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From Brierley and the surrounding area

 26 February 2009

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Brierley Hall Sold

  The sale of  the grade 2 listed building went ahead and was sold to a local buyer last week before the auction date on Monday. Although the selling fee remains confidential, the  property had a guide price of £550,000 to £ £575,000. Part of the Hall housed the council chambers (seen left) where the council have held their meetings on a regular basis since 1949 after Captain Addy  sold the Hall for £8750 in 1946 to Hemsworth Rural District Council. With changes in local government on the 1st April 1972 Brierley Hall passed to Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council. The transfer of land and a house on which the Hall stands  was transferred  from Robert Hoyland to his brother John Hoyland of Brierley on 15 October 1836. Robert Hoyland at this time was living at Lindley House (spelt without a (d) in earlier periods) that was then known as Brierley Hall. John Hoyland built the Hall on its present site in 1840. It is not known who the buyer is but I have seen a few Saul construction builders vans in the yard today so I will leave you to make up your own mind.


Photograph right shows the Hall taken in September 2000 showing the incongruous modern brick extension added in the early 1960s by Hemsworth Rural District Council.


See Full History of Brierley Hall and The Opening of Brierley Hall



In the Smithies Wednesday night pool league, the village club lost 4-3 away to Honeywell. The winning players for Brierley were Andy Bryan, Andrew Westwood and Ben Johnson. Next week the team will play away to Haddon Road club.


Women’s Fellowship

The Women’s Fellowship meets at the Methodist Church on Mondays at 2pm. Last week the speaker was Mr W Marsden.


Pie and peas supper

The pie and pea supper which was to be held in Grange House on Tuesday was cancelled due to illness and will be rearranged for a later day.


Brierley Cubs FC

In the Sunday Millennium league the under 11s played Hoyland Town at home and won 5-1. Scorers for Brierley were Callum Shaw (2), Liam Snowball, Ryan Haywood, and Kyle Dolt. Jess Taylor was man of the match. The team have a big game next Sunday when they will play Wincobanck in the Millennium League Cup Final at Oakwell with a 10.30am kick off.


Spiritualist Church

On Friday at 6 there will be Healing in the Sanctuary followed at 7 with an Open circle. On Sunday there will be a demonstration of mediumship at 6pm that will be taken by Rae Hurley from Wakefield. Demonstrators for March will be Margaret Sharpe from Sheffield, Denise Schofield from Rotherham, Eddie Wilson from Wakefield, Mary McCabe from Doncaster, Joanne Huckett from Doncaster and David Pinch from Doncaster.


Grange House

The social evenings at Grange house are now back to normal. The winner of the raffle on Monday night was Audrey Marsh while Adele Haigh won on Thursday.


Methodist Church

The Sunday Family Parade service at 10.15am will taken by Mr J Hayward and the welcoming steward will be Pearl. Julia Addy will provide this weeks flowers. Deacon Janet Thomas will lead the evening service at 6pm. There will be a karate class on Monday at 7pm and on Thursday and Friday the majorettes will meet at 4.30pm. There will be a Bible study at the medical centre on Church Drive at 7pm.


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 Dan won the quiz while Gary won the nearest too question. Dick and Liddy won a bottle of wine. Sharks table won the quiz on Sunday while Shy Talk came second. Jo won the conundrum. The Head to head was not won and will be for £50 next week. 


Pop In

The next meeting of the Pop in club that is held at the Methodist church Hall will be on Thursday 12 March from 9.15am till 11am. Everyone is invited to pop in for tea, coffee, biscuits and a chat. Proceeds will be towards Church funds.


Boys Brigade

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.


Village club

There is a quiz night every Monday starting at 9pm.


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