Cannon Hall , was once a residential Georgian stately manor belonging to the wealthy Spencer-Stanhope family. Now it is owned by the local council and it’s a museum that is currently
exhibiting works from the Cooper Art Gallery. Paintings, sketchings and pastel pieces are on display from various masters such as JMW Turner and Edward Wadsworth and many more.
The house and its beautiful grounds plays host to various themed events.Coming soon are Halloween and murder mystery nights. Bookings I’m told are online…. and the folk and carol singing event you’ve still got time!
It was back in 1996 that I wrote this ode to Cannon Hall…
A warm lazy beautiful Sunday
Children and their friends full of play
Fluffy tiny geese determined to fly
Larger birds mission accomplished already in the sky
Children with parcels of bread
Tots and dogs carefully led
Trees, shrubs, flowers and a field of green
The sunshine and glistening river set the scene.
Autumn colours of warmth and childrens laughter
My poetry sucks and I’ll never get a bafta.
The museums no longer full of a musty smell
Its having a make over and I must say it looks well.
For more information on events the guys on the front desk have given me a leaflet ……see www.barnsley-museums.com and Twitter @BarnsleyMuseums