Barry Hines Memorial

You’ve found the Barry Hines Memorial Statue page which is under construction and will be up and running very shortly so do call back.

Barry was a born and bred Barnsley writer of many wonderful works, his most famous being ‘A Kestrel for a Knave’ which acclaimed director Ken Loach turned into the film ‘Kes’ and 2018 saw the 50th anniversary of the book’s publication.

In 2016 Barry died - too young - crippled by Alzheimer’s.

It is our intention to honour him with a statue which will be created by world renowned sculptor Graham Ibbeson, Graham’s final piece before retiring.

On this website you will be able to watch our progress and hopefully be part of building the sculpture in honour of Barry. We will have news and events and ways you can contribute.

Please help us to build it for Barry.