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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Long Live the Queen

Long Live the Queen

The ‘Queen of Villages’ will reclaim her throne when an ambitious project returns her neglected hall to its palatial former glory.

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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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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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