Category Archives: Facilities

Wildflower Summer – by Chris Parapia

Were you caught up in Olympic fever like much of the nation? I was one of the very fortunate people to have had the privilege of going to the Olympic stadium at the beginning of August. Whilst everyone else was … Continue reading

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Hotel Bug – the madness continues unabated

In an audacious move characterised by a typical disregard for local opinion, another construction has appeared in Parkinson’s Park with little discussion, consultation or general consideration for community views. Lying but a few meters from Hotel Scarabee a similar hotel … Continue reading

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New Bench for Old Man’s Corner

It is said that in years gone by, Guiseley folk would stop and sit in the triangular area defined by the dry stone walls situated just in front of the entrance half way along the top bridleway adjacent to Parkinson’s … Continue reading

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Hotel Le Scarabee

Hotel Le Scarabee opened for business last weekend – Guiseley’s newest lifestyle residency.   Look out for upcoming reviews on Tripadviser. Rain delayed construction by a week,  but all was bright and sunny on Saturday 14th July, as the last wood … Continue reading

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Solving the Puzzle of the Wall

On the first warm day for months,  Colin Alexander, Crawford Smith and Martyn Smith, of the Otley & Yorkshire Dales branch of the Dry Stone Walling Association set out to complete a complex puzzle. How to rebuild the tumbled wall … Continue reading

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Park Entrances – Scouts, Volunteers and Plants Called! by Andy Cheetham and Josie Brooks

As part of the overall vision for the Park the Friends want to create welcoming and well managed Park entrances for a more pleasant experience for all uses. Over the past few weeks some of the Friends, along with Maureen … Continue reading

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Success for a Dogged Lady

As you round the corner of Kelcliffe Lane, heading from Guiseley to the Park,  an incongruous site will be welcomed by dog walker and angry Guiseley residents alike.  For, sitting like a Tardis on the  verge, is a black, shiny, … Continue reading

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Park Gets Its First Bench

One of the features of the Park people reminisce about are the benches:  the quiet summer evening spent talking with friends,  the lunchtime sandwiches away from the shop-floor, the first stolen kiss at dusk.   So, we are thrilled that local … Continue reading

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Were the copses planted for the Festival of Britain?

It has been suggested that the two copses in the Park were planted for the Festival of Britain, and that is why they are somwhat triangular in shape.   We would love to find out from photographs or memories if this … Continue reading

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All Ready for a Hockney View

In a jostling, bustling, hogarthian, crowd scene, hands reached for guide books on Yorkshire, amidst the umbrellas, postcards, and souvenirs at the end of David Hockney’s A Bigger Picture.  The lad from Bradford, has done us proud; as people from … Continue reading

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