest Saturday to the 29th of June.

The current St Peter’s Church was built in 1872/73, replacing the smaller Norman building also dedicated to St. Peter. We can see some features of the old Church today in the current building, including the tympanum over the west door, the archway of the west door, the archway between the tower and the nave and the carved faces high up in the side chapel. It is thought that the old church was built in the late eleventh or early twelfth century and would almost have certainly been dedicated to St. Peter as it is unusual for the dedication to be changed. It is possible that there was a previous Saxon church here, but the evidence is inconclusive.

The old St Peter’s in a nineteenth century water colour

So we have been celebrating as a community at the end of June for at least nine hundred years, though perhaps much longer. These celebrations from the start would have included a lot more than just a church service. Processions and theatricals would have been included, possibly by the fourteenth or fifteen century involving a play celebrating Robin Hood and Maid Marion. The prettiest or best dressed youngsters might even have be elected to be that year’s Marion and Robin, a precursor to out Carnival parade and fancy dress competition. It is likely that there were local sports, foot races and perhaps archery competitions, certainly when archery practice was compulsory from the fourteenth right up to the sixteen century. ‘Beers’ were a big part of the celebrations, where local guilds and groups brewed beer to sell during the revels. This tradition was revived not so long ago with the Oddfellows Ale, brewed by Leatherbritches. The ‘beers’ raised money either to fund candles and devotion in the church for each guild’s favourite saint or to help guild members when times were hard. (more…)

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Just a few memories to share and reflect on some awesome Parwich characters, young and old (press and hold on the image below and you can download the video or click on this link..https://photos.app.goo.gl/u76dP6swNFdXe1LeA )

You can also view Our Memories Part 1. Thank you to everyone who has sent in photos its been really special to do.

Enjoy Wakes Saturday

Lucy M

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Wakes Saturday

Wakes Saturday is here – a little bit of rain won’t stop us partying at home!! Here’s the programme for the day. Don’t forget to let me know if you are taking part in the fancy dress

Lucy M

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A look back from the last 12 years of Wakes photos featured on the Blog..

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The Treasure Hunt is now live and available for you to download. It will be available until next Saturday (4th July). Hard copies will be available from the pub tomorrow (Saturday 27th June). Any problems please contact Liz E or Carl W at lizedgeedge@btinternet.com.

Good luck

Liz E and Carl W

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Don’t forget to get your orders in by Thursday for food from the Sycamore and ice cream from Coldeaton to make your Wakes that extra bit special.

Lucy M

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If you would like a buttonhole for our ‘Lockdown Wakes Saturday’ this coming Saturday, 27 June, please order by 8pm Thursday. I’ll try to get red roses but please be flexible if they are a different colour this year. The buttonholes will be £3.50 and will be available for collection from outside the Sycamore Inn between 10-11am on Saturday.

Thanks, Delia. 390758 dee.pegg@btinternet.com

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Parwich Wakes 2020

All you need to know about Wakes this year…….

Any questions just email Lucy at lucywigley@googlemail.com

Lucy M

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A short clip of photo memories from Wakes old and new..

If you have any photos of Wakes you want to share for part 2 please take a screenshot of them (so they are a small file size) and email them to lucywigley@googlemail.com or Facebook messenger Lucy Maddocks

Thanks

Lucy M

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We have received the following information from Kirsty at the Sycamore…

😍🍺💃Parwich Wakes Day Menu Saturday 27th June 😍🍷💃
Not quite our usual Wakes day but let’s try our best to have a great day.

🍰Afternoon tea box £9

🥗Ploughman’s lunch box £9

🥩Roast topside off Beef Yorkshire pudding roast potatoes creamy mash and seasonal vegetables
Cauliflower cheese £8.50

🍗Roast Turkey breast ,pigs in Blankets roast potatoes, Stuffing creamy mash seasonal vegetables and cauliflower cheese £9

Collection will be between 10am and 3pm.

For this day we will need all pre-orders by Thursday night, no last minute orders will be taken

So please get yourselves organised and get your orders to us by phone or message us on Facebook.

Thanks Kirsty and Jane

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As I can’t practically attend with my bike full of yummy ice cream I thought I’d deliver to your doors instead. I will be delivering on the morning of Saturday 27th June, orders in by 6pm Thursday 25th June so you can still enjoy some yummy ice cream on Wakes Saturday.

Orders only via Facebook private message to JO BURROWS or the ice cream page COLDEATON JERSEY ICE CREAM or Jo’s mobile number to text 07792283438.

Deliveries are none contact, I will let you know an approx delivery time slot. I will leave the ice cream on the door step or agreed safe place.
I will knock on the door before leaving. I will need to know your address and any directions if difficult to find.

Payment is correct cash in a sealed named envelope on delivery (no change available) or bacs beforehand please.

Flavours/sizes:  

Just Jersey Gold -Plain
Strawberry Dream
Chocolate Indulgence
Mint Choc Chip
Raspberry Ripple
Caramel Fudge Swirl
Honeycomb
Chocolate Orange
Lemon Meringue
White Choc & Rasp Marble
Gingerbread
Salted Caramel
Strawberry Sorbetto – only 480ml (limited numbers)

Prices:
480ml tubs £5 or
(Current special offer, 3 for £13.50, 6 for £26)
2litre tub £15
4.5litre tub £30

Thank you
Jo B, Coldeaton Jersey Ice Cream

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As I can’t practically attend with my bike full of yummy ice cream I thought I’d deliver to your doors instead. I will be delivering on the morning of Saturday 27th June, orders in by 6pm Thursday 25th June so you can still enjoy some yummy ice cream on Wakes Saturday.

Orders only via Facebook private message to JO BURROWS or the ice cream page COLDEATON JERSEY ICE CREAM or Jo’s mobile number to text 07792283438.

Deliveries are none contact, I will let you know an approx delivery time slot. I will leave the ice cream on the door step or agreed safe place.
I will knock on the door before leaving. I will need to know your address and any directions if difficult to find.

Payment is correct cash in a sealed named envelope on delivery (no change available) or bacs beforehand please.

Flavours/sizes:

Just Jersey Gold -Plain
Strawberry Dream
Chocolate Indulgence
Mint Choc Chip
Raspberry Ripple
Caramel Fudge Swirl
Honeycomb
Chocolate Orange
Lemon Meringue
White Choc & Rasp Marble
Gingerbread
Salted Caramel
Strawberry Sorbetto – only 480ml (limited numbers)

Prices:
480ml tubs £5 or
(Current special offer, 3 for £13.50, 6 for £26)
2litre tub £15
4.5litre tub £30

Thank you
Jo B, Coldeaton Jersey Ice Cream

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