Stoke & Staffordshire

Burslem Park officially opened

Burslem Park
Image caption Work on the £2m project started in May 2011 and was part-funded through the National Lottery

A Stoke-on-Trent park has been officially opened after a £2m revamp.

The work at Burslem Park includes the restoration of a Victorian pavilion, new landscaping and a specially commissioned sculpture.

The project has been part-funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and Big Lottery Fund.

Hundreds of people took part in celebrations, with a procession led by local MP Joan Walley.

Labour MP for Stoke-on-Trent North, Ms Walley is this year marking 25 years of representing the constituency in the House of Commons.

She led the procession to Burslem Park from Swan Bank Church.

Live music, displays, fairground attractions and sports skills demonstrations are also planned throughout the day.

Work on the park revamp started in May 2011 and Mike Watson from the Burslem Park Partnership said he was proud of the result.

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