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RESTORATION: Work has started in Astley Park
RESTORATION: Work has started in Astley Park
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Work has started in Astley Park to restore some steps, after they nearly disappeared from Chorley’s historic park.

The steps, which lead from the main driveway, by the lake, down to the woods, are being restored to their former glory after Chorley Council was approached by the Friends of Astley Park to save them.

Now as part of an Astley Park improvement project, the steps, which were thought to be originally constructed in the 1920s, are being restored by local craftsman Jack Ashurst from Adlington Dry-stone Walling.

The project is set to be completed in March, with a snowdrop trail also planned alongside the steps and along the banks of the River Chor. Coun Bev Murray, who is responsible for parks and open spaces at Chorley Council, said: “The Friends of Astley Park have worked extremely hard on this project by researching the history of the steps and helping to draw up the specifications for how the construction should take place.”