Well the Friends’ 6th annual Lantern Parade takes place tomorrow; we are looking forward to it, and hoping for decent weather.

Below is the route we will take led by the large Lanterns and the Sound of the Mill band. If you want to join in the band be in the park for 3.45pm and talk with Jacob Phillips who will have some spare ‘implements’.

Make sure you pick up a carol sheet either when you come in or when you leave the Park – they will be by the Farmgate which is our exit route.

Bring wellies, and lanterns.

This year a number of people on the route have decorated their gardens so big thanks to them.

As last year, we’ll stop in Kelcliffe Grove for a few minutes for people with little ones to catch up. Please do keep to the pavements, and if there are any problems there will be a number of marshalls in ‘yellow vests’ as well as first aid and a fire blanket !!

If the weather is too wet, we’ll take a rain check at lunchtime and move the event to Guiseley Methodist Church. We’ll still parade down from the Park at 4pm with whoever wants to do that, but the carols will be from 4.20pm in the Methodist Hall. Check on Facebook or the website  to see if we’ve decided to do this.

Finally, there will be two photographers taking pictures, so if there is anyone who does not want to appear in a photograph that may be used for publicity please tell one of the marshalls.

Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow.

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THIS HAS NOW ENDED. Friends of Parkinson’s Park are asking people to help raise money for our annual events eg  Children’s Gala,  Lantern Parade,  Apple Day,  Bird Watching through Localgiving’s Grow Your Tenner 2018 match funding campaign.

Grow Your Tenner 2018 will start tomorrow on 11th December 2018 at 10am and will run until the match funding runs out (or 10th January 2019 – whichever comes first).

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It has been a busy few weeks for community events.

Advent Tree Dressing

The Little Friends led by Becky Prosser and Karen Smith did a great job on Saturday 1st December kick starting the Advent Tree decorating.

The weather was absolutely awful and even the elves took flight,  but the children took in their stride and have loaded the branches with baubles.

The trees are now ready for you to add your own advent decorations.

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2018 Lantern Parade

The Friends of Parkinson’s Park are pleased to announce the details of the 2018 Lantern Parade. 

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Home for Heroes – Exhibition & Coffee Morning, Saturday 17th November, 10am -12noon

After the guns fell silent on 11 November 1918 the job started in earnest to ‘win the peace’; key to this was the battle for public health and better living conditions.   The country had been shocked at the physical health of the population as men were increasingly called up and then conscripted to the Forces.  Poor living conditions, disease and malnourished had taken their toll, and men had to be built up to fighting fitness during their initial training – some never made it passed this stage and have their own commemorations on war memorials.

On 16th December 1918, less than a month after the Armistice, the country held a General Election.   This was the first election that many of the fighting men over 21 could actually vote in, as well as the first for women at all.  The victory went to a coalition of Lloyd Continue reading

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Lest We Forget – How the war affected families.

Aireborough Commemorative Garden Nunroyd – Andrew Lawson

There are some wonderful displays of poppies and art work all over the local area that have been planned and executed by countless people over a number of months – from the trail of flowers at Rawdon, to the stunning wall at Otley.   In between we have the display in Nunroyd Park at the Aireborough Commemorative Garden, and the art installation of flowers at St Oswalds. Continue reading

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