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
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
As part of the Guiseley Remembers programme of events, Friends of Parkinson’s Park will have a Home for Heroes Exhibition and Coffee Morning on 17th November, 10am – 12 noon, at Whittaker Firth’s Offices, Springfield Court, Guiseley (behind St Gemma’s shop).
If you can donate a tombola or raffle prize to our fund-raising efforts at the coffee morning, please contact Christine Parapia on 07503 180315. Continue reading
This year marks the 100th anniversary since the end of World War I – along with many other places across the country – Guiseley has a programme of events to commemorate the signing of the armistice on 11 November 1918, when Germany surrendered unconditionally. The events are a chance to reflect, to fulfil the military covenant, and to quietly say thank you to the First WW generation.
“Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Continue reading
Lots of art in the Park at the moment; done by the public, as well as nature.
- Painted stones to find – picture Becky James
- Woodland leaf patterns
- Inspirational photography – Liakat Parapia– Hawthorn Leaf (Aireborough Camera Club welcomes new members) and Darren Sanderson– Old Chestnut Tree (runs photography walks).
On 1st December we also have the Advent Tree dressing which this year is run by the Little Friends of Parkinson’s Park. Continue reading
Such a shame to see the damage done by the wind on 13th October to one of the old oaks that defines Clapper Brow. The tree is over 100 years old. Meadfleet have been alerted, and a tree surgeon will arrive to work on it soon.
Comment left on Facebook from David Lawson
“It was nice to meet you today at the apple even, no doubt one of your ‘core’ activities. I loved the piece of cake and then enjoyed the walk back over Yeadon Banks to work off the calories. I hope the event was a success for you.”