UPDATE 15 : 30 September 1999 'FIRST FRUITS'
From 1st October, individuals, community groups and businesses will be invited to dedicate stones to be laid in their name as part of the Millennium Maze. The maze design, by Dr John Haigh, will consist of 1000 flagstones - one for each year of a Millennium, and is based on the ancient fylfot symbol from the famous 'Swastika Stone' of Rombald's Moor.
The maze map will go on display at the Parish Clerk's Office, Ilkley Town Hall, where stones can be 'booked' for a donation of £5 per stone, and all donors will receive a copy of the map, indicating the unique location of their stone(s). After the maze is laid, the trustees hope to provide an opportunity for the stones to be personalised by the addition of suitable plaques.
Special feature stones will be available to local societies, community groups, and businesses for a donation of £25, and group donors will be able to arrange a date to be present at the laying of their stone, as a memorable social occasion to mark the new Millennium.
The surroundings of the Millennium Maze area will include 1000 newly-planted native hedgerow trees to form a 'wildlife hedge', and these will also be available for personal dedication for a donation of £1 per plant. In time these will grow together to form a complete community for wildlife, and be a living reflection of how our individual contributions can co-operate for mutual benefit within the human community of our town.
Don't miss this chance to take part in a lasting memorial to the Millennium!
The Parish Clerk's Office will be open for personal callers between 10
- 12 am on Mondays/Wednesdays/Thursdays/Fridays from October 1st; donations
to dedicate stones or trees can also be sent by post to: The Secretary,
Darwin Gardens Trust, Parish Clerk's Office, The Town Hall, Ilkley,
West Yorkshire LS29 8HB.
We welcome all contributors - individuals, local businesses, schools and societies, to demonstrate their interest in this unique opportunity to celebrate the Millennium in Ilkley. By helping to create an inspirational, educational and recreational feature, of enduring value to both residents and visitors of all ages, we can all show our respect for Ilkley's past and our determination to act positively for the future of our town and its surroundings.
If you can offer assistance with: contributions to planting or landscaping
schemes; technical, artistic or organisational advice; construction skills;
labour, tools and materials; fund-raising; sponsorship; publicity; contacts;
then please get in touch and let us know what you would like to do for
The Darwin Gardens Millennium Scheme.
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