Edible England Heritage Event

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Edible England Heritage Event at Maurice Dobson Museum and Heritage Centre

2 Vicar Road, Darfield, Barnsley, South Yorkshire, S73 9JZ

Our beautifully restored Georgian Yeoman’s residence was once a shop run by Maurice Dobson. For ‘Edible England’ we will be showcasing Maurice’s fascinating life and the grocery shop that he ran in the 1950’s and 1960’s.

When you visit us you will be able to tour our three Exhibition Rooms. In the Maurice Dobson Room there will be an exhibition about the life and times of Maurice Dobson. Our other two rooms are full of domestic memorabilia and artefacts from the local industries of the time.
We have an amazing outdoor Victorian Kitchen, complete with a Yorkshire Range, where we will be showcasing traditional foods of the era, as sold by Maurice and his partner Fred. A 1950’s hands-on Fruit and Vegetable stall will also be in-situ. There will be Cookery demonstrations on Saturday 11th September 2021, between 11:00 and 13:00 featuring recipes from the 1950’s Be-Ro Book.
On Sunday 12th September 2021 between 12 noon and 13:00 Ian McMillan, poet, broadcaster and volunteer, will host a session of ‘Midday Musings’. This will take the form of ‘An on-the-spot group interactive poem: a rhyming recipe for the kind of heritage food we all remember!’. Incredible Edible England with Ian! Not to be missed.

Event Times

Saturday 11 September: 10:00 – 16:00
Sunday 12 September: 12 noon – 16:00

Booking Details

No booking required


We regret that Disabled Access is to the downstairs rooms only. We cannot offer on-site parking facilities at the Museum, but there is on-road parking by the Church (opposite) and room for parking in front of the Church Hall, next to the Church.

COVID-19 Considerations

This event will run in line with local & national government COVID guidelines at the time of the festival.

Additional Information

Max 6 people per tour/session. Approximately 30 – 40 mins We have a Tearoom on site serving hot and cold drinks, a variety of cakes and toasted teacakes and crumpets. We also have a delightful outdoor courtyard with additional seating. Contact for the day: Liz Crowcroft Mobile 07895001650

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Darfield village lies some six miles from Barnsley on the A635 Barnsley to Doncaster trunk road. Brown tourist signs indicate the way to the Museum. The Museum is located at the junction of School Street, Vicar Road and Church Street in the centre of the village.

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