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From Brierley and the surrounding area


15 June 2002

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Jubilee Photographs

The Brierley Historic Photographic Society have had a selection of Jubilee celebrations photographs on display in the post office. They will now be available to view by appointment in the Society’s room at the rear of Brierley Hall. There is also 50 photographs on this web site. There is still time to purchase raffle tickets for the summer draw where the first prize is a CD/ music centre and ten other prizes. The draw will take place in Brierley Village club on Sunday nigh

Clairvoyance Special

An evening of clairvoyance was enjoyed at the Spiritualist church on Wednesday with Veronica Sheares from Garforth.



Last night Friday, there was healing in the sanctuary by trained volunteers followed at 7pm by an open circle, which was a meeting of hymns, prayers and meditation. Sunday will be a service of hymns, prayers and clairvoyance and will be taken by Joyce Divine from Dewsbury at 6pm. Next Sunday the service will be taken by Denis Schofield from Rotherham. To ease traffic congestion on Church Street visitors are asked to use the Brierley Hall car park.


THS Quiz

Mick Pointon was the winner of the quiz in the Three Horse Shoes on Thursday night. Neighbours from Hell won the nearest too question. The event is held every week and starts at 9pm.


Methodist Church

Mr J Foster will take the Sunday morning family service at 10.15am and the evening service at 6pm will be taken by the Mr M Cawte. On Tuesday at 7.30pm there will be a ladies recreation evening.


Girls Brigade

The Girls Brigade under the leadership of Janet Baxendale will meet in the Methodist Church Hall on Monday at 7.15pm.


St Paul’s Church

Beverly Kenworthy will read this week’s lesson at the Eucharist service on Sunday at 9am. Father John Baskerville will take the service. The strawberry tea has now changed its venue to St Peter’s Church, Felkirk on Sunday July 7 at 2pm


Boys Brigade

The junior section of the Brierley Boys Brigade will meet on Wednesday and will be led by Mr and Mrs Edwin Hambleton. The seniors will meet on Thursday at 6.45pm and will be taken by Mr David Parkinson and Mr Edwin Hambleton


Hillside Tara

The management committee from the Hillside Tara would like to thank the residents of the estate in making their contribution to the Queens Golden Jubilee celebration parade a success. Special thanks goes to the people who assisted in making the dragon and the caterpillar. Also to Anne Palmer from Dazzlem at Royston who provided free fancy dresses for the kids and to Rory at Brierley Coach Upholsterers on Church Street.



The residents enjoyed a special lunch and a buffet tea on Monday to help celebrate the Queens Golden Jubilee. A toast for the Queen was followed by bingo and games. Raffle winners were, Christine Hanwell, Christine Heaton, Phil Richardson and Hazel Kemp. All had a good day. This week’s bonus ball winner on Wednesday was Julie Croft while Steven King won on Saturday. The staff welcomed a new resident this week, Jean Thorley from Hemsworth.


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