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New Barnsley sculpture installed

Thursday May 28 2015

The loom sculpture The loom sculpture

A NEW four metre tall sculpture has been installed on Sheffield Road in Barnsley.

The loom sculpture celebrates the town’s history of linen making and the hand loom weavers who were based in the area.

Barnsley Council and public art charity Beam asked artist Tim Ward to work with local people to create the loom sculpture.

There were six mills in the town centre and seven hundred hand weavers’ cottages employing over 3,000 people in the trade producing all types of linen.

Coun Roy Miller said: "The sculpture is a great way to celebrate the town’s wonderful history of linen making. It will be a great addition to the area and it is fantastic that so many of the local residents have been involved in its creation.”

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Reply Posted by mat on Thursday May 28 2015 at 11:38
See the council are wasting money again

Reply Posted by maz on Thursday May 28 2015 at 17:59
is there anyone in barnsley council with a brain cell what a load of bull

Reply Posted by urb on Thursday May 28 2015 at 18:55
Go on then lets at least get a laugh out of this How much??