1960s Eldon Street Model

Using cutting-edge technology, the reconstruction has been developed by digital creator Martin Moss of Dextra Visual using techniques usually found in video game creation. The model is based on historic images from Barnsley Archives and the Tasker Trust. Members of the Barnsley U3A have also played an important part, sharing their memories and feedback to make sure the model is as accurate as possible.

Sweeping scenes of Eldon Street, alive with activity in the 1960s, have been brought to life in the most incredible way. It is now possible to relive precious memories walking past high street favourites such as Burton’s, as well as seeing familiar shop frontages of Timpson’s and Leslie Frances

Bygone businesses like the Devonshire Hotel and Benj. Harral’s can once again be seen in all their glory, with views up and down the Victorian Arcade and across Barnsley’s iconic outdoor market.

People can take a peek inside the old Odeon Cinema, now the Parkway, and revisit the old central library via the original entrance to the Barnsley Civic from Eldon Street, which is now being restored as part of the Eldon Street HAZ project.

We also worked with Vocal Eyes to created an audio described version of the video.