Ashton Park’s football pavilion repainted by youngsters and military veterans

Posted on - 30th October, 2016 - 5:41pm | Author - | Posted in - Ashton-on-Ribble, Charities, Preston News
Ashton Park's new look pavilion Pic: Benny Mc'Nally

Ashton Park’s new look pavilion Pic: Benny Mc’Nally

Teenagers spent Saturday morning giving a run down football pavilion in Preston a new coat of paint.


Ashton Park’s pavilion has a new design with a First World War Remembrance theme thanks to local artists and charity Brick North West.

The military veterans project saw children team up with former veterans to help paint the building.

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It now has the painting of the Last Post being played by a soldier – similar to the Lostock Hall war memorial.

Read more: How armed forces veterans are meeting for breakfast in Preston

The kids and artists worked from 10am until around 3pm on the painting.

The charities Dig In North West and Brick North West work to help military veterans back into work and civilian life after they finish their duties.

Behind the pavilion is the walled garden where they can learn horticultural skills as well as woodworking and other crafts.

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