Email received at this web site
From July to November 2007
email with a full name and a place of residence (e.g. Brierley,
Australia, Leeds etc) will be acknowledged.
Edited email will be answered on the web site and in some cases may
receive a personal reply
Updated 15 November
I'm looking for some old
photos of Ringstone Hill farm in Brierley do you have any?
I'm involved in the UK's first digital radio repeater system and we are
putting it on the farm in Brierley.
Maybe it could be news for your site??
Thanks Andrew Spaxman Brierley
Sorry Andrew I don't have any photographs but if you would
like to write me a press release I will put the story on the web site with a
link. Also possibly Barnsley Chronicle.
Hi gary hope you are well, thanks for putting
my granddad on the web, he used to take me to the Three
Horse Shoes with him. I don't think I was at school when I
went in the tap room, I remember the big fire burning and
my granddad getting me a bottle of pop and a packet of crisps.
He used to have his dog with him sat at the side of his
chair. not a lot of people knew his real name was Friend,
they just knew him has Losh. Your web site is great. Once you
get on you are still on hours later. Good of you Gary. I
really enjoy looking at the old photos and the rest.
Betty Richardson [Evans] Brierley born and
Thanks for those kind words Betty. The hard work I put into
the web site makes it all worth while when I receive emails like your. How
about writing your memories of living in Brierley for the web site? Also
have you read the
poem from Alex Vodden that mentions your granddad.
Hi Gary thank you for the info on the web site update, not got to see it
yet as I have moved home to live in Lytham so have been up
to my neck in work.
regards Adrian Slater Lytham
That's ok Adrian, they say there is nothing more stressing
Hi my name is Andrew
Beverley I live in Australia. My father Leslie Beverley Grew up in Yorkshire
And moved to Australia after word war 2. He passed away about 10 years ago.
I was wondering if you knew of a way I could trace my family history
Regards Andrew Beverley
I have forwarded your email to Richard Watson
who I am sure you will hear from soon.
Updated 7 November
The kid with the
photograph Social 115 is Terry Mullen's son the teacher from
Willowgarth, I believe they used to live in Brierley.
Also the girl having the autograph signed on
photograph Social 65
Rowley, Betty’s daughter, the girl right behind her is Susan Steele,
Paul Vodden Brierley
Thanks Paul, the photographs have been updated.
Perhaps, I should not write this letter for fear of ridicule. But, maybe
this is a chance to contact (DK) Diane Wilkinson. DK was a young lady I met
during the year of 1977 while serving a military tour there in England (RAF
Alconbury). DK lived in Leicester, England when I knew her. She still lived
in Leicester when I return in 1985 on a special operation (RAF Lakenheath).
During the year 1985 DK invited me to dinner. I failed to show for our
dinner engagement because of my involvement in a car crash. I have since
recovered medically. And, somehow wish to convey my apology to DK for
standing her up. I know with so many years, DK has moved on with her life.
As to me, I pray to rid myself of this burden. I know this is not your usual
type of letter, or maybe nothing more happens than someone reading this
note, even that much is greatly appreciated.
Thanks, Fred USA
Sorry Fred but the DK you mention is not
the same person as mentioned on this web site - however I will leave your
email on line and good luck, you never know.
I am trying to
find photos of the 12th koyli I imagined they must have marched through
Pontefract when they were on there way to the western front . I am looking
for my great granddad. sergeant 12/350 John Eccles ton . He was severely
wounded on the 1st July 1916 at the Somme . I have been told that it was
common for local soldiers at that time to be mentioned in the local paper
if anything happened to them please can you help
grandfather local and where are you from? If you give me more details I
could search the local newspapers next time I attend the local archives
which unfortunately is only about twice a year due to work and other
As far as I know
he was from Pontefract he was a miner when he joined up Sept 10 1914 after
the war St Dunstans looked after him and he moved to Leigh Lancs. That's as
much as I know about him he died years before I was born.
L McGuiness Leigh
I am sorry but I don't search the Pontefract area -
I will leave your email on line for if anyone can help you further.
My eldest daughter is at Brierley school and
they are doing a project on the old school (which they do every year). Her
teacher has asked me to go in and talk to them about what school was like
when I was there, because I started at the old school then moved to the new.
I can remember all of my old teachers bar one.
Mrs Whitelam in class 1
Mrs Horton in class 2
Mrs Thorpe in class 3
Mrs Fox class 4
but I cannot remember my teacher from class 5, she was a lovely lady and I
can't believe I can't remember her name. Unfortunately I don't think she
lived much longer after I went to Milefield, although I hope I am wrong, and
I think she had an illness, I'm sure there wasn't much time between herself
passing and the lovely Mrs Fox. Mr Hambleton was Headmaster. I have searched
your website but without joy, any help would be appreciated.
I attended the school from 1980 ( I think), well I was definitely in class 1
when we moved to the new school.
Like I say, any help would be appreciated
Regards Lee Wray Brierley
You will not find enough information on the web site as it
would probably take me a lifetime to put the info I have on Brierley on
here. I have information on St Paul's school that will be going on the web
site within the next 18 months. Please find enclosed a few details that I
hope may help your daughter and her class mates. I would appreciate you
telling them where you got the info for the sake of the web site and
Brierley and its people in photographs whose name I am trying to make
known. I have been working on archiving the full school registers for the
last five years and I would suggest it will take me in between other
things a further five years.
I left St Paul's in 1968 so I
was well before your time but my son attended in the 1990s and the only
teacher we can think of who died was Mrs Stanyon who had the big C. This
would have been in the 90s. If this is who you are thinking of let me
know, if not I will make enquires with Mrs Whitelam who I am in touch
with on a regular basis. Has your daughter read my
memories of St Paul's
on the web site. If she or the class has any questions I will be only
too pleased to help
The name doesn't ring any bells for me. It
would have been around mid 80's.
Got the other info thanks, off to the school Friday afternoon.
No problem Lee. It might help also to give the
teacher the web site address. I used to assist Miss Allen with her classes
on local history especially with the old school. I once took in John Steele
a pupil in the 30s and Mrs Beale a teacher in the 60s along with myself to
talk to them. Good luck on Friday.
I have just got of the phone to Ann Whitelam who by the way
remembers you fondly and says you were a fantastic pupil to teach. She
remembers you dressing up and singing "Pack up your troubles in your old
kit bag" remember?. She passes on her very fondest regards and asks where
are you now and what are you doing?
Anyway she believes the teacher/s in question would have
been Elaine Walker who if you remember was married to Brian Walker of
Milefield school fame. She suffered MS but died of cancer. Ann goes on to
say that she taught class 5 but in her later years only part time because
of her illness. The other possibility being a teacher called Margaret
Platts who died within 1 week of being told she had the Big C. Apparently
both of them taught class 5 during your time at the school. I hope this
was Elaine walker, I'm sure of it. She was a brilliant teacher but I
remember not seeing a lot of her so it makes sense. Nice to know a teacher
remembers you for the good bits. I do actually see Mrs Whitelam every now
and again and I see their Tony in the shoes on occasion. I have printed the
stuff off you sent me as I intend to read it out to the class and leave it
with the teacher, I will also leave her your email in case she wants to get
in touch, I will also say that you are willing to provide as much info to
her as you can - if that is ok.
I hope I am remembered for more than just the pack
up your troubles song, I was Joseph in the nativity play with Joanne Bowen
as Mary and the pharaoh in another, sometimes its quite embarrassing to have
such a good memory (apart from teachers names).
I saw Eddie Hambleton the other day
at the Methodist church he was talking about the boys brigade and as I use
to be an anchor boy so we got chatting, he needed some Health and Safety
advice / work (something I do as well as being a maintenance engineer) and
got chatting to him about old times, told him I would help him out being a
local lad etc. Sometimes it really is nice to talk to people you knew years
I bet Mrs Whitelam would be glad she retired if she knew I had three girls
at Brierley now!!
Many thanks Lee
you contact Edmund Redmile (Australia) and ask if I can have his email
address? I have just read his emails on the site and I can't help him
with his people search but I think he was my father's cousin. My dad was
Alec Redmile, also from Grimethorpe. Sadly, he died in 1984.
(Linda Redmile before I was married) Brierley
just emailed Edmund but it has been returned not delivered. I will put
out an appeal for him to contact me next time I update.
this Gary. I hope the undelivered mail is not a bad sign. I reckon
Uncle Edmund must be about 80 years old!
I thought I would send you a list of the
events taking place through council for the coming few months. Hopefully
you can put it on your website.
Regards Jan Cooper Clerk to the Town council
Town Council host a councillors surgery at Ladywood School at 4pm
Hanley and Cllr Bennett in attendance
16 November 2007
activities at Grimethorpe & Brierley Community & Fitness Centre, for
Children In Need Day including a triathlon in the gym.
Brierley Town Council Meeting, Welfare Hall, Red City Park, Grimethorpe
Brierley Christmas Torchlight Carnival
Town Council host a councillors surgery at Brierley Hall at 5pm
Vodden and Cllr Nixon in attendance
Town Council host a children’s pantomime “ Cinderella” at Grimethorpe &
Brierley Community Fitness Centre 4pm
Brierley Town Council Meeting, Methodist Chapel, Church Road, Brierley
& 23 December 2007
Brierley Town Council help Father Christmas tour the streets of Brierley &
Grimethorpe delivery sweets to children
Thanks Jan. I have set you up a page with all the
up to Christmas.
Arrived home safely. Flight was 1/2 hr late
but that's typical. Hope you are up & at it again after your setback
earlier in the week. We're back at work Monday, BLAH !!!! Will get the"
Where are you" item written and sent on to you ASAP. Too bad things didn't
get sorted out whilst we were over. Maybe next time.
Ken Waters. Oshawa, Ontario
Nice to know you arrived home safe Ken. I have received your
contribution to the Where R U Now page and will update it onto the web site
as soon as we have
To help you keep this
excellent web site running please put me down for 4 weeks sponsorship.
Consider it done Brian and thank you
very much indeed.
One photo as promised to
add to your archives
Paul Vodden Brierley
Al Sheard (The Miner) Grimethorpe
Just to let you know i am back on line with new e mail address. I have
been looking at your site and what an enormous amount of work you must put
in, I am impressed, surely a labour of love.
Thanks for those kind words Al. When are you sending me some
more poems for the web site?
Thanks for your reply, I now know my new e mail address is working
and that I am not too thick to send e mails, I am 60 now as you said, I am
sorry that the card from you and our Mary went adrift with the £1000
cheque, but never mind I am sure that you will sort it when I am 120 years
Seriously Gaz thanks, I have a few new poems not yet printed, I will print
them tonight and bring them up to you as soon as possible.
I think I am spoilt for choice with your poems Al. I
will have to update them next time when I have had chance to sort through
them. However, I have put the details of how to
buy your latest books
on line under Your Contribution.
just wondered why it is there is no mention of
lilac garage on Brierley. I have used there services recently and have to
say the guy in the garage is fantastic, the prices are great and service
with a cheeky smile!!
Surely we should be boasting how good our
local services are?
Hazel Lockwood Brierley
Anyone from the village is welcome to send in
their details for insertion on the web site. Because the service is
totally free and voluntary, I feel it only fair that I shouldn't pester
people to put their details on the site. If you wish to have a word with
Lilac garage to send in their details I will be only to willing to put
them on line.
putting the photo
online for me but you need to make an amendment. It's not me
it's my brother John Hirst, when I see him I will ask him if he knows who
the others are.
Steve Hirst Brierley
Thanks for the info Steve, I have updated the
What a great web site. My name is Les Douthwaite and I now live in the
Channel Islands on Jersey. I went to Milefield Middle School in 1968 when it
first opened. I knew it was a very special school, the first of a kind, and
I thought I remembered it vividly. Over the last fifteen years I have become
very interested in education and this led me to wonder about Milefield
because I loved being there. I remember the teachers very well
especially Mr Walker the art teacher. I think now we were all very lucky to
have had such an experience of school.
My question is do you have any more pictures? I would love to see the
teachers. I would like to see the picture you have but not highlighted of
the trip to Newlands
as I was on that trip. I also have a name of a face on
one of your Willowgarth photographs. I will look at the site again when I
have more time.
Thanks Les Douthwaite Channel Islands Jersey
Thanks for your very kind email. I too went to Milefield on
its opening in 1968 . I went straight into year 4 Miss Smith's class (a
teacher I will never forget for the encouragement she gave me during the
time in her class). The school was like a holiday camp compared to my
time at St Paul's in
(you can read about my memories their on the web site).
Unfortunately I don't have many photographs of Milefield which is a shame.
As you probably know the school was burnt down and a new one has been built
in its place. I will place the picture of Newlands on the web site next time
you were there too and knew just what is was like, what it smelt like and
sounded like. And how open and light and sunny it was. I probably went
into the second year. Mr Lingard was my form teacher. He was also very
special as was Mrs Porter. I think I remember Miss Smith. Did she teach
French? She had long dark hair. I think her husband was also a teacher
there? Do you remember the French lessons in the big hall? It was all very
new in terms of it's approach and design and I am now so keen to find out
what the whole educational philosophy was behind it. It certainly worked
for me at the time. So many of those teachers were inspirational. I guess
they were picked very carefully. Did you play the Clarinet?
I was devastated when I heard the school had been burnt down. When I came
home recently I was sad to see so many of the beautiful old Brierley
buildings gone too. I hope there is a movement to preserve what's left.
My parent still live in Brierley, just below the Three Horse Shoes. When I
go to see them I always take a look at the places which were a part of my
childhood. I left a long time ago so for me there are huge gaps. As I
look through your site many names jump out. I think it is going to keep me
intrigued for quite a while.
I will go and read more now.
No, Miss Smith was very short with short curly ginger hair
(in fact when I think back it may have been Miss Swift and not Smith). She
taught PE amongst other things. I didn't play the clarinet but I believe
Mr Parker one of the teachers did. He is on the photograph of Newlands. I
also believe (I might be wrong) that Mr Lingard taught in the third year.
Don't forget that we spent 2 years in the same year to catch up with the
system. You will have probably spent 2 years and then 1 year in year 4. If
you gave me some names of people in your year I would probably be able to
tell you better. Mr Lingard is also on the Newlands photograph. Another
one I can name is Mr (Bugsy) Moran, remember him?. I am at the moment
waiting for a photograph of Tom Gannon who was the head. If you look at my
memories of St Paul's
there is a photograph of me when I started at Milefield, you
may remember me. I have (somewhere in my archives) a short piece from the
old Brierley vicar the Reverend Thomas Boyard Webster regarding the school
system changeover and how he attempted to make St Paul's the Middle school
for the area. Albeit a short piece you may find it interesting.
Hello there, just looking at the new pics
you have online...social
65 of Brierley Gala... Alison Rowley is next to Paul Reaney
getting autograph, and in centre of pic in long coat is one of the
Steele's...not Janet she was the youngest girl...cant remember her elder
sisters name...but she was in same year at school as Alison Rowley...was
it Susan ???
Lesley Cormack (nee Baker) New Zealand
Thanks for that Lesley. It was nice to hear
from you again. The photograph has been updated.
Updated 5th September
A few more names for the
Methodist Church 95 photograph Sheila Haigh (front – frilly
dress) - Denise Spaxman – in front of Ella Deighton - Margaret Draper –
behind Roy Sykes - Margaret Dean – on the left of the photo - Others
include: David Baxendale; Gillian Firth; Jean Horsefall; Ann Rowley and
Kind Regards! - Denise
Stones (nee Spaxman) Pogmoor
the photograph has been updated.
Hi Gary its Lynne Hall (Woolridge) I hope the
problem which you got in touch with me regarding my email is now fixed,
thanks for letting me know. I have just gone on to the web site and, yes
please I would like the next booklet Brierley Remembered number 2. I have
book 1. I will try to get hold of Pete. Thanks for your help.
I am glad you have got
it sorted out Lynne. I will save you a copy of Brierley Remembered number 2.
looking through your photo's that are not online and I noticed my name on
one, so I was just wondering if there was any chance of getting this photo
online. The photo is
School 122, thanks.
Hi Steve, the photograph is on line for you. If you
know any more names please don't hesitate to contact me.
Here are some
photos of my christening (sorry for the delay) all I can tell you is
Brierley church 1969 and in the photos are my mam and dad Lil and John, my aunty
Harriot, my aunty Dot with her kids and the vicar at the time? I hope the
are useful for your web-site
I will add the photographs to the Baipip archives as soon as time allows
Updated 17th August 2007
Just looking at the
additional photos that you have added to the site. The
Methodist Church number 50 photo shows the Sunday School. Billy
Burdett is on the far right on the back row, and I am directly next to him.
You already have my sister Jean on the far left at the back, next to her is
our cousin Katherine Bird. Next to Kath is Jean Horsefall. You already have
Mick Vodden, but the next in from him is Roy Sykes. Between Ann Vodden and
Gillian Firth, there is Linda and Denise Spacksman Hope this helps, keep up
the good work on an excellent site
John Draper Wombwell
Thanks for that John. I have updated the photograph
Hi Gary its Lynne Hall (Woolridge) I saw you
not long since at Brierley Church, I have only just got internet, so
finding my way round. Can you tell me where I can get your booklet
Brierley Remembered from please, it really does jog the memories seeing
the old photos. I also see our Pete got in touch with you. I am enjoying
looking through the photos keep up the good work.
Lynne Hall (Woolridge) Shafton
Nice to hear from you Lynne.
My first booklet Brierley Remembered number 1 has sold out as I only
print a limited edition of 100. I have also sold the first 50 of
Brierley Remembered number 2 but intend to print the next 50 in time for
Christmas, if you wish me to save you one let me know they are £3.50
each which covers the printing cost.
I heard from your Pete a
while a go but haven't heard from him since and don't have any contact
details for him, ask him to send me an update for the web site as quite
a few people ask me about him.
Take care Lyn and enjoy the
How can I have a look at the
photos on your web site. I get the list but cannot find how to get the
photos. Did you ever put those wedding photos on. We have broad band
now so I have been playing on the internet. I spent about 2hrs on your site.
June Hockey Brierley
You are probably
looking at Photographs in the
which are just an index to my
collection and only a few are on line (those highlighted). The photographs
that are actually on line are under that heading
Photographs on line. If you would like any photographs from the Baipip
Archives index putting on line just email me your request.
putting my photograph requests on line
Methodist photo 29
is not me or
Denise. the one that you thought was Denise is Janet or June Watson and I
don't know who the other two are. If you would like to put family photo on
line its ok to do so. Does the chapel still have a queen and a gala day ?
it was the GLB that had the queen in my day but I was always the attendant
never the queen. I would like to find a photo of me and Doreen holding the
medal of an Olympic fencer. He came from Grimethorpe you might remember
all the kids were out with flags to welcome him back. It would be around
1964 I think it was Barnsley chronicle that took photo can you help me? I
have been on the Barnsley chronicle web site but I couldn't find anything
about it (.I know I didn't dream it. I am in Grimethorpe on the 5 Aug for
one of our Nev's girls wedding. I hope you and your family are ok
Hi Betty, thanks for your email. I have
rectified the photograph Methodist Church 29. I was given the names by
someone at the Methodist Church exhibition, I was a bit dubious myself about
it being you or Denise. Regarding the Girls Brigade, they have recently
stopped meeting as I don't think there was enough interest. I will check the
chronicle archives next time I am in Barnsley library for the photograph of
the Olympic fencer, although I don't know when this will be as I am quite
busy at the moment.
are more photo's for you. My grandmother Theresa West was not from
Brierley but from Grimethorpe, however my mother and her family were
born in Brierley. Someone may remember their names which are William
Greenwood (father killed Brierley Pit 1941) Annie Jane Greenwood (nee
Ward mother) and children Arthur, Elsie, Dorothy (dot), Marjorie
(Madge), Ellen (my mother). They lived in pit row Brierley,
Arthur and Dot lived locally all their lives
Arthur lived on the main road (Barnsley Rd?) Dot lived in Regina
crescent with her second husband Jack Needham, Her first husband who
passed away was named Kerr they had a son Jimmy who worked For
Baxendales the butchers before joining the army. Annie Ward had a
brother Sidney Ward he lived in the cottages next to the CO-OP and then
in Regina Crescent.
I hope this information is of use to you.
Regards Stuart West Adelaide Australia
you for the photographs Stuart, they are really interesting. I have
already spotted John Steele's wife Joyce on one of them. I will take
them to show John the next time I go to see him to see if he can
identify anyone else.
I just wondered if there is a mother and baby
group in the village???
Kate Brooke Brierley
I am not sure Kate but I will
make some enquires on your behalf.
This is my new E-Mail address, and just to correct your spelling of my
surname it is Jeffrey and Marylin Cook and not Cooke.
My thanks to John Draper who was able to identify me in
the photograph. My sister Marylin was two years younger than
me I guess age was not a factor in those days.
Regards Jeff Cook San
Thanks for the info Jeff, I have corrected
the mistake on the web site and in the archives.
Could you please add my
the local services section of the website. Could you also add my wife's
Mark & Andrea Cutts Brierley
it done Mark
Could you please send me a copy of
Fruntslide's pictures with me in if you still have them? thanks archive
Paul Brown (Browny) Brierley
Hi Paul, I have put
on line for you
Just saw the email
from Jeff Cook. I remember Jeff well as he was in the same class as me
at Brierley for several years.
Looking on the
row of the photo, working from left to right, Jeff is the first boy
(he’s next to Pat Wright.)
John Draper Wombwell
Thanks for the info John
but I am still confused. Are we talking about the chap I might have
wrongly named as Craig Blackshaw.
Yes you have him down as
Craig Blackshaw by mistake. Craig isn’t on the photo although he would
have been in our class. Jeff Cook is between Pat Wright and Jeff
Pickering. Then its Pete Woolridge, Alex Findlay etc
Thanks John, I have now
corrected the photograph
The person standing next
to John Burton on the photo of
Mr Balmforth’s retirement
is Anne Horton.
Thanks for that Anne.
Are you the girl in question?
After speaking to Graham in the taxi, we would like to add our details to
the local services section of the website. How do we go about this?
Mark & Andrea Cutts Brierley
If you send me details
of your business as it would appear in an advert or business card that
will be fine. You may also if you wish send a photograph of a sign written
van if you have one, this looks very professional. If you wish I could
come and take the photograph (no charge, just a cuppa tea).
I have just
been on your web site and found it very interesting. I found a
photograph of myself and my brother Tex but none of the other members of
my family. Have you any photographs of my sisters Doreen and Margaret.
It was nice to see you on Thursday. I sorry I didn't have time to talk
but I was on my way to my uncle Fred's funeral.
(nee Guy) Leeds
was nice to see you I just wished we had the time to chat and catch up
with old times. I was shocked to hear about your uncle Fred, I used to
work with him on the buses. It wasn't until I was bringing your aunty
to the funeral in the taxi that I knew. Regarding the
photographs, if you go onto the website and go onto the search engine
(under search this website) I have a list of the photographs in the
archives but not necessarily on the website. I have been looking out
for you at my last couple of exhibitions. Keep in touch, Gary.
you find any photographs in the Baipip photograph index pages, send me
an email and I will put them on line for you.
Gary for your fast reply . let me know when your next exhibition is
on and where it is than I will go. The web site is addictive,
I was on 3 hours Saturday 2 hours Monday and 2hours tonight .would
you please put these photos on line for me .
for the web site and reminding me of my childhood we had no money
but we had life and lots of love and good hidings
It takes a while to put up 8 photographs on the web site but if
your patient I will try and get them all up next time I
update. Your right about our childhoods on Hillside. I always
remember your mum making us go round to your house at Whitsuntide
to give us 6d for showing off our new clothes. What a wonderful
woman she was. I have very fond memories of her. Surprisingly,
although I still live in Brierley I don't see much of your family
(apart from Nev wobbling up White City now and then) that have
settled in Grimethorpe (although I see Keith a lot, warm bugger
that one but a great lad). Last time I saw Jack he had burnt his
legs, by, were they a mess. I did your Cathy's wedding photographs
(Nev's daughter) but I believe she now lives in Wales so I don't
see her much. I was sad to hear about your Stephen, I will always
remember playing football with him on the old garage site. Your
Texy was my best mate at school and I used to see him quite a lot
up to about 5 years ago but I don't seem to drop on him these
days. I got a surprise visitor the other day, Crock Higgs had
latched onto the web site and came to see me. He hasn't changed a
bit. Another visitor this time from Canada was Ken Waters who
lived up the estate, can you remember him, he was a little older
than us more your Leonard's age. What's happened to your Margaret
and Doreen ? I remember hiding with a mask on behind the old
telephone box on Halloween night and jumping out on your Doreen (I
think I am getting mixed up here with names as I remember now
there was another girl whose name I can't remember), anyway which
ever one it was (long blonde hair in a pony tail) I frightened her
to death and she chased me round Hillside all night. Ar well Betty
I better stop reminiscing as I will be here all night, Hope to
hear from you soon.
photo of Guy family. Bottom row left to right Nev, Leonard, Kevin.
Between Leonard and Kevin's hard you can just see Denise and Margaret
then Doreen holding Jillian's hand, then mam (Eliza) and me Betty. the
man to the side of Jillian with out the hat is dad (Leonard)
It was at Scarborough in
1958/59 it was with Grimethorpe club or Bullet
Nev lives in Grimethorpe
has 8 children, 5 girls 3 boys he's a granddad and great granddad.
Leonard lives in
Grimethorpe he has 3 children he also has Jack living with him, he is
also a granddad.
Kevin lives in South Kirkby
he's got 3 boys and 3 grandchildren he and his wife breeds dogs.
Jillian lives in Clayton
west Huddersfield got 2 children and 2 grandchildren.
Margaret lives in Doncaster
got 2 boys and 5 grandchildren she as retired
Doreen lives in
west Ardsley got 3 children and 2 grandsons Doreen and her daughter
Nicola have a childminding business.
Denise lives in west
Ardsley she got 1 son and 2 grandchildren she also looks after
children for a living
in Bolton Dearne 3 children and 3 grandchildren
Stephen got 2 children but
sadly died in 2005
lives in Leeds and
I have got 1 son and 2 lovely grandsons. For the last 16 years I've
been a breakfast cook at Fox `s biscuits
Betty Barber (nee Guy)
I thought you would like to see this photo
taken at Brierley School in the early around 51-52. It shows the Top Class
and it was taken after winning the Pontefract Musical Festival.
As far as a I can remember the
(Was one of these 3 a Dixon, ?, ?, ?), Terry
Wheater, Alan Vest, ? Austin, ?, Alan Gascoigne, ?, ?, (Was one of these
two a Normanton)
MIDDLE ROW L/R
Barry White, ?, ?, Carol Holder, Dorothy
Moorhouse, Margaret Phillphs, Phyllis Vest, Edwin Hambleton and ?.
Barbara Lawton, ?, Pat & Jill
Cowling, Shirley? Hancock, Sylvia Ward, Marlene Beard, Susan
Robinson and Dorothy Francis
The photo was in a poor condition and I have
repaired it quite a bit. Hope someone may help with the missing names.
Marlene Haynes (nee Beard) Brierley
Marlene, I will add the photograph to the archives shortly.
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