Category Archives: All Our Stories

PARKINSON’S PARK FEATURES ON ITV CALENDAR PARK LIFE

Back in August 2020 we received an email from the Leeds Parks Forum; ITV Calendar were looking to “tell the story of quirky, interesting, pictorially stunning areas which are spaces valued by the locals and those who visit“. We knew … Continue reading

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I-Spy Trail Leaflets Now Available

Along with our new Ecology and Geology information board, we have designed an I-Spy Trail for children to learn about the different habitats in the Park and spot some of the key nature items in each. If you would like … Continue reading

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GUISELEY’S GREAT BRITISH STORY

  Parkinson’s Park had the first Guiseley heritage interpretation boards put up today (23rd August 2018), the culmination of a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee heritage project sponsored by the Heritage Lottery Fund and run by Jennifer Kirkby and Barbara Winfield of … Continue reading

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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

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1926

Graham Hogben has sent us this photo of the fields that became the Park 10 years later in 1937.  The road is Netherfield Road,  newly made up, and the buildings  in the middle are Greenshaw Terrace, with the two F … Continue reading

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All Our Stories – Medieval Fields Cover Kelcliffe

Throughout the Summer Barbara Winfield and I have been ploughing on with the research for All Our Stories: we now have a good record of owners and tenants throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries (which will be useful for local … Continue reading

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Planting Poppies For Aireborough’s WWI Commemoration Launch on 4th August 2014

As part of Aireborough’s World War I commemorations, Parkinson’s Park have been sowing poppies.  The idea is for the poppies to be in bloom on 4th August, when a whole host of events and special features are due to start … Continue reading

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AGM Presentation – All Our Stories, History of Parkinson’s Park

Attached is the presentation given at the AGM about showing the results of our All Our Stories research about the History of Parkison’s Park.  This is just the tip of the wealth of data we now have,  and which will … Continue reading

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Marking the Start of the World War One Centenary

On Saturday 26th April 2014,  seven Friends of Parkinson’s Park came to help dig over and prepare the Wildflower area for planting and poppy-seed sowing – as part of this year’s World War One Centenary. The area is due to … Continue reading

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Lantern Parade – Marking the Route

Here is the route the Lantern Parade will follow on Sunday 15th December, setting off at 4pm from the Park (red marker) – see earlier item for full details. We are also pleased to announced that Cecil Green Arts, from … Continue reading

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