Celebrating Worsbrough’s rich industrial heritage

Worsbrough Local History Days are taking place next month, showcasing displays and exhibits from different partners and groups, all coming under the theme ‘Working Worsbrough – Women in Industry’.

Held in partnership with Worsbrough Ward Alliance and local community groups, including the Worsbrough Industrial and Social History Society (WISH), the Local History Days were first set up last year for local history groups to showcase the projects they had been working on throughout the pandemic as well as celebrating the installation of a new mining memorial.

Come along to the event on Friday, 15 and Saturday, 16 September, at Worsbrough Miners Welfare, Park Road, to find out more about Worsbrough's rich industrial and social heritage, as well as the impact women have had in the industry over the past 100 years.

Last month, local historian and filmmaker Joshua Daniels recorded some of your stories for a new film showcasing ‘Working Worsbrough’, chatting to Barnsley residents, including those who worked at Corah’s Factory or Burling and Mending. The film has been commissioned by the Ward Alliance and is part of the History Days' ongoing project development to support and encourage interest in local history.

Stephen Lonsdale, from the Worsbrough Industrial and Social History Society (WISH), said: "We're really pleased to be a part of the local history days in Worsbrough, which celebrate and remember 200 years of industry in the area. Years ago, Worsbrough was one of the most productive places in Barnsley in terms of industry, with coal mines, a glassworks, lime kilns, mills and much more. As a group, we're really proud to promote and celebrate its rich history. There's plenty of historic points of interest to see in Worsbrough, and I'd really encourage anyone to come down to the local history days and learn more about the history of the area."

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