Capturing 95 years of Barnsley Photographic Society

Capturing 95 years of Barnsley Photographic Society

Showcasing a snapshot of their 95-year history, Barnsley Photographic Society are proud to be hosting a special exhibition at Cooper Gallery this winter. Aptly named ‘95’, the exhibition is made up of an eclectic range 60 prints covering a whole manner of subjects, themes and styles to highlight the versatility...

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Aroundtown Meets Jack Land Noble

Aroundtown Meets Jack Land Noble

They say all the world’s a stage but it is his humble hometown of Barnsley which keeps setting the scene as the most prominent backdrop in Jack Land Noble’s productions.  Billed as an actor, writer, director, producer, singer and songwriter, it’s Jack by name, but most definitely not Jack-of-all-trades by nature. At just 30-years-old, Jack has...

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Aroundtown Meets: Victoria Nixon

Aroundtown Meets: Victoria Nixon

At just 16, life wasn’t so sweet for Victoria Nixon. The world around her was crumbling as quickly as the chocolate bar she would one day go on to advertise. But she was not the type of girl to be consumed by the flakes of grief that were settling around...

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We Can Survive Singers

We Can Survive Singers

Joined together by an invisible chord, members of one Barnsley-based choir really are singing off the same hymn sheet. They’ve got all their life to live and all their love to give, they are the We Can Survive Singers. They’re not professional vocalists, they don’t read music, and they definitely...

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Barnsley Born and Bread

Barnsley Born and Bread

For over 65 years, the family-run Fosters Bakery has been a staple part of village life in Mapplewell, filling the Barnsley air with the unmistakable aroma of freshly baked bread.

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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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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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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 Remembers: Don Booker MBE

Aroundtown Remembers: Don Booker MBE

A shining light has gone out here in South Yorkshire at the sad passing of the iconic Barnsley legend, our motoring mogul Don Booker MBE at the age of 87. While many will remember the name Don Booker from his days as celebrated Barnsley Chronicle editor, a company that he...

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