Barnsley man Dave holds a torch for everyone

One of Barnsley's Olympic Torchbearers is loaning his iconic torch to Barnsley Museums to go on display in the town hall later in the summer as part of the Experience Barnsley project.' 'Dave Allenby has been a part of Barnsley Running Club for 35 years, and to celebrate his achievements he was asked to run through the Lundwood leg of the Torch's journey through Barnsley when it came to the borough in June. ' 'Experience Barnsley will be the first ever museum and archives centre devoted to Barnsley's history and will open in 2013 across the ground floor of the Town Hall, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.' 'Pictured is Dave Allemby with Jemma Conway, Community Heritage Curator, Experience Barnsley.
One of Barnsley's Olympic Torchbearers is loaning his iconic torch to Barnsley Museums to go on display in the town hall later in the summer as part of the Experience Barnsley project.' 'Dave Allenby has been a part of Barnsley Running Club for 35 years, and to celebrate his achievements he was asked to run through the Lundwood leg of the Torch's journey through Barnsley when it came to the borough in June. ' 'Experience Barnsley will be the first ever museum and archives centre devoted to Barnsley's history and will open in 2013 across the ground floor of the Town Hall, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and part funded by the European Regional Development Fund.' 'Pictured is Dave Allemby with Jemma Conway, Community Heritage Curator, Experience Barnsley.
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THE relay might be over, but that didn’t deter one Olympic torchbearer from passing the golden beacon into another pair of hands.

Dave Allemby, from Wombwell, has loaned his own iconic torch to Barnsley Museums.

The 56-year-old, who carried the torch through Lundwood when the relay made its way through South Yorkshire in June, has handed over the prized possession to be displayed at the Town Hall later this summer as part of the Experience Barnsley project.

Dave has been a running club member for 35 years and was selected to run with the torch due to his dedication.