Welcome to 'Ar Tarn
In 2002 a famous architect (Will Alsop) put forward a serious proposal to remodel the centre of Barnsley on the theme of a walled village in Tuscany, Italy. He wanted to create a modern version of a Tuscan wall by having a circle of modern buildings surrounding Barnsley's Town Hall with an interconnected halo of light beamed hundreds of feet into the air above the circle of buildings. This proposal attracted a lot of debate and attention nationally but the council are undecided.
Hence the logo for BBC features a number of Barnsley's best known buildings placed together – the police station, jail, pawnshop, dole office, pubs etc – all placed together like a Tuscan Hill Town.