Five things you didn’t know about Barnsley

Five things you didn’t know about Barnsley

03 May 2022 –– Latest News

Store First Barnsley is located only five miles from the centre of Barnsley, a thriving town situated in South Yorkshire.

“The place of possibilities” is well know for its award-winning markets, as well as its spectacular galleries and museums.

We are proud to have one of our self-storage facilities based on Ashroyd Business Park, just off the Dearne Valley Parkway in Barnsley, so we thought we’d take a look at five things you might not know about the area…

  • Cannon Hall Museum, Park and Gardens are located just 10 miles from Store First Barnsley and there are records of the property and grounds featured in the Domesday Book.
  • Current England footballers Harry Maguire and John Stones both came through the youth system at Barnsley Football Club.
  • Arctic Monkey’s frontman Alex Turner went to Barnsley College. The college has campuses all around the town and is one of the UK’s largest educational institutions.
  • The first ever bottle bank came from Barnsley back in 1977 – as of 2020, approximately 40 countries have a bottle deposit system.
  • There was once 70 collieries within a 15-mile radius of Barnsley town centre – making it one of the most famous coal mining towns in the UK.

How about that? Barnsley is not only a wonderful place to live (and store your storage 😉) but it’s also a very historic town too.

We might not be able to compete with a mention in the Domesday Book, but what we can offer you here at Store First Barnsley is the very best on-site facilities and customer service, whether you’re looking for domestic or business storage.

With new customers getting 50% off for the first 12 weeks, use our price calculator for an instant quote or give our team a call on 01226 817 817.