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Welcome to Barnsley Museums! These are the stories behind the collections and the people covering the 5 venues: Experience Barnsley, Elsecar Heritage Centre, Worsbrough Mill, Cannon Hall & The Cooper Gallery
24 Episodes
In this Christmas episode of the podcast we share highlights from our festive virtual coffee morning and reminisce about our favourite Christmas memories
This podcast is all about the Barnsley British Co-operative Society which was once at the heart of the community Read more about the co-op here:
Almost everything you see at Experience Barnsley has been donated by the public. In the seven years since the museum opened many more people have come forward with objects and stories, the pandemic might have slowed down our plans but we are looking forward to welcoming visitors back from 7 November
In 2020 we are celebrating our annual Pear Day celebration virtually. Here are some pear inspired activities: Pear trail: Video: Cannon Hall pear collections: Elizabeth Dowle jigsaws:
Like the rest of the world we have been using Zoom to stay in touch with one another during lockdown. This podcast is a compilation of these virtual coffee mornings. If you don't already please follow Barnsley Heritage Connects on social media.
Joy Winkler grew up in Pogmoor in the 1960s although she has since left Barnsley Joy still has fond memories of Barnsley which she has captured beautifully in these poems. She now lives in Macclesfield and became Cheshire's Poet Laureate in 2005 This interview was recorded as part of the Barnsley Archives Joy of Sound & Vision National Lottery Heritage Fund project to make the towns film and sound collections available. You can also learn more about Hear My Voice here:
As part of our #BarnsleyCares project Nicole from QDos Creates demonstrates a body scan exercise: Simply lie down, close your eyes and enter into a state of relaxation as you listen to this video guiding you through a gradual sequence of relaxing the muscles in your entire body from head to toe. The body scan is a useful relaxation technique is a mindful and meditative practice that brings awareness to the body as a whole and helpful for relaxing both the body and mind.
As this weekend would have been Barnsley Live we have delved into our archives to re-visit this interview we did with Seventh Son ahead of the opening of Experience Barnsley in June 2013 - almost everything on display in the museum has been donated by the people of Barnsley including donations by local rockers Seventh Son.
Recorded in 2017 as part of our National Poetry Day celebrations enjoy poerty and music from Ian McMillan, Jacqui Wicks, Ralf Dartford and Ray Hearne which was recorded on buses around Barnsley and Wakefield
In 2018 there was an exhibition at Experience Barnsley all about The Barnsley Canister Company. As part of this our Community Heritage Curator, Steven Skelley spoke to lots of former employees. One the interviewees was Trevor Wilkes
Sit back and listen to the beautiful soundscape created for the Elsecar Newcomen Engine by sound artist and musician Andy Seward, as part of the Elsecar Newcomen Dig in July 2019. Read more here:
Episode 12 In conversation with: Dickie Bird by Barnsley Museums
Episode 11: In conversation with Mel Dyke MBE by Barnsley Museums
Donated to Barnsley Archives by the Ordnance Survey, they give a fascinating snapshot of everyday life in and around Hoyland 65 years ago this year. The collection includes rare photographs of Rockingham Colliery and Elsecar Main Colliery, as well as photographs of Air Raid shelters, pre-fab housing, shops and pubs around Hoyland, Hoyland Common, Elsecar and Hemingfield. To celebrate the 65 year anniversary of the images being taken, staff from Barnsley Museums have recreated a selection of the images with help from local residents. See this mini exhibition here:
International Women's Day - We revisit the hugely popular exhibition Coal Not Dole and hear from the Barnsley Women Against Pit Closures
Take a fascinating tour of Maurice Dobson Museum with Ken one of the fantastic volunteers at the Maurice Dobson Museum in Darfield & learn more about the enigmatic shopkeeper, Maurice. This podcast also celebrates the National Lottery Heritage funded project Barnsley Heritage connects. Find us and Maurice Dobson Museum on social media Twitter: @BarnsleyHC1 @DarfieldMuseum
Take a tour of Brookestock with its creator Terry Brookes. This also makes for essential listening as you're walking around the exhibition which you can see at The Cooper Gallery until 7 March 2020
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the National Lottery we had our own draw to select which clips would be used in this podcast #ThanksToYou and the National Lottery Heritage fund our sound archive was digitised and made available for the first time as part of the Joy of Sound & Vision project in 2017.
Episode 5: Barnsley For Bargains - Memories of Barnsley Market by Barnsley Museums
Here are just just a few of the highlights from the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership's 'End of The Show Show' celebration event held back in June 2019
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