Aireborough Historical Society

Friends of Parkinson Park (part 2)


Parkinsons Park
Title
Friends of Parkinson's Park
Date As Shown
Location Guiseley
Photo ID
FB069         (Photographer Joanne Coultas)
Comment June 2012: This photo was taken at the Queen's Diamond Jubilee picnic held in the park which is situated off Netherfield Road on land which was part of the Crompton Parkinson site.
There is access to the park from Kelcliffe Lane, Greenshaw Terrace, Netherfield Crescent and Hillside Avenue.
Frank and Albert Parkinson created the park in the 1930s as an amenity for their staff and for public use, it was well used.
In 2002 the land was sold to St Modwen Properties PLC by Brook Crompton's of Huddersfield, the park was left untended and became rubbish strewn, overgrown and a venue for neer-do-wells.
The Friends of Parkinson Park (FOPP) was formed in 2011 to combat the neglect and restore the park.
Bellway Homes Developers who have built housing on the former factory site are supporting FOPP to maintain the park and keep it for public use.

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2015: This event was organised by the Friends of Parkinson Park, Aireborough Camera Club staged this display with the question "Has Guiseley Changed Since the Millennium ?"

Photographer Edwy Harling

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2015: Stocks with a sign "Get Your Own Back - Throw a Soggy Sponge at Your Parents" 50p. This was an event organised by the Friends of Parkinson Park.

Photographer Edwy Harling

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September 2016: A family fun day organised by the Friends of Parkinson Park, the stalls include ones for the Friends, Aireborough Camera Club and Aireborough Historical Society.

A children's entertainer amused the young visitors, a brass band and a tug of war also added to the attractions.

Photographer Edwy Harling

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