Category Archives: Interesting Features

Sandringham Sends A New Jubilee Tree

Following the publicity about our stolen Jubilee Oak,  we have received an email from Mr Alexander George, Deputy Land Agent for the Sandringham Estate,  offering us a new Jubilee Oak.  This has now arrived safely,  and is a few years … 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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Showcasing Traditional Crafts on St David’s Day

Peter Coates has started laying the copse hedges this week – Yorkshire Style.   Hedge laying is a traditional method of hedge management that dates back to pre-Roman times; there are different styles for different areas of the country, depending on … Continue reading

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Appeal – Can You Remember Way Back When?

At the top of the Park is an area we have called the ‘sheepfold’ entrance (although, in truth, waller Martyn Hornsby-Smith tells us the walls are probably too low for that).  On old maps it looks like a triangular walled … Continue reading

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Day 3 – Cold and Wet

Today I wondered along to the Park with a hope of seeing some of the Pudsey Landscapes Operatives in action but my timing was off and there was little sign of them (it was midday!). It was also very cold … Continue reading

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Ah, Ha, That’s What It Is !!

We have puzzled and puzzled over a feature on Kelcliffe Lane at the top of the Park:   four pillars with an iron bolt coming out of the top of each.  Many of us remember a structure of wood across … Continue reading

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