Reds in the Community is telling the story of Barnsley Football Club through the eyes of its supporters, former players and community through the ‘Our Club, Our Ground, Our Past, Our Future’ project.
With 2017 seeing the 130th anniversary since the Reds were founded in 1887, we have been exploring the history of the club in a variety of ways.
Everyone has been encouraged to share their memories of watching and following the Reds, whether it be a last-minute winner from the 1960s or your first ever match.
With support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund (NLHF) and South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, the ‘Our Club, Our Ground, Our Past, Our Future’ heritage project saw volunteers getting involved in a range of tasks from interviewing players, staff and supporters, past and present, to undertaking research and (digitally) collecting Barnsley FC photographs, documents and stories.
We have been releasing a series of videos and articles to commemorate the occasion, including hearing the memories of Paul Heckingbottom, Ronnie Glavin and many more greats from the Reds’ proud history.
In January 2019, the Heritage project displays in the Oakwell East Stand Concourse were unveiled for the whole of the Barnsley community to enjoy.