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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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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Aroundtown Meets Margaret Drinkall

Aroundtown Meets Margaret Drinkall

When Yorkshire-born Margaret Drinkall suggests that you stop thinking about something and get on and do it, you know she’s talking from first-hand experience and with a genuine passion to see others take the plunge and follow their dreams. As the published author of 31 books – and counting –...

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O’ Tannenbaum…

O’ Tannenbaum…

There’s nothing quite like the distinctive scent of pine and the slightly irregular arrangement of branches that are among the hallmarks of a real fir tree. Nor does anything conjure up a traditional Christmas scene in quite the same way. But how did this evergreen tradition come about? Christmas trees...

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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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