As part of Rowntree Park’s centenary year celebrations, we are pleased to have our ‘Words from a bench’ project up in Rowntree Park.
‘Words From A Bench’ celebrates reflections, recollections and creative imaginings of Rowntree Park, along the themes of ‘escape’, ‘the outdoors’, ‘nature’ and ‘the park’. Within the collection you’ll find moments of laughter, poignancy and occasional ‘naughty’ behaviour, which we do not encourage! Aside from occasional light editing for clarity, all submissions are the author’s original work and voice. We hope you enjoy reading them.
There are QR codes on benches around Rowntree Park. Scan the code with your phone to access each written piece. The pieces are by both adults and children.
All stories and poems can also be accessed using the links below. This first set of work will be in the park until Summer. A second set of stories and poems will then go on display.
I can’t wait till it’s over – Angela Peacock
And on that day when – Katy Jenkins
The snow fox – Charlotte Hudson
Weeds – Sally Mitchum
Fox in the Park -Nate Reason
Ain’t Nature Grand? – Joy Myerscough
Sparrows drink from morning dew – Jet Liversedge
Rowntree Park – John Ostyn
As the white flakes of snow – Edward Shakeshaft
Bubbles – Dinks
I went for a walk in Rowntree Park– Ian Durham
There’s a light – Estelle Villas
To tennis at Rowntree Park – Rosie Cantrell
Thoughts flow – Abby Levers
Springtime Forest – LuLu Morris
A good view – Jeanette Sparnenn
Ducks – Max Stampfer-Todd
On Beauty, War, Remembrance and… Geese – Dave Rowsell
The Nature of Rowntree Park – Alisha Langhorn
The park is closed today – Daniela Nunnari
Thank you to our volunteer editors; Karen Hill Green, Gayle Johnson and Nicky Kippax. Also huge thanks to all who contributed a story or poem to this project.