Sunderland Lighthouse refurbishment

The full refurbishment of Roker Lighthouse and Pier is being made possible with a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

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Roker tunnel and lighthouse a step nearer to letting people in

The grant of £545,000 has been eagerly awaited to allow the complete renovation of the structure. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees

Plans to restore the historic Roker Lighthouse and tunnel under the Pier, are getting the go ahead after Sunderland Council won a bid for half a million pounds.

The money from the Heritage Lottery Fund will enable the lighthouse and tunnel to be opened to the public. The surface of the pier and lantern house have already undergone restoration.

The tunnel runs the full length of the pier to allow access to the Lighthouse in bad weather. Credit: ITV Tyne Tees


Work to lighthouse begins

Work to restore the 110-year-old Roker Lighthouse is nearly complete.

The lantern house at the top of the Lighthouse in Sunderland has been shrouded in scaffolding while work was carried out.

The lantern house had become so damaged by the pounding winds and waves that the glass around the lantern was cracked and the iron and steel so rusted holes could be pushed through it.

The scaffolding is due to be removed this week, revealing the new red and white paint work.

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