Memorials and Donations
We like to keep a record of all the memorials placed in the park and the donations received to help with the upkeep and development of Pannett Park. Many thanks to all our supporters.The list below contains information regarding all recently created memorials and donations received:
|November 2023 Araucaria tree donated in memory of John Haywood|
|November 2023 Acer griseum donated|
| November 2023 Cornus kousa "China Girl" donated by Ping and Miles Robson in memory |
of Ping's mother, Gao Huan Feng
| August 2023 Donation towards a new hydrangea bed in memory of Ann Whitehurst, |
from her family
| May 2023 Ranunculus linguagrandiflora, Water Buttercups, for the Lily Pool|
donated by Alan & Joanne Upton.
| April 2023 Jerusalem artichokes for the community Garden vegetable plot |
donated by Victoria Farm Garden Centre
| March 2023 New seating area in the Community Garden donated by |
|February 2023 Araucaria tree donated by Helen Wright, Ruswarp|
|February 2023 Oak timber to repair benches donated by J Hallam Joinery, Egton.|
| October 2022 Donation by our neighbours, at 32, 34 & 34A Bagdale,|
to use for improvements at the bottom Chubb Hill entrance
| September 2022 Euonymus fortunei, gold & silver varieties, for Union Steps Rockery |
donated by the family of Gwen James to remember her 70th birthday
|December 2021 Helleborus niger "Christmas Carol" for Union Steps Rockery|
| November 2021 Plants for new bed on Peony Steps|
Donated by Bernadette McKnight
|July 2021 Roses from the Harty family in memory of Susan & Nicholas|
|July 2021 20 bags of post mix|
| October 2020 Yew tree (Taxus baccata 'Fastigiata')|
Donated in memory of Gwen James, by her family
| February 2020 Little Free Library|
Partly funded by Aviva Community Fund grant
| February 2020 Auracaria araucana, monkey puzzle tree, and |
Aesculus hippocastanum, horse chestnut tree,
presented to Pannett Park by Mrs R Nichol
in memory of her husband Dennis.
| November 2019 Cercidiphyllum japonicum (Katsura tree/ Burnt Sugar tree)|
Planted in memory of David Laws, on his birthday
Parks Superintendent 1972 - 1991
| November 2019 2000 Fritillaria donated & planted in memory of |
Ron Whatling, Green Flag judge &
a good friend of Pannett Park.
| November 2019 6000 blue & white Crocus donated by Whitby & District Lions|
to celebrate their 50th anniversary in 2020.
Planted by pupils from Ruswarp & Airy Hill Schools
| August 2019. In Memory of David Laws, |
Parks Superintendent 1972 - 1991.
37 years service to Whitby.
August 2019. A donation from Beacon Farm..
| July 2019. A donation from Whitby Civic Society|
|June 2019. Poetry Scrolls funded by Aviva Community Fund.|
|May 2019. Use of beverage machine by Whitby Town Council.|
|May 2019. A donation of Acer pseudoplatanus 'Brilliantissimum'.|
|May 2019. Little & Brown Ltd. donated time & parts to repair a CCTV camera.|
|April 2019. Oak timber to repair benches donated by J Hallam Joinery, Egton.|
March 2019. Mr. & Mrs. Watt of Bagdale donated & planted a Paperbark Maple
(Acer griseum) in memory of their son & stepson Adam who passed
away in 2018 aged 39.
|January 2019. Nest boxes made and donated by Walter Turner.|
|December 2018. Christmas tree donated by the Marquis of Normanby.|
| November 2018. Louis the Peacock donated by Kath
Horsley in memory of
George Horsley to celebrate 54 years together.
| November 2018. A donation by the Friends of a
Cornus controversa variegata
to mark a special birthday of Linda Sims, a Friend of the park.
November 2018. A Fagus sylvatica purpurea (copper beech), planted
Councillor Joe Plant, Mayor of the Borough of Scarborough,
to commemorate the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day,
World War One.
May 2018. A donation of gardening equipment from the
Community Fund of the
Mayoress of the Borough of Scarborough, Mrs. Cherry Smith.
May 2018. Salix caprea (Goat Willow) donated by a former
Green Flag judge,
now a good friend.
|December 2017. Euonymus alatus donated by Whitby U3A gardening group.|
December 2017. Cercidiphyllum japonicum (Katsura tree/Burnt Sugar tree)
donated by the Friends in recognition of the contribution
made by two of the volunteers.
September 2017. Narcissus poeticus 'Actaea', a heritage, scented variety.
Donated by Walter Turner.
July 2017. The Floral Clock sponsored by Whitby Lions to celebrate
100 years of Lions International.
|April 2017. A donation for future projects from Sleights Ladies Circle|
April 2017. Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Grayswood Ghost'
Whitby Lions Club.
|March 2017. Magnolia grandiflora donated by Poets Cottage Shrub Nursery.|
March 2017. Acer rubrum & A. platanoides donated, & planted in the
South Seas Garden
in memory of Leslie Thomas Cawthorn (1/8/20-11/7/15)
& Patricia Cawthorn (25/7/28-27/8/15).
January 2017. Hedgerow whips funded by I Dig Trees with OVO Energy
The Conservation Volunteers.
|December 2016. Christmas tree donated by the Marquis of Normanby.|
December 2016. Rosa 'The Yorkshire Regiment' funded by a grant
North Yorkshire County Council.
|November 2016. Narcissus donated by Holman's Book Shop.|
|June 2016. From Mike Fenby a can of oil for treating timber.|
|2016. Two donations from Beacon Farm Ice Cream.|
|January 2016. Pencil drawings for 'Art in the Park' leaflet donated by John Freeman.|
|December 2015. Christmas tree donated by the Marquis of Normanby.|
||September 2015. A donation from Beacon Farm Ice Cream.|
|Easter Event 2015. A donation from Beacon Farm Ice Cream.|
|March 2015. Pinus mugo (Swiss mountain pine) donated by Linda Sims & Michael Sims.|
|March 2015. Aesculus hippocastanus (horsechestnut) donated by Pauline Smithson.|
| March 2015. Funded by
Beacon Farm Ice Cream and Friends of Pannett Park
2000 galanthus nivalis (snowdrops) have been planted in the neolithic circle
with the help of pupils from Airy Hill C. P. School.
|December 2014. A walnut tree (Juglans) donated by Ron Whatling.|
| Christmas tree. Donated by the Marquis of Normanby December 2014.
Delivered courtesy of Wilf Noble Building Supplies.
| December 2014. Three trees
have been donated this month,
Koelreuteria paniculata (Pride of India) donated by the Jameson family,
Cercis canadensis (Redbud) & pyrus 'Conference' (pear).
|March 2014. Staff of Sainsbury's, Whitby donate and plant a prunus 'Kanzan'.|
|Febuary 2014. Juniperus 'Blue Arrow' and bergenia 'Baby Doll', donated by Friends of Pannett Park.|
||August 2013. A donation from Sainsbury's, Whitby to purchas 24 clematis.|
|Donation July 2013 from Hudsons of Whitby.|
|Plants for lily pool. 23/04/13.
A donation from Dillons of Whitby has allowed the boosting of planting in this area.
A donation by the Marquis of Normanby December 2013.
17/12/12. Whitby Town Mayor Councillor John Freeman plants a Metasequoia glyptostroboides 'Gold Rush' (Dawn redwood) to commemorate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.
|Magnolia soulangeana. 13/12/12. Donated by Friends
of Pannett Park and planted by volunteer gardener
Kath Horsley who received a commemorative silver trowel from Friends' Chairman Bob Bennett.
3/12/12. Julia Lewis of Leeds donates and plants two fir trees grown by herself from seed in memory of her beloved dogs.
May 2012. Plants from Poets Cottage Shrub Nursery, Lealholm.
|Timber for raised bed
May 2012. Timber from MKM Building Supplies Ltd.
|Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Doorenbos' (Himalayan birch 'Snow Queen')
Donated on 12th April 2012.
March 2012. Replacing a commemorative tree, Prunus serrula,which originally marked the
first one thousand hours of gardening completed by the Friends.
May 14th 2011. Planting water lilies donated by the descendants of Captain Thomas Kirby
whose daughters funded the building of the original lily pool in the 1920s.
|Parrotia persica (Persian Ironwood)
Tree donated by TGP Landscape Architects to celebrate the new tree planting as part of the park restoration.
A memorial bench to Peter, a valued Friend of Pannett Park is situated by the lily pool.
|Prunus serrula (cherry)|
To commemorate one thousand hours of gardening by the volunteers, and planted by
Whitby mayor Robert Broadley in May 2006.