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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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Following a request from the carnival committee, the Parwich Oddfellow committee members have decided to parade the Oddfellow banner on Wakes Saturday, through the village, following behind the band music at 3pm. They will follow the normal Oddfellows walk route.

It would be appreciated if you could support them from the safety of your garden as they pass through the village.

Thank you from the Parwich Oddfellow committee.

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Oddfellow Birthday Celebration

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Pie, Peas & Disco Evening for RNLI

The Oddfelllows would like to say….

A huge thank you to everyone who helped with and supported the Pie, Peas and Disco night to raise money for RNLI.

An amazing £760 was raised!

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UPDATE: The pies have been ordered for tomorrow, but if anyone would like to join us for the Disco only, it will be £5 on the door from 8.30 pm onwards. All ticket money will go to the RNLI.

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Pie, Peas and Disco!

For those who are interested in attending next Saturday’s ‘Pie, Peas and Disco’ event in aid of the RNLI, we would like to remind you that in order to finalise numbers we do require that you LET BILL KNOW BEFORE close of play on MONDAY 7th OCTOBER.

The Hall will be open at 7.30 pm, with food at 8.00 pm.

If you get to the Hall before 8 pm you will be entered in a free prize draw!

 

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For those who are interested in attending next Saturday’s ‘Pie, Peas and Disco’ event in aid of the RNLI, we would like to remind you that in order to finalise numbers we do require that you LET BILL KNOW BEFORE close of play on MONDAY 7th OCTOBER.

The Hall will be open at 7.30 pm, with food at 8.00 pm.

If you ge tto the Hall before 8 pm you will be entered in a free prize draw!

 

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Pie, Peas and Disco!

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Pie, Peas and Disco!

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Oddfellows’ Funday

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Oddfellows’ Funday

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Odd Fellows’ Buttonholes

🌹Oddfellows 🌹

If you would like a red rose buttonhole for the parade at Hartington on Saturday 7th September, please order by 8pm on Thursday. Buttonholes priced at £3.50, will be available for collection from the Legion at Hartington on the morning of the parade.

Thank you, Delia.   390758 / 07773 487882 / dee.pegg@btinternet.com

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Pie, Peas and Disco!

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🌹Oddfellows 🌹

If you would like a red rose buttonhole for the parade at Hartington on Saturday 7th September, please order by 8pm on Thursday. Buttonholes priced at £3.50, will be available for collection from the Legion at Hartington on the morning of the parade.

Thank you, Delia.   390758 / 07773 487882 / dee.pegg@btinternet.com

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Oddfellows’ Funday

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Oddfellows Parade

Thank you to Richard T for these photos:

 

 

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What’s on Where – Wakes Saturday
Day Time Event Location
Sat 29th St Peter’s Day
Sat 29th 9.45am Oddfellows’ Procession starts Sycamore Inn
Sat 29th 10am to 2pm Wakes Village Market
(click here re booking a stall)
The Green
Sat 29th 11am Oddfellows’ Service Parwich Church
Sat 29th 12.30pm
onwards
Ladies Lunch
(children and even gents welcome, contact Kirsty tel 01335 390212 to book a table)
Sycamore
Sat 29th open
12.30pm
Wakes @ the Legion
Cobs & Drinks promos – 12.30pm
Oddfellows pre-dinner drinks – 1pm
Chill Out Zone – 8pm
Legion
Sat 29th 1.15pm Oddfellows’ Dinner Memorial Hall
Sat 29th 2-4pm Face Painting by Tiger Cheeks
(our own Lucy B)
The Green
Sat 29th 5.30pm Ice Cream Van The Green
Sat 29th 6pm Carnival Parade
assembles
School
Sat 29th 6.15pm Grand Carnival Fancy Dress Procession
circles village with judging on the Green
The Green
Sat 29th approx
6.30pm
Fun Fair Sycamore Green
Sat 29th 7.30pm Hog Roast & live music The Green

Click here to see the Wakes Programme; also look out for event photos and reports here on the Blog.

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Buttonholes

 Oddfellows 🌹

If you would like a red rose buttonhole for the parade on carnival day and have not yet ordered, please do so by 8pm on Thursday. Buttonholes, priced at £3.50 will be available for collection from outside the Sycamore Inn on the morning of the parade.

Thank you, Delia  390758 / 0777 3487882 / dee.pegg@btinternet.com

 

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Oddfellows’ Bowls Day

There are still a few places available for this Saturday. The bus leaves The Green at 10.30 am – please contact Bill if you are interested in going.

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Thank you to John Fuller-Sessions for this selection of pictures from today’s 10th anniversary St George’s Day parade.

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Buttonholes

Oddfellows 🌹

If you would like a red rose buttonhole for the St. George’s Day parade on Sunday, please order by 8pm on Friday. Buttonholes, priced at £3.50 will be available for collection from the Legion on the morning of the parade.

Thank you, Delia  390758 / 0777 3487882 / dee.pegg@btinternet.com

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The Abersoch branch of the RNLI has now been presented with the money raised from the Leatherbritches and Oddfellows Table Top Sale – please see below for some pictures of the handover and the lifeboat station.

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A night at the races…

Update: So far over 20 people have signed up for this event but there a still a few places left!
If you are interested please contact Shaun Marshall as per the details at the bottom of the poster.

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Oddfellows Table Top Sale

UPDATE – as of 12/10/18 the new total raised is £860!

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There has been a good response so far and  the deadline for registering interest has been extended to the end of this week….

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A night at the races…

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A night at the races…

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🌹 Oddfellows 🌹
If you would like a red rose buttonhole for the parade at Hartington on Saturday 8 September, please order by 9pm on Thursday. Buttonholes, priced at £3.50 will be available for collection from the legion at Hartington on the morning of the parade.

Thankyou, Delia. 390758 / 07773 487882 / dee.pegg@btinternet.com

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Buttonholes

🌹 Oddfellows 🌹
If you would like a red rose buttonhole for the parade at Hartington on Saturday 8 September, please order by 9pm on Thursday. Buttonholes, priced at £3.50 will be available for collection from the legion at Hartington on the morning of the parade.

Thankyou, Delia. 390758 / 07773 487882 / dee.pegg@btinternet.com

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If any Parwich Oddfellows want to support the Hartington Parade and Dinner on Saturday 8th September there are five places available. If interested contact Mick Edge on tel. 416.

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