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From Brierley and the surrounding area

20 April 2002

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Social Club

The Social club concert room will now reopen after refurbishment on Friday April 26. Ricky Allen a top line artist has been engaged. On Sunday morning April 28 at 11.15am, Mick and Janet the new managers are inviting all residents to come along and have a look round the newly refurbished club and to meet them to chat about ideas on what the members want from the club.


Free Alarms

Councillor's Sykes, Vodden and Whittaker will visit the Grange Road estate on Monday morning giving free attack alarms to the residents. The councillor's will also spend time explaining how they work. If any resident's would like an alarm but won't be at home, please telephone any of the Ward councillor's on, 01226- 711255, 711081 or 714403.


Women's Fellowship

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


Grange House

Rita Ford was the winner of the raffle prize at the social evening on Monday while Joan Parker won on Thursday. Hilda Hall won Friday night's prize.


St. Paul's Church

Jean Johnson will read the lesson at this Sunday's Eucharist service, which will be taken at 9am by the Rev John Baskerville. The PCC annual general meeting will take place at St Peter's church at Felkirk on Friday April 26 at 7pm. Election of officers will also take place.  


THS Quiz

Richard Harrison won both the quiz and the guess the nearest too at the Thursday night quiz in the Three Horse Shoes. The event is held every week and starts at 9.30pm. Everyone sang happy birthday to Bill Ennis on his 75th birthday.


Table Top Sale

A tabletop sale at the Methodist church was held on Saturday. The proceeds were for the new building fund.


Pop in club

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



There will be healing in the sanctuary by trained volunteers tonight Friday at 6pm till 6.45 followed by an open circle at 7pm. Sunday is a service of hymns, prayers and clairvoyance and will be taken this week by Janet Rushton from Normanton at 6pm. Helen Bolton will take the Sunday service on April 28. To ease traffic congestion on Church Street visitors are asked to use the Brierley Hall car park.  

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120 guests were entertained to lunch at Brierley Methodist church recently 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.


Methodist Church

The Rev R Barker will take the Sunday morning family service at 10.15am while Mr A Brown will take the evening service at 6pm. On Tuesday there will be a ladies recreation evening at 7.30pm.



Brierley Lions (under 13s) who are coached by David Henstock will play a friendly match this Sunday away to Thurnscoe Boys A. Players and supporters are asked to meet at the welfare park at 9.30am. 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.  


Town Council

There will be a meeting of Brierley Town council in the welfare park chambers at Grimethorpe on Wednesday at 7pm.


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.  


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.


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.



Winner of the bonus ball on Saturday was Michael Hambleton. Care worker Nigel Edwards has recently left the home to take up a position of Senior Care at Prospect House in Cudworth. This will lead to a position as Deputy Manager. All the staff and residents from Coppins wish Nigel all the best for the future.