Category Archives: History

Happy New Year For 2022 & FOPP’s 10th Anniversary

Ten years ago the Friends of Parkinson’s Park was formed. November 2011 saw the start of the Park’s regeneration; a collaboration between Bellway Homes and an embryonic Friends Of Parkinson’s Park (FOPP); whilst February 2012 saw our first public meeting … Continue reading

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ORCHARD NOW PROTECTED BY THE GUISELEY DRAGON

The dragon has been important in Northern European cultures for millenia; as seen in artefacts, poems and sagas. Its symbolism is complex but includes courage, watchfulness and protection – dragons can be good, or bad. Iron Age Britons, Anglo Saxons … Continue reading

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YOUR PHOTOGRAPHS FOR THE FOPP 2023 CALENDAR

Friends of Parkinson’s Park have decided to publish a 2023 Calendar using the photographs that are left on our Facebook page, as well as any other received. The bank of pictures on Facebook is growing, with lovely photos of the … Continue reading

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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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St Oswald’s Primary School – History Field Trip

We welcomed 90 children from St Oswalds’s Cof E Primary School today,  who came to hear about the history of the Park. They heard the stories of what their parents, grandparents and great grandparents might have done in the Park … Continue reading

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SLEDGING IN THE PARK IN THE 1980’S

Parkinson’s Park has always been ideal for sledging – ranging from the easy to the difficult slopes. Christine King has sent us an interesting historical photo of sledging in the Park in the 1980’s, when the lower slope was less … Continue reading

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Bottom Path is Back After A Decade Of Neglect

It seems like forever, that local people have been trying to get the old track along the bottom of the Park restored.  But now, at long last, thanks to Meadfleet,  we at last have a mown path that we can … Continue reading

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Is it spring yet?

Have you noticed that the days are getting slowly but steadily longer? Have you managed to drag yourself out of the house into the muddy, windswept and bitterly cold outdoors long enough to spot the first signs of life such … 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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Park Maintenance Update

Five foot high grass,  an ugly clay mound that would not look out-of-place in a mining district,  and dog excrement everywhere, is not exactly what the Friends had in mind for the Park in 2014.   Since last  year we have … Continue reading

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