ANOTHER landmark was achieved in the restoration of an historic Huddersfield park.
The Mayor of Kirklees reopened its historic gates yesterday.
Clr Jean Calvert unveiled the restored lower entrance of Beaumont Park.
Myers Blacksmiths, of Meltham, have repaired the cast-iron gates while Jagger & Son of Bradford restored the structure and approaches to the gates.
The £50,000 work was funded by a grant from English Heritage.
Volunteers from Friends of Beaumont Park also worked to improve the area around the gates by clearing vegetation.
It was the latest in a series of major schemes to restore the Victorian park to its full splendour.
Much of the work has been done by volunteers working for the Friends group, who devote their time and energy to the project.
Chairman Peter Turner said: “We’re very grateful to everyone who has helped with the work, particularly English Heritage.
“We would also like to thank Kirklees Council who have felled some trees which will help open up the bottom of the park.”
Kirklees park manager Robert Whittaker also hopes the restoration work will bring more people to that part of the Victorian park.
He said: “The gates are quite tucked away and very few people go down there so we hope the restoration work will encourage people to wander over.”