A CAMPAIGN group set up to stop the closure of a museum dedicated to County Durham’s historic regiment is hoping the creation of a new history centre could be a step forward.

The Faithful Durhams, a group which was set up to fight the closure of the Durham Light Infantry Museum, is still trying to house the collection in a single venue.

Durham County Council has announced proposals to create a new Durham History Centre at Mount Oswald, in Durham, and is currently carrying out a consultation on what could be housed there.

Diane Inglis, a member of the group, said: “This is an opportunity to have a say and if it’s at Mount Oswald it’s more suitable than an industrial estate.”

The majority of the DLI collection is currently kept at Sevenhills, near Spennymoor, where it can be viewed by appointment.

The council’s consultation on the proposed history centre runs until Sunday, February 18.

Visit www.durham.gov.uk/consultations to take part.