NEW history boards will be placed around the Trans Pennine Trail to share the ‘rich stories’ of Elsecar.

The boards, found on the section of the trail running alongside the former towpath of the Elsecar branch of the Dearne and Dearne Canal, reveal snapshots of life and industry over the last 250 years.

Boards have also been revealed at the Forge Playing Field, once home to the famous Milton Ironworks and Elsecar Park.

Coun Robert Frost, cabinet spokesperson for regeneration and culture, said: “Elsecar Valley is loved as a place for people to explore, to get active and make memories.

“We are extremely pleased to be able to share these stories of its proud heritage and the committed local people who look after its special places.”

Coun John Wilson, chair of the Trans Pennine Trail Partnership, added: “It’s wonderful to see interpretation included in this project - what better way to tell the story of our bygone days to visitors young and old?”