Monthly Archives: August 2013

Wildflowers! – by Chris Parapia

Summer will be shortly turning to autumn, but the beautiful wildflower area in Parkinson’s Park by the farmgate entrance has been a joy to see throughout the summer. What a transformation of the area from a “dog poo” and nettle … Continue reading

Posted in Ecology

All Our Stories – Reviving the Annual Guiseley Children’s Gala

Crompton Parkinson’s held their first Children’s Gala in 1949 in the Park.   This became an annual event,  much loved and looked forward to by the children of staff, and local children lucky enough to be have tickets.   The last gala … Continue reading

Posted in All Our Stories, Events

All Our Stories – 80’s Boyhood in Parkinson’s Park

One of the next stages in the All Our Stories project is to record some oral history of the Park,  and the part it has played in people’s lives.  To help us do this ‘correctly’, Adam Perry came along from … Continue reading

Posted in All Our Stories

All Our Stories – Bugs in May

For the All Our Stories project we are looking at the natural, geological and cultural history of the Park.   Joanna Brooks is running the ecological project and in May asked Andrew Grayson, an experienced entomologist, and member of the Yorkshire … Continue reading

Posted in All Our Stories, Ecology

It’s Kid’s Day : OK – by Chris Parapia

The mobile play session organised by Aireborough Extended Services and Leeds Play Network was a huge success on Monday 13th August.  Forty five children and young people signed in to enjoy activities such as water play, cricket, den building and … Continue reading

Posted in Events

A Park With Three Benches !

A recent comment on a Guiseley related Facebook page bemoaned the lack of green space in Guiseley, and the paltry nature of the ‘one bench’ that was in Parkinson’s Park.  Well,  the Park now has three benches (and one tree … Continue reading

Posted in Facilities, Regeneration