Park in The Past is managed by a Community Interest Company which has been set up to restore and manage Fagl Lane Quarry, in North East Wales, primarily for the benefit of the nearby residents of Hope, Caergwrle, and Pen y ffordd, in Flintshire.

Restoring The Past

Imagine you could step back in time to when the Romans arrived in North Wales…The smell of wet bracken, long grass and oiled steel on a damp autumn morning. The sound of a rider’s jingling harness, the clonk of wooden shields on armour and the orders of the officers calling out blanketing the birdsong and the rustling in the undergrowth. The feel of the wind blowing along the wide shallow valley, bringing with it a hint of rain, and of smoke… and of rebellion.

Our Legal Structure

Park in the Past is a Community Interest Company, or CIC for short, a type of limited company designed for social enterprises that want to use their profits and assets for public good.


As a CIC, we are required to produce an annual Community Interest Report, so that our stakeholders – local people – will have the assurance of a real community benefit as well as transparency about the company’s activities.

Asset lock

The asset lock is a fundamental feature of Community Interest Companies. “Asset Lock” is a general term used to cover all the provisions designed to ensure that the assets of the CIC (including any profits or other surpluses generated by its activities) are used for the benefit of the community. Any surpluses will be applied to a general reserve for the continuation and development of the Company and to make payments for social and community purposes within the community served by the Company. This means that we are prohibited from distributing profits or assets to our members.

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What’s going on at the Park?

Closed till spring 2021
The park has been flat out all year supported by the most amazing committed volunteers and supporters so that we could remain open
Supporting our NHS, Key workers and community through Covid-19 crisis.
Our huge and grateful thanks.
The park is finally starting its transformation from quarry to something very special and much more than just a country park. We are becoming a landscape, last seen by our ancestors. A huge uplift in our ecology, flora and fauna, a broader ecological base to support more diversity of species and vegetation, a place for our mind, soul and body to relax and enjoy, all long planned for.
This is going to require a lot of work and effort by our team with the complete closure of the park till the core work is complete and no public access. This will take at least till spring 2021.
We would greatly appreciate your co-operation and support.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has supported our progress over the, too many years, taken to get to this point.
Our directors past and present, all those monthly Donors, financial supporters, corporate sponsors and supporters. Those who have who been behind the park, the vision and the work, the future legacy.
The future park is going to be amazing. We are all very very excited for work to begin. But not as excited as we are to once again open the gates and reveal the vision to reality.
“What we do in life echoes in eternity”.