September 2017

As well as the regular weekly activities, there’s a variety of other events and attractions which vary from month to month. Events are free (unless otherwise specified) and all are welcome to join in. Outdoor events are weather permitting.

Sunday 3 September

2pm Join Huddersfield Croquet Club members for a game of croquet on the lower bowling green. Anyone interested is welcome to come along and have a go – equipment is provided. If you’re new to the game, Club members will show you the ropes. Please wear flat trainers or shoes. This is the last open session of the 2017 season. For more information about Huddersfield Croquet Club, e-mail, call Rena Souten on 07799 895350 or visit their Facebook page.

Tuesday 5 September

7pm Friends of Greenhead Park committee meeting in the Greenhead Park pavilion.

Wednesday 6 September

12.30pm – 1.30pm Friends of Greenhead Park History Hour – an illustrated talk by Trevor Ellis from Huddersfield Postcard Society entitled Reading the Cards: Postcard Collecting and Local History. Trevor has an extensive collection of old postcards, including some of Greenhead Park, which provide fascinating insights into local history.  History Hour sessions are held in the Greenhead Park Community Room (in the cafe building by the tennis courts).  Free – no need to book.

Friday 8 September

6pm Take a walk back in time and explore the history of Greenhead Park with David Griffiths, author of Secured for the Town: The Story of Huddersfield’s Greenhead Park. This free 60 – 90 minute guided walk starts and finishes at the Trinity Street gates by the Park Lodge. It has been organised by the Friends of Greenhead Park as part of Heritage Open Days, a national celebration of our heritage. There’s a directory of all events on the Heritage Open Days website – and a local brochure of events in Kirklees. Hard copies of the brochure are available at The Park Cafe in the conservatory as well as libraries and other public buildings, bus and train stations, cafes in Huddersfield town centre and more.

Saturday 16 September

1pm – 2.30pm Greenhead Park Art Club for kids aged 5 to 10 years (must be accompanied by an adult) in the Greenhead Park Community Room (next to the cafe by the tennis courts). Cost: £5 per child – e-mail for more details or to book a place. You can find more information about the club on Greenhead Park Art Club’s Facebook page.

Saturday 30 September

1pm – 3pm Poets and poetry lovers are warmly welcomed to a free Poetry in the Park readaround in the Greenhead Park Pavilion by the bowling greens. Just bring along two or three short poems to read – your own or by someone else.  This session of Poetry in the Park is part of a Global Event Day organised by 100 Thousand Poets for Change to promote peace, justice and sustainability worldwide, and poems relating to this theme would be particularly welcome. For more details call John Duffy 01484 534750.