Celebrating 25 years of Rotherham U3A

Celebrating 25 years of Rotherham U3A

They say the first age of education is the journey through school, the second learning job skills or how to parent – then what becomes of the third age once children have flown the nest or retirement beckons? How about enrolling at a university with a difference where the only...

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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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Summer in the garden

Summer in the garden

With Garden Designer, Sally Cunis “Woke up it was a Chelsea morning….” was the song that my husband was singing thirty years ago this May to our baby son who had arrived earlier than expected. We should have been at the Chelsea Flower Show that morning as I had a...

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Forging a place in history

Forging a place in history

Wentworth Woodhouse, Conisbrough Castle and Monk Bretton Priory are all notable Grade I listed buildings, but have you heard of Wortley Top Forge? Right on our doorstep in our glorious county of South Yorkshire lies another hidden treasure, one that is over 350 years old. Dating back to around 1640,...

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Discover ‘The Sessions’ at Meadowhall

Discover ‘The Sessions’ at Meadowhall

Have fun socialising and learning a new skill with Meadowhall’s ‘The Sessions’, an exciting new programme of tastings, masterclasses and workshops. As part of a new initiative, local independent businesses have the opportunity to host a workshop that connects the community and offer a unique visitor experience at Meadowhall. The...

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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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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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