The Marton estate is a fascinating stretch of land with an eclectic history. From tenanted farm land to the park we know and love today, the changing of hands and developments made to the land have been vast. We’ve blogged in the past about the spirits of the Central Lodge being unhappy with the recent restoration, but looking back at the history of the estate, it seems that the workers may not be the only ones upset by transformations…
Last week Sue from the Cleveland Show talked about the show’s history, and so we thought it was only fitting that we do a recap of this year’s show. For many of us on the Askham Bryan College at Stewart Park team, this was our first time holding a stall at the show and even the rain couldn’t dampen our spirits! Continue reading “The Cleveland Show Round Up!”
Cleveland Show is the biggest one day agricultural show in the north east and is held annually on the fourth Saturday in July in Stewart Park. It’s one of the only shows in the UK to be held in a public park but run by volunteers. Our latest show was last Saturday 22nd July when the Country Came to Town!
I feel so lucky every day that I get to do a job that I love. But to make things even better, I get to do it in this beautiful park. My office window looks out onto one of my favourite parts of Stewart Park, the Victorian Walled Garden. When my eyes wander from my screen I often enjoy people watching; couples will wander around and sit on the bench and families will explore the many different plants. I love to set off with the camera and take pictures of all of the wonderful features of the park, and make sure to share these on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
The view from my office window