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From Brierley and the surrounding area

23 May 2001

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David Edward Woodward

The funeral service will take place tomorrow (Thursday) at Brierley St Paul's church, of Mr David Edward Woodward of Chestnut Avenue who died on the 20 May aged 46. Father John Baskerville will conduct the service, which will be followed by internment at Brierley. Funeral arrangements by Newsome's, Shafton


Harry Middleton

Father John Baskerville will conduct the funeral service on Friday at Ardsley crematorium at 2.30pm, of Mr Harry Middleton of Grange Road who died on the 19 May aged 78. Funeral arrangements by Newsome's, Shafton


Brierley Village Community Partnership

At a public meeting held in Brierley Methodist Church recently, the following officials were elected to represent the working party of the newly formed Brierley Village Community Partnership. Janet Roberts, Gary Hotchins, Mark Murphy, Jack Henstock, Marie Midgley, David Hawley, Alan Dawson and Mick Rook. The body will hold their first meeting on the 13 June


Coffee Morning

At a coffee morning held in Grange House recently, £33.50 was raised towards the residents outing fund. Prize-winners were Messers Hardwick, Audin, Bowering, Dransfield, Cartwright, White, Watson and Hobson



The ladies from the Fellowship will meet today (Wednesday) in the Methodist Church at 2pm. Margaret Watson will be pianist


St Paul's

Lay preacher Tracy Ibbotson led the Morning Prayer on Sunday. Hilary Cooke read the lesson. Father John Baskerville will take the Eucharist service this Sunday and Beverly Kenworthy will read this week's lesson. Refreshments will be served afterwards and everyone is welcome. The church members are collecting bric-a-brac for the Strawberry tea to be held on 15 July


Methodist Church

Mrs R Marsden and Mr T Street will take the Sunday morning service at 10.15am. The Rev Gill Newton will lead the evening service at 6pm. The organist will be Mrs Hambleton.  Mr and Mrs C Hall will present this weeks flowers. There will be a ladies recreation evening on Tuesday at 7.30pm



At the Sunday night quiz night held in the Three Horse Shoes, Vera Hinchcliffe won the £10 prize money


Grange House

Louise Milburn won the raffle at the social evening held in Grange House on Monday Rita Sayers won on Thursday and Sue Pearson claimed Friday's prize



There will be healing in the sanctuary on Friday night at 6pm till 6.45 followed by an open circle at 7pm. Richard Stacey from Wath on Dearne will lead the Sunday service at 6pm



Pupils from the Primary school were escorted to Brierley Hall by Mr Reed the headmaster to see the exhibition regarding the wood fuelled power station



Miss Porter a teacher from Brierley Primary School escorted her class of 26 children to the Eureka Museum at Halifax on Monday


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Labour Party

There will be a meeting of the Brierley Labour Party on Sunday at 10.30am in Brierley Social club. Alan Mahar was the winner of last months New Century Club for £50 with number 39


Social Club

Lesley Stagg won the Friday night quiz while David Clarke won 2 gallons of beer. On Sunday night David Kirk won the tote for £80 with numbers 11 and 28. This Sunday's artiste will be Tylah


Table Top Sale

A Tabletop sale will be held in the Methodist Church on Saturday 16 June at 10am till 2pm. Light refreshments will be available. To book a table telephone Mrs Watson on 01226 712094


Schoolgirl Football

Miss Isobel Gabanski escorted 9 girl pupils from the Primary school to a seven a side football tournament at Edward Sheerien School on Monday. The team of Georgina Day, Ruth Nippers, Abbey Spencer, Stephanie Marchant, Yasmin Day, Layla Chapman, Georgina Williams, Beth Ruddy and Olivia Worth did the school proud losing only one of their seven matches. Barbara Hadfield Barnsley LEA's PE Advisor and Julie Callaghan the England Women's under 18 assistant manager will hold a meeting in the school on 12 June at 3.30 - 4pm to hopefully encourage people in the area to start a girls football team


Baipip Appeal

Brierley and its people in photographs will be visiting the post office on Thursday 31 May and Monday 4 June from 9am to 12 noon. Albums of photographs that need names putting to them will be on view and Baipip are appealing for residents to pop along to see if they can identify any of the people on the photographs. Also if any residents would like to bring along any photograph/s to loan for reproducing and adding to the archives please feel free to do so. Any photographs of the Brierley Majorettes from the 70/80s would be appreciated



Linda Milburn the warden at Grange house arranged a tea and concert for the residents and friends on Tuesday evening


Clairvoyance Special

There will be a Clairvoyance special evening that will be held in the spiritualist church on Wednesday 20 June. Jean Nowell from South Elmsall will lead the service. Tickets are £1.50 and are available from the church or by telephoning Barbara Thompson on 01226 234894


Weight Watchers

At the weekly meeting of the weight watchers held in the Methodist church the members lost a total of 40 pounds


Charity Haircut

Paul (Skip) Goose’s first short haircut in 59 years was all for a good cause when he had his curly locks cut of for charity. The event which took part in Brierley Social Club raised £105 which will be donated to the Ben Nevis charity climb on behalf of cancer research that seven members of the club aim to take part in. £45 was raised by customers having a snip at £1 a time, and the big shave was auctioned off with Paul Round who will be one of the seven climbers donating £50 for the honour. The amount was topped up with a £10 donation from Councillor Chris Sykes. The other climbers are Adrian Sheard, David Sanderson, Ernie Lacey, Ian Walker Jr., Peter Conway and Simon Taylor



There will be a cash bingo night in the Coppins residential home on Thursday 14 June at 6pm. Refreshments will be provided and everyone is welcome