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    by suvanki Written Nov 10, 2007

    The old church has some interesting architectural features, and the churchyard has some interesting monuments

    To be continued......

    Darfield Church
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    by suvanki Written Nov 10, 2007

    This small museum is open limited hours, it has interesting displays about Darfield, its history and customs. The guides also give an insight into the man who left this house to Trustees

    More Info to come......

    Darfield museum
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    by suvanki Written Nov 10, 2007

    This is one of my favourite places in Barnsley, where I've escaped to during my lunch break

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    Worsborough Mill Worsborough Mill
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  • by sarahholt Written May 27, 2007

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    in a renovated old mill and as i understand renovated by the owner. - it has a small waterfall in side!!! - very nice service kate the owner was so young and pleasant. Clean loos too!!! great coffee!

    Favorite Dish: I have a potting shed salad which was lovely and came with strawberries

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    by suvanki Updated Mar 12, 2008

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    This was one of those accidental great finds!
    I'd nipped out in my lunch break to buy a sandwich, and came across this bakers shop.

    It looked like a normal sandwich /cake shop, typically found in small towns.

    I chose a ham sandwich from the short list of cold sandwiches, (although I was nearly tempted by the hot roast pork- which smelt delicious) with home made apple chutney!!

    While my sandwich was being made, I spotted some bread rolls with seeds, then some cakes including one made with stem ginger. These wouldn't have looked out of place in some of the 'high class' grocers etc. (I purchased both items)

    I then noticed a sign, which stated that Potts Bakers were the only Yorkshire Bakers rated by Rick Stein in his Food Heroes series.

    I paid for my items, which were very reasonable, then sat in the sun to eat my sandwich-it was delicious!!

    Curious about this shop, I looked it up on the internet.

    Established in 1891, Potts bakery is owned and run by Roger and Andrew Potts.
    This is a craft bakery, and is soil association registered, with organic cakes sold to retailers locally and nationwide. Locally sourced ingredients are used wherever possible, without addition of unecessary additives. The nearby bakery supplies its 5 shops in Barnsley.

    The special thing for me was that this was a craft bakery, selling good quality organic food, without the inflated prices, 'olde worlde'/ 'new age' imagery/gimmicks - No advertising fanfares - just honest 'normal' retail. It reminded me a bit of the local family bakers from my childhood.

    As soon as I can, I'll be back here

    What to buy: Bread- breadcakes, loaves etc.

    Cakes - fruitcakes, gingercakes, cream cakes, chocolate cakes-Mmmmmmm!

    Buns - again a good selection

    savoury pies/pizza - sold hot or cold

    sandwiches - hot or cold -

    What to pay: I paid £1.60 for my ham sandwich with home made apple chutney. - a bargain for quality bread, lots of delicious ham, and plenty of fruity chutney.

    I'll check out other prices at my next visit.

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