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From Brierley

9 August 2006










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Mr John Vamplew

The death occurred recently in Barnsley and District General Hospital of Mr John Vamplew 76 who lived on Grange Road Brierley. John had lived in Brierley all his life with his brother Herbert, and before he retired he worked on the pit top at Ferrymoor Ridings colliery and as a plasterers mate for the local council. Since retiring he has spent most of his time walking. He was also a well known member of Brierley Ex club for many years before he suffered ill health. The funeral service will be held at the Methodist Church on Monday at 11am followed by internment at Brierley Cemetery at 11.30. The service will be conducted by the Minister Mr Terence Keen. Funeral arrangements are by Hadfields Monk Bretton 01226 73344


St Paul's Church: Daily Mass will be taken on Friday at 3pm and on Monday at 10am . The Sunday Mass will be at 9.30am . The services will be conducted by Fr. Peter Needham. Baptism and Confirmation classes will begin on a date to be arranged in September. Contact Fr. Peter Needham on 01226 717561 for further details

Line Dancing : There will be Line Dancing in the Methodist Church hall on Friday and Monday from 7pm till 9. Everyone welcome.

Evening of Clairvoyance : Tickets priced £2 are still on sale for an evening of Clairvoyance at the Spiritualist Church next Wednesday 16th August at 7pm. Kath Knaggs will lead the service and tickets are available from the church or pay on the door.

Social Club : Steve Hurst won a gallon of beer at the quiz which is held in the club every Monday night at 8.30.

Quiz : There will be a quiz night at the Three Horse Shoes on Thursday at 9.30pm and a music quiz on Sunday starting at 8pm . The winners of last Thursday’s quiz were Terry Winter and Les Parry.

Grange House : At the Grange House social evening on Thursday Violet Gash won the raffle while Audrey Marsh won the prize on Friday. Rita Sayers won on Monday.

Brierley Cubs FC : To prepare for next seasons Millennium League, Brierley Cubs under 7s 7 a side will train in the welfare park on Wednesday from 6pm till 7. New players are welcome and the manager Steve Ward can be contacted on 01226 714550. On Saturday the under 9s played in a tournament at Hemsworth High School and won a game with Ryan Haywood scoring the only goal for Brierley. They will train in the welfare park on a Thursday from 6pm till 7. New players are also welcome in this age group and their manager Brian Haywood can be contacted on 01226 715976.The under 10s also competed in the same tournament at Hemsworth School on Saturday and came away with the winning trophy. The lads played Crofton in the final and after a 0-0 score line at full time, the Brierley team won 10-9 in a penalty shoot out. The winning penalty takers were Marty Farrar, Kai Hancock, Danny James, Brad Taylor and Jamie Evans. In a friendly match on Tuesday night, they beat Hemsworth Miners at home 9-3, the goal scorers for Brierley being Kai Hancock (4), Marty Farrar (3), Shamus O’Callaghan and Jamie Evans. They will play two friendly matches next week the first one being on Tuesday away to Upton kick of at 6pm and on Friday away to Worsborough time to be arranged.

Wood carving: A wood carving course as become available at Brierley which runs on a Tuesday evening from 7 till 9pm . The course is free. For further details contact John Nyland at the Brierley Grimethorpe Shafton Community Partnership on 01226 718282.

Methodist Church: There will be a House Group service on Sunday at 10.15am while in the evening Miss J Crossley will lead the service which will start at 6. Welcoming steward this week are Joan Gomersall and Pearl McQueen. The cleaning steward will be Edwin Hambleton. Brian and Norma Ryalls will provide the flowers. Except for line dancing, all events at the Church have been cancelled for August.  

Children’s Centre: Although based at Grimethorpe, Milefield Children’s centre which caters for nought to five year olds is also available for children in the Brierley and Shafton areas. For further details contact Angie or Tracy on 01226 715127.

Spiritualist Church: There will be healing in the Sanctuary on Friday from 6 to 6.45pm followed by an open circle. Richard Watkins from Wath will take the Sunday service at 6pm .

Trip :Linda Millburn the warden at Grange House will escort a party of 36 on a day trip to Blackpool next Tuesday. Spare seat are £5 and anyone interested can telephone Linda on 01226 711221 

Boys Brigade : Edwin and Elizabeth Hambleton are taking Boys from the senior and junior section of Brierley Boys Brigade on a visit to Edale on Tuesday while Saturday. Activities will include abseiling, orienteering, and hill walking and climbing. The Brigade will then take a break for the summer and will return the second week in September.

Garden & Allotment Society : The secretary of the Garden and Allotment Society Pat Nicholls is warning allotment holders to keep extra vigilant as a number of petty thefts have occurred over the last few weeks.

Community Workshop : A Community workshop 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.

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