Wakes Week 2011


Our Wakes Week was blessed with glorious weather throughout the whole week starting Sunday morning with the Village Jumble Trail where 29 stalls were dotted around the village for the many visitors to buy lots of bargains.  Thanks go to Terri and Angie Woolley and helpers for serving refreshments in the Village Hall.  Throughout the village there was an array of Disney Scarecrows, with Pinocchio, constructed by the Wilson family, the winning entry whose nose seemed to stretch the whole of Maddock Lake.


The Strong Man Competition had eight burly muscle men competing for the coveted trophy, keeping the crowds entertained with their prowess.  Andy Fletcher was this year’s strongest man, with Mark Allcock our village Strong Man winner. Many thanks go to Jo Wragg and Carl Allsop for organising this event.


Sunday evening continued with our retiring Carnival Queen Meredith Wilkinson crowning our new Carnival Queen – Louise Mather along with Rosebuds Tasha Wilkins and Esther Pickford, at the well attended Open Air Service led by David Truby.  This was followed with a concert by Brassington Middleton and Wirksworth Brass Band.

Monday evening started with the Children’s Sports held down Middle Lane where the children and adults joined in having great fun with the different races organised by Sue Gowdy, Bee Lucas and helpers.  This was followed back at the Village Hall with the Bingo night and we thank the ‘Thursday Nighters’ for organising this.

Tuesday evening saw over thirty cars driving around the wonderful Derbyshire countryside on the annual Car Treasure Hunt.  We thank the Wilson family from Carsington for organising this which was won by the Rippon and Ferry families.

Wednesday evening started with the Children’s Bingo organised by Jan Mead and Hayley Wilkinson and followed with the Whist Drive led by MC John Bradbury.  The winning lady was Val Allcock and winning gent Olive Grindey.  Thank you to Wendy Slater for the scrumptious home made cakes served at the interval.

Thursday evening started with the Boules Knockout and BBQ organised at the Gate by Jan Mead.  Thank you to our chef Tony Cachart for serving the BBQ all evening.  The children’s boules winners were Jamie Everest, Freya Toulson and A J Smart, and the adults winning team Bill Fargent, Roy Smith and Richard Wilson.  This was followed with the annual Fell Race organised by Martin Dowson and helpers which saw a record 64 runners setting off for the gruelling 4.5 miles over Carsington Pastures.  Joel Stevens of Wirksworth Running Club (28.29 min) was this year’s winner

Friday evening saw the village hall packed for the quiz night organised by Simon Clough, Betty and Roger Allen and won by Norah, Phil and Daphne Heathcote.

Saturday Carnival Day saw a parade of Disney carnival floats, horses and walking fancy dress led by the Carnival Queen, meeting at Greenway and processing through the village onto Middle Lane, which we thank Pat Horrocks for organising this.  The wining float was Brassington Playschool’s Jungle Book; the mounted winners were Rebecca Murfin and Jacob Allsop with Bob from 101 Dalmatians; Under 7’s Matthew Barret – Carz; 7-12 Kirsty Holmes – Pirates of the Caribbean; 12-18 Hannah Taft – Bee Movie; Adults Jenny Jack - Woody from Toy Story.  The day continued down Middle Lane with everyone gathering for a shared picnic, bar-b-que and games of cricket, rounders etc. with dancing to the live music played all evening and ending with the burning of the Wicker Man.  Thanks go to Nick Hutty for organising this special evening and to Bee Lucas and Phil Buckley for hosting the event on their wonderful location down Middle Lane.

Our Wakes Week ended on Sunday with the friendly football match – Brasson FC v Brasson Golden Oldies  followed with the children skilfully playing the winning team.

The Wakes Week Committee would like to say a BIG THANK YOU to everyone for their help and wonderful support throughout an action packed weeks events where a staggering £1,100.00 + was raised for BVH funds.