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Barnsley’s Greatest Treasure revealed

Barnsley’s Greatest Treasure was revealed at the Friends of Barnsley’s archives and social evening talk which took place last night (Monday 9 March.) The winning entry is The Annals of Barnsley, written by John Hugh Burland. They are a chronological history of Barnsley from 1744 to 1864, a time when so much was changing locally.

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Cannon Hall Park and Gardens secures Lottery support

It was announced today that Cannon Hall Park and Gardens have been successful in securing earmarked funding of £2.8m, including a development grant of £138,000, from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) and Big Lottery Fund for the targeted and sustainable conservation of its buildings and surrounding parkland.

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A special information panel has been unveiled at Cannon Hall park to share the remarkable stories of ’Cannon Hall Camp’, which stood in the grounds of the hall from 1940 until the 1950s. Initially for the military, at any one time its distinctive huts were home to around 1,000 soldiers of different nationalities, many of whom took part in the D-Day landings of June 1944.

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Barnsley Museums are spreading Christmas cheer. Each day they will be using Facebook and Twitter to post festive pictures from around the town and they would like Barnsley residents to get involved.

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Take on the the iPad (Watercolour) Challenge

People who fondly remember the television programme Watercolour Challenge have the opportunity to take part in an iPad painting challenge inspired by the hit Channel 4 show, on Saturday, 2 and Sunday, 3 August at Cannon Hall Museum.

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