The town of Barnsley is situated to the North of Sheffield, on the River Dearne. Its population is approximately 80,000.

It has a history stretching back to Anglo-Saxon times, and its name is derived from 'Beorn's Ley'. Ley (or Leah in the original Anglo-Saxon spelling) referred to land that had been cleared (deforested) to make way for a village or settlement.

Barnsley was traditionally an industrial town, and had an extensive coal mining industry until the mid 1980s when the pits closed following the miners strikes.

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