Travelling Through - A Soundwalk for Elsecar

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Barnsley

Explore Elsecar in a different way through a series of musical soundscapes created by composer Amanda Johnson. Immerse yourself in sound and music inspired by the lives of travelling people who regularly visited Elsecar. Walk in the footsteps of canal Bargees, Romany Traveller horse dealers and people who travelled with the fair and discover the locations they visited and why.

Funded by the South Yorkshire Mayoral Combined Authority (SYMCA) utilising Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) monies dedicated to supporting the cultural and creative industries across the region. The grant is administered by Barnsley Museums and Heritage Trust (BMHT).


Amanda Johnson
Amanda Johnson

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Elsecar Canal Basin

On the 1901 census there were three boats moored in Elsecar canal basin. Aboard the keel barge 'Prol…

Top Lock

The lock would have been used by keel barges travelling up and down the canal. These boats came to p…

The Ship Inn

The Ship Inn is now used as a private house, but in the days when it was still a public house, it wa…

The Old Market Place

The Romany Gray and Smith families would have been selling pegs and other goods in the markets of El…

Crab Field

The annual Elsecar Feast was held on 'Crab Field' until the 1940s, just off Armroyd Lane. This is no…

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