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Residents and visitors to the borough are being asked to contact Sefton Council with their memories of King's Gardens, Southport.

 The recollections will form part of the audio trail for the gardens and will also be played in the new visitor centre as part of special recordings.

 The historical memories can form any part of the 100 year history of King’s Gardens which is currently undergoing a huge transformation.
 
 The historic seafront King's Gardens were awarded more than £4 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and the Big Lottery Fund (BIG) through their Parks for People programme.

 It is one of the largest current park restoration projects in the UK and is entirely externally funded. 

 Cllr Ian Moncur, Cabinet Member Children, Schools, Families and Leisure, said: "Most people who have visited Southport at some point will have set foot in the King's Gardens.

 "Now we want to hear your memories of these historical gardens which can include absolutely anything. From early holidays, playing crazy golf, watching the firework displays or just a family picnic, they all form part of the history of the gardens.

 "These will then be included as part of the whole transformation of the park which is really starting to look fabulous."  

 If you have abiding memories of the gardens or you have a special link to Kings Gardens then Sefton Council would like to hear from you. 
 
 For more information on the scheme and to give your memories, please visit the blog  or call 0151 934 2497.

 To get involved with the Friends of Kings Gardens just email fokg@gmail.com.

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Last Updated on Thursday, January 9, 2014