Wean 2019 will be another great fun day. Racing, picnics, family fun and a great catch up for the people of the North West.
This year’s theme is a bit more modern, something we can all get involved in. The age of Rock and Roll. We are looking forward to see what you all can come up with. As it is a period relatively recent in our history, we didn’t feel it necessary to give guidelines as to how you might dress. We reckon you will do a better job on your own, so good luck with it!
Can’t wait to see you all again.
The Wean Committee
Rock & Roll
Rock and roll has been described as a merger of country music and rhythm and blues, but, if it were that simple, it would have existed long before it burst into the national consciousness. The seeds of the music had been in place for decades, but they flowered in the mid-1950s when nourished by a volatile mix of black culture and white spending power. Black vocal groups such as the Dominoes and the Spaniels began combining gospel-style harmonies and call-and-response singing with earthy subject matter and more aggressive rhythm-and-blues rhythms. Heralding this new sound were disc jockeys such as Alan Freed of Cleveland, Ohio, Dewey Phillips of Memphis, Tennessee, and William (“Hoss”) Allen of WLAC in Nashville, Tennessee—who created rock-and-roll radio by playing hard-driving rhythm-and-blues and raunchy blues records that introduced white suburban teenagers to a culture that sounded more exotic, thrilling, and illicit than anything they had ever known.
Dress Costume Code
You show us what Rock & Roll looks like to you!
About The Charity
Can Assist is a well-known charity in the North West, committed to ensuring that all people, regardless of where they live, have access to cancer treatment and care. By providing accommodation, financial assistance and practical support to people from rural and regional areas, they ensure that country people are given the same opportunities and treatment choices as those who live in city centres.
.The Wean Committee felt that this was a worthy cause for their support, and strongly encourage patrons to donate on race day.