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24 August 2006










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The photograph shows Chris with Jeff Ennis MP who bidded for a Northern Ireland shirt at a previous auction. Others on the photograph are Mick Crawford club steward at the time, Lee Marsh, helper, and Councillor Alex Vodden.

Auction : The date and time has been arranged for the annual Harvest Festival charity auction which is run every year by Chris Sykes. The event will take place in Brierley Social club on Saturday 7 October starting at 8pm. Over the years Chris has raised over £10,000 for local charities and this year’s auction will be in aid of Multiple Sclerosis. Any item of auctionable value would be appreciated and can be donated by contacting Chris on 01226 711255 or Sandra at the club on 01226 716373

Grange House : At the Grange House social evening on Thursday Joyce Howell won the raffle while Margaret Burton won the prize on Friday. Nellie Bowering won on Monday.

Town Council : This months meeting of the Town council will take place next Wednesday in the council chambers in Grimethorpe Welfare Park at 8pm .

Boys Brigade : Under the guidance of Edwin and Elizabeth Hambleton, the Boys Brigade recently spent 4 days at Edale camping. Activities included abseiling, orienteering, table tennis and hill walking and climbing. Reece Bryan won the table tennis tournament and Cameron Lee won a climbing award. The top boy award went to Kallum Sollitt. The Brigade will now take a break for the summer and will return the second week in September.

Exhibition : Because of an outing from the village on the 12 September, the date for the Brierley and its people in photographs exhibition has been changed to Thursday 14 September from 10am till 9pm .

St Paul’s Church: The Sunday Mass will be at 9.30am . Daily Mass will be taken on Monday at 10am and Friday at 3pm . The services will be conducted by Father Peter Needham. Marriage or Baptism enquires to be made to Father Peter Needham at St Luke’s Church Grimethorpe on Friday between 6.30 and 7.15pm . Baptism and Confirmation classes will begin on a date to be arranged in September. Again contact Father Peter on 01226 717561 for further details.

Community Workshop : A community workshop for woodworking crafts is available in Brierley on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 10am till 12 and from 2 till 4. The workshop is available free for anyone to use. For further information contact John Nyland at the Brierley Grimethorpe Shafton Community Partnership on 01226 718282.

Spiritualist Church : There will be healing in the Sanctuary on Friday from 6pm to 6.45pm followed by an open circle from 7pm till 8pm. Beryl Freeman from Thurnscoe will take the Sunday evening service at 6pm till 7.15pm . Refreshments will be served afterwards.


Quiz: There will be a general knowledge quiz at the Three Horse Shoes on Thursday at 9.30pm and a music quiz on Sunday starting at 8pm . The winner of last Thursday’s quiz was Terry Winter. Graham and Paul Vodden won the music quiz on Sunday.

Dinner outing : On 13 September, Linda Milburn the warden at Grange House will escort a party of 36 tenants and guests to dinner at the Burntwood Court Hotel . Entertainment will also be provided. The bus will leave Grange House at 11.30am .

Volunteers : Volunteers are required for the Brierley and its people in photographs exhibition which will now be held in the Methodist Church Hall on Thursday 14 September from 10am till 9pm. Anyone with at least one hour to spare during these times would be made welcome. The volunteers will be asked to assist in gathering information on the photographs from the general public, assisting the elderly and disabled and keeping the photographs in a tidy state. A tee shirt and name badge will be provided free of charge. For further details please Email Gary

Wood carving : There are still places available for the wood carving course in Brierley which runs on a Tuesday evening from 7pm till 9pm . For further details contact John Nyland at the Brierley Grimethorpe Shafton Community Partnership on 01226 718282

Social club : The winner of last weeks quiz was the team made up of Volvo Phil, Kev Elvidge and John Clarke. The quiz is held every Monday night at 8.30.

Brierley Cubs FC : The under 9s played a friendly match on Sunday at home to Mexborough B team and lost 3-2. Macauly Haigh scored twice for Brierley the second one coming from a tap in from an excellent free kick taken by Jason Dench. New player Tyler Leese made his debut. Training starts on Thursday from 6pm while 7pm in the Welfare Park and new players are welcome. Telephone Brian Haywood on 01226 715976. The under 7s will play Penistone on Sunday and train on a Wednesday from 6pm while 7pm and once again new players are welcome. They received their new kit this week which have been provided by Grimethorpe Neighbourhood Watch. Their manager is Steve Ward and he can be contacted on 01226 714550. On Tuesday the under 10s played at home to Hemsworth Miners Welfare and won 11-3 the brierley goal scorers being Marty Farrar (3), Kai Hancock (3), Danny Patrick (3), Shamus O’Callaghan and Brad Taylor. They will play in a tournament on the 2nd September at Minsthorpe. Training is on a Tuesday from 6pm till 7pm and their manager is Ian Farrar who can be contacted on 01226 781912.

Methodist Church : The service on Sunday morning at 10.15 will be a Songs of Praise. There will also be a service at 6pm. Welcoming steward this week is Miss Jean Rowley. Hilda Beal will provide the flowers. The cleaning stewards are Brian and Norma. Except for line dancing, all events at the Church have been cancelled for August.  

Labour Party: Because of the holiday period, the next meeting of the local branch of the Labour Party will be held on 1 October in the Social club at 10.30am . Lat month’s hundred club winner was Pat Doyle with number 97.  The August draw will take place in Brierley club on Sunday 27 August. For further details on joining the party contact Councillor Alex Vodden on 01226 711081 or mobile 07968 37643  

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