Barnsley Museums Podcast

Take a listen to the #BarnsleyPodcast, new episodes are released monthly.

As well as featuring interviews from our ever expanding oral history archive the podcast also features a behind the scenes look at our exhibitions and events programmes.

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You can also find us on Soundcloud. As well as listening to every episode of the podcast you can also hear other interviews and clips from our sound archive which we are continuing to make available online for the first time.

Latest episode - Episode 29: The Wharncliffe Woodmoor Disaster, Carlton (6th August, 1936)


One of the worst mining disasters in South Yorkshire in the 20th century took place at Wharncliffe Woodmoor Nos.1, 2 and 3. There were no survivors, 57 men were killed instantly and another miner died in hospital a week later.

This episode features interviews from 6 miners who worked and lived nearby the pit.