Gheluvelt Park Heritage Lottery Project
Gheluvelt Park is a memorial park built in honour of those lost in the First World War and has recently received £803,000 of lottery funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund. The project is a partnership between the City Council, Friends of Gheluvelt Park and the Duckworth Trust. The park will benefit from many improvements including a new play area; new water play feature; war memorial; and reinstated park railings.
Closed for the Winter Season
re-opening in April 2014
The Friends of Gheluvelt Park
Gheluvelt Park Friends was formed in 2003 to work with Worcester City Council, the Duckworth Trust, local Residents Associations and others to develop and increase the use of Gheluvelt Park and the Duckworth Environmental Centre. During this time membership has increased to more than 500, run by a committee of 8, representing 4000 local Barbourne residents and many more from outlying areas.
Membership is open to anyone. There are no fees and we issue three or four free newsletters per year, either by email, local delivery in the Barbourne area, or collection from the Pumphouse Environmental centre. We would be delighted if you decide to get involved in our activities, but there is no commitment. Merely by being a registered member you help the committee raise funds for park activities.
For more information visit www.gheluveltfriends.org.uk
- Issue 33 May 2013 Friends Newsletter
- Issue 31 February 2012 Friends Newsletter
- Issue 30 November 2011 Friends Newsletter
- Issue 29 June 2011 Friends Newsletter
- Issue 28 January 2011 Friends Newsletter
- Issue 26 May 2010 Friends Newsletter
Gheluvelt Sons of Rest
The Sons of Rest building is available for hire for £10 per hour, if you would like to hire the building please complete the Gheluvelt Sons of Rest Booking Form. Rooms must be cleaned after use, full Terms & Conditions will be sent upon application.
Yellow Dog UK
The Yellow Dog Project was created to bring awareness to dogs who need space while training, recovering from surgery, or being rehabilitated.
Yellow Dog - Some dogs need space
If you see a dog with a YELLOW ribbon, bandanna or similar on the leash or on the dog, this is a dog which needs some space. Please, do not approach this dog or its people with your dog. They are indicating that their dog cannot be close to other dogs. How close is too close? Only the dog or his people know, so maintain distance and give them time to move out of your way. For more information visit www.yellowdoguk.co.uk.
The George Marshall Medical Museum
Therapeutic public spaces: the importance of town parks in the history of public health
In the mid-nineteenth century, the famous artist, critic and philosopher, John Ruskin stated "the measure of any great civilization is in its cities and a measure of a city's greatness is to be found in the quality of its public spaces, its parks and its squares." Ruskinís view was far from unique in this period. Many public health reformers felt that parks were essential to the health and wellbeing of the residents of towns and cities all over England. They believed that parks provided the clean air that so many of workers of the period were lacking in the dirty factories in which they worked and the unhygienic back-to-back houses in which they lived. These reformers lobbied Parliament until these parks were eventually built.
For more information visit www.medicalmuseum.org.uk
If you are interested in Worcester's history and would like to know more about the work of Worcestershire Historical Society why not visit their website at www.worcestershirehistoricalsociety.co.uk.
If you are interested in bringing history alive, Discover History offers an interactive, hands-on experience and provides an opportunity to handle both real and historically accurate artifacts. Discover History can provide workshops for interested groups so why not visit their website at www.discover-history.co.uk.