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Parwich in The Times

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Yesterday’s March

Photos courtesy of Alex S

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Best Household Winners

YeeeeHaaaa! There’s a new sheriff in town! Or is it Kevin Costner in Dances with Wolves with his Native American beloved?!  Caroline G

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Wakes Fancy Dress

Thank you Lucy M for these, keep your photos coming in!

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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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Wet, Wet, Wet

I am not sure this counts as a good news story but many will remember this on 1 July 2014:

I have been looking at some old photos and I thought this might of interest!

John Fuller-Sessions.

 

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Tractor Run

Thanks to Alex S for these photos of Sunday’s tractor fun.

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Celebrate the end if another great Wakes Week with live music and dancing till late, provided by the Legion after the races on Friday. 

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What’s on Where – Wakes Friday
Day Time Event Location
Fri 5th 7pm Ball Race Pump Hill
Fri 5th 7.30pm Race Night Legion
Fri 5th 10pm Live Music Legion

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

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What’s on Where – Wakes Thursday
Day Time Event Location
Thu 4th 6.30pm Children’s Film Night
Mary Poppins Returns
Memorial Hall
Thu 4th 6.30pm film night Parents’ Crèche
also Tapas & Spanish wine for interval
Film at Memorial Hall

Tapas at Legion

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

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Hill Race Night

Just a few photos of some of the runners. Well done all those who took part. DSCI0003 (2)

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Wakes: Wednesday’s Events

What’s on Where – Wakes Wednesday
Day Time Event Location
Wed 3rd 4.30pm to 7pm Fish & Chip Van
tel. 0751 107 6249
The Green
Wed 3rd 6.30pm Strongman Competition
contact Kirsty at the Pub for details, tel. 01335 390212, or see the Sycamore Facebook page
inc. Live Music
Sycamore

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

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What’s on Where – Wakes Tuesday
Day Time Event Location
Tue 2nd 7pm
onwards
Annual Hill Races
Local Ladies Race – 7pm
Junior Hill Race – 7.30pm
Senior Hill Race – 8pm
start & finish
Sycamore

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

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Wakes at the Legion

 

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What’s on Where – Wakes Monday
Day Time Event Location
Mon 1st 12.45pm Village Lunch
White Fish & Parsley Sauce
Gateaux & Cream
contact Val K tel. 390458
Memorial Hall
Mon 1st 6.30pm Children’s Sports Nether Green

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

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Wakes Saturday

Thank you Gill R for these photos:

 

A few more photos from Richard T:

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The Invasion has Started

VDavid G recorded the start of the invasion of Parwich…..

We’re receiving more pictures of the invasion….

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Oddfellows Parade

Thank you to Richard T for these photos:

 

 

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What’s on Where – Wakes Sunday
Day Time Event Location
Sun 30th 11am Campsite Service Parsons Croft
Sun 30th 11.30am Ice Cream Van Parsons Croft
Sun 30th 12noon Fun & Games
with the Campers
Parsons Croft
Sun 30th 12noon
onwards
Tractor Run
gather at the Pub, before a country run with pub refreshment stop returning to the Sycamore for Pies etc
Sycamore
Sun 30th 2pm
onwards
Legion Open Legion
Sun 30th 6pm Treasure Hunt
Start on the Green
and finish at the Legion
start
The Green
Sun 30th 7.30pm Wakes BBQ Legion

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

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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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Wakes at the Legion

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Plants for sale at Church Farm, Creamery Lane, see verge at roadside gable and along back of house:

  • Kitchen garden plants
  • Wild flowers
  • Herbaceous plants
  • Climbers
  • Shrubs

If no one is about please put your money in the honesty box under the plank.

Proceeds are going to

  • Tue 25th to Fri 28th June – Horticultural Society Open Gardens Fund
  • Sat 29th June to Sun 7th July – Wakes, Carnival & Recreation Committee
  • Mon 8th July onwards – Friends of Pump Hill

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Cakes for Wakes

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Village Bonfire and Fireworks

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Date for your diary…Bonfire and Fireworks

The Parwich Carnival and Recreation Committee are excited to announce our annual bonfire and fireworks will take place on Monday 5th November on Parsons Croft from 7pm. The chip van will be there and we will be serving refreshments in the Pavilion.

More details, including where to take your wood for the bonfire will be announced soon.

See you there

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Thank you…

It’s the end of another very hot, sunny and successful Wakes. We hope you all enjoyed it as much as we did. We really want to keep these events going and we can’t do it without you so a big THANK YOU from the Carnival and Recreation Committee to everyone who helped out and joined in. Especially those who gave up so much of their spare time to keep everything going – you know who you are.

If you have any suggestions for next Wakes or a village event please get in touch with us at lucywigley@googlemail.com. We would also really like new members to join our small Committee so if you are interested just drop me an email or have a chat with one of the Committee members.

Here’s till next time…..

Carnival and Recreation Committee

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Hill Race Results

Thanks to Alice C for these results plus the link the Gary McCaffery’s photos which can be seen here

Ladies Race

Number Surname Initial Male or Female Position Time
190 Micklefield V Female 1 9:49
189 Wayne K Female 2 10:18
192 Pegg D Female 3 11:00
191 Harrison G Female 4 12:08

Senior Race

No. Surname Initial M or F Veteran Age Local Position Time
11 Beresford L Male N 35 N 1 19:00
6 Moore B Male N 39 N 2 20:30
3 Foreman B Male Y 59 N 3 20:52
8 Meakin B Male N 25 N 4 21:03
21 Fryer N Male N 34 N 5 21:11
12 Birkett J Male N 43 N 6 21:15
10 Mazenko M Male N 35 N 7 21:34
31 Lee D Female N 35 N 8 21:41
5 Conroy S Male Y 46 N 9 21:51
37 Wilmot P Male Y 50 N 10 21:55
18 Clayton C Male Y 47 N 11 22:01
27 Hampton J Male Y 45 N 12 22:12
17 Hutchings G Male Y 58 N 13 22:41
14 Curley A Male N 32 N 14 22:54
4 Bradbury R Male Y 47 N 15 23:01
9 Ditchfield C Male Y 49 N 16 23:37
33 Lynch A Male Y 53 N 17 24:02
15 Ingam S Male Y 46 Y 18 24:18
16 Millward S Male N 37 Y 19 24:27
32 Tomlinson M Male Y 48 N 20 24:34
38 Wilson L Female N 38 N 21 25:19
34 Sanders E Female Y 54 N 22 25:21
29 Sherratt J Female N 39 Y 23 25:51
7 Cundy A Female N 25 N 24 26:25
22 Batterham A Male Y 52 N 25 26:48
1 Marshall S Male Y 49 Y 26 27:13
39 Grocott G Female N 35 N 27 27:35
35 Hughes G Male Y 56 N 28 28:36
36 Carroll C Male N 42 N 29 29:19
28 Ingham T Female Y 45 Y 30 29:27
23 Maskery L Female Y 53 N 31 29:30
26 Tilsley K Female Y 47 N 32 29:40
40 Saxton R Male N 31 N 33 30:16
25 Eaton L Female Y 50 N 34 30:38
24 Brown G Female Y 46 N 35 30:39
13 Martin A Male Y 58 Y 36 30:51
19 Jones J Male Y 46 Y 37 31:33
30 Vince J Male Y 52 Y 38 32:27
2 Brett E Female N 19 Y 39 35:05
20 Saddler T Male Y 55 N 40 40:52

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Ball Race Winners

First place – Jim Rushton £75

Second place – Tom Edge £50

Third place – Milly’s Mob (aka Treasure Hunt Winners) £35

Fourth place – Val Kirkham £25

Fifth Place – Mark Lowndes £15

Thank you to everyone who bought balls and to Hotch for his excellent ball handling skills.

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Ball Race Tonight 8.15pm

Tonight’s ball race will now take place at 8.15pm.

See you there

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What’s on Where Wakes Friday
Day Time Event Location
Fri 6th doors open
8.30pm
Party Night with Live Music from
The Vipers
and also our own
DJ Funky Gibbon
(bar provided by the Legion)
Memorial Hall
Fri 6th 9pm
onwards
Chip Van Memorial Hall
car park

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

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Parwich Strongest Men and Women

A great night at the Sycamore Inn. The winner of the men’s was Danny Mycock from Waterhouses and the ladies winner was our very own super strong Rachel Cooper. Well done to everyone who took part. Thank you to Rod Kirkpatrick for the great photos you can see lots more on Midlands News and Stunning Views Facebook page

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We just don’t know… but every second counts.

It’s great to see so many people enjoying Wakes tonight, but please spare a thought for anyone requiring urgent assistance.
It was difficult for me to drive through the many parked cars tonight due to inconsiderate parking.
An ambulance would struggle and a fire engine could not get through.
This made me think tonight as I was due to join Sue responding for the ambulance service.
Please consider parking when publicising or arranging any large scale events.
Thank you
Helen P

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What’s on Where Wakes Thursday
Day Time Event Location
Thu 5th 6.30pm Children’s Film Night
Paddington 2
Memorial Hall
Thu 5th 8.15pm Ball Race Pump Hill

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

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Wakes Wednesday – Events

What’s on Where Wakes Wednesday
Day Time Event Location
Wed 4th 6.30pm Strongman & Strongwoman Competition
contact Kirsty tel. 01335 390 212 for details
Sycamore Inn

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

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Parwich 2018 Treasure Hunt Winners

Well done lads – Michael Edge, Andrew Wilton, Tim Rider and Stuart Millward. We look forward to doing your treasure hunt next year!

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Parwich Hill Races Tonight

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A few from tonights very sunny Childrens Sports….

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