Barry Hines Memorial Statue Project - Billy Casper running

News and Updates

News of recent fundraising and forthcoming events will be collected here. You can also find up to date information on our Facebook page and Twitter feed.

A Blue Plaque for Barry

On July 4th at 1130am, a blue plaque commemorating the life and works of Barry Hines will be unveiled by Barry's brother Richard at 78, Hoyland Common, S74 0AA. There will be a procession from the Saville Square pub (34 Sheffield Road, Hoyland Common S74 0DQ) at 11am...

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The Statue has Arrived in Barnsley

We have pleasure in announcing that the actual bronze statue that will stand somewhere in Barnsley town centre (site to be decided) is now being exhibited in the Experience Barnsley Museum (part of the town hall).  Last week the media descended upon us to take photos...

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Fundraiser at the Lamproom

To jointly raise funds for the Lamproom bar and the Barry Hines Statue, there is an Evening with Milly Johnson event at the Lamproom on Wednesday 17th April at 7.30pm.  Milly will be talking about her life with the uber-talented question master Jack Land-Noble and why...

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Kes at the Cinema!

Headlining  Penistone Arts Week the film Kes will be shown at the very lovely Penistone Paramount Cinema on Sunday 24th March 2pm - 4.30pm.  PLUS there will be a Q & A with the film's Billy Casper Dai Bradley afterwards, with question master 'Educating Yorkshire's'...

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Merchandise in the Shops & by Post

Our fundraising merchandise is now available to buy in the Barnsley Chronicle Office on Church Street AND the Barnsley Antiques Centre on Doncaster Road (closed Thursday) or we can send it by post. Tee shirts are £10 each (S,M,L, XL)  Chest S - 34", M 38", L - 42', XL...

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Statuettes for Sale – new Limited Edition Smaller Bronze.

We have sold all the limited edition resin statuettes and large bronzes - which went like hot cakes and were sent to buyers from all over the globe but we are taking orders for some limited edition smaller bronzes. So many people have written to us saying that they...

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The Grand Unveiling

At last we can show the finished clay model to the world and isn't he beautiful:  Billy and his kestrel.  The model will be going off soon so the mould can be made for the bronze and this is when we really need to raise some funds - every little helps....

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Some More Money in our Pot

Last week Carl, Ronnie and Janet collected another £141.67 at Wakefield Festival, which isn't bad at all.  The funds are starting to mount up now that the statuettes have gone on sale, and they are on a first-come, first-served basis so if you do want to own one,...

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A Musical Night at the Garrison

A wonderful night at the Garrison on Wednesday 9th May with local singing legends (amongst others) Ronnie Steele, Dave Cherry and Steve Riley raised £552.00 !!

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Target: £106,000.00

Total raised so far:

Total raised infographic - 3rd May 2018: £17,377.62

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