Wakes Week 2010 was a great success by all accounts. The weather was wonderful throughout and the atmosphere so relaxed and friendly as everyone enjoyed strolled about in the warmth – no worries about brollies or wishing one had brought another layer.
Every year there is a huge range of events throughout the week, starting with the Oddfellows procession: the fancy dress carnival, the very popular Hill Race – which attracts many from outside running clubs to the adults section, while in the children’s section very many local children took part, some as young as five or six, children’s sports, treasure hunt, Strong Man of Parwich contest with all the contestants seriously strong, heaving barrels loaded with gravel and tractor tyres and so on.
A new event this year was a Nostalgia Night in the new Memorial Hall, where there were photographs from past Wakes Weeks, and a historic video made from old cine films dating as far back at the early 1950s. There were howls of delight and occasionally amused embarrassment as many people present recognised themselves or members of their families taking part in Wakes Week over fifty years ago. That sense of continuity and really belonging somewhere is priceless and increasingly rare these days.
We have recently as a business joined Friends of the Peak. This charity is run and managed by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and its aim is to safeguard the landscapes of Britain’s first and most beautiful national park. They challenge and campaign against developments that threaten the Peak District’s beauty and tranquillity.They […]
Tom’s Barn and Douglas’s Barn have been closed this week for a complete repaint and spring clean. The painters have already completed Douglas’s Barn and Janet and Louise have worked their magic to get it all spruced up and ready for business again. Tom’s Barn will be open again next Friday and Douglas’s is available […]
Happy new year to everyone, hoping it is going to be a good one! We have nearly completed our 1st year here at Tom’s Barn and Douglas’s Barn and what a great year it has been. Met some lovely people, lovely well behaved dogs and a few beautiful babies. Looking forward to the coming year […]