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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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‘Light Lines’ nominated for prestigious award

The public artwork commissioned by Barnsley Council to remember the many brave soldiers who fell in the Battle of the Somme, has been nominated for a prestigious award. ‘Light Lines’ by artists, musson+retallick, has been nominated for a National Civic Trust Award and is the only piece of artwork outside of London to be nominated.

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Start Christmas with a bang at Barnsley’s official Lights Switch On!

This year’s annual Christmas lights switch on, which is taking place on Wednesday 23 November, looks set to be another spectacular event. As well as the firework display at 6pm which will once again have the stunning town hall building as its backdrop, there will also be fantastic evening of fun that little ones won’t want to miss.

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