November 16, 2020 by Admin in Uncategorized


Hello Dear Friends This year has been so different for us all.  We had no choice but to cancel all our Cafe Days after the March event and it was impossible to hold our AGM in November due to the Covid restrictions. This report is a summary of our activities

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November 08, 2020 by Admin in Uncategorized


The winner of the competition for the ‘Best Ulley Photograph’ was Caroline Bennett. Caroline also claimed the second prize! There was a tie for Third place for the photos submitted by Tom Trow and Dennis Farrell Congratulations to the prize winners and also to 9 year old Mia Barnes who received

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October 15, 2020 by Admin in Uncategorized

Voluntary Rangers working days

Although the Friends activities have been restricted in the past months, the Park is still open and so we have been holding monthly working days for the team of Voluntary Rangers. Our aim is to help John Jackson, the Park Ranger, to keep the Park neat and tidy. We  also 

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October 15, 2020 by Admin in Uncategorized

Aston Academy pupils create new planter

We have installed a new flower planter in the car park using sculptured blocks created by pupils from Aston Academy for the Arts Festival last year.   

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September 20, 2020 by Admin in Uncategorized

New Ulley Shopping Bags

We have new items of Friends merchandise available to order. The handy tote shopping bag comes with your choice of one of the photographs below and will make an ideal gift. The bags are £5 which includes local delivery! The smaller bags have a drawstring and are useful for carrying

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December 12, 2019 by Admin in Uncategorized

Trinity carols at Christmas Cafe Day

The Friends Cafe Day in December went ahead despite the problems with lighting in the Visitors Centre that had caused the cancellation of the cafe in November. The temporary lighting added to the festive atmosphere.  Local band Trinity gave two performances of Christmas carols and the Big Bottle tombola was

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November 25, 2019 by Admin in Uncategorized


The winner of the 2019 competition for Best Ulley Photograph was Faye Peacock who receives a cheque for £25. The second prize of £15 went to Steve Bradley In third place was John Castell who receives £10 Thanks to all the 21 photographers who entered this year’s competition. The 16

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November 23, 2019 by Admin in Uncategorized

Ulley Brass Band Concert

The annual Brass Band concert was held in Ulley Parish Church on the 22nd of November and ,once again, Thurcroft Brass Band gave a magnificent performance under the guidance of conductor Mark Wright.

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October 23, 2019 by Admin in Uncategorized

Record number of Fungi at October Cafe Day

There were a record number of species of fungi found in the Park on the guided walk, led by local expert Ziggy, at the October Cafe Day. Rotherham Hospice also had a very successful stall selling Christmas merchandise and raised nearly £300 for the Hospice. The cafe was well attended

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October 02, 2019 by Admin in Uncategorized

Whooper Swans at Ulley

The first signs of winter appeared in the Park on 2nd October with the arrival of four Whooper Swans. Whoopers come to Britain in autumn from their breeding grounds, mainly in Iceland, to spend the winter in our warmer temperatures, before returning in spring.     Thanks to Mike Smethurst

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