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,
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
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