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Heritage copywriter for Experience Barnsley museum

Heritage copywriter: museum panel from the growing up, growing older exhibit at Experience Barnsley

Growing up, growing older

People can still recall big occasions – when the sirens wailed, when they got their first computer game and when the whole street came out to celebrate. They remember their friends, the games they played and the tingling excitement of Christmas.

What do you remember?



Heritage copywriter: museum panel showing the Barnsley Football Club timeline at Experience Barnsley

Barnsley Football Club

In 1887, the Reverend Tiverton Preedy started something big. The football club he founded went on to win the 1912 FA Cup and the loyalty of generations of fans.

So what’s it like to wear the red shirt or shout yourself hoarse from the Oakwell stands?


Heritage copywriter: Barnsley town hall with an overlay of awards won by the Experience Barnsley museum

Before Experience Barnsley, neither the town nor the borough had a place to record their history. Since most of the artefacts were donated by the public, Experience Barnsley is rooted in its local community. My job as a heritage copywriter was to bring the history and the community to life on the exhibition panels.

Experience Barnsley was shortlisted for the Museums + Heritage Awards 2014 and won the Community Involvement category in the Local Government Chronicle Awards 2014. I subsequently worked with Barnsley on interpretation panels for Worsbrough Mill and the Elsecar industrial village.

Find out more at the Experience Barnsley website.

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