Hope Wakes Week

24th JUNE - 2nd JULY 2017
Wakes Weewakes week industrial revolutionk is the well dressing event in Hope. Originally a religious festival thought to date back to Pagan times, it became an important holiday time during the Industrial Revolution, when local industry would close for the week and the workers would enjoy the sun and a range of activities with their families and wider community, normally taking the train to the coast for at least part of that time.
Today there is no need to leave the Valley as all the fun you could want is right here.  With the annual scarecrow competition and wall to wall bunting brightening up the village, as well as a range of activities and events for the entire family, Cleethorpes' loss is our gain! 
Villagers and visitors alike can get together and enjoy coffee and cake, live music or browse the art or photography displays. Local arts, crafts and produce is also for sale.
hope wakes 1Gala day is the highlight of the week, with the coronation of the gala king and queen and the procession through the village, followed by an afternoon of fun and games on the sports field.
Bag a bargain at the car boot sale, or hunt for treasure the easy way in the car treasure hunt! Join in the boat race along the Noe or support the local school at their summer fete. Join in the pub quiz or enjoy a movie with friends. Round off the week with hot food and fireworks.


Saturday 24th June:    


Judging of best scarecrow, dressed house, and dressed shop


Family Fun afternoon


Hope Ceremony of Recollection walking tour


Murder Mystery “The Great British Bump-Off”


Sunday 25th June:       


Car boot sale


Wakes service in St Peter’s Church with crowning of Wakes Royalty


Pet Show in the afternoon


Blessing of the Wells procession


Monday 26th June:     


Games morning


Teddy Bears Picnic


Hope Ceremony of Recollection walking tour


Pub Quiz


Tuesday 27th June:


Games Morning


Tag Rugby match


Silver Band concert


Pub Quiz


Wednesday 28th June:


Games morning


Golden Age Sing-along


Hope Ceremony of Recollection walking tour


Hope Wakes Fell Race


Pub Quiz


Thursday 29th June:


Lantern Workshop


Six-a-side football competition


Sheffield Lydian Singers and Caccia Wind Quintet concert


Folk Night


Friday 30th June:


Primary School sports day


Hope Ceremony of Recollection walking tour


Car Treasure Hunt


Saturday 1st July:       


Carnival Day on the Sports Field with Fancy Dress, visiting Royalty and stalls


Carnival Procession


Children’s entertainment




Audio-visual show in the Church


Lantern Procession through the village


Fireworks on the field


Sunday 2nd July:


Car Boot sale


River Race


Throughout the week:  Licensed bar and hot food available at field events. Exhibitions in St Peter’s Church. Photo Quiz and best Wakes photo competition on Instagram.

Full details of all events in the Wakes Programme, on sale at Hope Spar. All proceeds from Wakes Week will go to the project to regenerate the Hope Children’s Playground.All enquiries to Hope Sports Club Secretary 01433 620665

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