Changing Barnsley: From Mining Town to University Town by Cathy Dogget, Tim Thornton, Cathy Doggett

By Cathy Dogget, Tim Thornton, Cathy Doggett

Altering Barnsley appears to be like at how Barnsley has developed, throughout the eyes of the previous Mining and Technical collage on Church road, which now hosts Barnsley's own collage. overlaying the seventy five years of its lifestyles, it tracks the interval from 1932, whilst the development was once first outfitted, until eventually 2007, whilst the collage used to be totally up and running.Built alongside the northern facet of the city corridor in 1932, on Church highway, the development which now homes Barnsley's own college has been on the centre of schooling in Barnsley considering its construction.As the mining turned extra regulated undefined, the construction initially begun existence as a mining university, education and equipping Barnsley's group with the required talents to paintings within the coal industry.With the dying of coalmining and the broadening of Barnsley's industries, it turned a technical collage, focussing on a extra normal education.Now because the business background has light and the regeneration of Barnsley has been applied, the conversion of the construction right into a college, to supply larger schooling to Barnsley is a vital step in elevating aspirations and equipping Barnsley with the abilities for the future.This books tells the heritage of this construction, the folk that experience used it and the abilities they've got won.

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Changing Barnsley: From Mining Town to University Town

Altering Barnsley seems to be at how Barnsley has developed, throughout the eyes of the previous Mining and Technical collage on Church highway, which now hosts Barnsley's own collage. overlaying the seventy five years of its lifestyles, it tracks the interval from 1932, whilst the construction was once first equipped, until eventually 2007, while the collage was once totally up and working.

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York 492 5. Sheffield 390 6. Keighley 300 7. Barnsley 256 8. Scarborough 224 9. Skipton 114 Table from Hudson, History of Adult Education, pp. 232–34. Map 1. Relating local population to the membership of each Yorkshire Union Institute over the period 1840–90 indicates that the Barnsley Institute was successful (see Maps 2–5). 29 Population data from census returns and membership statistics from the Yorkshire Union annual returns 1828–1900 provides evidence of many mechanics’ institutes in the Yorkshire Union.

He demonstrates the role of a number of key parties, political and other, and how they influenced changes in the laws governing what appears to have been a popular pastime and feature of the times for a significant part of society. He clearly demonstrates how changes in law tended to affect working class people in the main ending with the changes that post Second World War liberalisation brought; this is a truly fascinating read about past times and culture. CHAPTER TWO Voices in the Stone: The Building, its People and Their Contemporary Resonances Tim Thornton, University of Huddersfield One of the advantages of anniversaries is that they invite one to take stock not just of the event commemorated but of its context and its resonances in the present.

53 In 1924, the West Riding Education Committee agreed to build the Mining and Technical College and during the year architectural plans were drawn up. 54 The architects were Briggs and Thornely of Liverpool, and the builder was Charles Smith from Barnsley. The site covered 2,974 square yards and had cost £9,352 to purchase. The building cost £79,660 and furniture and equipment a further £26,000. 56 The bricks were made locally at Stairfoot brickworks and were double-pressed so as to make them extremely hard-wearing as well as giving them a decorative appearance.

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