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From Brierley and the surrounding area

 24 August 2002

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Genealogy class

The Genealogy class, which is held in Brierley Hall on Thursday at 7pm and organised by the Historic Photographic Society, resumed this week after the holidays. The class is informal and anyone is welcome to attend. The class is becoming very popular, and already five members have traced their ancestors back to the 1881 census. The history room is also open on a Monday morning from 10am till 12 where volunteers are required to catalogue the artefacts already in the society’s possession.


Eric Wright, Billy and Yvonne Bates take stock with Jean Mann at the Genealogy class



Web site

The website received 365 visitors this week who looked at 681 pages. The top page was email 2002 and the most visited photograph this week was Occasion unknown. Visits included people from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, Cayman Islands, Pennsylvania, Spain, Central African Republic, Sudan, Denmark, Germany, South Carolina, Florida, Italy, California, Virginia, Australia, Canada, Massachusetts, Colorado, New Jersey, Texas, Croatia


Regular events and meetings:

Brierley Historic Photographic Society

Meets on Monday and Wednesday 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. 10.30am.


Boys Brigade

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


Girls Brigade

Meet in the Methodist Church Hall on Monday at 7.15pm.


Danny Oats ice cream

The Original Danny Oat’s ice cream cart will travel through the village selling ice cream for 1p on Sunday starting on the Grange estate at noon. The cart will then take the following route, Back of Grange House/Coop Row. Barnsley Road, Regina Crescent, Hilltop estate, Haldane Crescent, opposite Brierley Hall on Church Street, Hillside Crescent, Coppins nursing home, Norwood Drive and then on to the park estate. Due to the lack of time, the cart will only make two stops on the estates and residents are asked to make their way to the cart. Jingles will be played five minutes before the cart is due to inform everyone of its arrival. Volunteers will be carrying donation boxes, which will be for cancer research. The event has been organised by the Brierley Historic Photographic Society and members will dress in period costumes.


Clairvoyance evening

At a recent clairvoyance evening, which took place at Brierley Spiritualist Church over £150 was raised for the PDSA (Sick animals) Diana Burkes from Wath and Yvonne Mcdoneld took the service.



Residents from the Coppins nursing home enjoyed a Fish and chips lunch followed by ice cream and donuts on the harbour at Bridlington when staff organised a day trip on Tuesday. The bonus ball winner on Wednesday was Margaret Hanley while Hazel Kemp won on Saturday. There will be a clothing party in the home today at 3pm. Bingo and a raffle will also take place and everyone is welcome.


Grange House

Tony Evans won Monday nights raffle at the Grange House social evening. Betty Ryalls won on Thursday while Joan Parker claimed Friday’s prize.



Tonight Friday at 6pm, there will be healing in the sanctuary by trained volunteers followed at 7pm by an open circle. Sunday will be a service of hymns, prayers and clairvoyance and will be taken by Paul Baisby from Doncaster. Next Sunday Dave Rawlings from Doncaster will take the service. To ease traffic congestion on Church Street visitors are asked to use the Brierley Hall car park.


Methodist Church

The share Jesus team will take the Sunday morning family service at 10.15am and the evening service at 6pm. The team are in Brierley for the week and have organised the following events around the village.

Saturday, 7pm Barbeque and “Meet the team.”

Sunday, 10.15am All-age worship, noon Bring and share lunch, 2pm Treasure Hunt, 6pm All-age worship.

Monday, 7pm Barn dance with barbeque.

Tuesday, 9.30am Holiday club for 5-11 year olds, 2.30pm Fun time at Hillside, 7pm Live band with the very popular Fruntslide.

Wednesday, 2.30pm Fun time at Hilltop. 7pm Celebration at Sheffield City Hall.

Thursday, 2.30pm Fun time at Regina Crescent. 7pm Demonstration by Fosters Bakery.

Friday, 2.30pm Fun time in the Park estate. 7pm Pie and pea supper.

For further details contact Richard Baxendale on 01226 711226.


St Paul’s Church

Father John Baskerville will take the Eucharist service this Sunday at 9am. Jean Johnson will read the lesson.


Doncaster Dome

Thirty-eight children and eighteen adults will enjoy a trip to Doncaster Dome today. The coach leaves at 1pm and returns at 4. The event has been organised by the TARA committee.


Action Team for Jobs

The Action Team for Jobs will be available on Wednesday morning in the History Society rooms at the rear of Brierley Hall from10 till 12.00pm. The team are available to assist with job searches, offering advice on training and there are also various grants available for help in getting back into work.

Summer club                                                                                                                                              

There will be a ladies summer club at the Methodist Church Hall on Tuesday at 7pm


Coffee Morning/Raffle Nos.

A coffee morning will be held at the Tara offices on Hillside on Tuesday morning from 10 while 12. Bingo and raffle will also be played. The winning numbers in the recent raffle were; 1st prize 582 claimed by Ann Braidley. 2nd prize 698 Fruit Hamper claimed by Julie. 3rd 348 Selection of wine claimed by Mick Crawford. 4th 525 Champagne claimed by Shelley. 5th Babycham claimed by P Smith. 6th Tea towels and knives claimed by Kath. A total of £78.50 was raised for the outing funds.



Alex Vodden won the Thursday night general knowledge quiz, which is held at the Three Horse Shoes every Thursday night at 9pm. Steve Evans won the Kitty question.


Social Club.

There were three prizes in the tote on Sunday night, Raymond Oats won the £100 while Ray and Viv and Janet collected £25. The winner of the raffle for a mixed grill on Friday was Des while Chris Sykes won the on Wednesday. The artiste tonight Friday, will be Linda Rush while Adam James provides the entertainment on Sunday. Tuesday and Thursday will be bingo. Monday is games night.


Audition night

Sammy Beck will host an audition night on Wednesday in Brierley Village club, where up to four up and coming acts will put their talents on show.

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