Category Archives: Heritage

The Hidden Art of Barnsley -a talk

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 … Continue reading

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February talks – Library @ the Lightbox

Barnsley Pals Colours Project – a talk by Jane Ainsworth on Monday 17 February and another talk on a Barnsley Building Family at War on Monday 24 February.

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St Mary’s Church Friends Group

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 … Continue reading

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Barnsley Canal talk – Tuesday 26 November

A South Yorkshire Industrial History Society talk on “The Barnsley Canal and The Aire and Calder Navigation” by Graham Hague is taking place in Barnsley. Date Tuesday 26th November 2019 at 7.00 pm.The Friends Meeting House, Western Street, Barnsley, S70 … Continue reading

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Armistice Day commemorations

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 … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Talk: Historic Barnsley Streets – Buildings lost and to retain

Barnsley’s historic streets, significant buildings sadly lost and those we should ensure do not disappear in the future. Continue reading

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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. There will be a procession to the Cenotaph led by a colour party carrying the new replica … Continue reading

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Barnsley Civic Trust talk on Tuesday 30 April

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Glass making in South Yorkshire

Joseph Bramah Annual Memorial Lecture ‘Glass Making in South Yorkshire – its History and Technology’ by Hugh Willmott. Dr Hugh Willmott is a Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at Sheffield University and is an inspirational speaker. The talk is open to … Continue reading

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