Category Archives: All Our Stories

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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Lantern Parade and Carols – 15th December 2013

The Friends of Parkinson’s Park  invite residents to come and take part in Guiseley’s first community Lantern Parade, Sunday 15th December 2013, between 4 – 5.30pm.  This will be supported by  Red Nose Community Cash, and be part of the … Continue reading

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All Our Stories – Parkinson’s Park Puts Digital Record on History Pin

As part of our heritage lottery fund (HLF) grant, we have to provide a permanent digital record of our All Our Stories project.  The chosen HLF media for doing this is History Pin, and we have just finished setting up … Continue reading

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All Our Stories – Out of the Mists of Time

The purpose of the All Our Stories, HLF grant, is to tell the story of the ‘ordinary’ people, who have used the Park land down the ages. We knew the recent history,  from when the Parkinson brothers acquiring the land … Continue reading

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All Our Stories – Building Bridges At The 2013 Children’s Gala

Parkinson’s Park built a bridge from the past to the future on Sunday, as the first Children’s Gala to be held there in 20 odd years brought out the sunshine, the crowds and the generosity of many organizations and people. … Continue reading

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All Our Stories – Reviving the Annual Guiseley Children’s Gala

Crompton Parkinson’s held their first Children’s Gala in 1949 in the Park.   This became an annual event,  much loved and looked forward to by the children of staff, and local children lucky enough to be have tickets.   The last gala … Continue reading

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All Our Stories – 80’s Boyhood in Parkinson’s Park

One of the next stages in the All Our Stories project is to record some oral history of the Park,  and the part it has played in people’s lives.  To help us do this ‘correctly’, Adam Perry came along from … Continue reading

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All Our Stories – Bugs in May

For the All Our Stories project we are looking at the natural, geological and cultural history of the Park.   Joanna Brooks is running the ecological project and in May asked Andrew Grayson, an experienced entomologist, and member of the Yorkshire … Continue reading

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