A new Friends group is being set up for St Mary’s in Barnsley town centre. It’s for people interested in the history of St Mary’s, a grade II* listed church in the centre of Barnsley, and in caring for and promoting its heritage.
The first meeting of the Friends of Barnsley St Mary group is on Friday 17 January 2020 from noon until one o’clock.
At the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month Barnsley remembers.
Horizon school students gather to read the names of former Holgate school students who died in the first world war. 100 years since the first date of this reading ceremony. The Cooper gallery is the former Holgate Grammar School.
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 – or just email us – and we will email a copy to you.
A big thank you to Chris Sedgewick for taking the photos on the evening.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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!