Brierley Harvest Festival, which have been organised by
Sykes for the past six years, broke all records when a total of £1,530
was raised for the Barnsley Multiple Sclerosis Society. The football
shirt, which was donated, by Mick McCarthy the Northern Ireland Manager
and former Barnsley FC player was purchased by the local MP Jeff Ennis
who bided £225. An old Brierley photograph donated by the Historic
Photographic Society raised £60. The events started on the morning at
the Options Health and Fitness centre at Grimethorpe when athletes
competed in a sponsored Triathlon that raised £530.The Harvest Festival
itself was held in the social club and at closing time £980 had been
raised when club regular Pete Conway from Hillside Grove
to have his ponytail cut of
highest bidder. Mick Gough of Church Street kindly offered to make the
amount up to £1,000 for the honour. Mick Crawford the club manager spoke
very highly of Chris’s efforts and called him an unsung hero of
top right shows Councillor Alex Vodden starting of the Triathlon with
Ben Ward an instructor at Options , Pete Atherton the timekeeper and on
the treadmill is Dave Ingram.
Top left: Brierley club manager Mick Crawford with Jeff Ennis Chris
Sykes Lee Marsh and Councillor Alex Vodden with the Northern Ireland
shirt that raised £225.
Left: Mick Gough snips of Pete Conway’s
will visit Wakefield Cathedral on Thursday. Class JD visited Brierley
Hall yesterday 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 will be given old
and new photographs of Brierley and asked to identify the locations.
Pupils will also be asked to provide information about the photographs
and the top boy and girl will each receive a £10 W H Smith’s voucher.
Every pupil who takes part will receive a signed certificate. Councillor
Alex Vodden will sponsor the prizes.
Historic Society members Joan Gomersall and Councillor Alex Vodden
showing the school pupils around Brierley Hall.
and friends from the Coppins
nursing home were treated to an afternoon of memorabilia on Wednesday
when Tanya Leonard a care worker at the home, brought in a box of
everyday items from the 1930s onwards. The residents had a very
enjoyable afternoon re living old memories. A raffle on the day raised
£70.70 for the residents Christmas treat and the lucky winners were,
Jenny Ward, Eva Barraclough, Peter Roberts, Margaret Butterworth, Mandy
Roberts, Ann Maw and Pat Ashton. The staff would like to thank everyone
for their support.
Photograph shows 88 years-old Dorothy Hart a resident at the home
explaining a number of items to Tanya Leonard