A medieval monument which for years had been used as a dumping ground has been lovingly restored by an army of dedicated residents.
Moons Moat in Redditch, Worcestershire, a Government-protected ancient site, was cleaned up and restored by the nearby community of Church Hill.
Now the group has been awarded a £24,000 local heritage initiative grant for its efforts.
Karl Stokes, green spaces officer for Redditch Borough Council, said: "Initially it was just a handful of local residents concerned about the condition of the moat.
"But, after a bit of nurturing, the Moons Moat Conservation Group was formed.
"And after a fair bit of work the group was fortunate enough to receive this local heritage initiative grant."
Moons Moat was constructed as a rectangular moat to surround a hunting lodge in about 1300.
In the 16th century the east ditch was extended to form a pond and the earth used to divert the stream to its current channel further east. The site was probably abandoned as a residence before 1700 though it was used for various purposes up to the 19th century.