Sponsored Walk 2017

7.5 Miles from Wath-On-Dearne to

Sunday 24th September 2017
In aid of
​Barnsley War Memorials Project

The Barnsley War Memorials Project was formed over three years ago to record and research all war memorials in the Barnsley area with the aim of producing a WW1 Roll of Honour by November 2018, the 100th anniversary of the end of the war.
Barnsley CAMRA have adopted us as their 2017/18 Local Good Cause.
In the process many more memorials have been discovered around the borough than we ever suspected existed.  Some are obvious, like the Cortonwood Memorial on the edge of our area which lists 673 men, 84 of whom did not return. Others, like the stunning oak memorial in Stairfoot Wesleyan Church, listing 140 men with details of rank and service are hidden, but can be viewed on request.
In Barnsley Cemetery alone there are 57 war memorial gravestones, where families recorded the names of sons and brothers who did not come home.  There are also 130 servicemen buried in CWGC commemorated graves.
In the course of this walk you will pass memorials commemorating over 2000 servicemen in churches, in parks and cemeteries, in clubs and on a pub!

The ​Route  (Good footpaths)

Fancy joining Barnsley CAMRA on this years Sponsored Walk?
To register please email your name, address and phone number to camra@barnsleycamra.org.uk You can download the sponsor sheet from here .

On the day...
Catch the 11.30am 22X (Correct when going to print) Stagecoach Bus to Wath On Dearne. The Wath Tap is at 49 High Street.
We depart here at 12.30pm.
On route we stop at The Anglers Rest, Park St, Wombwell “Geeves Brewery Tap” If you have a packed lunch you can eat it here in the pub. Then The Horseshoe, Wombwell. Then it’s 4½ miles to Barnsley and call in at the Dove Inn on Doncaster Rd. Then we finish at The Arcade Alehouse on Victoria Arcade at about 5pm.

If you can’t join us, please consider a donation via the website above using PayPal.