Barnsley Chronicle

The Barnsley Chronicle, published in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, is one of the UK's oldest provincial newspapers and one of the few weeklies still in private ownership. It was launched in 1858 and celebrated its 150th anniversary in 2008. It is owned and operated by the Hewitt family and is part of the wider Acredula Group. The paper also covers local news for the Barnsley audience and also publishes "We Are Barnsley" and the "Holme Valley Review".[1]

Barnsley Chronicle old logo
Masthead of the Barnsley Chronicle, 1914, incorporating Penistone, Mexborough (Mexbro), Wath and Hoyland Journal

It incorporates the Penistone, Mexborough, Wath and Hoyland Journal.

Barnsley Chronicle logo

See also


  1. ^ Barnsley chronicle annual statement 2016 for publication

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2011 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election

The 2011 Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council election took place on 5 May 2011 to elect members of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council in South Yorkshire, England. One third of the council was up for election and the Labour party stayed in overall control of the council.After the election, the composition of the council was

Labour 43

Barnsley Independent Group 13

Conservative 6

Independent 1


Barnsley () is a town in South Yorkshire, England, located halfway between Leeds and Sheffield. Historically in the West Riding of Yorkshire, the town centre lies on the west bank of the Dearne Valley. Barnsley is surrounded by several smaller settlements which together form the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, of which Barnsley is the largest and its administrative centre. At the 2011 Census, Barnsley had a population of 91,297.Barnsley is a former industrial town centred on linen in its former years and coal mining, glassmaking and textiles. The industries declined in the 20th century. Barnsley's culture is rooted in its industrial heritage and it has a tradition of brass bands, originally created as social clubs by its mining communities. It is also home of the Barnsley chop.

The town is accessed from junctions 36, 37 and 38 of the M1 motorway and has a railway station on the Hallam and Penistone Lines. Barnsley F.C. is the local football club, which has competed in the second tier of British football for most of its history. Barnsley F.C. also won the FA Cup in 1912.

The town of Barnsley also has a Women's Football Club which is in the fourth tier of Women's Football. Barnsley Women's Football Club was formed in 1982 and finished 4th in the FA Women's National League Division 1 North in the 2018/19 Season.

Benjamin Payler

Benjamin Payler (Woodhouse, Leeds 1841 – Leeds 16 November 1907), (fl. 1871–1901), and is described as a sculptor, stone and marble mason. He was apprenticed to Catherine Mawer, alongside fellow apprentices Matthew Taylor and Catherine's son Charles Mawer. He formed a business partnership at 50 Great George Street with Charles Mawer in 1881. There is no known record of Charles after that. Payler continued to run the business there under his own name. In his day, he was noted for his 1871 bust of Henry Richardson, the first Mayor of Barnsley, his keystone heads on the 1874 Queen's Hotel in the same town, and his architectural sculpture on George Corson's 1881 School Board offices, Leeds. Payler was a member of the Mawer Group, which included the above-mentioned sculptors, plus William Ingle.

Blades Business Crew

Blades Business Crew (BBC) is a football hooligan firm linked to the English Football League club, Sheffield United F.C.

Callum Evans

Callum Evans (born 11 October 1995) is an English professional footballer who plays for League Two side Macclesfield Town as a right back and defensive midfielder.

Dillington Park Stadium

Dillington Park Stadium was a greyhound racing stadium on Highstone Road in Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

Hemsworth Colliery F.C.

Hemsworth Colliery Football Club were a football club based in Hemsworth, West Yorkshire, England. The team played in the Sheffield and District Football League and Alliance. Formed as Hemsworth Association Football Club in 1890 the club were later to become affiliated with the colliery and changed their name to Hemsworth Colliery.

Horizon Community College

Horizon Community College is a co-educational secondary school located in Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England, and is situated on the A628.

The school was formed in 2012 from a merger of Holgate School and The Kingstone School. It is on a new campus which contains facilities for leisure, cultural activities and adult learning to be used by the local community. Some classes taught in the school have been as large as 65 pupils, utilizing the classrooms that have removable walls.

Anne, Princess Royal visited the School on 4 July 2014 where she met the local MP (Dan Jarvis), the former principal (Nicholas Bowen) and a small selection of pupils.

Jack Walton (footballer)

Jack James Walton (born 23 April 1998) is an English professional footballer who plays for EFL League One club Barnsley as a goalkeeper.

Jock Malloch

John 'Jock' Napier Malloch was an English footballer who played as an outside left for Dundee, Sheffield Wednesday, Barnsley and South Kirkby.


Kendray is an area in the S70 postal district of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England that lies between Sheffield Road and Doncaster Road, both of which lead to and from Barnsley town centre. The area takes its name from Kendray Hospital which was named after the linen manufacturer, Francis Kendray. After the first world war building of council houses commenced and the Kendray estate was first established.In 1889 the foundation stone of a new Kendray Fever Hospital was laid by the Mayor of Barnsley. The hospital was the gift of Mrs Ann Alderson Lambert, the last surviving daughter of Mr Francis Kendray. Barnsley Corporation provided the eleven acre site on Measbro' Hill. The hospital was officially opened in February 1890. In 1892 77 cases of smallpox were admitted to the hospital but 21 of these cases were attributed to an infected tailor who had overpowered his nurse and escaped the hospital stark naked. Smallpox had largely died out by 1894 and admissions for scarlet fever became more common. In 1965 Kendray officially ceased to be an infectious diseases hospital. In 1979 it was announced that six million pounds were to be spent on the hospital to provide facilities for the mentally ill and severely mentally infirm old people.From 1983 to 1986 Kendray was one of four areas in South Yorkshire where the Probation Service ran a victim/offender mediation project (one of the first of its kind in the country).Just under half of the old housing in Kendray has been demolished and replaced with fields, large recreational areas and modern housing. An amphitheatre and playground were built on one of the old sites, and new housing is being constructed on the other remaining sites. There are also plans to build a leisure centre nearby.

Recent regeneration has seen new housing replacing old and unusable housing, turning it into a more modern estate. Continued building is ongoing, as of 2008. Current amenities and services available include a play area in the centre, local shopping, a post office, medical centre, schooling for juniors and a football ground with numerous artificial pitches available.

Barnsley Academy is a secondary school in Kendray taking up to 900 pupils, bot including the sixth form.

The Forest Academy, called named "Kendray Primary" until 2013, also is in Kendray.

Within two miles of Barnsley town centre and easy access to the Trans Pennine Trail and the M1 motorway, Kendray is becoming a popular location for the average family.

Leo Cooper

Leonard (Leo) Cooper (born March 25 1934, died November 29 2013) worked for numerous distinguished publishing houses before setting up his own independent publishing house, Leo Cooper Ltd, in 1968.Leo was eduacted at Radley where he took charge of the military band and distinguished himself on the rugby and cricket fields. He was capped at cricket for the Yorkshire schoolboys; in later life he smashed Denis Compton for six with such vigour that he toppled a spectator sitting in a wheelchair into a nearby pond.His publishing business was based upon monumental works such as Lord Anglesey's eight-volume History of the British Cavalry (1973-95) and the Famous Regiments series, he was always on the look out for what George Orwell called "unofficial history", such as Antonia Hunt's Little Resistance (1982), the extraordinary story of an English schoolgirl's experiences in German-occupied France.In 1970 the Leo Cooper Ltd merged with the long-established firm of Seeley Service, which was in turn bought by Frederick Warne in 1979 after the company went into receivership and then in 1982 he moved under the happier umbrella of Secker & Warburg, then part of the Heinemann Group. In 1990 the firm was sold to the Barnsley Chronicle and renamed Pen & Sword Books.

List of mayors of Barnsley

The Mayor of Barnsley is a ceremonial post held by a member of Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council, elected annually by the Council. The post was previously given to members of the Municipal Borough of Barnsley from 1869 to 1912, and to members of the County Borough of Barnsley from 1913 to 1974.

Lowe Stand

Lowe Stand is an 18th-century folly built for Thomas Watson-Wentworth, 1st Marquess of Rockingham, and likely originally intended as a hunting lodge. It is situated in the South Yorkshire town of Hoyland, 5 miles (8 km) southeast of Barnsley. Today the stand is a Grade II listed building but is in a fairly advanced state of decay. In 2008 the deeds were handed over from the council to voluntary group, the Friends of Hoyland Lowe Stand (now the Lowe Stand Trust). The council has given permission to restore it according to the plan produced.

Newspapers of Yorkshire

The newspapers of Yorkshire have a long history, stretching back to the 18th century. Regional newspapers have enjoyed varying fortunes, reflected in the large number of now-defunct papers from Yorkshire.

Otis Khan

Otis Jan Mohammed Khan (born 5 September 1995) is an English-Pakistani footballer who plays as a midfielder for League Two club Mansfield Town.

Pen and Sword Books

Pen and Sword Books is a British publisher which specializes in printing and distributing books on military history, militaria and other niche subjects. It is part of the Barnsley Chronicle newspaper group.

Penistone Grammar School

Penistone Grammar School is a co-educational secondary school and former grammar school in Penistone, in the Metropolitan Borough of Barnsley, South Yorkshire, England. Founded in 1392, it is the 45th oldest extant school in England with its most notable alumnus being Nicholas Saunderson, the probable inventor of Bayes theorem, in the 18th century. The school has undergone many expansions, requiring the erection of several buildings, and now houses over 1,600 pupils from age 11 to 18. Its current OFSTED overall rating is grade 2 ('good') following an Ofsted inspection in October 2013.

South Kirkby Colliery F.C.

South Kirkby Colliery Football Club is a football club based in South Kirkby, West Yorkshire, England. The team play in the Sheffield & Hallamshire County Senior League Premier Division, the eleventh tier of the English football league system. Formed as South Kirkby the club were later adopted by the nearby colliery and eventually changed their name to South Kirkby Colliery.

IIn 1929-30 and 1940-41 the club won the Sheffield & Hallamshire Senior Cup, the oldest county cup in England. They are former members of the Yorkshire Football League and have played in the FA Cup on numerous occasionsThe club play at the Miners Welfare Ground, Millar's Walk, South Kirkby.

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