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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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