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From Brierley

5 April 2007









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Goodbye Fidling Farm

Demolition work started this week on the old Danny Oate's ice cream yard and factor on Church Street. The yard  was called Fidling farm after the once village constable Henry Fidling who lived there at the time.

     Over the years the farm has been a beehive of activity with up to 30 Hawkers working for old Danny Oates and later his son Gad and then his son Raymond and also their sister company Its Danny's which was owned by Eddie and Nellie Woodward. Their son David was the last person to manufacture the once famous ice cream in the 1990s.What's left of their factory can be seen at the back on the right. in the bottom left photograph (red brick).   see also news 18th April 2007

Ladies Recreation

There will be no meeting next week  due to the Easter holidays. This week the ladies enjoyed a display of flowers and cards.


Pop In

The next Pop in club at the Methodist Church Hall will be held on Thursday 19 April from 9.15 till 11.15. Everyone is invited to pop in for tea, coffee and biscuits and a chat. Proceeds are towards church funds.


Line Dancing

Line dancing will take place next Monday and Friday in the Methodist Church Hall at 7pm.Entry is £2.50.


Womenís Fellowship

This week Mrs. A. Riley was the guest speaker. There will be no meeting next week due to the Easter holidays


Grange House

At the Grange House social evening on Thursday Ann Whitehead won the raffle while Mrs Duckett claimed Fridayís prize. Joyce Howell won on Monday.


Friends of St Paulís

The next meeting of the Friends of St Paul's is at 7.30pm on Wednesday 18th April. English Heritage has offered St Paul's a grant of 75% of the cost of the repair to the tower and spire (Phase 1). The grant offered is £89,000 of the total cost estimated at £119,000.This means they have to generate £30,000 themselves.


St Paulís Church 

On Friday there will be Meditation on the Cross at 6pm and on Saturday at St Luke's there will be The Great Vigil of Easter at 9.00pm. On Sunday mass with hymns will be taken at 9.30am while at St Lukeís there will be evening prayer at 6pm followed by drinks at the Vicarage. On Monday there will be Mass at 10.00am followed by House Blessings. There will be no parish office on Good Friday. All requests for weddings and baptisms to Father Peter at the Church.

Spiritualist Church

There will be healing in the sanctuary  on Friday from 6 till 6.45pm followed at 7pm till 8 with a clairvoyance service taken by Joan Johnson from Knottingly. Mark Macabe from Doncaster will take the Sunday evening service at 6 till 7.15pm. Refreshments will be served afterwards.


Brierley Cubs FC

The under 9s finished of their season in the Millennium league with a 2-1 victory over Dearne Dragons. Tyler Leese and man of the match Ryan Haywood were the goal scorers. They have had an excellent season finishing runners up in the league and also reaching the final of the under 9s Millennium cup which will be played at Oakwell on the 15 April kicking of at 1.30pm. Entry is by programme, which is available on the day costing £1.


Three Horse Shoes

There is a quiz night at the Three Horse Shoes on a Thursday at 9.30pm and on Sunday at 8pm there is a music, conundrum and general knowledge quiz. Last Thursday Mick Pointon won the general knowledge quiz with 17 out of 20 correct. Les Parry guessed the nearest too question and The Brierley Boys won a bottle of wine. The winners of the quiz on Sunday were Charlotte and Paul while Joe and Sam won the conundrum. The head to head was not won.


Boys Brigade

There will be no meeting next week due to the Easter holidays


Methodist Church

There will be a Good Friday service at 7.30pm taken by the Rev T Keen. The Rev P Allen will take the service on Sunday morning at 10.15am while the Rev T Keen will lead a Sacrament service at 6pm. There will also be a retiring collection for the benevolent fund. The welcoming steward for the morning service will be Joan and in the evening it will be Richard. Edwin and Elizabeth will provide this weeks flowers.


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