New displays featuring key events in Barnsley FC’s history have been installed at the club’s Oakwell ground thanks to funding from our linked charity, Creative Minds.
The ‘Our Club, Our Ground, Our Past, Our Future’ heritage project, run by Reds in the Community, saw volunteers interviewing past and present players, staff and supporters, undertaking research and digitally collecting Barnsley FC photographs, documents and stories to form the display.
Reds in the Community is a registered charity delivering community and charitable activities on behalf of Barnsley Football Club. They’ve also been working with Creative Minds on their ‘Sharing Memories of Barnsley FC’ project, which saw NHS service users exploring and sharing their Barnsley FC related memories.
Project volunteers, contributors, partners and supporters gathered to officially open the displays at Oakwell on Thursday 24 January.
Dave Watson, project development worker with Creative Minds, said: “Barnsley Football Club is much loved by many people in the borough and the Oakwell stadium is an important part of the community. At Creative Minds we’re proud to fund and support these projects which bring local people together through a shared interest and creativity. The display looks amazing and is a fitting tribute to Barnsley FC’s fascinating history.”
Barnsley Football Club and Reds in the Community will be inviting supporters and the wider community to come along to see the new ‘Our Club, Our Ground, Our Past, Our Future’ displays over the coming weeks. Visit the Barnsley FC and Reds in the Community websites for further details.
Photo courtesy of Reds in the Community.