Trooping together for Barnsley Pals

Trooping together for Barnsley Pals

Committed to giving the former First World War servicemen in Barnsley the recognition they deserve, historian Jane Ainsworth has initiated another military project, this time preserving the Pals’ forgotten King’s Colours. With war rife in 1914, ordinary men from across the Barnsley area responded without hesitation to their country’s urgent...

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A spike in British history

A spike in British history

A haunting remembrance of the depths of poverty and pain that engulfed Victorian Britain, the irking image of the workhouse is one filled with apprehension and unease. Although eye-opening to the despair and desolation that many often fell into, the eeriness surrounding such a topic was one which wasn’t the...

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Aroundtown Meets… Marjorie Sheppard

Aroundtown Meets… Marjorie Sheppard

Aside from the glitter of tinsel, the flicker of lights and the giving of presents, Christmas is the season of goodwill; a time where many are humbled with a charitable heart and a longing to help those in need. But perhaps the personification of selflessness and generosity, one Rotherham lady...

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Swapping books for beer

Swapping books for beer

What was once lined with the dusty spines of well-read novels, with tales of Russian soldiers in the Napoleonic War or a young girl heading down a rabbit warren in search of a warped reality, today the former reading room in Wortley is filled with stories of a different kind,...

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An Enchanting Education Awaits…

An Enchanting Education Awaits…

  Way, way down in a deep, dark cave there lives a dragon to face the brave. Her ventricles are spurring smoke, she really is about to choke. A case of heartburn grabs her chest, that wretched human won’t digest. Yet where can she find remedy? At Grimm & Co,...

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Dearne Valley Camera Club: Capturing the beauty of South Yorkshire

Dearne Valley Camera Club: Capturing the beauty of South Yorkshire

With a sixty-five-year history of capturing the beauty of Wath and its surrounding areas, the Dearne Valley Camera Club pans into a new frame with its move to Billingley Village Hall. Started up in 1951 as the Wath and District Camera Club by management at Manvers Main Colliery, its purpose...

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Bridging a gap in Rotherham history

Bridging a gap in Rotherham history

A rarity amongst ecclesiastical architecture, Rotherham’s Chapel on the Bridge has stood proudly amidst the town’s heritage for over 500 years. Despite being just one of three surviving structures of its type in the UK, the quaint waterside chapel has become somewhat shrouded in mystery over the latter decades; with residents passing the building every day and still not knowing what lies within its thick, stone walls.

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You and Your Health: Men’s Health

You and Your Health: Men’s Health

We men can all be a little guilty of complaining about the likes of Man Flu, but putting on hold more serious health problems, often too shy or embarrassed to talk about them. It’ll be alright – we’ve all said it. To coincide with Father’s Day, Men’s Health Week is dedicated...

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The importance of screening

The importance of screening

A few weeks ago, I was sat in my doctors’ waiting room waiting to be called when I couldn’t help but overhear two ladies in front of me talking loudly. “I had that through post other day. Screening,” one of them said. The other grimaced in horror. “I just chucked...

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Barnsley Ladies Rugby Club – These Girls Can

Barnsley Ladies Rugby Club – These Girls Can

As one of the fastest-growing sports around, women’s participation in rugby has seen more than 18,000 ladies in the UK take to the field to try a new sport. Thanks to England captain Katy McClean and her team’s success at the 2014 World Cup and last year’s Six Nations and Olympic Games, women across the country have been inspired to pull their socks up and finally tackle their sporting ambitions.

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