Tuesday, 3 May 2011

War Memorial


I took this a couple of weeks ago.  I couldn't resist the blue sky and the colourful bedding plants around Shipley's war memorial.  It is hidden away in a small park, known as Crowgill Park, quite near the centre of the town and more or less opposite the Town Hall.  But for some reason it's not a park that many people use, apart from those who play bowls there, the occasional jogger and a few kids who come to use the skatepark tucked away at the back.  It's a shame more people don't think to walk and sit there, as it's quite attractive - and green spaces in our urban areas are so important.  The park was at one time a small stone quarry, later used as a public dump and then developed into a public park in 1889.  The bowling green was opened in 1914.

(Regular readers of my blog will remember that Shipley is the small market town less than a mile down the road from Saltaire.  Indeed these days Saltaire is really part of the area known as Shipley - all merged into one large urban area, part of Bradford Metropolitan District.)

15 comments:

  1. Enjoying all your "daily photos" even though I thought I was the only person in the world who thought the Hollies sang "Jenny Freckles"
    Lots of love,
    Hamish The Tambourine Man

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  2. It sure looks a nice outlook from there as well as the flowers bringing colour into the visit. I like how you have the memorial between the trees.

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  3. These flowers and the blue sky are so beautiful. War memorials are always sad. But it looks like a nice park.

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  4. The memorial and cross are rather simple, appropriate for a solemn memory. The flowers are bright and lush. Nice.

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  5. What a striking photo! Just beautiful! I agree the sky is the perfect backdrop!

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  6. Beautiful photo and it's good to see it so well maintained.

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  7. Hi Jenny

    I'd like to get in touch with you about an image from your site (well I think it is one of yours) that has been used on the following site:
    http://nijurbex.blogspot.com/2010_08_01_archive.html

    Can you please get in touch with me as I'd like permission to reproduce it please?

    Thanks
    Richard

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  8. Very pretty and a picture that was just begging to be taken!

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  9. Richard - How do I get in touch with you?

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  10. Hi Jenny
    Thanks for coming back to me. I take it you will know Pamela Reynolds - she has my contact details (I have emailed her today to see if she could give me YOUR email address!). Obviously I can't put my email address on your blog and give the spammers a field day! Hopefully we can reach each other via Pamela at the Saltaire website?

    Thanks
    Richard

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  11. A beautiful dramatic shot with that wonderful monument and sky!

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  12. Hard to believe this place was once the site of a public dump, what a dramatic and beautiful change of venue! ~Lili

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  13. You wouldn't happen to have the names on the Memorial - I am looking for Harry Drake who was killed in action 1 Nov 1918..... just another 10 days is all he needed!
    Jayne

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