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£130raised of £350 target by 4 supporters

Weʼre raising £350 to put Barnsley Main on the Web

Location
Barnsley, United Kingdom
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Barnsley Main is a rare survivor of South Yorkshire’s rich mining heritage. The buildings stand as a reminder of an industry that powered the Industrial Revolution and shaped the lives of communities.

The site of Barnsley Main was mined for over 170 years under different names until final closure in 1991. Today the winding and engine house appear isolated but they were once part of a bustling complex of buildings.

The Barnsley Main Heritage Group (BMHG) was formed in late 2016 with the support of the Dearne Valley Landscape Partnership (DVLP) and the Barnsley Council Central Area Team.

BMHG are working to implement plans produced by the DVLP to protect, preserve and enhance the Barnsley Main buildings and wider site.

As the next stage in our development we would like to create a website to share the History of coal production on this site over 170 years. This website will become an educational resource that will tell the story of Barnsley Main and Barnsley’s rich and varied mining heritage. We will also use this website to share what we have been doing and keep people updated with our plans.

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  • Keith Whitaker

    Keith Whitaker

    7 days ago

    Keith Whitaker

    We’re well on our way to having a website. Thanks to everybody who has donated so far we have raised £130 towards our target.

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  • Sarita

    Sarita

    Aug 13, 2017

    Close to where I grew up :)

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 7, 2017

    Not a miner but a great interest in mines and those that worked there.

    £100.00

  • Fiona O'Brien

    Fiona O'Brien

    Aug 6, 2017

    £10.00

  • Keith Whitaker

    Keith Whitaker

    Aug 6, 2017

    £10.00

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