The lamppost knocked flat close to York Minster has risen again.
After a pricey repair job, the historic fitting is up and looking back to its glorious best.
Councillors agreed to spend £33,000 repairing and restoring the lamp column, after it was knocked flat by an HGV.
Buying and installing a modern replacement would have cost less than a third of the price. But councillors believed it was essential to save the “unique heritage asset”, thought to be around 120 years old.
The cast iron ornate street light was hit by a wagon in March. Council officials said they would “vociferously chase” the insurance company of the HGV driver who knocked it over to reimburse the cost of the repairs.
Following the restoration, the lamppost was lifted back into place between High Petergate and Minster Gates today (Tuesday).
The base has yet to be filled in, so we won’t see its light shining again for a night or two.