last exhibition of 2000 by Baipip, which was held in Brierley Social
club on 20 December, was once again, an excellent success. It was nice
to meet Cliff Lloyd and also Denise Stones who visited with her sister
Linda (nee Spaxman). A total of 96 people, most of who missed the last
exhibition in the Methodist Church enjoyed an afternoon/evening of
memories and nostalgia. It was especially nice to see Mrs Horton and Mrs
Thorpe who were two of the old school teachers at Brierley C E School
from the 1950s through to the eighties. A selection of the comments was
Horton (Retired teacher Brierley C E school). Very
Good- a lot of hard work must have gone into the display.
Thorpe (Retired teacher Brierley C E school).
A well done project - excellent.
Such a lot of memories. Thank you.
Brings back memories.
A first class display.
show. Could do with them on the Grimethorpe archives.
G Horton. (Retired teacher Willowgarth School).
Excellent presentation of the village.
would like to thank Sylvia Nixon for her excellent work in setting up
the display and also in her role as host. Also Betty Ogley and Pat
Goddard for volunteering to take down all the new information.
Haynes and other members of the Grimethorpe St Johns ambulance Brigade
held a Christmas Party in the Three Horse Shoes recently, for 17 Special
needs residents. Keith Martin kindly provided the entertainment and a
pool match was played with Lee Rushworth winning and Lee Marsh the
runner up. Pat McKernon of MED presented them both with wristwatches.
All the guests where presented with gifts and chocolates from Father
Christmas. An anonymous local businessman sponsored the event.
Town Council will hold a short Ecumenical service at 6.30 followed by
the lighting of the Beacon and a firework display in the grounds of
Willowgarth High School on New Years Eve. Seasonal refreshments will be
available. The Beacon is part of a National chain to end the Millennium
Festival Year and will be lit by the Town Council Mayor, Councillor
of Kariba School Kenya
and Doreen Britton of Church Street along with other friends of Kenya,
raised a total of £1700 during 2000. The cash raised will build a
classroom for 32 children onto the existing Kariba School in Kenya. They
hope that this next year's fund raising events will provide equipment
for the classroom.
will be a December Watch night service at the Methodist Church on New
Years Eve at 11.30pm.
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