10th Anniversary celebration at July Cafe Day

July 04, 2016 − by Admin − in Uncategorized − No Comments

The Friends celebrated their 10th Anniversary at the Cafe Day on Sunday 17th of July in glorious weather that saw a large number of visitors enjoying the activities in the Park.

The Bug Hunt led by Bill Ely was as popular as ever



Chainsaw sculpting by Lorraine Botterill, who has been commissioned to provide two benches for the Park incorporating animal sculptures.


An observational bee hive with Monica Coates.IMG_0679

There was also pond dipping with Park Manager Kevin Burke, a Nature Hunt and a Nearly New Stall arranged by June Turner.

A special Anniversary cake was baked by Janet Suggitt, daughter of founder member Barbara Littlewood, and this was cut by Bobbie Hillman, Chair of the Friends Group.IMG_0673a IMG_0690a

The day was a huge success and the Friends would like to thank everyone who helped make it such an enjoyable occasion, especially Bill, Monica, Lorraine, Kevin, Janet and June together with all the volunteers helping run the Cafe.

The raffle prizes were won as follows:-

Plant – Tony Carter, Wine – Mr Miller, Chocolates – John Mitchell, Cooler Set – Alison, Bath set – Colin Allen, Mugs – P. Wood


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