Jockey Jan

JOCKEY JAN MEMORIAL PLACES

 

 

Rescobie Church Garden.

 

The Rev. Brian Ramsay asked if we would like a bench to remember Jan. We thought it would go in the grave yard.

Brian said we could put it where it is, but he didn't know what to do with the rest of the area.

I said leave it to me.          So the pictures tell the story.

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I was asked by a friend of Jan’s, she said

“I have been all round the crematorium Margaret and I don’t see a place to leave flowers for Jan”.

I had never thought of this so it made the memorial garden much more needed than ever. 

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The garden gave me something to do for Jan and her friends and kept me busy.

Anyone could help with plants and bulbs.

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The area was surrounded by a lovely natural stone dyke which had been rebuilt which sets of the garden.

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Below Middleham Gallops. High Moor. 

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There was a space for a small gate, which the church treasure had mentioned, but I already had something in mind.

 

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I had noticed the horse on Gordon Skea's stone seprerator and got on to the subject 

I asked if he could do something. I wanted something slightly horsy but remembering it was for the church.

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    There was a space for a small gate, which the church treasure had mentioned, but I already had something in mind.

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I had noticed the horse on Gordon Skea's stone seprerator and got on to the subject of a gate. I asked if he could do s

I wanted something slightly horsy but remembering it was for the church.

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 Below a small pony shoe was found for the perfect bolt.

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 Some of friends and family wanted to be part of the garden and asked or brought along plants or bulbs.

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Before Xmas 2009 I received a call from Jan’s Boss David Barron, he told me about a sweepy

that the yard did every year at which horses would do best in the year.

David said guess who has won, yes it was Jan.

We discussed what to do with the money and a weather vane was what we decided. Maunby Front Fert 005

I think it turned out really well as Jan stands watch and hopefully brings the yard luck for many years to come.

It was where she wanted to be.

"Jan said a lot of good jockey's came out of this yard one called Alex Greaves who I want to be like."

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 Spring Time 2011.

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Dicentra, Bleeding Heart. Epimedium, Bishop’s Hat. 

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  JAN'S 21ST BIRTHDAY

 1ST OF MAY 2011

 Couldn’t let Jan’s 21st pass.  Things happened and this looked after everything.

We were putting a straw shed up and we had to take some trees down that would have fallen down. The wood cutter

found a tree once it was down with J K W on it, we had forgotten that years ago Drew helped Jan do this so hence the gate.

We had to replace trees so this was what I did my own way with a little help from Jan.

We used the picture of the weather vane at Maunby Yard for the gate to bring her home.

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 We park for Jan's Toffee and Auburn Drive (Haydon).

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 Jan's 21st flowers at Rescobie Garden.

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Below. Rhododendron  Photinia, Red Robin. Paeonia, Tulip, Black Knight.

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  Above. Other roses Birthday Wishes, Star Performer, Mischief.

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 Just Jan.

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 Something for the children at the Sunday school.

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 Above surounded by Primula's. Drew’s mum asked if there was anything I wanted for the garden, I had seen this shrub that had

lovely red autumn colours that I noticed in a local garden centre so I told her about It, but she came back with a Skimmia in stead.

Days after I was on my road to Inverkeilor and pulled into the local garden centre there and found the shrub

I had been looking for in the clearance part. When I was paying for everything the lady had turned the pot round

  the label was showing Berberis Mystery Fire.

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Above. Hypericum bought when we were with the Pony Racing Authority at Cheltenum it has lovely autumn foliage.

 Rhododendron red, Skimmia, Aubrieta, Hosta, Primula.

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 Above. Monarda, Paeonia, Iris,Helleborus, Christmas Rose, Scabiosa, Red Robbin, Pyrus Ornamental Pear.

Below. Their was a plant sale at the Forfar Market the plants came all the way from Wisbech he only had one rose bush with him.

 It was called Haydock Park seen in red below.

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 Erica Heather.Daboecia, Irish Heath. Calluna, Pinks, Primula, Pansy, Lily, Honeysuckle.

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 Jan’s swing what to do with it, you will see later.

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 Cutting grass and I left the top gate open they were only a minute of getting in and Auburn still pulls at the gate to get in.

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 They went out after I got a few pictures.

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This gate has horses upside, pet lambs, Jan befriended some geese one year and they have come back every year after that.

Jan went to pony club and had a great time at camp when it was at Brechin one year.

I got a call to come and see her on Tina her Highland mare. We went along I was a bit embarrassed at the Highland,

some of the competitors didn’t like it ether to say the least specially when Jan had clear rounds and came 2nd in the jump of.

Jan didn’t have me embarrassed. Jan showed at that time didn’t matter what she was on she gave it her best.

Jan had taught Tina from scratch herself and beat lots of lovely looking horses and more experienced riders that day.  

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  Jan had great fun at different locations at cross country.

Pet rabbits cats hens anything she could catch to sit on her knee, the foxes had got our hen’s, well their was one left.

Jan had it doing anything, most memorable sledging with hen on her knee.

This area was Jan’s sand pit, so bucket and spade, the rail was where she would tie her pony’s up.

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 Here’s the swing this used to be the bottom of garden with a stonewall running across.
We removed some of the stone and I got Drew to get a stone strainer from some of our other dykes to finish the end of wall.

 We got another end and erected it to make it like a cross-country jump.

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 Weeping Fuchsia. Clematis

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 The morning the dyker was coming to put it all together it was very rhyme (frosty) and I went to look at the ends.

I couldn’t believe what I was seeing engraved on the stone was two stick pictures of a mum and daughter holding hands.

The dyker was stunned too, I said to him you had better not drop it as Jan is watching us.

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 Below. Jan's swing and jump.

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Bench on High Moor Middleham before and after we visited on 22nd July 2013

 

 

 

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