The first Village Fun Day in
Brierley for over 40 years took place on Saturday 23 June.
Despite the threat of inclement weather, it was a fine day and the villagers
of Brierley came out in their hundreds and were treated to a variety of
events throughout the day.
ranged from a display from the famous Grimethorpe Majorettes at Brierley
Village Hall Grounds, an exhibition of old and new Brierley photographs, an organ recital at St Paul ’s Church, a barbeque and
a Mid-Summer Night’s Concert.
There were several stalls selling cakes, jewellery, plants and books, and a
constant flow of people waiting for their faces to be painted!
event was organised by the ‘Friends of St Paul’s Brierley’ – a local
community group set up to raise funds for the restoration of the Church
Clock and Tower, and to ensure St Paul’s remains as a living focal point of
the Community and Heritage in Brierley Village for future generations.
Over £1200 was
raised on the day, through a variety of Fund Raising Events, which included
a tombola, raffle, spin-the-wheel and a balloon race. There were also 30
bricks sold in the ‘Buy a Brick to Save a Tick’ campaign.
Vincent Scaife, Chairman of the Friends of St Paul’s was extremely pleased
with the Fun Day, the first event organised by the Group. He said ‘I would
like to thank all the many local companies who supported the day through
generously donating prizes and gifts, to the many people who helped in any
way, both in the planning and on the day itself, and to the people of
Brierley and all the surrounding villages, who attended the event and made
it a complete success’.
The event was
officially opened by Fr Peter Needham, Parish Priest of Grimethorpe with
It is hoped that
the Fun Day can now become an annual event.
The Group are now busy
planning their next event.