A local landmark has been restored to its former glory and will be brought back to life this weekend.

The lighthouse at New Brighton, a popular attraction for generations of day-trippers from the Chester area, will light up for the first time in 42 years on Saturday, April 23.

It has all been made possible thanks to the hard work of the local council, businesses and community groups.

New Brighton Coastal Community Team (NBCCT) secured £6,000 in funding for their 'Brighten New Brighton' project, which aimed to restore the lights at the top of the lighthouse in their original form, powered through a solar panel.

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The project is one of 77 successful bids to the government’s £3m Coastal Revival Fund fund.

The work to bring the lighthouse back to life has been undertaken by Marland Marine Services.

The 're-lighting' event will see talks, storytelling, memories and postcard art from 3.30pm, before the ribbon is cut by the Mayor of Wirral at 8.15pm, followed by a floating lantern festival.

Watch: Colin Lane from our sister title the Liverpool Echo takes a look around New Brighton lighthouse

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Wirral councillor Pat Hackett said: ‘It is not often that you get the chance to bring a piece of history back to life.

“With the lighthouse, NBCCT wants to revive this significant asset – a recognised symbol of New Brighton and key part of its heritage – to become a tourist attraction in its own right."

Perch Rock lighthouse has been unlit since it was decommissioned in 1973 but the Grade-II structure remains a well-loved landmark in New Brighton.

Tickets for the events will be available from the Sailing School (Marine Point) from noon on the day, on a first come first served basis.

For further information and updates about the event visit HERE.