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Gunton heritage on display

PUBLISHED: 11:56 17 July 2009 | UPDATED: 10:55 06 July 2010

Part of Gunton's past was among those represented at Saturday's Living History Day in the town centre. The event proved to be an apt opportunity to promote the Gunton Community Park's Woodland and Heritage project which had a stand in the main marquee outside Waterstones and W H Smith's.

Part of Gunton's past was among those represented at Saturday's Living History Day in the town centre. The event proved to be an apt opportunity to promote the Gunton Community Park's Woodland and Heritage project which had a stand in the main marquee outside Waterstones and W H Smith's. Linking in with Ashley School whose children displayed artwork depicting war and war artists and whose pupils also helped in the park's tree and wildflower planting over the past year, it also proved to be a particularly good occasion to launch the Woodland and Heritage project's own leaflets promoting the mediaeval and wartime history of what is the first park to be laid out in north Lowestoft since the Belle Vue Park in 1874. Those on hand to answer questions about the park and its Woodland project included local author and Gunton resident, historian Ian Robb, who also signed copies of his books on old Lowestoft. For more information about the Gunton Community Park, contact the Friends of Gunton Community Park chair Colin Napper on 01502 537798 or Waveney District Council's Community Development team on 01502 562111.

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