Barnsley’s local Proclamation - Sunday, 11 September at 2pm

Announcement of Barnsley's local Proclamation of the accession of King Charles III.
Message from Cllr Sarah-Jane Tattersall, Mayor of Barnsley

The borough of Barnsley is deeply saddened by the announcement of the death of Her Majesty The Queen.   

I would like to further convey my sincere condolences to members of the Royal Family at this time of such personal loss.   

The national Proclamation was read in London on Saturday, 10 September at 11am.   

The county Proclamation for South Yorkshire will be read in Sheffield on Sunday, 11 September at 1pm.  

I will read Barnsley’s local Proclamation from the steps of Barnsley Town Hall on Sunday, 11 September at 2pm.  The reading is expected to last around 10-15 minutes. You’re welcome to attend and pay your respects. This event is a public announcement of the new monarch, followed by a rendition of the National Anthem played by members of the Barnsley Metropolitan Band.

Her Majesty The Queen’s life will be remembered for one of service, duty and devotion to communities up and down the country, the Commonwealth and beyond. We’ve been privileged to have welcomed Her Majesty The Queen on numerous occasions to Barnsley. Three particular occasions that stand out are:     

In 1954, the town centre was prepared for weeks to welcome both Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness, Prince Phillip, for their first visit to Barnsley. Here’s a compilation film showing Her Majesty the Queen’s first visit.    

Many people in our borough remember her visit in 1975. I grew up with people telling me about the crowds that gathered in the town centre to welcome her majesty the Queen to open Barnsley Market.

 Many of you may remember a more recent visit in 1991, again by Her Majesty the Queen, to the Metrodome Leisure Complex. During this visit and the one in 1975, they signed the official Civic visitor book, which now proudly sits here in the Mayor’s Parlour at the Town Hall.  This is always a highlight for visitors, particularly school children.   

We’ve lit our Town Hall purple to commemorate the sad passing of Her Majesty The Queen and celebrate her commitment and devotion to a life of service."   

Books of Condolence  

Books of Condolence are available at the Town Hall in Barnsley from today, Friday 9 September and will remain open from 9am to 6pm on Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm Saturday and Sunday. On the day of Her Majesty The Queen’s funeral, Monday 19 September, it will be open from 10am to 11am and then 2pm to 4pm. From 9am until 6pm on Tuesday 20 September.

You can also pay tribute and reflect on your memories of Her Majesty The Queen in our virtual book of condolence which is available on our website at     

Letters and messages of condolence can also be sent to the Mayor's Office, Barnsley Council, Town Hall, Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2TA.   

The Royal Family Palace Book of Condolence can be accessed at     

All messages in our Barnsley Books of Condolence will be made into a book and stored by our Archive service.      

Floral tributes can be laid at the war memorial at the front of the Town Hall. Unfortunately, we cannot accept glass objects, containers, or candles.    

We’ll be sharing more information in due course about local arrangements for royal proceedings as this is received from the Royal Household. 

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