Lottery officials visit Rotherham after awarding £4.7 million to town

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Officials from the Heritage Lottery Fund were given a tour of Rotherham’s High Street after money awarded to the town was spent restoring 13 properties.

The Heritage Lottery Fund awarded £4.7 million to pay for the scheme to help breathe new life into Rotherham.

Lottery officials were joined by representatives from Historic England, the Department of Communities and Local Government and Rotherham Civic Society.

On the tour guests were taken to The Emporium, which showcases a variety of products crafted by local makers, artists and designers.

They were also taken to the former Three Cranes Inn , which dates back to the 15th century and houses Hamby’s Antiques on the lower floors and heritage showrooms upstairs.