Here are five floor mosaics I have been creating commissioned by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council to be included in some major groundworks in Athersley, Barnsley. I am delivering tomorrow..still to be installed once the setting is prepared. Five primary schools in Athersley were included in the design process and each design has relevance to the area.
Wildlife – Springwell Academy
The site now occupied by the estate was once farmland and woodland. A large area from Lee Lane was known as Athersley Wood, which stretched nearly to Carlton Hill. The land, originally dense woodland populated by a variety of wildlife.
Kes – Holy Trinity Primary
The 1969 film Kes was filmed in Athersley around the old St. Helens School where Holy Trinity now stands and both Dai Bradley and Brian Glover grew up in Barnsley
WW1 – Athersley South Primary
11th November 2018 marks 100 years since the end of World War 1.
Mining – Laithes Primary
Wharncliffe Woodmoor Colliery 58 killed in explosion August 6 1936.
Roundhouse – Athersley North Primary
In the 18th century, a gatehouse was built at the entrance to a Manor Farm, on what is now the A61 road. This round structure remained there throughout the building of the estates of New Lodge and Athersley. It was located at the junction of the A61 Wakefield Road and Laithes Lane but was demolished in the early 1960’s. This junction, around which the local commercial and shopping centre was built, became known locally as the “Roundhouse”.