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Welcome to Scuttlebrook Wake

Wake is a name derived from Cattlebrook, a stream that ran through Leysbourne in the northern end of the town . It’s history is interwoven with that of Campden’s Whit week celebrations, when Whit Monday fetes were held incorporating both fancy dress parades, & crowning of their May Queens. (I read that one Queen was not a local lass but brought in from Gloucester!) There followed dancing & revelry. 

Club Days were commemorated on Thursday & Fridays & the Wake on the Saturday.  The Evesham Journal of 1948 quotes that the Wake is more than three centuries old. Mr Reg. Smith, the then Chairman of the Wake, committee went on to say that it used to be the climax of three days of sport which Dover’s meeting held in Whit week.