Worsbrough Local History Society

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Come and Join Us on most Fridays between 2.00pm. and 4.00pm.

We meet at Worsbrough Bridge, Barnsley, South Yorkshire. S70 5NE

Please Note Changes in Programme ***

1st Friday of the Month we meet at Elm Court Community Centre for our formal meeting to discuss or plan ahead the future of the Society

2nd Friday we meet at Worsbrough Library for Archiving and Research

***3rd Friday back to the Library for Archiving and Research

***4th Friday we are back at Elm Court where we usually have a speaker or a slide show.


To Worsbrough Local History Society

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About Us

We are a group of people with interests in the History of Worsbrough and the surrounding villages.

How Did We Start?

Following the theft around 2004 of the Yorkshire Stone Flag Path leading to the entrance to St Thomas and St James Church, two ladies accidentally met in the local supermarket and were discussing the theft and ways to replace the path, an idea was born to form a group to gather material and write a book to raise money to pay for a new entrance path to the church.

The first book was called ‘Nah Then and by the hard work and dedication of the members of the new society (Worsbrough Local History Society) and help from members of the community and surrounding district, lots of photographs and personal memories were collected and put into the first book. This Book raised £5000.00 towards the new path. Following the success of the first book, a second book was planned and finally went to print, the second book was called ‘Wot Nah’ and some of monies realised from the sale of these books helped to provide a new kitchen in the Parish Hall.

A third book was produced to mark the 150th anniversary of St Thomas’s Church. This gives a brief history of the Church and Worsbrough area and is called ‘150 years of service’

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