NEW boards celebrating Darton’s history have been unveiled - much to the delight of a local councillor.

The Darton and Kexborough Heritage Trail has expanded into the Darton East ward, with new boards in place on Station Road and the Outreach Christian Centre.

They celebrate the area’s history - and Coun Steve Hunt, who represents the area, told the Chronicle he was delighted with the new additions.

He added: “I have been working on this project with the Darton Local History Group for some time so it’s great to see these two boards come to fruition.

“The boards have been funded by Barnsley Council’s Principal Towns investment.

“Well done to the Darton Local History Group for their hard work and painstaking research.

“These boards are a great way of capturing and displaying the history of the area.

“There are a further four boards in the pipeline which will be situated elsewhere in Darton and Woolley Colliery.”