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From Brierley and the surrounding area

15 October 2002

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School visit

Pupils from Brierley Primary school visited Brierley Hall recently when the secretary of the Brierley Historic Photographic Society Gary Hotchins showed them round and talked about the Halls history. The pupils also enjoyed calling in at the Society’s room and looking at old photographs. Gary has also put together a competition for the pupils entitled ‘I know my village’ where pupils were given old and new photographs of Brierley and asked to identify the locations.  Pupils were also asked to provide information about the photographs and the top boy and girl each received a £10 W H Smith’s voucher. Every pupil who took part  received a signed certificate. Councillor Alex Vodden sponsored the prizes.


Regular events and meetings:

Brierley Historic Photographic Society

Meets on Monday and Friday 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. 10am.


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.



There will be training for Brierley Lions and Cubs on Sunday morning at 10.15am in the welfare park.


Grange House

Councillor Audrey Marsh won Monday nights raffle at the Grange House social evening. Hilda Hall won on Thursday while Joan Parker claimed Friday’s prize.



Tonight Sunday at 7pm Janet Rushton from Normanton will take a service of hymns, prayers and clairvoyance. The service next Sunday will be taken by Jean Noel from South Elmsall. To ease traffic congestion on Church Street visitors are asked to use the Brierley Hall car park.


Historic Photographic Society

The winner of this weeks raffle was Joan Gomersall. Volunteers from the society meets on Monday and Friday mornings from 10am till 12. New members welcome. Jean Mann from Grimethorpe holds an informal genealogy class on Thursday from 7pm till 9pm.


Clairvoyance Special

There will be an evening of clairvoyance at the Spiritualist Church on Wednesday 6 November at 7pm. Morag Bence from Leeds will take the service and tickets which will be available from the church are priced at £2. Refreshments will be provided.


Social Club.

The winning numbers in the Sunday night tote for £100 were 2 and 13.The winner was Taffy. Tonight Friday the artist will be Kerry Anne while Vanessa Francis will provide the entertainment on Sunday. Bonus ball winner on Wednesday was Steve Hirst while Neil and Ross won on Saturday. J Smith and Rose were this weeks raffle winners while Ross and Neil won the quiz on Monday. Next Monday is games night and bingo will be played Thursday. There will be karaoke on Tuesday night.


Girls Brigade

Janet Baxendale will lead the Girls Brigade in the Methodist Church Hall on Monday at 7.15pm.



At the Three Horse Shoes quiz, which is held every Thursday night at 9pm, Laura and Steve won the general knowledge section while Paul Book claimed the kitty.


Boys Brigade                                                                                                                                

The Boys Brigade Juniors, Led by Mr. & Mrs. Edwin Hambleton will meet on a Wednesday at 6.30pm while the Boys Brigade Seniors will meet on Thursday at 6.45pm and will be led by Mr. Edwin Hambleton & Mr. David Parkinson.


Methodist Church

The Rev T Keen will lead the Sacrament service today Sunday at 10.15am while in the afternoon at 3 a service will be held at Grimethorpe where the Filey Fisherman’s choir will sing. The cleaning steward’s this week are Mr and Mrs C Clift and Miss Jean Rowley provide the flowers.


Pie and Peas

There will be a pie and pea supper for residents and friends of Grange House on Tuesday October 29 at 6.30pm till 9pm. Bingo. Games and a raffle will be held. All proceeds towards the residents Christmas fund.


St Paul’s

Father John Baskerville will lead the Eucharist service on Sunday morning at 9am. Jean Johnson will read the lesson.



The bonus ball winner on Wednesday was Nellie Ward. Tanya Leonard won on Saturday


Primary School

Mrs Hopkinson and Mrs Charlesworth will running a netball club on Tuesdays after school at 4.15pm for junior children.


Hillside TARA

Audrey Marsh was the winner of last weeks raffle at the coffee morning that is held in the Tara offices every Tuesday morning at 10am. There will be a Halloween fancy dress night on Thursday 31 October at 6pm. There will be a prize for both the best child and adult witch and warlock. Pie and peas and Hot dogs will be on sale and tickets are £1.


Women’s Fellowship

The Rev G Macintosh was guest speaker at the weekly meeting of the Brierley Women’s Fellowship on Wednesday. The ladies meet every week in the Methodist Church Hall at 2pm.


Ladies Recreation

There will be a ladies recreation evening in the Methodist Church Hall on Tuesday at 7.30pm.


Action Team for jobs

The team are available every Wednesday morning from 10am till 12 in the office of the History Society at the rear of Brierley Hall. Assistance will be given in job search and training.


Social and Dance

There will be a Social and Dance evening on Monday October 21 in the Methodist Church Hall. The event has been organised buy the Girls Brigade and will start at 7.15pm till 8.15. Entrance is 50p and proceeds will be towards the Guide Dog for the Blind.


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