The past is present

Victorian picnic day
Victorian picnic day

l VICTORIA Park in St Helens went back to its roots at the weekend with a Victorian Picnic Day to celebrate the 125th anniversary of its naming.

Organised the Friends of Victoria Park, St Helens Council, Age UK Mid Mersey it also celebrated the recent announcement of a £3m Heritage Lottery Fund investment to improve the park.

People brought along blankets and picnic baskets with many wearing Victorian costumes to enjoy entertainment from Greenalls Brass Band and The Unnamed Players.