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From Brierley and the surrounding area

 22 June 2002

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Brierley Cubs Vs Normanton

The first football match to be played on the welfare park for a number of years saw the young Brierley team lose 3-0 to Normanton in the South Elmsall Summer league. A crowd of about 40 turned out to support the team who are coached by David Henstock. The welfare park playing field has been unfit to play on for a number of years after attempted repairs to a drainage system which runs under the ground left it in a Topsy Turvy state. The Parish council have provided the team with mobile goalposts but the pitch still leaves a lot to be desired. Man of the match for Brierley was Matthew Holdroyd. The team also played in a seven a side tournament on Sunday and finished third. The lads will play at home to South Elmsall Brookside today (Saturday).

Pop in Club

Everyone is invited for refreshments and a chat at the next ‘Pop in’ session which will be held at the Methodist Church Hall on Thursday July 4 between 9.15 and 11.15 am.


Open Day

There will be an open day at the Spiritualist Church on Saturday July 6 from 11am till 4pm. Events will include, meditation, private readings, cake, handicraft and rock and crystal stalls, refreshments and lots more. Everyone is welcome.


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 AGM

The Annual General Meeting of Hillside Tara will take place in the estates offices on 28 June at 6.30pm. Nomination papers have gone out for the post of Chairman, Secretary, Treasurer and 3 committee. These must be returned by 5pm on Thursday 27 June.


Genealogy Class

There is still one place available for the informal Genealogy class that takes place in the History Society rooms at the rear of Brierley Hall every fortnight on a Thursday evening. The course is free to anyone who wishes to become a member of the society. Membership costs £1 per year. If anyone is interested please telephone Gary on 01226 716957.


Skegness Trip

The Skegness trip that has been arranged by the Grange House Warden Linda Milburn will depart on Wednesday July 17 at 9.30am and will return at 6pm. The trip is sold out.


St Paul’s Church

Judith Bradford will read this week’s lesson at the Eucharist service on Sunday at 9am. Father John Baskerville will take the service.



This week’s bonus ball winner on Wednesday was Rene Halliday while Mandy Roberts won on Saturday.


Action Team for Jobs

The Action Team for Jobs will be available on Wednesday mornings at 10 till 12.15pm in the History Society rooms at the rear of Brierley Hall.



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


THS Quiz

Pauline and co were the winner of the quiz in the Three Horse Shoes on Thursday night. Them and us won the nearest to question. The event is held every week and starts at 9pm.



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Grange House

Doris Pugh won the raffle at the social evening on Friday night while Norah Harrison won on Thursday. Audrey Marsh won Monday’s prize.


Social Club.

The winner of the raffle on Friday was Mick Rooke who won a mixed grill. Margaret Clarke won the tote with winning numbers 30 and 25. The artiste tonight Friday, will be John Mycroft. The club is expecting a full house on Sunday when teenage singing sensation Joseph O’Brien will provide the entertainment. The winners of the gallon of beer draw were Kenny Clarke and Harry Parry. The Brierley Special Events Group held an evening of entertainment last Saturday to thank all the people who assisted in the Golden Jubilee celebrations.



The Brierley Historic Photographic Society summer raffle raised a total of £295.50p, which included donations from Conc. Alex Vodden, the Windmill Avenue street party, Sylvia Nixon, Chris Sykes and the committee from the Hillside Tara. Winning numbers were: CD music centre Green 686 Andrew Jenkinson; House of Commons whisky Pink 161 Margaret; Grants Whisky Pink 941 Jim Harrison; Radio/alarm clock Green 256 Ronald Foster; Coffee maker Green 661 Billy Bates; £10 meat voucher Green 386 Mary Niven; £10 Fruit & Veg or flowers voucher Pink 671 Ron Sollit; Crofts original sherry Pink 296 Des Haynes; 2 Bottles of wine Green 606 Tracy Molics; Cuddly monkey & chocolate Green 96 Edith Sheard (donated back); Musical clock Green 61 Elsie Knight (donated back). The management committee would like to thank everyone who supported this event including Mandy & Debbie at the post office, Mick & Janet at the village club and the ladies who volunteered their time to sell the tickets.


Audition Night

There will be an audition night in Brierley club on Wednesday at 8pm when 3 up and coming acts will appear


Break in

An allotment off Barnsley Road was broken into on Saturday night and three heavy-duty strimmers and a bag of spanners were stolen.


Women’s Fellowship

The guest speaker at last Wednesday’s Women’s Fellowship meeting was Mrs M Taylor. Pianist was Mrs Margaret Watson.


Girls Brigade

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


Regular events and meetings:

Garden and Allotment Society;

Meet the first Wednesday in every month in the Three Horse Shoes at 9pm.

Brierley Labour Party;

Meet the last Sunday in every month in Brierley Social club at 10am.

Brierley Village (Community) Partnership;

Meet every second Tuesday in the month in their offices at Brierley Hall at 7pm.

Quiz Night

Every Thursday in the three Horse Shoes starting at 9pm.

Brierley Village club.

Artistes Friday and Sunday. Bingo with cash prizes Tuesday and Thursday.