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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Spring back into action

Spring back into action

Despite a few hard frosts, a chilly wind and a light dusting of snow our region has had a fairly mild start to the year enabling gardeners to get ready for the busy season ahead.

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A Grand Day Out

A Grand Day Out

Spring and summer may still be a long way away but don’t let that stop you from having some great family days out this winter.

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The Future of Flour at Worsbrough Mill

The Future of Flour at Worsbrough Mill

Practising the traditional trade of stone-grinding flour, demonstrating the art, developing products and driving sales are all in a day’s work for the recent recruit to Worsbrough Mill – the 17th century working water mill. And, if he’s lucky, new Miller, Simon Dodd, might even get to sample some freshly...

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Walking in a Wishmas Wonderland

Walking in a Wishmas Wonderland

We would like to thank Meadowhall for inviting Aroundtown to their grotto preview evening, an experience thoroughly enjoyed by us all. Meadowhall’s Wish Upon a Star with Santa experience is available until Monday 24 December. Sessions run daily from 10am-5pm on week days and 9am – 5pm on weekends and...

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Natures Seasonal Surprises

Natures Seasonal Surprises

As autumn fades into winter there’s an obvious temptation to shirk the great outdoors and spend your leisure time inside cocooned in layers of clothing and enveloped by the cosy glow of a fireside – or at least the heat of the nearest radiator. If you do plan to turn...

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Flavours Food Festival returns to Elsecar

Flavours Food Festival returns to Elsecar

This October, take your tastebuds on a gastronomic adventure to Elsecar as the annual Flavours Food Festival returns for a third year.  And this year promises to be bigger, better and tastier than ever with a fusion of food, festival-style music and family fun for all.  On Saturday 20th and...

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Bringing the Harvest Home

Bringing the Harvest Home

By Rosanne Stinchcombe As the glorious summer melts away into the approaching autumn, we can begin to look forward to the season of ‘mists and mellow fruitfulness’ as famously penned by poet, John Keats.  A time for being thoughtful as well as thankful, autumn and the harvest season reminds us...

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March to the Arch

March to the Arch

Ahead of next season’s Steel City derbies, two football fans are setting aside their rivalries and uniting together as they tackle a 26-mile route between London stadiums to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK. On Sunday 22nd July, The Wortley Arms’ owner Andy Gabbitas, a lifelong Owl, is joining Blade...

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Growing the love at Owd Martha’s Yard

Growing the love at Owd Martha’s Yard

Cultivated from a community effort, things just keep on blossoming down at Owd Martha’s Yard in Hoyland. Since 2015, a whole host of volunteers have gotten behind the project to transform an unloved, unused piece of land behind Belmont WMC into a community garden that the whole village can enjoy....

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