Cutty Sark restored by 2011

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport has confirmed in a press release issued today that the Greenwich landmark will be restored by 2011, ahead of the London Olympics and the borough becoming 'Royal' in 2012.

They say:

The historic clipper Cutty Sark will be restored to its former glory following news today that the final parts of the £46 million funding package are now in place. Conservation of Cutty Sark will be finally completed at Greenwich next year... Final funding to finish the project in time for Olympic and Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012 has been provided by a £3 million grant from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

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