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Search On For Barnsley's Greatest Treasure

Thursday November 6 2014




WHAT'S your favourite Barnsley treasure? The search is on to crown the town's best.

Staff at Barnsley museums have been delving into their vast collections in a bid to find their greatest treasure - and they're asking residents to vote for their favourite.

Some 100 pieces from the council’s museums, art galleries and archives have been photographed and starting on Monday, one will be posted here every day.

Coun Roy Miller, cabinet spokesperson for place, said: "Some pieces will be instantly recognisable, but there are also a few more unusual artefacts to watch out for.

"I hope that people will help us in our search for Barnsley's greatest treasure."

After the 100th item has been revealed there will be a voting period of two weeks to determine the winner.
 
What's your favourite? 

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Reply Posted by Dave the monkey on Thursday November 6 2014 at 15:04
Roy miller is an artefact and well past his time. Don't think he's a treasure though.

Reply Posted by sarah on Thursday November 6 2014 at 16:16
Roy Miller is definately a museum piece more York Dungeons than Barnsley Museum though.

Reply Posted by Mr C on Thursday November 6 2014 at 16:31
I want to display my family Jules for the public to admire with fascination

Reply Posted by Ada on Thursday November 6 2014 at 17:08
As long as Dickie (cry me a river) Bird and Michael Parkinson are not chosen!! Parkinson only remembers he comes from Barnsley when it suits him. Birdie and Geoff Boycott ALWAYS bang the drum for us. Give Joe Public some recognition for once. NOT a z list so called personality.

Reply Posted by chickadee on Thursday November 6 2014 at 17:30
Chosen for what? The article talks about them posting photos of stuff from the museum?

Reply Posted by rainbow on Thursday November 6 2014 at 17:33
Barnsley's decline began when John Smith's took over Barnsley Bitter and ran it into the ground. If only they could find that wonderful beer again.????

Reply Posted by Ada on Thursday November 6 2014 at 18:39
Whoops chickadee! Misread the brief! Well good if its not going to be a z lister for once? Can't wait to see the items. It's time mr c washed his mouth out! Sounds a nasty piece of work!

Reply Posted by Dr Debate on Thursday November 6 2014 at 19:51
Stan Richards ( Seth Armstrong ) I true man very talented Honest Hard Working lived for his family and brought great pride to the people of Barnsley.

Emerdale Farm was is moment truely a gentleman that never turned away from his home and Barnsley people like som I could mention.

God bless you Seth

Reply Posted by Dr Debate on Thursday November 6 2014 at 19:54
Sorry forgot to mention raised tens of thousands of pounds for charities and never wanted publicity did it for hie heart a true Barnsley Guy.

Reply Posted by Cosmic clown on Thursday November 6 2014 at 20:29
I remember Stan tinkling on the old Joanna, he could make those ivory keys talk. But getting back to the post, lets see what the museums got to offer, but mine is when Barnsley got promotion to the premiership, a treasure always worth keeping.

Reply Posted by Mr C on Thursday November 6 2014 at 21:28
I agree with the Dr on this one Stan was the man I remember seeing him in town and he was a true Barnsley legend
Thanks for the admiration Ada you know I'm a real genuine guy

Reply Posted by David Wood on Thursday November 6 2014 at 21:45
I think parkey is a lot better than Stan Richards he's a true Barnsley legend can anyone remember ghost watch he was brilliant in that show that fooled the whole country

Reply Posted by Charles on Thursday November 6 2014 at 22:44
I think parkey is a legend of Barnsley he's the best we have ever had

Reply Posted by Mr C on Friday November 7 2014 at 14:23
No not Parkinson Stan Richards was a top class bloke he was good in Emmerdale and raised loads for charity and he was a really nice down to earth Barnsley man who even though he was famous he still went to his local and socialised with normal folk

Reply Posted by Paul Brears on Sunday November 9 2014 at 16:08
Barnsleys greatest treasure is the wonderful countryside that surrounds it. Don't let the council sell it to the developers .

Reply Posted by Kay on Sunday November 9 2014 at 17:36
Stan Richards. Please don't put parkinson he hates Barnsley. Remember a interview with him saying he didn't like barnsley. So Stan Richards for me xx

Reply Posted by chickadee on Sunday November 9 2014 at 21:12
Seriously. Read the flipping article, it's not about people from Barnsley. So Stan, Dickie, Parky and the like are irrelevant.