Well Done Barnsley FC! - Knocking Liverpool and Chelsea out of the FA Cup, So sorry they didn't make it to the final.
So Barnsley is now on the world map - I'd better get my page brushed up!!
Although I've lived in Sheffield for many years, and have visited the neighbouring areas of Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Rotherham, Chesterfield etc, I'm a little ashamed to admit that I'd only visited Barnsley once 'Years ago'
My job, for the past 5 years has involved visiting GP surgeries throughout Sheffield (giving me a great opportunity to learn more about the different areas of this city). Recently, we've expanded 'over the border' to Barnsley.
So, this is unexplored territory for me. My page will hopefully expand weekly, as I learn more about this former mining area, and its hidden attractions.
My first impressions have been of a surprisingly rural area, with stone terraced houses and shops.
So far I've been placed at Hoyland and Ardsley, both places having a friendly, community feel, This week, I've been sent to Darfield, which has a village atmosphere- a Norman Church, and museum.
I've since been sent to Barnsley centre, and now Dodsworth Road.
I've been lucky enough to grab a few long lunch breaks, so I've headed off to Worsborough Mill and dam, when the weather has been good, for a stroll, and then to enjoy my lunch in peaceful surroundings!
To be continued