MEMORIES of a bygone age are needed for a project to celebrate a part of Hartlepool's heritage.

Community Support Officer Angela Palliser wants to hear people's stories about the Burn Valley Gardens, for a project called Back to Our Roots.

The aim is to explore the garden's heritage in various ways, including photography, film, art and creative writing.

She said: "Does anybody remember the Peter Pan fountain, the sensory garden, the fairy steps or simply playing or walking in the gardens?"

A bid for funding for the project is being submitted to the Local Heritage Initiative.

Anyone who can help should call Ms Palliser on (01429) 523472.