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An historic park near the centre of Plymouth has reopened after lying derelict for more than 30 years.
The city's university and the Lottery have spent over a million pounds making Drake's Place an oasis of calm...though it won't always be quiet.
John Andrews reports:
An historic park and reservoir has been reopened near the centre of Plymouth.
Drakes Place has lain derelict for more than thirty years. It collects water from Drakes leat, the artificial stream built by the famous sailor to supply fresh water from Dartmoor to the people of Plymouth.
A garden which once housed the main water supply for Plymouth will be officially re-opened today. Drake's Place Garden is the home to the nineteenth century reservoir. It's been restored at a cost of more than a million pounds along with some of the garden's original features.