THE women who worked in Barnsley's industry over the years are being celebrated at a special event tomorrow.

Experience Barnsley - the museum project - is holding an event from 1-4pm tomorrow (Saturday October 22) at central library to collect memories from ladies who have worked in our home town industries.

A spokesman said: "Women in Barnsley have made a massive contribution to the town through their work in factories such as sewing garments for Marks and Spencer, producing tennis balls for Wimbledon and creating decorative tins to be shipped all over the world. Women have worked on the railways, in the coal industry.

"Did you work at any of the sewing factories, the tennis ball factory, Barnsley Canister Company or any other industry in Barnsley? We want to know what it was like for women at work in Barnsley throughout the 20th century.

Experience Barnsley is the first ever museum and archives centre devoted to Barnsley’s history and will open across the ground floor of the Town Hall in the summer of 2012, supported by just over £2.6million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (|HLF).