Changing Barnsley: From Mining Town to University Town by Cathy Dogget, Tim Thornton, Cathy Doggett

By Cathy Dogget, Tim Thornton, Cathy Doggett

Altering Barnsley seems at how Barnsley has advanced, throughout the eyes of the previous Mining and Technical university on Church road, which now hosts Barnsley's own collage. masking the seventy five years of its lifestyles, it tracks the interval from 1932, whilst the construction was once first equipped, till 2007, whilst the collage was once totally up and running.Built alongside the northern part of the city corridor in 1932, on Church highway, the construction which now homes Barnsley's own college has been on the centre of schooling in Barnsley on the grounds that its construction.As the mining turned extra regulated undefined, the construction initially began lifestyles as a mining university, education and equipping Barnsley's crew with the required talents to paintings within the coal industry.With the death of coalmining and the broadening of Barnsley's industries, it grew to become a technical collage, focussing on a extra normal education.Now because the commercial background has pale and the regeneration of Barnsley has been carried out, the conversion of the construction right into a collage, to supply better schooling to Barnsley is a vital step in elevating aspirations and equipping Barnsley with the abilities for the future.This books tells the historical past of this construction, the folk that experience used it and the abilities they've got won.

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The site accounted for £9,352; the building itself £79,660; and furniture and equipment £26,000. Equivalencies are always hard to make, but we should remember the building craftsmen who working on the project in 1932 might have earned £3 10s per week. The sources of the money are also indicative of how we should read the story of the building: a combination of miners’ welfare fund, borough, and West Yorkshire County Council, backed by collaboration including with the higher education institutions of Leeds and Sheffield.

These were laid in July 1930, and it is worth a particular consideration of one of the individuals involved and his context–that individual being Herbert Smith. 6 He started in the mine at Glass Houghton at age ten. In 1879 he became a member of the Glass Houghton miners’ union branch committee, in 1894 checkweighman, and delegate to the Yorkshire Miners’ Association. Service to the union led him to being, from 1896 to 1904, president of the Castleford Trades Council. In 1902 he was appointed to the joint board of the South and West Yorkshire Coalowners and Workmen, and 1906 was elected president of the Yorkshire Miners’ Association.

A Central Board for Mining Examinations was established and all employees wishing to enter, or be promoted to, senior posts were expected to gain qualifications in the relevant fields. 49 It highlighted that day courses had been established for men working on shifts in the local industries, including mining and building. 50 The Report indicated that during the academic year 1910–11, there were six academic schools (departments), 40 staff and 910 students at the Technical School. It also provided a summary of examination results (Table 7).

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