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Remembrance in Astley Park

The service organised by Chorley Council at the parks war memorial on the Sunday nearest to the 11th November (this year it was the 10th) was very well attended by the people of Chorley.

Every year more and more people turn up to pay their respects. It is lovely to see families, the young, the old all mixing with servicemen, servicewomen and veterans. This years service was very touching.

On the actual 11th November, Remembrance Day the council arranged in the evening to have the Cenotaph and surrounding memorial illuminated. Even though it was a cold and windy night it had to be seen and it was fascinating and very atmospheric. We hope you like the pictures below.

Astley Park wins Award

Our wonderful park has won a prestigious award.

Britain in Bloom North West has awarded a gold medal to Astley Park in its Large Parks category along side Jean Stanfield Memorial Park in Poulton Le Fylde and Jubilee Park in Middleton.

The rest on the winners can be found by CLICKING HERE

Although not awarded directly to us we would like to think we played our part in making Astley Park what it is today.

Chorley Flower Show – Thank You

Well, what a weekend. After a week of record breaking heat when it came to the weekend the temperature dropped and the rain came but it didn’t dampen the spirit of the people of Chorley who came down to Astley Park in their droves for the Chorley Flower Show.

We were there both days meeting a greeting people on our Friends of Astley Park stand, giving out information on the projects we have worked on in the park, looking to gain new members and selling raffle tickets for the beautiful, contemporary, floral painting that was done and donated by one of our members.

The draw took place in the main exhibitors marquee at 4pm on Sunday and was performed by none other than Martin Fish, experienced gardening consultant, media personality and writer. The name drawn out was Judith Schmitz so congratulations, the painting is yours to keep.

Finally we would like to thank everyone who took time to come a visit us during the show, to all the exhibitors that made the show what it was and to Chorley Council for organising and staging such a great event, roll on next year.

 

Chorley Flower Show 2019 – Sunday

Tomorrow, Sunday July 28th  Chorley Flower Show continues in our glorious Astley Park.

Gates open at 10am and the show closes at 5pm.

CFS-Web-banner-2019The Friends of Astley Park will be there. Our stand is located on the main path through the park before you cross the dam at the front of the lake to get across to the Astley Hall side.

**Due to last minute change, not of our doing, our stand position has now changed. If approaching from the main park entrance it is now the first stand on the left of the main path, just look for the FoAP flag.

CLICK HERE to find out more about the flower show.

FoAP_FlowerShowLook out for our flag and come in for a chat, we’ve got loads to show you.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Chorley Flower Show 2019 – **UPDATE

Tomorrow, Saturday July 27th  Chorley Flower Show returns for a fifth year held in our glorious Astley Park and it promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Gates open at 10am and the show closes 5pm until Sunday morning when we do it all over again.

CFS-Web-banner-2019The Friends of Astley Park will be there on both Saturday and Sunday. Our stand is located on the main path through the park before you cross the dam at the front of the lake to get across to the Astley Hall side.

**Due to last minute change, not of our doing, our stand position has now changed. If approaching from the main park entrance it is now the first stand on the left of the main path, just look for the FoAP flag.

CLICK HERE to find out more about the flower show.

FoAP_FlowerShowLook out for our flag and come in for a chat, we’ve got loads to show you.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

FoAP at Chorley Flower Show

As we have already said, it’s Chorley Flower Show this coming weekend, the 27th and 28th in Astley Park. We are really looking forward to seeing you all.

Enter our Flower Show Raffle to win an original painting by a local artist.

The artist as produced this painting using alcohol inks. It is a colourful, contemporary, floral painting.

Tickets will be on sale during the show at The Friends of Astley Park Stand at £1 for a strip of 5 tickets. Find us on stand No. 35 on the main driveway, look out for our flag.

The draw will take place at 4pm on Sunday 28th July at The Friends of Astley Park stand.

CLICK HERE to find out more about the flower show.

Chorley Flower Show 2019

This coming weekend, July 27th and 28th, Chorley Flower Show returns for a fifth year held in our glorious Astley Park and it promises to be bigger and better than ever.

CFS-Web-banner-2019The Friends of Astley Park will be there on both Saturday and Sunday. Our stand is located on the main path through the park, past the Craft Stalls, just before you cross the dam at the front of the lake to get across to the Astley Hall side.

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CLICK HERE to find out more about the flower show.

FoAP_FlowerShowLook out for our flag and come in for a chat, we’ve got loads to show you.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!