BARNSLEY Archives has retained its national accredited archive service status following a review last year.

The service acknowledged ‘significant’ progress across a number of areas, including the progress in cataloguing and its ‘practical and dynamic’ response to the challenges of the coronavirus pandemic.

There are a number of benefits to being a part of the scheme, such as raising the profile of what the archive does, whilst also building credibility within organisations both internally and externally.

Coun Tim Cheetham, cabinet spokesperson for place, said: “We are incredibly proud of our archive service which is one of the busiest and most successful in the region.

“Over the last year they have worked hard to adapt and offer a virtual service, bringing Barnsley’s rich history right to people’s home.

“Their renewed accreditation really highlights their hard work and dedication during a difficult time.”