Old Victorian shelter and Marine Lake, Southport, (Beauty in Decay)
In 2012, Kings Gardens were awarded £5.5million from the Heritage Lottery Fund and Sefton Council as part of the 'Parks for People Programme'. The gardens have been restored to their former glory with Victorian shelters and the Venetian Bridge showcasing the beauty of the park, the gardens spring to life with an array of colour, lovingly maintained by the community. A children’s play area has also been built, The Kings Garden area also covers the South Eastern side of the Marine Lake. This photograph was taken as part of a series on beauty in decay before the restoration took place.
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