Worsbrough Mill: Where flowers meets flour

Worsbrough Mill: Where flowers meets flour

Few can resist the smell of freshly baked bread as it wafts through the air. At Worsbrough Mill and Country Park in Barnsley, all the family can learn about how those tiny grains of wheat became that deliciously moreish loaf and see South Yorkshire’s only working water powered corn mill....

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Rotherham as we once knew it

Rotherham as we once knew it

For one night only, hop on board the history bus and head on down through memory lane to revisit Rotherham through the 1940s to 1960s. Hosted by Clifton Park Museum, grab your petticoats and Teddy boy jackets to relive the days gone by at their Very Vintage Evening on Thursday...

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Tales of the Wedding Dress

Tales of the Wedding Dress

The most priceless thing you’ll ever wear, the feelings that come from slipping your wedding dress out of its box or bag stir up fond memories of the happiest day of your lives. To celebrate the individuality of wedding dresses and the brides that wear them, Cannon Hall Museum are...

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BBR Auctions: Stuck between a rock and an antiques place

BBR Auctions: Stuck between a rock and an antiques place

With Alan Blakeman of BBR Auctions For those that don’t know me, my lifelong hobby and passion in life, apart from collecting, is rock climbing. Aside from the thrill of it and the welcome respite from the hurly burly lifestyle of running an auction house down at Elsecar Heritage Centre,...

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A Phantom with its spirit back

A Phantom with its spirit back

In the early 1930s, Britain was awash with the great divide that came with the Great Depression. Yet while some areas of the country were broke and destitute, others flourished – particularly the motor industry. The streets around us began to flicker with electricity instead of the slow burning of...

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BBR Auctions: Bygone Bacco

BBR Auctions: Bygone Bacco

While having bacco in your pocket might be becoming a thing of the past, the fascinating social smoke trail it blows around us means that tobacciana continues to be a rising commodity within the antiques and collectables scene.

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Trooping together for Barnsley Pals

Trooping together for Barnsley Pals

Committed to giving the former First World War servicemen in Barnsley the recognition they deserve, historian Jane Ainsworth has initiated another military project, this time preserving the Pals’ forgotten King’s Colours. With war rife in 1914, ordinary men from across the Barnsley area responded without hesitation to their country’s urgent...

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The Workhouse: a spike in British history

The Workhouse: a spike in British history

A haunting remembrance of the depths of poverty and pain that engulfed Victorian Britain, the irking image of the workhouse is one filled with apprehension and unease. Although eye-opening to the despair and desolation that many often fell into, the eeriness surrounding such a topic was one which wasn’t the...

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Bridging a gap in Rotherham history

Bridging a gap in Rotherham history

A rarity amongst ecclesiastical architecture, Rotherham’s Chapel on the Bridge has stood proudly amidst the town’s heritage for over 500 years. Despite being just one of three surviving structures of its type in the UK, the quaint waterside chapel has become somewhat shrouded in mystery over the latter decades; with residents passing the building every day and still not knowing what lies within its thick, stone walls.

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The weird and wonderful happenings at Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum

The weird and wonderful happenings at Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum

Hundreds of tiny staring eyes, motionlessly transfixed around the room. Depictions of unfortunate game met with an untimely end. A collection of vivid pottery plaques with a history twinned with the village. This is the tale of Cawthorne Victoria Jubilee Museum. A village once overseen by the mightily wealthy Spencer...

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