Gardening Group – Community Project

Gardening Group – Community Project

The gardens at Turton Tower are a wonderful amenity for the local community as well as adding to the visitor attraction of the Tower itself. Families, groups of friends, dog walkers and volunteers all meet to talk, walk, play, relax and work in the gardens. Joining other people enjoying themselves and being able to relax away from modern pressures is a major factor in our wellbeing.

The Tower Gardening Group have teamed up with the Co-op to help raise £800 towards much needed new plants and equipment.

The plants and shrubs are needed to fill out recently recovered flower beds for visual impact, enjoyment and satisfaction, in a recently neglected part of the garden.

We also need a petrol driven strimmer/brushcutter, a cordless leaf blower and spare battery and additional/replacement hand tools.

To help raise funds all you need to do is register using the link below, then choose Turton Tower Gardening Group as your chosen local project group, then when each time you go shopping at the Co-op use your card and for every £1 spent, on Co-op branded products, you will receive 2p back plus Turton Tower Gardening Group will receive 1p and the Co-op will donate an further 1p towards other LCF projects.

It costs just £1 to register and will entitle you to special offers and deals as well as special prices on Co-op services, such as; Insurance, Funeral Care & Legal Services.

Trip to Shibden Hall

Trip to Shibden Hall

What a fantastic day we all had when we visited Shibden Hall in Halifax, home of Anne Lister, from the TV series Gentleman Jack.

Suranne Jones AKA Gentleman Jack

Shibden Hall dates back to 1420, the same age as Turton Tower and offers visitors a fascinating journey through the lives of the people who lived and worked there.

After lunch, we visited Cliffe Castle and in Keighley, home of Victorian millionaire and textile manufacturer, Henry Isaac Butterfield. The house was completed in the 1880s and funded by the Butterfield family’s industrial empire, which included; wool textile mills and a shipping business that took British goods to Europe, America and China.

Cliffe Castle

The visit included a curatorial tour around the house which included sparkling Victorian rooms and furniture, paintings and decorative art as well as the museum which houses special galleries dealing with; natural history, archaeology and social history, along with the internationally important display of stained glass by Morris and Co.