Tideswell Wakes Revisited

Tideswell Wakes Carnival Tideswells’ Wakes. Known locally as “Big Sat’dee” It will see the weeks festivities come to a close with a Carnival Procession where locals dress up using a variety of themes and raise money for charity.

People decorate floats and generally have a great time. Local Carnival Queens visit the Village as well as Brass and Marching bands. A lot of water will be squirted, and quite a bit of beer will be consumed.

Torchlight Procession

In the evening a “Torchlight procession” is held where the band lead revellers who all perform a simple Morris Dance through the streets for approximately 1 mile,

It’s Bloody fantastic. All comers are welcome to join in.

Tideswell is also renowned for having the best Well’s Dressing in the Whole Peak district.

The day is usually swelteringly hot or muggy and overcast, whatever the weather, no one can dampen the spirits of Tidza folk. Get yourself along to Tideswell in the Peak district on The last Saturday of June.

Here are a few Photos from this years wakes carnival.

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