Barnsley, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

Historic maps of Barnsley and the local area, hand-drawn by Ordnance Survey cartographers and Samuel Lewis.

The Coronation.. Memories From Wombwell.

My twin sister and I were recalling the day of the Coronation all those years ago. Jane and I were 8 years old. That morning we walked to Diggle's gargage next to the Co-operative on Hough Lane. We were' allowed' to watch the Coronation through a big window at the front of the house/building. It was ...Read full memory

School Days At Barnsley Girls High School

I remember travelling by bus from Wombwell to Barnsley Bus Station to go to school, I then had to go through town past the Town Hall and up to the top of Huddersfield Road where Barnsley Girls High School was situated. I met lots of new people there and made friends with a few, one of them was ...Read full memory

The Wire Trellis

I was something of a naughty boy back in those years: there were four of us young lads who were to bus it to Barnsley from Royston where we were barely old enough to go sampling Barnsley Bitter. If we were sixteen let alone eighteen we went into the pub which was where the In-door Market stands. although the Landlord asked ...Read full memory