Email received at this web site
During the year
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following emails are from the old web site, some of the links may not be active
11 June 2001
At long last I have been able to get onto your Web page, what a
performance got there in the end.
done June, Glad to have you on board. And thank you for the loan of the
photographs and the cup of tea.
11 June 2001
I run a website at
I will shortly be placing a link on my History page to your page at http://www.syorks.com/baipip/brierleyhall.htm
acknowledging it as a source for an article (well more a
snippets) about Wood Brothers, glass manufacturers. Alphonse Wood is mentioned
on your article about Brierley Hall. Wood Brothers made many eyebaths among
other things and there are many examples of Woods eyebaths featured on the
Woods page under the Collection page on my site. If you have any further
historical information, or know of other sources,
regarding the Wood family, I would be very grateful to receive it.
you for your information Andrew. There are a couple of lads who have recently
joined the Society who are interested in old bottle collections. I will
certainly pass on the details of your excellent web site to them.
11 June 2001
I Have visited the web site. It's tremendous. Well done to all concerned. You
are doing a great job in collecting and researching old photographs and the
oral history/memories section is a superb idea. It was good meeting you on
Sunday - hope the pic turns out. Regarding my books in print, they include
Pits & Pitmen of Barnsley (new, Wharncliffe, £9.99) Darfield &
Wombwell in Old Photographs (forthcoming, Sutton, £9.99 I think) Aspects of
Barnsley vols 4, 5 and 6 (Wharncliffe, £9.99) Garve Tales of South Yorkshire
(with Giles Brearley, Wharncliffe, £9.95) Barnsley 1890s-1900s (Sutton, £9.99)
Royston, Carlton and Monk Bretton in Old Photographs (Sutton, £9.99)
I hope to do a signing in Brierley & Shafton soon
reading most of your books it was a real pleasure to meet you in the flesh
Brian. If you wish to consider signing your books in Brierley then perhaps we
could arrange for an exhibition of photographs of old Brierley at the same
time. I am sure the residents would find your books coupled with an exhibition
very interesting. I am planning an exhibition for September/October time and
the last one I had brought in nearly 300 visitors. Let me know what you think.
you would like to purchase one of Brian's excellent books his E-mail address
11 June 2001
My mam says Mr's Waller's class 1958 /59 includes back row far
right Julie Winham and also front row first left is my mam's younger
sister Norma Bates.
Best regards keep up the good work
for the extra information Dean. I am regrettably neglecting the web site at
the moment because time is not on my side, but as soon as I have sorted out
the launch of the Brierley Historic Photographic Society and I have everything
organised I can then spend (or train someone) more time with the web site. I
will certainly update the photograph when time allows.
keep in touch.
13 June 2001
I am so glad that things have worked out well for the web site. You
have put together an excellent and growing source of information for so many
people. It would be good for the people of the area and those abroad if all of
our local villages could have a site like yours. You have set a high standard
for others to follow.
Dave McKenzie (Willowgarth)
was touch and go Dave but I thankfully managed to salvage the web site. I
would also like to thank you for your kind comments. I will be popping down
to the school to see you shortly as I have a few photographs of Grimethorpe
for you to start your photograph page with. Time just does not seem to be on
my side at the moment, but as soon as I get the chance I will pop down and
have a chat with you.
22 June 2001
1. The first and most
important point I want to make is - Accuracy - accuracy is of prime
importance - in future years when these archives are researched, it will be
your work that will provide great satisfaction to someone looking for their
distant relatives. All researchers will go to the original document- you
cannot get any more authentic than that - it will be your work that they will
2. Your Village archives are
also helping the Major District Family History Society of Pontefract; this
Society is run by the same type of very keen amateur enthusiasts that are
working in your village. This excellent Society will also provide an
additional source of information and a good point of contact for anyone
wishing to trace their ancestors in and around the Village.
3. The main object of the
exercise is to record all of the Monumental Inscriptions in the Church Yard
and areas completely around it . I have completed sections 1 and 2 of 4 sections. Section 2
needs only the floor plan doing, before starting on sections 3 and 4.
4.I shall give you a copy of
Section 2 this coming week, when I visit the Village; I have decided to do it
that way instead of e mailing you the whole lot.
5. You will see the general
pattern of the work that is required to be recorded from the headstones from
my notes on section 2. You will also be able to see the ground plan pattern
that will emerge when you read off the names that I have recorded from my last
6. Section 1, is the Church
side of the Graveyard and at the Hall end, section 2 is next to it and then
stretching all the way over to the area near the new houses next to the new
primary school end.
I do hope all is clear on
that. I shall of course be pleased to give anyone a hand before they start or
during my weekly visits.
Please come back to me if
there is anything that I have missed off or you can think that would make the
task easier or bring the Project to a speedier conclusion than me slowly
Keep up the
excellent work my friend; you'll get your additional rewards in heaven.
is referring to the group of volunteers who are working at recording the
headstones in Brierley cemetery. If you live local and would like to help in
this worthwhile pastime, please e-mail me.
24 June 2001
We have been watching your web site and are pleased to note that
you intend to keep up your good work.
The Dymond and Tomasson pages on my web site are almost ready for
publication now. I intend distributing printed copies to Local History
Archives. Apart from the introduction to the Dymonds at Burntwood, the
rest is raw research. The project has taken more than six months for only
2500 words. That is the pace I prefer to work at, it prevents errors from
creeping in. I completed what could be the final revision this evening.
You will see that the story covers South Yorkshire, Derbyshire,
Nottinghamshire, Ireland, Germany, Italy, South Africa, Austria, and
Thank you for your information Richard. I look forward
to reading the pages when they are published. I hope The Baipip archives are
included when you distribute your copies. Keep up the good work.
27 June 2001
, I found your
site and a picture of my Grandma. Please feel free to add your site to my links directory.
, Andrew Spaxman
Andrew. I am glad the website as proved useful to you. I remember your Grandma
with great affection as one of my dinner ladies when I was a pupil at Brierley
Church of England School in the early 1960s. Please keep in touch with the
16 July 2001
One of my patient's uncles has given me some newspaper clippings of Brierley
school photos that they printed. The photos date back to about 1926 and a lot
of the children are named in it. Would this be useful to you? Please get in
touch and I will let you borrow them.
Hope you are well, I have not seen you for a while - have you flitted?
Alexia my dear old back mender
think I may have the clippings that you mention Alexia but I will be
contacting you anyway just to make sure. No I haven't flitted but I have had a
few things I have had to sort out which hopefully will be ok shortly. See you
17 July 2001
have been interested in the place name Brierley for many years and Mr
Alex Vodden sent me some wonderful material in 95. Thought you might be
W David Brierley
was pleasing to receive your e-mail David. I know Alex very well and he has
recently assisted me in forming the Brierley Historic Photographic Society.
Alex is an asset to Brierley and one of the hardest genuine workers for
Brierley that I have had the pleasure of meeting.
17 July 2001
, On my last day of research
before the op next week I note the following: -
I didn't see any parish
records for Bolton on Dearne in the Barnsley Archives, although if your family
is resident there in earlier times, there is on film Bishops Transcripts for
Bolton on Dearne 1598-1853.
In the Police
office on Barnsley Road Sgt Christopher Taylor aged 31 and family are
In the Three
Horse Shoes is William Swift aged 39 Innkeeper from Gt Houghton
At the Post
Office is Samuel Dearden aged 44
Shop is next to Chapel Yard. Does this ring any bells?
Cheers for now
for that Trev. Hope the op goes well.
24 July 2001
Gary - Boy
Where are you ???? I'd still like to know if the
Epson printer I sent you from Orbital Shipping in Norwich got to you okay.
How's it hanging? ) How are Mary and the family?
(Billy Mielke) Canada
then Billy Boy. I have tried e-mailing you and telephoning you on your mobile
but no luck so far. Yes I received the printer. What a wonderful surprise. As
Billy Boy says WOW!. Try and get back in touch Billy.
21 July 2001
It's Jason here (nurse at Pinderfields), I bought a Brierley history book off
you the other day. You showed me a copy of a booklet about Felkirk
Church. Could you tell me where I can get a copy or could I have a
photocopy of your booklet.
will e-mail you the address of John Steele who wrote the booklet 'Looking at
St Peter's'. If anyone else would like a copy of this book please let me know.
It is all about Felkirk Church and is excellent value at £1
25 July 2001
Thought a would just mention a book of my uncles...postcards and writings have
re appeared from the period of 1910 onwards through the "first world
war" an onwards they are all postcards he sent home to his sisters
and mother etc during this period all are in superb condition thought you may
be interested to have a look as it is a one off a can only loan the book till
this weekend so have been scanning it like mad to get all the information in
my computer am enclosing a sample but do not resend it too any one as a need
the necessary permission.....
Church Street Brierley
I managed to
escape the clutches of Northern General Hospital last Thursday evening after
persuading the Consultant Cardiologist that the nursing staff and other
patients would be safer if I was on the move. He immediately pulled out the
pacer wires and within four hours I was on my way home. I'd spent the last few
days being paced, drained, dripped, drugged and generally confined to my bed,
which didn't suit my metabolism. Getting out and back on my own feet has made
all the difference.
fitted with a twin choke (bi-valve) mitral with 'go faster' stripes!!!.
However, there may be problem since my wife is thinking of mounting me on the
front mantel next to the other antique clocks. It would seem that I tick
rather loudly although as yet I have heard no bell sounds on the hour.
We have had a
family gathering today where the children have been able to listen to the
noises and be able to join up the scars on my chest. Good fun was had by all!!
I'm popping to
the local hospital for my blood levels checking tomorrow and since I now have
a very healthy appetite I'd best start some exercises and time walking. I have
only three more days respite from the kitchen sink.... doesn't time fly.
Cheers to all