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Elsecar

Thriving industrial village

Hundreds came to live here as the village thrived. Many stories have been passed down through generations.

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Canal. Railway. Colliery.

The canal was cut in the 1790s and the railway arrived in 1850. The colliery shown here is Elsecar Main, 1905-1983.

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The Girl Pat

Many remember the rowing boat that was set up on the reservoir in the 1940s.

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Elsecar by the Sea

Swimming and boating on the reservoir became so popular that a beach was made!

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Elsecar Park, mid 20th century

Created in its current form in the 1920s, the park is an award-winning greenspace that holds many memories.

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Miners Cottages, 1790s

Plans by Georgian architect John Carr for Miners Cottages at Elsecar (thanks to Sheffield City Council).

Elsecar

Canal. Railway. Colliery.

The canal was cut in the 1790s and the railway arrived in 1850. The colliery shown here is Elsecar Main, 1905-1983.

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Canal Basin

Imagine the thriving bustle of the basin in the 1800s. The basin and steam mill (on the left) are still there.

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Rows and Rows

Follow Wath Road and watch how the village expanded, with rows of cottages built end on end.

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Working in the New Yard

Thousands have worked in the workshops, offices and ironworks that are now packed with visitors and shops.