In June 2011 Glasgow Engineering were contacted by Launceston City
Council to see if they were able to make repairs to the City Park gates.
At some stage during the weekend someone had lost control of their vehicle and
driven into one of the gate posts, knocking it over and causing a considerable
amount of damage. Initial inspections showed that the damage was quite significant.
Upon closer inspection by Glasgow
Engineering personnel it was discovered
the all four gate posts were cracked, damaged and corroded through the ravages
of time. O
post in particular was only being held in position by a single ½ inch bolt that was nearly rusted through. The gates were still repairable under controlled conditions back in the work shop, so all four posts and gates were
removed and returned to the factory works for repairs to be undertaken. The
gates were originally cast by W.H Knight and Sons Foundry in August 1903 and the
erection of the gates were said at the time to give the Park entrance a
considerably improved appearance.