Children of the Dark: Huskar 180

Children of the Dark: Huskar 180

This July marks 180 years since the Huskar mining disaster; a distressing and deplorable Barnsley tragedy in which 26 children aged seven to 17 were untimely killed while working at Moorend Colliery in Silkstone Common. A tale shrouded in coal dust and salty tears of the young people who faced...

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A BEARY special adventure comes to Barnsley

A BEARY special adventure comes to Barnsley

If you go down to Cooper Gallery this summer You’re sure of a big surprise If you go down to Cooper Gallery this summer You might not believe your eyes For every bear is sure to be there From Rupert to Paddington, to Pooh and Old Bear For the first...

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Restoring the glory of Cannon Hall parklands

Restoring the glory of Cannon Hall parklands

When landscape architect, Richard Woods, stood on Cannon Hall’s south front terrace in the 1760s proudly admiring the fruits of his labour, he would have no doubt marvelled at the encompassing sloping lawns, the floral embellished pleasure grounds and the ornate kitchen gardens that he had masterfully created for John...

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South Yorkshire’s Industrial Past

South Yorkshire’s Industrial Past

Written by Shannon Hopwood Back in the day, Barnsley and Rotherham were known for their booming industries. This area may no longer be the prodigious producer that it once was, but there was a time when the pits were thriving, the iron was hot, and glassblowing was ever expanding. While...

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BBR Auctions: Going off-piste with collectables

BBR Auctions: Going off-piste with collectables

Alan Blakeman of BBR Auctions, Elsecar takes us on a trip to the Alps with a snowy-themed collectables idea. It’s that time of year again where, to escape the post-Christmas lull, we flock in search of holidays and city breaks to have something to look forward to in 2018. While...

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Gardening: Whatever the weather

Gardening: Whatever the weather

Garden designer Sally Cunis gives us hints and tips on how to stay active in the garden this winter, whatever the weather. On the whole, gardeners are optimistic and regard the New Year as a wonderful opportunity to make their gardens more spectacular than ever! If turning over a new...

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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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