The Man Engine comes to South Yorkshire

The Man Engine comes to South Yorkshire

  Like the former mighty pithead frames that once bejewelled our region, a Very Important Visitor will be towering over the South Yorkshire skyline this June as the magnificent and monumental Man Engine drifts into Elsecar and Wentworth. A colossal feat of engineering standing proudly at a height of 11.2...

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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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Teaming up to remember Ben Heap

Teaming up to remember Ben Heap

A wise old monkey once said, ‘the past can hurt, but you can either run from it or learn from it.’ Rotherham couple Melanie and Chris Heap are following the advice of Rafiki from Disney’s Lion King and using their personal experience and courage to raise awareness for Sudden Unexpected...

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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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Wath: Queen of the villages, King of the festival

Wath: Queen of the villages, King of the festival

By Olivia Morris South Yorkshire’s biggest folk music and dance event returns this May with Wath Festival; a weekend full of fun, uniting the community through the village’s proud heritage. Established in 1972 by Wath’s very own Morris team, the festival has become a highly anticipated tradition in the community to...

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One man’s junk is NOT another man’s treasure

One man’s junk is NOT another man’s treasure

We met the Rawmarsh and Parkgate Friends of Green Spaces to find out more about their clean up mission. When you live in an urban town such as ours, it is refreshing to see green open spaces that brighten up the bustling environment. Then your heart sinks at the sight...

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Getting to grips with garden design

Getting to grips with garden design

Garden designer, Sally Cunis, looks at where to start when it comes to designing a garden. Spring heralds a new gardening season and with it the ideal time to reassess the layout of your garden. If you are planning a redesign of your plot, it may be helpful to have...

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Moor to Marsden than meets the eye

Moor to Marsden than meets the eye

Written by Rosemary Crampton Photography: Michael Podger Sitting in the shadow of the Pennine moors, the historic West Yorkshire village of Marsden is the peak of the Colne Valley, where bleakly beautiful landscapes entwine with a rich woollen making heritage to makes for a great place to discover this winter....

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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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Not last orders just yet for Clubland

Not last orders just yet for Clubland

Stitched into the fabric of community life, in their heydays, working men’s clubs were at the centre of working class culture as families flocked in search of reprieve from the throes of everyday life. Hundreds queued out onto the street, eager to sign in at the door and snap up...

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