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From Brierley and the surrounding area

17 January 2001

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Queens Badge

Mr Mike Dixon from the Yorkshire County Battalion, presented Edward and Andrew Hambleton of the 1st Brierley Boys Brigade Company with their Queens Badge on Sunday. The presentation followed a service by the minister and Company Chaplain Rev Leslie Newton. To obtain the award the boys had to complete 30 hours Brigade Service, 30 hours church service, 30 hours community service and 30 hours following their own interests


Carol Singers

The carol singers from the Methodist church raised 100 touring the village at Christmas. It will be shared between Martin House and the Renovation fund


Clairvoyance Evening

There will be an evening of clairvoyance at Brierley Spiritualist Church on Wednesday 31 January at 7.30pm. Entrance will be all ticket price 2.50 which will include tea and biscuits and will be available from the Church or by telephoning Barbara Thompson on 01226 234894


ECG Appeal

The appeal organisers met on Tuesday to discuss the progress made so far and were pleased with the 1125 raised. A further 310 has been pledged which will take the total to 1435. There was a cash donation this week from Col's taxis of 10. Various organisations in the area that have made donations of gifts for auction include, Brierley, Corelle Health and Beauty salon, Herby Fischer vets, Wards shoes, the Post office and Eric's Chippy. The post office also volunteered to sell raffle tickets for the event. Grimethorpe, Kerry's fruit and veg, Marie's hairdressers (2 prizes), Bedford's, Kwik Save, Kwik Save butchers and Banners Taxis. Cudworth, Laki's fish bar, Deacons Superdec, Eve's Florist, Salvation Army charity shop, Leo's and the freezer shop. It was decided to ask the magnificent five who have pledged 200 to the appeal, to make the final presentation of the machine to the Church Drive surgery. Anyone wishing to make a private donation or can donate a gift for auction can telephone Dorothy Francis on 01226 710238 or Mr Pritchard on 01226 713775


Methodist Church

Mr B Bagworth will conduct this weeks service at the Methodist church at 10.15am while the evening service at 6pm will be taken by Mr K Lodge. This weeks flowers will be donated by Mr and Mrs T Clarke. Mrs J Gomersall and Miss K Megeary are this weeks cleaning stewards. There will be an open meeting with the Church council on Wednesday 24 January at 7.30pm



In the Barnsley Tuesday night ladies pool league, the Three Horse Shoes lost to Adan Road club 3-2, Angela Loring and Jane Kirk were the winners for the Three Horse Shoes. The ladies will play their individual matches next week. In the Sam's Smiths Tuesday night league, Brierley Social club beat the Pinfold 4-3. The winning players for Brierley were Kevin Elvidge, John Clarke, Jeff Watson and Adrian Sheard


Brierley Village Partnership

At a meeting held on Tuesday night in Brierley Hall, it was decided to forward an objection, regarding the planning application to demolish Violet Farm. Other items discussed included provisions of a Village Hall on the old school site. A project for bringing parts of Brierley Hall back into Brierley Village use, and there was also discussions as to the various grants available. Mr Victor Hall volunteered to become acting treasurer


House Meeting

Mrs Ida Scott of Common Road will hold a house group meeting tomorrow (Thursday) at 10am

Spiritualist Church

There will be healing in the sanctuary on Friday at 6pm followed by an open circle at 7pm. The Sunday service at 6pm will be taken by Flo Skirrow from Wombwell


Hillside Tara

New opening hours for the Hillside Tara offices will be Tuesday and Friday morning 10am till 11am. Gill Staniforth from Cudworth housing will be available to see any tenants and hosing repairs and complaints can be reported at the offices. Chairman Hazel Devonport as called for the residents to give their full support to the committee


Bring and Buy

A bring and buy sale and coffee evening held jointly by the Brierley Methodist Church ladies and the Girls Brigade raised 100 for the ECG appeal on Monday night. In the raffle draw, Jean Rowley won the first prize of a framed picture of old Brierley and Pam Fewster won a flower arrangement. Other Prize-winners were Pearl McQueen, Edith Sheard and Joan Gomersall. Two of the Girls Brigade members, Danielle Forest and Sky Ingram presented the winners with their prizes. All the prizes in the raffle were claimed


Social Club

At the Friday night social evening held in Brierley club, the quiz winner was Jeff Ennis. He also won the 20 prize for answering the killer question correctly. It will start again at 5 next week and 5 will be added every week until won. The winner of the mixed grill was Barry Bailey and Alex Vodden won four pints. Other Prize-winners were Paul Rounds and Muriel Clarke. James Middleton won the Sunday night tote for 80 with numbers 15 and 24. Next Sunday's artiste will be Louise Stevens. Phillip Illingworth won the 150 bingo jackpot this week. Joe Minnock, the club manager will be leaving the club in March and there will be no new bingo jackpots until after that date


Grange House

Residents of Grange House and the warden's round collected 27 in memory of George Oldroyd who died recently. A bouquet of flowers was sent to George's funeral and 17 will be donated to the Brierley ECG appeal fund. The prize-winner in the Monday night social evening raffle was Mrs Hardwick, while Tony Evans won on Friday. There will be a pea and pie supper and social evening on Tuesday at 6.30pm for residents of the wardens round. Entry will be 1.50 to include the supper



Ladies Section

There will be a meeting for the ladies section in Brierley Social club on Saturday 20 January at 2pm. Janet Maw and Tracy Molics have appealed for more lady members to come forward and assist in the running of the social events that they hold throughout the year for the member's children



Brierley and its people in photographs received a letter of thanks from Miss Charlotte Allen, a teacher at the local Primary School, for assisting her in teaching her class of seven-year-olds the history of education in Brierley last term. The letter also requested the involvement of Baipip this term with a Geography project about the changes in the local environment


Women's Fellowship

The speaker at today's (Wednesday) Women's fellowship meeting in the Methodist Church at 2pm will be Mr R Lofthouse. Margaret Watson will be pianist


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