A HOST of dignitaries visited a local care home to see how the building has been transformed following a major refurbishment.
Wentworth and Dearne MP John Healey joined Swinton councillor Ken Wyatt on a tour of Swinton Grange Care home last week.
The facility was reopened last year after a £1 million investment by Hermes Care.
The visiting party also witnessed the unveiling of a plaque and display by members of Swinton Heritage Society which gives an account of the building’s long history.
The Station Street facility dates back to 1865 and was originally used as a doctors’ surgery.
Former residents include a Dr Campbell who was rewarded for his heroism helping people involved in local mining and railway accidents.
Coun Wyatt said: “It’s great to see one of Swinton’s oldest buildings being put to good use in caring for the elderly.
“The place has a long history of care and we wanted to reflect that in the display, which residents, their families and carers can now enjoy.”