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.

VALENTINES WEEK IN THE PARK – 7 – 14th FEBRUARY 2021

Two local Ladies have both come up with ideas to decorate the Park for Valentines week – we loved them both so here’s the plan. DECORATING THE FARM GATE We want to gladden everyone’s heart with a cascade of colourful … Continue reading

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2021 Events

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Lessons in Snow

Parkinson’s Park has always been known for its sledging facilities: 2021 is no different. The gentler slopes are excellent for the little ones, and the steeper ones for the older and more advanced. An excellent classroom for a science and … Continue reading

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Orchard Wassail

Over Christmas we put wassailing (good health) wreaths, made from willow from the the Park, in the apple trees of the community orchard.Then today, Twelfth Night, the trees have been wassailed or blessed. This involves drinking apple juice/cider, eating Twelfth … Continue reading

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New Year 2021

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come,Whispering “it will be happier”.~ Alfred Lord Tennyson – The Foresters 1892 2020 A Year of Learning Well, 2020 did not work out as we had planned, but overall it is probably … Continue reading

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CHRISTMAS 2020

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NEWSFLASH: DRIZZLE FORECAST – UPDATED

Unfortunately the rain has come to pass, and high winds are also forecast. So the event today, 13th December, is cancelled. However, the Elf Trail can be done at your leisure over Christmas, see below for details. Looking at the … Continue reading

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NEARLY TIME FOR THE ELVES TO MOVE IN………..

The Elves are due to move in to the Park on Sunday 13th December 3-5pm and will be with us all over the Christmas period. To welcome them the Friends are going to light up the Park. The Advent Tree … Continue reading

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SNOWFLAKES FOR A LOVED ONE OR PET

One of the decorated areas of the Park this year on The Christmas Elf Trail will be the small gate on to Kelcliffe Lane. There you will find wooden snowflakes and stars twinkling in the breeze. If you would like … Continue reading

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SANTA’S ELVES ARE MOVING TO THE PARK OVER CHRISTMAS

Santa’s Elves are moving in to check on park Elf & Safety over Christmas. We have had notice from Santa, that given the current situation, he is sending some of his elves to Parkinson’s Park during Christmas to make sure … Continue reading

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