Disappointment for the Lifestyle Brigade
was disappointment for the girls from the Lifestyle group who are
holding events to raise cash to help make much needed improvements
to the village of Brierley, Chloe Green, Romy Poole, Christy Riggot,
Vicky Pearson and Lyndsey and Hannah McGrath held their second car
boot sale on the Three Horse Shoes car park on Sunday, but were
saddened by the poor attendance of both sellers and buyers
especially from the local community. The girls have been given the
go ahead to hold the event twice yearly. £55-00 was raised on the
day bringing the total raised so far to well over £300-00, Judith
Green, the adult in charge, spoke of the disappointment the girls
felt when the turnout from the local community was so poor, but
stated that they would not be deterred from attempting to improve
the village. They are waiting for advice from the local councillors
regarding spending the cash raised on planting trees for the
millennium in derelict areas of the village
Horse shoes pool team lost to Cobbys at Royston on Monday 5-1, Tony
Whitelam winning for the Horse Shoes
knocks 'em for six
Alex Vodden bided £75-00 for a cricket bat donated by Yorkshire County
cricket club to take the total amount raised at the Harvest Festival in
Brierley Social Club on Saturday to a magnificent £1115-00. The event
was organised by the Mayor of Brierley Town Council Chris Sykes, whose
sponsored charity during his year of office is the special baby care
unit at Barnsley General Hospital. Councillor Vodden spoke of the hard
work that Chris has put in over the years, and about the organisations
who have benefited from his charity auctions including the St Johns
Ambulance Brigade and others who rely on charitable donations to
survive. The final figure should be boosted with a promise of a donation
from R J B mining
sample of the donations and bidding were as follows
football shirt donated by Leeds United FC, bought by Sandra Talbot for
£60-00. Brierley Colliery framed photograph donated by Brierley and its
People in Photographs, bought by Graham Vodden for £40-00. Cuddly toy
bought by Mick Rooke for £26-00. Autographed football donated by
Barnsley FC, bought by Paul Barrow for £25-50. House of Commons whisky
donated by Jeff Ennis MP, bought by Pat Doyle for £30-00. A picture
painted by local artist David Horsfall was bought by Alex Vodden for
£20-00. A genuine ladies top worn by actress Helen Worth who plays Gail
Platt in Coronation Street was bought by Mary Niven for £5-00. A watch
donated by the Football Association was bought by Ian Walker for £22-00.
An autographed postcard sent by Dickie Bird was bought by Mrs Elsie
Knight for £3-00. There was also cash donations amounting to £125-00,
and Bob Grainger the ex manager of the Three Horse Shoes and Mick Rooke
donated cash to round the figure up to the £1115-00 raised.
exhibition was enjoyed so much that due to public demand, a further one
may be planned a little nearer to Christmas in the village club, this
will also give the people who missed Fridays event a chance to see it.
May I take this opportunity to thank everyone who has loaned me
photographs over the years, to Richard Watson and to John Steele, to the
committee of Brierley Methodist Chapel, the tea ladies who kept us all
going with their tasty refreshments, our M P Jeff Ennis, the Mayor of
Barnsley councillor Arthur Whittaker, the Mayor of Brierley councillor
Chris Sykes, to councillor Alex Vodden and to May Beaumont Schofield, to
Debbie and Mandy at the Post office, to Gillian Picker from the Barnsley
Chronicle, but most of all a big thank you to the people like the first
visitor Albert Taylor, and to Colin Earl, Bernard Lucas, Mrs Edson, Mrs
E J Burton, Mrs Swinbank, Dereck Barker, Ken and Sheila Elvidge, Malc
and Pat Jackson, Sid Lawton, Alan and Michelle Beavers, Jayne Nunn, L
Iveson, Mr and Mrs A Hobson, Mr and Mrs Gerry Talbot, Lynn Ryalls,
Barbara Pearson, R and P Fewster, Rosy and Katy Conroy, Mrs E
Cartwright, Sylvia Hawkins, L Semley, Nigel Crossland, Don Law, John and
Hilary Draper, Eva Draper, Winifred Goulding, David Hardwick, Charlie
and Mary Hall, Mr and Mrs Alex Dyson, Mr Bailey, H Simpson, E M Colley,
S Robinson, K P Sheridan, R Schofield, M Smith, Joan Gomersall, Dereck
Grimes, Jean Johnson, Edwin Hambleton, Ray and Avril Perry, Hilary
Richardson, Annie Turner, Peter Lomas, Joe and Elsie Brazier, Ged Adam
and Katie Firth to name but a few of the residents of Brierley, past and
present, who took the time to visit the exhibition, and a special thank
you to the volunteers who gave up their time to collect the information
from you all, once again, I thank each and every one of you.
Villagers flock to see photographic display
an excellent turnout for the Brierley and its People in Photographs
exhibition held at the Methodist chapel on Friday afternoon. 257
people passed through the doors to see one of the biggest, and best
ever to date, exhibition of photographs of village life in Brierley
from 1901 right through to the present day. The exhibition contained
nearly 1000 photographs of which at least 600 were pre 1969, young
and old mingled together in an atmosphere of both nostalgia and
excitement, the only disappointing part of the event was that at
certain times the room was so full, some people couldn't get access
to the 25 albums on display as people clawed their way through time
searching for any news or pictures of their ancestors. Ex Brierley
folk from Cumbria, Leeds, Mapplewell South Kirkby, Walton, Cudworth,
Oulton, Crofton, Kendray, Ackworth, Hemsworth, Shafton, Derby,
Barugh Green, Bradford, Royston, Wakefield, Pontefract and
Minsthorpe re visited their old roots to attend what is fast
becoming one of the major attractions in the village. The
volunteers, Hazel Devonport, Pat Goddard, Betty Ogley, June Asquith,
Leala Asquith, Chloe Green, Judith Green and Ben Schofield played a
first class part in the exhibition by collecting information on over
fifty photographs adding a further eighty-five, previously unknown
names to the collection, and Sylvia Nixon of the Acorn Centre's Arts
and craft exhibition fame, added her expertise to the event by
greeting the visitors at the door and making them feel welcome,
visitors also brought along with them fifty-five photographs to add
to future exhibitions. The event was also visited by the Mayor of
Barnsley, councillor Arthur Whittaker, Town council Mayor Chris
Sykes, local MP Jeff Ennis, councillor Alex Vodden and acting
chairperson of the newly formed Brierley Community Partnership May
selection of comments from the exhibition.
Limbert, Mapplewell: "Excellent, too much to take in, I'll come
Lucas, Brierley: "Very Interesting to look at, well done".
Beavers, Brierley: "Take out my picture and wait while I've got some
make up on, Great show".
Brierley: "Brought back so many happy memories. ( Thanks ).
Brierley: "Please do it again ".
Iveson, Brierley: "Very interesting, informative, well done Gary".
Fowler ( nee Steele), Crofton: "Nice to see some oldies".
Mrs A Hobson, Brierley: "Very interesting, nice to see old faces".
Steele, South Hiendley: "Very interesting, see you next time".
Elvidge, Brierley: "Something for everyone, brilliant"
Whittaker, Brierley: "Its good to have a day like this".
Armstrong, Brierley: "Very interesting, answered some questions".
Richardson, Derby: "Wonderful memories for the people of Brierley".
Robinson, Grimethorpe: "Would be interested in photos of
Jackson, Brierley: "Revisited, enjoyed it so much".
Beavers, Brierley: "Called again, enjoyed it so much".
chapel funds were also boosted by £100-00 by way of donations, tea
and biscuits and a raffle. The winning numbers for the raffle were:
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