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Historic lamps to get £24,000 overhaul
2:20pm Friday 15th February 2013 in News
HISTORIC lamps are set to receive a £24,000 overhaul.
The Victorian lamps in Station Gardens, directly outside the front entrance of Great Malvern station, are to be re-made and refurbished in a project led by Malvern Town Council.
Three of the historic Victorian column lamps, which date back to 1860, will be completely re-made while others will undergo a comprehensive refurbishment.
The town council has been backed with a £6,000 grant from the Railway Heritage Trust and will be covering the rest of the cost from the coming year’s budget and its reserves.
The work is a continuation of a project started in 2010, when two lamps were restored – with the help of a further £4,000 from the Railway Heritage Trust – to mark the 150th anniversary of the railway coming to Malvern.
Malvern’s town clerk Richard Chapman said the scheme would bring a considerable improvement to “an important gateway into Malvern”.
Malvern’s mayor Ian Hopwood is delighted that work at Station Gardens is continuing.
“It is an entrance to Malvern for the huge number of people who arrive in the town by train. It needed to be finished off and I am very pleased that the money has been made available to crack on with it,” he said.
“The lamps have got a lot of history and we need to keep them in good condition. It will get that area looking really good".