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From Brierley and the surrounding area

25 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


THS Quiz

Marlene Haynes was the winners of the quiz and the nearest too question in the Three Horse Shoes on Thursday night. The event is held every week and starts at 9pm


Golden Jubilee Celebrations

Events for the Queens Jubilee on June 3, which, have been organised by the Brierley Special Events Group include, 1.30pm Crowning of the Jubilee Queen Leanne Ashton by Jeff Ennis MP in Brierley park. The parade will start at 2.15 and walk from Brierley Park to the post office and back to Brierley Hall. 3.30pm Poi-Fire eater act. 4pm Circus workshop. 4.30pm The Grimethorpe Majorettes display. 5pm Display by Grimethorpe St John’s ambulance. 5.30pm Bob Ludlum and his Jazz band and finishing of at 6pm till 8 will be Double T Disco. The Events Group would like to thank Dr. M. Shrivastava, Conc. Alex Vodden, Chris Sykes and Jeff Ennis MP for their donations towards this event


Jumble Sale

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


Labour Party

The Brierley Ward Labour party will meet in Brierley Village club on Sunday at 10.30am. They will hold their Annual General Meeting in Brierley Hall on Tuesday at 7.15pm


Boy's Brigade

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

Jean Johnson read the lesson at last Sunday's Eucharist service, which was taken by the Rev John Baskerville. There will be no service at Brierley this Sunday. 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


Methodist Church

Mr A Brown will take the Sunday morning family service at 10.15am and the evening service at 6pm will be taken by the Rev Leslie Newton. On Tuesday there will be a ladies recreation evening at 7.30pm



The winner of the bonus ball on Wednesday was Clair Barraclough while Christopher Hawcroft won on Saturday. The staff welcomed a new residents this week, Lilly Hughes who comes from South Elmsall



On Friday nights there is there 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. This Sunday will be a service of hymns, prayers and clairvoyance and will be taken by Craig Martin from Rotherham at 6pm. Next Sunday the service will be taken by Sam Nikols from South Elmsall. To ease traffic congestion on Church Street visitors are asked to use the Brierley Hall car park


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


Social Club

The winner of the raffle on Friday was Ken Sheard who won a mixed grill. Steve Bowen won the tote rollover and claimed £80. The artiste tonight Friday, will be Louise Mathews while Alannah Graham will provide the entertainment on Sunday. The winners of the gallon of beer draw were Albert Taylor and George Shaw. There will be cash bingo on Thursday starting at 8.30pm

Accident (see images above)

A young lad jumped on a tractor owned by well-known Brierley resident Colin Painter while it was parked up outside a bungalow on the Grange Road estate yesterday teatime (Friday).  The youngster lost control of the vehicle and crashed it into the front bedroom of pensioners Mr and Mrs John Dinsdale whose bungalow was opposite where the tractor was parked. When the tractor hit the bungalow witnesses’ say they saw a young lad jump from it and run off. An emergency repair team from the local council were at the scene when these photographs were taken just 15mins after the accident. Mr and Mrs Dinsdale were said to be ok but shocked. The crash knocked the radiator off the bedroom wall (more next week)



At a meeting of the Brierley Historic Photographic Society on Monday, Billy and Yvonne Bates, Joan Gomersall and Paula Hutley, were co-opted onto the management committee. There are two spare places available for the informal genealogy class, which 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 to anyone wishing to become a society member. Membership is £1 per year to cover administration costs. 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. If you would like to become a member or you would like to volunteer your services you can call in the society’s meeting room at the rear of Brierley Hall (telephone first) or you can contact Gary on 01226 716957. The society will be holding a raffle starting on June 10. Tickets will be available from 9am till 12noon Monday to Friday in the post office where the society will also be putting a number of old photographs on show. Subscriptions are now due for the year 2002/03



In the South Elmsall Summer league, Brierley Cubs played at home to Moorthorpe Rangers on Saturday and although they lost 2-0 the team coach David Henstock was well pleased with the lads performance. Man of the match was Kane Clarke. This Saturday they will play away to Normanton kicking of at 10.30am. Players are asked to meet at the park for 9.30am. Training for both the Lions and the Cubs takes place on Tuesday's at 5.45pm in the welfare park. Old and new players are welcome to train


Girl’s Football

Brierley Primary school pupils from years 5 and 6 entered a 7-aside football tournament at Edward Sheerian school on Tuesday and won 5, drew 2 and lost 2 of their 9 games. The goal scorers for Brierley were Becky Brooks and Yasmin Day. Emma Galloway played very well as the goalkeeper. The players wore their new football kit, which was funded by the Brierley Village (Community) Partnership and all received certificates


Girl's Brigade

The Girl's Brigade led by Janet Baxendale held a fun evening of entertainment, games, bring &buy stall on Monday evening. The event raised £92 for the brigade’s funds. They meet on Monday at 7pm in the Methodist Church hall



Brierley Village club will play host to up and coming stars of the future on Wednesday night when a number of new acts will appear in an audition night. Everyone is welcome


Grange House

Sue Noble won the raffle at the social evening on Friday night while Doreen Smith won on Thursday. Audrey Marsh won Monday’s prize. 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


Pop in club

The next pop in club at the Methodist Church hall will be on Thursday 6 June from 9.15am to 11.15am. Everyone is invited to 'pop in' for a chat and refreshment


Women's Fellowship

There will be a guest speaker at the Women’s Fellowship meeting in the Methodist Church on Wednesday at 2pm. Pianist will be Mrs Margaret Watson


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