Author Archives: jane

Sikh memorial unveiled

On Saturday 30 November representatives from Friends of Greenhead Park joined a huge crowd gathered in the Rose Garden for the unveiling of a new memorial commemorating the many thousands of Sikhs who fought and died in World Wars I … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on Sikh memorial unveiled

Christmas concert in the Conservatory

Get in the Christmas mood with the Friends of Greenhead Park and Lindley Junior School Choir at a free concert of Christmas music & carols in the Greenhead Park Conservatory on Sunday 8 December at 3.15pm.  Seasonal refreshments will be … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on Christmas concert in the Conservatory

Park hero returns from the past!

Way back in 1869, Alderman Thomas Denham, set out his vision for a park for the people of Huddersfield in a letter to the Huddersfield Examiner. He worked tirelessly to make the park a reality and is memorialised in a … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on Park hero returns from the past!

Conservatory and The Park cafe reopen

Visitors to the park this weekend (September 7/8) were delighted to find the conservatory open again after ten months under wraps. The Park cafe is also back in business offering hot and cold drinks and light refreshments, including a yummy … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on Conservatory and The Park cafe reopen

Back at last!

It’s been a long wait, but – barring any last minute mishaps! – our much-loved conservatory and The Park cafe will reopen on Saturday 7 September 2019 following extensive renovation work to preserve the Grade II listed structure.  New planting … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on Back at last!

Still flying the flag!

A Green Flag is proudly flying on the flagpole near the conservatory again this year following a flag raising ceremony by Parks Service staff and Friends.  The national Green Flag Award scheme recognises and rewards the best green spaces in … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on Still flying the flag!

Help Greenhead Park to win the title of UK’s Best Park 2019!

  Hands up if you think Greenhead Park is the best! We may be a bit biased but we reckon our beautiful park is a strong contender for UK’s Best Park 2019.  You have until noon on Monday 19 August to … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on Help Greenhead Park to win the title of UK’s Best Park 2019!

Bedding in!

Park gardeners Peter and John worked really hard last week to fill the park’s flowerbeds with thousands of summer bedding plants. The Friends of Greenhead Park gardening group did their bit to help too – and although it was a … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on Bedding in!

Oak tree appears in lakeside arbour!

Friends of Greenhead Park volunteers and students from Greenhead College have got together to create a striking mural in the arbour by the Greenhead Park lake. The project, led by artist and FoGP member Helen Williamson, has transformed the central … Continue reading

Posted in News | Comments Off on Oak tree appears in lakeside arbour!

Summer music on the Greenhead Park Bandstand

Not long now to the start of the 2019 programme of summer afternoon music on the Greenhead Park bandstand organised by the Friends of Greenhead Park. Most concerts, with a couple of exceptions, are on Sunday afternoons starting at 2pm … Continue reading

Posted in Events | Comments Off on Summer music on the Greenhead Park Bandstand