Remembering Uncle Frank Glasby

Remembering Uncle Frank Glasby

A poignant and momentous anniversary, commemorations of 100 years since the Great War ended will resonate across the globe this November; people will be flocking in their hundreds of thousands to see the graves overseas, laying tribute to the fallen and celebrating those who serve today.  But for Rosemary Guerrant...

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St Bede’s is Sesquicentennial

St Bede’s is Sesquicentennial

While another school year may be ending, the staff and pupils at St Bede’s Catholic Primary School in Rotherham are reflecting on a very special year which saw them celebrate their 150th anniversary while creating a new legacy for years to come. As part of their big birthday celebrations, the...

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Clifton Park Museum is 125!

This summer, join Nelson, Marco and the gang as Clifton Park Museum celebrates 125 years as Rotherham’s community museum. No matter what era you grew up in or if you have since moved away, most will have fond memories of visiting this grand Georgian house which lovingly tells the story...

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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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The Structure of Sheffield

The Structure of Sheffield

While it’s said to be the greenest city in England, set amongst a hilly amphitheatre that is flowing with several rivers, Sheffield’s skyline is also brimming with a mix of architecture that gives it its unique and majestic identity. In his new book, ‘Sheffield in 50 Buildings’, Professor Ian D....

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BBR Auctions: On yer bike

BBR Auctions: On yer bike

Alan Blakeman of BBR Auctions takes us on a tour de bicycle history and looks at what gets bike collectors in a spin. Sporting events on the scale of the Tour de Yorkshire are akin to Wimbledon and the Winter Olympics; inspiring all to take out their tennis rackets, book...

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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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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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