Barnsley Boundary Relay Race 2022

This year’s event took place on Saturday 11th June and was contested by some 33 local athletics teams. The competition was particularly intense, one category being won by 13 seconds! Once again Rockley members acted as marshals in fine but blustery conditions. The awards were presented at a celebration evening at The Travellers, Oxspring and the race raised the fine total of ¬£1,200 for Rotary Foundation. Rotarian Philip Thompson, who initiated the Boundary Race, was once again present to organise the Rockley volunteers.

Children’s Art Exhibition

The winning entries from last year’s Children’s Art Exhibition are now on a tour of the borough. They will appear in five libraries across Barnsley during the summer to stimulate interest in this year’s coming event.

The competition will be launched at the Metrodome in September and the prizegiving will take place on Friday, 18th November, again at the Metrodome. Entries will be on display until 5.00 pm on Saturday 19th November. For photographs and more information on the event, have a look at our special art exhibition page.

Annual Crocus Planting

Sunday 24th October saw a respectable number of club members in attendance at Cannon Hall to plant crocuses in support of the Beat Polio campaign. The weather was reasonable enough for us plant 2,000 bulbs in good time for next spring.

The muddied crew in the photograph have just completed their task.

Charter Dinner

At last, we’ve celebrated our Charter anniversary with our combined 44th and 45th Charter Dinner. Our celebration took place at Yorkshire Sculpture Park’s new Weston building on October 7th. We were fortunate enough to have Peter Murray, the founder of the sculpture park as our guest speaker and he gave a fascinating account of the inception and development of this fine national resource.

The meeting was attended by four past and present Rockley presidents who had been waiting patiently to honour our anniversary with a non-virtual event. It proved to be well worth the wait.