We recently asked members of the Trust if they would like to suggest names for our family of carved bears. Barclay Bear, our mascot, popped down to see them last night and to tell them the names that had been chosen
Daddy Bear is called Samuel, after Samuel Galton who bought Warley Woods as farm land and changed it into a the beautiful landscape it is today. Galton Road is named after her
Mummy Bear is called Lucy, after Samuel’s wife. She was called Lucy Barclay before her marriage and was from the banking family. Barclay Road is named after her.
Our boy bear, standing in front of his dad is called Alexander, after Alexander Chance who spearheaded the campaign to save Warley Woods from being built on and for it to become a public park for the people. Alexander Road is name after him.
Our girl bear, who stands in front of her mum, is called Abi – officially Abigail, but Abi after the house that stood in Warley Woods until 1956. Abbey Road is named after the house.
Thank you to everyone who entered the competition. We have some more informal pictures of Barclay’s antics at the naming ceremony on our Facebook page.
Heartbreak Productions have been touring the country for over 25 years with their inimitable style of open air theatre events. Each production boasts a small but perfectly formed, multi-talented cast who interact seamlessly to encourage audiences to immerse themselves into a world of storytelling and enjoy these vibrant unique performances. They will be returning to Warley Woods on Thursday 2nd August at 7.30pm with The Railway Children.
Attention passengers! We are sorry to announce that all services out of Giggleswick Station are delayed!
Gather around Bobbie, Peter and Phyllis on platform one as they pass the time by sharing the classic tale of The Railway Children. Living by the railway line, the children spend quite a bit of time watching the trains and making some unexpected friendships. There is the old gentleman who regularly takes the 9.15 train and helps them solve the mystery of what happened to their father, and the Russian immigrant who teaches them that compassion and understanding cross all boundaries.
All aboard! Full steam ahead! Find your travel companions and take your seats (bring your seats actually, and a picnic) for Heartbreak Productions’ outdoor adaptation of The Railway Children, a classic children’s tale by Edith Nesbit.
The performance takes place in the open air. You need to bring your own seating – chairs or rugs. The performance will go ahead whatever the weather, unless it is unsafe.
Running time: 2 hours and 20 mins inclusive of a 20 minute interval
Recommended age: 6+
The show at Warley Woods is sponsored by Fastsigns
Tickets also available at the shop in Warley Woods: open 7 days a week until 7pm during the week and 6pm at weekends. No payment card payments possible at the performance area.
Charity number: 1092754