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From Brierley and the surrounding area

29 May 2009

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Pop In

The next meeting of the Pop in club that is held at the Methodist church Hall will be on Thursday 11 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.


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.


Dog Show

Following on from the success of the dog show held in Grimethorpe last summer, Brierley Town council are planning to hold a similar event in Brierley Park in September. There will be 12 classes to enter in the dog show each offering rosettes and trophies. Classes will be for both pedigree and cross breed dogs and also a special class for junior handling has been scheduled. As well as the dog show there will be childrenís rides and other side stalls. Local groups are invited to hold a stall to help raise funds for there causes.


Spiritualist Church

There will be Healing in the church by approved healers tonight from 6 till 6.45pm followed at 7 with an Open circle. On Sunday at 6pm till 7.15 there will be a demonstration of mediumship taken by David Williams from Derbyshire. Refreshments will be served after each service.


Garden scheme

Brierley Town council are offering a community gardener scheme, to offer assistance to Brierley and Grimethorpe residents who are unable to maintain their own gardens due to poor health or age. If you feel that you are unable to look after your garden or know someone who would benefit from the scheme, please contact Jan or Sarah on 01226 714681. The Town council will also begin its judging of residents gardens during the week commencing 13 July. Should you wish your garden to be included, contact any councillor or again telephone Jan or Sarah.


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. The winners of the quiz on Sunday were the Voddens who also claimed the second prize. The conundrum was won by Taff. The Head to Head was not won and will be for £130 next week. On Thursday The Dead Heads won the quiz while DML won the nearest too question. Four light weights won the bottle of wine.


Village club

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

Grange House

The winner of the social evening raffle on Monday was Elsie Brazier while Iris Edgley won on Thursday. Bet Ryalls won on Friday. A trip to Bakewell in the Peak District  that has been organised by the warden Linda Millburn will leave Grange House on Tuesday morning at 10.45am, 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.


Womenís Fellowship

The womenís fellowship meets in the Methodist Church every Monday at 2pm.


Methodist Church

A recent coffee morning raised £96 for Christian Aid. The Sunday morning service at 10.15am will be taken by Deacon Janet Thomas. The welcoming steward will be Edwin while Muriel Davies will provide the flowers. There is a karate club on Monday at 7pm and the majorettes meet on Thursday and Friday at 4.30pm. There will be a bible study in the medical centre on Church Street on Thursday at 7pm. Forthcoming events include Saturday 27 June, Talent showcase for young musicians, volunteers required. On Saturday 11 July the Church will hold its annual Garden party that will be opened by Mr and Mrs Wayne Ashton from Shafton.


Womenís Institute

The next meeting of the WI will be on Wednesday 8 June in the Methodist Church Hall. The ladies will meet once a month but times and dates vary.



In the Smithies Wednesday night pool league the village club team played away to the Travellers Inn and lost 5-2. The winning players for Brierley were Darron Kearford and Andy Bryan. Next week they will play away to the Rose & Crown. 


Brierley Cubs FC

All four teams held their after season presentation at Grimethorpe WMC last Saturday when the following winners were announced. The managers player of the year winner for the under 12s was Marty Farrar, under 11s Callum McGinn, under 9s Adan Smith and under 7s Brandon Ward. The players player of the year winner for the under 12 was Brad Taylor, under 11s Liam Snowball, under 9s Deckland Myers and the under 7s winner was Alex Moore. On 6 June, all three teams will play in a tournament at Dale Juniors FCs ground.


Miners lamp                           

A minerís lamp that was stolen from St Paulís church last year will be replaced by a new one purchased by David Nicoll on Sunday at 9.30am after a blessing from Father Peter Needham.


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