Author Archives: Jennifer Inskip Kirkby

About Jennifer Inskip Kirkby

Vice Chairlady of Friends of Parkinson's Park, and Facilitator of Inskip One-Name Study. Has a degree in Local History (University of Cambridge), and Economics (University of Leeds). Day job - is a Business Analyst running Mutual Marketing, a customer service research, training and advisory business.

Successful Coffee Morning

Well, the weather was kind,  the help was plentiful and the cakes were ‘scrummy’. Our Coffee morning last Saturday 4th raised £175 for our Children’s Gala and Lantern parade.   We’d like to thank everyone involved, from those who manned stalls, … Continue reading

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Park Improvements – Bog Garden and Orchard – Can You Help?

The Bog Garden near Nethercliffe has now undergone a complete overhaul by Open Country.   The issue with the liner has been addressed and some new soil put in.  Then, plants such as Ragged Robin, Water Aven, Yellow Flag Iris and … Continue reading

Posted in Facilities, Uncategorized

Development of a 20th Century Park

We have acquired a number of pictures of the Park as it developed over the years. This is the earliest picture we have of the Park taken around 1926 just before F & A Parkinson merged with Crompton & Co … Continue reading

Posted in All Our Stories

NEWS UPDATE – Park Maintenance and Events

Just a few updates on ‘happenings’ Forest School Last Sunday’s Forest School for the Little Friends of Parkinsons Park went very well.  The day was lovely and Amanda Newham from Chevin Forest School brought lots of activities for the 19 … Continue reading

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Fund Raising – Coffee Morning 3rd June

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The Sound of the Birds

We had a beautiful morning this morning for our walk through the Park with birder Linda Jenkinson of Start Birding  Linda pointed out the different bird calls she heard, and gave us an idea of the differences and how to … Continue reading

Posted in Bird Watch

Longer Evenings Bring Fire Hazard

Longer nights bring out the people who like to light ‘camp’ fires in the bottom copse and by the top bench.   This is obviously dangerous and to be discouraged.  The park can get dry, there is a lot of trees … Continue reading

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