Opening our eyes to Barnsley’s forgotten genius

Opening our eyes to Barnsley’s forgotten genius

After almost 20 years in the making, No Horizon is a new Yorkshire-based musical telling the story of Barnsley’s forgotten genius, Nicholas Saunderson.

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Striking a chord in herstory

Striking a chord in herstory

If International Women’s Day is a time to recognise women’s achievements and the lasting effects they have had on the world, then what better time to remember a woman from Wentworth whose legacy has remained ingrained in the village that she devoted her whole life to. Miss Agnes Bertram was...

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Lady Mabel College: Cloaked in History

Lady Mabel College: Cloaked in History

To celebrate 70 years since Wentworth Woodhouse opened its doors to the students of Lady Mabel College, textile artist, Gemma Nemer, is launching a contemporary community arts project.

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All hands on deck for Felkirk 900

All hands on deck for Felkirk 900

In a Barnsley village as mysterious as Davy Jones’ Locker, local legend has it that within its churchyard lies the graves of ye olde pirates. Well, shiver me timbers! Why buccaneers would have wound up in Barnsley when the nearest coast is almost 100 miles away is anyone’s guess. But...

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A Lady of Letters

A Lady of Letters

One is a rural village in Barnsley known for its stage of rolling green countryside on which stands a stately home and folly castle; the other a remotely romantic Italian lakeside town flanked by the amphitheatre-style Adamello mountain.  Poles apart in characteristics and distance. Yet banded together in a shared admiration for one very influential woman whose life story was preserved in the many letters she famously wrote.  For Stainborough in Barnsley and Lovere in the Lombardy province of Italy both bear monuments...

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Mail and Female

Mail and Female

For centuries, Britain’s postal service has connected companies and customers, families and friends; spreading word far and wide from remote and rural corners to bustling towns and cities. The Post Office has become a trusted friend for communities to rely on, its workers always going that extra mile to make...

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Wentworth Woodhouse’s Wishlist

Wentworth Woodhouse’s Wishlist

Here you are, minding your own business watching the TV with the heating on full blast and the tumble dryer going, when an envelope from your energy supplier drops through the letter box. The winter months have cost you dearly; next year’s bill will be going up – again… The...

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Ladies of the Manor

Ladies of the Manor

It’s been the domestic dwelling of many Members of Parliament, a couple of Prime Ministers and even a former Lord Mayor of Sheffield. But amidst the aristocratic wealth predominantly associated with the UK’s largest private residence, the rooms within Wentworth Woodhouse were also once the not-so-humble abode of hundreds of...

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Recall the Midwife

Recall the Midwife

Common Threads: Characters that framed the villages Women whose calming presence, words of encouragement and even the simple offer of tea and toast will be remembered long after the pain has been forgotten by the exhausted new mothers they helped to make. To tie in with her Common Threads project,...

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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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