Barnsley Civic Trust Retail Awards – the photo’s!

The wait is over, the photographs from the Retail Awards have arrived. We had a fantastic evening and once again congratulations to all the Winners and Runner Ups. The photos are all on display on our Barnsley Civic Trust Facebook page.

If you would like a copy of your picture please message us via Facebook or Messenger with your email address and we will email a copy to you.

A big thank you to Chris Sedgewick for taking the photos on the evening.

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2019 Civic Remembrance ceremonies

It is 100 years since the first Remembrance Ceremony took place. The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month was chosen to commemorate the Armistice following the First World War the year before.

King George V introduced the idea of a two minute silence:

“It is my desire and hope that there may be … a complete suspension of all our normal activities. During that time, except in the rare cases where this may be impracticable, all work, all sound, and all locomotion should cease, so that in perfect stillness the thoughts of everyone may be concentrated on reverent remembrance of the glorious dead.”

Thursday 7 November – the Royal British Legion’s Festival of Remembrance takes place in St Mary’s Church at 7 pm. It is likely to be very well attended and you are advised to arrive in good time to secure a seat.

Sunday 10 November Remembrance Sunday event at the Cenotaph 10.45 for 11 am

And on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month …
Monday 11 November – Civic Remembrance Ceremony at the Cenotaph.

This will be followed at 11.30 am by a Ceremony at the Cooper Gallery, in which students from Horizon Community College read out loud all of the names of the 76 Old Boys of Barnsley Holgate Grammar School who died in the First World War, continuing the tradition initiated by Holgate Grammar School in 1919. [More information]

All of these events are open to anyone interested to attend.

Many other Remembrance events are taking place in communities across the borough.

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Barnsley Retail Awards 2019 – the results

What an amazing evening we had at the Shop Awards on Wednesday celebrating the fantastic shops and stalls we have in the Town Centre.

Congratulations to all the Winners and Runner Ups.
Ladies Fashion :  Winner – Labels for Less  Runner Up – New Look
Men’s Fashion:  Winner – Neils  Runner Up – Best
Retail Shops:  Winner – Marshmallow Blends  Runner Up – Entertainer
Jewellers:  Winner – Warren James  Runners Up – Beaverbrooks; Kingston Jewellers
Florists:  Winner – Clover Leaf Flowers Runner Up – Pickerings Florist
Cafes:  Winner – Costa Coffee  Runner Up – Blackburns  Runner Up – The Yard
Take Aways:  Winner – Staniforths  Runner Up – Baked Potato Company
Charity Shops: Winner – RSPCA Charity Shop  Runner Up – British Heart Foundation
Markets:  Winner – Keiths Meats  Runner Up – Deli Ladies Fashion
Hairdressers:  Winner – Lesley Francis  Runner – Scissor Hands by Jo
Barbers:  Winner – Tony and Son  Runner Up – Karl Smith
Beauticians:  Winner – House of Beauty  Runner Up – Make Up Stall
Bridal:  Winner – Bev’s Bridal  Runner Up – Casademiento

Overall Winner – Marshmallow Blends

A massive thank you to all our sponsors, without you the evening wouldn’t have been possible.
The Civic, Barnsley
Barnsley MBC Markets & Town Centre Team
Better Barnsley Bond
Henry Boot Construction
Barnsley College
The Enterprise at Barnsley College
Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce
Old George’s Coffee House

Photographs on their way …

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The Barnsley Civic Trust’s executive committee met this last week to discuss future events and activities. We noted the initial feedback on the Retail Awards and the Presentation Event. Lots of positive comments – and thanks to Phyllis and Rebecca for their hard work in organising the Retail Awards scheme this year. 

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Barnsley Civic Trust Retail Awards

The excitement is growing, coming up on the evening of Wednesday 23 October is the Barnsley Civic Trust Retail Awards celebratory event. The businesses nominated for the top awards are being contacted with the winners announced that evening. Great news for some and an enjoyable evening for everyone taking part.

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Consultations – have your say …

There are a number of important consultations being undertaken by Barnsley Council at the moment. 

Consultation on additional Supplementary Planning Documents, and statements and plans for Cawthorne and Elsecar. 
The consultation is open until Monday 14 October
View consultation

Consultation on the Barnsley West (MU1) Masterplan Framework.
The next exhibition event for the draft Barnsley West (MU1) Masterplan Framework is on Thursday 10 October (3pm-7pm) at St Thomas Community Centre, Gawber. It’s your chance to air your views on the proposal so come along to have your say.
The consultation is open until Thursday 24 October
Barnsley council information on the consultation
View all consultation material: barnsleywest.co.uk

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James Hudson Taylor guided walk – Tuesday 17 September

A red plaque trail commemorates the places that James Hudson Taylor would have known in Barnsley. That’s  James Hudson Taylor – a lad from Barnsley who in the 19th century became a missionary, went to China, and founded one of the largest movements in the world. 

Following on from the Barnsley Civic Trust talk earlier this year,  we have arranged for a guided walk around the town centre based on the locations associated with James Hudson Taylor. All are welcome! 

The walk will take place on Tuesday 17th September and will be led by Fred Thompson of the JHT Trust. The walk will start outside Barnsley College main building at 6.00 pm.

This promises to be a very interesting and enlightening evening. Do come along! 

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Talk: Historic Barnsley Streets – Buildings lost and to retain

This illustrated talk on the historic streets of the town and their significant buildings will be given by Stuart Currie of the Tasker Trust on the evening of Tuesday 11th June at the Masonic Hall, Cockerham Lane off Huddersfield Road (just north of Barnsley Town Centre).

Stuart will look at the historic streets of the town and will highlight significant buildings sadly lost in the changes which have taken place over about the last 100 years.

He will also look at the buildings which we really should ensure do not disappear in the future. An important role for Barnsley Civic Trust.

The talk will be enriched with images from the Tasker collection of historic photographs.

The meeting will commence at 7.00pm but refreshments will be available from 6.30pm.

At the beginning of the evening a short annual general meeting will take place with the talk from Stuart Currie following.

We hope you will be able to come along to what promises to be an informative evening. Everyone is welcome, members and non-members alike.

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Barnsley Civic Trust annual general meeting

A short annual general meeting will take place at 7pm on Tuesday 11 June 2019. It will last about half an hour. Nominations are welcome to join the executive committee – please contact the secretary for a form. Refreshments will be available from 6.30pm. 

The main part of the evening will be an illustrated talk by Stuart Currie of the Tasker Trust on the historic streets of the town, the significant buildings sadly lost in the changes which have taken place over  the last 100 years and the buildings which we really should ensure do not disappear in the future. An important role for Barnsley Civic Trust. 

Masonic Hall, Cockerham Lane off Huddersfield Road (just north of Barnsley Town Centre)

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Centenary Commemoration of Barnsley Pals Colours laying up

The Centenary Commemoration of the laying-up in St Mary’s of the Barnsley Pals Colours is being held on Sunday afternoon 2 June 2019.

A local project led by Jane Ainsworth has produced new replica  colours
for the 13th and 14th Battalions of the York and Lancaster regiment
(First and Second Barnsley Pals)

There will be a procession to the Cenotaph led by a colour party carrying the new replica flags, accompanied by Dodworth Colliery Band, followed by a short ceremony at the Cenotaph and a commemoration service at St Mary’s Church

1.30 pm – assemble with exhibition in St Mary’s Church
2.00 pm – procession to the Cenotaph down Church St
2.15 pm – ceremony at Cenotaph – 2-minute silence
2.30 pm – commemoration service at St Mary’s Church

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