The Second World War, Barnsley's Story
From 1939 to 1945 Barnsley was deeply affected by the impact of war. The mines provided fuel, factories made equipment and munitions, people lived with blackouts, air raids and the rationing of everyday essentials. The people of Barnsley gave up their time, money and in some cases their lives to support the war effort. This exhibition looks at life across the borough in wartime, the sacrifices people made and their courage in adversity, through objects, images and archives reflecting their stories.