2010 Events

22nd October 2010

ReDedication St Mary's Church, Barnsley

We were sent an email by Karl Noble Collections officer for the Regimental Museum, informing us that some members of the Riddiough family had been involved in the refurbishment of a chapel dedicated to the fallen of Barnsley in all conflicts. The chapel is in St Mary`s church Barnsley.
Members of the branch attended a rededication service on Friday 22 October 2010.
At the service Mr Ernie Riddiough informed the members that the Chronicle would be available to take photographs of the chapel in its refurbished state. He also informed us that there was in the Chronicle offices (the old drill hall) a memorial to the fallen of the York and Lancaster Regiment during WW1.

Photograph courtesy of the Barnsley Chronicle.


12th September 2010

Eden Camp Visit

The branch were once again in attendance at the remembrance service at Eden Camp near Malton.
Another colourful parade with over 100 standards.  There were more ex service and cadet units than ever.

The day was finished off with a meal at the Bluebell Hotel in Barnsley.

 A very enjoyable day was had by all who attended.


22nd June 2010

Members of the branch were present when the 3rd Battalion Yorkshire Regiment (Dukes) paraded their new colours through their home town Barnsley.

23rd June 2010

The 3rd Battalion the Yorkshire Regiment (Dukes)  parade their new colours in Rotherham

Armed Forces Day Dedication Service

St. Mary's Gardens,  Barnsley

26th June 2010



The Barnsley Motor Scooter Club Pals

July 1st 2010 07-00 hrs.

The pals start assembling. The Barnsley motor scooter club pals.
Again the supporters of the pals scooter club were in Silverwood scout camp to pay there respects to the fallen of the 13th and 14th Battalions York and Lancaster Regiment, although the turn out was a little diminished this year still a good turn out especially at 07-00 hrs.
One of the juniors read out the first two verses of the poem by John McCrae, “In Flanders fields “. The last post was played followed by the last verse of In Flanders Fields.
Again a simple service and wreath laying in remembrance of The Barnsley Pals.
A wreath was also laid on the Pals stone by Syd Dyson.