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From Brierley and the surrounding area

18 May 2002

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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.


Jumble Sale

A jumble sale will be held at the Methodist Church on Saturday May 25 at 1.30pm. The proceeds will be for Christian aid and the new building fund.


Clairvoyance Special

There will be an evening of clairvoyance at the Spiritualist church on Wednesday June 12 at 7.30pm with Veronica Sheares from Garforth. Tickets are £2 and are available from the church.


Pop in club

There will be a pop in club at the Methodist Church hall on Thursday from 9.15am to 11.15am. Everyone is invited to 'pop in' for a chat and refreshment.


THS Quiz

Mick Pointen was the winners of the quiz in the Three Horse Shoes on Thursday night with a score of seventeen. Ged Firth won the nearest too question. The event is held every week and starts at 9pm.



Brierley Cubs played their first league match away to Hemsworth St Pats on Saturday and won 2-1. The Brierley goal scorers were Elliot Caunt and Ryan Cook. This Saturday they will play at home to Moorthorpe Rangers kicking off at 10.30am. The club is still seeking donations or sponsorship for the following summer season where they will play one cup and 14 league games in the South Elmsall summer league. Telephone the team coach Dave Henstock for further details. Training for both the Lions and the Cubs takes place on Tuesday's at 5.45pm in the park. Old and new players are welcome to train


Methodist Church

Mr R Baxendale will take the Sunday morning family service at 10.15am and the evening service at 6pm will be taken by Mr E Hambleton. On Tuesday there will be a ladies recreation evening at 7.30pm


Girl's Brigade

The Girl's Brigade led by Janet Baxendale will meet on Monday at 6.30pm in the Methodist Church hall where the girl’s will hold a fun raising evening


Women's Fellowship

The guest speaker at last Wednesday’s Women’s Fellowship which was held in the Methodist Church was Mr Des Haynes. Pianist was Mrs Margaret Watson


Grange House

Jean Ennis won the raffle at the social evening on Friday night while Tony Evans won on Tuesday. Forthcoming events include the Grimethorpe and District Brass band that will play for the residents on Tuesday June 11 at 7pm to celebrate the Queens Golden Jubilee. On July 17 the warden Linda Milburn will take a day trip to Scarborough. Spare tickets will be on sale at £3 each to non-residents



May retires after 32 years

Brierley resident May Gell of Chestnut Avenue has finally hung up her apron after working at Milefield Primary school, Grimethorpe for 32 years as a supervisory dinner lady. May said that she had enjoyed working at the school and will really miss all the children who made her some beautiful leaving gifts. She recently had an accident where she fell 18 feet down a cliff while on holiday and has been waiting for an operation on her arm since. “I love my job and would be happy to keep going if I could but I have to retire now I am 65.” she said. Bet Orr, admin officer at the school, said May was loved by everyone and would be greatly missed



The management committee of the Brierley Historic Photographic Society will hold a meeting in their new premises at Brierley Hall on Monday at 4pm. Members of the society are invited to attend. An informal genealogy class will start on Thursday night June 13 at 7pm. The course will be taken by Jean Mann from Grimethorpe and will be for members of the society who will meet every two weeks. The course is free but places are limited to 10 members for the first course. The society is also seeking any residents who have a little spare time on their hands to volunteer their services in cataloguing the material already in the archives. Membership is £1 per year to cover administration costs and is open to anyone. If you would like to become a member you can call in the society’s meeting room at the rear of Brierley Hall on Monday at 3.30pm, or you can contact Gary on 01226 716957



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



The winner of the bonus ball on Wednesday was Rebecca Halliday while Maureen Floyd won on Saturday. The staff welcomed a new residents this week, Maud Seal who comes from South Kirby


Boy's Brigade

The Boys Brigade will hold a parade service on Sunday. This is a young peoples day and all the boys and their parents are invited to attend the services at 10.15am and 6pm. The boys are asked to be at the church on Sunday morning at 10.05am. The juniors will meet on Wednesday and will be led by Mr and Mrs Hambleton while the seniors will meet on Thursday and will be led by Edwin Hambleton and David Parkinson


St. Paul's Church

Beverly Kenworthy read the lesson at last Sunday's Eucharist service, which was taken by the Rev John Baskerville. Jean Johnson will read this week’s lesson. Future events include a strawberry tea on July 14 and a tombola stall at the special events Queens Golden Jubilee celebrations day on June 3. The church will also be holding a Grand Jubilee draw with the first prize being a large dolls house


Social Club

The winner of the mixed grill on Friday donated it back to the club social fund and Albert Taylor bided £11 for it. Lisa Rhodes will provide the entertainment on Sunday night. There will be an audition night in the club on Wednesday May 29 where new up and coming acts will be able to show of their talents


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