Welcome to the Brierley Village Web site

Pronounced as "bry"-"early"

Introducing the work of Brierley and its people in photographs (Baipip)

Brierley is a small village near Barnsley in South Yorkshire England

This web site is kindly hosted by me-too. net and is intended for your enjoyment. However if you find any article offensive please email and it will be removed at once

Please email your comments on this web site and any requests to Gary (see email link below)

Introduction to this website

View the statistics for this website

Your contribution

 Local links

Old newspaper cuttings

Search the Brierley Village website

Email this website

Local news stories

Home page
Ask Richard
Facts about Brierley
Photographs on line
Index to the Baipip photograph archives
Your Email
People Search
Where R U Now
Memories
Local Services
Local Organisations
Local History Archives

 

MEMORIES 

of Brierley

 

HAZEL DEVONPORT nee Cox

Memories of my time spent in the Isolation Hospital

 

Back to MEMORIES index page

Hazel Devonport was born on the 28th July 1943 at 64 Brierley Road Grimethorpe (now 116 Brierley Road) to Lawrence and Rhoda (nee Moore) Cox. Lawrence was a pit top worker at Grimethorpe colliery. She had three sisters and one brother, Lawrence, Ethel May, Irene and Margaret. Hazel now lives on Hillside Mount Brierley with her husband Clem. (June 2005)

Sisters Hazel and Margaret seen here in May 2005  

Father Christmas (John Butterworth) visits Hazel (in the bed) and her sister Margaret who is stood at the side of the bed. Also on the photograph is Matron Wilson. Hazel remembers the other little girl in the bed behind being called Lynn or Linda but can't remember her surname. Do you know who she is? if so please email

When I was six and living in Grimethorpe, I came home from school with a sore throat and a boil on my arm. My mother and granny were a little concerned so they called for Dr Cran to see me. He informed them that I had Scarlet Fever and I would have to go into the fever hospital, which was situated on Brierley Common.

   I remember the grey ambulance taking me to the hospital. I also remember taking a sixpenny Mars bar with me but I wasnít allowed to keep it. My first meal while I was there was mashed potato with mincemeat. It tasted that horrible and I havenít liked that meal since. We also had to drink out of brown tin cups, which wasnít very nice.

   While in the hospital, my four years old sister Margaret was admitted with the same symptoms that I had. My mother and sisters came to visit us but were only allowed to see us through the window from the outside. They couldnít bring us any toys. I remember on one occasion, mother brought Margaret a teddy bear, but with it being a fever hospital they had to take it back home.

    I remember them telling mother I could go home on Christmas day but the snow was so high outside the hospital grounds, I had to wait until Boxing day. This was a bonus though because I received a visit from Father Christmas who brought me a little doll dressed in blue and white knitted clothes. My sister Margaret stayed longer than I as her infection took longer to clear.

 

Back to MEMORIES index page

 

B

A

I

P

I

P