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Brierley Column

Local newspaper October 17 1967


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Harvest Tea. Traditional hymns were sung by members of Brierley Darby and Joan Club, at the Methodist schoolroom on Thursday, before their annual harvest tea. Aid Harry Ebery presided and Mrs H L Lycett was accompanist, after an enjoyable meal, Mr John Dinsdale sold the members gifts of fruit and other produce and 13 3s 7d was realised for club funds.


Flower Shows. There were 49 entries for the weekly flower show at the Three Horse Shoes Inn Brierley last Wednesday, in aid of the old folk's Outing Club, and the judges were Messers F Wroe (Ryhill) and A Hancock (Brierley). Their awards were:- Chrysanthemums. 1 and 2 Mr. S Wheater, 3 Mr. W Finch; Roses 1 and 2 Mr S Wheater 3 Mr. L Franks Mr Wheater also carried of the only prize in the chrysanthemum show on Sunday, judged by Mr. H Sargent of Hooten Pagnell. The organising committee has decided to discontinue the series of Sunday shows, but to continue with the mid-week shows on Wednesdays.


Kindly Children. Children of the Brierley Methodist Sunday school held their harvest thanksgiving service on Sunday afternoon, after which they took their gifts of fruit, flowers and other produce to the homes of sick and aged residents. Earlier, at the service, at which Cyril Miles presided, the gifts were received by Mrs V Hambleton. Children contributing special items to the service were, Graham Marsh, David Leadbeater, Alan Burdett, Janet Lomas, Jennifer Barr, Ann Stirland, Lynn Ryalls and Pat Miller. A collection in aid of save the children fund, realised 2


Anniversary. -  Special services marked the chapel anniversary at the Brierley Methodist Church at the weekend. On Saturday afternoon the Rev R Dainty, of Ackworth, conducted a service during which collecting boxes in the shape of "ships" were returned to "harbour" bearing their collected cargos in aid of trust funds. Later women of the church served tea and in the evening there was a large audience for a concert given by the Pitt Street Methodist choir. Mr. S Bristow presided and there was a vote of thanks by Mr. W Miles. Sunday services were well attended, when the preacher was a former vice-president of the Methodist Conference, Mr. Douglas V Brown, of Doncaster. The soloist at the evening service was Mr. D Blackwell of Staincross, while the organist at the two services were Mr E Hambleton and Mrs. M Weston.


Women's Fellowship Meeting. Mrs V Hambleton conducted last week's meeting of the Women's Fellowship at Brierley Methodist Church and Mrs. H Lycett was accompanist. In the evening, a meeting of the Methodist Guild was addressed by Mr. J. W. Rowe, of Darfield. Mr E Hambleton presided and Mrs M Watson was accompanist. On Friday, the Youth Club reopened for the winter sessions under the leadership of Messrs D.W.Bavister and E. Hambleton. Mrs Clarke, of Barnsley Road was "at home" on Monday evening, when she served coffee and biscuits to her visitors in aid of the new building fund. The fund also benefited as a result of the proceeds of a coffee evening, which the Sunday School arranged under the direction of Miss Jean Rowley on Tuesday. Features of the programme were a series of holiday slides presented by Miss Rowley and others by Mr. Cyril Miles who recently went cruising on the Reina Del.


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