UPDATE 23 : 23 May 2000 'NETWORK'
Forms for the service have been posted to all flagstone dedicators, and can also be obtained from the Parish Clerk's Office, Town Hall, Ilkley, where flagstone dedications continue to be available for a donation of £5 per stone. At the same address we also offer personalised decorative certificates showing the location of one (or several) flagstones, printed on quality stone-effect card and suitable for framing, for a donation of £2 per certificate (including post & packing). Office hours are 10 - 3 weekdays except Tuesday, (see below for telephone enquiries).
We have also been active in other publicity networks: following the lead of our local newspapers, the Yorkshire Evening Post has covered Darwin Gardens Millennium Green in a special feature article; and Radio Leeds provided airtime on their Saturday Morning spot, when Frazer Irwin and Peter Harnett were interviewed on the history and progress of the project.
The first feature flagstones in the Millennium Maze have now been laid - by Amnesty International Wharfedale Group, and Ilkley Choral Society. Local members of Amnesty International were joined by TV personality Geoff Druett in laying their stone. They also symbolically 'unlocked' their forgetmenot garden, which now features a paved surround designed and constructed by Darwin Gardens Trust volunteer Ian Chamberlain. Ian has recycled cut flagstones to form an imaginative and appropriate motif for the area.
We wish to thank all those who visited our stall at Ilkley Carnival, and supported Darwin Gardens Millennium Green by dedicating a stone in the Millennium Maze or a tree in the Community Hedge. We welcome all sections of our community - individuals, businesses, schools and societies, to become involved in this unique opportunity to commemorate the Millennium in Ilkley.
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