Author Archives: Jennifer Inskip Kirkby

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.

2nd Guiseley Guides Upgade Suzannah’s Meadow

On a beautiful May evening yesterday the 2nd Guiseley Guides and their leaders helped the Friends plant out flowers in Suzannah’s Meadow.  This will help build up a nectar rich habitat to encourage bees and butterflies. When the Bellway Estate … Continue reading

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Growing An Orchard

“Within the woodland flow’ry gladed, By the oak tree’s mossy root, The shining grass blade timber shaded Now do quiver on the foot, And birds do whistle overhead, And water’s bubbling in its bed, And there for me the apple … Continue reading

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2019 Spring Clean – 24 March

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I wandered lonely as a cloud ……

Well, we haven’t quite reached Wordsworth’s standards but over the years the Friends have planted many daffodil bulbs in the Park courtesy of the charity Groundwork who work to provide ‘green places’  with the aim that People who live in … Continue reading

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Winter Work

The New Year has seen a number of maintenance jobs completed around the Park.   Firstly,  woodchip has been laid on the bottom path to help making walking easier.   Thanks to Shaun Smith and helper from Elite Garden Maintenance for this. … Continue reading

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Lunar Eclipse Over Parkinson’s Park

Lunar eclipse over Parkinson’s Park around 4.40am, this is nearly total eclipse. Across the moon are some tree branches. As the eclipse became almost total, some birds began to sing. This is as close as I can get it to … Continue reading

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Learning to Wassail

To get the Community Orchard into good shape and renovate some of the old apple trees in the Park some of the Friends are attending pruning courses run by the Orchard Project. We are also lucky to have people from … Continue reading

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