New home for historic Rotherham railway crest

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A STONE crest which once formed part of a South Yorkshire railway station is to be unveiled to the public for the first time in two decades.

The 4ft-high carving once took pride of place at Rotherham’s old Westgate station, which shut in 1952.

The crest was moved to Boston Castle when the station was demolished and placed in storage in the 1990s by Rotherham Coun Ken Wyatt.

Now the crest is being returned to the rail network, and placed outside the rebuilt Rotherham Central station.

Coun Wyatt will be unveiling the crest, which he said was an ‘important architectural feature’, on Wednesday, March 27, at 1.30pm.