Barnsley Loom Sculpture - Heritage Research

The 'Loom Sculpture' celebrates the Barnsley history of linen making and, in particular, the hand loom weavers who were based in the area. Barnsley MBC & BEAM commissioned Tim Ward of CTS worked on the researching for the design with pupils from Doncaster Road Primary School, Barnsley College, residents from the Union Street TARA, Barnsley archives and local historians. Linen weaving was an important part of Barnsley's industrial heritage. It was said that damask was the 'Pride of Barnsley' and it was renowned for its fine texture and beautiful patterns.

Yvonne Carmichael from BEAM said: "Tim has been a joy to work with on this Gateway Public Art commission. He has uncovered some interesting histories relating to the Sheffield road area, in particular the hand-loom weavers' cottages. Tim worked with broad range of people to develop the idea and the finished piece will warmly welcome people coming into Barnsley."