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Barnsley's History Inspires New Town Centre Artworks

Monday November 3 2014


Mark Dobson's photo of the Barnsley Pals Centenary Square Mark Dobson's photo of the Barnsley Pals Centenary Square


BARNSLEY'S industrial heritage will inspire two new prominent public artworks for the town centre.

Part of the council’s public art programme, the pieces - by Tim Ward and 154 Collective - are being funded by money from developers which has to be spent on projects that enrich the local area.

The finished pieces of work will celebrate Barnsley’s industrial heritage such as the glassworks, linen or canister industries.

Coun Roy Miller, cabinet spokesperson for place, said: "If anyone has old photographs from working in the glassworks, linen or canister industries, personal memories or stories that you wish to share along with future aspirations for Barnsley then there’s an opportunity to share them with us."

What would you like to see? Have your say below.

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Reply Posted by Mr C on Monday November 3 2014 at 14:15
We all love a bit of the old history

Reply Posted by Roy saxton on Monday November 3 2014 at 21:13
I've got one from when I worked at woods glass blowing from mid 70 s 77 I think it was taken by Sheffield star

Reply Posted by Tony on Wednesday November 5 2014 at 18:10
The artwork needs to incorporate some tin pots because that is what our beloved council has given us - a tin pot town.