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HOMEPAGE for all of Phil and Molly's Pics50c. The Wasdale Headbangers Annual Reunion

Some may say Wasdale Head Bangers Reunion!

2019 (49th), and 2020 for 50th Annual Reunion

Link for 2nd edition of a pdf file version (March 2020)

Walks in the English Lake District, Cumbria (ex Cumberland, Westmorland and North Lancashire)

 Lake District & North-West Index   See also

50a Wasdale (a) Views of Wasdale, Cumbria, Wast Water, Wasdale Head and other features

50b. Wasdale (b) A Wasdale walk from Greendale over Seatallan and Buckbarrow

50d. Walking in Miterdale and the Bower House Inn, Eskdale

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The Wasdale Headbangers are a group of 'young men' who have met every year in January and February to 'celebrate' their Lake District exploits and friendship originating from camping, walking and climbing, originating in the 1960s.

The six original Wasdale Head Bangers were Barry, Ken, Mike, Pete, Shaun (aka Phil) and Bill, but many others derived from friends and family have joined the reunion over the years.

The first Wasdale Head Bangers reunion was in 1971, in 2019 we celebrated our 49th reunion and we have now reached the 50th reunion in 2020!

There is a technical dispute as to whether 2020 is the 49th or 50th reunion year, who cares?! We can do the same next year in 2021 to make sure!

The photographs illustrate our yearly meeting in the Wasdale Head Inn and the landscape setting of Wasdale where many walks have been undertaken, both past and present and a few, we hope, in the future, even beyond 2020? Any images and captions from past and present are welcome!

40th reunion video https://www.flickr.com/photos/avondrow/4416410015


Please read these IMPORTANT NOTES for all patrons!

1. Happy to receive any images plus caption details of anything anybody did for the 50th reunion of the Wasdale Headbangers in 2020.

2. Any digitised archive images from past reunions? e.g. people, location, year etc. from pub or walk.

3. PLEASE tell me if any caption name is wrong on this page or anyone misspelt!

4. I'm happy to add any comment or detail to the picture captions I've done so far.

5. If you want a copy of the original image then just email me the number [1 to 9] chem55555@hotmail.com

6. If you want a copy of any other image, just right click on image for details of the jpg number and email details.


The Wasdale Headbangers Annual Reunion 'Coat of Arms'!

Pictures of the 50th reunion of the Wasdale Head Bangers in 2020 will be added to this page.


The 50th Reunion Anniversary of the Wasdale Head Bangers in February 22nd-23rd 2020

The new Wasdale Headbangers 50th annual reunion sweatshirt!

 

The Bridge Inn, Santon Bridge

The Bridge Inn, Santon Bridge, February 2020

The 50th Wasdale Head Bangers annual reunion, Wasdale Head Inn, Cumbria, England

A startled Peter rabbit caught on his mobile phone!

The 50th Wasdale Head Bangers annual reunion, Wasdale Head Inn, Cumbria, England

Mike is thinking "Why am I here?"

The 50th Wasdale Head Bangers annual reunion, Wasdale Head Inn, Cumbria, England

Its that pesky photographer Shaun again!

For many of the 'participants', The Wasdale Head Bangers reunion weekend often starts on a Friday night in The Bridge Inn at Santon Bridge.

 

The 50th Wasdale Head Bangers annual reunion, Wasdale Head Inn, Cumbria, England

The weather wasn't too bad for the 50th Reunion Wasdale Head Bangers in 2020.

(Apart from 50-60 mph gusts of wind above 2000 ft on Saturday!)

Ben Carman, Les Seed, Aaron Carman and Sam Carman ascending from Wasdale to Sty Head.

 

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On the Saturday, Tom & Co. had turned back at Sty Head.

However, on the same day, Richard Gahan in the blue jacket, Gary Wilde in red and Rick Nuttall in black, walked from Sty Head to a 'crispy' Great End and back down to Wasdale Head.

Richard Gahan is a Scout Leader with the 7th Ramsbottom (Greenmount) Scout Group.

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To contrast matters! A very 'strenuous walk' and lunch in Miterdale! Followed by much needed refreshment in the Bower House Inn

Mike, Pete, Shaun, Duncan, Dave, Jay in any order! (Shaun, as ever, was behind the camera!)

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Walking in Miterdale, Cumbria, England


Saturday Evening's Festivities in the Wasdale Head Inn in 2020

The 50th Wasdale Head Bangers annual reunion, Wasdale Head Inn, Cumbria, England

BUT first, a blast from the past - Mike, Pete, Ken, ?, Barry Clarke, Chris Wood, Shaun, Terry Clarke (circa 1976?)

and so to Saturday night, Wasdale Head Bangers reunion February 2020

Wasdale Headbangers Annual Reunion At the end of the evening a beer mug comes around and we all contribute a charitable donation!

This year it came to 230, and Pete reckons we have contributed from 2007 to 2020 1730 to the very important Air Ambulance & Wasdale Mountain Rescue - I'm glad to say, over the years, we haven't need them! (yet!)


The Portrait Gallery!

Unfortunately, Barry Hill could not attend our 50th reunion due to a broken leg!

However, Barry is 'captured' on the right with Pete at the 49th reunion - he was there in spirit.

The 50th Wasdale Head Bangers annual reunion, Wasdale Head Inn, Cumbria, England

[1] Jay, Dave, Sam, Aaron and Ben Carmen (50th Reunion Wasdale Head Bangers)

 

The 50th Wasdale Head Bangers annual reunion, Wasdale Head Inn, Cumbria, England

 [2] (front 3 +3 left to right) Rick Nuttall, Gary Wilde, Rick Gahan, Barry Jones, Barry Jones, Paul Crichley, Pete Crichley (50th Reunion Wasdale Head Bangers)

 

The 50th Wasdale Head Bangers annual reunion, Wasdale Head Inn, Cumbria, England

[3 and 4] Les Seed and John Booth, and then remembered John Taylor! (JT ) (50th Reunion Wasdale Head Bangers)

The 50th Wasdale Head Bangers annual reunion, Wasdale Head Inn, Cumbria, England

 

The 50th Wasdale Head Bangers annual reunion, Wasdale Head Inn, Cumbria, England

[5] Tom, Ken, Tony, Jed Griffin (50th Reunion Wasdale Head Bangers)

 

The 50th Wasdale Head Bangers annual reunion, Wasdale Head Inn, Cumbria, England

[6] Mike, Pete and Duncan (50th Reunion Wasdale Head Bangers)

 

The 50th Wasdale Head Bangers annual reunion, Wasdale Head Inn, Cumbria, England

[7] Mike Woodend, Pete Armstrong, David Healey, Stephen Crompton (50th Reunion Wasdale Head Bangers)

 

The 50th Wasdale Head Bangers annual reunion, Wasdale Head Inn, Cumbria, England

[8] THE CF MOTT LOT - Andrew Clarke, Chris Floyd (Bear), Nigel Metcalfe, Joy, Duncan Wright (50th Reunion Wasdale Head Bangers)

 

The 50th Wasdale Head Bangers annual reunion, Wasdale Head Inn, Cumbria, England

[9] Phil (Tom) and Ken (KG) (50th Reunion Wasdale Head Bangers)

 

The 50th Wasdale Head Bangers annual reunion, Wasdale Head Inn, Cumbria, England A donkey plus blow-up Zimmer frame!

 

The 50th Wasdale Head Bangers annual reunion, Wasdale Head Inn, Cumbria, England

The 50th Reunion Wasdale Head Bangers birthday cake! (~11 pm Saturday night)

A GREAT TIME, as ever, WAS HAD BY ALL, with Pete as ever leading the singing!

 

Wasdale Head Bangers 50th Annual Reunion February 2020 The cake ~2pm Sunday afternoon!

 

Sunday- most people had left, but weather had improved and Shaun and Duncan walked up to Sty Head Tarn

  stretcher box at Sty Head at the very head of upper Wasdale walk from upper Wasdale Head to Sty Head Tarn stunning views

Its that Sty Head stretcher box photo-shoot again!

Sty Head Tarn in winter walk from upper Wasdale Head to Sty Head Tarn stunning views

Tom and Co. went up to Sty Head on the Saturday (picture please Tom), but quite rightly, turned back due to bad weather, particularly high winds - gusts of 50-60 mph.

On the Sunday Duncan and Shaun went up to Sty Head in much better weather as you can see below! However, we turned back too and returned for cake and other snacks while watching England beat Ireland in the Six Nations Rugby!

walk from upper Wasdale Head to Sty Head Tarn stunning views

A portrait of Duncan and lichen!


The Wasdale Headbangers have their annual reunion in the beautiful setting of Wasdale, but mainly in the Wasdale Head Inn!

Wasdale Headbangers Annual Reunion, Cumbria, England

The beautiful landscape of Wasdale - Yewbarrow, Wast Water and Great Gable in the distance. (2019)

Outside of, and apart from, Ritson's Bar, the glorious setting of the Wasdale Headbangers annual reunion!

 

Wasdale Headbangers Annual Reunion, Wasdale Head Inn, Cumbria, England

The Wasdale Head Inn (GCHQ!) below Yewbarrow

 

Wasdale Headbangers Annual Reunion, Cumbria, England

Middle Fell with Ken and Ben Greenall - the mountain men! (2019, 49th Wasdale Headbangers Reunion)

Wasdale Headbangers Annual Reunion, Cumbria, England Shaun (aka Phil) on Seatallan (2019)

 

Wasdale Headbangers Annual Reunion, Cumbria, England

(Ben or Ken?) Time to be heading back to the Wasdale Head Inn!!!! (Wasdale Headbangers Reunion)

 

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The Wasdale Head Inn - the Wasdale Headbangers Annual Reunion location, in particular Ritson's Bar!!

On the bottom right, the rather twee mezzanine was once the floor of a 'flea-bitten' room we first stayed in back in the early 1970s.

These days most of us stay in B&B and self-catering holiday cottages, but Duncan still camped in 2019 - brave man!

Wasdale, Cumbria, England 49th Wasdale Headbangers Annual Reunion

Scene from the 49th reunion of the 49th Wasdale Headbangers Reunion.

 

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The 49th Wasdale Headbangers Reunion: Duncan Wright, Chris Wood, Nigel and Joy

 

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Pete Osborn and Barry Hill at the 49th Wasdale Headbangers Reunion.

 

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The 49th Wasdale Headbangers Reunion: John Booth + Tom (Mike's son-in-law) and Ben.

 

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The 49th Wasdale Headbangers Reunion

 

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Mike Woodend and Ken AND Mike and Chris Wood at the 49th Wasdale Headbangers Annual Reunion

 

Pete and Shaun Wasdale Headbangers Annual Reunion

Pete and Shaun (aka Phil in another life!) at the 49th Wasdale Headbangers Annual Reunion.

 


More pictures from the archives prior to the 50th Wasdale Headbangers Reunion in 2020

Wasdale Headbangers Reunion

Duncan's own photograph of Duncan's tent, a 'moody' Wasdale Head, 2019 (Wasdale Headbangers Reunion)

 

Wasdale Headbangers Reunion

Dave Carmen, Pete, Mike, Barry Hill and Barry Jones above, Sty Head in 2012 (Wasdale Headbangers Reunion)

 

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Mike (and cake) and Ken (and helmet) at the 40th Wasdale Headbangers reunion in 2010

 

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Barry, Pete, Mike and Dave Carmen (taken the last year Tony came?), location? year? (circa 2017? Bridge in Eskdale, Wasdale Headbangers Reunion)

 

Wasdale Headbangers Reunion

Mike, Pete, Duncan, Barry and John Booth (ice-cream in Boot, 2019, Wasdale Headbangers Reunion)


A Lake District National Park Index

2a. Grasmere to Easedale Tarn Walk

2b. Grasmere Village, St Oswald's Church and Dove Cottage

2c. Circular walk high up on hills above around Easedale Tarn including Helm Crag and Sergeant Man

3. Walking around Kentmere and refreshment in Staveley

4a. Ambleside - Wansfell Pike - Troutbeck Circular Walk (Part 1, see below)

4b. Troutbeck Village, Jesus Church, Town End, and walk back to Ambleside (Part 2)

6. Borrowdale - Walla Crag - Derwent Water - Keswick Walk, Lake District

7a. Walking around Buttermere, Lake District * 7b. Autumn Scenes around Buttermere

11. Borrowdale Circular Walk: Seatoller - Rosthwaite - Castle Crag, Lake District

12. A late Autumn walk up Cat Bells, Lake District

14. Windermere, Bowness-on-Windermere & Blackwell House, Lake District

15. Walking around Rydal Water and Grasmere Lake and the Coffin Walk, Lake District

16. Walking in Great Langdale Valley and climbing all the Langdale Pikes, Lake District National Park

17. Climbing Coniston Old Man, Lake District

19. A Circular Walk Around Loughrigg Fell, Loughrigg Tarn and Rydal Hall

20. Skelwith Bridge, Colwith and Elterwater Circular Walks, Lake District

21. Views from Orrest Head, Windermere, Lake District and walking to Troutbeck from Windermere

23. Walking by Windermere and a circular walk from Far Sawrey via Moss Eccles Tarn

31. Brathay Church, Holy Trinity Church

32. Walking around Tarn Hows, Lake District

33. Brantwood House, John Ruskin's House, Coniston, Cumbria

34. The Village of Hawkshead, Parish Church, Cumbria

38. Climbing Scafell Pike from Seathwaite in the Lake District

40. Circular walk from Keswick via the Latrigg viewpoint (includes part of Keswick Railway walk)

41. Circular Walking over Loughrigg Fell from Clappergate and Brathay

42. A 'Railway' walk from Keswick to Threlkeld and the Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum (got the bus back!)

44. Walking from Genridding, Patterdale and Ullswater

46. A climb up Helvellyn from Thirlmere reservoir

50a Wasdale (a) Views of Wasdale, Cumbria, Wast Water, Wasdale Head and other features

50b. Wasdale (b) A Wasdale walk from Greendale over Seatallan and Buckbarrow

50c. Wasdale (c) The Wasdale Headbangers 50th reunion

50d. Walking in Miterdale and the Bower House Inn, Eskdale

51. St Mary's Church and Gosforth Cross in the Cumbrian Village of Gosforth

53. Climbing Skiddaw from Millbeck, Cumbria



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