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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.
For 110 years the Roker Lighthouse in Sunderland has stood as a vital warning beacon for ships.
Recently it's been hidden behind a shroud of scaffolding, under repair.
Julia Barthram has been finding out what's being done.
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.