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Love Story Starts In Walkabout

Friday September 12 2014

BARNSLEY lass Hannah Kenworthy flew around the world after meting the love of her life in the town's Walkabout bar.

Hannah, 31, met her husband and former Walkabout manager Matt Parker on a night out.

After holidaying in his hometown of Hobart, Tasmania, the pair have since moved there, got jobs, bought a house and got married.

They are expecting their first child in March.

The former Holgate English teacher loves living in what she calls a "beautiful place, unspoiled by tourism".

"Life here is very laid back and relaxed," she added. "The people are really friendly and will chat to you about anything and everything, which reminds me a lot of the locals in Grimethorpe."

Hannah said she misses being surrounded by people who sound the same as her and is also hoping to squeeze a few Barnsley FC games in when she comes back to visit in September.

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Reply Posted by Fifi LaRue on Friday September 12 2014 at 11:14
What a lovely story..god bless them both and the little baby!xx

Reply Posted by . on Friday September 12 2014 at 14:55
Reminds her of locals in Grimethorpe?

Reply Posted by Hannah Kenners Parker on Monday September 15 2014 at 21:20
If you read the Chronicle story I said the people here remind me of original Grimethorpe folk. There's plenty of people who have lived all their life there and never been a drug addict or a chav. Myself and family included.
Typical ignorant comments made by small minded folk. Be interesting to know what you have done with your life? Hmm. I'm sure I can guess.

Reply Posted by Hannah kenners Parker on Monday September 15 2014 at 21:33
Thanks for all the nice comments though! Great to read nice things from strangers, reminds us that there are genuine folk still around. Xxx

Reply Posted by Dr Debate on Monday September 15 2014 at 22:16
I don't know this couple but wish them Health & Happiness for the future and along with their new baby.

It's nice to hear good news has for the people that have nothing nice to say. I would think your life is what you make it that's why you are so disturbed

Reply Posted by Nik on Tuesday September 16 2014 at 04:20
Here here well said

Reply Posted by Ian charlton on Tuesday September 16 2014 at 01:48
Well done Hannah & guns, enjoy tassie and what it has to offer. Pop into brissy and say hi sometime.

Reply Posted by Nik on Tuesday September 16 2014 at 04:19
Lovely story Hannah, I wish you and your husband love and happiness in the future. You picked well in your life partner as I worked with him in Sydney. You sound like an amazingly beauitful and talented person.

Reply Posted by Pj on Tuesday September 16 2014 at 08:08
Great story it's nice to see something positive about Barnsley people ! Wishing them all the luck in the world can imagine if they see some of the above above comments she will be glad she left such negative and uneducated people !!

Reply Posted by Hannah Kenners Parker on Tuesday September 16 2014 at 08:28
What's saddest about those negative comments is that friends and people here have read the article and can see the comments so could give the wrong impression. Luckily, the good comments and support are what real Barnsley people are like- salt of the Earth. X
4 days and I'll be back home in Grimey for my first visit! Xxx

Reply Posted by Adam on Tuesday September 16 2014 at 16:05
I've know Hannah almost all my life and had the pleasure of visiting her in Tassoe while I was on holiday from my job in Korea. She's a terrific ambassador for what Tassoe has to offer, but she still always speaks of Barnsley and Yorkshire fondly and hasn't forgot where home is.

Sorry I'll miss you in Grimey Hannah x

Reply Posted by jade on Tuesday September 16 2014 at 19:45
Awww.. she taught me at school. Couldnt meet an nicer woman. Happy for them :) xx

Reply Posted by Hannah Kenners Parker on Wednesday September 17 2014 at 11:32
Aww thanks Jade!