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From Brierley and the surrounding area

23 November 2002

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Brierley Vet found dead


German born Brierley vet Herbert Fischer, 46, who operated from Lindley House on Cordeux’s corner, has been found dead in his home after a fall down the stairs. Herby as he was known to his friends and customers came to live in Lindley House a number of years ago as a guest of the late May Beaumont Schofield. He converted an old out building in the grounds from where he ran his veterinary surgery. A police spokesman said there was nothing suspicious about his death, which will be the subject of an enquiry. The funeral of the vet and former magistrate will take place on Tuesday at 10.30am at Ardsley crematorium


Regular events and meetings:

Brierley Historic Photographic Society

Meets on Monday and Friday 10am till 12 and Thursday night 7pm till 9pm when Jean Mann will be available to answer any Genealogy questions


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


Hillside Tara

Coffee morning every Tuesday with bingo and raffle. 10am


Boys Brigade

The boys Brigade Juniors will meet on Wednesday while the senior boys will meet on Thursday at 6.45pm


Primary School

The football team will play a match at Milefield Middle School on Monday 25 November kicking of at 3.15


Historic Photographic Society

The winners of this week’s raffle were Jean Mann and Lynn Lomas. Volunteers meet on a Monday morning from 10am till 12 where all new members would be made welcome. The next meeting of the genealogy class will be on Thursday from 7pm till 9



At a recent presentation evening held in Brierley Social club, Councillor Alex Vodden presented a cheque for £1,622 to Steve Travis from the Barnsley Multiple Sclerosis Society. The cash was raised at the annual Harvest festival, which was held in Brierley club, and through a sponsored Triathlon, which was held at the Options Health and fitness centre in Grimethorpe of which Conc. Vodden is a director. Chris Sykes who has organised the Harvest Festival for the last five years said, “Steve was absolutely delighted with the amount raised both at the club with the Harvest festival which raised just above £1000, and with the efforts from the members at options who raised the rest of the proceeds”. He went on to say that he would like to thank everyone who was involved



Lucky winners of the bonus ball recently have been Christine Hanwell, Mavis Butcher, Maureen Floyd and Ida Wilson


Social club

The winner of the £100 tote on Sunday 17 November was Ernie Lacey. Janet Whittaker, and Wager have won mixed grills while Ross, Gordon Ryder, Steve Bowen, Chas and Angie Gillespie have all recently won a gallon of beer each. Artistes are on Friday and Sunday night


Three Horse Shoes quiz night

The quiz at the Three Horse Shoes is held on a Thursday night at 9pm. Recent winners have included Colin’s gang, Gwen’s lot, Dez, Mick Pointon and The Wage Warriors


Hillside Tara


Recent winners of the raffle prizes at the Tuesday coffee morning have included Hazel Devonport, Audrey Marsh and Margaret Wright.  The teenage Brierley band Fruntslide judged and presented

the prizes at the Hillside Tara’s Halloween night recently. The winner was 6 years old Brendan King while 12 years old Emma Galloway came second. Pie and peas and hot dogs were served and the band played a couple of songs. All the proceeds were towards the resident’s Christmas fund


Fruntsl/de presenting the prizes to Brendan King and Emma Galloway. Picture Jaygee Photography


Indecent assault

Paul Marsden, 51, of Hillside Crescent Brierley was granted conditional bail to make his first appearance at Sheffield Crown Court on January 9. He is charged with indecently assaulting an under-aged female


Aerobics class

Chairman of the Brierley Special Events group Doreen Henstock is looking to recruit a number of females from any age group to start an aerobics class in the village. Anyone interested can contact Doreen on 01226 711819


Winter Fayre

There will be a winter fayre at the Spiritualist Church on Saturday 30 November from 11am till 4pm. There will be a free healing session from 11am till 12. Also included will be a free raffle, private readings, cake stalls and rocks and crystals. Entry is free and everyone is welcome. On 4 December there will be a Christmas buffet and clairvoyance evening where the guest speaker will be Julie Winfield from Barnsley. The event will start at 7pm and tickets are £3


Pop in Club

The next ‘pop in club’, which is held in the Methodist church hall, will be on Thursday 5 December from 9.15 till 11.15am. Everyone is welcome to pop in for refreshments and a chat



Training for the Cubs and Tigers will now take place indoors at Willowgarth School on a Thursday evening from 7pm till 8.The team are looking for local teams to play friendly games. If anyone is interested please telephone Dave Henstock on 01226 713592


Coffee morning/Xmas Fayre

A Christmas Fayre coffee morning will take place at Grange House on Tuesday from 10.30am till 12. Doreen Britton who fund raises for the Kariba School in Kenya will draw her raffle on this morning. There will also be cakes stalls and refreshments. Everyone is welcome


Weston Park

Stan Williams was the lucky winner of the Name the Teddy Bear competition that was organised by Debbie from the Post Office. The proceeds were for the Weston Park hospital and the winning name was Daisy



Doreen Britton from Church Street is once again fundraising for the Kariba School in Kenya. With help from her daughter Tracy, Doreen has managed to raise over £5,000 over the last few years. Her latest raffle where over a dozen prizes will be available is to provide desks and chairs for a classroom. The raffle will be drawn at the Grange House coffee morning on 26 November. You may also purchase tickets on this day


Grange House

Recent winners of the raffle on the social evenings have been Hilda Hall, Rita Sayers, Vira Foster, Rita Ford and Nellie Bowering. Residents and friends enjoyed a Halloween pie and pea supper recently organised by the warden Linda Milburn. Prize-winners were, Sid Lawton, Doreen Bradbury, Cath Evans, Joan Parker, Rita Ford, Brenda Ramsden and Mrs Keys. Susan Sheridan won the lucky number draw


Fruntsl/de hit the Diary

The teenage Brierley band Fruntsl/de were well pleased to hear that Gareth Lightfoot of the Barnsley Chronicle managed to get hold of their latest CD ‘Million Miles’ and gave them a superb write up in his ‘Diary’, which is featured in the Royston edition. "Both Still Waiting and Million Miles are love songs to the elusive perfect woman. Quite catchy they are too.” he says, he goes on “Whether Fruntslide will be fighting off droves of adoring fans and playing to packed stadia in future years remains to be seen. But it’s a promising start”


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