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Swan House offers the following:
- Bed and Breakfast
These can all be booked separately and directly from Swan House.
MARCH 2019 WAKE
Saturday 9th March 2019: tickets £18.00 each (Evening + meal).
After getting caught out by the Beast from the East in 2018 and being forced to postpone the Wake for a week, a considerable amount of thought was given to whether we should stick to holding the Wake early in the year or postpone until the latter stages of the year. A large number of e-mails were exchanged and the conclusion was …………… well, OK, there really wasn’t a conclusion that would appeal to all. Most people were happy to risk the early Wake again (after all, how many times have we been caught out in March?), so we have plumped for the following arrangement. Fingers crossed for “no more beasties” from East or North.
Location: Swan House (NZ 442 037)
Trenholme Bar, Northallerton, North Yorkshire DL6 3JY
(about 5 miles north of Osmotherley, just off the A19, see map)
Main Wake 19.30 for 20.00 (or earlier if we are all there and ready)
Fare: Choice of
- Soup – Leek and Potato
- Paté on toast
- Prawn Cocktail
- Beef Roast Dinner
- Chicken Roast Dinner
- Chicken Curry
- Vegetarian Lasagne
- Vegetarian Curry
- Chocolate Fudge Cake
- Vanilla Cheesecake
- Fresh Fruit Salad
When ordering tickets, please let us know your food options – or indeed any other special dietary requirements. Sadly, all tickets must be bought in advance, from
North Yorkshire YO7 2HL
Cheques should be made payable to New Lyke Wake Club.
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.
MARCH 2018 WAKE
This was held on Saturday 10th March, at Swan House Bed & Breakfast, Trenholme Bar, Northallerton. Here is a report of the evening, with photographs.
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.
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.