Maryport Lighthouse restoration unveiled

The Maryport Lighthouse project benefitted from a share of £700,000 of government cash. Credit: ITV Border

The people of Maryport have been celebrating the re-opening of their refurbished lighthouse today.

Earlier this year, it underwent a major refurbishment to protect it for the future, and replace recent additions which were not in keeping with the original architecture.

As a result it has been painted inside and out, and a corroded steel panel has been removed, with a new cast iron sheet being put in its place.

Allerdale Borough Council's property services team has been managing the renovation, which was funded by a £50,000 grant, on behalf of Maryport Coastal Communities Team.

The Maryport Lighthouse project was one of 15 initiatives along the British coastline to benefit from a share of £700,000 of government cash with the aim of regenerating seaside towns.