Gail and Avril lived on Hilltop with
their sister Meryl.
website received these emails in 2002.
name is Avril Perry (nee Picken) and I lived at 15 Hilltop with my two
sisters Meryl and Gail. You already have e-mail from Gail as I
introduced her to the site. I
am married and live with my husband Ray and younger son Martin in
Kettlethorpe, Wakefield. My elder son Stephen lives next door with
his fiancée. I visited
Brierley Church for the Strawberry Tea last year and also the exhibition
in the Chapel, which I found fascinating. I even saw a picture of
myself at Burntwood. Now
and then we pop along to the Three Horse Shoes for a drink and a look
round the village. I would come and live in Hilltop again given half
a chance so if anybody is interested in exchanging council houses let me
Perry (nee Picken)
am so glad that you enjoyed the exhibition at the chapel Avril. It was
visited by nearly 300 residents and ex pats from all over Great Britain.
You will have to make yourself known to me when we have one later this
year. What about a pic of you and your family.
Update March 2009: Sadly Avril passed
away in July 2007
name is Gail Cooper, (nee Picken). I
lived at 15 Hilltop. I have two sisters Avril and Meryl. I now live in
Canada and have done for twenty years. My sisters are still in England.
I have a daughter and a son, and
granddaughter and grandson, all here with me. I came back to Yorkshire
last July and have been back about four or five times.
a great website!
Cooper (nee Picken)
you for your email Gail. It is always encouraging to hear from ex pats of
Brierley. It makes all my hard work on the site worthwhile. Perhaps you
would like to send us a pic of your time in Brierley and a recent one of
you and your family.
Where R U now?