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.

VALENTINE’S WEEK IN THE PARK

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New Butterfly and Orchard Benches

Butterfly Bench The Butterfly Bench nestles in a sheltered spot just below Clapper Brow Wood above the Edison Fields Entrance; the old wooden bench had got rather worn and was collapsing, so we reluctantly took it down. Then, we had … Continue reading

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Freddie’s Bench

For many decades the spot in the Park near the Kelcliffe Lane Gate, that looks towards the summer setting sun has been a popular place for peace and contemplation. It is an historic ‘memory’ spot known by some older residents … Continue reading

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THE PARK GETS A NATTER BENCH

Parkinson’s Park too now has a ‘Natter Bench’, just inside the Farm Gate between the fir trees. The idea of a Natter Bench is for people who feel lonely and would like a chat to sit on the bench and … Continue reading

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PARKINSON’S PYTHON

Many painted stones are left around the Park for people to find and relocated; it is something children greatly enjoy. So, we were fascinated by the idea of The Tottington Snake – a community project carried out in Tottington Lancashire … Continue reading

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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.

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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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