Ref. No.: WFN181
Date of Photo: 1998.
Newtown Gardens, Kirkby. This view is taken from the market end of Kirkby town centre looking towards Cherryfield Drive. To the left of the photograph is the post office with Kirkby library and art gallery adjacent. The ornamental clock is in the foreground and the bandstand can be seen to the rear of the photograph. Later alterations to the area have included seating. The seats are resting on plinths covered with handprints of local children. Newtown was the name of the fictional town featured in the television series 'Z Cars'. This was one of the earliest soap operas.