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Stories of the Somme

As part of a public art project to commemorate the Battle of the Somme, Barnsley Museums would like to see photographs of those brave men who fell on the 1 July 1916. The installation, which will be created by artists Musson and Retallick and local school children, will remember the heroic men who risked their lives fighting for King and Country.

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Confirmation that Capability Brown visited Cannon Hall

It has been 100% confirmed by the Capability Brown 300 Trust that Brown, the eighteenth century English landscape architect, visited Cannon Hall in 1778. The amazing discovery not only confirms that he went to the stunning Georgian country house, but also offered advice during his visit. However, there is no evidence that he was paid by the owner (Walter Spencer-Stanhope) or that his advice was taken.

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Guided walks planned to tell the story of the Oaks Colliery Disaster

The Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP), supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), is delivering a series of free guided walks around important locations related to the 1866 Oaks Colliery Disaster. 2016 marks the 150th anniversary of the disaster at Hoyle Mill, Barnsley, the worst mining disaster in English history. The DVLP is co-ordinating commemorative events for the disaster and has worked with a team of volunteers to reveal the death toll for the disaster was higher than previously thought.

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Barnsley Museums wins support from Heritage Lottery Fund for Barnsley Sound and Film project

Barnsley Arts, Museums and Archives Service have received £51,500 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting new project, ‘The Joy of Sound and Vision: uncovering over one hundred years of Barnsley’s memories’. Thanks to National Lottery players the project will make the sound and film collections held by Barnsley Archives and Local Studies fully accessible for the first time. These collections, many of which were donated during the creation of the Experience Barnsley Museum between 2010 and 2013, will be converted, catalogued, interpreted and shared with the public, community groups, schools and new audiences.

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People can’t wait for this year’s Mayors Parade

People are more excited than ever before, about this year’s Mayors Parade, which has a ‘Best of Barnsley’ theme. Entries are coming in thick and fast from organisations around the borough including, Sandpit Nursery. Staff and children there are busy working on their parade entry, which will be unveiled at the fun family event on Saturday, 9 July.

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Cannon Hall wedding winners announced

The winners of Cannon Hall’s wedding weekend prize have been announced. Adam Beasley and his bride Claire Medlam, both from Barnsley, won the highly sought after prize. It included a discounted wedding at the stunning Georgian country house and a bottle of champagne.

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Antique cannon on display at Cannon Hall

A pair of antique decorative cannon will be proudly on display at Cannon Hall, the stunning Georgian country house, during the bank holiday weekend. Lovingly restored as part of the Hall’s Cannon! at Cannon event, visitors will have a unique opportunity to inspect the magnificent pieces. Beautifully crafted the cannon are cast with intricate designs of eagles and other detail.

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