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Aspects of Barnsley (Paperback)

Local History Yorkshire and Humberside Barnsley England

By Brian Elliott
Imprint: Wharncliffe Books
Series: Aspects of...
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781871647198
Published: 1st December 1993
Last Released: 1st August 2007



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Aspects of Barnsley 1, reprinted due to popular demand is a collection of independently-penned studies relating to the town and surrounding district of Barnsley. Giving local writers an opportunity to present their work in the public domain. It incudes Melvyn Jones's fascinating account of the The Thorncliffe Riots and Brian Elliots investigation into one of the less well known buildings of Worsbrough aswell as extracts from prolific writers such as John Goodchild and Annie Storey. The work not only reflects a varied history but also some of the special interests, research methods and personal backgrounds of its authors. The book provides the opportunity for writers and local historians to see their work assembled and presented in an accessible format. It offers a wide variety of topics and includes diary, newspaper extracts and census records. Barnsley has always played a part in the economy of an area which became one of the fastest growing industrial regions of the country, and the world. First book in the highly successful Aspects series offering a comprehensive insight into Barnsley and the surrounding area includes 108 coloured photographs and maps.
Reprinted due to popular demand.

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 Brian Elliott

About Brian Elliott

Brian Elliott was born in the village of Royston near Barnsley and spent his childhood in neighbouring pit village Carlton where his father worked as a miner. Leaving school early, Brian's first job was in professional football, then in local government before starting a career in teaching and Further Education. It was whilst at teacher-training college that he developed a passionate interest on local history, inspired by one of his tutors, who subsequently became a great friend, David Hey. Brian's B.Ed dissertation was on the Oaks Colliery, particularly the great disaster of 1866.

A freelance writer and editor for many years, Brian has published many books and articles on local and regional history, as well as initiating and developing series such as Aspects of Local History and Mining Heritage for the well-known Barnsley-based publisher Pen and Sword Books. He has also appeared on BBC Radio Sheffield on many occasions and has made contributions to BBC Radio 4, BBC and ITV local news programmes. He is a founder volunteer member and trustee of the recently opened Experience Barnsley people's museum and Discovery Centre.

Though now retired, Brian continues to research and write articles and books, for Pen and Sword and Script Media especially relating to coalmining history and has recently developed an interest in the remarkable contribution of miners during the Great War.

Before Brian's father died he recorded an interview with him as part of the research for the book Yorkshire Mining Veterans. This and many other interviews with former miners are deposited in the National Mining Museum for England's oral history archive.

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