Burntwood Wakes on this Saturday!

It’s back! Great to see the Burntwood Wakes Festival return!

Also running this Saturday, 1st July 2017 from 12-4pm is the annual Chase, or Burntwood Wakes festival at Burntwood Leisure Centre.

There will be food, activities for all ages, live bands, arena events, inflatables – all the usual fun stuff. It’s opened by Jason Jones, who was on The Voice, and there are shuttle buses from the local area. so why not get up there?

If you attend, why not send in some pictures?

Since Burntwood Town Council have made the program so hard to find on their bafflingly awful webshite, I include it in the gallery below – click any page to see a larger version. Did someone really get paid to produce that web presence?

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2 Responses to Burntwood Wakes on this Saturday!

  1. Blobby says:

    What does ‘wakes’ mean?

    • From the OED

      ‘an annual festival and holiday held in some parts of northern England, originally one held in a rural parish on the feast day of the patron saint of the church.
      “his workers absented themselves for the local wakes”


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