A BOOK which commemorates the ‘Holgate Heroes’ who lost their lives in World War Two was presented to Mayor of Barnsley Mike Stowe on Monday.

Authors of The Holgate 100 - Ian Harley and Melvyn Lunn - attended Barnsley Town Hall to drop off copies to Coun Stowe and his wife, Elaine, which tells the story of Holgate Grammar School’s ex-pupils’ efforts in the war.

Coun Joe Hayward, Barnsley Council’s armed forces champion, said: “It’s a brilliant bit of work and it’s more than a book, it’s a reference to Barnsley’s past.”