2020 - a Virtual Scuttlebrook?

Judith Marsh & Mary Fielding

It will be a different Scuttlebrook Wake this year – no children’s races in the High Street, no crowds to watch the procession and the decorated lorries, no fair, no candy floss and toffee apples, no shrieks of fear and delight on being swung high in the air. But we are being encouraged to dress up and participate virtually – a new experience!  Find out more (re-directs you to an external website)

In the CCHS Archives we hold many recollections of past Scuttlebrook Wakes: we have the programmes, going back to the first one after WWII, we have photographs and we have recorded memories (see below).

We also have our booklet ‘Campden Customs’, written by Tess Taylor and Diane Smith, which tells in brief the history of Dover’ Games, Scuttlebrook Wake, Maypole dancing, the Mummers and the Morris Men. It costs just £2 from CCHS + 75p p&p and can be ordered on our Publications page

For more photographs of Scuttlebrook’s Fancy Dress entrants and the Scuttlebrook Queen and her Attendants go to the Members’ Section (Log in required).

Also on the Members’ Section – an interview with Jimmy Hatwell

Listen to some memories of Scuttlebrook

The recording features Susan Stanley, Jean Wardle, Dorothy Stanley, Don Ellis and Nan McGrale.



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