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From Brierley and the surrounding area

1 April 2009

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Miners lamp

   A miners lamp that was stolen from St Paulís church last year is to be replaced after a new one was purchased by David Nicoll from Pogmoor. The stolen lamp belonged to Davidís uncle Jim Kerr who was killed in an explosion at Brierley Colliery in December 1963 along with Matthew Lawton and Phillip Nash and the lamp was placed in the church shortly afterwards in their memory. 

 The replacement lamp will be suitably engraved and a brief service will be held on Sunday 31 May at 9.30am when the lamp will be blessed by Father Peter Needham and put in place.

David looks forward to seeing any members of Phillip Nash and Matthew Lawtonís families.


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Spiritualist Church

There will be no Healing in the sanctuary until further notice. On Friday at 6 there will be a demonstration of mediumship that will be taken by Susan Dilks from South Elmsall. A further demonstration of mediumship taken by Debbie Askew from Thurgoland will take place on Sunday at 6pm. Refreshments will be served after each service. Demonstrators for the rest of April are Eddie Peace from Bradford, Susan Ashton also from Bradford and Pat Campbell from Sheffield. Refreshments will be served after each service. On 29 April at 7pm there will be a demonstration of mediumship special where visitors are asked to bring a photograph of a loved one. The demonstration will be performed by Maggie Carrington from Somerset and tickets that are available from the church are £3 and limited.


Village club

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


Grange House

There will be an Easter tea and bonnet parade plus quiz and bingo on Tuesday organised by the warden Linda Millburn. The trip to Bakewell in the Peak District has been re-arranged for Tuesday 2 June leaving Grange House at 11am, returning at 4pm and calling at the Wetherby Whaler in Durker for a fish and chip supper before leaving for home and arriving back at Grange House approx 8pm. This trip will be adults only. Spare tickets will be available priced at £6. For further details telephone Linda on 01226 711221.


Womenís Institute

The next meeting of the newly formed WI will be on Tuesday at 1.30 in the Methodist Church Hall. The ladies will then meet once a month but times may vary.


Womenís Fellowship

The womenís fellowship meets in the Methodist Church every Monday at 2pm. Last week the speaker was Mr C Hall.


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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 Thursday No Names won the quiz and Mark won the nearest too question. CLT won the bottle of wine. Sharks table won the quiz on Sunday while Andy and Joe came second. Andy won the conundrum. The Head to head was not won and will be for £45 next week.


Methodist Church

The Sunday service at 10.15am will be a Family and Parade service and will be taken by Mrs C Halliday. The welcoming steward will be Pearl who will also provide the flowers. The Reverend Chislett-McDonald will take the evening service at 6. There will be a karate class on Monday at 7pm and on Thursday and Friday the majorettes will meet at 4.30pm. There will also be a Bible Study at the Medical centre surgery rooms at 7pm.



In the Smithies Wednesday night pool league, the team played at home to Ashfield WMC and lost 5-2, John Beasley and Chas Oldham won for Brierley. The team will play at home to Ashfield WMC next week.


Boys Brigade

Members from the Boys Brigade visited Barnsley Bowl last week. Both the Junior Boys and Company Section meetings will take place in the Methodist Church Hall on Wednesday. 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.


Pop In

The next meeting of the Pop in club that is held at the Methodist church Hall will be on Thursday 9 April from 9.15am till 11am. Everyone is invited to pop in for tea, coffee, biscuits and a chat. Proceeds will be towards Church funds.