Email received at this web site
During the year
page 2 of 4
following emails are from the old web site, some of the links may not be active
I should proof read before I send mail. I was older than Billy but
younger than Norman but the same age as Paul Halford left
Willowgarth High in May 1968
Say Hi to all for me
Kev Bates. Australia
probably why I can't remember you Kevin, thanks for informing Paul
Halford of the web-site. Keep it rolling.
1 April 2001
Just having a look at your site, it's getting better all the
Horseshoes trip photo that's on your "new" list, the little old lady who is stood
directly behind Charlie Burdett and Tony Evans is Mrs
Whittington, who lived at number 4 Co-op Row many years ago.
I never knew her first name, as she was quite an old lady
when I was at school.
Hope this helps, and keep adding the photos. I think it's great
that a small village like Brierley is enjoying so much
recognition on the web (thanks to your hard work.)
What more can I say John but thanks again
2 April 2001
Kevin Bates put me on to your web site. Your
school photos brought back some memories. I am a few years
older than you, at Brierley school I hung about with your
brother Ken although I think he was more my brother's age. I
was the Halford brother who lived in Shafton Green but now
live "down south" in sunn(?) Hertfordshire. My brother Chris
lived on Common Road but now lives in Greasebrough. Don't
you have a sister (Brenda)? I think we were in the same
class at school.
Bye for now.
P.S. Sorry, the e-mail address is a bit of a
I can remember you now! If I am correct, you were
a member of the video club that I ran on Church Drive
Brierley about 10/11 years ago and yes I do have a sister
called Brenda. She worked in the mills upon leaving school
and then joined the forces with Linda Cooper. She met an
army chap and they have been married now for 25 years. They
are living in Cudworth.
Thanks for your interest shown in the web-site and keep in
5 April 2001
My name is Christopher Halford, and I'm 45
Although I always lived in Grimethorpe, both
myself and my brother Paul attended St Paul's junior school
My memory is terrible for dates and years so I
cannot gave you precisely when I attended, but, I do
remember that I was in the first class that Mrs Horton
taught when she replaced Mrs Bristow and that some of the
names that were constantly in the same class as myself were:
James (Jinx) Nash,
David (Crock) Higgs,
Pamela Watson (I think that's correct, but she was Amanda's
If I remember any more I'll let you know.
My older brother, Paul now lives in Harpenden,
near London, and it was he who discovered your site and
e-mailed it to me.
The photo of
David Keith & his sister
in the schoolyard when they were leaving for Australia is
very familiar because I was on one of the pictures taken. I
cannot tell if it is the one that you were showing as it was
too small to pick people out.
I now run a theatrical agency with my wife in
Greasebrough, Rotherham after spending the past 7 years as a
If I can be of any assistance to your cause,
please e-mail me back.
I had seen you and your Brother Christopher's names
elsewhere on the Internet and I had you both mixed up with
each other. I recall most of the names you mention but I
think you might have a couple mixed up. Jimmy Nash (Last
heard of Jimmy was living in South Kirby about 10 years
ago). Crock Higgs lives in Doncaster and is doing quite well
for himself. He has been a Teddy boy for a number of years
and he has his own mobile Rock 'n' Roll Disco, I have heard
he is in big demand. I was speaking to Amanda Burton's mum
recently and she tells me Amanda is living in Sheffield and
as recently given birth. I remember the
well, and I believe they left the village before
they left Brierley School, but I don't know where too.
Sheila Day is now Sheila Goose and living in Brierley Park.
When you say Caroline Brown I think you may mean Marilynn, I
don't know where she got to. I speak regularly with Ian
Brazier's mum and dad, Ian is married and living in Worksop.
I don't know what happened to Stephen Foster or his brother
Christopher. Paul Beard is still living in Brierley. Ann
Stirland still lives locally. I think you mean Barry Wilmot
who still lives locally. My friend Gary Wilson informs me
that Gary Seston was last heard of working and living in
Singapore. June Watson is now June Asquith and has just left
Brierley to live in Minsthorpe. I was brought up on the same
estate as June (Hillside) and she remains a firm friend of
mine to this day.
I have a
class photograph with most of the people on it that you have named. Although it was
reproduced from a not very good scanned image, I have put it
on the photograph page under class 1963/64 for you to view.
You may be interested to know that both Mrs
Horton (Minsthorpe) and Mrs Thorpe (Brierley) both attended
my last photograph exhibition in December 2000. They are two
ladies who I have a great deal of respect for, as I did with
all of my former teachers from St Paul's School. Sadly Mrs
Fox passed away, and the last news I heard of Mr Balmforth
the Head was that he was very poorly in a nursing home. That
was about three years ago.
Thanks for your interest shown in the site, it is really
rewarding when I receive E-mail from people like yourself
and your brother Paul. Please keep in touch.
7 April 2001
To complete the names in the picture, the gent on back row,
right, smoking the pipe is
(deceased) of Hemsworth. He regularly attended festivals and
flower shows at the Shoes.
In your picture of
Brierley Village FC 1967, the player back row extreme right is Ray Dyson not Keith (his
Thanks for your e-mail and your information on the flower
show photograph. I will update it as soon as possible.
In the near future, I am starting to
collect as much information as possible on the flower shows
(I have quite a few photographs in the Baipip archives) that
were held in the Three Horse Shoes. If you can recollect any
memories and e-mail them to me (or I can pick them up) I
would be extremely grateful. The only other person I know
that can help me at the moment is Tony Evans who I shall be
contacting shortly. I am also in the process of writing
memories of Brierley from 1901 to the present day. These
will be available in book form as and when I write them (any
profits towards the collecting of artefacts and reproducing
of photographs for the Baipip archives). The first one is
just about complete and will be available from the post
office shortly. I have found that the best source of
information is from the people that have actually lived
through the experience rather than newspaper cuttings etc.,
so I would appreciate any help you could offer. If you have
read my memories page on the web-site you will see that
John Steel writes his memories
on a regular basis for me. I believe that the
more information we can add to the Baipip archives will make
for better understanding for the future generations to enjoy
and learn about how we lived.
11 April 2001
It's been a while since we talked.
Has your Society got off the ground yet?
Have you managed to enlist any real help with
your Main Project- have you managed to sweet talk anyone
into sparing a couple of hours per week to gather details in
the Churchyard yet?
On my weekly visit this week, I took more
details for my paintings, and I noticed with very great
interest that, the Main Gate fence area is now down leading
into the old Pit yard in the Village.
I can confirm from memory that my assumptions
during my visit to your house, on the old Pit Yard position
of the Shafts and winding gear is correct. During one of the
many visits to this area either on the way to or from
school, it's not something that I could forget. I walked
down from the gate area today and passed both Winding sheds
on my right - it was just like "yesterday".
Keep up the good work
Thanks for your E-mail and keeping in touch.
The History Society looked like being a long drawn out
process, but this week I received news and an offer of
premises in Brierley Hall. So far so good.
I am still waiting to hear from the funding people, but
expect the news in about 2 - 3 weeks time. I am fairly
confident of obtaining the funding. Once these
items have been finalised and I have set the
office/volunteer room up (I would expect about 6 - 8 weeks),
then I will gather all the volunteers together and highlight
the ideas I have. One of them of course is your churchyard
project, but I will have to sit with you when the office is
open and discuss your exact requirements. It may be a good
idea actually to arrange for you to visit the churchyard
with the volunteer/s yourself. Please be patient with me
Another good thing for the History Society is that people
like yourself visiting the village can pop in for a chat and
a cuppa and see how things are progressing, and also for you
to meet with your volunteers and see how the work is going
on. I am getting really excited about it all.
I am at the moment trying to do so many things on my own
that time is just not on my side. It will be such a relief
when the society is up and running.
I am also at the moment just about completing my book
Brierley remembered No 1 from 1901 to the present day. I
have put a small piece in there about the Spiritualist
church and informed the readers that with your help and your
guardian mothers diary, I hope to have the complete history
on the church written for my next book which will be out
next year. As I am having to print the books
myself due to the high cost of professional printing, the
books will be a limited edition of 100 and priced at £3.50.
So if you would like me to reserve you a copy please let me
know as the one I printed last year on similar lines for my
exhibition sold out within 2 weeks, and people are still
asking for copies which I can no longer print.
I wondered if you could spare the time on your next visit to
show me round the old pit yard and I can take photographs
before the buildings are demolished within the next few
12 April 2001
I had my Mum round last night and she verified that the girl
on the extreme right, middle row of the class of 1963/64 is
my younger sister Carol Bates who is a little older than my
Aunt Cindy but younger than Billy.
Kevin Bates Australia
Thank you for that information Kevin. I will certainly add
your information to the photograph page. Nice to see you are
keeping in touch
13 April 2001
My Uncle whose mother was a Marsden from Bolton-on-Dearne is a
descendant from the Marsden's of Burntwood Hall. He told me
that the Marsden's owned the Hall from 1707 till sometime in
the 19th century. I would be very grateful on any
information you could give me.
information regarding the Marsden's that I have in my
possession is on its way to you by separate E-mail, It is
too lengthy to place on this page. For the benefit of the
readers, a few details on the Marsdens of Burntwood are as
Marsden purchased Burntwood Hall around 1700, although at
that time it was just a farmhouse with a few outbuildings.
He was an attorney serving the noblemen and the gentry of
his time. He was reported to be worth around £30,000 on his
death in 1718, a huge amount of money in those days by
anyone's standards. Before buying Burntwood Hall he also
occupied Brierley Manor, although further research would
have to follow to see if he was a tenant or the owner. He
also purchased the Manor of Bolton-on -Dearne and an estate
in Craven and indeed many other estates. Burntwood Hall
remained in the Marsden family for nearly 150 years until it
was sold to Mr. S. H. Taylor who built most of the present
The hall is
a mixture of classical and Gothic revival architecture and
on the south side there is a porch supported by Doric
columns. It has the only 'secret' tunnel in the area that
can be authenticated, running for thirty yards under the
road to the kitchen gardens. West Haigh Wood and Howell Wood
were landscaped as the grounds of the hall, as was the open
space of the old Burntwood. Artificial lakes were set in
Howell Wood and West Haigh Wood, the one in Howell Wood
being the only one surviving today. The Hall had its own Gas
works to provide heat and light, and an icehouse to keep
food fresh in summer. Richard Watson
13 April 2001
I have received your e-mail regarding the information on the
Good god that's something. I had no idea that the Marsden's were
as well to do as they were. I have been looking on the
Internet for more information. I will forward all I get to
your good self.
Best wishes Ben Fletcher
Glad to be
of assistance Ben
16 April 2001
Even though I am relatively new to Brierley (I have lived
here for 10 years), I find the website very interesting and
praise the effort that has gone into it. I don't think other
local villages are as fortunate as we are. My husband is
from the Havercroft/ South Hiendley area and as yet, we have
not found a web site that covers either local history or
up-to-date news, so I suppose Brierley is quite lucky! Keep
up the excellent work - you never know in about 100 years
from now, people may be fascinated by looking at photos of
us or learning about how we lived.
I would be grateful if you could reserve a copy of your new
book for me as I missed out on the first one.
Church Drive, Brierley.
for those kind words Alexia, It is really appreciated when I
receive e-mails like yours, it gives me the strength to keep
the web-site going as it is hard work and time consuming,
but hopefully when I get the Historic photographic society
up and running I will be able to recruit volunteers to
assist me with it. A copy of the book has been reserved for
you. It should be ready in about 2 weeks time.
18 April 2001
How are you doing? I tried to ring Hilda the other day, but
I surmise everyone has been busy for the Easter Weekend. The
site below is one I mentioned to Hilda on the phone, it's
for my great granddad (Hilda's Granddad). We look forward to
meeting you all, we'll be flying into Manchester May 4th, so
we'll tee up a time as soon as we arrive. Let Hilda know
I'll try to call again soon.
Bill Mielke Canada
your e-mail Bill, I am very much looking forward to meeting
you if you visit Hilda on your visit to England. Would you
be bringing your mom with you? I very much hope so. Thanks
for keeping in touch with the web-site.
18 April 2001
I wrote to your web site back in January
and you wanted to know were my auntie lives she lives at 22 Park Ave and she
is called Agnes steel. I enclose
of her sitting outside her house with my late Grandma (Francis Clough) my
late mother (Miriam Gardner) and my brother Michael who lives in Australia.
My mother met my father during the war and moved up to Newcastle after it
ended. My mother's family used to live in Cudworth before they moved to
I would be grateful if you could
reserve a copy of your new book for me.
Thank you Peter Gardner
Peter, I thought you had lost interest in us all. Thank you for your
information on your family. I have added the picture to the photograph page.
What date would it have been taken, I would guess in the seventies, am I
A book as been reserved for you but
I am not quite sure how much the p + p will be. I will be in touch at a
later date. I print the books myself and I had 25 ordered on the first day
so please be patient.
Please keep in touch with the
If any one else as a photograph
they wish me to put on the web-site then e-mail me the pic with details.
If anyone else would like a copy
of my latest book reserving, please e-mail me with your address (sorry UK
only). Or if you live locally you can leave your name with Debbie at the
Post office. The book is called Brierley Remembered No 1. The book is A5 and
36 pages, similar to the one I wrote for last year's exhibition. But please
note that some of the contents are available on the web-site now. It
contains memories, photographs, stories, newspaper cuttings and snippets
from 1901 - 2001 and will be a limited edition of 100. The book will be
printed to order and numbered individually. It will be the first of a
possible series of two or no more than three books. It will be on a first
come first served basis and is priced at £3.50 + p.p.
20 April 2001
It's Bill (Hilda's cousin in Canada), firstly, I had to send you a funny
I was going through the links in your site and I went to the councillor's site
- it plays a beautiful tune called "Speak Softly Love", it's also from the
"Godfather" movie..... I was just wondering if this is making a statement on
the condition of local politics.... lol (please take this is total jest)
There's the rub...
How are you for the evening of May 4th for a pub dinner somewhere nearby----
not to Canada - Brierley of course - and what on earth is a Barnsley Chop?
You’re the first one to point that out Billy, I will have to inform
Councillor Vodden when I see him, I am sure he will see the funny side of
it. I am very much looking forward to meeting you on Friday evening of the 4
May. You will be able to order a Barnsley Chop, and who knows you may take
the idea back to Canada and they might put it on the menu over there.
If anyone as been following this
story and you live local, you can meet myself and Billy in the Three Horse
Shoes on the night of the 4 May. It would be nice to see a few of you there
to give Billy and his family a good old Brierley welcome.
26 April 2001
My name is Mariella Alexander. I
live in North Carolina. I am hoping you might be of some help. After
speaking with my tight-lipped British mum, I finally got some more facts
about her life in England. I have been desperate to find any family ties
despite my mother's wishes. I found out today that at one point in her life
her family lived in Brierley Hill. She has only lived in the Midlands -
Brierley Hill, Dudley, and Stourbridge area.
These are the facts I know:
Her maiden name was Mary
Her mother and father were Olive
and Edward Wood
She has a brother named John
Wood. A sister named Margaret.
At one time her father owned a
My great grandfather (not sure
of his name) lived on a farm.
I am conducting research on the
web - but it doesn't hurt to try asking for help.
Thank you and hope to hear from
Thank you for your
e-mail. I am very sorry to have to disappoint you but Brierley Hill is a
different area in England to where we are. I work on my website in Brierley
Yorkshire, where as Brierley Hill is a different part of the country
altogether. I am really so sorry that I can't help you, as I understand your
situation and I feel lost as what to do for you. However if you feel you
think I may be able to assist in any other way, please e-mail me back and I
will do my best for you.
I have placed your letter on
the web-site just in case someone from Brierley Hill drops in by mistake.
Has anyone else got any suggestions that may
30 April 2001
- no problem. I do not think there is anything that you would be
able to do for me at this point.
I appreciate the reply, Mariella
26 April 2001
My name is Christine Johnson
(Beard). I lived at 51, Park View, Brierley and attended St. Paul's CE
School from 1949 to 1954/55. In 1969 I moved with my husband John who taught
at Felkirk and Cudworth Secondary Schools to Perth Western Australia.
My sister Marlene Haynes
(husband Terry features in your photographs) lives in Brierley, and recently
sent me what she thought might be interesting web site addresses. Imagine my
amazement when checking out the photos I came across the photo of
Class 2 Mrs. Horton.
Early 1950s I am the tiny thing sitting front row right! I think you will
find that the girl in front of Mr. Balmforth is Sylvia Law and not Rosy
Pickering who was about two years older.
My best recollection of my
classmates is as follows: -
Horsefall, Katherine Harris (married Roy Jagger), Pat Jackson, Pat
Audin (my best friend), Margaret Bates, Jose Crick, Pauline Scott,
Doreen Smith, Jean Armstrong and myself.
Harding, ? Neil White, Barbara ?, Peter Kay (Taught at Cudworth
Sec), ? , ? , Michael Haigh, Carol Hince, Tony Hince and Sylvia Law
, ? , John ? , Raymond Dye, Wilfred Oliver, ? , Malcolm Crick
(Jose’s brother), Terence ? ,Gordon Steel, ? , ? , Anthony Spaxman
and Peter Dawson
We are new
comers to cyber space so please let me know if you receive this.
Christine Johnson (Beard) Perth Western Australia
I was really grateful for
your information Christine because I had actually approached Rosy
Conroy (nee Pickering) regarding the photograph and she also claimed
that it was not her in front of Mr Balmforth. It is nice that you
have managed to name some of the other people on the photograph, I
will update the information as soon as I get the chance. I actually
spoke to Terry on the morning that I received your e-mail as I had
just photographed the St John's Ambulance competition at Grimethorpe
for the Barnsley Chronicle the Saturday before. I think that Terry
and Ian Walker do an extremely first class job for the kids in the
area. I only hope that sometime in the future they will bring their
talents to the kids of Brierley as well as Grimethorpe.
Once again thank you for
your interest in the web-site and I do hope you keep in touch
28 April 2001
Dear Gary -
how's your neck? I introduced one of my patients who I see at the
Wakefield practice to the web site because her uncle used to live a
couple of doors from the shops (I think the old house where he lived
is no longer there). The old man is now suffering from ill health
but loved some of the photos and stories that his niece printed off
for him to look at - it's amazing how it jogs their memories. If you
have any books left; can I order one for her uncles please (that's 3
At this rate - I should be on a commission!
Hope to hear from you soon. Alexia Cooke
My neck is doing fine
(Since I received Alexia's e-mail I have visited her in her role as
an Osteopath and I would recommend her to anyone with back or neck
It is nice
to hear that I have made an elderly ex pat of Brierley happy. You
will have to tell your client to e-mail with their father's name and
where he lived and see if I can dig up any more photographs for them
from the archives.
4 May 2001
It was great to hear that my sister Christine Johnson (Perth W.A.)
has been in touch with you,
She was very excited about her
on your Web site. She had lost her original copy years ago and it
was good that she had managed to help identify a few of the missing
She as asked me to find out if you
have still got the original photo, she would love to have a copy. Of
course Terry and I would pay for it and see to posting it off to her
I'm sorry that I have been unable
to find my class photo from Brierley School, (I am still searching).
I wondered if you had asked
Dorothy Francis, as I'm sure she has the same photo.
Also thank you for your kind words
about Terry and Ian' work for the St. Johns, (re: in your answer to
Christine). If you can let me know about Christine's Photo I would
be very grateful.
Hi Marlene, I am always
pleased to hear from any of the readers of the web-site especially
ex pats of Brierley like your sister. It is also very pleasing when
they get involved with the site by naming other people in the
photographs. I have the negative of the original photograph as I do
with all the photographs on the web-site. I am a little bit busy at
the moment and I don't get into my darkroom as often as I would
like, but when I do I will reprint one of the class photographs for
you. If anyone else as tried to download and print a copy without
success (which I don't mind as the photographs are for everyone's
enjoyment), then I can provide any photograph you like in the good
old-fashioned way. They are 10 x 8 black and white and 8 x 6 colour.
They are priced at £5 each (plus p+p). Any profit from the sale of
these is always used towards collecting and reproducing more
photographs for the Baipip archives. E-mail with any orders you may
I hope you had great success with
your new book. I am planning on visiting Yorkshire in the Summer
The book has already sold 60 copies
Ben. I look forward to meeting you in the summer by which time I
hope to have the Brierley Historic Society up and running and
perhaps I can arrange for you a tour of your ancestral home. I
haven't forgotten about the book you are wanting. I am just
wondering if I ought to leave it now while you come over?
11 May 2001
I have finally had a chance to
locate some of the places mentioned months ago by Trevor Limbert.
Its not a full list but hopefully
Grove farm was owned by the Vamplew family and at one point Mrs
Ida Scott's grandparents lived there. The farm was situated
about half way down the new by-pass on the left (Hemsworth side).
Hall is now a dog kennels and is on the right hand side of the
road as you leave Brierley, heading towards Hemsworth. (Just
before the Bare Well Hill roundabout on the new by-pass)
Ringstone Hill is the point of Brierley Common opposite the
Robin Hood pub where Brierley Manor house stands.
Brierley Manor is owned by the Roberts family and is a working
This area is actually in Grimethorpe
and stands adjacent to the new link road between Grimethorpe and
Ferrymoor farm was situated in Grimethorpe on Ferrymoor Common,
which is the area around where the new SASH factory is.
House was situated in Shafton at the bottom of Dog Hill on the
left side of the road. The Cooper family who had connections
with Felkirk Church owned the house. (Jonathan Carnley Cooper
was I think the warden or sexton of the church). My wife was
actually born at Ivy House!!!
Livett my wife's cousin has built a bungalow on the site of the old
house where he was also born!!!
farm was owned by the Dymond family and stands on Common Road
opposite the children's playground and football field. The row
of stone cottages on Common Road was built for the workers of Elms
The Dymond family also owned
Burntwood Hall on Brierley Common.
Peters School House
The building, which stands on the left
side of South Hiendley Common as you enter the village on Frickley
Bridge Lane from Brierley, was a school house which my wife's mother
and auntie attended and I think it was called St Peters School.
There was also a one-room building
standing in the yard of Felkirk Church, which was used as a school,
but I don't know if this was also part of St Peters School.
Hope this is of assistance
Thank you for your information Gary. I will pass it on to Trevor
11 May 2001
Following last weekend I must express our sincere thanks for all
your efforts and time spent organising the visit for Bill and Elly
Mielke to meet the mayor at Barnsley.
My mum along with her cousins had
a memorable day and was really gob smacked (as was Bill) when they
went to the Town Hall.
Bill was overwhelmed with the
friendly open welcome he and Elly received from the people of
Bill had spent ten years looking
for any surviving relatives in England and he was amazed to say the
least when your web site led him to find my mother!!
again Gary (especially from my mother)
Thank you Gary for your appreciation. I can assure you that I
enjoyed every minute of meeting Billy, Ellie and your family. Please
pass on my kindest regards to your mother and father and also my
thanks for the meal they treated us to at the Three Horse Shoes. All
the hard work I put in on the website makes it worth the while when
it can achieve what it did for your family.
I have been doing some research
into the formation of Barnsley Rugby Club. It is our centenary
next year. In an old journal, which was written for a
collection for the departing President, I have found a reference to
Alphonse Wood (who incidentally donated 10/-). On searching
the web I came across your article on Brierley Hall and a mention of
him. As the Wood Brothers were active in the club I can only
assume that he is one of them (Frank Wood is also mentioned).
The mystery is that you say he died in 1909 yet the journal I have
is dated 1926. Perhaps the Alphonse you have is his father?
Food for thought.
Thank you for your E-mail. The Alphonse Wood in your old book would
have probably been the one who purchased Brierley Hall. As I was not
researching Alphonse Wood in particular I haven't really got any
details other than an Alphonse Wood is mentioned in the deeds (he
bought the Hall from Ms Hoyland in 1912), which are kept at 18
Regent Street Barnsley. Another Alphonse Wood is listed elsewhere as
dying in 1909. All I am suggesting is that they are probably from
the same family.
Thank you for your interest shown in the web site.
10 June 2001
This message is from Carrol Bates
the girl in the photo that Kevin Bates identified
as his sister. Second row up on
the right, the first geekie looking one. If you are interested
in up dating, my name is spelt Carrol not Carol and now I am living
in South Australia, I have two adult boys, a husband and son who are
deceased. At present I work at a charity organization for the
disadvantaged and needed, I'm waiting for a position at a local
funeral parlour as a parlour assistant. I don't know whether you
will up date this on the photo, but that is the latest.
Thank you for the update on the photograph Carrol. I will certainly
update it when I find the time. At the moment I am working on
starting up the new Brierley Historic Photographic Society group and
I am not finding much time to update the photograph page, but it
will be done shortly. Please be patient.
The pictures section for a start is
great being an old Brierley lad recently moved to Athersly, it
brought a tear to my eye. Two lads I have known since I was four are
on the site. They have been in the Boys Brigade since they were six.
The twins Andrew and EDWARD not Edwin Hambleton. Please make the
amends necessary, as I don't think they have seen it yet nor have I
seen my old mates for about 5 years now.
Born and will die, Brierley lad.
Thanks for your
information Alex. It is certainly nice to know that some of the
younger generation take an interest in the web site. Also thank you
for pointing out the mistake I made about Edward Hambleton, I will
certainly change the information when I find the time. I see Andrew
and EDWARD on a regular basis and I will mention you to them next
time I see them. Please keep in touch with the site.
PS. Have you any
photograph requests I can put on the site for you?