A ribbon cutting ceremony officially unveiled the newly-restored Round Tower in Sandiway .
Local dignitaries including the Lord Mayor of Chester Cllr Hugo Deynem and pupils from Sandiway Primary School were all present at the occasion, which dozens of residents turned out for.
Meticulous work to restore the historic building has been ongoing for the past year, following its demolition after a car crashed into it in November 2013.
The red Corsa, driven by Lesley Davis, 57, did so much damage to the monument that Cheshire West and Chester Council (CWaC) had no choice but to destroy it for health and safety reasons.
Painstaking work has gone into combining new sandstone with some of the tower’s original bricks to ensure it looks as fresh as it did when it was first built in the early years of the 19th century.
Also present at the unveiling were representatives from Grosvenor Construction who rebuilt the tower, Weaver and Cuddington councillor Charles Fifield, Sandiway Primary School headteacher Chris Priddey and Lady Mayoress Deb Deynem as well as local residents and pupils.
The cost of the restoration project has been funded through Ms Davis’ insurance.