Worsbrough Local
History Society

WLHS © Worsbrough Local History Society.  April 2017

Come and join us on most Fridays between 2.00pm and 4-00pm.

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

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 & 3rd Friday we meet at Worsbrough Library for Archiving and Research

4th Friday back to Elm Court where we usually have a speaker or slide show


To Worsbrough Local History Society

St Thomas’ Church

Veiw from Dove Cliffe to Worsbrough Dale

Arial View of Worsbrough Village with Worsbrough Bridge and Worsbrough Dale in distance

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

About Us

How did we start?

Following the  theft around 2004 of the Yorkshire Stone Flag Path leading to the Church it was decided to try and raise funds to replace the path and to improve disabled access to the Church.

It was decided to 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 memories were collected and put into the first book. This book raised £5000 towards the new path ad was a great success with all copies being sold, Further copies have been produced and are available, (see Book Sales)

Following the success of the first book, a second book was planned and finally went into print, the second book was called ‘Wot Nah’ and some of the monies realised 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’

Our latest book ‘Worsbrough Dale War Memorial, Great War 1914-1918’ this book is dedicated to the men of Worsbrough Bridge and Worsbrough Dale and their families who made the supreme sacrifice.