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Work starts on civil war centre

Work has started on the nation's first civil war centre in Newark, the £4.5 million centre is expected to attract 60,000 visitors a year.

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Lottery grant helps to fund UK's first civil war centre

Newark and Sherwood District Council will begin work today on the UK's first National Civil War Centre.

The £5.4 million project includes a £3.5 million grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Civil War re-enactors return to Newark Castle to mark the start of work on the new Civil War Centre Credit: Newark and Sherwood District Council

Items to go on display include an Iron Age Newark Torc or necklace, an exquisite Anglo-Saxon gold cross, paintings from Newark-born artist Sir William Nicholson and the Byron Press, used to print a number of the early works of the Victorian poet Lord Byron.

Civil War tract in the Newark and Sherwood District Council archives telling the dramatic story of the sieges of Newark Credit: Newark and Sherwood District Council

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