Stories of Barnsley’s past brought to life at history talk

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Stories and films of times past in a South Yorkshire town are to be brought to life when a historian holds a talk.

David Cherry, an expert on Barnsley’s heritage, is speaking at a dinner hosted by Barnsley Rockley Rotary Club.

The event takes place on Wednesday, November 20, from 5.45pm at the Holiday Inn, Dodworth.

Organiser Kathy Markwick said: “It will be a brilliant night for people to attend and reminisce about old Barnsley.

“David will be showing films of the old Barnsley in the early 1960s and the legendary bobby Bill Harber – with his handlebar moustache – on point duty at the busy New Street junction.

“One of David’s passions is the transference of old films to digital format. He learned how to copy old cine films and as an avid historian he is fascinated by films of a local nature.

“He now has over four hours of archive cine films in his private collection and has kindly donated a lot of these to the new Experience Barnsley museum.”

Tickets to the event cost £10 which includes a two-course meal. For tickets, call Kathy on 0114 283 0827 or 07729 528 844.