It's lights, action, at Royston Cave

PUBLISHED: 11:26 23 March 2009 | UPDATED: 14:56 04 May 2010

PUPILS from Roysia School on a visit to Royston Cave last year. 2857DW

PUPILS from Roysia School on a visit to Royston Cave last year. 2857DW

ROYSTON cave will be illuminated like never before after the installation of a new lighting system. Over the winter period various works have been carried out in the cave, some in partnership with English Heritage, and it is hoped the new lights will give

ROYSTON cave will be illuminated like never before after the installation of a new lighting system.

Over the winter period various works have been carried out in the cave, some in partnership with English Heritage, and it is hoped the new lights will give visitors a much better view of the carvings.

James Robinson, manager of the cave, said: "Because of the nature of the cave and its unique bell shaped structure, lighting is quite difficult.

"Local firm Heasells, wase tasked with coming up with a special design that had to be not only in keeping with the spirit of the cav,e but also waterproof and capable of giving out plenty of light. "

Interest in the cave, which is thought to have been used as a secret meeting place for the Knights Templar in the Middle Ages, is on the increase, and more than 2,000 visitors came through its doors last year.

It re-opens for the summer on Easter Saturday, April 11, and visitors will be welcome from 2.30-5pm on Saturdays and Sundays.

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