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From Brierley

 10 November 2008









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Poor turnout for the Baipip social evening

It was a poor turnout at the Three Horse Shoes on Monday for the Baipip social evening and mini auction. However, the disappointment of the attendance was out shadowed by the 20 or 30 people who attended on the night and managed to raise nearly £500 for the upkeep of this web site and further archiving materials. A total of £498.90 was raised. A framed and autographed photograph of all the cast of Coronation Street was successfully bidded for by Elsie Knight. Barbara Smith claimed a bottle of whisky donated by Town councillor Alex Vodden by winning the How well do you know Brierley quiz. The prizes for best dressed witch and warlock went to Margaret and Joan Clarke. The bottle of House of Commons whisky signed by the Prime Minister Gordon Brown and donated by Jeff Ennis MP was won by Mr S O Svensson from Hillside with number 329 while other lucky number winners were Joan Clarke with number 389 who won a ladies wrist watch and Betty Ogley with number 309 who won a cuddly toy holding a bottle of wine.  

Michelle Rowney, Joan and Margaret Clarke and Kaeran Vaines


Autumn Fayre

Sisters Jennifer Selim aged 11 and Sarah aged 4 presented Mr and Mrs B Hodge with flowers after they opened the Autumn Fayre at the Methodist Church last Saturday (photograph below left).


It was a nice surprise to see my old woodwork teacher from my Willowgarth days, Brian Hodge who opened the Fayre

My favourite photographic subject, Eva Draper with her son John

Milly Hockey and Alana Rollinson ready to spend their money

Pop In

The next Pop in morning at the Methodist church hall will take place on Thursday 20 November from 9.15am till 11.15. Everyone is invited to pop in for tea, coffee, biscuits and a chat. Proceeds are towards church funds


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. On the Monday there will be an Ann Summers Party starting at 8pm.


Bollingbroke House

Staff at Bollingbroke House (formerly Coppins) provided entertainment and a Halloween tea for residents, family and friends last Friday.


Spiritualist Church

Mediums for the rest of November will be, Gary Robinson from Normanton, Adrian Clarke from Wakefield and Peter Politano from Barnsley. There will be a Christmas buffet and demonstration of mediumship with Julie Winfield on Wednesday 3 December at 7pm. Tickets are £4 and are available from the church.


Village club

There is a quiz night every Monday starting at 9pm. The winner last week was Chris Sykes.


Methodist Church

Mr Edwin Hambleton lead the Remembrance service on Sunday morning at 10.15. The welcoming steward was Jean. The evening service at 6pm was taken by The Rev D Orange. Ida  provided this weeks flowers. The majorettes will meet on Thursday.


Women’s Fellowship

The Fellowship meeting takes place on a Monday at 2pm at the Methodist Church. Last week Jean was the speaker.


Boys Brigade

Both the Junior Boys and Company Section meetings take place on Wednesday night in the Methodist Church Hall. The 7 to 11 year olds meeting will take place from 6.30pm till 8pm and the older boys will meet from 7pm till 9. Edwin and Elizabeth Hambleton lead the boys.


Grange House

Ann Whitehead won the raffle at Monday night’s Social evening.

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