The introduction of electricity to Wentworth Castle was one of the earliest.
Based on their research in the Wentworth Castle archives, National Trust volunteers Adrian Hughes and Janet Johnson will present a talk on the installation of electric lighting on site in 1886 – a fascinating topic bound to be illuminating. All welcome.
7pm Thursday 11 May: Masonic Hall, Cockerham Lane, Just off Huddersfied Road near Barnsley Town Centre.
September will see the unveiling of Barnsley Civic Trust’s Blue Plaque to Joseph Bramah at Wentworth Castle Gardens in association with National Trust.
Wentworth Castle —as well as Joseph Bramah— is an important part of Barnsley’s heritage and this talk arranged with the National Trust marks this importance.
‘Elsecar Forging Ahead — Industrial Archaeology, Aristocrats and Heritage Rediscovered‘ is the theme of this year’s Bramah Lecture given by Dr John Tanner at the Cooper Gallery in Barnsley starting at 7pm on Monday 27 March.
South Yorkshire Industrial History Society has organised the lecture which is sponsored by Barnsley Council. It’s great that the Bramah Lecture is going ahead this year. The doors will be open from 6.30pm with tea/coffee available.
Due to limits on numbers at the Cooper Gallery, please call on 01226 775678 to book a place. The event is free but you’re invited to make a donation on the day.
We are pleased to be able to let you know that Barnsley Civic Trust AGM will be held at 7.00pm on Thursday 7th October at the Masonic Hall in Cockerham Lane off Huddersfield Road.
As you know we were unable to hold an AGM in 2020 because of the Covid situation and business was suspended during that period. We now intend to get Barnsley Civic Trust up and running again.
Barnsley Civic Trust’s priority is doing what it can to bring the town back to being a lively, prosperous and attractive place for the whole community.
The main part of the annual general meeting will be a presentation by Tegwen Roberts on the Eldon Street Heritage Action Zone project. This is intended to have a major impact on Eldon Street and its surroundings including The Civic.
During a period extending over the late 18th, 19th and 20th centuries, a series of wonderful artists emerged in Barnsley.
Barnsley Art on Your Doorstep, a project running from 2012-2014, explored and showcased this rich and very often forgotten aspect of Barnsley’s heritage.
The results: a book – available for reference in Barnsley Library, a website, and an exhibition at the Cooper Gallery.
Barnsley Civic Trust is delighted to host an illustrated talk and presentation on ‘The Hidden Art of Barnsley: Monday 2nd March at 7.00pm. The Lightbox – Barnsley’s Central Library.
Art on Your Doorstep team members – Sally Hayles, Hugh Polehampton, Maureen Wilkinson and Fred Thompson – will provide a visual tour of the 2014 exhibition and discuss the publication and its research.
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