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Welcome to our scrapbook page


Why not come and join our Quilt Club, above, the next
get together is on Sunday 26th July at 1pm, all welcome.







Our new friends from Wythenshawe Hall came to visit today and we had a really nice afternoon exchanging ideas.  
There was lots of chat, plenty of laughs and as usual as Clayton Hall, pots of tea.
Can't think of a better way to spend a dark, wet afternoon.






6th July 2013

Clayton Hall Garden Party, 15th June, 2013


The weekend is over and it is the end of  
Scout Community week

and what a week!  Clayton Hall moat is looking fantastic thanks to Sharon Bowles who brought
together the 2/230th Manchester scout group and McDonalds staff.  Both groups have worked
tirelessly to clear years leaf mold and weeds which covered the bottom of the moat.

We never expected to get all the way round in the time but we also never expected to get as far as we did.

A huge thank you to Sharon and everyone involved,
its been a real priviledge to work with you all.
We look forward to your return in a few weeks time to continue the work.


Scouts Dillon and Brook above centre, bottom row, our stars of the week.  They didn't miss a session. 
As you can see, today they were excused uniform.   Well done boys, everyone is so proud of you.


And in the Moat the work continues with the help of McDonalds staff.
All week McDonalds have generously provided refreshments for the Scouts.

June 2013 and the Big Moat Clean up has begun.

Tonight it was the Scouts from 2/230th Manchester Scout group 
and what a great job they did.  Tomorrow night the cubs are coming
and on Thursday the Beavers then you are all invited to join the
young people on Saturday and Sunday for the final push.  
All three groups will be working from 10am till 4pm both days.  
Please come along and support these amazing young people. 


4th June - Step two - the Cubs


18th May 2013 saw another really nice open afternoon with lots of new visitors.
Children dressing up and keeping busy, adults reminiscing, what more could we ask.
Thank you all for coming, we hope to see you again soon.


Week commencing 3rd June is Scouting Community week and this year the boys and girls from the
2/230th Manchester troupe will be taking on the task of scraping the bottom of Clayton Hall moat.  
This will be just the first phase of our moat restoration plan.  It will be a long process and in order
to get the specialist advice on what needs to be done to reinstate the moat we have to clear
away all the dead leaves etc that cover the bottom. 
 This is where the young people come in, they will be working Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings,
with the climax of the week being two full days on Saturday and Sunday.

The 30th of April turned out to be a really busy day at Clayton Hall.
We had lots of visitors, as you can see from the photos below,
plus a group of students from nearby Beswick Academy.

It was lovely to see you all

A very sunny day

As usual, our thanks to everyone who came to Clayton Hall today, it was lovely to see you all.

Just when we think it can't get any better at Clayton Hall, it does.

We get more and more visitors every month and they come from far and wide.  Lots of our new visitors
are made aware of Clayton Hall because of the tram stop named after 'her'.  I think todays long
distance winner will probably be the gentleman who came all the way from London.

Our next open afternoon will be on the 18th May.

Another Away day


The Friends of Clayton Park get to go to the most interesting places.

We have been dipping into Clayton Hall's past.
If you are interested in researching social history and would like to join our group of volunteers
we would love to hear from you.  Contact us at info@friendsofclaytonpark.org.uk or come along
to our next open day on Saturday 20th April from 1pm till 4pm and speak to one of our members.


16th March 2013

Another really nice afternoon at Clayton Hall with lots of new visitors as well as some of our old friends.
Thank you so much for coming and for your kind donations, we really appreciate your support.
Hope you like the photos below, copies of individual photos can be obtained for a small donation
 to the Clayton Hall project.  Please contact us in the usual way.


9th March 

Today saw an amazing turn out for our moat clean up.
Approximately, (and it is only an approximate figure as the attendance record got a little bit
wet and muddy and isn't very clear), 50 to 60 people of all ages, came along to help out.

We would like to say a HUGE thank you to all those who
gave their time and effort to help improve the Park. 

Among the workers we had beavers, cubs and scouts from the 2/230th Manchester scout troupe,
our neighbourhood PCSO's, a young mens group, local family's and friends.
Neighbourhood delivery officer Richard from Debdale Park, was there to keep us
all on the straight and narrow and take away the rubbish at the end of the morning.
And to finish off we all had a bowl of delicious hot soup, curtesy of soup makers Alma, Kay and Pauline.

Well done everyone, once again we are deeply moved by your wonderful support.


5th March 2013
















Saturday workday at Clayton Hall - 29th April 2012

Never let it be said that being a Friend of Clayton Park is uneventful,
we did get down to some serious cleaning and cataloging in the afternoon.
Note to selves:  buy the right size trousers in the first place next time.
Hats off to those brave people who do this sort of thing for a living, in shop windows!

Come and say hello to 'Edward' at our next open afternoon




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