Grand Reopening of Cliffe Castle
The Grand Re-opening of Cliffe Castle is just days away with celebrations planned to mark the event on Sunday, December 10.
The Christmas themed event will run from 11am until 4pm and feature a community Christmas Market, Brass Band, Street Performers, carol service, Father Christmas and the first chance for the public to view the new glasshouse range.Seven local nurseries and pre-schools have got involved with children making models of birds which feature the ’12 Days of Christmas’ song.
The £4.5 million restoration of the park, supported by National Lottery funding, has been going on since July, last year.
Bradford Council successfully bid £3.5 million from the Heritage Lottery Fund’s Parks for the People programme.
It has seen the restoration of original buildings, features and statues of the park, which have all been brought back to their original Victorian splendour.
Coun Sarah Ferriby, Bradford Council’s Executive Member for Environment, Sport and Culture, said: “The restoration of the park is a massive boost for the area and regular users will be thrilled to see it all finally coming together.
“Cliffe Castle has been one of the district’s favourite destinations since it became a park and museum over 50 years ago.
“We all look forward to showing off the improvements and unveiling our spectacular new glasshouses on a day that celebrates the completion of the project in time for the Christmas festivities.”
- News Editor
- Keighley Local News