2019 Parkinson’s Park Events

Our 2019 Events will be as follows: over the year we may well add in new events and confirm dates when we know them.  We’ve also added several significant local and national anniversaries.


24th March – 10.30am Great British Spring Clean

Spring – Wildflower Planting (date to be confirmed)

June – Christmas Lights Summer Market

22nd – 29th June – Tales Told Festival Event (29th – firework display at 10pm)

Summer – Bog Garden Minder Team

1st September – Children’s Gala (Theme Jurassic Parkinson’s Park)

 20th October – Apple Day

November – Guiseley Christmas Lights Switch On

1st – 24th  December -Add your own decorations to the Advent Tree

15th December – Lantern Parade


1069 – 950 years since the Harrying of the North.  The Normans devastated settlements in the North of England, including Guiseley.

1719 – 300 years since the Manor of Guiseley & Esholt was sold by The Duke of Norfolk to Guiseley Freeholders, including the park lands.  The same year saw the publication of Robinson Crusoe – the first modern novel.

1919 – 100 years since the first Remembrance Day and two minuites silence.  Jonathan Peate gave Nethermoor Park to Guiseley UDC with stipulations about use as a cricket field.

1929 – 90 years since people first tasted Harry Ramsden’s fish and chips – opened 20th December 1928.

6th June 1945 – 75th Anniversary of D Day

5th June 1949 – Noddy first appeared 70 years ago

20th July 1969 – 50th Anniversary of the First Moon Landing



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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