History preserved with new board unveiled at Stonefall Park

Members of the Hookstone and Stonefall Action Group (HASAG) with the new information board.
Members of the Hookstone and Stonefall Action Group (HASAG) with the new information board.

A community action group has proudly unveiled a new information board which they hope will preserve the history of Stonefall Park.

Hookstone and Stonefall Action Group (HASAG) are the group behind the new information board, with members joined by representatives of Harrogate Borough Council including Mayor Bernard Bateman at the official reveal on April 3.

The board covers the history of the park and includes original Stonefall bricks in the base, with the Yorkshire Guild of Drystone Wallers and graphic designer Claire-Louise Armitt both involved in its design and construction.

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Coun Pat Marsh, who grew up in the area, told of her childhood memories near the park, before Chris Beard, who was the assistant director of parks for the council at the time the park was first created, spoke about his role in designing and planting the park in the 1980s.

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Nigel Pulling, the CEO of Yorkshire Agricultural Society, then unveiled the board and declared it officially open.

HASAG was established in 2016 in an effort to maintain and improve the open spaces in the Hookstone area of Harrogate.

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Anybody interested in becoming involved with the care and development of Stonefall and Panhandle Parks and Hookstone Wood is encouraged to contact HASAGgroup@outlook.com