Top author guests on Barnsley’s big annual graduation day

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Students from University Campus Barnsley and Barnsley College paraded through the town with a brass band on their way to the annual graduation ceremony.

The procession for those who had competed higher education courses over the last year began at the Old Mill Lane campus and ended at The Civic.

Its route took in Church Street, St Mary’s Gate, Sadler Gate, Eastgate and Royal Street.

The event was attended by students, their guests and VIPs, including senior college staff, the Mayor of Barnsley and the High Sheriff and Deputy Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire.

Local author Milly Johnson – a Sunday Times top 10 bestseller, columnist and international author of women’s fiction – was the keynote speaker.