A sign of the times with Leeds garden collection

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It all started with a red telephone box in the back of Liam Lawlor’s garden.

And over the decades his eye-catching collection of garden ornaments and signs from across the world have captured the hearts of residents in Gipton.

PIC: Steve Riding

PIC: Steve Riding

Liam opens up his garden to help raise money for charity and last year he managed to collect more than £2,600 for Macmillan.

During the event he has had visitors from Australia and America stopping by to photograph his treasured collection.

And this summer he hopes to open up his garden on Foundry Lane once again to help raise thousands of pounds for The Samaritans.

He said: “The reaction from the community has been green.

“Everyone likes it and they take photos of it.”

PICTURES: Steve Riding