BARNSLEY Main Heritage Group has secured funding for its next ‘exciting venture’.

The group, run by volunteers, received £8,400 of National Lottery funding for their ‘Capturing Mining Stories’ project.

The project focuses on the stories of miners and their families and the place of Barnsley Main in shaping the town’s history.

It will give the group a digital legacy that will be shared via the internet.

Working with professional filmmaker Joshua Daniels, a documentary will be created which will encapsulate a glimpse of the story of Barnsley Main, the people who worked there and the role of BMHG in preserving the site for future generations.

Helen Totty, BMHG chair, said: “This project offers our group an exciting opportunity to build on our progress to date and will create a legacy for those for those with a passion for mining history as well as those who just want to know more about where they live.

“We look forward to working with film maker Joshua Daniels and his team to achieve this.

“We especially want to thank National Lottery players for making this possible.”