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From Brierley and the surrounding area

4 April 2002

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Brierley businessman Barry Bailey owner of Stay Warm fuels has this week pledged a donation of 200 to the young Brierley group Frontslide. The donation will be used towards the band buying equipment. The band plan a number of local charity gigs this summer.  


Hillside TARA

Winning numbers in the Easter raffle which were drawn in the TARA offices on Good Friday are; 1st prize number 521, Audrey Marsh. 2nd prize number 729, Audrey Marsh. 3rd prize number 125, Barbara Pearson. 4th prize number 840, Mick Crawford. 5th prize number 197, Rita Ford. 6th prize number 568, Karen Hurd. 7th prize number 893, Sylvia Nixon. 8th prize number 751, Brendan Day. 9th prize number 196, Rita Ford and 10th prize with winning number 168 went to Kenneth Elvidge.


Table Top Sale

All the tables for the tabletop sale at the Methodist Church on Saturday April 13 between 10am and 1pm are booked. If anyone is interested in leaving their name for a reserve table telephone Margaret Watson on 01226 712094.


Mr George Gash

The death occurred recently of Mr George Gash aged 72 of Hillside Mount Brierley. A full service, which will be taken by Father David Nicholson, will take place this Tuesday at Ardsley crematorium at 11.30am. Mr Gash leaves a widow Violet, two sons and grandchildren.



Brierley Cubs (under 9s) will play a friendly away to South Elmsall Brookside today (Saturday). Players are asked to meet at Brierley Park at 9.45am. Training for the Cubs and the Tigers (under 14s) will resume on Sunday April 7 on the Brierley school field. Meet at 10.15am. The cubs have been accepted into the South Elmsall and District summer league, which begins in May. David Henstock coaches both teams.  


Grange House

The winner of the raffle prize at the Monday night social evening was Cath Evans while Joan Crawshaw won on Thursday. The winners of the Easter raffle, which was drawn on Good Friday were; 1st Sandra Swift. 2nd Jean Ennis. 3rd Jenny Weldon. 4th Cath Hardwick and 5th Mrs Savage.


THS Quiz

Richard Harrison won the quiz with 16 out of 20. Mick Pointon won the takings guessing to within 3000 for the total premier league attendance on Easter Monday Everyone sang happy birthday to Bill Ennis on his 75th birthday.  May he long continue pickling his onions.  


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Winner of the bonus ball last Saturday was Clair Barraclough while Pete Roberts won on Wednesday. The staff treated all the residents to a surprise Eater egg on Sunday.


A concert in aid of the Brierley Methodist Church new building fund will be hosted tonight (Saturday) by Cudworth Methodist Church. The New Mill Male Voice Choir will provide the entertainment. Mr and Mrs Edwin Hambleton will also celebrate their silver wedding anniversary.


St. Paul's Church

Jean Johnson will read the lesson at this Sunday's Eucharist service at 9am. The Rev John Baskerville will lead the service. Future events include the annual strawberry tea on July 14 and a grand Jubilee draw, which will take place in September. The first prize will be a giant dolls house.



Sunday will be a service of hymns, prayers and clairvoyance and will be taken this week by Colin Nicholson from Renishaw at 6pm. Sean Roper from Street House will take the Sunday service on April 14. To ease traffic congestion on Church Street visitors are asked to use the Brierley Hall car park.



An appeal is launched this week by the committee from the Hillside Tara for 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 the Special Events chairman Doreen Henstock on 01226 711819. The group are also seeking volunteers to assist in the events, which will be held on June 3.


Methodist Church

Mr Edwin Hambleton will take the Sunday morning family service at 10.15am while Miss E Haigh will take the evening service at 6pm. On Tuesday there will be a ladies recreation evening at 7.30pm.


Social Club

Refurbishment is still under way at the social club and it is hoped that the concert room will be open for Friday April 19.  


New Century Club

The winner of the recent Labour Party New Century draw was Mick Rook who collected 50  


Clairvoyance Special

There are still a few tickets left now for an evening of clairvoyance with Joyce Divine at the Spiritualist church. The event will take place on Wednesday April 17 at 7pm. Tickets priced at 1.50 are available from the church.