The magic of a Morgan

The magic of a Morgan

Don Booker MBE reveals a £120,000 cracker It is amazing what stimulates interest in motoring and, in particular, a car. Often I have said the passion has gone out of motoring in the modern age, but then I come across fascinating happenings that make me think again. A woman I...

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Winter in the Garden

Winter in the Garden

Add extra sparkle to your gardening this winter with Sally Cunis garden designer As the end of the year fast approaches, gardens and fields erupt in a final riot of colour. The leaves of Acer Griseum, Parthenocissus henryana and Vitis coignetiae appear to catch fire as their leaves flame red...

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The history of theatres in Barnsley

The history of theatres in Barnsley

Throughout the year, theatre continues to hold prevalence in the hearts of many people who enjoy watching a show, musical or play. Yet at Christmastime, it holds special memories with family pantomimes bringing the magic of theatre to life across generations. In Barnsley, the theatre scene has fluctuated over the...

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The Lands of the Gods

The Lands of the Gods

Sharing the legacy between God’s own county and the land of the Gods, Barnsley Museums presents three very special exhibitions this autumn as it resurrects the fascination of ancient Egypt amongst the people of Yorkshire. Thanks to guest curator and Barnsley-born Egyptologist, Joann Fletcher, the exhibitions include hand-picked artefacts, architectural...

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Autumn jobs in the garden

Autumn jobs in the garden

With Sally Cunis, Garden Designer Suddenly it’s September again. The summer holidays are over, children are returning to school, students, including my youngest daughter, are heading off to University, the sapphire blue sky is full of chattering swifts and swallows preparing for their flight to warmer climes and it feels...

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Worsbrough Mill: Where flowers meets flour

Worsbrough Mill: Where flowers meets flour

Few can resist the smell of freshly baked bread as it wafts through the air. At Worsbrough Mill and Country Park in Barnsley, all the family can learn about how those tiny grains of wheat became that deliciously moreish loaf and see South Yorkshire’s only working water powered corn mill....

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Elsecar’s Heritage Revival

Elsecar’s Heritage Revival

Neighbouring villages connected by an Earldom and its industrial empire, Wentworth and Elsecar have long been allies with a remarkable shared heritage. After identifying the huge potential to expand on the link between the two villages, Rotherham and Barnsley Councils have recently joined forces in a bid to provide a...

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Tales of the Wedding Dress

Tales of the Wedding Dress

The most priceless thing you’ll ever wear, the feelings that come from slipping your wedding dress out of its box or bag stir up fond memories of the happiest day of your lives. To celebrate the individuality of wedding dresses and the brides that wear them, Cannon Hall Museum are...

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Barnsley Memory Cafe: Sharing memories and cake

Barnsley Memory Cafe: Sharing memories and cake

Once you reach a ripe-old age, you’ve probably experienced one of those ‘senior moments’. Perhaps you put the car keys down and can’t for the life of you think where, or maybe you mix up your grandchildren’s names and go through the houses until you get there. Yes, being forgetful...

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The Countdown is on for Jeff’s March for Men

The Countdown is on for Jeff’s March for Men

As the football season comes to a close, Soccer Saturday stalwart Jeff Stelling will be swapping the Sky Sports studio for life on the road as he sets off on another marathon mission in aid of Prostate Cancer UK. After last year’s unbelievable feat of trekking from his beloved Hartlepool...

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