WORK is underway to install floodlights at the home of Somerset County Cricket Club.

A crane is currently hoisting stanchions into place for the first of five sets of lights at the Cooper Associates County Ground, in Taunton.

The work is described by club chief executive Andrew Cornish as being the 'biggest change to the Taunton skyline since the churches were built'.


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Installation of the lights, which will stand 54m tall when finished, is set to be completed by the end of January, with testing getting underway next month.

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