Work is about to begin to create a visitors centre at a historic church in Ramsgate. St Augustine's has been awarded eighty thousand pounds from the lottery. It's the first step in what could be a major boost for tourism in the area.
David Johns explains, speaking to the Most Rev. Peter Smith, Archbishop of Southwark; Conservative MP for Thanet South, Laura Sandys; and the great-great grandson of Pugin, Robert Pugin Purcell.
An iconic, gothic-style church in Kent could be in line for hundreds of thousands of pounds of Lottery cash. St Augustine's in Ramsgate was built by the renowned architect Augustus Pugin, who also designed Big Ben in London.
The Church wants to build a visitor centre honouring both Pugin and St Augustine, as David Johns now reports.