Lilford Park cleanup inspired by social media

Social media has inspired the Lilford Park litter pick

Social media has inspired the Lilford Park litter pick

First published in News

RUMOUR and social media have led to a impromptu litter pick taking place.

During speculation about a rumour that the Lions Bridge statue, the last remaining evidence of the Lions Bridge in Lilford Park, was to be moved to Haigh Hall, a Facebook comment notified the community to the need for a cleanup.

The litter pick was organised after it was mentioned that the little woods on the Avenue junction with Elmridge where the statue stands has recently been used as a hide-away by drug users.

David Sykes will be joining the community organised litter pick. He said: “We have obtained permission from the land owner and a gang are coming down this Saturday morning to help us clean up the area. All inspired by Facebook.

“We'll be there with bin liners, spare gloves and wheel barrows at 10am to do the deed. It will be interesting to see just how well the social media works.”

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10:06am Sun 16 Mar 14

Gettingyourfactsright says...

It started because some members were under the illusion that the lion in the grounds of Haigh Hall had once stood on Lions Bridge in Lilford Park and that Wigan Metro had 'stolen' it from the people of Leigh. It took a long time to get the message across that the lions were removed in 1900 some 9 years before Lilford Park was given to the people of Leigh ... and that Wigan Metro only came into existence in 1974. Lilford Park confirmed that the lion at Haigh is not one of the lions from Lions Bridge anyway ... even though Haigh Hall literature states that it is. Some people would still rather believe that Wigan stole it.
It started because some members were under the illusion that the lion in the grounds of Haigh Hall had once stood on Lions Bridge in Lilford Park and that Wigan Metro had 'stolen' it from the people of Leigh. It took a long time to get the message across that the lions were removed in 1900 some 9 years before Lilford Park was given to the people of Leigh ... and that Wigan Metro only came into existence in 1974. Lilford Park confirmed that the lion at Haigh is not one of the lions from Lions Bridge anyway ... even though Haigh Hall literature states that it is. Some people would still rather believe that Wigan stole it. Gettingyourfactsright
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