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New light cast on 19th century mining disaster

Over the last year numerous commemorative events have taken place to mark the 150th anniversary of the Oaks explosion in Barnsley, which remains the worst pit disaster in English history. However, the 1866 explosion wasn’t the only tragedy in the history of the pit.

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Berneslai Café bags best café award at the Best of Barnsley awards

Berneslai Café, has been named the winner in the best cafe category at the Best of Barnsley Retail and Leisure Awards on Friday. The award winning café , which is part of Experience Barnsley Museum and based in the town’s iconic town hall building, serves a selection of tasty treats which include freshly ground coffees, teas, simple breakfasts’, delicious lunches and cakes.

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Barnsley Museums welcomes almost 1.2 million visitors

Barnsley Museums celebrated attracting almost 1.2 million visitors in 2016/17. To mark the occasion, the last visitors to arrive on Friday, 31 March were presented with a special gift from Cllr Roy Miller, Cabinet spokesperson for Place, at Worsbrough Mill Country Park.

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Barnsley Archives celebrate 30 years of success

Thursday, 6 April is the 30th anniversary of Barnsley Archives, which first opened its doors in 1987. The service has gone from strength to strength over the years with visitor figures increasing from 279 in the first year to a whopping 25,000 in 2016.

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A belter of an exhibition is batted into Experience Barnsley

Visitors will be bowled over by the latest free exhibition to arrive at Experience Barnsley. 'Dickie Bird: My Life in Cricket' celebrates the life, times and achievements of one Yorkshire's most famous sportsmen. On display for the first time, between Saturday 18 February and Sunday 14 May, is a selection of Dickie’s personal objects as well as a new film about his life. The exhibition charts his story from early days as the footballing son of a miner to becoming the world’s most famous cricket umpire.

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