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Army museum reinstated for Rotherham

Clifton Park Museum, Rotherham Image copyright clifton park museum
Image caption Clifton Park Museum in Rotherham is now home to the regimental museum and the town's archives

An Army museum which was closed to make way for a new supermarket in South Yorkshire has been given a new home.

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Image caption A uniform worn by one of the Yorkshire and Lancaster Regiment bandsmen in 1925 is among the artefacts

The York and Lancaster Regimental Museum left Rotherham Central Library in December 2011 when the building was replaced with a Tesco store.

Two years later the exhibition of the regiment's uniforms, records and artefacts has reopened at Clifton Park Museum.

'Inspire future generations'

The infantry regiment was founded in 1881 when three other regiments merged.

It disbanded in 1987 but maintains links with the Yorkshire Regiment through the Territorial Army.

Lisa Broadest, of the council's heritage services, said: "The work which has gone into this new gallery will remind and inspire future generations about what life was like for the past generation who served in the armed forces."

Rotherham Archive also moved to Clifton Park Museum when the Central Library was demolished.

The library is now based in the council's headquarters, Riverside House.

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