Mr J Foster and Mr R Baxendale will take the Sunday morning service
at 10.15am, while the Rev. D Smith will take the evening service at 6pm.
Mrs Ivy Grindrod will present this week's flowers.
There will be healing in the sanctuary on Friday night at 6pm till
6.45, and at 7pm an open circle will be held till 8pm. A guest speaker
will take the Sunday service at 6pm.
The quiz winner at Friday night's social evening was Chris Sykes.
Paul Rounds won a mixed grill while Davina Clarke won four free pints.
Other Prize-winners were Jimmy Conroy and Paul Myers. The Sunday night
tote for £80 was not won. Next Sunday's tote will be a rollover for £160.
The artiste will be Kerry Adams.
Mrs E Ellis will be guest speaker at the Women's fellowship meeting
at 2pm today (Wednesday). Margaret Watson will be pianist.
At the Monday night weigh in at the Methodist church, the members
achieved a total weight loss of 35lbs.
Pupils "saddened" by state of
The children from Miss
Charlotte Allen's class at Brierley Primary school, have written to Mrs
May Beaumont Schofield, acting chairman of the Brierley Village
Community Partnership, to ask if there is anything that
can be done about the state of the old school on Church Street. The pupils
have visited the school on a number of occasions this term to assist with
their schoolwork which included the history of education, and also the
changes in the environment in the village. They wrote how saddened they
were by the state of the building and, included in their letter, the
concerns they felt regarding the dangers that the building holds. The word
they chose to describe the
state of the old school was "horrendous ", and the letter went on to say
they were disappointed with the graffiti, broken glass and the fact that
the building looked as if it was about to fall down. Mrs Beaumont
Schofield very kindly agreed to call in to the school along with a member
from the newly formed Brierley Historic Photographic Society, to speak to
the children and, after spending time with them detailing the hopes that
the partnership and the historic society have for the old school site, she
accepted, on behalf of the Partnership, the letter and pictures that the
children had drawn. She promised that the pupils concerns would be
documented before being forwarded onto David Barraclough from the Church
Diocese in Wakefield whose management committee are the trustees of the
At a bring and buy sale and coffee morning held in Grange House
recently, £93.80 was raised towards the residents outing fund. Lucky Prize-winners
were Mrs Vodden, Mrs Pugh, Mrs Sheridan, Mrs Bowering, Chrissie
Sheridan, Sid Lawton, Louise Milburn, Mr O'Connor and Mrs Dinsdale.
Raffle prize number 322 is still unclaimed. At Monday nights social
event, Violet Gash won the raffle prize, Louise Milburn won on Thursday,
while Dorothy Armitage won on Friday
In the Barnsley Tuesday night ladies league the Three Horse Shoes
played at the Carlton & Smithies club and won five nil. The team was
Lisa Ifam, Angela Loring, Lisa Dickinson, Jane Kirk and Joan Skeet.
Mick Carbutt's hobby has been a little different to the usual darts
and fishing normally followed by most fellows these days. For Mick's
hobby started after a friend visited Belgium and saw an old Volkswagen
21 window de-lux micro bus rusting away in a garage. The friend informed
Mick, a self employed sandblaster of Holdroyd House, Church Street
Brierley, about the van, and he had no hesitation in flying out to
purchase the old heap for £800, £100 less than the original price of
the vehicle when it was new in 1967. The bus was brought by trailer to
Hull and on to its new home in Brierley where Mick has spent two to
three nights a week for the last seven years lovingly restoring the
vehicle back to its former glory. He has travelled the length and
breadth of the Country in his search for spare parts, and as the spare
engine parts began to arrive, the refurbished bus began to take shape.
The finishing touch came early this year with a £1,000 respray. Mick's
hard work and dedication has paid of as the bus is now valued at £10,000
although he says it won't be for sale. His family, who include wife Anna
and children Holly and Luke have already enjoyed trips to the coast in
the bus and intend planning more for this year. Mick also has a full bus
when he and son Luke travel home and away to watch the reds play and, he
says, the sightseeing vehicle gathers more stares from passing motorists
than a Rolls Royce.
The microbus was originally built for sightseeing and has nine seats
including the drivers and twenty-one windows fitted. It also includes a
pull back sunroof, which Mick seems to think would have been used for
Kay Lewis will host an audition night at the social club next
Wednesday night. Three new acts will appear
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