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An event was held at Barnsley market recently to celebrate the issue of the two millionth food voucher by the Alexandra Rose charity. The event was staged jointly by the charity and Barnsley council and Dave Hodgson has been finding out all about it.
Churches of Barnsley No 6
Local historian Joshua Daniels visits the church of St. Peter the Apostle and St. John the Baptist and gives some background details of its history and its construction.
10 Pin George
Max Senior chats to George who has taken up 10 pin bowling at the ripe old age of 93!
George takes part in the bowling sessions through the Barnsley U3A which he has also joined
Dave Hodgson investigates the Dodworth miner’s welfare amateur boxing club which is aiming to take boys off the streets by giving them something sporting to do. Dave talks to some of the people there about the project and NO he doesn’t take part in the Boxing!
Community groups were invited to meet Jane Holliday, the new chief executive officer of Barnsley CVS and to discuss how to move forward Volunteering in the town. Barnsley Local TV was there to report on Facebook, the BLTV Web Site and You Tube.
Barnsley Focus No 4
Presenter Max Senior features the 100th anniversary of Worsbrough Bridge athletic football club – Nurses strike action at Barnsley hospital and also national drug awareness day in Barnsley.
Nice Out Innit No 5
Dave Hodgson visits the narrow gauge miniature railway at Wortley Top forge and finds out all about it from some of the volunteers who run it. He also has a very pleasant ride around the circuit on the train.
Max Chats No 2
Max Senior chats to librarian Ian Stringer whose hobby is railways, both full size and model.
Ian tells us all about his extensive large guage model railway layout which runs around his garden and the ‘Beer Train’.
Making A Difference No 4
People suffering mental health problems or anxiety might benefit from doing something creative – is the view of a Barnsley charity. The group, appropriately called Creative Recovery, is the latest to be featured in BLTV’s series Making a Difference. Co-founder Helen Boutle tells us more about the charity – and the theory.
Making A Difference No 5
The mission of Age UK Barnsley is to promote the wellbeing, independence, dignity, choice and inclusion of older people in the Barnsley area. In particular, those who are disadvantaged through ill-health, disability, poverty or social exclusion. The CEO of Age UK Barnsley, Debby Bunn tells us about it’s aims and ambitions, and we hear some SCAM advice at the end.