Some Autumn Pictures taken in Hollingworth Park

14 10 2019

The park is looking fantastic at the moment, with some wonderful autumn colours.





The unsung hero of Barnsley by Dave Cherry

4 07 2019

A remarkable film by the Barnsley singer and film historian Dave Cherry about a little known piece of Second World War history.
In January 1942 an Australian pilot crashed his plane into a Barnsley quarry, sacrificing himself, to save hundreds of people in the nearby terraced houses.
The Whitley bomber was returning to RAF Dalton airfield near Thirsk, in the North East, when its engines failed and he jettisoned the bombs on the moors south of Sheffield.
Dave explores the story using archive film and eye witness accounts.
He interviews his relatives in Australia and traces the flight path of the doomed plane.

You can view the film here: https://youtu.be/alAL7PiitP4

Sgt Alex Hollingworth RAAF





Beat The Street

26 06 2019

Is everyone enjoying “Beat The Street”?

More Details are here

There are several “Beat Boxes” within the Pogmoor Area. Here is a list of some of them:
Warner Road (junction of Pogmoor Road)
Stocks Lane (St. Mary’s School)
Pogmoor Road (Summer Lane School)
Church Street (St. Thomas’ Church)
Dodworth Road (Horizon School)
Summer Lane (Yorkshire Repak)

There is still time to join in and play (until 17th July 2019)! Cards and Maps are available at the Town Hall and The Interchange Cycle Hub.

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Violation of Remembrance Storyboard

3 04 2015

Residents may have noticed a number of fly posters which have been displayed in the area regarding a recent court case involving a Barnsley Labour Councillor.

Most of these were taken down immediately and were of little interest to the general public. However, when one was posted on the Remembrance Storyboard at Hollingworth Park on Lower Cresswell Street Pogmoor it was considered that this act of violation/disrespect had gone too far.

Local residents and the Police have been informed.

Gasps of despair were also clearly heard when the incident was announced at a recent  meeting of The Royal British Legion.





Our Sensory Garden Project Report

2 04 2015

Since the siting of the storyboard, the association has been busy trying to raise funds to create a paved route from Lower Cresswell Street up to the storyboard which will lead to a circular area containing 5 raised flower beds and seating.

Each bed will represent one of the 5 senses.

Each bed will also be given the name of  a member of the Whitley Bomber crew which crashed on the site in 1942.

To start the project we require a total of £12942. At present we have £9676, a shortfall of £3266 which equates to 25p per resident of Pogmoor.

If anyone would like to make a small donation directly to our project our bank details are as follows:  Pogmoor Area Residents Association,  HSBC sort code 40-09-12, acc no. 02441888.

Donation boxes will be sited in various shops in Pogmoor. All donations will be very welcome.

The Sensory Garden will be a place  for everyone to visit, remember and admire.





Our Next Coffee Morning is 1st May 2015

2 04 2015

Our next Coffee Morning is on Friday 1st May 2015.

To be held at the Tom Treddlehoyle, Pogmoor Road at 10am to 12 o clock.

We look forward to seeing you there. Can you please pass on this information to your friends, family and neighbours.

All proceeds are in aid of the Hollingworth Park Sensory Garden Project on Lower Cresswell Street Pogmoor.

Please support us if you can.

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Taylor Wimpey donate £500.00 towards our Memorial Sensory Garden Project.

2 04 2015

Our Memorial Sensory Garden will be sited in Hollingworth Park lower Cresswell Street Pogmoor.  Tom and Marlene accepted the cheque at the opening of Taylor Wimpey’s new development at Kingston Grange.  We were so pleased to receive this from a company who are committed to working within local communities.