Friends Group awarded grants for the Joule pavement

The Friends of Worthington Park in Sale has received a National Lottery grant of £5900 for an exciting heritage project, the provision of a ceramic pavement to be laid in the park to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of famous local physicist, James Prescott Joule.  The project has been made possible by money raised by National Lottery players together with grants received from the Manchester Airport Community Trust Fund, Sale Mayoral Fund and private donations.  The project will run from October until June of next year.

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Friends Group AGM – 24 July 2018 – New Date

Please note that we have had to change the date of the FoWP AGM. It will now take place on Tuesday 24 July 2018 at 7.30pm in the upstairs room at the Moorfield Hotel, 131 Marsland Road, Sale, M33 3NW.
We are very excited to have Gordon Cooke as the speaker this year. Gordon, potter, teacher  and designer for 35 years, makes stoneware planters and scuptures in concrete. He will be talking about his career as well as the methods and processes used in the design and construction of the proposed Joule pavement in the Park.

Commemorating JP Joule

This year is the 200th anniversary of the birth of James Prescott Joule, the famous physicist.
To commemorate this famous scientist from Sale the Friends of Worthington Park are currently trying to raise funds to cover the cost of a piece of artwork.
The Friends have commissioned a well known local artist, Gordon Cooke, to create a ceramic pavement near the James Joule bust. This work will include information about Joule and we think it will act as a beautiful focal point for this area of the park.
We are aiming to get this installed this summer but we need to raise £7,000 for the artwork and a further £4,500 for the project management and installation – a total of £11,500.
We are hoping to raise the required amount through bidding for funds and donations. To date (May 16th 2018) we have raised £4,525 in funding but we still have a way to go and although we still have some bids being considered we have also set up a Just Giving page and all donations will be gratefully received
Should we be fortunate enough to exceed our target the money will be used to support future events and activities in the park.