Park is renamed in honour of Vera’s story

Cllr Jeanie Bell, Naoise Johnson-Martin, Cllr Seve Gomez-Aspron, Joshua Sofaer, Rhyannon Parry, Vera (front), Cllr Andy Bowden and Andy Reid, Armed Forces Veteran and charity fundraiser
Cllr Jeanie Bell, Naoise Johnson-Martin, Cllr Seve Gomez-Aspron, Joshua Sofaer, Rhyannon Parry, Vera (front), Cllr Andy Bowden and Andy Reid, Armed Forces Veteran and charity fundraiser

A green space in St Helens has been renamed after a local woman who endured a history of hardship.

Lyons Yard on Ravenhead Greenway has been officially dubbed Vera Page Park after an initiative by St Helens Council and Heart of Glass, the locally-based arts project. Council leader Barrie Grunewald said: “Vera’s story touched us very deeply. It’s one of much hardship, which we can all relate to at some time in our lives.” Vera, who nominated herself after her maiden name, said: “I can’t believe all this is happening. It’s like a dream. I keep thinking I’ll wake up in a bit.”