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'Light Lines' secures a permanent home

The public artwork commissioned by Barnsley Council in 2016 to remember the many brave soldiers who fell in the Battle of the Somme, will be on permanent display in the town centre from Saturday, 28 October.

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Ardsley treasure saved by Barnsley Archives

A huge framed display relating to the Ardsley Working Mens’ Club and Institute has been acquired and added to the collections of Barnsley Archives and Local Studies. The display features a photograph of the club, as well as sixteen portraits of the club’s officers and committee members. They include; S. Taylor, W.L. Wadsworth, R. Massey, R. Sykes, A. Wollerton, E. Wright, C.H. Widdowson, F. Holloway, H. Gosling, J. Watling, Fred Brook, O. Bennett, W. Thewlis, R. Bird, H. Wainwright and J. Bamforth.

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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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