THE Barnsley Archives and Local Studies Service has received national accreditation for the second time.

The prestigious Archive Service Accreditation recognises the service’s compliance with national standards and best practices, and its commitment to continuous improvement and development.

Back in 2017, the service was one of the first in Yorkshire to receive the accolade - and it’s continued its high standards to receive the award for the second time.

Barnsley Archives collects, preserves and makes accessible the documentary heritage of the borough, dating from the 12th to the 21st centuries.

It holds thousands of boxes of archives donated by individuals, families, and organisations, covering various aspects of the borough’s social, economic, political, and cultural history.

Coun Robin Franklin, cabinet spokesperson for regeneration and culture, said: “We’re delighted that Barnsley Archives and Local Studies Service has achieved this national recognition for the second time.

“This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of the staff and volunteers, who have ensured that our borough’s rich and diverse heritage is preserved and shared with current and future generations.

“The service is a valuable asset for Barnsley and we are proud of its achievements and contributions.”

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