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Competition Time

Summer is the perfect time to explore the outdoors, and what better way to do this than with your four-legged friends.

As a big thank you to our furry friends for getting us out and about, we are holding a photo competition. All you have to do is take a photo of your dog with you, your family or just enjoying themselves at one of our beautiful parks – Cannon Hall, Elsecar Heritage Centre or Worsbrough – then email or post on Twitter tagging in @BarnsleyMHT  before 18 August.

The winner will be announced on Tuesday the 22 August and you will win the chance to make your dog famous. The winning picture will become our header image on Twitter, it will be featured on the Barnsley Museums Facebook page and it will also be the main image on our August newsletter.

We are known for being a dog loving nation and we have a long history here in Barnsley of loving our dogs. Large or small, fast or slow we love them all so get snapping and send us your pics!

John Montagu Spencer-Stanhope the father of Elizabeth who was the last owner of Cannon Hall. They loved West Highland Terriers and we know one of them was called Colin! Sitting on the south front of Cannon Hall.