Pannett Park

Whitby's Town Park - Home to Whitby Museum and Art Gallery

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 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 Linds Sims, a Friend of the park.

November 2018.  A Fagus sylvatica purpurea (copper beech), planted

by 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) 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'

                                                donated by 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

                               and The Conservation Volunteers.

December 2016.  Christmas tree donated by the Marquis of Normanby.

            December 2016. Rosa 'The Yorkshire Regiment' funded by a grant

                                              from 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.
Christmas tree
A donation by the Marquis of Normanby December 2013.

Jubilee tree
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.
Fir trees
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.
Prunus serrula
March 2012. Replacing a commemorative tree, Prunus serrula,which originally marked the first one thousand hours of gardening completed by the Friends.
Water Lilies
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.
Peter Turner
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.