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From Brierley and the surrounding area

4 May 2002

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On Sunday there will be a service of hymns, prayers and clairvoyance and will be taken by Lee Davies from Wakefield at 6pm. Next Sunday the service will be taken by Pat Campbell from Sheffield. To ease traffic congestion on Church Street visitors are asked to use the Brierley Hall car park


Pop in club

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



Brierley Cubs will play their last friendly match away today Saturday to South Elmsall Brookside. Their first league match will be away to Hemsworth Tigers on Saturday May 11. Players are asked to meet at the welfare park on Saturday morning at 9.30am for both matches. 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.


Social Club

About 50 people turned out to visit the newly refurbished Brierley Village Club on Sunday morning. Mick and Janet the new managers discussed ideas with them regarding what they want from the club. Many ideas where put forward for the use of the club and all in all Mick and Janet were pleased with the response from the residents. The winner of the mixed grill on Friday was Dale Woolands. There will artistes on Friday and Sunday's. On Wednesday May 15 there will be an audition night in the club


Garden and Allotment Society

A meeting was held in the Three Horse Shoes on Wednesday night. There are still two allotments available. If anyone is interested in them please telephone Pat Nicholls on 01226 710888


St. Paul's Church

Beverly Kenworthy read the lesson at last Sunday's Eucharist service, which was taken by the Rev John Baskerville. 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



Congratulations go out this week to Christine Hanwell who has been promoted to Deputy Manager of the Coppins Residential care home on Common Road. Christine from Brierley Road Grimethorpe has been a carer at the home for three and a half  years starting of as a care assistant in 1998 before being promoted to senior care assistant after 12 months



The next meeting of the Brierley Village (Community) Partnership will be on Tuesday May 14 in Brierley Hall at 7pm. One of the items on the agenda will be the new office opening hours


Grange House

The social evening was held on Tuesday this week and the raffle winner was Mrs Gash. Mrs Bowering won on Friday



The winner of the bonus ball on Wednesday was Hazel Kemp while Steven King won on Saturday. The staffs are planning a week of celebrations starting on June 3 for the Queens Jubilee. The home will be trimmed up with buntings and balloons and the residents will have special dinners and buffets throughout the week. John King who is a top line artiste will also provide entertainment for the residents. The staff welcomed two new residents this week, Tony Evans from Brierley and Beatrice Ellin from Royston


Methodist Church

Miss E Haigh will take the Sunday morning family service at 10.15am and the evening service at 6pm will be taken by Mrs R Marsden. On Tuesday there will be a ladies recreation evening at 7.30pm


THS Quiz

Ged Firth was winner of the quiz in the Three Horse Shoes on Thursday night with a score of seventeen. The event is held every week and starts at 9.30pm


Boy's Brigade

The Boys Brigade 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


Regular 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 10.30am.

Brierley Village (Community) Partnership; Meet every second Tuesday in the month in their offices at Brierley Hall.


Girl's Brigade

The Girl's Brigade led by Janet Baxendale will meet on Monday at 7.15pm in the Methodist Church hall


Women's Fellowship Rally

A women's fellowship rally was held in the Methodist Church on Monday where Mrs M Ellis was guest speaker. Mrs E Hambleton was the organist and Mrs Margaret Watson played a duet with Mrs Jean Rowley. The guest speaker at next Wednesday's meeting will be Miss Pepper


Friends of Kenya

Doreen Britton from Church Street has recently received two donations of 20 each from a Brierley couple, which will buy two desks and chairs for the Kariba School in Kenya. Over the last six years Doreen and her daughter Tracy Hodkinson from Common Road have raised in excess of 6,000, which has provided the school with two new classrooms with equipment and a roof for another classroom. Their recent money raising efforts have provided the school with a further 15 desks and 20 stools. If anyone would like to sponsor a desk and two stools for 20 please telephone Doreen on 01226 711168. The sponsors name will be engraved onto the desk


Labour Party

The winner of last month's century club draw for 50 was Hazel Devonport


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