The life, times and achievements of one of Barnsley’s most famous sons, Harold Dennis ‘Dickie’ Bird, are to be celebrated at a special exhibition at Experience Barnsley.
From the son of a Barnsley miner to the world’s most famous cricket umpire, Dickie has had an extraordinary life, from playing cricket for Yorkshire and Leicestershire to umpiring 66 Test matches all over the world.
And the exhibition, ‘My Life in Cricket’, will enable people to discover the many humorous stories and successes of this legendary Yorkshireman.
Visitors will be able to explore tales from the early days in Barnsley and a lifetime of awards, international travel and memorable events. With lots of Dickie’s personal objects on display, and a new film about his life, both cricket novices and enthusiasts will be able to enjoy finding out more about him.
There will be an opportunity to learn the rules of the game and the many hand signals; to look what’s inside Dickie’s umpire’s bag; visit the dressing room to examine the cricket whites; step onto the pitch and learn what it takes to become a world class umpire.
And there is free entry to go with all this!
The exhibition will run from Saturday, 18 February to Sunday, 14 May.