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Famous folk to receive high honour

Monday June 6 2016

Ian McMillan - credit Adrian Mealing Ian McMillan - credit Adrian Mealing

FOUR of Barnsley’s most famous people will receive the honorary Freedom of the Borough on Tuesday.

Poet Ian McMillan, folk singer Kate Rusby, former Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire David Moody and Egyptologist Joann Fletcher will receive the honour at a ceremony at the town hall.

The title of Honorary Freeman is granted to people of distinction who, in the opinion of the council, have rendered eminent service to the borough.

It was last awarded in 2007 to Lord Roy Mason of Barnsley.

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Reply Posted by Ackerman on Monday June 6 2016 at 11:23
Lord Roy Mason??, didnt knew he had been granted it. That man is disaster on legs.

Reply Posted by Al jones on Tuesday June 7 2016 at 15:42
Ackerman I would love to hear your theory on the man who single handedly brought down the ira been a disaster on legs or are you such an incompetent fool you really don't know anything about the man

Reply Posted by Hmn on Monday June 6 2016 at 12:51
What a waste taxpayers money.

Reply Posted by Dale Cleeve on Monday June 6 2016 at 13:03
Get Hecky on that list.

Reply Posted by thegrimreaper on Monday June 6 2016 at 13:34
The reaper does not approve of this frippery , pensioners cant afford to eat some days , and the council wastes our cash on this sort of s--te

Reply Posted by Ada on Monday June 6 2016 at 18:24
Hog wash! Compleat waste of money. Never heard of Moody or Fletcher. The other 2 get where water can't! I'm sure there are more deserving people? Why not ask the public what they want??

Reply Posted by Jon Newman on Monday June 6 2016 at 19:03
Who, to the majority of the Barnsley public these are just z list celebs who nobody gives a monies about.To the small Barnsley elite in their ivory towers they are special people.Trouble is not many of the Barnsley elite are either from Barnsley or inhabit the same Barnsley as the rest of us.

Reply Posted by Rambo on Tuesday June 7 2016 at 09:29
If this is the best weve got it doesn't say much for the town.. Kipper Jackson is better known than this lot.! Still it will provide an excuse to dish out some freebies at the tax-payers expense, AGAIN.!

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