MIDDLEWICH Heritage Trust is hoping that the restored Murgatroyd's Brine Pump could finally be open to the public in September.

Lockdown has held up the end to the 12-year restoration project for one of the most significant historical sites in Britain, after an opening of April was the target.

Kerry Kirwan, heritage development officer, told the Guardian in April that July was the new aim for the restored pump's public opening.

But now the trust is hoping it could open in September, with workers set to be on-site from the end of June.

Murgatroyd's Brine Pump is a scheduled monument, and the only complete brine pump that remains in the UK, making the project to restore it a significant one.

While its opening has been set back, more work has now been done to update the trust's website, which now features more local history from the First World War.

See middlewich-heritage.org.uk