We are a self funded charity made up of fantastic volunteers dedicated to the Prince of Wales Park. We meet twice weekly on a Wednesday and Saturday morning at 9 am for half a day. Tools are provided, Each session has a first aider and a Site Manager to organise the session.
The Friends Group is divided into History, Environmental, Wildlife and Community projects all designed to make the park a more welcoming and enjoyable place to be.
The Friends Group receives no funding and depends on awards, donations and membership subscriptions. If you feel you wish to become a member or make a donation,please read on.
Interested and want to get involved? What should you do? Remember you don't have to be a gardener, physically strong or come to sessions regularly.
The Friends are getting ready for some fun and games in the park. On Sunday 17th July at 12.30 the Carnival of Fun and Games will begin. Get ready for The Ukulele Jammers and the Halstead Clan playing, The All Together Now choir singing AND a TRex roaring! There will be games for the kids such as coconut shy, hoopla, lucky dip and other fun games. Make a carnival mask or watch Punch & Judy. Try some scones, jam and cream with a cuppa or have a beer from Bingley Brewery (or a prosecco). Games will be laid on for the youngest with pass the parcel and listen to a story in the woods. If that isn't enough get your face painted or watch a balloon animal being made.
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On Tuesday evening the 7/6/22 at 5.30pm
Some twenty five people gathered at The Lodge gate Prince of Wales park to set off on a walk through time with Mr Bill Frazer member of The Leeds Geological Society.
Bill gave out sheets of information but then took us back in time 315, million years ago to the origins of the formation of the rocks in the park to a time when continents were joined together , mountain ranges stretched across Scotland, Scandinavia and Greenland, Bingley was on the equator ,and river systems flowed from the mountains in the north to a delta system which built up deposits of sand and mud . This period of time is part of the Carboniferous period and the rocks and sediments became the Millstone Grit group, the type of rock that was quarried in Prince of Wales Park.
This is just a flavour of what was a most interesting exploration of the geology of the park it’s rocks and fossils. There is always something new to remember from Bill’s fascinating walks through time as Bill puts it "to a geologist rocks are like books they have a story to tell and are full of information".
We thank Bill so much for his most fascinating walk .