The landmark lighthouse at New Brighton has been re-lit, following a 42-year break.
The 're-lighting' event at the weekend saw talks, storytelling, memories and postcard art, ahead of a ribbon cutting by the Mayor of Wirral at 8.15pm.
The project to illuminate the lighthouse, a popular attraction for day-trippers from Chester , was completed in April, with the special event being a chance for the community to come together to mark the occasion.
New Brighton Coastal Community Team (NBCCT) secured £6,000 in funding for the 'Brighten New Brighton' project to restore the lights at the top of the lighthouse in their original form, powered through a solar panel.
Look: Inside the lighthouse at New Brighton
The project was one of 77 successful bids to the government’s £3m Coastal Revival Fund fund.
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 back in 1973 but the Grade-II structure remains a well-loved landmark in New Brighton.
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