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NEW LYKE WAKE CLUB

WAKES

MARCH 2018 WAKE

Due to the severe weather (aka the Beast from the East), the Wake planned for Saturday 3rd March was postponed to the following Saturday, 10th March. Despite the late change of date, about two dozen people came, including a couple from America. By all accounts it was an engaging and spirited evening, enjoyed by all. A full report will follow.

THE ANNUAL WAKE

An Annual Wake is held. Persons attending a Wake are expected to dress with appropriate funereal solemnity. Neckbands, black for Master or Mistress; purple for Doctor are worn. Degrees may be conferred, after inquisition, on candidates who comply with the following: -

Master, or Mistress of Misery. Complete three crossings, one in the reverse direction.

Doctor of Dolefulness. Complete four more crossings. The total seven crossings to include an unsupported crossing and a winter crossing (between 1st December and 29th February). Also to present a Doctoral Thesis on a learned and relevant subject.

Past Master, or Past Mistress. Complete fifteen crossings and perform services to the club recognised as exceptional by the Council.

APRIL 2017 WAKE

This was held on Saturday 1st April, at Swan House Bed & Breakfast, Trenholme Bar, Northallerton. Here is a gallery of photographs taken that evening.

APRIL 2016 WAKE

This was held on Saturday 16th April, at Swan House Bed & Breakfast, Trenholme Bar, Northallerton. Here is a gallery of photographs taken that evening.

MARCH 2015 WAKE

This was held on Saturday 28th March, at Swan House Bed & Breakfast, Trenholme Bar, Northallerton. Here is a gallery of photographs taken that evening.

APRIL 2014 WAKE

This was held on Saturday 5th April, at Swan House Bed & Breakfast, Trenholme Bar, Northallerton. Here is a gallery of photographs taken that evening.

MAY 2013 WAKE

This was held on Saturday 11th May 2013, at Swan House Bed & Breakfast, Trenholme Bar, Northallerton. Here is a gallery of photographs taken that evening.

MAY 2012 WAKE

Saturday 12th May saw the first Wake this year which was held at a new venue for us, Swan House, which is just off the A19 about 5 miles north of Osmotherley. This change of venue was occasioned because the Lord Stones Café is in the process of being sold by John Simpson, who set it up back goodness how long ago.

A fuller report is here, or go directly to a gallery of photographs taken that evening.


At wakes the dress code ( optional – but great fun if people ‘act the part’ ) will be traditional Lyke Wake ‘mourning’, funeral gear, witches robes or similar. A good old Lyke Wake evening of gloom will be a certainty, well perhaps not. People are most welcome to sing on these occasions – so long as a “morbid” time is had by all.

Other pages have reports of the May 2006, May 2007, May 2009, October 2009 and May 2010 Wakes.


Last update: 11th March 2018

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