BARNSLEY is well known for its accents but in Royston, it's a little different.
Speakers from the village have a lilt to their vowels that makes them stand out from the crowd.
Kate Burland, who's studying for a PHD at Sheffield University, has spent the last two years studying the accent. On July 20, she will present her findings at Barnsley Town Hall in conjunction with the new Experience Barnsley museum.
Kate, whose family ran shops in Royston, has interviewed speakers young and old and uncovered some interesting results.
The 46-year-old says the Royston accent differs and the two vowels sounds of 'o' and 'a' stand out when they're compared to other Barnsley speakers.
Words such as 'goat' and 'face' have a Staffordshire twang - proving there may be truth to the speculation that Royston people have kept a part of the accent from Black Country miners who moved to the village at the end of the 19th century.
"I would say there's something about that Black Country identity that's stuck and it's stayed in the village," said Kate. "The older speakers seem to be proud of it because they say it's their Black Country heritage."
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