National Lottery is planning to provide £9.5 Million lottery funding to Great Yarmouth Council. This council is further focussing on restoring the Winter Gardens. It is a top tourist draw but is now lying in a somewhat dilapidated state for many years now. A gargantuan steel and glass structure, the Winter Gardens is known for its adventurous history. Initially built in 1878 in Torquay it will help in connecting present as well as the future generation with history. It is a landmark edifice that is one of the dominant structure of Golden Mile. Also, a major seafront attraction it is lucky to receive this lottery fund.
For more than 100 years, the Winter Gardens gleamed brilliantly during the sultry Norfolk summers. It stands out from the rest of the juxtaposing entertainment buildings symbolizing Edwardian architecture. The Great Yarmouth Winter Gardens is the jewel of South Beach Parade. Transforming into a beacon at night owing to the scintillation from the innumerable electric lights within. The structure is housing a diverse collection of exotic and striking flora served as an excellent getaway for visitors.
Nevertheless, the fortunes of the Winter Gardens swayed hugely all through the 20th century. Yarmouth gradually losing its charm as a seaside resort the structure fell into disuse and eventually closed to the public. The Great Yarmouth Council is gung-ho about winning an HLF. It is a sweepstake amounting to £9.5million which it bid. The purse will come handy for restoring the over 110-year-old structure. It has variously served as a glasshouse, skating rink, an amusement park for children, and a concert venue.
An earlier bid for the edifice restoration came to a cropper as the council members had not done their homework properly in presenting a solid case that’d have convinced the creditors. Therefore, the councilors have gone back to the drawing board to recreate a detailed plan that will enable to wrest a sizable chunk of the £12million project.