Monthly Archives: January 2012

Mud, Mud and yet more Mud

“When you reach for the stars you may not quite get one, but you won’t come up with a handful of mud either”  Leo Burnett, Advertising Executive Unfortunately,  when it rains,  the paths in the Park turn to mud, that … Continue reading

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Tree Surgery

Those of you who go to the Park regularly,  will notice some yellow marks have appeared on some trees.  This is not Jamie indulging in a spot of graffiti;  he wasn’t very good at it anyway:  the trees have been … Continue reading

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Secret History

John Moore, who used to look after Parkinson’s Park for Crompton Parkinson, called to see his old stamping ground today to explain some things that have puzzled us.  He brought a picture dating back to the early 1950’s, showing a … Continue reading

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Ten Years Younger – Phase 1 and 2

The new Field Gate Entrance is done, which, together with the work on Little Kelcliffe, opens up the landscape view, and creates a more inviting scene  – a dog bin will be going in by this gate as soon as … Continue reading

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Good News and Bad

Two things to report today,  one good, one not.  The good news,  is the first self closing gate has been fitted on the Greenshaw Terrace entrance, together with the door mat. The other news, is that we have reported to … Continue reading

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Gates and Sunrise

Hello On walking out of the Park along the the Kelcliffe bridleway I happened upon Mark and Jamie from Pudsey Landscapes digging out the farm gate entrance in readiness for creating a generally more welcoming experience. When I approached they … Continue reading

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Bird Watch – Pink Foot in the Park, by Darren Shepherd

Darren reports that yesterday, Thursday 12th January,  around 3pm, a skein of about 80 Pinkfeet geese flew over the Park, heading  north northwest.    The same birds were then seen at Barden Scale, Bolton Abbey at about 3.30pm. The pink-footed goose … Continue reading

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