THE Sandiway Round Tower was officially reopened this week almost two years after it was crashed into. 

The Round Tower was hit by a car in November 2013 and had to be dismantled but after residents called for their historic landmark to be rebuilt, work began to put the tower back where it belongs in Sandiway. 

Cheshire West and Chester Council held an official opening on Monday, July 27, and residents gathered to see the newly built monument up close. 

Chester company Grosvenor Construction were given the job of rebuilding the tower and included some of the original stone from the demolished tower. 

Cllr Charles Fifield, Weaver and Cuddington ward member at Cheshire West and Chester Council, has been heavily involved in the rebuilding project since it began around two years ago and is now delighted to see the Round Tower back in pride of place. 

Cllr Fifield said: “I am delighted that the Round Tower is part of our local landscape once again. We have all watched with interest as the giant jigsaw of our beloved tower has been pieced together stone by stone.

“It now looks wonderful and we wanted to mark the completion of the project in some way.”

The A556 was closed for an hour on Monday to allow the celebrations to take place.

The event included a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Lord Mayor of Chester, Cllr Hugo Deynem, and pupils from Sandiway Primary School, before members of the public were allowed a rare visit inside the tower for a closer look.