Wakes 2016 – 70 Years

May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments | Filed under: 2016, June 2016

As you may have seen we are really gearing up now to make the 70th year of Tideswell Wakes one to remember.Wakes is such an important part of the village calendar and we want to involve everyone. Please help us to do this by showing your support in any way you can.Grand Wakes Raffle – £2.00 per book from Peaches, Kays H&Ds or The Star. Great prizes to be won. (See the website for full details www.tideswellwakes.info) Car stickers – Display them with pride! Tell everyone that you love Tidza Wakes.

Ask any committee member or available from 18th June on wakes stall.House/ Street Decoration Get thinking about your House and Street decoration ideas and carnival costumes!. Our theme this year is Red White & Blue, you can either join us or of course do your own theme.Lets make 2016 a year to remember and celebrate the past 70 years!!(and don’t forget … WE LOVE TIDZA WAKES!!)

We’re really hoping many of you have already caught the Tidza Wakes 70th Anniversary ‘bug’ and are planning house or street decorations, fancy dress costume or the theme of your float for the Carnival Parade!As with everything that the Wakes Committee is organising, our main aim is to make it enjoyable and fun but also safe for everyone involved or spectating, particularly at the highlight of Wakes Week: the Carnival Parade on Saturday 25th June which relies on brightly decorated floats, fancy dress costumes, musical accompaniment and Bands to give it the WOW factor.We need everyone who wishes to enter a float in the Parade to register with us before 5pm on Friday 24th June.To register your float, simply go to the Wakes Stall during the week, see Andrew or see any Committee member before 5pm on Friday 24th June.Please note: We are not able to insure vehicle/float owners against a motor accident that occurs during the Parade. Whilst we agree that a motor accident is an unlikely event and our insurance will cover all other types of accidents or damage, we will need you to contact your vehicle insurer and inform them that you intend to use the vehicle as a float, to ensure you have the correct cover on Saturday 25th June.

If you intend to enter a Cab into the Parade you also need to register with us by 5pm on 24th. Cab drivers please note: Under no circumstances will it be acceptable for people to sit or stand on the outside of your Cab during the Parade. Any Cabs failing to comply may be asked to leave the Parade.

The following road closures have been approved Derbyshire Dales District Council: Saturday 18th June 20162:45pm-3:45 pm Centre of Tideswell for the Blessing of the Wells9:45pm –10:45pm Torchlight Procession route from The George down to the Horse and Jockey and on to The StarMonday 20th June 20167:00pm – 8:00pm Inter Inns Run route from The Star up towards The Anchor and then down Conjoint Lane and Church Lane to the Red Lion before returning along the same route finishing at The Horse and JockeySaturday 25th June 20168:00am – 6:00pm Street Market in the Pot Market2:45-4:45pm Carnival Parade affecting all main routes through Tideswell9:45-10:45 Torchlight Procession route from Wheston Bank down to the Horse and Jockey and then back up through the Village to the Funfair.

As you know, Wakes Week just couldn’t happen without a team of willing and reliable volunteers who help us put on enjoyable, fun, but above all safe events. Volunteer marshals are required for all main events as we usually need a minimum of 12 to 15 marshals. Marshals are generally only required for a maximum of two hours at a time. Due to the nature of the role, we usually only accept people aged 18 years or over, but if you are nearly 18 years of age and wish to volunteer, please speak to a member of the Committee. If you are willing to put your name forward as a marshal for one or more Wakes Week events, please contact Jo Bothamley by 3rd June at jobot79@icloud.com or phone/text on 07730 043646.

Don’t forget to buy your Wakes 70th Anniversary Programme; they will be on sale from early June at the bargain price of just £2.00.Thank you to the Living History Group for using some of last year’s Wakes photos as their latest display in the phone box; if you haven’t already seen it go and have a look and see if you can spot yourself!And finally on behalf of the Tideswell Wakes Festivities Committee we wish you all a very Happy  Wakes

Andrew Turner

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