Anyone visiting Eton will welcome news that a historic Victorian stream will soon be flowing again.

The restoration of the stream has received a cash injection worth £100,000, double the initial £50,000 in funding put aside for the project by the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead. The extra funding will help the project to become a reality.

The flow of water in the stream dates back to 1840 but there has been no water flowing on the stream’s route for some 80 years. The project will reinstate the stream from the Brocas, under Baldwin’s Bridge and out by Fellows Eyot.

Councillor Samantha Raynor said it was a “special project that will rejuvenate a part of Eton to its former glory and give us a glimpse once more of how it was in the past.”

Eton Town Council and Eton Community Association is behind the plan, which has been brought to life through stories told by older Eton residents. Eton Community Association’s Ros Rivaz added: “It is even more thrilling that we are recreating history that old pictures and even older paintings and maps depict.”

Eton residents and those visiting Eton will be able to view the stream, after the restoration is complete, via a wooden bridge that has been designed by the Mayor of Eton himself, Derek Bishop.

The plan is for the stream to flow again by the spring and summer of next year to ensure that visitors will be able to enjoy the view by high season.