LOCALS had the chance to learn about the fascinating history of Worsbrough’s seven Methodist chapels this week.

Barnsley Archives and Local Studies, part of Barnsley Museums, presented an illustrated talk on the history of the seven Methodist chapels and the documents that have been left behind over the past 200 years.

The talk took place at Birdwell Methodist Church on Tuesday, with a number of locals intrigued to learn more.

It explored the denominational struggles behind the construction of the chapels, the social and cultural impact they had on the local community, and the archival records they produced.

Jon Finch, head of culture and visitor economy, said: “We are delighted to share the rich and diverse history of Methodism in Worsbrough.

“The talk revealed the stories behind the chapels, the people who built and attended them, and the legacy they left for future generations.

“Our archives are a precious resource which will preserve the history of our fascinating borough.”