Worth Park Gardens – Crawley Observer

Victorian picnic to be held for Crawley park launch
15th July 2015 – Crawley Observer
website www.crawleyobserver.co.uk

By Emily Turner
email emily.turner@jpress.co.uk
phone 01243 534152

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The Camelia Walk and formal gardens at Worth Park

A Victorian picnic will be held to celebrate the launch of Worth Park in Pound Hill, Crawley on Sunday, July 19 from 11am.

Crawley Borough Council are inviting people to bring along a picnic to this free fun day.

Visitors can listen to live music from the Milton Mount Community Choir and 4Tune Seekers barber shop quarter, as well as take part in Victorian sports and crafts.

There will also be hands-on archaeology activities, a tour by the Head Gardener and the opportunity to learn Victorian photographic techniques with the chance to have your picture taken.

At 2pm, the huge Pulham fountain will be switched on by the Mayor of Crawley, Cllr Chris Cheshire.

This will be the first time the fountain will be operational in decades since its restoration as part of the park’s multimillion pound regeneration programme financed by the Heritage Lottery Fund and the Big Lottery Fund.

Stuart McLeod, head of Heritage Lottery Fund South East, said: “We’re delighted to celebrate the opening of this beautiful park, which has been made possible not only by the investment of National Lottery players’ money but also the hard work and passion of staff, volunteers and the local community.”

“This project, and indeed this celebration event, offers a fascinating insight into Crawley’s natural and Victorian heritage – we’re proud to play a funding role.”

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