Restoring the character of Eldon Street

Restoring the character of Eldon Street

Eldon Street has been the principal gateway into Barnsley town centre for over 170 years. But what are your memories of one of the most historic and best-loved streets in Barnsley? Do you remember Eldon Street as a thriving street for businesses, echoing with the voices of entrepreneurs past and...

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A royal welcome at Elsecar

A royal welcome at Elsecar

As the UK gets set to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June, we look back at past royal visits to the historic South Yorkshire village of Elsecar.

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Keeping heritage at the heart of Conisbrough

Keeping heritage at the heart of Conisbrough

The magnificent limestone circular keep that is Conisbrough Castle has dominated the skyline for 850 years, creating one of South Yorkshire’s most striking landscapes. But while the exterior can be seen for miles, how many people know of its historical importance to not only our region, but also the country?...

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Saving the Mill of the Black Monks

Saving the Mill of the Black Monks

We look back at the history of one of Barnsley’s oldest in-use buildings, the Mill of the Black Monks and the future plans of its owner Malcolm Lister.

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Lest we forget the Yorkshire Trench

Lest we forget the Yorkshire Trench

Can you help save the Yorkshire Trench in Ypres, Belgium, from imminent collapse?

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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: ‘Mother of Inoculation’

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: ‘Mother of Inoculation’

Edward Jenner is rightly remembered as the ‘father of vaccination’, but Mary was the ‘mother of inoculation’, taking the first steps in preventative medicine 75 years before him.

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Collaborative Connections

Collaborative Connections

As part of heritage project, Collaborative Connections, we look at the history of three of Rotherham’s landmarks: Catcliffe Cone, Keppel’s Column and Waterloo Kiln.

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The Museum, The Mansion and The Mine

The Museum, The Mansion and The Mine

Humans and horses have a historical alliance dating back millennia; a connection joined by both tack and trust. Ever since the Bronze Age, the two species have coevolved in all aspects of life, from industry and warfare to transportation and leisure. To commemorate this time-honoured relationship here in South Yorkshire,...

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Rotherham’s oldest charity, The Feoffees, continues to care

Rotherham’s oldest charity, The Feoffees, continues to care

As Rotherham’s oldest charity, the Feoffees of the Common Lands of Rotherham have been giving back to the community for over 700 years.

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Wath Hall: bought by the people, for the people

Wath Hall: bought by the people, for the people

Following a six-year campaign, Wath Hall in Rotherham has finally been bought by the people, for the people to enjoy for years to come.

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