Capturing 95 years of Barnsley Photographic Society

Capturing 95 years of Barnsley Photographic Society

Showcasing a snapshot of their 95-year history, Barnsley Photographic Society are proud to be hosting a special exhibition at Cooper Gallery this winter. Aptly named ‘95’, the exhibition is made up of an eclectic range 60 prints covering a whole manner of subjects, themes and styles to highlight the versatility...

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FareShare: Waste Not, Want Not

FareShare: Waste Not, Want Not

If ever there was a more paradoxical issue in current times, it is that of excessive amounts of food pilling up on landfill sites and the rising number of people in the UK struggling to put food on the table.   It is mind-boggling to think that over eight million people...

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Missing photos driving them Totty

Missing photos driving them Totty

Here’s a little bit of trivia for you: What do former footballers George Robledo, Mark Jones and Alan Sunderland all have in common? If you’d have said all playing top-flight football at one point in their careers, then you’d have been right. But did you know that all three also...

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We Can Survive Singers

We Can Survive Singers

Joined together by an invisible chord, members of one Barnsley-based choir really are singing off the same hymn sheet. They’ve got all their life to live and all their love to give, they are the We Can Survive Singers. They’re not professional vocalists, they don’t read music, and they definitely...

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Barnsley FC: Definitely not hiding in the shadows

Barnsley FC: Definitely not hiding in the shadows

There’s a sense of optimism in the air at Oakwell as the 2019/20 season kicks off. After gaining automatic promotion back into the Championship at the end of last season, the Reds’ fans are singing just that little bit louder in the Ponty End. And, eager to bask in the...

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Barnsley’s fortress flourishes again

Barnsley’s fortress flourishes again

Wentworth Castle Gardens, one of our county’s greatest 18th century estates and the only grade I listed park and gardens within South Yorkshire, has officially re-opened. Originally created for the privileged few, the glorious gardens, woodland and parkland are now preserved for all to enjoy. The spectacular estate was closed...

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Ringing in the New

Ringing in the New

A vision to breathe new life into a parish church and create a community hub fit for the 21st century is gradually taking shape in Wortley where a chapel in the village can be traced back as far as medieval times. While proudly celebrating its heritage and fulfilling its primary...

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A Grand Day Out

A Grand Day Out

Spring and summer may still be a long way away but don’t let that stop you from having some great family days out this winter.

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The Future of Flour at Worsbrough Mill

The Future of Flour at Worsbrough Mill

Practising the traditional trade of stone-grinding flour, demonstrating the art, developing products and driving sales are all in a day’s work for the recent recruit to Worsbrough Mill – the 17th century working water mill. And, if he’s lucky, new Miller, Simon Dodd, might even get to sample some freshly...

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Shining a Light on Community Spirit

Shining a Light on Community Spirit

Every picture tells a story and perhaps few more vividly than those documenting pivotal moments in life. One such film capturing the horror and aftermath of England’s worst mining disaster in Barnsley more than 150 years ago is again shining a light on a spirited community after scooping a highly...

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