Monthly Archives: November 2014

Add Your Own Decoration To The Advent Tree

The Advent tree has now been started in the Park; we would encourage people to take the opportunity to now add their own decorations as they pass,  and make a wish for the season and the coming year.   You can … Continue reading

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Advent Tree Dressing & Woodchipping the Paths – Saturday 29th November

There are two tasks to do in the Park this weekend to get it ready for the season and the Lantern Parade on 7th December. Job 1 – Spreading woodchip on the paths to make them less slippy: this worked … Continue reading

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Lantern Parade – Timetable

29th November 2-3pm, Advent Tree Dressing in the Park.  Brings your own seasonally coloured bunting of fabrics strips. 5th December evening Parade Drumming Workshop, with John Franklin- King.  Room for 10 people, please email to book place. 7th December 4pm … Continue reading

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Graham Hogben has sent us this photo of the fields that became the Park 10 years later in 1937.  The road is Netherfield Road,  newly made up, and the buildings  in the middle are Greenshaw Terrace, with the two F … Continue reading

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Would You Like To Play The Drums On The Lantern Parade? – Workshop

On last year’s parade we felt there could have been more drums to beat out the parade ‘rhythm’.   So, this year our professional drummer, John Franklin-King, is going to teach 10 people how do ‘beat the drum’ so that we … Continue reading

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Friends 2 : Council 0 – by Chris Parapia

The bottom boundary of Parkinson’s Park was a hive of industry this morning with a great number of folk joining in with the spring bulb planting . We were fortunate to receive 1000 narcissus bulbs free from Groundwork Trust and … Continue reading

Posted in Regeneration, Uncategorized

Bulb Planting This Saturday, 8th, Come Along And Help

Come along and work off a few calories in the fresh air, enjoy some camaraderie with neighbours and help beautify the Park for next Spring.  This Saturday, 8th November, 10am to 12 noon, we will be planing daffodil bulbs in … Continue reading

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