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From Brierley and the surrounding area

11 October 2000

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Boy's Brigade annual awards

Tonight (Wednesday), the annual presentation service and awards for the boys from the Brierley Boys Brigade will take place at Brierley Methodist Church.

 

Brierley Village  Partnership

The acting officers and other members of the working party will meet tonight (Wednesday) in Brierley Hall, to discuss forming a constitution.

 

Final season for Brierley Bowling club

Brierley will be without a bowling club after this season due to the high cost of maintaining two greens at Grimethorpe. The original green in Brierley that was situated behind Brierley Hall was so badly vandalised that for the last two years the players from Brierley have had to play their matches on the Grimethorpe green. David Wroe the Bowling club secretary stated that it was really sad because most of the players came from the village and were proud to represent Brierley in team games. The players will now represent Grimethorpe as a B team.

 

Three Horse Shoes Pool

In the Monday night pool league the Three Horse Shoes lost 5-1 away to The Dalesman at Worsborough, Tony Whitelam winning for the Three Horse Shoes.

 

History manuscript is handed to the Town Hall Superintendent

The completed manuscript 'The History of Brierley Hall' researched and written by Baipip and local historian Richard Watson, was presented to the Town Hall superintendent Norman Johnson on Monday afternoon.

Friends of Kariba School Kenya

The friends of Kariba School Kenya held a jumble sale in Brierley Social club on Saturday afternoon raising 60. The proceeds will go towards providing an extra classroom and materials for the school. Peter and Doreen Britton of Church Street Brierley along with Pat and Arthur Harris ( Thurnscoe), David and Audrey Smith (Doncaster), Rita Bough (Doncaster), Irene Haigh (Norton) and Ron and Joyce Squires from Scunthorpe have been helping the school for the past two years by various fund-raising events including a barbecue, coffee mornings and a number of raffles. Before this, their previous fund-raising events have helped to build a classroom with materials at another school in Kenya, Kadzinuni Primary school, which they also provided new windows for. The total raised over the last four years by the friends amounts to 4,000.

 

Well earned award for Elizabeth

One of Brierley's well-known residents Elizabeth Deighton received an award from the Reverend Inderjit Bhogal, President of the Methodist conference, at a service at Staincross Methodist Church on Sunday evening. Elizabeth received a Bouquet of flowers from all her friends at Brierley Methodist Church, a framed certificate and photographs were also presented to her in recognition of her 50 year's service as a local preacher and speaker. Elizabeth is also renowned for her work as a poet and gospel writing, and she as had a number of her books published over the years.

 

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