Rowntree Park Rainbows by fishers

Rowntree Park Rainbows

South of York city centre, on the west bank of the River Ouse, can be found Rowntree Park.

This park extends to 20-acres (8.1 hectares), with the land beig donated by Rowntree & Co. It was created in memory of employees of Rowntree & Co who died in World War I, and was opened in July 1921 by local entrepreneur and philanthropist Joseph Rowntree. The gates at the riverbank entrance are eighteenth-century and were given by the company as a memorial to the people of York who died in World War II.

Towards the southern end of the park is a long pergola, with a circular section at the north end, from which I found these knitted / crocheted rainbows hanging, one of a number of features around the city to encourage and support National Health Service (NHS) workers.

Ian
delightful find and history
it is so lovely to see that employees were remembered during a world war
July 18th, 2020  
Nice history and find
July 18th, 2020  
Interesting background that heightens the impact of the image.
July 18th, 2020  
Cute
July 18th, 2020  
Great tribute and great histoty tale.
July 18th, 2020  
Great capture and history
July 19th, 2020  
These are so nice, and what a marvellous gesture by Mr Rowntree. I think rainbows may well play a big part in this years yarn bombing.
July 19th, 2020  
Lovely tributes to the NHS
July 19th, 2020  
Lovely find. I'm sure these are great encouragement for those health workers who risk their lives everyday to help fight Covid19
July 19th, 2020  
@ninaganci @craftymeg @taffy @pdulis @pyrrhula @seattlite @pattyblue @kjarn @sangwann

Thank you all for your lovely comments and fav, they are very much appreciated.

I do like to see these fun displays adding a bit of colour to our city.

Ian
July 19th, 2020  
How cheerful. A lovely tribute to all the hard-working NHS staff.
July 19th, 2020  
@will_wooderson

I thought this was a great bit of fun but with a serious message of thanks.

Ian
July 25th, 2020  
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