Archives closed for reorganisation work in Rotherham

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The Rotherham Archives and Local Studies Centre will be closing its doors temporarily for work later this month.

The facility, based at Clifton Park Museum, will be closed from Monday, January 27, to Saturday, February 1, inclusive.

This temporary closure will allow staff to reorganise the collections and transfer the newly catalogued York and Lancaster Regimental Archive.

The service will reopen from Monday, February 3, as normal.

Councillor Amy Rushforth, cabinet member for culture and tourism, said: “Rotherham’s archives are a great local service which has helped people discover the past, trace family members, educate the next generation and keep the town’s history safe and secure.

“This short closure will allow the dedicated and creative archives and Local Studies staff to bring more of our past to the forefront of our attention and continue the important relocation of the York and Lancs Regimental Museum.

“I’ve no doubt they will be looking forward to welcoming hundreds of history buffs back to the searchroom once they reopen for another year of discovery and fascinating insights.”

The archives preserves and makes available documents and publications covering all aspects of life in the borough, including Swinton, Rawmarsh and Wath.

For more information visit www.rotherham.gov.uk.

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