Barnsley stalwarts to get freedom of the borough

Four prominent Barnsley figures are set to be granted honorary Freedom of the Borough titles for their services to the borough.

Thursday, 10th March 2016, 3:09 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th March 2016, 3:11 pm

Journalist, playwright, broadcaster and poet in residence at Barnsley Football Club, Ian McMillan is among those chosen for the title as is Mercury Music Prize nominated singer-songwriter Kate Rusby.

Sign up to our daily newsletter

The i newsletter cut through the noise

Known as the Barnsley Nightingale, Kate has also performed at numerous fundraising concerts across the borough.

Leading Egyptologist, Joann Fletcher has been awarded the title for her outstanding work with Barnsley Museums. Lord Lieutenant of South Yorkshire, David Moody completes the quartet of those recognised.

The titles will be officially awarded at a Barnsley Council meeting on June 7.