Aroundtown Meets: Father Christmas

Aroundtown Meets: Father Christmas

 With twinkly blue eyes, rosy, dimpled cheeks, and a beard on his chin as white as the snow, there is no mistaking our current interviewee as he strides merrily through the door. He might have left his famous red suit at ho-ho-home, but his joyous spirit and generous demeanour personify...

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The history of theatres in Barnsley

The history of theatres in Barnsley

Throughout the year, theatre continues to hold prevalence in the hearts of many people who enjoy watching a show, musical or play. Yet at Christmastime, it holds special memories with family pantomimes bringing the magic of theatre to life across generations. In Barnsley, the theatre scene has fluctuated over the...

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A fighting force in the saleroom

A fighting force in the saleroom

As Christmas comes around, homes across the world will see new additions added to the already bursting toy boxes in nurseries and play rooms, with new fandangle must-haves taking centre stage and what remains of last year’s toys being left of the shelf. Yet at Sheffield Auction Gallery, their recent...

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We Visit: Haworth at Christmastime

We Visit: Haworth at Christmastime

By Rosemary Crampton Photos by Stephen Hogg Once home to the famous Brontë sisters, Haworth is a community steeped in tradition – particularly at Christmas when its cobbled streets are decked with twinkling lights and trees and its residents come together for a host of festive celebrations inspired by yester-year....

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BBR Auctions: Glad Tidings of Collecting and Joy

BBR Auctions: Glad Tidings of Collecting and Joy

With Alan Blakeman of BBR Auctions, Elsecar In the middle of cataloguing for BBR’s ‘Winter Wonders’ mixed antiques auction on December 3rd, I came across a delightful small tin featuring a heartwarming image of a truly jovial Santa Claus, aka Father Christmas, writing the name Alan on his Extra Good...

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