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Latest Blog Post

The Eldon Street Ring Shop

The iconic white buildings at 32-38 Eldon Street are landmarks in Barnsley Town Centre. The best-known is the former Benjamin Harral’s Ring Shop, with its distinctive frontage. Many generations of Barnsley residents bought their wedding and engagement rings from Benj Harral’s. However, the row has an earlier history which predates the arrival of the Ring Shop by at least 30 years. Community sector specialist David Blunden and Heritage Action Zone officer Dr Tegwen Roberts take a look through the historical development of 32-38 Eldon Street and some of its previous occupants.

Recent Blog Posts

A photo of Ernest Harold Jones

Ernest Harold Jones remembered in his Barnsley birth place

Phtograph of Jean‐François Millet

Artist Spotlight: Jean‐François Millet

The group of volunteers stood around one of the interpretation panels at Barnsley Main

Volunteering With Barnsley Main Heritage Group

The YMCA building on Eldon Street. The ground floor has signs for E Walker Glover and F Hincliffe

Eldon Street YMCA

A painting of a boat on shore, it has a French flag and there are people stood nearby on the beach

Artist Spotlight: Eugène Louis Gabriel Isabey

A green bracelet that as the outline of a snake

Archaeology at Experience Barnsley Museum

A montage of exhibition photos including Joann Fletcher, tins, a cardboard cut out of Cliff Richard, storm troopers and Darth Vader

10 Years of Exhibitions at Experience Barnsley Museum (part2)

Refugee Week logo and beneath it multi coloured dots

Barnsley Borough City of Sanctuary: School Art Competition 2023

A women's football team, crouched on the ground, one of the ladies is holding a football

Frieda Stoner's Football T-shirt