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Victoria Park

Victoria Park was originally the gardens of a large property called Arudy House, owned by Victor Poutz, a
French cotton merchant.  He was believed to have been the first importer of
cotton to the region.  In
common with many successful business people of the era he decided to move across the water from
Liverpool to the more affluent Wirral.  After Victor left, the house fell into disrepair but was eventually
restored and renamed
'The Towers' because it incorporated the two towers from the original building.
Today, standing in its place is a block of flats which has retained the name of "The Towers".

A visit in the springtime will delight the visitor with a glorious view of daffodils and crocuses.  Avenues of
European Lime grace the edges of pathways providing good habitat for parkland birds such as Blue Tits,
Chaffinches, Greenfinches, Thrushes and Blackbirds.  This town park with its closely mown grassland gives
panoramic views across the Mersey.

Since it's opening in 1901, Victoria Park has been a hive of activity.  Within the twenty nine acres there are
football pitches, basketball courts and a bowling green.  The park also boasts a state of the art play area,
complete with an exciting spiders web climbing frame.  The parl also contains the remnants of the village
cross.

Victoria Park is a dynamic site which continues to develop.  Plans include the construction of a walled
garden and a new community sports pavilion to replace the now outdated cricket pavilion.

The park has a very popular play scheme attached to it that runs throughout the summer.  The scheme
puts on a multitude of activities for local children, all funded by the same community group, which organise
the Tranmere Show.  The show has, from its humble beginnings in Mersey Park, grown into a very
successful event attracting up to twenty thousand people each year.