A TRIBUTE to Stairfoot’s industrial history will be officially unveiled to the public today.

Volunteers behind Stairfoot Station Heritage Park, backed by local councillors, installed the sculpture on the Trans Pennine Trail near Tesco on Wednesday.

It features six rail wheels, sat on two pieces of track, and was sourced from Elsecar Heritage Railway.

Mayor of Barnsley Coun Pauline Markham is set to take on the ribbon-cutting duties, after a project was started with the help of Section 106 funds - cash put aside by housing developers - and Barnsley Council’s Principal Towns programme.

Coun Wayne Johnson said: “It’s a huge part of our local history and it’ll not only look great as it’s in a prominent location, easily viewed from the main road, but it’s also something where people can come to remember Stairfoot’s heritage.”