A town's Grade II listed park has had a snazzy renovation thanks to a £10,000 fundraising campaign.

Bold Venture Park in Darwen has recently had it's gates, which were installed in the 1950s, restored back to their original splendour, after bad corrosion and dirt on the adjoining gate pillars left them looking a little worse for wear.

Through their Heritage Weekend events, where they sold cakes, cups of tea and took donations from local people, as well as generous support of Darwen Town Council and the Darwen Gala, The Friends of Bold Venture Park group managed to raise more than £10,000 to help with the restoration.

The gates were taken away to a specialist contractor near Stockport to allow them to be stripped back to the bare metal, repaired and repainted.

The restoration also included sprucing up the two detailed plaques that are the main feature of the gates.

Chair of the Friends of Bold Venture Park, Warren Chapman said: "We're really proud that the gates are looking as good as they did when first installed more than 60 years ago, and would love to hear from anybody who has memories of Alderman J .Gregory who is commemorated on the gate plaque and the day the gates were originally unveiled.

"Hopefully the success of this project will encourage people to support the 'Save our Lake' campaign that we are currently running and is featured on the FoBVP Facebook page."

For more information on Bold Venture Park, visit their dedicated Facebook page.