Jubilee Picnic – Timetable Announced

Bring a Family Recipe and Bunting; Have Some Fun

The Jubilee Picnic will be held on 5th June 2012, 2.30pm to 5pm.   The event has been funded by Leeds Community Foundation, part of a national group who link local philanthropists with organizations who engage local people on projects,  and Bellway Homes.  We would also like to highlight the following local businesses who have generously donated items,  Bargain Booze, Nuffield Fitness & Leisure, SJK Taxis, Subway, and  Tony Woods.  Finally, we thank Paul, Mark, Ken, Jamie, and a young man whose name I don’t know,  from Pudsey Landscapes for preparing the Park for us.   Let’s hope for some good weather !!

9am If anyone would like to join in the fun of the preparation work,  all are welcome –  there is lots to do, from hanging bunting on bushes, to putting up gazebos, and doing a litter pick.  Bring you own bunting if you want too.

2.30pm The Picnic will officially be opened  by Deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Gordon Tollefson, who represents the Queen in West Yorkshire, and Stuart Andrew MP for Pudsey,  also present will be Cllr Graham Latty and Cllr Pat Latty.

2.45- 3.30pm
Welly Wanging – a traditional event at the Crompton Parkinson’s Children’s Gala
Beat the Goalie
A Family Scavenger Hunt
A Dry Stone Walling Demonstration by Otley Dry Stone Wallers
Bird Watch – Darren can take a few people  on a first come first served basis

3.00 – 3.30pm – sign up on the afternoon for 

  • Egg and Spoon races for  those aged under 8,  and 8-12 years
  • A family 3 legged race

3.30pm we will all sit down, to share and enjoy the picnic food everyone has brought.   We are encouraging people to bring food made from a family recipe,  eg Grandma’s apple cake, your mother’s sausage plait;  and to also bring the recipe written out, with you name on and a little bit about the background, for our Guiseley Family Recipe Book. Hopefully, if you like something you can copy down the recipe.

During the picnic,  prizes will be given out for the best red, white and blue outfits; man, woman, boy, girl and a family prize.

4.00 -4.30pm Diamond Trail
You can run around the Park looking for the diamonds and finding the clues that make up a phrase.

4.30pm Street Tug of War
We hope to get enough people to pit,  Hillside against the Trees; and Edison Fields & Netherfield, against Kelcliffe Lane and Oxford Avenue/Weavers Grange. Then a winners play off.  If you want to take part, gloves may be useful.

4.50pm  Prize Giving – Stuart Andrew MP

5pm  A Salute to Her Majesty The Queen and all she has done for the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth


  • We will go ahead unless there is torrential rain, watch this site for news

    Jubilee Chicks – Made by Betty Yates which will be sold to raise funds at the Picnic

  • There will be an infomation table to sign up for races, get the sheets for the hunts, or find lost children!
  • A film and photographs will be taken to be used in publicity for the Park and to send for posterity to the Yorkshire Film Archives
  • Please bring a picnic rug to sit on,  the Park grass is still uneven
  • Bring flags to make it a sea of union jacks
  • We will be providing some squash to drink, but do bring your own drinks as well
  • Most people live around the Park,  but if people are bringing a car there is a car park on Netherfield Road, or please park considerately on local streets.
  • Please keep dogs on a lead, if you bring them
  • There are no ‘washroom’ facilities, you will have to ‘go home’
  • Contestants in the tug or war, must not tie the rope round their neck or any other body part 🙂

Please do remember to let us know if you are coming, parkinsonspark@gmail.com.   We hope you have a great afternoon.

About Jennifer Inskip Kirkby

Director and Vice Chair of Friends of Parkinson's Park CIC, Chair of Aireborough Neighbourhood Forum and Facilitator of Inskip One-Name Study. Has a degree in Local History (University of Cambridge), and Economics (University of Leeds). Now retired after a career as a Business Analyst and Advisor.
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