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Barnsley, Yorkshire
Photos, Maps, Books and Memories

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

Barnsley Girls High School 1962 1967

I was a student at BGHS an all girls school but I met my best friend /boyfriend at a family night held at the school for our respective sisters and other classmates. They had been on a school trip to Switzerland and we (the families) were being treated to a slide show of their trip. My daily walk to and ...Read full memory

A memory of Barnsley by Sharon Potts

Barnsley Bus Station 1955

This photo is taken from the old Court House Railway Station at the bottom of Regent Street, the only railway station in this country to have that name. There was a stone viaduct following this plate girder bridge, entrance to the goods just where the man is walking. There was a newsagent under one of the arches ...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