Category Archives: History

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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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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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

Posted in All Our Stories, History

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

Posted in Ecology, Facilities, Friends, History

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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Crompton Parkinson’s Glass Works 1935

Courtesy of the excellent Aireborough Historical Society,  is a photograph of staff in the glass works of Crompton Parkinson in 1935 – anyone recognize anyone?

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Lighting Up A Future Tradition

Thank you to everyone who came to the Friends of Parkinson’s Park Lantern Parade; there was a fantastic turnout from all over the area, with residents old and new, all our local Councillors and Member of Parliament.  Some people passing … Continue reading

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