Village history goes on show

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A DEARNE village and its history will be on show over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Activities will be based around Darfield’s village conservation area, and are geared towards both local people and visitors.

The Darfield Area Amenity Society will hold its 35th annual art, craft and memorabilia exhibition in the Church Hall. This year the exhibition will be opened by former councillor Ron Fisher at 10am on Saturday.

The free-to-enter exhibition will then run until 6pm, and be open again on Sunday from 11am to 5pm.

A huge variety of arts and crafts will be on show with demonstrators showing how they achieve their results.

The memorabilia section is called ‘Crossing Continents’ and will feature items collected from all over the world.

The Darfield Museum, just 100 yards from the church hall, will be open as always but with extended opening hours. Informative guides will be on hand to show visitors around the many artefacts.

Darfield’s Grade 1 Listed Church will be open so that visitors can wander around its historic interior.

And for budding campanologists, the church bell tower will have experienced bell ringers on hand to demonstrate and support.

Visitors can walk around the large and well-tended churchyard, among the historic tombs, and see the repairs that have been carried out during the year to important monuments.

Historian Geoffrey Hutchinson said: “In all, Darfield will show that as a village it has great Heritage that it is willing to share with all who care to spend an enjoyable day with us.”

To enter items for the exhibition call in to Darfield Museum or contact Margaret Venables on 01226 752576.