A LOCAL history day was held in a historic corner of Barnsley at the weekend - along with the unveiling of a new miners’ memorial.

The event was held by the Worsbrough Ward Alliance and Worsbrough local history groups on Friday and Saturday last week.

Displays and exhibitions were given from a range of local entities, including Barnsley Heritage Connects and Worsbrough Mill.

A new miners’ memorial was unveiled at Park Road in memory of the area’s heritage - and is intended to be recognised by future generations in memory of the village’s past.

Worsbrough Coun Jake Lodge attended the event, he said: “It was great to bring our community together over the past weekend to celebrate our rich industrial heritage, as well as the fantastic residents past and present.

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“My hope is that the last weekend and the newly-positioned monument will allow future generations to continue to recognise our heritage.

“My thanks go out to all groups that made this all possible.”