Take a (virtual) trip to Barnsley Market

As Barnsley Markets prepares to reopen its doors on Wednesday, 17 June; Barnsley Museums and Archives celebrates the towns long standing love of markets and shopping by taking people back in time on a virtual trip.

Beginning on Saturday, 6 June and taking place every Saturday throughout the month people can travel back through the decades as they relive highpoints in the market’s history from the comfort of their home. 

The heart of the town since 1249 the market is constantly evolving; throughout the day people will be treated to photos of memorable characters, shops, moments and events all of which showcase the immense pride and love that people hold for the town.

Barnsley Museums have delved deep into their archives to capture key moments which they will share via their social media channels throughout the day recreating a day out in town using virtual methods.

People should be ready to board the Experience Barnsley Express at 9.30am for a very special trip down memory lane.

Cllr Tim Cheetham, Cabinet Spokesperson for Place (Regeneration and Culture) said: “Our markets are the very heart of the town and are an important part of its past, present and future.  It’s great that its history can be relived through the fantastic range of photograph and memories held in the Archives.  People can find out more about the markets fascinating past through the thousands of documents and films that Barnsley Archives holds which continues to grow every day.”

For more information about Barnsley Archives service visit www.experience-barnsley.com

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