Repairs to one of Bury's iconic buildings are set to be completed by the end of the month.

The work has mainly involved repairs to the roof of The Fusilier Museum on Moss Street to protect the building from flooding amid heavy rain, with it feared climate change will bring more frequent bouts of downpour.

The repairs also involve maintenance to the guttering and repointing to prevent water ingress.

The roof above the cafe and shop is also being replaced.

The work is set to make the museum become watertight, protecting the Grade 2 listed building and the collection of artefacts of the Lancashire Fusiliers and Royal Regiment of Fusiliers.

The artefacts record more than 300 years of "history and heritage of the people who served and continue to serve in the regiments".

The total cost of the repairs amounted to £209,000, of which £143,841 came from the funding from the Arts Council Museum Estate and Development Fund.

And it is hoped that the repairs will be completed by the end of January.

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Colonel Brian Gorski OBE, chairman of the board of trustees, is pleased that the family friendly museum has been given more protection.

He said: "The works have been challenging especially with the recent heavy rain, but we are delighted that they are on track and nearly complete.

“A huge thank you to the Arts Council for their generous funding which has enabled us to undertake the necessary work and ensure the building and our collection are preserved for many years to come."

The Arts Council Museum Estate and Development Fund allows non-national accredited museums to undertake vital infrastructure and urgent maintenance which are beyond the scope of day-to-day maintenance budgets.

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