The Wakes kick off in Burntwood!

13th june (1)

Looks like a great event!

Saturday, 13th June 2015 sees the first event of the revitalised Chase Wakes 2015 season: the plaque dedication of the SCAMP mining memorial at Sakey’s Corner is taking place in Burnwood, where there will be fun and games from 11am to 4pm.

Old mate of the blog Steve Lightfoot had this to say:

Hi Bob, old chap,

I was wondering you’d plug the Wakes events in Burntwood this year?

It’s a change from the old way of having it at the Rugby Club and getting it rained off, so the Burntwood Town Council put up cash to fund community groups to put on a range of family fun events across the whole summer. 

It starts this weekend Saturday 13th June with a celebration of SCAMP – the town’s mining memorial. The Chairman will dedicate a plaque with the names of the town’s miners, and there will be a brass band, and other free entertainment and stalls, etc. from 1145am, with the dedication happening at midday.

Peter Walker, the statue creator and the Burntwood Business Community have organised the event for the Wakes.

This is just the first in a series of events including a scarecrow competition, tug of war, Burntwood in Bloom and even a talent contest!


Go on – why not pop along? Burntwood is a great place to be and has lots going on. It’ll be a great event!


Come join in the fun!

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