Pannett Day in the park
On Saturday 23 July the Friends of Pannett Park will be hosting
a special event in the newly renovated Pannett Park, Whitby.
It will have a ‘garden party’ theme and ladies are invited to
wear suitably impressive hats to add to the general atmosphere of
elegance and gentility. In recognition of Alderman Robert Pannett’s
gift of land to the people of Whitby as a ‘lasting legacy’ the
Friends wish to provide an afternoon that will reflect the ideals
which were important to him and which he strove to provide
throughout his adult life.
The event will run from 1pm until 4pm and is intended as a calm
and relaxing time allowing people to enjoy the park and its views
with some simple diversions. These will include ‘take away’
afternoon teas provided by the museum cafe enabling picnickers to
simultaneously enjoy the views and atmosphere. A small jazz band
will be playing on the museum terrace and activities will be
included for both adults and children.
Younger visitors may like to spot the butterflies, enter a
drawing competition, play hoop-la and join in a treasure hunt.
Adult tastes will be catered for with a book and magazine stall, a
herb and plant stall, a raffle (where a beautiful quilt can be
won), walking park tours, cards and postcards for sale, artists at
work and a photography workshop at 2.30pm (with encouragement and
tips for entering the Friends photo competition).
If you have not yet visited the Pannett Park, you should attend
this event and see what a wonderful bequest Robert Pannett left to
the people of Whitby which has been restored with help from the
Heritage and Big Lottery Fund and celebrate with the Friends of