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Search For Barnsley's Industrial Women

Friday October 21 2011

Barnsley Town Hall Barnsley Town Hall

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).



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Reply Posted by Vera Everett on Friday October 21 2011 at 18:30
I worked at the albion sewing in wath on dearne from 1977 to when it closed down we made coats and donkey jackets 

Reply Posted by Kerry_tinkler on Sunday October 30 2011 at 15:22
I worked at slazengers tennisball
factory from 1972- 1980

Reply Posted by patricia Green (Stather) on Tuesday May 8 2012 at 14:13
Patricia Stather
I worked at Shaw Mills Racecommon Road 1963-1969
We made little girls dresses,sports wear.blouses,aprons.
Florence was the boss and Mary was the superviser.
  Good times.

Reply Posted by susan taylor {goddard} on Saturday January 5 2013 at 20:10
worked at CORAHS sewing factory at worsborough bridge 1979 1984 we made clothes for marks an spensers think its pulled down an a houseing estate there now? Used to go for lunch sometimes to the Ship Inn for pie an peas remember everyone were very generous at CORAHS when i left to have my daughter they collected and bought me everything even a pushchair .My daughters 28 now good memories.