I decided that today I would take my knitting needles (and Bobo) out for the day so off I trotted to Normanby Park. I took a picnic (in keeping with my project on my other blog) and the trundle truck.
The park includes a large house built in the early nineteenth century by the Sheffield family. In 1964 they leased the park to the (then) Scunthorpe Borough Council and since then it has been a wonderful place for local people to go and enjoy the gardens, look for the deer or maybe enjoy a round of golf.
The first time I went to the park was while the Sheffield family was still living there. I was eight and I went to Brownie Revels. “Revels” sounds wonderful but my eight year old ears mis-heard and I called it Brownie Rebels which I personally think is even more wonderful. As a thank you to the Sheffield family we all squatted on the ground in front of the house forming together the words “Golden Jubilee 1910 – 1960. The Sheffield family looked down from the first floor at hundreds of little girls but I have never seen a picture of that event. I would love to find one!
Normanby is a wonderful place for children. It’s term time now so there were few around today but what child wouldn’t want to hear a story from a “Once Upon A Time” chair?
I remember climbing on this tree all those years ago when I went to Normanby as a Brownie.