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From Brierley and the surrounding area

31 January 2001

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The Rev Gill Newton will be guest speaker at the Women's fellowship meeting which will be held in the Methodist church today (Wednesday) at 2pm


Weigh In

A total of 57 pounds was lost between the members of the slimming club who met in the Methodist church on Monday night


ECG Appeal

At a concert held in the social club on Monday night, a total of 756.35 was raised for the ECG Heart monitoring appeal. Winning numbers in the raffle were, Cream 316, 376, 386 and 406. Blue 256,181 and 361. Pink 416, Green 141 and 366. All the prizes have been claimed. At a clairvoyance evening, which was held in the spiritualist Church on Wednesday for the same appeal, a total of 277 was raised. The appeal organisers will meet on Monday to officially close the appeal and also to declare the total amount raised. An overflow of funds is expected due to the success of the appeal. Suggestions for the overflow of funds include, a high back chair for the surgery waiting room for the use of elderly or disabled patients, an ear and eye examination tool, piped music for the surgery, or a running buffet and artiste on the presentation night which will be open to anyone in the village to attend. Other suggestions on how the extra funds should be spent are invited from residents of the village before the official closing day on Monday at 12 noon when a decision will be taken. If you have any ideas, please telephone Dorothy Francis on 01226 710238, or Lawrence Pritchard on 01226 713775


History/photographic Society

The new Brierley Photographic Historical and Environment group held their inaugural meeting in Brierley Hall on Tuesday Evening. The group decided to promote the development of skills in recording the environmental history of the community in photographs. Councillor Chris Sykes was elected chairman, Gary Hotchins was appointed secretary and Sylvia Nixon was elected treasurer. Councillor Alex Vodden was given the task of overseeing the financial operation of the project. Mike Reed, Head of Brierley School and Jeff Ennis MP, gave support for the initiative. It was planned to hold a permanent display and workshop in Brierley Hall in the future. Anyone wishing to participate in the work of the society should contact the secretary or any Ward Councillors


Hillside Tara

The officials of Hillside Tara will meet with Joan Gains at the Tara offices on Friday 9 February at 2pm. The meeting will be to discuss the new constitution



In the Sam Smith's Tuesday night pool league, Brierley social club lost 4-3 at home to the Read Rum B team. Dale Creasey, Mick Hurd and David Kirk were winners for the home team. In the Tuesday night Barnsley ladies league, the Three Horse Shoes have been playing their individual and pairs matches. Jane Kirk being the only winner through to the next round


Methodist Church

The Rev Gill Newton will conduct the Sunday morning service at 10.15am at the Methodist Church while Mr W A Platts will take the evening service at 6pm. Mr and Mrs R Watson will present this week's flowers


Social Club

Carol McCauley was the winner of the quiz at Friday night's social evening. The killer question was not won and will be played for 15 next week. Tracy Lucas won the mixed grill, while Steve Bowen won four free pints. On Sunday night, Ralph Chaplin won the 80 prize on he tote with winning numbers 3 and 25


Spiritualist Church

There will be healing in the sanctuary on Friday at 6pm followed by a clairvoyance service at 7pm taken by Ken Commons from Barnsley. Carol Neil from Rotherham will take the Sunday evening service at 6pm


Grange House

In the Social evenings held in Grange House, the winners of the raffle prizes were, Monday, Mrs Burton, Thursday's winner was Mr Dinsdale, while Gladys Savage won on Friday


Girls Brigade

The Girls Brigade meet in the Methodist Church on Monday night and are led by Mrs Janet Baxendale


Garden & Allotment

Brierley Garden and Allotment society will hold a meeting in Brierley social club on Sunday morning at 11.30am. New members welcome. For details telephone Barry White on 01226 713897


House Meeting

A house meeting was held at the home of Mr and Mrs Edwin Hambleton on Tuesday




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