MANY will welcome the news that the light has gone on again on top of Castle Hill’s Victoria Tower.

In times when street lights are being turned off in some areas to save money, some might question the £3,856 spent to switch the light back on once more on top of Huddersfield’s landmark hill.

But for others Castle Hill really is a beacon, a waymarker that connects them to the town that they call home. And many have apparently asked what had happened to the previous tower light.

When the previous bulb blew and it was found that it would cost £900 to change, it was decided to replace the whole unit with a new lantern – one which would be more energy efficient and less costly to use and maintain.

The new light should shine out from Castle Hill for 15 to 20 years using the equivalent of a 40 watt bulb. For many, that will burn quite brightly enough.