Lewis Carroll's 1865 classic was written in honour of Alice Liddell, the daughter of the author's friend Henry Liddell, and she was buried in a churchyard in Lyndhurst, England following her death in 1934 at the age of 82.

It has now emerged that church officials are hoping to restore the grave, which attracts a slew of visitors, to mark 150 years since release of the beloved book.

Church warden Ann Rogers says, "We get lots of visitors to see Alice's grave - every day there's a family struggling to find it in the church grounds. There are some Alice bits and pieces in the shops in the village so people buy something and then come here to look at the grave.

"When she died she was fed up of being 'Alice' so her family wouldn't put her name on the grave. As time has gone by her family have given us permission to add her name. We want to do something for the anniversary but we don't know how much it may cost yet until we hear from the stonemasons. The whole thing could do with a clean-up."