Saturday 21 November 2020

Continuing Maintenance of this Website

The Committee of the Barnsley War Memorials Project (BWMP), after completion of the First World War Roll of Honour (click the 'Roll of Honour' tab for more information and full listings of the details of names and available photographs) and the donation of remaining monies collected for that project to Barnsley Archives and a local war memorial project, decided to wind up the Project and to cease updating this site. 

However two ex-Committee members of the group - who contributed in a major way to the creation and maintenance of this website and to the collation of data for the BWMP - have continued the running of this site as of 21 November 2020. We stress that this in no way denigrates the work of the Committee and Members, but rather reflects our wish to continue our research without having to completely create a new website. It also reflects the continuing discovery of war memorials and erection of new memorials across Barnsley and its surrounding towns and villages.

Therefore, the site has been renamed to: 

'Barnsley & District War Memorials'

There is no need to update any links to the site as the domain name remains the same.

The site continues to cover the whole of the Barnsley Borough, including war memorials in all settings, outdoors, indoors, cemeteries and graveyards, and of all types. Please see the updated 'About' page for more information and for the official definitions of a war memorial.

The contact email for all enquiries about this site is now   We have made every effort to update contact details throughout the site, but apologise if we have missed anything.  Please do not hesitate to contact us if you spot any omissions or errors.

A Facebook page 'Barnsley's History - The Great War' with over 700 members interested in all things First World War (FWW) including war memorials can be found here. Members include experienced military historians, local historians and family historians. Post your general FWW queries there if you can rather than emailing us, and take advantage of this expertise.

Linda Hutton & Pete Schofield

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