Col. Joseph Lawson-Whalley (pictured on the right) was Miss Whalley’s father. Capt. Julian Lawson-Whalley (on the left) was her brother. In the Trust Deed, Miss Whalley states that the reason for her generous gift to the City of Lancaster, (ie: money to purchase a piece of land for children to play on) was to commemorate the lives of her late father & brother.

Therefore, this is a crucial historical link between the Field & the City of Lancaster. One which we are keen to acknowledge by creating a, ‘memorial’ on the Field so that the public can better understand its history.

View the Trust Deed:

In this video, Paul Wiggins, chair of Friends of Miss Whalley’s Field, explains how Miss Whalley made a gift of the field to the city of Lancaster.