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From Brierley and the surrounding area

5 December 2000

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Brierley Social Club lost 8-1 away to Cudworth Industrial club in the Tuesday night league. Kevin Elvidge winning for Brierley. In the last match of the season in the Monday night league where the team finished mid-table, the Three Horse Shoes drew away to the Singing Man 3-3, the winning players were Jeff Painter, Harold Heath and Colin Priest. The new season will start in February and new players would be made welcome. In the Tuesday night ladies league the team lost 3-2 away to the Coach and Horses, Angela Loring and Jane Kirk winning for the Three Horse Shoes.  


Social Club

The Friday night quiz winner in the Social club was Mick Gough who also won the conundrum. The Sunday night winning tote numbers for 80 were 19 and 02. The winning ticket was not sold so next weeks tote will be a rollover for 160. This Sunday's artiste will be Rod McKeown.


Primary School

Mrs Hilda Beale, a former teacher at the old school in 1960, assisted Miss Charlotte Allen in teaching her seven-year-old pupils the history of education in Brierley. Next Monday, Baipip will assist Miss Allen with a tour of the old school with the children. On Tuesday 12 December there will be a Christmas service in St Paul's Church for the pupils and on Friday 15 there will be an end of term service for the parents at 2.15. Governor in school next Thursday will be Councillor Alex Vodden from 3 - 3.30pm.  


Hillside votes No

The residents of the Hillside estate along with residents from the Red City area of Grimethorpe have voted no to the changeover to Chantry Housing Association. This means that the tenants will remain under the control of Barnsley Council.


Hillside Tara

The three remaining officials of Hillside Tara, Pat Goddard, Betty Ogley and Hazel Devonport will visit elderly residents over 60 on the Hillside estate on Saturday 16 December with a Christmas Tea.


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The Brierley Town Council Mayor Councillor Chris Sykes this week donated 30 to Brierley and its People in photographs. The donation will allow further photographs and material to be added to the archives.  


Methodist Church

The speaker on Sunday morning at 10.15 will be the Rev Gill Newton while the Rev Leslie Newton will lead the evening service at 6pm. The organist will be Mrs Elizabeth Hambleton at the morning service and Mrs Margaret Watson in the evening. Miss P MacLean will donate this week's flowers



Due to unforeseen circumstances the Coppins Christmas Fayre will now be held on the 10 December at 2.45pm, and not the 13th as originally planned. Everyone is welcome and entrance is free, there will be a cake stall, tombola, raffle and the children will be able to visit Father Christmas in his grotto. The residents will be escorted to Brierley Social club on Sunday 17 December for their Christmas tea and will be entertained by Ricky Storme with a tribute to Elvis.


Grange House

Linda and Louise Milburn, Diane McQueen and Christine Dransfield provided refreshments for the residents of Grange House and Grange Road warden scheme residents at their Christmas party on Tuesday night in Grange House. Grimethorpe and District Band entertained the guests, and a solo by Wayne Sleight 'Share my yoke' was played on the cornet. Prize-winners were Mr Dinsdale, Mrs Pickard, Holly Findlay, C. Sheridan, Mrs Topliss, Christine Dransfield, David H, Mrs Ryalls, Jock Inks and Mrs Haigh. Numbers 78 and 102 in the raffle are unclaimed. The warden Linda Milburn presented Diane and Christine with a bouquet of flowers in appreciation of the help they have given her throughout the year. There will be a Christmas coffee morning at the flats on 15 December. Winners of the social evening raffles were, Monday Rita Sayers, Thursday Mrs White and Friday Mrs Armitage.


Women's Fellowship

At today's (Wednesday) Women's fellowship meeting which will be held in the Methodist Church Mrs Ramsden will be guest speaker. The pianist will be Margaret Watson.