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Heat wave reveals traces of forgotten World War 2 houses

Last summer’s heat wave revealed traces of World War 2 houses in the village of Elsecar and this has now inspired an exciting new research project. Based on the discoveries from last year’s unusually hot weather, a team of researchers are now investigating a row of forgotten post-war prefab houses on Millhouses Street, Hoyland - now the Milton Forge playing field, and would love to hear from the people who lived in them.

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Back to the Futurist cinema launches in Elsecar

A pop-up community cinema is being launched in Elsecar this month, 33 years after the Futurist cinema closed its doors in the village. A special screening of the cult classic film Back to the Future will launch the community cinema at The Ironworks at Elsecar Heritage Centre on Thursday 15 November from 7pm – 10.30pm. The launch event is free and open to everyone

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Flavours Food Festival returns with a bang

Elsecar Heritage Centre is opening its doors to Flavours annual food festival this weekend, Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 October. Packed full of foodie fun, live music, family entertainment and a spectacular firework display, the weekend is a two-day celebration for all the senses.

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South Yorkshire village could be England’s favourite conservation area

Elsecar, a small industrial village in the heart of South Yorkshire, has been shortlisted for the title ‘England's favourite conservation area'; one of only 18 to be selected from nearly 250 nominations across the country. The award, by national charity Civic Voice, aims to showcase the UK's best-loved historic places and the local communities that help to make them so special.

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Flavours Food Festival announces celebrity chef line-up

Michelin award-winning chef, Jean-Christophe Novelli, will be appearing at Elsecar’s annual Flavours Food Festival in South Yorkshire on Saturday 20 October 2018. Alongside holding a meet and greet with fans, Jean-Christophe will be cooking up a storm in two lively cookery demonstrations.

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