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New floral clock is jewel in Whitby's crown
A new floral clock
which celebrates the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee has been unveiled in
Whitby’s Pannett Park.
Designed in the shape of a crown with the
timepiece at its centre, the clock features the words “Pannett
Park, Whitby” and includes a reference to the Queen’s 60 years on
It has been installed by Scarborough
Borough Council parks staff in partnership with volunteers from the
Friends of Pannett Park and sponsored by Kebbell Homes which has
prestigious development of luxurious apartments opposite called
Kebbell Homes was delighted to host the
ceremony unveiling the clock from its show apartment which has
uninterrupted views of the floral tribute and Pannett Park.
Council Parks Officer Chris Roe said: “The
clock was installed in the park in 1953 to celebrate the Queen’s
Coronation, so it’s very fitting we have been able to remodel the
design to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee.
“It has been planted with marigolds,
begonias and petunias which are set to explode in colour in the
next couple of weeks and when they do it will be a show-stopping
“I want to thank our friends’ group and
particularly Bob Bennett who created the technical drawings which
we used and Kebbell Homes for their generous sponsorship – without
them this would not have been possible.”
Linda Tillisch, Northern Sales Manager for
Kebbell Homes added: “We are delighted to sponsor the Pannett Park
floral clock which is a beautiful landmark on Chubb Hill. Residents
at our development are able to enjoy glorious views across to it.
In fact the park itself is of great appeal to our customers who
enjoy having it so close to home.”
After it was installed in 1953, Pannett
Park’s floral clock and the floral displays incorporated into the
design was for many years a much loved feature of the park and
Each year a different theme was chosen and
the planting depicted various logos and pictures. At one time a
water fountain even circled the clock.
Unfortunately by 1979 the clock had fallen
into disrepair, its hands were removed and the planting reverted to
a normal flowerbed. It remained like this for 27 years until in
2006 the Friends of Pannett Park secured grants and sponsorship to
reinstate the clock, create the Whitby Time Line, and carry out
landscaping improvements to the surrounds.
For more information about Pannett Park, visit http://www.pannettpark.co.uk/.
For more information about the apartments for sale at Caedmon’s
Prospect visit www.kebbell.co.uk.