Oldham wakes

Poole, Robert (1983) Oldham wakes. In: Walton, John K. and Walvin, James, (eds.) Leisure in Britain 1780-1939. Manchester University Press, Manchester, UK, pp. 71-98. Full text not available from this repository.

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Abstract

The wakes holiday was in origin a religious festival, probably grafted on to earlier pagan observances by the early Christian missionaries. Taking place on the anniversary of the dedication day of a church, which was usually also the day of its patron saint, this essentially lower-class festival survived attacks by the puritans in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries to become part of the eighteenth century's flourishing calendar of customary leisure.

Item Type: Book Section
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 071900912X
Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Institute of the Arts > Humanities
Pre 2016 Departments: Faculty of Education, Arts and Business > Arts and Humanities
Depositing User: Insight Administrator
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2010 16:18
Last Modified: 16 Nov 2017 15:16
URI: http://insight.cumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/714

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