Relic is restored

Coun Ken Wyatt unveils historic stone crest outside Rotherham Central railway station
Coun Ken Wyatt unveils historic stone crest outside Rotherham Central railway station
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A PIECE of South Yorkshire railway history has been cemented back into pride of place outside Rotherham’s revamped station.

The stone crest was once a feature of the town’s first station, on Westgate, which opened in 1838.

Now it has been restored, after years in storage, and relocated outside Central Station.

Coun Ken Wyatt, who rescued the crest in the mid-1990s from where it had been on display at Boston Castle for restoration, was on hand to relaunch it at its new home.

He said: “This is a very important architectural feature dating from the early days of railway development nationally.

“It is a relic of transport infrastructure long gone.”