Memorial Book

Neil Birks of T W Birks & Son, funeral directors, kindly donated the memorial book to Friends of Beaumont Park in 2007.

Please note - it is policy to not allow memorial plaques in the Park but if you would like to remember a loved one, please enquire with a member of our team. You can contact the Friends of Beaumont Park here.

Friends of Beaumont Park Memorial Book

A Small - Leaved Lime Tree was planted in Memory of
Nellie Clegg
7 November 1923 - 11 March 2004

A dearly loved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandma Nennie

In loving memory of our dear Mum.

The love in life we had for you in death grows stronger still.
Let the winds of love blow softly and whisper in your ear.
How much we love and miss you more each passing day.
Love always Gillian, Janet, Malcolm, Roger & families

A small-leaved Lime Tree was planted in loving memory of adored parents, grandparents and great grandparents
John Bernard Beaumont 1911 - 1972
Elsie Beaumont 1916 - 2003

They had many happy times in Beaumont Park

Always Loving Always Loved

A White Beam Tree was planted in December 2008 by Lesley Baxter & Kay Stockford in memory of their parents
Leslie & Kathleen Jenkinson
Who died January 1986 & July 2005

The Companionship of Trees

The place occupied in our lives by the company of trees is closely knit into our relationships with Mother Nature. Most of us at some time have known what it was to develop a love-tie with a particular tree. It was the hawthorn you passed every morning as you made your way through the local park. It was the lilac tree in your own back garden which every Spring used to tap on your shoulder with a spray of purple blossom, as if drawing attention to itself in this its "finest hour", or there was that old oak from which you drew new strength when the wind was wild and the winter bleak. These were more than companions, they had become friends, always there to hold out their own gift to meet your special need.

In loving memory of
Joe Kain
Born 9 December 1927
Died 24 July 2006

In tears we saw you sinking
We watched you fade away
Our hearts were almost broken
You fought so hard to stay
But when we saw you sleeping
So peacefully free from pain
We could not wish you back dad
To suffer that again.
Your presence ever near us
Your love remains with us yet
You were the kind of dad
Your children will never forget
Love always Julie, David & Peter 

In loving memory of a dearly loved sister, aunt & friend
Margaret Bywater
1935 - 2005

To Dearest Maggs

We thought of you with love today
But that is nothing new
We thought about you yesterday
And Days before that too.
We think of you in silence
We often speak your name
Now all we have is memories
And your picture in a frame.
Your memory is our keepsake
With which we’ll never part.
The care and love you gave us
Will forever be in our heart. 

In memory of
Sarah Hannah Carter formerly Stocks

1888 - 1974

Brought up nearby in the Shoulder of Mutton Yard, Lockwood - she knew and loved this park well.  She often brought us, as children, to see the park and walk back via Lockwood into town.  Her later life was spent in Birkby - where her daughter and grand-daughters lived.

Fondly remembered always

D N & J Whitwam

Parents of Margaret & Barry


Laura & Harold Armitage


1911 - 2000 & 1910 - 2000



They married in 1932 and had 68 happy years together, then passed over within 2 days of each other.  Still together in this park which they both knew and loved.  Their life is commemorated by a Lime Tree sited to the right of the main gate.

Sadly missed by all the family.

A London Plane Tree was planted on 23 February 2008 


In memory of

Margaret Gillespie

21st March 1933 - 26th December 2007

Beloved wife and best friend of Michael Gillespie

Loving Mother of

Glenys, Susan, Karen, Gina and stepmother of Jeanette

Grandmother to

Fiona, James, Rachel, Stewart, Gabriele, Roberta & James

Great Grandmother to

Imogen & Daisy

Friend of Many

Sorely missed and will never be forgotten

Rest in peace

Margaret Gillespie


21 March 1933 - 26 December 2007

You were a special being, a special mother;

Perfect, no.  However right or wrong you were always there.

Giving without taking

And never asking.

But now you are gone.

Leaving a loss in each of us that is unbearable,

That makes living painful.

But we will carry on, each in our own way,

Because you gave us that strength to live life.

Because a part of you still lives on in each of us.

We are what we are because of you.

Thank you for being our Mum

                               Glenys, Susan, Karen & Gina 


Treasured Memories of

EMILY LODGE (nee Swire)

Born 11 June 1903    Died 16 April 2007

A very dear mother of Kathleen,

Mother in law of Geoff

and a devoted Gran and Great Gran of

Nigel and Christopher


                                                           Mrs K M Brown, Birkby, Huddersfield 


In Memory of
Dorothy Houghton
1939 - 9 February 2011

We speak to you in silence
and talk to you out loud,
sometimes we think we see your face
as we go from place to place.

But we are only dreaming
that is plain to see,
for just a while ago
you left your family.

Now we don't have you to talk to
or tell you things that are new,
we don't have your sound advice
to tell our troubles to.

We have such lovely memories
of you that we can recall,
but living our lives without you
is the hardest part of all.

Your face and smile no more we see
but we know we're close to thee,
so rest in peace and watch over those
who hold you dear and love you most.

In Loving Memory


Frank Thomas Fairbank

3 April 1938 to 19 August 2014

Little did we know that morning

Fate was going to call your name

In life we loved you dearly,

In death we do the same.

It broke our hearts to lose you,

But you did not go alone

For part of us went with you

The day Fate called your name.

You left us peaceful memories,

Your love is still our guide

And though we cannot see you

You are always by our side

Our family chain is broken

And nothing seems the same

But as Fate calls us one by one

The chain will link again.