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Barnsley on film

5th Mar 2018

Experience Barnsley, the town’s award-winning museum will host an exhibition to celebrate archived footage of the borough’s fascinating past.

Made possible thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, Barnsley on film is the culmination of a two-year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to make the sound and film collections held by Barnsley Archives and Local Studies available for the first time.

The films, which span more than a century, will be on display from Saturday, 10 March until Wednesday, 11 April and will allow visitors to take a welcome trip down memory lane. People will have the opportunity to revisit heartwarming locations and events such as; a bustling Barnsley Market in 1937, a young Queen Elizabeth II making her first visit to the town in 1955 and Mayors Parades from bygone times. Also on display will be films that hav

Experience Barnsley, the town’s award-winning museum will host an exhibition to celebrate archived footage of the boroughs fascinating past.

Made possible thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, Barnsley on film is the culmination of a two-year project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund to make the sound and film collections held by Barnsley Archives and Local Studies available for the first time.

As part of the project, the Barnsley Archives team would like to hear from anyone who has any footage they would like to share. It may be old film hidden away in lofts and cupboards, but no matter what the format they hope you will share it with them.

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