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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A fighting force in the saleroom

A fighting force in the saleroom

As Christmas comes around, homes across the world will see new additions added to the already bursting toy boxes in nurseries and play rooms, with new fandangle must-haves taking centre stage and what remains of last year’s toys being left of the shelf. Yet at Sheffield Auction Gallery, their recent...

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BBR Auctions: Glad Tidings of Collecting and Joy

BBR Auctions: Glad Tidings of Collecting and Joy

With Alan Blakeman of BBR Auctions, Elsecar In the middle of cataloguing for BBR’s ‘Winter Wonders’ mixed antiques auction on December 3rd, I came across a delightful small tin featuring a heartwarming image of a truly jovial Santa Claus, aka Father Christmas, writing the name Alan on his Extra Good...

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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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BBR Auctions: An industrial Royal seal of approval

BBR Auctions: An industrial Royal seal of approval

With Alan Blakeman of BBR Auctions When I was a young lad, I was out playing one day when a glimmer of glass floating around the edge of a water-logged weir caught my eye. With typical childhood curiosity, I defied all knowledge of hazards my parents warned me of and...

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Capturing the characters of Wentworth

Capturing the characters of Wentworth

For generations, the people of Wentworth have been the epitome of its charm and character. From preachers to plumbers, butchers to builders, village life was stitched together with the folk who lived and breathed it, many still lingering in the memories of today’s residents. Last year, committee members of the...

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BBR Auctions: Who says collecting is child’s play?

BBR Auctions: Who says collecting is child’s play?

With Alan Blakeman of BBR Auctions, Elsecar It’s that time of year again. No more ironing uniforms, no making up packed lunches, no dreaded school run. Just six summer weeks of pure family bliss. A time for BBQs, family days out, and long walks in the country, there are plenty...

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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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Rotherham as we once knew it

Rotherham as we once knew it

For one night only, hop on board the history bus and head on down through memory lane to revisit Rotherham through the 1940s to 1960s. Hosted by Clifton Park Museum, grab your petticoats and Teddy boy jackets to relive the days gone by at their Very Vintage Evening on Thursday...

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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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