Heritage Open Days in South Yorkshire

Heritage Open Days in South Yorkshire

As part of Heritage Open Days, various sites in South Yorkshire will will open their doors to visitors for free between Friday 10th – Sunday 19th September.

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Saving the Mill of the Black Monks

Saving the Mill of the Black Monks

We look back at the history of one of Barnsley’s oldest in-use buildings, the Mill of the Black Monks and the future plans of its owner Malcolm Lister.

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Rolf Heymann: a lifelong battle for freedom and peace

Rolf Heymann: a lifelong battle for freedom and peace

We meet the remarkable Rolf Heymann who fled Nazi Germany aged 10 for a safe life here in Sheffield.

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Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: ‘Mother of Inoculation’

Lady Mary Wortley Montagu: ‘Mother of Inoculation’

Edward Jenner is rightly remembered as the ‘father of vaccination’, but Mary was the ‘mother of inoculation’, taking the first steps in preventative medicine 75 years before him.

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Collaborative Connections

Collaborative Connections

As part of heritage project, Collaborative Connections, we look at the history of three of Rotherham’s landmarks: Catcliffe Cone, Keppel’s Column and Waterloo Kiln.

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The Museum, The Mansion and The Mine

The Museum, The Mansion and The Mine

Humans and horses have a historical alliance dating back millennia; a connection joined by both tack and trust. Ever since the Bronze Age, the two species have coevolved in all aspects of life, from industry and warfare to transportation and leisure. To commemorate this time-honoured relationship here in South Yorkshire,...

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Aroundtown Meets the Nicholson family of Cannon Hall Farm

Aroundtown Meets the Nicholson family of Cannon Hall Farm

We meet the Nicholson family of Cannon Hall Farm in Barnsley to discover their 30-year journey to becoming one of Yorkshire’s best visitor attractions.

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Wath Hall: bought by the people, for the people

Wath Hall: bought by the people, for the people

Following a six-year campaign, Wath Hall in Rotherham has finally been bought by the people, for the people to enjoy for years to come.

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Opening our eyes to Barnsley’s forgotten genius

Opening our eyes to Barnsley’s forgotten genius

After almost 20 years in the making, No Horizon is a new Yorkshire-based musical telling the story of Barnsley’s forgotten genius, Nicholas Saunderson.

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Lady Mabel College: Cloaked in History

Lady Mabel College: Cloaked in History

To celebrate 70 years since Wentworth Woodhouse opened its doors to the students of Lady Mabel College, textile artist, Gemma Nemer, is launching a contemporary community arts project.

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