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From Brierley and the surrounding area

15 November 2000

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Grange House

The winners of the raffle prizes at last weeks social evening's were, Monday Rita Sayers Thursday Doreen Smith and Friday's winner was Doris Pugh. A Christmas Fayre will take place at the house next Thursday at 10.30am.


Brierley Playmates

This week the parents of pupils from the playmate nursery situated in the Welfare Park received a copy of the OFSTED report. The children will have their photographs taken next Wednesday morning. Parents of children in the afternoon class are asked to take their toddlers down in the morning at 9.15 am.


Bowling Club presentation

At the Brierley Bowling club annual presentation awards held in Brierley Social club last Saturday, the trophy winners were as follows, Keith Cooper shield, D Wroe, runner up F Clarke. Memorial Trophy, L Darbyshire, runner up G Shaw. Hospital Cup, J Darbyshire, runner up G Shaw. Joe Crowther doubles, K Darbyshire and K Elvidge, runners up J Darbyshire and D Wroe. Veterans Trophy, K Darbyshire, runner up J Hart. Ken Knowles Trophy, J Darbyshire, runner up, D Wroe. Frank Wardle Trophy, D Wroe, runner up S Williams. H Cooke Trophy, G Shaw, runner up D Wroe. Saturday averages, winner, L Darbyshire. Tuesday averages, winner, G Shaw. Doubles averages, winners, G Shaw and S Williams. Refreshments were provided and Tylah provided the entertainment. The winning numbers in the raffle were, Food hamper 15979 claimed, bottle of wine and chocolates 16710 claimed, bottle of wine 17064, there is still a bottle of wine unclaimed no 16993.


Remembrance Day

Edwin Hambleton took the Remembrance Day service at the cenotaph last Sunday. Wreaths were laid on behalf of the following organisations, Brierley Branch of the Royal British Legion, Brierley Town Council, BMBC, Boys Brigade, Brierley Tara, Brierley School, The Robin Hood, Sash Products, Carlton Main Brick Company and May Beaumont Schofield laid a wreath from the Brierley Village Partnership on behalf of the Brierley people. Two-second world war veterans Gerald Woodward and Eddie Swift both from Brierley stood proud as Mr Hambleton read the names from the cenotaph and two minutes silence was observed. Andrew Armstrong played the last post and the Reveille.



Residents of the Coppins residential home have been invited to the Asda store in Barnsley on Tuesday next where they will receive help and assistance from the Asda staff with their Christmas shopping. A welcome cup of tea and biscuits will be served to them afterwards.


Brierley Medical Centre

Opening times for the surgery on Church Drive are as follows, morning surgery Monday to Friday 9am to 10.45am. The afternoon surgery will be by appointment only and will be at the following times, Monday, Wednesday and Friday 4.30pm to 5.45pm, Tuesday, 2pm to 2.45pm, closed on Thursday afternoon. Baby clinic Monday at 11.30am to 12.30pm, Ante-natal clinic 1.30pm to 3pm and Thursday will be a combined clinic and will include smear clinic, Family planning and Postnatal clinics from 11am to 12.30pm.


Hillside Begins to Vote

Voting has began on the Hillside estate to decide whether the residents want to hand control of their houses to Springvale housing or to stay under the control of the council. The votes will be by post and the last day for receiving them will be December 4.


Friends of Kenya

The Friends of Kenya will hold a coffee and raffle evening tonight (Wednesday) in Grange House. The proceeds will go towards building a new schoolroom at a school in Kenya. The first prize on offer will be a champagne narrow boat trip and will be drawn at 7.30 pm, there will also be a further 25 prizes

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Proposed takeover by Springvale Housing

The Brierley and its People in photographs future exhibition date page as been given over to the important issue of the proposed take over of the Hillside estate by Springvale Housing. If you live on the Hillside estate or you are from Grimethorpe and reading this site, then it is in your own interest to go to this page and have a look at both sides point of view before you decide on how to vote.


Brierley Social Club

At Brierley Social club this Sunday the artiste will be Scot Roberts, The Friday night Quiz winner was Carol Jones, and Mick Gough won the conundrum. Alan Walker won the Sunday night tote for 80, the numbers were 15 and 25. The pool team started of the new season in the Sam Smiths Pool league by losing 8-1 away to Cudworth Social Club on Tuesday night, Jeff Watson being the only winner for Brierley.


Methodist Church

Mr Lofthouse will take this Sunday's morning service at 10.15, while Mrs R Marsden will take the evening service at 6pm. This week is the choir anniversary and the choir will also donate this weeks flowers. On Friday night there will be a choir social evening which will include pie and peas followed by fun and games, the event starts at 6.30pm and tickets are 2 each . The cleaning stewards this week are Mr and Mrs Clifft. Monday night is the Girls Brigade at 7.15pm, Tuesday is the ladies recreation evening at 7.30pm and on Wednesday at 2pm the women's fellowship meet, in the evening at 6.30 the Junior Boys Brigade meet, while on Thursday the senior Boys Brigade meet at 6.45pm and at 8pm there will be a prayer meeting.


Women's Fellowship

The guest speaker at last Wednesdays meeting of the Women's fellowship was Margaret Taylor, Margaret Watson was pianist.


Brierley School

Governor in School for next week will be Father Colin who will be available from 9-45am to 10-15am on Monday. Next week also sees the start of the Parent/Teacher/Pupil Consultation and the appointments will be as follows. Monday 20 November class SH. Tuesday class BD. Wednesday class CG. Thursday class SF. Friday class CA. Class MP will be seen on Monday the 27th. Out of school activities include, Games night Miss Fereday and Mr Reed, Singing and dancing Mrs Hopkinson, Science/Technology club Mrs Collingham and Miss Allen, Football Mr Reed, Choir Miss Fereday and I.C.T. Mr Damforth.



The Three Horse Shoes pool team played at home on Monday night to the Masons Arms from Worsborough and drew 3-3. Shaun Hudson and Colin Priest where two of the winners for the home side.


Boys Brigade

Andrew and Edward Hambleton from the Boys Brigade spent two nights in Leeds last weekend and were successful in gaining the Queens badge which will be presented to them in March next year. On Saturday, the boys from the Senior, Junior and Company sections will visit Cleckheaton to start their defence of the County championship, they will take part in five-a-side football, cross country and team games.  



Auctions will take place at Brierley Social club on Mondays. Viewing will start at 2 pm and bidding will commence at 7-30pm.


Poppy Appeal

100.30 was raised from the collection boxes in Brierley for this year Poppy appeal.


St Paul's Church

The Harvest draw held recently at St Paul's church with Felkirk raised 693.74, and recently a tombola stall held in the Asda superstore raised 147.