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From Brierley and the surrounding area

7 March 2001

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Methodist Church

The Rev H R Bowes will take the Sunday morning service at 10.15am, while the Rev Gill Newton will take the evening service at 6pm. Mrs D Foster will present this week's flowers.



In the Sam Smiths Tuesday night league, the social club played at home to Lundwood club and lost 6-1, Jeff Watson winning for the home team.


Social Club

The quiz winner at Friday night's social evening was Mick Gough while Michelle King was the winner of the conundrum. David Clarke won a mixed grill and Peter Clarke won four free pints. Graham Stagg won the Sunday night tote for 80 with numbers 10-11. The winner of the Sunday afternoon domino handicap was James Conroy. This Sunday's artiste will be Mark Wylde.



Mrs R Marsden will be guest speaker at the Women's fellowship meeting at 2pm today (Wednesday). Margaret Watson will be pianist


Grange House

A pie and pea tea will be held in Grange House for residents and friends on Tuesday at 5.30pm. Tickets will be 1.50 and will include a free raffle draw. Bingo and other games will be played and Baipip will provide entertainment. At the Monday night social evening, Louise Milburn won the raffle and Norah Harrison won on Thursday. The winner on Friday was Sandra Swift.


 Weight Watchers

At the weekly meeting in the Methodist Church hall, the members lost a total of 35 pounds.


Allotment & Garden society

At the annual general meeting held in Brierley Village club recently the following officials were elected, Pat Nichols was re-instated as Secretary, Andrew Hough Chairman and Barry White treasurer. The society meet on the first Sunday in every month, and details on the venue for the next meeting is to be arranged. New members will be made welcome. Telephone Barry White 01226 713897 for details.



Brierley and its people in photographs will entertain residents and friends at the Grange House pie and pea supper on Tuesday. Photographs and video footage that was recorded at their Halloween and Christmas parties last year will be shown along with a selection of old Brierley photographs spanning the last 100 years.



The playmates playgroup who meet in the Welfare Park, recently purchased 3,000 of new indoor educational equipment for the use of the toddlers

Golden Wedding

The Golden wedding celebration took place recently of Bill and Jean Ennis, whose son Jeff, is the local MP for Barnsley East and Mexborough. Bill and Jean were the only steward and stewardess at Brierley Ex Club where they worked for 25 years. They both now live in retirement in Grange Road.



There will be healing in the sanctuary on Friday night at 6pm till 6.45 followed by an open circle at 7pm. Gail Davies from Normington will take the Sunday service at 6pm till 7-15pm.


Boys Brigade

Members from the Senior and junior sections of the Brierley Boys Brigade travelled to Harrogate on Saturday to compete in the County Championship. The boys competed in marching, general knowledge and bible quiz competitions, and finished second overall. The event is ran over a year, and last year the Brigade became champions for the first time in its 23 years history.


Three Horse Shoes

The Three Horse Shoes public house will be open tomorrow (Friday) after refurbishment, although the restaurant will not be open till next week. Everyone is invited to the official opening night, which will be next Thursday when members from the local licensing committee will also be invited.


Ethel May Burton

Father Colin White and Richard Baxendale will conduct the funeral service at St Paul's Church tomorrow (Thursday) of Mrs Ethel May Burton age 93, who passed away on 1 March while in residence at Hallsteads Nursing home Grimethorpe. Mrs Burton spent most of her life living at Pear Tree farm Brierley, and was also well known in Shafton where she ran Burton's store with her sister for many years. The funeral service at 1pm will be followed by internment at Brierley.


Healthy School Day

Roisin Namcarrow and Carly Crabb from the local Health Authority will visit the Primary school next Friday (16 March), when lessons, games and activities during the day will raise pupils' awareness of health issues including diet, exercise and safety. As this is also red nose day, pupils will be allowed to attend school out of uniform in return for a donation of 50p.


School trips.

Pupils from class CA at the Primary school will visit the Eureka! museum in Halifax tomorrow (Thursday). On Tuesday afternoon, class SH will visit the Lyceum theatre at Sheffield to see "Joseph and his Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat".


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