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Celebrate pear day at Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens

Visitors are invited to Cannon Hall on Sunday, 18 September to celebrate Pear Day. The Hall hosts the spectacular free event each year to commemorate the harvest of the historic pears. It takes place in the stunning surroundings of the Walled Kitchen Garden, where the fruit is grown.

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First World War re-enactment at Cannon Hall

The bank holiday weekend sees the arrival of a very special event to Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens. Visitors will be treated to stunning re-enactments of how the Army lived and fought during the First World War.

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Barnsley Museums secure over £70,000 worth of funding

Barnsley Museums have secured funding of £79,200 from Arts Council England to help develop their charitable organisation. Barnsley Museum Heritage Trust supports the work of Barnsley Museums and has an active role in fundraising for the five sites which include; Cannon Hall, Worsbrough Mill, Elsecar Heritage, Experience Barnsley and the Cooper Gallery.

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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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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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