Category Archives: All Our Stories

All Our Stories – Ploughing Through Time

The GSB Prospection geophysics team of Jimmy Adcock and Finn Pope Carter,  have now finished in Parkinson’s Park, and we are delighted with the results – so far.  We were most concerned that they would come back empty-handed and tell … Continue reading

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All Our Stories – Geophysics Survey Takes Place This Week

The geophysics survey of the Park takes place this week, 24th – 26th July, between 9am and 5pm,  to establish if there is any archaeology that can help us tell the story of this area.   We are particularly concentrating on … Continue reading

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All Our Stories – Expression Through Creative Photography

Light, light, light,  “if you only remember one thing from this course; that’s it”  said Derek Richards to FOPP members yesterday.    How fast, or slow, the light is picked up by the camera, what sort of light you are shooting … Continue reading

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All Our Stories – Tracking The Past

Part of the success of the geophysics survey at the end of July will come from knowing what might be found – this is where the paper archive research has a vital part to play.    Barbara has therefore been to … Continue reading

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All Our Stories – Time Team’s Geophysics Company To Survey the Park

As part of the HLF,  All Our Stories project, we are pleased to announce that we have asked CFA Archaeology Ltd, from Cleckheaton to be our archaeologist on the project, and do a geophysical survey of the Park to establish … Continue reading

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All Our Stories – Film Premier of “Parkinson’s Park – A New Chapter”

Between the start of the Park’s regeneration in November 2011, and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in June 2012,  David Myers, local filmmaker and ex Crompton Parkinson employee, filmed the revival of the Park and its place in the social life … Continue reading

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All Our Stories – Piecing the Evidence Together

Local history is like a detective game:by itself a scrap of information seems worthless,  but, when put together with a pile of other scraps, slowly, if you are luck,  a picture will begin to emerge. Following a trawl around local … Continue reading

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All Our Stories – Butterflies and Little Beasties by Josie Brooks

Besides the geology and history of the park, the All Our Stories project wants to tell the ecological story of the land, as it goes hand in hand with the other two subjects.  Over the past few years two general … Continue reading

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All Our Stories – The Spirit of An Old Tannery at Kelcliffe

It started with a newspaper cutting from the Leeds Intelligencer,  24 October 1780, found by local historian, Barbara Winfield just after Christmas 2012, on the British Library Digitised Newspaper Archive website – the first indication that Kelcliffe might have originally … Continue reading

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All Our Stories – Parkinson’s Park Was Once A Large River Delta

As part of the Geology project Mr David Leather MSc, a local geology expert, member of Yorkshire Geological Society and author of guide books  on the Yorkshire Dales came to survey the Park in February –  recommended by the Wharfedale … Continue reading

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