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About kenshone

I am a 76 year old retired architect with an abiding interest in Whitworth Park, in Manchester. This started when I was involved professionally in work on the local area in 1964 but became more intense through my work in retirement on the committee of the Friends of the Whitworth - Whitworth Art Gallery being part of the original concept for the Park but until 2009 from it by a fence. The poor condition of the Park in 2004 prompted the birth of Friends of Whitworth Park in 2006, of which I am currently Chair.

Save our Parks

Parks and open spaces throughout the country are under serious threat. So please consider adding your voice to a national petition to “Save our Parks”. The National Federation of Parks and Open Paces are collecting signatures for a petition calling on … Continue reading

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Natural Play

In our document “Towards a Development Plan” (2008) we noted that the lack of an area where children could play.  A playground had been built next to Denmark Road in the 1950’s but removed following persistent vandalism.  We observed that a new … Continue reading

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Green Flag Award

  When the group was started in 2005 we found that there was no plan for the development of the Park.  So after discussion with the then Park Manager, Kirsten Warren, we produced a document called “Towards a Development Plan” which … Continue reading

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Bio-blitz

One of the aims of the Friends from the start has been to find out more about the plants and creatures that live in the Park. Our September 2010 newsletter included a report on the Bio-Blitz carried out that year. It recorded that … Continue reading

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