A HERITAGE project site in Flintshire is set to reopen after suffering the effects of "heartbreaking" flooding.

Park in the Past, in Hope, suffered heavy flooding during the recent Storm Babet - causing "destruction" across the site. 

The park comprises 120 acres of outstanding natural beauty offering woodlands and wetlands, a magnificent 35-acre lake and the River Alyn. The park is in the process of building a prehistoric realm and a full-scale Roman fort and Celtic village. 

The river breached into the lake raising its level with flood waters by a meter across 35 acres. This caused the temporary river crossing to be destroyed. 

The Leader:

Park in the Past's Lake Warden, Andy Scudd, said: "It's been absolutely heartbreaking seeing the level of destruction, particularly after all the hard work that our amazing and very dedicated team have put into the Park.

"Park in the Past is not a huge money making business, it is a Community Interest Company (CIC) not for profit organisation.

"We are entirely self funded. Though the park is currently closed, our bills still need paying, and we now also have the added cost of the repairs, too."


He added: "Our staff and volunteers put so much into this project, including their hearts."

The park has a fundraising page where it is taking donations to help it rebuild after the flooding. The page can be found at https://bit.ly/3tKMgRe.

The park is reopening this Saturday (November 4) after volunteers worked around the clock to repair the damage. 


The Leader: On Saturday, the park will hold its popular Wicker burning event. Entry is from 4pm with the burning taking place at 7pm.

There will also be live music, fire breathing, food and more.

Entry is £8 for adults, £4 for children and fancy dress is welcome. People are also urged to wear wellies and bring torches.