IMPORTANT pieces of Barnsley's sporting history almost finished up in a skip after being covered in debris and dust for years.

Dave Clayton, learning and volunteer development manager of People's Sport in Barnsley was clearing out a room at Shaw Lane when he found a rare cricket poster and a number of photographs dating back to the 1800s.

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They have now been passed to Barnsley Archives to form part of an exhibition which will be hosted at Shaw Lane.

** The full story appears in the Barnsley Chronicle, dated January 16. **