TWO new collections of archives are now on display for residents to see at Barnsley Archives.

Catalogues of documents about Monckton Colliery and Monckton Coke and Chemical Company can now be seen for the very first time.

The records held by Barnsley Archives cover the period when the colliery and chemical company were locally owned.

Records end with the nationalisation of the coal industry in 1947, and the Coke and Chemical Company records end with its sale to ICI in 1964.

Jon Finch, head of culture and visitor economy, said “Our archives are important assets for our town and hold many wonderful documents and collections.

“They are continually growing with more information being catalogued and made available showcasing the rich history of Barnsley.

“New stories, facts, and memories are being discovered every day, being preserved for generations to come.”