BAT WATCH

This months blogs plays homage to the bats that call Cannon Hall their home. As part of the HLF/ Parks For People project development phase many surveys were carried out including a very detailed bat survey. The project team enlisted the expert help of Brooks Ecological from Leeds. A total of 5 visits using teams of up…

The Walled Gardens

In January it was announced that Cannon Hall Park & Gardens were successful in their application to the Heritage Lottery & Big Lottery, Parks for People programme. Work will start very soon on the £3 million programme to restore elements within the park and back to their original Georgian glory. This blog sets to tell the brief story about some of…

Restoration, Restoration, Restoration !

At the beginning of the year we heard the fabulous news that the Cannon Hall Park & Gardens, Parks for People project team were successful in their application to the HLF and secured funding of £3m to restore elements within the park. Wondering what will be carried out? Then read on… Over the next few editions, you will…

WE DID IT!

National Lottery grant set to transform the grounds of Cannon Hall   The grounds of Barnsley’s Cannon Hall will be restored to their former Georgian glory thanks to a grant of almost £3m.  The 70 acres of park and gardens surrounding the historic hall in Cawthorne will be transformed using £2,925,200 secured from the Heritage…

VERY IMPORTANT DOG DAY

V.I.D day was held at Cannon Hall on 24 October 2016. Inspired by our current PARK LIFE exhibition, this wonderful event saw more than 360 new visitors and their four-legged companions, experience this fun, interactive film & photography show. As well as free dog- chipping, the Very Important Doggies were allowed to enter the changing galleries in Cannon…

September is a month to celebrate…

Restoring the Glory The Final Submission. Two years worth of consultation, meticulous surveys, research, and planning was finally pulled together into a ream of comprehensive documents that together form a detailed and thorough HLF / Big Lottery Fund /Parks for People Bid. Over one hundred people including experts, Friends of Cannon Hall fundraisers, steering group, volunteers, Barnsley Museums team…

PARK LIFE !

“Confidence is a preference for the habitual voyeur of what is known as PARK LIFE!” This month the Cannon Hall Parks & Gardens  Parks For People project reaches an exciting milestone! Starting two years ago, including a successful first round application and a meticulous development phase, plans for the restoration work to reveal the true glory of the Richard Woods landscape are ready to be…

The Art of Georgian Fine Dining, Cannon Hall Style.

    This months blog was kindly written by Nicola Walker & Lynda Higgs. Nicola Walker Jakubowski, AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award student. Nicola’s  PhD project is in collaboration with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council and is entitled ‘Industrializing Communities: A Case Study of Cannon Hall’. Lynda Higgs BA Hons, is an active member of the Friends Of…

The Day Capability Brown & Queen Elizabeth II Visited Cannon Hall

    We feel that every visitor to our spectacular Museum, Park & Gardens is special to us! Many of our visitors think of the Hall, the 70 acres of historic parkland and beautiful landscape gardens as their own, knowing that their visit will offer a unique experience for every age, and in each season…

Gillian Nixon- Guest Blogger.

Gillian Nixon has worked as  Archives & Local Studies Assistant for over 25 years and is based at the Discovery Centre in Experience Barnsley Museum, Town Hall, Barnsley. Gillian’s interests include photography, art, watching motorsports and ice hockey. Gillian enjoys writing about her discoveries and has written articles for local groups. She has recently achieved her FE teachers qualification (Petals) at Northern College and…