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Hunt For Barnsley War Memorials

Thursday February 6 2014

A TEAM of locals who have set out to make a register of war memorials and honour the town's fallen soldiers are looking for help.

Linda Hutton, of Barnsley Road, Cudworth, is one of the researchers behind Barnsley War Memorials Project, which aims to produce a roll of honour to remember all those from the area who died fighting the First World War.

Linda said: "It's not just a matter of making a list. It's much more complicated than that.

"Not all the memorials are obvious as some are inaccessible. They're in churches, office buildings, working men's clubs and some are in private hands.

"When we started, we had a list of 74 memorials. That's now grown to more than 120.

"There's also a huge amount of work involved in checking the names for duplication. Lots of people are named on more than one memorial."

This year marks the 100th anniversary of the start of the war, but the project is likely to be finished by the anniversary of the end in 1918.

Volunteers are being sought for photographing, transcribing memorials and researching the soldiers.

Do you know where local war memorials are? Comment in the box below and we will pass the details on.

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Reply Posted by mrs bann on Thursday February 6 2014 at 12:42
I think theres one in hoyland on west street not 100% sure though

Reply Posted by John Irwin on Thursday February 6 2014 at 15:26
Wentworth Road at Blacker Hill by the children's park.

Reply Posted by Tom GW on Thursday February 6 2014 at 12:48
St Mary's Church, Wombwell

Reply Posted by ken freeman on Thursday February 6 2014 at 14:08
There is one in the old reform club summer lane wombwell called newwell shopping

Reply Posted by JW on Thursday February 6 2014 at 14:22
Take a look at Wombwell Cemetery. A Barnsley Pals memorial is there.

Reply Posted by John Irwin on Thursday February 6 2014 at 15:24
Hoyland War Memorial is on West Street at Hoyland.

Reply Posted by Julie Hollingworth on Thursday February 6 2014 at 18:46
There's a large memorial to all soldiers who died from Dodworth in WW1 & WW2 at the top of Dodworth, just at the side of the crossroads.

Reply Posted by MissisS on Friday February 7 2014 at 10:10
There is an Old Pals monument on the top car park at Silverwood Scout camp! and of there's the one outside Penistone Church

Reply Posted by MissisS on Friday February 7 2014 at 10:14
Holgate School had 2 memorial boards sacred to the memory of old boys who fell in both wars. I believe one may have gone to Horizon, perhaps the other is in the Cooper? Not sure.

Reply Posted by Miss D on Friday February 7 2014 at 20:38
Barnsley Archives

Reply Posted by dene on Friday February 7 2014 at 21:26
ask the Royal British Legion they should know were most are

Reply Posted by danni wood on Monday February 10 2014 at 19:35
Cross street monk bretton at top of high street. How do we volunteer?

Reply Posted by Judy Appleton on Monday February 10 2014 at 19:38
Station road

Reply Posted by Annabelle on Monday February 10 2014 at 19:42
There is a memorial on Barnsley Road, Hoylandswaine

Reply Posted by Tracey on Monday February 10 2014 at 19:51
There one at mapplewell nxt to what used to be old police station Near fall lane ends x

Reply Posted by boston on Monday February 10 2014 at 19:51
there is one I the alex club at Royston

Reply Posted by king louis on Monday February 10 2014 at 20:25
Nice long shopping list for our local brass robbers

Reply Posted by anon on Monday February 10 2014 at 21:11
There is some soldier grave stones in barnsley cemetery

Reply Posted by Sandra Birkinshaw on Saturday July 9 2016 at 21:06
Hi Linda,
Sorry I have to contact you through the web. My computer with all my addresses just passed out on me and can't be resuscitated.
The St John's Memorial has now been installed in the Church of St. Peter's, Doncaster Road. Father Paul has to tie up a date for the 'Dedication'. The Church had pulled all the stops out, and the Memorial looks absolutely wonderful. I know that it has all been worth it, my Dad would have been so happy with the result.
I am going to the Somme to visit my Grandad's grave it will be 100 years since he was killed. I will lay a wreath on his grave, and place crosses on all the other graves in the cemetery where York and Lancs men are buried. We do have one of the men from our Dodworth Memorial, who is buried just a few graves away from my Grandad. I have contacted his Grandson, and I will be laying a spray of poppies on his grave.

Hope that everything is going okay.
Many thanks and kind regards,
Sandra Birkinshaw.