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

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Photograph number Buildings 28


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The photograph that was taken in 1906 shows John Steele's grandfather John William Steele with his wife Mary Anne Steele. The babe in arms is John's dad Wilfred Steele. John goes on to say that because gypsies were known to kidnap little boys and bring them up as their own, mothers dressed them in dresses and grew their hair until they were old enough to go to school. They were then dressed in shorts and clogs followed by an haircut.


Present day (2009)
Two semi-detached bungalows are now built here at the bottom of Norwood Drive. The wall in the  garden of the right hand side bungalow forms part of the old cottage. The remains of the old stairs and fireback can still be seen in the wall.