A DECADES-old cab stand that was written off has been restored to its rightful place in Ripon city centre.

The wrought iron structure had stood in the market place since the days when taxis were pulled by horses. It was used as a shelter by generations of drivers, but fell into disrepair during the 90s.

It was taken down three years ago and stored at the army barracks in Ripon, where a team of volunteers from the city's civic society has been painstakingly restoring the stand to its former glory.

Their efforts were unveiled in the market place on Tuesday.