Doncaster tribute to famous army regiment gets £1m boost

Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones

Doncaster Mayor Ros Jones

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Doncaster has been given almost £1m to help residents uncover local stories relating to the First World War and the role of a famous infantry regiment.

Doncaster Council has received £926,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) to delve into the past with a focus on the King’s Own Yorkshire Light Infantry (KOYLI) which has its own museum in the town.

The Lottery money will also fund a community archaeology dig at a former KOYLI barracks in Doncaster.

 

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