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From Brierley and the surrounding area

13 April 2002

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Winner of the bonus ball on Saturday was Nellie Ward while Julie Cross won on Wednesday. The staff recently welcomed a new resident Ada Cook from South Kirkby.



Brierley Village Community Partnership Management Group met on Tuesday night in their new office in Brierley Hall. The Partnership have just received a grant from the Neighbourhood Renewal Community Chest to help them promote their activities and to encourage more local residents to join. They have also received a grant of 500 from the Community Support Fund and will be using it to tidy up the Dean Hancock Memorial Garden, replacing seating that was stolen and putting in a litter bin. The Partnership is also working with Brierley Special Events Group on their Jubilee Celebration event, which will take place on Monday 3rd June. If anyone would like to volunteer to help with this event or to find out more about the Partnership please call Donna Craven 01709 881849.


Social Club

The Social club concert room will now reopen after refurbishment on Friday April 26. A top line artist has been engaged.


Girl's Brigade

The Girl's Brigade led by Janet Baxendale will meet on Monday at 7.15pm in the Methodist Church hall. Recently the girl's have been working on their music badge.  



The committee from the Hillside Tara are still in need of anyone with dressmaking skills or similar to assist them in design and stitching of a dragon for the Queens Golden jubilee celebrations. If you feel you can help please telephone Sylvia Nixon on 01226 715248. The group are also seeking volunteers to assist in the events, which will be held on June 3. If you would like to volunteer please telephone the special events chairman Doreen Henstock on 01226 711819.


Grange House

Joyce Howell was the winner of the raffle prizes at both Monday and Friday night's social evening while Joan Parker won on Thursday.  



Sunday is a service of hymns, prayers and clairvoyance and will be taken this week by Sean Roper from Street House at 6pm.. There are still a few tickets left for the evening of clairvoyance with Joyce Divine that will take place on Wednesday at 7pm. Tickets are 1.50 and will be available this weekend at the church. There will be healing in the sanctuary by trained volunteers next Friday at 6pm till 6.45 followed by an open circle at 7pm. Janet Rushton from Normanton will take the Sunday service on April 21. To ease traffic congestion on Church Street visitors are asked to use the Brierley Hall car park.  

Table Top Sale

There will be a tabletop sale at the Methodist church today Saturday between 10am and 1pm. Further details can be obtained by telephoning Margaret Watson on 01226 712094.



120 guests were entertained to lunch at Brierley Methodist church on Saturday to celebrate the silver wedding of Mr and Mrs Edwin Hambleton. In the evening the guests visited the Cudworth Methodist Church where a concert in aid of the Brierley Methodist Church new building fund was hosted. The New Mill Male Voice Choir provided the entertainment. 


Pop in club

The next pop in club, which will be held at the Methodist church hall, is on Thursday April 25 from 9.15am to 11.15am. Everyone is invited to 'pop in' for a chat and refreshments.  


Methodist Church

The Rev Gill Newton will take the Sunday morning family service at 10.15am while Mr B Yardly will take the evening service at 6pm. On Tuesday there will be a ladies recreation evening at 7.30pm.


Women's Fellowship

At the meeting of the Brierley Women's fellowship on Wednesday, Mrs Micklethwaite was the guest speaker. Mrs Margaret Watson was the pianist.


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.  



Brierley Cubs (under 9s) lost their friendly match 4-1 away to South Elmsall Brookside last Saturday. Although the lads were playing against a much stronger and experienced team, their manager Dave Henstock was pleased with their performance. The goal scorer for Brierley was Cameron Axe. Summer training for the Cubs and the Tigers (under 14s) will now take place in Brierley Park starting this Tuesday at 5.45pm.The cubs have been accepted into the South Elmsall and District summer league and their first match on May 12 will be away to Hemsworth.


Garden & Allotment Society

There are still two allotments to let on the site off Barnsley Road. The secretary has advised that if anyone is interested to apply now as the planting season is starting. Telephone Pat Nicholls on 01226 710888.  


St. Paul's Church

Jean Johnson read the lesson at last Sunday's Eucharist service at 9am. The Rev John Baskerville led the service.  


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