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From Brierley and the surrounding area

8 May 2009

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Brierley Buzzer

Membership forms must be filled in before residents can make use of the Brierley Buzzer bus service that is just coming into operation by the Town council. Please contact Jan or Sarah on 01226 714681 for further details.


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 Sid and Joyce Pickersgill from Wakefield. Refreshments will be served after each service. Other demonstrators for May will be David Rawlings from Dinnington and David Williams from Derbyshire. The church will be closed on Sunday 24 May.


Village club

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


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


Methodist Church

Mr J Hayward will lead a Family & parade service on Sunday morning at 10.15am. The welcoming steward will be Pearl while Fred and Janet Hughes 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. On Saturday 16 May there will be a Church Dinner at 6.30pm price £10. 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.


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Boys Brigade

On Wednesday 20 May, the Boys Brigade will hold a quiz night and pie and pea supper with the proceeds going towards the new building fund. 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.



In the Smithies Wednesday night pool league, the village club team had to cancel their game against the Spencers Arms due to lack of players. Next week they will play away to the Bridge Inn from Monk Bretton.


Grange House

The winner of the social evening raffle on Monday was Joan Parker while Audrey Marsh won on Thursday. Rita Ford claimed Friday’s prize. There are still a few tickets left for the trip to Bakewell in the Peak District for Tuesday 2 June leaving Grange House 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. This trip will be adults only. For further details telephone Linda on 01226 711221.


Women’s Fellowship

The women’s fellowship meets in the Methodist Church every Monday at 2pm. Last week the ladies enjoyed a rally with the speaker being Mrs C Halliday followed by tea that was served in the Hall.


Women’s Institute

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


Pop In

The next meeting of the Pop in club that is held at the Methodist church Hall will be on Thursday 21 May from 9.15am till 11am. Everyone is invited to pop in for tea, coffee, biscuits and a chat. Proceeds will be towards Church funds.