Each year South Yorkshire Industrial History Society holds the Joseph Bramah Lecture, sponsored by Barnsley Council, to commemorate the great engineer Joseph Bramah, who was born at Stainborough.
This year the lecture is given by John Bramah and its theme is ‘Bramah, a tradition of engineering’.
Barnsley Civic Trust has produced the Blue Plaque to commemorate Joseph Bramah and is promoting the lecture jointly with South Yorkshire Industrial History Society and Barnsley Council.
The lecture will be on Monday 19 March at the The Cooper Gallery, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AH, starting at 7pm.
Admission free but donations to South Yorkshire Industrial History Society appreciated.
What did Joseph Bramah – one of the Best of Barnsley – invent?
Just do a bing image search to see the range of things that Joseph Bramah invented, not forgetting the beer pump. Thanks Doctor Ale for reminding us.
The talk by John Bramah – ‘Bramah – a tradition of engineering’ – at the Cooper Gallery on Monday 19 March at 7pm is coming up soon. Thanks to the South Yorkshire Industrial History Society and Barnsley Council for arranging the annual Bramah lecture.
Today’s (Sunday 18th March) Blue Plaque ceremony has been cancelled by the promoters due to the weather conditions and advice not to travel. Look out for a new date.
We seem to be plagued by snow – this is the second time we have had to postpone it.
The next Barnsley Civic Trust dining club event is on Friday 13th April.
Contact Rebecca to book a place.
Provisional Barnsley Civic Trust Dining Club dates for 2018:
Friday 23rd February; Friday 13th April; Friday 25th May; Friday 6th July; Friday 17th August; Friday 28th September; Friday 9th November. Then one in Dec for Christmas.
Some of Barnsley Civic Trust members having a Christmas social meal.
Barnsley Civic Trust members dine out together about every six weeks. Here we are enjoying a meal at Barnsley’s 1 Momento in November.
The next meal is at The Glass House on Thursday 14 December.
If you would like to join us do get in touch; Phyllis or Rebecca would be pleased to hear from you.
Light Lines in its original location Image courtesy Barnsley council
Great news that Light Lines – the artwork that commemorates the 300 Barnsley soldiers who fell on the first day of The Battle of The Somme – will have a permanent home in Churchfields Peace Gardens opposite St Mary’s Church.
When it was at the front of the Town Hall, Light Lines received a national Civic Trust Award.
Barnsley Civic Trust planning group has supported the planning application for the artwork’s new location.
We sought confirmation that this was the best site – since in front of the Town Hall might have been an option. We also weren’t sure that having white shiny gravel under the slabs was the best choice bearing in mind the millstone grit of the wall and buildings.
It will be great to have the fantastic artwork on show for the foreseeable future.
New site proposed for Light Lines in Peace Gardens
Barnsley Civic Trust makes a point of commenting on relevant local planning applications and responds to consultations on local policies and issues.
To find out about Barnsley Civic Trust’s work on planning issues, see our Planning Page or for news on planning click on the Planning category on the right to see planning news as it is posted.
Since its inception in March 2007, Barnsley Civic Trust has prided itself in keeping abreast of local issues, especially those which concern our urban environment.
We have organised open meetings, debates and discussions and regularly comment on planning applications and respond to consultations on proposed policies and changes.
We have organised an annual shop award scheme, a blue plaque scheme, and town trails.
There is also a social dimension to the Barnsley Civic Trust with a dining out group, fundraising and awareness raising events, talks and guided walks.
The success of Barnsley Civic Trust depends on the support of its members and volunteers.
Barnsley Civic Trust is funded by its own individual and business members. We also apply for funding for particular projects. We are particularly grateful to our corporate members and sponsors for their support of projects.
We are always keen to welcome both new individual and corporate members as well as business sponsors who help support, sustain and develop our activities. If you do not want to become a member at this time but would like to keep in touch, please follow us on twitter and on facebook. And check out the pages of this our website.