Tag: friends of Middleton Park

Bluebell Walks in Middleton Woods this weekend

Normality is gradually coming back! The Friends of Middleton Park are starting their 2021 summer programme of events with their traditional Bluebell Walks in Middleton Woods. Last year these had to be cancelled because of Covid restrictions, but this year they are back on again. Normally the Friends hold the

1842 Children’s Employment Commission visits Middleton

In the 1830’s there was a movement towards social reform, especially towards the employment of children in the burgeoning industry of the early industrial revolution. In 1833 Parliament enacted the Factory Act which prevented the employment of children under nine from working in textile mills. Following this was a campaign

Cygnets rescued from Middleton Park lake

A family of swans have been the star attraction for many people visiting Middleton Park this spring, but this week two of the cygnets have had to be taken to the Yorkshire Swan Rescue Hospital in separate incidents. A pair of swans first nested at the lake in Middleton Park

Park Life: Richard Smyth on being writer in residence at Middleton Park

It’s a complicated place, this. I like complicated places – and the fortunate thing is, it turns out that all places are complicated, if you look at them closely enough. Looking closely was what I was here to do: to look closely, and to share what I saw. More than