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Search Is On For 80s 'Miss Barnsley'

Wednesday February 26 2014


Where is Miss Barnsley now? Where is Miss Barnsley now?


THE search is on to find a Barnsley woman who was named Miss Barnsley in 1987.

The organisers of an event to celebrate Houghton Main are hoping to trace Wendy Sharman who is pictured here with miners from the colliery in a newspaper spread.

The celebration event will be on May 4 and will include the unveiling of a memorial to Houghton Miners who served during World War One; taking a series of group photographs reflecting the continued community work performed by the Houghton Main Miners’ Welfare and a village fete  event with activities for the whole family.

If you know Wendy email kevinosborne@outlook.com.

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Reply Posted by wan on Wednesday February 26 2014 at 21:29
think its Kathryn Ellis

Reply Posted by avril on Thursday February 27 2014 at 17:53
Well it says Wendy Sharman ?

Reply Posted by Kathryn Methley on Thursday February 27 2014 at 20:29
No it's not me!!!

Reply Posted by linda parker on Thursday February 27 2014 at 20:47
It could be Kilkenny. Lives in London now.

Reply Posted by Kevin Osborne on Friday February 28 2014 at 00:15
Good evening everyone. Thanks for your feedback so far.
Problem we seem to have is firstly no one seems to know if she is 'Miss Barnsley', 'Miss Barnsley Chronicle' or even 'Miss UK Coal'.
The name is supplied from a local history book. The photo was taken in November 1987. Ive been given names for the miners in the photo from Houghton Main including DICK OMROD, GORDON LANCASTER, KEVIN SILCOCK, BOB PICKLES, TEX GUY & MICK WATSON. The identity of the young lady remains unknown. Dear LINDA PARKER.. if by Kilkenny do you mean maiden name or post married name?. Dear WAN.. who is Kathryn Methley?

We would love to be able to find her for the Houghton Main Celebration... a celebration of the Past, Present & Future.

Reply Posted by lauren on Friday February 28 2014 at 17:42
@kevin, the lady who commented about Kilkenny, she's taking the Mick out of a trouble causer who comes on this site and insults everyone and Barnsley town. He/she use to live in Barnsley but moved to London, family issues or something.

Reply Posted by Kevin Osborne on Monday March 17 2014 at 17:11
I now have more information (but not a lot) from researching Barnsley Chronicle archives.

Miss Wendy Sharman was crowned Miss Barnsley at 'The Ratepayers Gala' held at Locke Park, August Bank Holiday 1987. Her occupation is listed as 'Model' and it states she came from Ardsley. I have another grainy photograph of her in a white swimsuit. I will tweet that on @houghtonmain14 Twitter feed.