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From Brierley and the surrounding area

 27 July 2002

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Entrance to the Grange Road estate

Man found with throat slashed

   A 59 –years-old resident from the Grange Road estate was found outside his back door with his throat cut on Wednesday night. The man who has not been named was dead when the emergency services arrived. Police believe there are no suspicious circumstances at this stage.


The bungalow on Grange Road where a man’s body was found on Wednesday night


Road crash kills biker

 A man who was riding a Honda 500cc bike from Brierley towards Great Houghton was killed when he was in collision with another biker travelling in the opposite direction.

  Tony Riley aged 30, of Stanley Street Cudworth had serious internal injuries after the crash, which happened close to a bend on Moor Lane near to Burntwood Cottages at 8.15pm on Wednesday.

   The rider of the other bike a 900cc Honda Fireblade was a 42-years-old man from Rotherham who suffered a broken leg and ribs. His female pillion passenger aged 31, had fractures. Both are recovering in Barnsley hospital.


Kids clean up tennis court

 Brierley kids James (12) and Jodie (10) Hardwick from Ringstone Grove enlisted the help of their mother Liz 41, and their friend Boyd Henstock to clean up the old tennis court in the pavilion. The kids were fed up of being told off by the neighbours for their tennis balls landing in their gardens all the time. The kids grabbed Liz, a shovel and a brush and moved in on the ground that has been derelict for 13 years. “The weeds were over four feet high” said James “It would be lovely now if we could get some white lines painted”.


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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.


St Paul’s Church

Hilary Cooke will read this week’s lesson at the Eucharist service on Sunday at 9am. Father John Baskerville will take the service.



Sunday will be a service of hymns, prayers and clairvoyance and will be taken by Rae Hurley from Wakefield. Next Friday at 7pm will also be a service of hymns, prayers and clairvoyance and will be taken by Sean Roper from Street House. Next Sunday Jackie Jennings from South Kirby will take the service. To ease traffic congestion on Church Street visitors are asked to use the Brierley Hall car park.


Methodist Church

The Rev Gill Newton will take the Sunday morning family service at 10.15am and the evening service at 6pm will be taken by the Rev D Hinchcliffe. On Tuesday at 7.30pm there will be a ladies recreation evening.


Brierley Labour Party;

There will be a meeting of the Brierley Ward Labour Party in Brierley Social club on Sunday at 10.30am. Subscriptions are now due. One of the items on the agenda will be the Guy Fawkes social evening, which will be held in Brierley Social club on Saturday November 2. The winner of last month’s new centenary draw for £50 was Sylvia Nixon.


Coffee Morning

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. A meeting of the management committee will take place afterwards at 12noon.

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 12.15pm

Grange House

Recent winners of the Social evening raffles in Grange House were Kath Hardwick, Joyce Howell and John Vamplew.


Audition night

The village club will play host to up and coming stars on Wednesday when four new acts will appear on stage. Everyone is welcome.


THS Quiz

In the Three Horse Shoes on Thursday night Mick Pointon won the £10 prize money for the quiz and the nearest to question was won by Steve and Laura. The event is held every week and starts at 9pm.

Doncaster Dome

Paid up members from the Hillside Tara will enjoy a day at Doncaster Dome on Friday July 23. The coach will leave the estate at 1pm and return at 4pm. Any member wishing to go please see any committee member.


Barn Dance

The lucky prize-winners at the Brierley Methodist Church Barn Dance which was held recently at Churchfield’s Primary School were; Ida Scott, Sarah Richards, and Sarah Thornton.


Social Club.

Mick Crawford won the £100 tote on Sunday night with winning numbers 7 and 25. Colin Priest won the mixed grill on Friday. The artiste tonight Friday, will be Helena while Chris Knight will provide the entertainment on Sunday. The winners of the gallon of beer draw were Sandra Chaplain and Simon Carter. Mick Gough was the winner of the quiz on Wednesday. The bonus ball winners were Albert Taylor on Saturday and Janet Howell on Wednesday. Bingo is played on Tuesday and Thursday while Monday is games night.


Pop in Club

The next ‘Pop in’ session where everyone is invited for refreshments and a chat, will be held at the Methodist Church Hall on Thursday between 9.15 and 11.15 am.


Women’s Fellowship

There was a guest speaker at last Wednesday’s Women’s Fellowship meeting. Pianist was Mrs Margaret Watson


Garden and Allotment Society;

The Garden and Allotment Society will meet in the Three horse Shoes on Wednesday night at 9pm.


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