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Friday, March 14, 2008

FA Cup joy for town FA CUP NEWS AND SPORT

BRIEFLY Darton teachers call off strike TEACHERS at Darton High have called off further strike action this week after reaching a compromise with school management. NUT members say they will accept a settlement from management following a long-running dispute over a staffing restructure that lead to pay loss for teachers taking on additional responsibilities. Pete Bevis, the union’s Barnsley branch secretary, said the NUT is prepared to cancel all future strikes once the settlement is received in writing. Teachers are reviewing the arrangements and are expected to approve them today. Headteacher, Simon Hill said: “There has been an agreement reached between the LEA, the school and NUT members and it would appear the strikes are now over. The main thing is to get back to teaching children, that is why we are here.”

Former WMC boss arrested THE former manager of Ward Green Working Men’s Club has been arrested following allegations that £10,000 has gone missing from the club. Sean Barnes, who left the club earlier this year, was arrested at his Darfield home last Friday and has been interviewed and released on police bail. Trustees became concerned after they discovered financial irregularities. Det Insp Steve Handley said enquiries are ongoing. “It’s a case of proving, through financial records, what has happened.”

Walkabout on the market THE owners of Walkabout want to sell the building and then rent it back from the buyers. The prime town centre site is on the market along with seven other Walkabouts across the county. The holding company Regents Inns wants at least £25m for the lot. A spokesman said it will be business as usual for punters, the forthcoming deal is a behind-the-scenes financial matter.




72mph crash cop banned from driving By Adam Civico A POLICEMAN who smashed into two pedestrians while driving at more than 70mph has been banned from driving for six months and fined £800. Kevin Foster was driving two men to Wakefield last September when he crashed into Ian and Claire Braithwaite, causing serious injuries to both, Wakefield Magistrates Court was told yesterday. Mr Braithwaite, 40, a foreman at the Koyo factory in Dodworth, suffered fractures to his face and skull. He did not wake up until Christmas, and is still in hospital and needs intensive care. Social worker Mrs Braithwaite, 36, had leg injuries, a torn bladder and bleeding on the brain. She was in court on a crutch. Prosecutor John Davison said the “very tragic accident” occurred just after midnight when Foster, 39, who is based in Barnsley, was driving along the A61 near Staincross and swerved to avoid a parked West Yorkshire police car. That vehicle had been called by a taxi driver who had been carrying the Braithwaites, and another couple, back to Barnsley from Wakefield. One of the party was sick and a row started about payment of the fare. Eventually the group of four got out and started walking home. A squad car from West Yorkshire found the group of pedestrians near Barnsley golf course at Staincross. The car

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PC Kevin Foster after his appearance yesterday at Wakefield Magistrates’ Court. pulled up on the wrong side of the road facing towards Barnsley. Its headlights were left on but its flashing lights were not illuminated. Foster, who was driving a police Transit van, swerved to avoid it and struck Mr and Mrs Braithwaite who were talking to the officers. After the collision an investigation was launched by the Independent Police Complaints Commission. Recording equipment installed in the van showed Foster had been speeding at 72mph on the 50mph road. Mr Davison said: “If the defendant had been paying sufficient care and attention to the situation he would have realised much sooner than he did that the police vehicle was stationary and on his

side of the road.” Foster was clearly travelling at excessive speed, he added. A statement from Mrs Braithwaite said her husband had been a devoted father to the couple’s young son. The incident had left the family devastated and meant Mr Braithwaite would never realise his aspirations. “It has torn our lives apart and has left me empty and lonely.” The statement continued: “My partner was my best friend and soul mate. This will change as I am required to be his carer not his lover.” Foster, who lives in Wakefield, pleaded guilty to the charge. Solicitor Tom Nutter, defending, said: “This is not a case where there has been a wanton disregard for the laws of the land”. He said the speed was down to a lapse of concentration. He added the West Yorkshire car was parked in a “dangerous and wholly unsafe” manner. Mr Nutter passed on Foster’s heartfelt sympathies. Afterwards, Mrs Braithwaite, in a statement, said the decision was an enormous relief and they could look forward to rebuilding their lives. An officer from the police complaints and discipline department was in court yesterday and a South Yorkshire force spokesman said: "We now need to consider possible misconduct proceedings so any further comment at this stage would be inappropriate."

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Fashion model: Royston girl Libby Severn. Picture: Jamie Lorriman

Speed fines will aid villages By Emma Spencer THE fines from a £1,500 speed camera bought by two area forums will be used to help the community. The Cudworth and North east and Royston/Monk Bretton/St Helen’s forums will use it where they have received complaints. Police officers from the local SNTs will be trained to use the camera which will be paid for out of each ward's budget. Sgt Nigel Govier from Royston police station said the gun won’t be deployed on a daily or weekly basis but used when information is received from residents and councillors. “Any money made from fines will be fed back into the community. He added: “The majority of crime and safety sub group complaints are about youths speeding about on certain roads and lanes at certain times.”

Award time: Wentworth Castle gardener Steve Catchpole and Richard Evans (Heritage Director) with the Civic Trust Award.

ation to pay out. “I had never been in a betting shop before in my life so I hadn’t realised there was anything unusual about the odds,” Helen, 32, a divorced mother-of-two, of Brettas Park, Monk Bretton said. “But I did think that with the deal done, the company would have to honour it. It seems bookmakers, can change the rules to suit themselves.” William Hill press officer Rupert Adams confirmed that the company was not obliged to pay up

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WENTWORTH Castle has won an Civic Trust English Partnerships Award for the restoration of its grade one listed grounds. The first stage of the works to the Stainborough estate is almost complete and the CTEP judges, who also gave the castle a special award for its ‘excellent example’ of partnership working, said: “While a historical asset has been saved, it has also provided an updated, vibrant facility for local people and the public, undoubtedly saving it for the future.” The castle’s heritage director Richard Evans is delighted the project has received national recognition and says the prestige will make it easier to raise the £8m for the next phase of the plans to restore the 600-acre parklands.

under rules of the Association of British Bookmakers. “Under the rules, all we should do is let the bet lie but, on this occasion, we have decided to go further as a goodwill gesture. “We are offering to pay the £45 immediately and, in addition, give her a free £5 bet which will be honoured at 150 to 1 if Barnsley win the cup.” But Helen is not prepared to accept the offer and says she intends to take the matter to the Independent Betting Adjudication Service (IBAS).

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LIBBY Severn is a student, parttime hospital cleaner — and now a model. She landed a top-modelling contract after being spotted sunbathing on a beach in Ibiza by Wayne Rooney’s fiancee, Coleen McLoughlin. Royston girl Libby, 20, was in a bikini when she was picked out by Coleen and a camera crew scouting for potential models. The psychology and criminology student said: “When Coleen came up with a camera crew, I was just shocked. “They asked me to go to a casting session but we were going home the next day so my dad had to book us on another flight.” As a result of the audition Libby, of Cropton Road, appeared on ITV2 last night on entertainment show, Coleen's Real Women, which sees ordinary girls competing for contracts with established models. Libby won the day and secured a job modelling clothes and accessories for the Ibiza superclub Pacha. She said the whole experience was fantastic. “I had never really tried to get into it but I think every girl would want to be a model. I could not believe it when I won.” Her first modelling shoot was daunting. “I was nervous to start with because there were about 30 people watching and cameras and everything but after a bit I started to get into it.” Libby lives with mum Sally, dad Wayne and sister Polly, 14, and last night friends and family gathered to watch the show. Sally said: “It was a fantastic opportunity. I think she is a real woman because she goes to university and has a student loan and has to work at the hospital.”

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Anguish for mum in 150-1 bet blunder HELEN Darlington believed Barnsley FC’s epic FA Cup quarter-final victory over Chelsea had netted her £755. The betting slip given to her at bookmaker William Hills clearly stated odds of 150 to 1 for Barnsley to beat the cup holders. But her hopes were dashed when the company refused to honour the bet and informed her that a mistake had been made — 150 to 1 were the odds for Barnsley to win the cup. Hills accepted the mistake, but said it had no legal oblig-




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– From Kev, Shane, Keith, ARMITAGE, Geoffrey Richard Jamie, Jase, Tim and Dabba. – Passed away suddenly in CONWAY, Anita – Victoria Hospital on Saturday, Although we smile and make no fuss, March 8th, 2008. Geoff, aged 71 No one misses you more than us, years, beloved husband of Joan And when old times we oft recall, and a dearly loved Dad and Then we miss you most of all. Grandad. – From Josie, Malc and Kerry He will be sadly missed by all his CONWAY, Anita – family and friends. Thoughts go back to happy days, He would not wish for tears or fuss, Just to be remembered by all of us.

Spent with you in many ways. God bless you.

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– From Jean BALL, Harold – Passed away peacefully on Friday, 7th March. Funeral on Monday, 17th March at 1 p.m. at Royston Parish Church followed by interment in Royston Cemetery. Resting where no shadows fall, Quietly remembered by us all.

– Love from Joyce, Ann, Alan, Gordon and families xxx


God saw you getting weary, And lifted you to rest, His garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best.

– From brother-in-law Eric and family CREBER, Marion. – For my Grama. The day I lost you, my world fell apart, I loved you dearly with all my heart, You loved me as much as my own dear Mother, A Grama like you there could never be another, You carried me to bed when I was small, You taught me to be good, kind and whole, You gave your love without a second thought, A gem like you just couldn’t be bought. All our love

– From Mandy and Gavin, Leah and Stuart xx DAWBER, Joseph – In loving memory of a dear Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad. God called your name so softly, So only you could hear, And no one heard the footsteps, Of the angels drawing near.

– From your loving son Martin, Angela, grandsons and great grandsons. Grandad

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BROWN, Theodore Lawson Passed away quietly at home on Monday, 10th March. The funeral to be held at Ardsley Crematorium, 11.30am, Monday, 17th March

God’s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best, Good night, God bless

– Love from Christopher, Kelly and Lewis DENNISS, Joan Audrey – 7th June, 1930 to 6th March, 2008 In loving memory of a special Mother and Nan who will never be forgotten.

– Love from Derek, Diane, Paul, Dawn and Ian. CLIFTON, Hilda – Grandma, you were so very special, What more is there to say, We only wish with all our hearts, That you were here today. Love always and forever.

– From Helen and Jonny. Grandma Clifton. God saw you getting weary, No cure was meant to be, He closed His arms around you, And whispered come to me. We picture a beautiful garden, There at the gate you stand, Where loved ones gone before you, Are waiting to take your hand. You will be sadly missed. Love always.

– Love from Carol, John, Samantha and Richard Special heartfelt thanks to family and friends for all their support at this sad time. Also to Ward 17, Barnsley District General Hospital, Newsome Funeral Directors and Father Hudson DENNISS, Joan – In loving memory of a dear, dear friend. A wonderful lady and star of our catwalk.

– From Kate and Jean, Jacinta DENNISS, Joan – Happy memories. – With love from Rita and Des xxx. Auntie Denniss. You always had a smile to share, Time to give and time to care, The happy times we shared together, Will stay within our hearts forever. Love always.

– From Norma, Gary, Ian, Lynne, Victoria, Charlotte, Olivia, Will and Beth xxx DENNISS, Joan – I did not see you close your eyes, Or hear your last faint sigh, I only heard that you had gone, Too late to say goodbye. Good night, God bless.

– Love from Freddie xxx DENNISS, Joan – I didn’t get to say goodbye, But memories of you will never die.

– Love from Eunice xx Joan – DENNISS, – From Marc, Louise, Hattie and Remembering a lovely lady. Josef xx Deepest sympathy to those she loved and left. – From Christine, Gladys, Pat and Flo DERBYSHIRE, Lily – Dearly loved Mum, Grandma and Great Grandma who passed away 6th March, aged 86.


Died peacefully on 1st March, at The Glynn, Wakefield, aged 92. Beloved wife of the late Fredrick Clifton and dearly loved Mother of Pat, Barbara, Peter and the late Brian, a loving Grandma and Great Grandma. Funeral on 17th March, at 11.00am, at Ardsley Parish Church, followed by interment at Ardsley Cemetery. Family flowers only, collections to be shared between Ardsley Parish Church and the Alzheimer’s Society

– Love from Sandra, David, Anthony and Emma xxx

Only a parent’s hopes and fears, Only a parent’s pain and tears, Only a parent can start to try, To ask the question why Lord why. But a parent cannot understand, A parent cannot know, Why you had to leave us, Why you had to go. To our special son Gary, You will always be in our hearts. – From your loving Mum & Stepdad Stuart

GLYMOND, Gary Martin – Fathers shouldn’t lose their sons, It’s not how it should be, I’ve always led and walked ahead, Now you’ve gone where I can’t see, You left us so many memories, And you brought our life such joy, I’m so proud of the man that you became, My son, my boy. Good night, God bless. Love you always and forever.

– From Dad and Teresa xx. To a very special ‘Big Bruv’. We send you up to heaven with lots of love, Up to the angels in the sky, Like a bright shining star up high, Memories of you will be lovingly kept, A brother too special to ever forget, We miss you so much Gary, From our hearts you will never be far.

– Love from Conor, Megan, Brooke, Erin and Logan xxxxx. Ours is just a simple prayer, God bless and keep you in His care, A silent prayer sincere and true, A special thought from us to you. “See ya smiler”.

– Love from Andy, Tracey, Nathan and Olivia xx GLYMOND, Gary – To our special big brother Gary. We love you so much and always will. All our love.

You would not want any tears or fuss, But just to be remembered by all of us.

Rest in peace.

– From Nannan and Grandad Glymond xxx. Tragic end to a fantastic day. Love always.

– From Uncle Mark. Tragic end to a fantastic day. Will always be in our thoughts, Love you always.

– From son-in-law Trevor and – From Auntie Sue, Uncle Russ family, Andrea, Steven, Sean, and Sam xxx. Matthew and Amy To us Gary you were a special nephew, What more is there to say, We only wish with all our hearts, That you were here today. Love you always.

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– From Auntie Julie, Uncle Graham, Michael, Shaun, Kirsty and Obie xxx. To Gary, a special nephew and cousin, whose cheeky smile will stay with us forever. Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard but always near, Still loved, still missed, still very dear. Love you always.

– From Uncle Mick, Aunty Bev, Dan and Alex xxx GLYMOND, Gary – In loving memory of a very special nephew and cousin who will be greatly missed. Deep in our hearts you will always stay, Loved and remembered in every way, No tears, no verse can ever say, How much we miss you every day, Love you for ever.

– Love from Charlotte and Oliver xx GLYMOND, Gary – To a special nephew who was tragically taken from us on what had been his 18th birthday. No farewells were spoken, No time to say goodbye, You were gone before we knew it, And only God knows why. Love always.

– From Uncle Jon, Angie, Ross, Abbey and Josh xx GLYMOND, Gary –

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– Love from Sarah, John, Josh, Rosie and Laura GLYMOND, Gary – No farewell words were spoken, No time to say goodbye, You were gone before we knew it, And no one can tell us why.

In loving memory of my dear Dad. A loving Grandad, Brother and Uncle, sadly taken from us on 1st March 2008, aged 78. You were such a special man, I love you oh so much. I’ll never hear your voice again, And we’ll never ever touch. But I’ll always feel you Dad, Beside me every day. I curse that day in March, You left me and went away. The loss I feel inside, It hurts so bad. You were a very smart gentleman, You are my precious Dad, I saw you getting weary, I tried to help in vain, From the day you had to leave me Dad, My life won’t feel the same. I know you will now be busy, Playing football with all your mates, And you’ll perfect the angels’ garden, Beyond those pearly gates. Your family up in heaven, Saw you in some pain, And all your lovely sisters, Wanted to take care of you again. So put your arms around them Dad, And hug them really tight. Cos I know you’ve really missed them Dad, Every morning, noon and night. I’ll really miss you Dad always. Your ever loving daughter. – From Jakki, Chris, Jemma and Chris xxxx Gentleman Ken was your name, Rugged defending was your game, Always there for your family and friends. No need for all the mod cons and trends, Down to the basics, no gadgets allowed. A garden of which you could always be proud. Dear Grandad although you’ve been taken away, Kept are you in our minds, And our thoughts every day, Even though you’re asleep, And we now stand apart, Never will you be gone, From the depths of my heart. Rest in peace Grandad. Lots of love. – From Jemma xxx Always doing his garden, Always doing everyone else’s garden. Always talking of football, Always talking of the olden days, Always watching westerns, Always watching war films, Always smart, Always wearing his favourite red tie, Always my Grandad, Always miss you. Lots of love. – From Chris xxxx

– From Auntie Shell and Uncle HARRISON, Harry – Died Russ xx suddenly March 2nd, after 64 All the angels up above, years married. Give our Gary all our love. Missing you.

A silent prayer sincere and true, A special thought from us to you. God bless.

To lose a husband you dearly love, Is hard beyond belief, Your heart come near to breaking, And no one knows your grief. I had a wonderful husband, And loved him till the end, I lost two precious things that day, My husband and my friend. Since you’ve gone first and I remain, To walk the road alone, I live in memory’s garden dear, With happy days we’ve know, I want to know each step you take, That I may know the same, For someday, down that lonely road, You’ll hear me call your name. Love always.

– From Norah HARRISON, Harry – Died on – From Uncle Andy, Auntie Linda, holiday in Benidorm on 2nd David and Nicola March, 2008. GLYMOND, Gary Martin – Time may wipe out many things, It was your 18th birthday, You were happy as could be, Barnsley were playing the mighty Chelsea, We won the game and the day was set, You had even won your first little bet, Off to town you went for the very first time, God took you too early, it is such a crime. You said ‘’See you later’’, we didn’t think then, You would be taken from us, we wouldn’t see you again. We will always be grateful for the great day you had, You certainly were such a really great lad, Up you go now to heaven above, We know you will go there with so much love. Good night, God bless.

– From Mick and Mags x

You never said goodbye Uncle, Perhaps it’s just as well, For we could never say goodbye, To an uncle we loved so well.

– Love from R Poor Jill, Steve and family xxx HARRISON, Henry – Though your smile has gone for ever, And your hand we cannot touch, We have so many memories, Of you, uncle we loved so much.

A laugh, a smile, a joke or two, That’s how we will remember you.

HARDMAN, Kenneth


HARRISON, Henry – Rich Uncle In tears we saw you sinking, We watched you fade away, Harry.

Our hearts were almost broken, But you fought your best to stay. God called your name so gently, So only you could hear, And no one heard the footsteps, Of angels drawing near. He took you when I wasn’t there, The reasons I now know, He knows I thought the world of you, And would never let you go. But when I saw you sleeping, So peaceful and free from pain, I could not wish you back, To suffer all that again. Rest in peace Mum.

– From Lorna, Norm and Kez xxxx GLYMOND, Gary – Fondly remembered by us all. – Love from Rachel, Paul, Always in our thoughts. Chelsea and Courtney xxx – Love from Eileen and Andrew HARRISON, Henry – and stepfamily Adele, Amanda A smile, a laugh, a joke or two, – From your loving son Mark and and Scott That’s how we will remember you. Sara. GLYMOND, Gary – – Love from Lesley and Mick xxx You were the best Nannan in all the

– From the lads at college in your group GLYMOND, Gary – Gary’s family would like to thank family, friends and neighbours for their support at this difficult time. Thank you to Remembering you with love, Liaison Officer Paul Lidster. Will be sadly missed by brother Eric Special thank you to the few and wife Jean, brother Brian and brave souls who did their best in sister Velma and families. the early hours of Sunday Reunited with your Mum and Dad GLYMOND, Gary Martin – Born morning 8th March, 1990. Loving son, grandson, cousin, brother, nephew and friend who tragically passed away on 9th March, 2008. Service at Ardsley Crematorium today, Friday, 14th March, 2008, at 10.00am and at the Friendship pub, Gawber, afterwards, everyone welcome. Gary’s family would like to ask for people to celebrate his life by wearing Barnsley FC tops, scarves etc, or anything red/white to symbolise the club. Family flowers only please, donations can be made for Gary to fund a memorial, details to be announced later

– From Melissa, Jodie, Emily and Fuhrer GLYMOND, Gary Martin – In loving memory of our grandson, so cruelly taken from us on his Lynne, 18th birthday. great Love you forever. – From your loving grandparents.

From Peter, – grandchildren and grandchildren. Thank you to all the staff at Riverside Residential Home who cared for her over the past three years DERBYSHIRE, Lillian –

Each year on your birthday, We’ll call out your name, We’ll look at your picture, But it won’t be the same. We’ll tell you we miss you. And hope that you hear, And know just how much, We wish you were here. Love always.

EASTWOOD, Pamela – Passed away suddenly on March 3rd. Funeral will take place on Monday, March 17th, 12 o’clock, at Royston Church.

You are not forgotten, Mum, Nor ever will be, As long as life and memory lasts, We will remember thee.

CLOWERY, Rose – Ours is just a simple prayer, God bless and keep you in His care.

Passed away Wednesday 12th March, aged 88. Loving husband of Joyce, Father of Marilyn, Julian, Ian and Olwen, Grandfather and Great Grandfather. Funeral service to be held on Wednesday 19th March at 1.45 p.m. at Kexbrough Methodist Church, followed by a service at Ardsley Crematorium. Enquiries to A. & M. Hadfield, telephone Barnsley 733444.

You never failed to do your best, Your heart was true and tender, You gave so much to us you loved, And this we will always remember.

CLIFTON, Hilda – Died 1st I will remember my whole life through, Those last few words I had with you. March, 2008, aged 97 years. The book of life you cannot buy, It’s very rare but true, It’s a special book called memories, And it Grandma, is you.




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– Love from Mrs. Price and Margaret xx HOYLAND, Betty Doreen – Formerly of Heworth Drive, Whitby, passed away on Friday, 7th March, 2008, aged 86. Much loved sister to Michael Hoyland and aunt to Philip, Richard and Pamela. Service and cremation will take place at The Rowan Chapel, Stockport Crematorium on Tuesday, 18th March, 2008 at 1pm. A memorial service and interment of ashes will take place at The Chapel, Sneaton Castle, Whitby at 12.00 noon on Wednesday, 2nd April, 2008. Family flowers by request, donations to the Alzheimer’s Society. Enquiries to Brian Sharples & Son Funeral Directors, telephone 01625 873122 HUNTER, Elva – Special memories of a dear Mam, Nannan and Great Nannan. As angels keep their watch up there, Please God, just let her know, That we down here do not forget, We loved and miss her so. Deep in our hearts lies a picture, Of a loved one laid to rest, In memory’s frame we shall keep it, Because she was one of the best. Love always.

God saw you getting weary, And did what He thought best, He put his arms around you, And whispered come to rest, No matter how life changes, No matter what we do, A special place within our hearts, Is always kept for you.

– From your loving son Mick, Janet and John, Jason and Kelle and great grandchildren xxxx MILLS, Clara – Thoughts go back to happy days, Spent with you in many ways, Happy times we spent together, Memories I will treasure forever.

So He wrapped His arms around you, And whispered come to me.

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– Love from Karen and Eileen Father, just before you go, JEFFERS, Pat – A Mother-in-law Hear our prayer tonight. sadly missed. We are all your family here, Love always.

– From Karen x. Rest in peace.

This is what we pray. Keep you safe till dark is here, And throughout the day. Amen.

Please tell her how we’ll miss her, And give her all our love.

– Love from Sally, Eric and family JEFFERS, Pat – A silent prayer sincere and true, Special thoughts from us to you.

I only wish with all my heart, That you were here today. Love you.

– From Mellissa, Chris, Lee and Lloyd JEFFERS, Pat – A chat, a joke, a laugh or two, This is how we will remember you.

A special thought from us to you.

– Love from East Dene, Tuesday We have so many memories, But wish we still had you, Ladies Darts Memories last forever Lynn, Without farewell you fell asleep, But memories of you Pat, we will always keep.

For the good times.

Of a special friend we will never

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Passed away peacefully on March 5th, aged 70 years. Beautiful wife, loving Mother, wonderful Nannan and loyal friend. God saw you getting weary, No cure was meant to be, God closed His arms around you, And whispered come to me. Hold her in your ams Lord, Look after her with care, Make up for all she suffered, And all that seems unfair. She suffered much in silence, Her spirit did not bend, She faced her task with courage, Until the very end. Till we meet again, God bless you. She lived for those she loved.

– From your broken hearted and loving husband, Michael. JEFFERS, Patricia (Pat) – In loving memory of a much loved Mum. Of all the days throughout our lives, The saddest one has come, For life will never be the same, Without our loving Mum. Hold her in your arms Lord, Look after her with care, Make up for all she suffered, And all that seems unfair. She suffered much in silence, Her spirit did not bend, She faced her task with courage, Until the very end. If our love could have saved her, She never would have died, If our tears could bring her back, She would be right here by our side.

Dad, I feel privileged that I was able to spend your last night with you, Looking out for you like you’ve done for me all my life. A wonderful Father and Grandfather, second to none, Leaving a hole in our lives that will never repair. I’ll love and miss you every day, Good night, God bless Dad.

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– Love from Mum and Dad. We picture a beautiful garden, There at the gate you stand, Where loved ones gone before you, Are waiting to take your hand. Love and miss you.

Better by far we should forget and smile, Than we should remember and be sad.

Thoughts go back to happy days, Spent with you in many ways, Happy times we spent together, Are memories that will last forever.

Lasting all life though, Because they are of you, Good night, God bless Lynn. All our love.

And all that seems unfair,

together forever. God bless.

– From sister Jo and John. The book of life you cannot buy, It’s very rare but true, It’s a special book called memories, The ones I have of you. There are no tomorrows for us to share, But yesterday’s memories are always there, Never more than a thought away, Loved and remembered every day. God bless you Lynn.

– From Thelma, Brian, Louise, David, Luke and Leah xx – From sister Shirley and Willie. He knew you were in pain, JEFFERS, Pat – A silent prayer sincere and true, A special thought from us to you.

– Love from Vera and Jack xx LAUGHTON, Joan – Formerly of Staincross. Passed peacefully away in Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford on the 9th March, 2008 aged 85 years. Dearly loved wife, Mother, Mother-in-law, Grandma, sister and aunt. Will be sadly missed by all her family and friends. Funeral service to be held at Colchester Crematorium on Wednesday, 19th March at 1.15pm. Family flowers only. All enquiries to Janet C. Davies Funeral Director, Victoria House, 177 High Street, Kelvadon, Essex, CO5 9JD, telephone 01376 573691 LAWSON, Ken – A loving Dad and Grandad who passed away on 2nd March, 2008. We picture a beautiful garden, There at the gate you stand, Where the loved one gone before you, Is waiting to take your hand. With tears in our eyes and hearts, We watched you pass away, We love you very dearly, We could not make you stay. You were always someone special, And that’s the way you’ll stay, Remembered by us always, Each and every day. Forever in our hearts Dad.

– Love from Russell, Tony, Julie, Susan and Steve xxx. To lose a Grandad you dearly love, Is hard beyond belief, Your heart comes near to breaking, And no one knows your grief. We had a wonderful Grandad, And loved him till the end, We lost two precious things that day, Our Grandad and our friend.

– From your loving granddaughters Tanya and Rebecca LILL, James Alfred – Of West Pit Hill, Brampton, died 10th But some remain forever, March, aged 74. The dearly Like memories of happy days, loved husband of the late When we were all together. Doreen, loving Father of – Love from brother Ray and Pat Margaret and Peter, Father-inHARRISON, Harry – law of Ian and Lisa, Grandad of No farewells were spoken, Sarah and David. Cortege to No time to say goodbye, leave above residence at 1pm. You were gone before we knew it, Service at Wentworth Church And only God knows the reason why. 1.15pm, interment Wentworth Rest in peace. Cemetery at 2pm on Wednesday – From Elaine and Roy 19th March. All enquiries to HARRISON, Henry – Funeral Service, – From your loving son Shaun Cooks A special smile, a special face, telephone Barnsley 743283 A special Grandad we cannot replace. and daughter-in-law Julie xx MILLS, Clara – In loving memory – Love from Nikki, Wayne, A special smile, a special face, of a dear Mother who passed A special Nan we cannot replace. Tyrone, Paula, and C-J xxx away 29th February, 2008. I have only your memory, dear Dad, – Love from Melissa and Paul. Beloved Mum, I loved you so,

Saturday nights will never be the same again, All our love.

– From the Saturday night lasses – From Paul, Debbie, Ben and and Linda Joe WILLIAMS, Sue – The special book called memories, Is the one we have of you.

A laugh, a drink, a bit of fun, When we all said “let’s have another one”, Remembering all the good times together.

And couldn’t take any more, So now you sleep Lynn, And suffer no more. God bless.

– From loving brother Tony. Auntie Lynn. A silent prayer sincere and true, A special thought from us to you.

gently, So only you could hear, And no one heard the footsteps, Of angels drawing near. He took you when we weren’t there, The reason now we know, He knows we thought the world of you, And wouldn’t let you go. All my love

- From Mary Dad, What we would give if we could say, ‘Ey up Dad’ in the same old way, To hear your voice, to see you smile, To sit and talk to you for a while, You would not wish for tears or fuss, Just to be remembered by all of us. Love you Dad

- From Ian and Christine, Gillian and Graham x The funeral is on Monday 17th March, 12.30pm, Barnsley Road and 1.00pm at Ardsley Crematorium

Passed away 1st March, 2008. A wonderful husband, Dad and Grandad who will be forever missed. Thank you to all our family and friends for your love and support at this sad time. With special thanks to Father Antony Prichett. – From Nancy, David, Joanne, Michael, Noreen, Alexandra, Jonathan, Thomas and William. God bless.


– Love from Eve and Frank – From Scott, Karen, Ben and WEBSTER, Edith – In loving memory of a dear wife, Mother, Louis. Grandma and Great Grandma Auntie Lynn. who died 8th March, 2008, aged Ours is just a simple prayer, 94. God bless and keep you in His care. No one knows the heartache, – From Mark and Dawn. I tried so hard to hide, Auntie Lynn. – Deep in our hearts memories No one knows how many times I’ve broken down and cried, are kept, Forgive me Lord if I ask why, Of a special auntie we will never A wonderful wife had to die, forget. Others have, yes I know, But she was mine and I loved her so. God bless. – From David, Tim, Kelly and – From loving husband Ken xx Softly from the shadows, Thomas NICHOLS, Edmond Oakley – In There came a gentle call, With farewells left unspoken, loving memory of a dear Dad, You quietly left us all. Grandad and Great Grandad God bless. who passed away peacefully on – From all the family xxx the 28th February at Mount WEBSTER, Edith – In loving Vernon Hospital, aged 87 years. memory of a dear wife, Mum, Reunited with wife Emily. Grandma and Great Grandma God saw you getting weary, who passed away in hospital on He did what he thought best, March 8th, aged 94 years. He took you in His loving arms, Service at Staincross Methodist And whispered come to rest. – Love from Brian, Maureen, Church on Tuesday, March 18th David, Anne, Barry, Marie, at 2.30 p.m. followed by cremation at Crigglestone Christine and Alan Crematorium at 3.30 p.m. Family Grandad. flowers only please, donations in Ours is just a simple prayer, lieu for Barnsley Hospice. May God bless and keep you in his care. Enquiries to Hammertons – From loving grandchildren and Funeral Directors great grandchildren xx WEBSTER, Edith (nee Rusby) PARRINDER, Andrew – Taken – A special auntie. suddenly on 11th March, at Silent thoughts of times together, Doncaster Royal Infirmary, aged Memories that will last forever. 35 years. Funeral service on – Love from Mina and family Wednesday, 19th March at 11.30 WILBY, Duncan Lister – In a.m. at Ardsley Crematorium. loving memory of a wonderful Family flowers only. Donations in loving son, husband, brother and lieu to the Heart Foundation. Daddy who passed away so Enquiries to W. Hyde and Sons, tragically on March 5th, 2008. My memories of you will never fold, telephone Barnsley 282304 They’re locked in my heart by a band PELL, Malc – of gold, A silent prayer sincere and true, A special thought from us to you

– From Herbie, Anita, Abbie, Monica and Colin RODBOURNE, Mildred (Milly) – Formerly of Sunny Bank Farm. Passed away peacefully after a long illness on the 10th March, aged 86 years. Will be sadly To remember my whole life through, It was hard for me to let you go, Gentle Jesus up above, missed by Denise and Malcolm. But the sweetness will linger forever, But happy memories ease the pain, Please give Nannan Pat all our love. As I treasure the image of you. For further details please Until the time we meet again. – Love from loving daughter Pat – From your great grandchildren – Love from daughter Jean, Fred telephone Co-operative Funeralcare on 01226 282573 and grandchildren Angel and Spencer. and son- in- law Robert xx

from your grandchildren – xxxxxxx YADAV, Desh (Dr.) – A very good friend. He took you to His garden, For the beautiful and the best.

– From Alice and Alfred Hewitt, Judy and Ken Markwell YADAV, Desh (Dr) – We lost two things when you passed away, Our doctor and our friend, Dedicated to caring for others, Until your life did end. A special gentleman so true and kind, What a beautiful memory you left behind.

I’ll always remember you, time will never relent, The love that we shared was heaven sent. I’ll miss you my darling, There’s an ache in my heart, But I know that we’ll not always be apart, I will love you more today than yesterday, But not as much as tomorrow. Night, night lover.

KILBURN, Joseph – Passed away 1st March, 2007. Always remembered.

BOLDY, SAM 28th April, 1990 – 17th March, 2004 Precious memories of a much loved son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin. March comes with deep regret, The time, the day, we will never forget, Down the path of memories, We walk with you each day, Just how much we miss you, No words can ever say, But the bonds of love still bind us, Although so far apart, For the special love we shared, Is forever in our hearts. We love and miss you so much.

– From Mum and Dad xxx. No matter how life changes, No matter what I do, A special place within my heart, Is always there for you. Lots of love. – From your sister Louise xxx. You are so very special, And that is the way you will stay, So dearly loved and sadly missed, Every single day. Love always.

– From Granny and Grandad xxx. The hands of time keep turning, Four years have slipped away, But memories are forever, And cannot be taken away. Love always.

– From Uncle Chris, Auntie Mag and cousin Sarah xxx. BOWMAN, Max – In loving memory of a dear Dad who passed away one year ago. I have only your memory, dear Dad, To remember my whole life through, But sweetness will linger forever, As I treasure the image of you. God bless you Dad. With love.

– From son Carl and Sarah xx BRISCOE, Barbara – Loving memories of a wife, Mother and Nannan who passed away on 16th March, 2007. A thousand words won’t bring you back, We know because we’ve tried, And neither will a million tears, We know because we’ve cried. You left behind some broken hearts, And happy memories too, We never wanted memories, We only wanted you. Love always.

– From Trev, Debbie, Mark, Alison and grandchildren xx

Each week the Family Notices that appear in the newspaper are uploaded to the website; you can search through them by selecting the classification.

CLAYDON, Ethel Amelia Thinking of Ethel who fell asleep, 14th March, 2007 aged 71. Life can bring such troubles and complications too, But you often feel so helpless when they happen to you, For I sometimes can’t believe the confusion I feel, When I imagine my heart will never start to heal, Yet even at these times, That are the sadness they could be, I know that time will come, When there will be joy again to see. God be with you my little love. – From loving husband Colin xx

– From Anne, Bev, Terry and Nicola – Matilda GASCOIGNE, Memories of a loving sister Tilly. Memories are a keepsake, Of which we will never part, God has you in His keeping, We have you in our hearts.

– From loving sister Clara, niece Margaret and family xx GOODRIDGE, Ian – Treasured memories of a beloved husband who passed away on 18th March, 2007. My heart is full of memories, With pride I speak your name, My life goes on without you, But will never be the same. Sometimes I think I’m dreaming, I can’t believe it’s true, For the day your heart stopped beating, Was the day mine broke in two. I miss you so much darling.

– From loving wife Ann GOODRIDGE, Ian – Time unfolds another year, But memories keep you ever near.

– From Rita, George and family

Memoriams ARANYI, Adam Steven – Treasured memories of our much loved grandson Adam who fell asleep 19th March, 1989. Time goes by but still you stay, As near and dear as yesterday, Always in our thoughts Adam, love always.

– From Nannan and Grandad and all the family xx ASHTON, Jack – 14th March, 2005. Cherished memories of our precious Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad, not forgetting our equally precious Mum, Nora. Memories of you in our hearts are kept, To love, cherish and never forget. Never ending love.

– From us all x BARRETT, Gwen (nee Loe) – Our very precious and much loved Mum. Missing you is an heartache, That never goes away, All our love forever.

GRATTON, JAMES WILLIAM You were sunshine and rainbows, And everything good, With sparkling smile, And a heart full of love. Remember the good times, And all that we shared, Remember the laughter, You know we all cared. With love in our hearts, The memories will stay, Remember we’re only, A whisper away. We love you still, Always have, and always will.

– From all the family GRAYSON, Derek – Precious memories of a loving husband, Dad and Grandad, who left us 13th March, 1999. There’s a land that is far away, I go there every night, When I see you in my dreams, And once more I hold you near.

– From loving wife Mary, son Kevin, Sally, Kathryn, Emily and George xxx GREEN, Doris – In loving memory of a dear wife who passed away March 14th, 2005. – From Jack and family – Love from Vicki, Kaley, and GUEST, Mary – In loving Alan xxx memory of a dear wife, Mother, We are all grown up now Nannan, Nannan and Great Nannan who We know you would be proud, passed away on Saturday 18th Because you loved us so much, March, 2006. Love and kisses. – From Christine and Brian xx

Ten years have gone by since we lost you, Each day we mention your name, But when our days on earth are through, We’ll all meet up again.

– From Aimi, Lucy, Kirby and Brionne xxxx BEEVERS, George – Passed away 16th March, 2004. Sadly missed but never forgotten.

We miss you Grandad.

– From your granddaughter Terri, Steve, Levi and Connor LINSKEY, John – Passed away 17th March, 1999. Today, tomorrow and always, Missing you so much Dad. Together with Mum now, thinking of you on your wedding anniversary, 24th March. Love you always Mum and Dad.

It’s a year since you passed away, But our thoughts are with you still, You haven’t been forgotten, What’s more you never will. Also remembering Dad Sam and brother Frank.

– From Margaret, Edwin and family WAKE, Alf – Remembering our dear Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad. Four years have gone since you passed away, We love and miss you every day.

– From all the family WALKER, Eric – In loving – From ever loving daughter memory of a dear husband, Dad Sharon and Neil xxx. and Grandad who died March Thinking of you both, two special 15th, 1990. grandparents, with fond memories on your wedding anniversary.

– Love from grandson Sam xxx MARSHALL, Les – Died 12th March, 1990. Memories are a keepsake, Love always.

– From Sheila, Gary, Ian and families xxx OGDEN, George – Treasured memories of a dear Dad and Grandad who died 13th March, 2006. Times goes by but still you stay, As near and dear as yesterday, Always in our thoughts, Love always.

It’s eighteen years now since we said goodbye, But in all our hearts you will never die, Memories are forever, lasting all life through, Ours are very special, because they are of you. Love and miss you always.

– From Graham, Janet, David, Trisha, Craig, Karl xxxxxx WHITHAM, John James – Everlasting memories of a dear son-in-law who passed away on 9th March, 2007. One year since that sad day, Out of our lives you have gone, But in our hearts you will always live on. Remembered always.

Two years have passed since that sad day, You closed your eyes and slipped away, You left so quietly without a fuss, And broke the hearts of all of us.

– Love from your loving wife – From Elizabeth, Jane, Judith, – From your loving husband Mandy. Colin and all your family xx Richard and Jennifer

Barnsley Chronicle, Friday, March 14, 2008 – GLOVER, Susan – Mam, I didn’t think we would be celebrating your 60th birthday in this way, Tending to your grave. A big knees up, a dance, a drink or two, Is what your loving family would have given you. It broke my heart when God took you away, I miss your voice and your lovely face. Oh I miss you Mam every single day. Please hold her in your arms Lord, Don’t leave her on her own, For the 14th is her birthday, And our Mam is away from home.

Good night, God bless.

Time goes by but memories stay, As near and dear as yesterday.

– From daughters Ann, Janette, sons Billy and George, sons-in- – From Derek, Pauline, Peter, law David and Billy, all the Karen, grandchildren and great grandchildren and great grandchildren grandchildren PALEY, John Anthony (Tony) – WILKINSON, Treasured memories of a dear Charles husband, Dad, Grandad and In loving memory of a dear brother on 14th March, 2000. husband, Dad and Grandad who died 14th March, 2004. Another year has come and gone, But memories of you live on and on. – From wife Jean and family

The hands of time keep turning, The years have slipped away, But you’re in our hearts forever, Loved and missed every day.

– From loving wife Ruby and all your family xx PEEL, John – In loving memory of John, a much loved friend and WILLIAMSON, Alan – Precious colleague who passed away on memories of a loving husband, 18th March, 2007. Dad and Grandad who passed Always in our thoughts. – From everyone at Hoyland and away 18th March, 2004. It’s a lonely home without you, Barnsley Ambulance Stations Things will never be the same, PETERS, Bill – All we have are memories, Treasured memories of a dear And your picture in a frame, Dad and Grandad who died 17th Your resting place we visit, Your flowers we place with care, March, 1985. – Love from Lynn, Derek and But no one knows the heartache, As I turn and walk away. family – Love from Rita and family xx PROUD, Richard Harvey (Dick) WOOD, Isabella – Loving – In loving memory of a dear Dad memories of a very dear Mam and Grandad who died on 20th and Grandma who died on March, 2002. Mother’s Day, March 16th, 1980. Our comfort comes from memories, Also remembering her birthday, Of days we used to share, May 23rd. So until we meet again Dad,

Miss you so much, All our love.

– From Eden, Kenya, Libby and Jude xxx. We send a dove to heaven, WIth a gift upon its wings, Be careful when you open it, It’s full of special things. Inside a million kisses, Wrapped up in a million hugs, To tell you happy birthday Mam, And send you all our love.

– From your loving son Shaun and Jayne xxx GLOVER, Susan – A beautiful sister inside and out, Although you’re no longer with us, A special prayer we say for you, On what would have been your 60th birthday. Loved and missed forever.

Not difficult to remember your 60th Sue. Love from Madge and Alf xx

GLOVER, Sue – As angels keep their watch up there, Please God just let her know, That we down here do not forget, We love and miss her so. Happy 60th birthday.

– Love from Mary and Allen HARVEY, Mary Ann – Birthday memories of a much loved wife, Mam and Nannan, March 13th.

– From daughter Sylvia, Richard and Jonathan. We think of you with love each day, The things you used to do and say, They bring a smile, then a tear, Forever wishing you were here.

Birthday Memoriams

Our beautiful, beloved, precious daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece and friend, who was so tragically stolen from us on 8th September 2001 at Milgate Street, Royston, at 4.30am, aged 17 years. Today, 16th March, is your 24th birthday, darling. Birthday wishes to heaven we send, With all our love that will never end, Another birthday, another year, Without the one we love so dear, With tears in our eyes we whisper low, Happy birthday Lindsey, we love you so. It’s not just your birthday that we think of you, But today, tomorrow and our whole lives through, One day we’ll meet again, For in our hearts we know it’s true, That one day we’ll share happy times, With our ever precious Lindsey Lou.

All our eternal love

- From your ever loving Family and Friends xxxxxxxxxxxx

God keep you safe in His ever loving eternal kingdom.

Memories of you are lovingly kept, You were too special to ever forget.

– Love from husband Bill, Dennis, David, Julia, Laura and Jamie

HERRIOT, PETER (PEDRO) Family Notices TIFFANY, Gertrude Louisa –

Years pass by but still you stay,

God keep you in His care.

SCHOLES, Lindsey Chezine

– From loving daughter Claire and Stephen xx. Happy birthday to a very special angel up above, our Nannan.

– From Keith, Kenneth, Kathleen, Bill, Simon, Becky and Beth xx ORR, Janet – Died 15th March, – Love from Mother-in-law xx WILKIN, Hazel – Precious – From Linda, Steve, Anne and 2007, aged 90. memories of my dear sister, died John xxx. Years of striving little of play, Birthday hugs and kisses for our March 17th, 1969. Loving, giving the whole way, You will always be in my memory, Sue, who we were honoured to Cherished smile, a heart of gold, Now and forever, till the end of time. have as our aunty. To the dearest Mum the world could Birthday memories for March 15th. hold. – Love from Kelly, Carl, Nathan, – Love from sister Cora x Happy memories fond and true, Jacob and Luca xxxxx From us who thought the world of WILKINSON, Bill and Irene – GLOVER, Susan – you. Passed away March 2004. Memories of you never leave us,

That is mine alone.

Time to give, time to care, Loving nature, heart of gold, These are the memories we will hold. God bless Dad.

Family Notices

– From loving wife Marion and all the family

VICKERS, Annie – In memory of a dear Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother who passed away on 13th March, 2007.

– From daughter Violet and Jack. As near and dear as yesterday. – From your loving daughter There’s a place in my heart, Pam and Carl, Eve, Mick and No one can own, A part of your life Dad, baby Noah, Lee and Deanna xxx

DONOGHUE, Daniel Patrick – memories of a Fondest wonderful Dad and Grandad who left us 9th March, 1996. – From Eric and Ann, Jean and Still sorely missed. You always had a smile to share, Jane and family


– From Kerry, David, Amy and WAKE, Ella – Harry. Affectionately remembering a dear Auntie Lynn. Remembering the good times, God bless.

Dad we will always love you, And you will forever be in our thoughts, And in our hearts, We will miss you, love you, Your children love you very much and always will, Your birth date January 5th, the day you were born, and March 3rd 2008, the day you left us and went to heaven, we will always remember, Let your soul have peace, We will remember you forever, Because you are our Grandfather forever, Bless you and all of us love you very much and stay with us always. Love and kisses

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– Love from Lynn, Barry and She suffered much in silence, family xxxxx Her spirit didn’t bend, – Love from Anne and family JEFFERS, Pat – She faced her task with courage, HUNTER, Elva – Remembering Deep in our hearts memories are Until the every end. a well respected lady. kept, I will treasure our last few moments R.I.P.

– From Dorothy SCOTT, Brian –

Loving angel up above, Please send Daddy all our love.

– From Alex, Louise and Madeleine SCOTT, Brian – Passed away March 3rd, 2008. – Love from brother-in-law Ian S’ long Bri, and Anne Best wishes to Dot and family. WINDER, Rhoden – Died – From Len suddenly March 4th, 2008, aged Rest in peace. 89. Loving and much loved – From Rita Hepple husband, Father, Grandfather MOIGNARD, Joyce Louie – and Great Grandfather. Formerly of Worsbrough Dale. In heavenly love abiding. Passed away on 10th March, – From all the family 2008 in Barnsley District General WINDER, Rhoden – Hospital, aged 85 years. Funeral A dear Husband, Dad God saw you were weary, service to take place on Tuesday, and Grandad, who He did what He thought best, 18th March, 2008 at Ardsley passed away on He took you in His loving arms, Crematorium at 12 noon. All Tuesday 11th March, And whispered come to rest. With love. enquiries contact Co-operative 2008, aged 86 years. – From nephew Paul Funeralcare, Barnsley, telephone YADAV, Desh Gaurav Dr. – Barnsley 282573 Devoted husband and beloved MUNFORD, Lynn (nee Father passed away on March Clowery) – Loving daughter, 4th, 2008 at 5.30am 2008, in dear sister and aunty who Barnsley District General passed away at Staffordshire Hospital. Hospital on 2nd March, aged 56. A respected and admired GP for God saw you getting weary, And lifted you to rest, over 30 years. Will be missed God’s garden must be beautiful, dearly by his wife Gyan and his He always takes the best, three children and seven He saw the road getting rough, grandchildren. God called your name so

– Love from Ada, Stan and family HUNTER, Elva – The passing of – Love from Pat, Percy and family a friend and neighbour. – From Mum and Dad. You would not wish for tears or fuss, Rest in peace. Lynn. – From Charlie, June and family Just to be remembered by us. – Love from Melanie, Karl and No farewell was spoken, HUNTER, Elva – We never said goodbye, family A silent prayer sincere and true, You were gone so quickly, A special thought from us to you. JEFFERS, Pat – And only God knows why. Will never forget you and will miss – From the Darlington family – From loving brother David. you deeply, HUNTER, Elva – Lynn, Rest in peace. Resting where no shadows fall, – Love from Nelly and Gordon in God saw you getting weary, Quietly remembered by us all. No cure was meant to be, – From Margaret, Gordon and Cyprus xx JEFFERS, Pat – Fond memories He closed His arms around you, family x And whispered come to me, of our dear friend Pat. A very Hold her in your arms Lord, HUNTER, Elva – The gates of heaven opened wide, brave lady who bore her illness Look after her with care, Beautiful angels lined side by side, with courage and dignity. Make up for all she suffered, A special guest was on her way, The day the Lord took Elva away. Good night and God bless.

If loving could have saved you, You never would have died. Forgive me Lord, I’ll always weep, For the husband I loved but couldn’t keep. All my love forever.

– Love from May x JEFFERS, Pat – In loving – From daughter Julie, sons memory of a dear sister-in-law Graham and Barry. God bless our Grandad. and auntie. Fold your arms around her Lord, – From Hayley, Lee and Jake xxx In a never ending hug, MILLS, Roy –

– From all your workmates at And the hill hard to climb, – From all the family He closed your weary eyelids, HUNTER, Elva – In loving Ravens And whispered peace be thine. memory of a dear sister, sister- JEFFERS, Pat – We think about you always, A silent prayer sincere and true, in-law and auntie. We talk about you too, Put your arms around her Lord, Give her all your care, Make up for all she suffered, And all that seemed unfair. God bless.

SCOTT, Brian – Passed away peacefully after a long illness, on March 3rd at Victoria Hospital, Blackpool, aged 74.

– From Mum-in-law Jenny, DadBob, brother-in-law in-law Robert, brother-in-law Craig, Kala and family. – Love from daughter-in-law John, Barbara and Mandy Wilby Isabel x. world, and family would like to thank all He knew you were in pain, And no one can take your place, And couldn’t take any more, friends, neighbours and relatives Gentle Jesus up above, So sleep Nanna, for their support at this sad time Please give Nannan all my love. From your devastated WILBY, Duncan – – And suffer no more. God bless. – From loving grandson Thomas. – Love from grandson Neil, Sue, daughter Allison, Paul, Holly and You would not wish for tears and fuss, Alix But just to be remembered by us all. Lee, Brett and Shelby x. Nan, a thousand words won’t bring SCOTT, Brian – you back, Nanna has a special role, – Love from sisters Dawn and God gave me a wonderful brother, I know because I’ve tried, In heaven up above, Louise and nieces Beth and Fern We loved him to the end, And neither will a million tears, Tending to God’s garden, WILBY, Duncan – We lost two precious things that day, I know because I’ve cried. With her special love. No matter how life changes, You never failed to do your best, – Love from Wendy, Glyn, Scott, A brother and a friend. No matter what we do, Your heart was true and tender, – From Ralph and Joyce. A special place within our hearts, Sam and family, Adam and family A silent prayer sincere and true, You gave so much to those you Is set aside for you. xxx. loved, A special thought from us to you. God bless Duncan. A little prayer sincere and true, And those you loved remember. – From Linda and John, Janette – From Auntie Gladys and Uncle Loving thoughts from us to you. You left behind some broken hearts, and Paul, Tom and Adam. Jimmy xx And happy memories too, – Love from granddaughter There are no tomorrows for us to Remembering back to childhood I never wanted memories, Fiona, Glyn, Lawrie and Ross x share, I only wanted you. MILLS, Roy – In loving memory But yesterday’s memories are always days, We all grew up together, – Love from granddaughter of a dear Dad and Grandad who there. Memories of you will never fade, Never more than a thought away, Louise and Gary passed away 19th February, Loved and remembered every day. They’ll stay with us forever, JEFFERS, Pat – 2008. Rest in peace Duncan. – From sister Freda. Deep are our memories, We picture a beautiful garden, – From Julie, Karen, David and Resting where no shadows fall, Precious they will stay, There at the gate you stand, Quietly remembered by us all. No passing of time, families xx Where loved ones gone before you, Can take them away. – From nephew Robin, Boba, WILBY, Duncan – Are waiting to take your hand. With love. May God grant you eternal rest, Martin and Molly. – From brother Colin, Ann and – Love from son Desmond, Ours is just a simple prayer, And comfort those you loved and left. Linda, Katie and Rachel God bless and keep you in His care. family – From John, Marie, Swaine and MILLS, Roy – In loving memory – From cousin Mary and Gordon JEFFERS, Pat – all the family Forever in my heart Nanan. SCOTT, Brian – of a dear Dad and Grandad. WILBY, Duncan – Ours is just a simple prayer, – From Shane x Ours is just a simple prayer, No farewell was spoken, God bless and keep you in His care. God bless and keep you in His care. JEFFERS, Patricia – We never said goodbye, From Philip, Gillian and – God saw you getting weary, You were gone so quickly, – From Malcolm and family No cure was meant to be, Matthew And only God knows why. MILLS, Roy – To Dad.

– From sister-in-law Jean and family JEFFERS, Patricia – Dear sister-in-law and aunty. Deepest sympathy to Mick, Shaun and Mark. – Love from Angela, Eric and – From Joan, grandchildren and family xxx great grandchildren xxx Pat – JEFFERS, HUNTER, Elva – Passed away To me you were someone special, 29th February. What more is there to say, God saw you getting weary, No cure was meant to be, He closed His arms around you, And whispered come to me, We picture a beautiful garden, There at the gate you stand, Where loved ones gone before you, Are waiting to take your hand. God bless.

MILLS, Clara Leticia –

Loving memories on your 80th birthday on 12th March. Our thoughts are always with you Pete, Not only on your birthday but every single day.

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– Love from Teen and all the BECKETT, Eric Livesley – May all the angels up above, family xxx. – From daughter Mary, Terry, Dearest husband, Dad, Grandad Please give our Keith all our love. Nicola and Lynsey. and Great Grandad, who would HESLOP, Colin – Born 14th Miss you dearly. March comes with sad regret, have been 91 on 17th March. March, 1944. In remembrance of – From Mam, Dad, Lynn, It holds a day I can’t forget, Loved and missed so very much. your second birthday since you Stephen and family xxx I miss you more than words can say, Also remembering dear Auntie Ruth. Not once a year, but every day. were taken from me. Happy birthday. Still love and miss you always. – From daughter Janet and Love from Joyce, Judith, Nick, – – From Joan. George. Joe, Leigh, Hope and families x To our Dad and Grandad. In Never more than a thought away, CABORN, Edna – Treasured remembrance of the second Loved and remembered every day. – From son David, Jill, Rebecca birthday memories of a loving birthday. and Laura. wife, Mam, Nan and Great Nan, We all still love and miss you lots. Deep are the memories, precious who would have been 85, on – From Carl, Adrian, Julie, Matty, they stay, Kirstie, Chris and Matthew 16th March. No passing of time can take them We’ve sent a dove to heaven, HILL, Margaret Gee – Birthday Birthday memories of a away. With a gift upon its wings, memories, 15th March. dear husband, Dad and – From Anita and Adrian Be careful when you open it Your memory is in our hearts, Grandad, 66 years on ROBINSON, Mick –


Never more than a thought away, Loved and remembered every day.

– From all your loving family xx Steve – ROSCOE, Remembering a good friend and colleague who died in March, 2007.

It’s full of precious things, Inside a million kisses, Wrapped up in a million hugs, To tell you happy birthday, And send you all our love, Days are cold and empty Edna, We all miss you so much.

And will never fade away, God bless and keep you.

Birthday memories to heaven above, Sent from us with all our love.

– Love from Michael, Shirley, – Love from husband Walt and Karen, Rachel, Philip and – From all at Brailsford Bros. daughters Iris, Janet, Gwen, Mathew James xx HOWCROFT, Audrey – grandkids and great grandkids Limited Remembering your birthday, SHEPHERD, Harry – 14th March. We do not need a special day,

From children and – grandchildren Mary Elizabeth SWABY, (Bessie) – In loving memory of a dear Mum, Nan, Great Nanna who passed away peacefully 16th March, 2004. Mum, Softly the leaves of memory fall, Gently we gather and treasure them all, Unseen, unheard, you are always near, So missed, so loved, so very dear. All our love.

– From Anne and Fred xx. Nan, Thoughts go back to happy days, Spent with you in many ways, Happy times we spent together, Are memories that will last forever. Lots of love.

We can’t swap cards on our birthdays, Like we’ve done for over 40 years, Fondly remembered. R.I.P. lass.

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Brother for 19th March. (1942 - 1964) Happy times we shared together, In our hearts you are Bring memories that will last forever. Lots of love. living yet, – From Chris x and Jeanette x. We loved you too Great Nanna Bess, dearly to ever forget. Miss you lots Nanna Bess. Hugs and kisses. Your smile, your – From Hayley, Hollie, Kate, laughter, a joke or two, Sam, Billy and Joe xx Are lovely memories In memory of a dear friend we keep of you. Bessie. – From Eileen “Love is the tie that TURNER Archer, Carol (nee binds us.” Oldham) – Treasured memories – From Mum, Jean of a dear daughter who passed away 17th March, 2006, also and Roy xxx – From Carolyn x and Dave x. Nan,

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– Love from Carol and Ged xxx KRISTEK, Josef – Birthday memories of a loving husband, Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad, on 14th March. Love from all the family

PETERS, Keith birthday wishes.


God bless you mate, Now and always.

– From Keith, Adele and family xx RIX, Martin – Birthday memories of a much loved son, brother and uncle who would have been 40 on 19th March. Memories are forever, lasting all life through, Ours are very precious because they are of you, In our hearts your memory is kept, A son too special to forget.

– Love from Mum, Mike, Carol, Paul, Rachel and William xxxxx SAXON, Terry – Precious birthday memories of a much loved Dad and Grandad on March 12th. If birthday wishes could come true, Ours would be to still have you. Deep in our hearts you will always stay, Loved and remembered every day. Love always Dad.

– From Annette, Steve, Lauren and Liam xx

– From Mam. Our hearts are filled with memories Caz, With love we speak your name, Our lives go on without you, But nothing is the same, We talk to you like you’re still here, We close our eyes and feel you near, We laugh at things you used to say, Oh what we’d give for one more day, A loving sister missed every day. Love and kisses.

– From Tracy and Keith xxx. No matter how life changes, No matter what we do, A special place within our hearts, Is always there for you. Love and miss you Auntie Caz.

– From Liam, Kirsty, Teegan and Kalli


Loving birthday memories for a much loved wife, Mam, Nannan, sister and auntie who would have been 60 years old on March 14th, 2008. You gave us all you had to give, Gifts so great and small, And most of all you gave us love, The greatest gift of all. Remembered always.

– By your loving husband Ron and son Gavin xxx.

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Look into your garden Lord, And find the one we love, Wish him a happy birthday, For we only wish we could.

– From your loving wife Pam, daughter Julie and son-in-law Ike. Happy birthday Grandad, We love and miss you.

– From Chloe, Olivia and Bethany xxx. WILKINSON, George – Birthday memories of a dear husband, Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad for the 16th March. Our hearts are full of memories, We treasure them with care, To us you were so special, With so much love to share, We hold you close within our hearts, And there you will remain, To walk with us throughout our lives, Until we meet again.

– From loving wife Mary and all the family xx WOODCOCK, Keith – Precious birthday memories of our dear son on his 50th birthday, 14th March. We love and miss you from waking until night, Still can’t believe we lost you, Now we are all lost too. Part of you will always stay with us, And when you left us part of us went with you. All our love.

– From Mum, Dad, brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces WYATT, Mary – Birthday wishes, 18th March, 2008. In loving memory Mum.

– Love from Gail xx

Wedding Anniversary Memoriams

ADAMS, Terry


You were sunshine and rainbows, And everything good, With a sparkling smile, And a heart full of love, Remember the good times, Don’t ever feel sad, Remember the pleasure, And the love that we had. Remember the laughter, And all that we shared, Remember with pride Carol, You know that I cared, With love in my heart, The memories will stay, Remember, I’m only a whisper away, I loved you then, I love you still, Always have and always will. God bless, love and kisses.

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– Love from Ken and daughter Jacqueline xxx

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To bring you to our mind, For the days we do not think of you, Are very hard to find, If all the world was ours to give, We’d give it, yes, and more, To see the face of Father dear, Come smiling at the door. Thinking of you Dad always.


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Remembering with love on what would have been our Golden Wedding Anniversary, 15th March. Also your passing, 2nd April 2006. Thank you for the years we shared, The things we’ve done, And the way you cared, We shared our dreams, Our smiles and tears, Thank you Terry for those wonderful years.

Love never dies. All my love - From Beryl xxx DALBY, John (Jack) – In loving memory of what would have been our Golden Wedding. Never more than a thought away. All my love.

– From Betty

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Memoriams KILBURN, Joseph – Passed away 1st March, 2007. Always remembered.

– From loving wife Marion and all the family We miss you Grandad.

– From your granddaughter Terri, Steve, Levi and Connor LINSKEY, John – Passed away 17th March, 1999. Today, tomorrow and always, Missing you so much Dad. Together with Mum now, thinking of you on your wedding anniversary, 24th March. Love you always Mum and Dad.

VICKERS, Annie – In memory of a dear Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother who passed away on 13th March, 2007. It’s a year since you passed away, But our thoughts are with you still, You haven’t been forgotten, What’s more you never will. Also remembering Dad Sam and brother Frank.

– From Margaret, Edwin and family WAKE, Alf – Remembering our dear Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad. Four years have gone since you passed away, We love and miss you every day.

– From all the family WALKER, Eric – In loving – From ever loving daughter memory of a dear husband, Dad Sharon and Neil xxx. and Grandad who died March Thinking of you both, two special 15th, 1990. grandparents, with fond memories on your wedding anniversary.

– Love from grandson Sam xxx MARSHALL, Les – Died 12th March, 1990. Memories are a keepsake, Love always.

– From Sheila, Gary, Ian and families xxx OGDEN, George – Treasured memories of a dear Dad and Grandad who died 13th March, 2006. Times goes by but still you stay, As near and dear as yesterday, Always in our thoughts, Love always.

It’s eighteen years now since we said goodbye, But in all our hearts you will never die, Memories are forever, lasting all life through, Ours are very special, because they are of you. Love and miss you always.

– From Graham, Janet, David, Trisha, Craig, Karl xxxxxx WHITHAM, John James – Everlasting memories of a dear son-in-law who passed away on 9th March, 2007. One year since that sad day, Out of our lives you have gone, But in our hearts you will always live on. Remembered always.

Barnsley Chronicle, Friday, March 14, 2008 – GLOVER, Susan – Mam, I didn’t think we would be celebrating your 60th birthday in this way, Tending to your grave. A big knees up, a dance, a drink or two, Is what your loving family would have given you. It broke my heart when God took you away, I miss your voice and your lovely face. Oh I miss you Mam every single day. Please hold her in your arms Lord, Don’t leave her on her own, For the 14th is her birthday, And our Mam is away from home.

– From loving daughter Claire and Stephen xx. Happy birthday to a very special angel up above, our Nannan. Miss you so much, All our love.

– From Eden, Kenya, Libby and Jude xxx. We send a dove to heaven, WIth a gift upon its wings, Be careful when you open it, It’s full of special things. Inside a million kisses, Wrapped up in a million hugs, To tell you happy birthday Mam, And send you all our love.

– From your loving son Shaun and Jayne xxx GLOVER, Susan – A beautiful sister inside and out, Although you’re no longer with us, A special prayer we say for you, On what would have been your 60th birthday. Loved and missed forever.

– From Keith, Kenneth, Kathleen, Bill, Simon, Becky and Beth xx ORR, Janet – Died 15th March, – Love from Mother-in-law xx WILKIN, Hazel – Precious – From Linda, Steve, Anne and 2007, aged 90. memories of my dear sister, died John xxx. Years of striving little of play, Birthday hugs and kisses for our March 17th, 1969. Loving, giving the whole way, You will always be in my memory, Sue, who we were honoured to Cherished smile, a heart of gold, Now and forever, till the end of time. have as our aunty. To the dearest Mum the world could Birthday memories for March 15th. hold. – Love from Kelly, Carl, Nathan, – Love from sister Cora x Happy memories fond and true, Jacob and Luca xxxxx From us who thought the world of WILKINSON, Bill and Irene – GLOVER, Susan – you. Passed away March 2004. Memories of you never leave us, Good night, God bless.

Time goes by but memories stay, As near and dear as yesterday.

– From daughters Ann, Janette, sons Billy and George, sons-in- – From Derek, Pauline, Peter, law David and Billy, all the Karen, grandchildren and great grandchildren and great grandchildren grandchildren PALEY, John Anthony (Tony) – WILKINSON, Treasured memories of a dear Charles husband, Dad, Grandad and In loving memory of a dear brother on 14th March, 2000. The hands of time keep turning, The years have slipped away, But you’re in our hearts forever, Loved and missed every day.

husband, Dad and Grandad who died 14th March, 2004. Another year has come and gone, But memories of you live on and on. – From wife Jean and family

– From loving wife Ruby and all your family xx PEEL, John – In loving memory of John, a much loved friend and WILLIAMSON, Alan – Precious colleague who passed away on memories of a loving husband, 18th March, 2007. Dad and Grandad who passed Always in our thoughts. – From everyone at Hoyland and away 18th March, 2004. Barnsley Ambulance Stations PETERS, Bill – Treasured memories of a dear Dad and Grandad who died 17th March, 1985. – Love from Lynn, Derek and family PROUD, Richard Harvey (Dick) – In loving memory of a dear Dad and Grandad who died on 20th March, 2002. Our comfort comes from memories, Of days we used to share, So until we meet again Dad, God keep you in His care.

– From daughter Violet and Jack. There’s a place in my heart, No one can own, A part of your life Dad, That is mine alone.

– From daughter Sylvia, Richard and Jonathan. We think of you with love each day, The things you used to do and say, They bring a smile, then a tear, Forever wishing you were here.

It’s a lonely home without you, Things will never be the same, All we have are memories, And your picture in a frame, Your resting place we visit, Your flowers we place with care, But no one knows the heartache, As I turn and walk away.

Not difficult to remember your 60th Sue. Love from Madge and Alf xx

GLOVER, Sue – As angels keep their watch up there, Please God just let her know, That we down here do not forget, We love and miss her so. Happy 60th birthday.

– Love from Mary and Allen HARVEY, Mary Ann – Birthday memories of a much loved wife, Mam and Nannan, March 13th.

Birthday wishes to heaven we send, With all our love that will never end, Another birthday, another year, Without the one we love so dear, With tears in our eyes we whisper low, Happy birthday Lindsey, we love you so. It’s not just your birthday that we think of you, But today, tomorrow and our whole lives through, One day we’ll meet again, For in our hearts we know it’s true, That one day we’ll share happy times, With our ever precious Lindsey Lou.

All our eternal love

- From your ever loving Family and Friends xxxxxxxxxxxx

God keep you safe in His ever loving eternal kingdom.

– Love from husband Bill, Dennis, David, Julia, Laura and Jamie


Loving memories on your 80th birthday on 12th March. Our thoughts are always with you Pete, Not only on your birthday but every single day.

– From all your loving family xx ROSCOE, Steve – Remembering a good friend and colleague who died in March, 2007.

And will never fade away, God bless and keep you.

Birthday memories to heaven above, Sent from us with all our love.

We can’t swap cards on our birthdays, Like we’ve done for over 40 years, Fondly remembered. R.I.P. lass.

– Love from Carol and Ged xxx KRISTEK, Josef – Birthday memories of a loving husband, Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad, on 14th March.

– From children and grandchildren SWABY, Mary Elizabeth (Bessie) – In loving memory of a dear Mum, Nan, Great Nanna who passed away peacefully 16th March, 2004. Mum, Softly the leaves of memory fall, Gently we gather and treasure them all, Unseen, unheard, you are always near, So missed, so loved, so very dear. All our love.

– From Anne and Fred xx. Nan, Thoughts go back to happy days, Spent with you in many ways, Happy times we spent together, Are memories that will last forever. Lots of love.

– From Carolyn x and Dave x. Nan, Happy times we shared together, Bring memories that will last forever. Lots of love.

– From Chris x and Jeanette x. Great Nanna Bess, Miss you lots Nanna Bess. Hugs and kisses.

– From Hayley, Hollie, Kate, Sam, Billy and Joe xx In memory of a dear friend Bessie. – From Eileen TURNER Archer, Carol (nee Oldham) – Treasured memories of a dear daughter who passed away 17th March, 2006, also birthday memories for 13th March. You were sunshine and rainbows, And everything good, With a sparkling smile, And a heart full of love, Remember the good times, Don’t ever feel sad, Remember the pleasure, And the love that we had. Remember the laughter, And all that we shared, Remember with pride Carol, You know that I cared, With love in my heart, The memories will stay, Remember, I’m only a whisper away, I loved you then, I love you still, Always have and always will. God bless, love and kisses.

– From Mam. Our hearts are filled with memories Caz, With love we speak your name, Our lives go on without you, But nothing is the same, We talk to you like you’re still here, We close our eyes and feel you near, We laugh at things you used to say, Oh what we’d give for one more day, A loving sister missed every day. Love and kisses.

– From Tracy and Keith xxx. No matter how life changes, No matter what we do, A special place within our hearts, Is always there for you. Love and miss you Auntie Caz.

– From Liam, Kirsty, Teegan and Kalli

Love from all the family

PETERS, Keith birthday wishes.


God bless you mate, Now and always.


Cherished and loving birthday memories of a darling Son and Brother for 19th March. (1942 - 1964) In our hearts you are living yet, We loved you too dearly to ever forget. Your smile, your laughter, a joke or two, Are lovely memories we keep of you. “Love is the tie that binds us.” – From Mum, Jean and Roy xxx


Loving birthday memories for a much loved wife, Mam, Nannan, sister and auntie who would have been 60 years old on March 14th, 2008. You gave us all you had to give, Gifts so great and small, And most of all you gave us love, The greatest gift of all. Remembered always.

– By your loving husband Ron and son Gavin xxx.

JOHNSON, Frederick George – November 26th, 1952. Dawn would like to thank all GPs, nursing staff and Barnsley Hospice for the care and support given to Fred. To Pastor John Griffiths for a very comforting service. To Michael Hadfield for the efficient funeral arrangements

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LIDDLE, Arthur Stanley – 19302008. The family of the late Arthur Liddle would like to express their sincere thanks to family, friends and neighbours, Members of the badminton club and walking group for their cards, support and kind words. Thank you to Fr. David Lethbridge for his comforting service at St. Helen’s Church, Thurnscoe and Mr. George Croft for the uplifting eulogy. All donations in lieu of flowers will be given to the Bluebell Wood Children’s Hospice MOIGNARD, Joyce Louie – Relatives and friends of Joyce Moignard of Worsbrough Dale, who died on 10th March, 2008, would like to thank the staff at CCU and Ward 17, Barnsley District General Hospital, for their care NICHOLS, Edmond Oakley – The family would like to thank Mount Vernon Hospital for all the care and support given during his time in hospital. Also many thanks to Ian Hammerton for the excellent funeral arrangements

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Look into your garden Lord, And find the one we love, Wish him a happy birthday, For we only wish we could.

– From your loving wife Pam, daughter Julie and son-in-law Ike. Happy birthday Grandad, We love and miss you.

– From Chloe, Olivia and Bethany xxx. WILKINSON, George – Birthday memories of a dear husband, Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad for the 16th March.

– Love from Mum, Mike, Carol, Paul, Rachel and William xxxxx SAXON, Terry – Precious birthday memories of a much loved Dad and Grandad on March 12th.

– From loving wife Mary and all the family xx WOODCOCK, Keith – Precious birthday memories of our dear son on his 50th birthday, 14th March.

If birthday wishes could come true, Ours would be to still have you. Deep in our hearts you will always stay, Loved and remembered every day. Love always Dad.

– From Annette, Steve, Lauren and Liam xx

In loving memory Mum.

– Love from Gail xx

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Remembering with love on what would have been our Golden Wedding Anniversary, 15th March. Also your passing, 2nd April 2006. Thank you for the years we shared, The things we’ve done, And the way you cared, We shared our dreams, Our smiles and tears, Thank you Terry for those wonderful years.

Love never dies. All my love - From Beryl xxx DALBY, John (Jack) – In loving memory of what would have been our Golden Wedding. Never more than a thought away. All my love.

– From Betty

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Fraud JP escapes paying money A MAGISTRATE who admitted conning transport bosses out of thousands of pounds has been told he does not have to pay compensation. There is confusion over how much Terrance Jolley, 33, fiddled out of Transport for London as a result of a scheme which allows passengers to claim refunds for journeys delayed by 15 minutes or more. Jolley, formerly of Wigfield Drive, Worsbrough, admitted deception offences, totalling £5,000, at Southwark Crown Court last month. At a further hearing at the court yesterday Anthony Lewis, prosecuting, said that as, ‘Jolley had admitted to deception totalling £5,000, that amount should stand,

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until night, Still can’t believe we lost you, Now we are all lost too. Part of you will always stay with us, And when you left us part of us went with you. All our love.

– From Mum, Dad, brothers, sisters, nephews and nieces WYATT, Mary – Birthday wishes, 18th March, 2008.

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letters and bills from British Gas saying I owe them money but on the telephone they say I don’t owe them anything. “They apologise and keep saying they will get it sorted and I won’t get anymore letters but they don’t do anything about it and I just keep getting them. “At one point they even said to me I hadn’t got a pre-payment meter and I had had it taken out but obviously I haven’t. “It is frustrating, it affects your credit score and at my age you don’t want it. “I have got to the point where enough is enough, I just want it sorted but daren’t swap companies in case it happens again.” A spokesperson for British Gas said: “I should like to apologise to Mrs Lackenby for the problems she has experienced with regards to her account with us. A member of our customer complaints team has been in touch with Mrs Lackenby. “We have since removed the mistaken balance from her account which is now up to date and correct and will be taking

Bill ordeal: Jean Lackenby with her gas bills. (D) no further action other than to issue a letter of apology to her.”

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as at the time of sentence on February 12,’ even though the court was told Jolley actually only admitted £1,336-worth of fraudulent claims. Judge Stephen Robbins, who had asked to see the actual figures ‘of the amounts in dispute or loss’, said there was nothing clear cut in the case. Because of the confusion he quashed the compensation order given to Jolley at sentencing last month and said he could not set compensation. Jolley, through his legal advisor Ronald Porter QC said he was pleased the correct decision had been reached and said the whole case had been a ‘shambolic nightmare’.

AN ALSATIAN called Rebel who bit its owner’s neighbour was yesterday given a seven-day stay of execution at Barnsley magistrates’ court. Deputy district judge Rod Ross delayed the case involving the dog and its owner Christone Bentley until March 20 because he wanted the court to be sure Rebel was a danger to the public and so order its destruction. Bentley, 38, of Gerald Road, Kendray, who was granted unconditional bail, pleaded guilty to keeping a dog which caused injury. Joanne Lewis Crooks, prosecuting, said neighbour Louise Owen needed five stitches on her arm after being bitten by Rebel on September 28. She also suggested Mrs Owen’s son Mark, 11, was bitten by Rebel in 2006. Chris Peace, defending, said the dog had bitten a police officer on August 25. The officer had got into Mrs Bentley’s home when it was empty and the dog roamed free.

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Our hearts are full of memories, We treasure them with care, To us you were so special, With so much love to share, We hold you close within our hearts, And there you will remain, To walk with us throughout our lives, Until we meet again.

– From Keith, Adele and family xx RIX, Martin – Birthday memories of a much loved son, brother and uncle who would have been 40 on 19th March. We love and miss you from waking Memories are forever, lasting all life through, Ours are very precious because they are of you, In our hearts your memory is kept, A son too special to forget.

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– Love from Michael, Shirley, – Love from husband Walt and Karen, Rachel, Philip and Sadly missed. – From all at Brailsford Bros. daughters Iris, Janet, Gwen, Mathew James xx HOWCROFT, Audrey – grandkids and great grandkids Limited Remembering your birthday, SHEPHERD, Harry – 14th March. We do not need a special day, To bring you to our mind, For the days we do not think of you, Are very hard to find, If all the world was ours to give, We’d give it, yes, and more, To see the face of Father dear, Come smiling at the door. Thinking of you Dad always.


Sadly missed but loved forever.


It’s full of precious things, Inside a million kisses, Wrapped up in a million hugs, To tell you happy birthday, And send you all our love, Days are cold and empty Edna, We all miss you so much.

BAILEY, Amelia – Her family would like to thank family and friends for donating £400 to the Parkinson’s Disease Society

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– Love from Teen and all the BECKETT, Eric Livesley – family xxx. – From daughter Mary, Terry, Dearest husband, Dad, Grandad Nicola and Lynsey. and Great Grandad, who would HESLOP, Colin – Born 14th March comes with sad regret, have been 91 on 17th March. March, 1944. In remembrance of – From Mam, Dad, Lynn, It holds a day I can’t forget, Loved and missed so very much. your second birthday since you Stephen and family xxx I miss you more than words can say, Also remembering dear Auntie Ruth. Not once a year, but every day. were taken from me. Happy birthday. Still love and miss you always. – From daughter Janet and – Love from Joyce, Judith, Nick, – From Joan. George. Joe, Leigh, Hope and families x Never more than a thought away, To our Dad and Grandad. In CABORN, Edna – Treasured remembrance of the second Loved and remembered every day. – From son David, Jill, Rebecca birthday memories of a loving birthday. and Laura. wife, Mam, Nan and Great Nan, We all still love and miss you lots. Deep are the memories, precious who would have been 85, on – From Carl, Adrian, Julie, Matty, they stay, Kirstie, Chris and Matthew 16th March. No passing of time can take them We’ve sent a dove to heaven, HILL, Margaret Gee – Birthday Birthday memories of a away. With a gift upon its wings, memories, 15th March. dear husband, Dad and – From Anita and Adrian Be careful when you open it Your memory is in our hearts, Grandad, 66 years on ROBINSON, Mick – Never more than a thought away, Loved and remembered every day.

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TIFFANY, Gertrude Louisa – Birthday memories of a dear Mam, Grandma and Great Grandma on 12th March.

Years pass by but still you stay, As near and dear as yesterday.

Birthday Memoriams

Our beautiful, beloved, precious daughter, sister, granddaughter, niece and friend, who was so tragically stolen from us on 8th September 2001 at Milgate Street, Royston, at 4.30am, aged 17 years. Today, 16th March, is your 24th birthday, darling.

Memories of you are lovingly kept, You were too special to ever forget.

– Love from Rita and family xx WOOD, Isabella – Loving memories of a very dear Mam and Grandma who died on Mother’s Day, March 16th, 1980. Also remembering her birthday, May 23rd. – From your loving daughter Pam and Carl, Eve, Mick and baby Noah, Lee and Deanna xxx

SCHOLES, Lindsey Chezine



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AT FIRST glance it might not seem unusual — brightly clad religious performers filling the town centre on Good Friday. Anyone who wants to fully understand the passion play, however, will need to be fluent in Farsi, the language of Iran. The play, which tells the story of Jesus’ death and suffering, will be performed by a group of Iranian Christians, and is entirely in their native language. A large stage will be created next to the ‘mushroom’', and more than 50 costumed performers will be involved. Most of the Iranian Christians live in Doncaster, but their leader, Gorgin Daniels, teaches a Bible study group for Barnsley’s burgeoning

Iranian Christian community. He is directing the play, which was already been performed at various locations around the country. It was performed at St George’s Church last year, but Good Friday will have its first production for the general Barnsley public in the town centre. Barnsley churches together co-ordinator Canon David Munby said people did not need to understand the words to appreciate the passion play. “The action is so dramatic and many people know the story anyway. “It’s very violent, and there are very colourful costumes.” He hopes that up to 500 will watch the play on March 21, Good Friday.

Printers Tony and Tim press ahead with DVD TWO Chronicle printers have launched an appeal for photographs and cinefilm relating to the Chronicle and its presses. Tim Brookes and Tony Hawley are keen to track down a cinefilm made during one of the last runs of the How and Crabbe rotary press before its replacement by Linotype Newsmaster web-offset press. Tony, now enjoying semi-retirement after joining the Chronicle in 1959, remembers the press being filmed. “It was in December 1969 that we invited Barnsley Camera Club to capture the old press in action through the late John Hoyland,” he said. “Club members captured the press in action in photographs and on film and we would love to use the latter, in particular, for a DVD being produced to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Chronicle in October.” Anyone with information or pictures can contact Tim Brookes on Barnsley 734265.

A FOOTBRIDGE over the motorway is being demolished and replaced. Work on the Stainborough bridge, about a mile south of M1 junction 37, started yesterday and there will be some overnight motorway closures as work continues. It will be replaced with a 55m steel bridge. Concrete barriers on the hard shoulder will also be removed and drains cleared. Motorway closures will be necessary overnight on Saturday March 29 and again in July. The hard shoulder will be closed throughout the work and traffic will be reduced to two lanes in both directions during off-peak times. Walkers will have to use the old railway bridge, now part of the Dove Valley trail, as an alternative route.

Man who handled stolen goods may face custody A BARNSLEY man who dishonestly handled stolen tools was warned that ‘custody remains possible’ when sentencing was adjourned for the preparation of reports by Barnsley magistrates. Barry West, 55, unemployed, of Providence Court, had admitted handling stolen property. He was granted unconditional bail to April 4. For West, Eric Bray described him as a naive man with a love of tools who was receiving medication for depression.







4 – Barnsley Chronicle, Friday, March 14, 2008

Reds’ fan dies after ‘best day of his life’


Attackers get prison terms

TWO local men who assaulted a man heading for work as they were returning from a night out were given prison sentences when they appeared at Sheffield Crown Court on Monday. Glynn Andrew Marshall, 22, a labourer, of Pitt Street West, Barnsley, and Brian Michael Dean, 25, of Higham Common Road, Higham, had both pleaded guilty to committing the November 1 assault against John Anthony Miller at an earlier hearing. Marshall, who additionally admitted possessing a table leg as an offensive weapon, was jailed for 12 months. Dean was jailed for six months.

By Adam Civico

A TEENAGE Barnsley fan who was knocked down and killed yards from his home had had the ‘best day of his life’. Gary Glymond was at Oakwell to watch his team send Chelsea crashing out of the FA Cup on Saturday — and that night went into town to celebrate his 18th birthday. Early on Sunday he died after being struck by a silver Vauxhall Vectra travelling towards Barnsley. Barnsley College student Gary was only yards from his Huddersfield Road home, where he lived with mum Sue and stepdad Stuart. Stuart told the Chronicle the tragedy had left the family feeling about as ‘bad as it could get’. But he said Gary had enjoyed his day and added: “It had been the best day of his life.” After

Kirsty heads for North Pole

A BARNSLEY-BORN woman will need snow shoes rather than trainers for the marathon she’s running — it’s at the North Pole. Kirsty Devonport will complete the course in arctic clothing; she is going through psychological as well as physical training to prepare for temperatures as low as -30c. The 31-year-old, who lives in Richmond, is aiming to raise £10,000 for leukaemia research.

Artist donates painting

BARNSLEY artist John Wood has donated a painting of the Namib Desert for a Prince’s Trust auction. Known for his Yorkshire landscapes and local scenes, John runs JK Galleries on Regent Street with his brother and fellow artist Kevin. The painting raised £1,600.

the Chelsea match Gary had been for a celebratory drink in the Grey Horse pub, Old Town, with his dad Martin and uncles. He then went home to get changed and headed into Barnsley. After his night out Gary is thought to have walked home and was struck by the vehicle, believed to be a private hire taxi, at about 2.30am. Police said a man, 25, had been arrested on suspicion of causing death by dangerous driving. He has been bailed. A force spokeswoman said: “Several vehicles stopped at the scene and in particular the police would like to speak to two men in a white private hire taxi and a female nurse who assisted at the scene.” The tragedy happened outside the Wilthorpe pub and a nearby bus stop has had several bunches of flowers attached to it. One of the tributes read,

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MAURICE Upton celebrated his 100th birthday with family and friends at the Dearne day centre his wife campaigned to save from closure. The Darfield centenarian is the oldest person at Highgate and when it was in danger of shut-

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Council rejects flats plan in high-pollution area By Julian Thorpe

PLANS for 160 flats in a town centre high-pollution area have been refused by the council. Developer AMK Land wants to build the large residential development on Freemans Yard, between Doncaster Road and Harborough Hill Road. According to the planning report, Harborough Hill Road is ‘a major source of noise and air pollution’. The report states: “The proposal would introduce residents of the development to air pollution concentrations greater than the government’s health based annual average air quality objective. “This would create a legal obligation on the council to create an air quality management area (AQMA) and formulate an action plan containing methods to reduce air pollution.”

AMK Land director Adrian Kerrison said that ruling out the flats because of air pollution was ‘not a realistic option’. “Every major road produces this sort of air, so if you take that approach, just about every major road in every major town would be an air quality management area.” He said the air problem would be curbed using large roof mounted fans ‘to generate clean air circulation in the flats’. Councillors on the planning board were also concerned that, at 15.5 percent, not enough of the flats had been allocated as ‘affordable housing’. Coun Malcolm Price said: “I would like to see at least 25 percent affordable housing on that piece of land.” Coun Charlie Wraith added that the design did not look prestigious, and Coun Margaret Morgan described it as a ‘monstrosity’.

Priory celebrates scheme PRIORY Campus hosted an event to celebrate Barnsley’s participation in a £150,000 government childcare pilot scheme. The Parents as Partners in Early Learning programme has been piloted in the Dearne and Athersley over the last year. It is part of a national plan run by the government's Department for Children, Schools and Families. The aim of the scheme is to help children get the best possible start in life while improving parents' understanding of how their child learns. Barnsley received £150,000 from the government, which was used to support and encourage parents to become

involved in their child’s development. Examples of the work were displayed at Priory Campus on Monday. Speeches were given by representatives from various involved parties, and parents who have participated in the project ran a workshop to show some of the work they have done. Children’s centres development consultant Nicola Thornton said: “In Barnsley we recognise the crucial role that parents have in their child’s early learning and we aim to develop resources and support programmes focused on those families and communities who find it most difficult to engage with services.”

Neighbour may lose his liberty A WORSBROUGH man who assaulted a neighbour was warned his actions could cost him his liberty when he appeared before magistrates. Leon Robinson received the warning from William Jones, presiding, who told him he could not go around hitting people no matter what the provocation. Robinson, 24, of Highstone Avenue, Worsbrough Common, admitted assaulting David Barker. He was granted bail to April 3 as sen-

tencing was adjourned for reports. Conditions of bail are that he lives at his grandmother's home in Mottram Street and does not contact the complainant. Joanne Lewis-Crooks, prosecuting, said the offence took place after Robinson arrived at the home of the complainant's family in a drunken condition ‘shouting and swearing’ late on the evening of March 9.

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By Adam Civico BLUE plaques in recognition of several worthies from Barnsley’s past are to be erected around town. Two local historians involved with Barnsley Civic Trust are behind the plans and say there is an endless list of people the town should remember. Ken Keen and Phil Norman are carrying out research into some notable former residents. Mr Keen, of Vernon Way, Gawber, said: “There is no end to the number of worthies of Barnsley. We’re at the early stages and we have picked a couple and have done a bit of research into them. “We are trying to commemorate people who have given something back to the town or have done something positive for Barnsley.” The first two people being researched are the photographer Warner Gothard (1865 - 1940) whose studio was on Eldon Street. He was known for creating montage postcards in the aftermath of major incidents, including the public hall disaster of 1906. He owned land in Pogmoor and Warner Road and Warner Avenue are named after him. He built the shops and offices at the lower end of Regent Street South and

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CATERING students from Barnsley College have been finding out how London’s large hotels operate. The group had an overnight stay and were also shown around Parliament by Barnsley MP Eric Illsley. Tutor Gillian Butterwood said: “This was the first visit to London for many of the students and an opportunity to gain an insight into the industry they hope to work in. The visit to Westminster was a privilege and a real highlight.” The students also visited Buckingham Palace, went on the London Eye and visited Harrod’s food hall. Funds for the trip were raised through a sponsored walk.

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his monogram WG is above the corner shop doorway. Warner Gothard also bought Seckar wood near Newmillerdam with the intention of building a house there. Eventually he bequeathed the wood to Barnsley and Wakefield councils for the benefit of the inhabitants and it is now a site of special scientific interest. The second subject is Dr Matthew Carrington Sykes who lived in Regent Street in a house on the site of what is now Bury and Walker solicitors. He built many properties in Barnsley, at Old Town and Park Road, Worsbrough, and his name and crest with motto appear on many of them. In 1902 he and his wife presented the town with the Mayoress’ chain in recognition of the Coronation year of King Edward VII; the chain is still in use today. The Blue Plaque scheme was originally adopted by English Heritage and plaques already exist in recognition of railway engineer Joseph Locke and Samuel Cooper, who bequeathed the art gallery to the town. Barnsley Civic Trust has been granted £300 to provide and install the plaques, from the Central, Kingstone and Old Town area forum.

magistrates. Ian Michael Jones received the warning from Kevin Walker, presiding, who adjourned sentencing for the preparation of reports. Jones, 21, of Bridge Street, Old Mill, admitted the charge and was granted unconditional bail.

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A KENDRAY man who used bad language towards police officers was warned he faced a community sentence when he appeared before Barnsley magistrates. Gavin Marsden received the warning from Kevin Walker, presiding, who adjourned sentencing for the preparation of a report. Marsden, 25, of Thornton Road, had admitted threatening behaviour and breach of a conditional discharge, imposed for criminal damage. For Marsden, Matthew Shepherd said he had been asked what he was doing by police officers and took the view that it was none of their business. Marsden was granted unconditional bail to April 2.

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Josh climbing high By Julian Thorpe

Ice cool: Josh Sykes climbs the ‘Ozzimosis’ route on a Frozen waterfall in Rjukan, Norway. (S)

ICE climber Josh Sykes is preparing for the most dangerous expedition of his life. Josh, 18, of Blenheim Road, will be tackling some of the toughest routes in the Alps at altitudes of up to 4,000 metres. He recently returned from a practice trip climbing frozen waterfalls in Norway and the Alps will be his next challenge. Some of the climbs he will be attempting can take up to two days to complete, which means he will have to sleep on rock faces or ledges. Much of the work will be done in darkness, as most climbs start at midnight, to lessen the risk of rock falls and avalanches caused by sunlight. Josh works at Go Outdoors in Wakefield, which is supplying some of his equipment, but he will be going to the University of Sheffield to study architectural engineering design in September. He said: “There are other routes which are less difficult and can be walked, but for us this is all about a personal test. “I want to push myself to the limits and the Alps are the next challenge on my list.”

Redundancies for staff at chamber of commerce By Steph Johnson

BARNSLEY and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce has made workers redundant because of the loss of a contract worth more than £800,000. Eleven members of staff, five at the Barnsley office, who work in membership services and corporate affairs have been given their notice. When governmentfunded work to provide business support

services came up for re-tender the chamber, along with West Yorkshire and Humber chambers, lost out to private firms. Chief executive John Lewis told the Chronicle that while no-one was happy jobs had been lost, the cuts were financially necessary. A reshuffle in the corporate department means there will be more people working in membership servic-

es in Barnsley than before the redundancies and the office will still employ more workers than it did before the two chambers merged last year. Mr Lewis says the chamber will be concentrating on winning new contracts over the coming months and bidding for more government work when the second stream of European funding begins at the end of the year.

‘Inspiring’ bus station gets engineering award BARNSLEY Interchange has beaten competition from 20 projects to claim a civil engineering honour. The £24m Remaking Barnsley scheme was announced the winner of the 2008 Institution of Civil Engineers Yorkshire and Humber Award at a gala dinner in

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CHRONICLE COMMENT Next Wembley and then Europe. Let’s live the dream… THERE’S an adage: If you want to be a leader, act like a leader. Similarly, if you want to be a winner, act like one. Reds’ captain Brian Howard seemed to have these thoughts in mind as Barnsley put Chelsea to the sword at Oakwell. The key moment came in the first 10 seconds. Barnsley walked out like winners and Howard, with his cheerful, positive demeanour, set the tone. Heads were up as the Reds exemplified the benefits of teamwork. Their resolve never faltered in a brilliant cooperative display. That was a lesson for more than just footballers on Saturday night. Next stop Wembley. Then Europe. With an attitude like this, anything is possible. For anyone.

Stairfoot fiasco TRAFFIC congestion makes Stairfoot and most points east of it less happy places in which to live. Peak-time tailbacks can be up to two miles on Wombwell Lane and it can take up to 20 minutes to get from The Ash to Stairfoot roundabout. No wonder a comment by council officers that Wombwell Lane has not yet reached its traffic saturation point was met by jeers from the public at a meeting. The economic costs to Barnsley from the inability of traffic to move freely through a major junction like Stairfoot are selfevident. The problem is made worse by the fact that no one at the council seems to believe that it might be beneficial if, at times, the traffic lights at Stairfoot roundabout were switched off.

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NAME and address supplied IT is inconceivable how the council managed to produce figures that implied only one person was sleeping rough in the whole of Barnsley, one wonders at the efforts of the council to establish a true picture. Yes, the council have previously asked people where they were sleeping and it did go out one night and do a count. But did it expect to find the homeless asleep in neat rows on the town hall steps? Did the council really expect true answers, as some homeless live in fear that their sleeping place will be discovered and boarded up? Barnsley Churches Drugs Project runs a drop-in centre at St Mary's vestry on Monday morning, Thursday and Friday afternoons. Here callers can have food, hot drinks, clothing, be signposted to other agencies and, if needed, be given a sleeping bag. The council has visited this centre and seen and spoken to homeless people. When the centre opened the then mayor said the council would look at the problem. Last November the council again visited and spoke to the homeless people. At the YMCA Christmas shelter, that did sterling work from Christmas Eve to Boxing Day, one homeless gentleman suffered a stroke and was admitted to

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GEOFF SPEIGHT, Downs Crescent, Barnsley I WAS interested to read your editorial comment asking how many people are sleeping rough in Barnsley. In the late 1960s I was a civil servant working in Manchester when our headquarters asked the same question on a nationwide basis and decided to hold a count of everyone sleeping rough plus all those in shelter provided for people without a settled way of life, i.e. St Georges Crypt and Salvation Army hostels. We used volunteers from the staff with help from the police, voluntary bodies etc. I was given the job of coordinating the count in the North West and I also took part in the search in Manchester. We searched in pairs, armed with a

supply of cigarettes,looking in shop doorways, toilets, and brick kilns where the warmth was an attraction. When we found anyone we would give them a cigarette, ask them why they were sleeping rough and offer them a bed in our reception centres, which, incidentally, practically all of them turned down. In the city of Manchester we found only a handful sleeping rough, a much lower figure than we expected. London was, of course, the highest but overall numbers nationwide were also much lower than expected. The Guardian called the exercise ‘The night of the long pencils!’ I would hazard a guess that a similar search in Barnsley would produce a similar result and my guess is that we do not have a problem.

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I WOULD consider myself to be a fairly amiable person, certainly not anti-establishment or antipolice. However recent events have made me question this. My garage has been broken into and my son's moped was stolen off the drive. Then two weeks ago while I was away the chickens in my garden were set upon by two alsatians who managed to decapitate seven of them and attack a neighbour who had tried to stop them. This was reported to the police and a crime number given. Did we see a bobby? Not at all. I understand that the police have more important things to deal with than dead chickens but I was incensed this week when the alsatians returned for a follow-up bout! A conscientious neighbour rang the police and two of Her Majesty’s finest arrived in minutes. However they decided to

Smears from a leaflet R BIRCHALL, Doncaster Road, Darfield, FURTHER to the letter from R Vaughan (March 7), I too received the ‘newsletter’ from the Darfield Ward Labour Party. It was in fact an election leaflet from the prospective Labour candidate. In view of the need to get people out to vote, this is the last thing we need. It consisted of nothing more than innuendoes and smears against the sitting councillors. It is sad to see a possible candidate lowering himself to this base level. It does neither him nor his Party any favours. In fact it has the opposite effect. Can all candidates for our ward please issue leaflets containing information about their policies, proposals, ideas and their relevant experience and qualities for the position of councillor. Let us have no more of this tawdry rubbish otherwise it will simply be put with the other waste paper where it belongs. Far better that the electorate is encouraged to turn out and vote after being given the chance to make an informed opinion and choice.

hospital. Seven days later he had to be discharged back on to the streets. Some two months later he has at last been given accommodation. The number of homeless is fluid for many reasons. Before the latest reported incident, three people have died in the last three months while on the streets. They died homeless, sleeping in derelict buildings, abandoned sheds and even a burnt-out caravan that one young woman said ‘stank of urine and mice’. At least two people were discharged from jail this year straight on to the streets. Both said that because they were homeless they knew they would re-offend and be returned to jail. Sadly the number vary little, those gone will be replaced by others. It is also dubious that the council is aware of the number of ‘semi-homeless’, those who manage to beg a bed on the sofa of a friend for a few nights before they have to move on. Hostel accommodation is essential; not a five star mansion but a dry room, hot water and the ability to lock a door and sleep safely and warmly. Meanwhile councillors, the BCDP needs more volunteers to help make life for these people a little easier, if only for a few hours a week. Come along and see for yourselves.

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do a risk assessment and let the dogs do their deed because they might get bitten. Would they have pontificated the same way if a child had been involved? As a consequence they were berated by the neighbour who had called them, but they chose not to act. What they didn’t know was that the same dogs last Saturday attacked a young woman who was walking her dog and two children. They had also pinned an elderly lady against a wall while she was walking her dog. I was telephoned by another neighbour who informed me that two bobbies were standing in my garden watching the alsatians tearing my chickens apart. I asked the local farmer to intervene. He turned up and suggested to the officers that he should shoot the dogs for worrying livestock. They then threatened him with arrest. The dogs after sating their appetites decided to move on and go home. Why do we pay these people?

Cap this CHRIS HAWDEN, Carlton

Striker Jon Macken helped keep Barnsley on the winning trail with a goal against Ipswich. NORMAN J HAZELL, Woolgreaves Drive, Sandal I ONLY got back from visiting my Australian grandchildren last week, too late to get a ticket for the Chelsea match. But what a great performance that was, well covered in Aussie newspapers. In Melbourne I found myself sitting with a

No crime FOOTBALLER Dean Windass was deadly in front of goal for Hull City

and Bradford City. But someone at W H Smith in the town centre has taken his reputation too literally. His biography Deano is to be found on a shelf in the True Crime section alongside lurid accounts of the Kray twins and next to a book called Born Killers.

Cliff hanger BARNSLEY FA Cup success has claimed its first victim: a Cliff Richard tribute act. Kytsun Wolfe was supposed to be playing at the Academy Theatre, Birdwell, on the semi-final weekend. But it has been been postponed until May because he feared he might end up performing to an empty theatre.

On the ball DURING a cabinet meeting,

councillors discussed a report on culture in Barnsley and what needs to be done to improve it. The still giddy Reds’ fan and council leader Steve Houghton was quick on his feet. “The cultural life of the borough looked in pretty good shape to me at about 7.15pm on Saturday,” he said.

Monk on FERRET listened to part of Saturday’s FA Cup clash on local radio and was impressed by the use of colloquial language in the commentary. As it became clear Barnsley were going to win, one pundit said: “They have a phrase in Barnsley, ‘reight monk on’ and I’m telling thi, Chelsea’s got reight monk on.” You don’t hear John Motson saying things like that.

friend in the famous Young and Jackson pub. On the next table were a pair of Manchester United supporters, going on about their Ronaldo and Rooney and what they were going to win this year and the next. I couldn’t resist leaning across, telling them “I’m a Barnsley man and what we

achieved last week, going to Anfield and beating Liverpool will live my memory far longer than all the championships and cups your lot might win with your millions.” That shut them up. I never dreamt we might add Chelsea to Liverpool. Now I can store this season alongside our great Cup run of 'Luton and Leicester so long ago.

‘Hear all, see all, say nowt, sup all, pay nowt’ JACK BROWN, Lamb Lane, Monk Bretton GRAHAM Ibbeson does not have to tout for business and he did not make the approach to Dickie Bird or the business leaders and councillors who encouraged him. Posterity will be the judge of personal fame but in decades to come art tourists will be interested in Graham's art and I hope Barnsley is full of it. We can only blush and apologise for our ephemeral philistines. It may not

be too late; Geoff Boycott's the only bloke who ever conned a drink out of ‘Lachrymose Dickie’. The lads think our man’s statues should be sitting in Betty’s cafe, dabbing his eyes and drinking from a pint-pot engraved with the Yorkshireman’s motto, albeit in English: “Hear all, see all, say nowt/eat all, sup all, pay nowt.” Hudson Taylor is another, far more serious matter. He dominated a recent Times literary supplement review of a history of Christianity in China. He was,

undoubtedly, the Barnsley man who had the greatest effect on the greatest number of other people in the world; scores of millions of Chinese Christians are his legacy. £1 per Barnsley Christian head (some of us will have to contribute for the poor) will not only buy a sculpture but leave a pot for charitable purposes. It seems to be a golden opportunity for our Chinese community and our churches to practice a little multi-culturalism. Let us have the account number.

What is happening to my Grimethorpe? ANDREW B CLARKE, Howell House Farm, Clayton, Doncaster I WAS born and raised in Grimethorpe. At 15, I left school and joined the rest of my family who worked at the local colliery. In 1960 I joined the West Riding Constabulary. I left the village and for the following 27 years served in various villages throughout West and South Yorkshire but I never forgot my roots. Grimethorpe holds such wonderful memories: the places and the people. I was saddened when the colliery closed. This was made worse when they pulled

How many Chelsea fans? Just the seven NESTLING between Hood Green and Thurgoland is The Monkey public house, headquarters of the Sheffield and Barnsley branch of the Chelsea Supporters Club. The branch chairman and secretary happens to be the licensee, Anthony Youel. And he admits it nestles a little too quietly particularly on club nights. Asked how many members the branch had following the exit of the FA cup holders from this year’s event, Anthony dejectedly answered: “Seven actually. And three of those are members of my family and two others are keen Barnsley fans. It’s not easy being a Chelsea supporter up here.” 'Nuff said.

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down the heart of Grimethorpe, streets with bracing names like, Margate, Brighton and Cromer. What hurt more, during a recent visit, was to find the park opposite St Luke's church had been cleared and filled with new houses. I called into the sales office for this vast housing complex and enquired how many of these new houses would be let to tenants. Not one, was the answer. This is sad news for the young couples who will find it difficult, if not impossible, to raise the cash to provide themselves with decent accommodation at today's inflated prices.

“Different gravy,” said one in measured tones. His mate nodded thoughtfully at these wise words and added “different gravy.” Ferret’s London mate would welcome a translation. As would Ferret.

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FA FERRET Ah, Bisto! WE have another phrase in Barnsley which baffled Ferret’s London mate who was watching the post-match scenes. A TV reporter at Oakwell turned to two Reds’ fans and asked for their reaction to the game.

BEFORE the match Cudworth priest David Nicholson assured council leader Steve Houghton that he knew, on the highest authority, that Barnsley would win 1-0. Fr Nicholson also gave the St John’s altar boys hope before the Liverpool game by predicting the 21 victory. Bemused by the success of his forecasts, he told the Chronicle he wished he'd taken advantage of the ‘mystic moments’ by indulging in a modest flutter. He told Ferret he prays for the Reds before every fixture and last week gave God a gentle reminder of David and Goliath. He says he will continue to try to sway the Lord in the lead up to the semi.

True grit EVEN government ministers have been getting excited about the Reds’Cup victory. Barnsley MP Jeff

Watching BBC`s Look North, I was upset to see the state of the Miners Welfare Institute, the bowling greens, playing fields and all the buildings. What's next? The Manor Inn has gone - maybe the listed shell of the Old Hall and the farm next door. They have built on the green fields to the rear, so why not! The way things appear to be going in Grimethorpe, I have visions that in the not too distant future the Institute, bowling greens, football, cricket fields and old tennis courts will disappear under the bulldozer to be replaced by a further housing.

I HAVE just read the football match report from the News of the World written by Aidan Magee. He states that the view which greeted the Chelsea players from the coach journey to the ground was one of cobbled streets, flat caps and whippets. He goes on to state that this does sound stereotypical but that striking images of the 1969 film Kes are laid out before your eyes when you visit Barnsley. Did Mr Magee actually come into Barnsley or did he just watch a re-run of the film Kes. Was it Brian Glover playing the games teacher who had scored the only goal past Chelsea keeper Billy Casper and not Odejayi beating Cudicini, because I cannot recall sighting cobbled streets nor, in recent years, flat caps or whippets. Neither can we any longer see the many collieries that once stood proudly in our town, and which made the backdrop to the film. So where did Mr Magee go to see this match? Answers on a post card please.

Bird watcher DON WEBSTER, Allendale Road, Darton I WOULD like to congratulate everyone at Barnsley FC for their exploits in the FA Cup. However, I am tired of seeing the face of Harold (Dickie) Bird whenever the cameras are anywhere near. I suspect the only person who thinks he is famous is Dickie and perhaps Harry and Christa on Look North. I would rather see a statue of his dad and his colleagues who worked in the bowels of the earth.

Cool Simon MRS J BAILEY, Abbotts Road, Burton Grange WHAT a great day for Barnsley to show a cool and organised manager. No chewing on cud, no outward show and none of the naughty words. Congratulations, a really top class game and a truly memorable day.

Ennis asked a question of Andy Burnham the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport. Jeff mentioned football and Barnsley and was impressed by Mr Burnham’s ‘classic reply’. He said: “May I say a brief word about Barnsley football club, which demonstrated the true grit and spirit of the FA to the whole nation on Saturday. I was about to say that we were all cheering the team on, but I do not want to rile any Chelsea supporters. It was a pleasure to watch them triumph.”

Going to his Ed FERRET wanted to pick solicitor Ged Hale’s brains about a legal matter. When he phoned the office Ged was not around, instead the voice at the other end of the line said, “this is not Ged, it's his son Ed.” Ferret wonders if he has a brother, Fred.

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Man of words: John Motson

ANYONE who can recall smoking chimneys and spinning pit wheels might be irritated by a sign at the National Coal Mining Museum near Wakefield. It declares to the public: “What is

a miner?” It seems youngsters need to be told what miners did underground. And some children, it seems, do not know what coal is Ferret is getting old.

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Kayode can fire Barnsley to cup glory

By Adam Civico

BARNSLEY legend Neil Redfearn believes the Reds have a great chance of winning the FA cup — and thinks Kayode Odejayi could be the man to fire them to glory. Redfearn spent eight seasons at Oakwell, including the Premiership year, and watched Saturday’s match at home. “It is a fantastic achievement to get so far in the competition. Barnsley entered the cup when all the big teams were in and they have knocked Chelsea and Liverpool out. “When you think of it in context it is an amazing achievement. It will be tough now but they have got a great chance, the mood they are in and the type of football they play Barnsley are capable of beating anybody.” The 42-year-old is now on the coaching staff at York City together with exBarnsley stars Eric Winstanley and Colin Walker but says the Barnsley result is still the first he looks for.

He said: “I would have loved to have gone to Oakwell on Saturday but I take the youth team and had to go and watch Altrincham and Forest Green Rovers. “I missed about ten or 15 minutes of Saturday’s cup match but when I switched it on I thought they were holding their own and I thought they had a great chance. Barnsley looked the most dangerous and got the better chances. As it went on I had a feeling it was going to go for them.” And the striker, who scored 71 goals for the Reds, reckons £200,000 goal-scorer Odejayi could fire Barnsley to cup glory. He said: “I played against him when I was at Boston. He must have only been about 18 and came off the bench for Cheltenham and he was a real handful.” Redfearn was in Barnsley on Monday giving a talk and question and answer session at Macey’s pub. The event was organised by sports journalist and Reds’ fan Lyndsey Smith and any funds raised will go to the charity, Futures Through Football.

Young football fan scores with triple YOUNG football fan George Nicholson had three reasons to be cheerful on Saturday. He was mascot for Barnsley’s biggest game of the season, his team dumped the mighty Chelsea out of the cup and he met his hero Alan Shearer. George, seven, and his dad Andrew arrived at Oakwell early and were walking past the temporary television studio set up at Oakwell when former England striker Shearer was going in. Andrew, of Redbrook, asked some of the TV crew if it

What a prediction: Neil Redfearn.

would be possible for George to have a photograph with his idol, and a few minutes later Shearer invited him into the studio. The awestruck lad, a striker for Barugh Juniors FC, had the chance to sit down and talk football with Shearer. Andrew said: “He took them into the box and he said, ‘you can sit in Alan Hansen’s chair’. He had five minutes talking and a photograph. “George was a bag of nerves but I don’t know who was shaking more, me or him.”

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Why earthquake boy was shaken again… By Mike Cotton

Great joy: David Fox with his son Zak. (S)

Aussies have g’day watching the Reds

AUSSIE Barnsley fan David Fox had a very g’day after watching Barnsley beat Chelsea. He got up at 3.30am to watch the cup-tie and took this picture of himself and son Zak afterwards. David recently moved to Adelaide with his wife who is Australian. He said: “Zak and me are spreading the good word of the tarn. We got up at 3.30am to watch the match with a number of my Aussie mates whom we have managed to convert to following the super Reds.”

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COUNCIL leader Steve Houghton says the win is not just a boost for the Oakwell faithful. “Even non-football fans have been glued to the TV cheering them on; it’s fantastic and makes everybody feel better and start thinking about possibilities. “From a fan’s point of view you go week in week out and it can drag on dark January days when there’s nothing to play for. “You’re only there out of loyalty to the club and then something like this makes it all worthwhile.”

IT was like the earthquake was happening all over again for David Bates on Saturday– but this time the shaking had a happier ending. David, 19, who was injured in the recent earthquake, tried to jump out of his wheelchair when Istvan Ferenczi almost scored in the first half. It hurt – but says he hasn’t felt any pain at all since that moment. In the second half, when Kayode Odejayi scored, he managed to lift himself out of the chair and felt nothing but joy. “I couldn’t see the net sitting down, but I managed to push myself up and out of the chair in time to see the goal. “Then I dropped back into my chair and just went berserk. My chair was shaking all over. It was like the earthquake again.” David is on the mend after a chimney crashed through his bedroom ceiling and landed on him during the quake two weeks ago. He is a huge Barnsley fan and because of his injuries, he had to

A MADRID bar became like a ‘part of Barnsley’ when several Reds’ fans ended up watching the cup quarter final. Garry Watson and his mate Dave Zandrowicz travelled to Spain for Garry’s 47th birthday and had tickets to watch Real Madrid. But before going to that game they wanted to watch as much of the Barnsley match as possible. They found a bar called Molly Malone’s that was screening the FA Cup tie and there were several other Barnsley blokes in there. Garry, of Stocks Lane, said: “There were four lads shouting, ‘You Reds’, so we watched the game with them and

give up his usual seat and enjoy the match from the disabled stand. An announcement over the PA system welcomed David, and a TV camera was put on him to record all his reactions. He said: “It was in my face the whole match. It was a bit weird but after a while I forgot all about it and just enjoyed the match.” David found fame because he was the only person in the country injured in the earthquake. He said he would go through it all again for a place in the final. The Chronicle joined David to watch the semi-final draw at his home in Barnsley Road, Wombwell, on Monday lunchtime. Just before the draw he was shaking with nerves. He said he hoped Barnsley drew Cardiff, and when they did, he said: “That’s outstanding. It could not have been any better for us. “When I go back to hospital the first question I'll ask the doctors is can I have a normal ticket for Wembley or will I need to go in a wheelchair.”

Monkey suffers the blues THE Monkey pub at Thurgoland suffered the blues on Saturday. Inside were about 60 Chelsea FC supporters. Also there were locals who had called in to taunt licensee Anthony Youel, chairman and secretary of the Sheffield and Barnsley branch of the official Chelsea Supporters’ Club. But at least he missed the cup match. “I had to concentrate on feeding and watering the fellow Chelsea supporters I’ve met on travels to see matches against Rosenbourg BK in Norway and Lazio in Italy,” he said. “So I watched the match on a small TV in the pub with members of my family and one or two locals who

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there was a lad from Pogmoor and others in Barnsley shirts. “We went absolutely berserk, it was like a little part of Barnsley in that pub.” Garry, who works for engineering firm Amco, ended up missing half of the Madrid game at the Bernabeau stadium but was not bothered. “If it’s a choice between Madrid and Barnsley it has to be Barnsley,” he said. He planned to meet four of the Madrid group at the semi-final game but has lost their contact details. If you were one of the fans in Molly Malone’s contact the Chronicle on 734212, for Garry’s details.

described me as being ‘very magnanimous’ in defeat. Obviously the result wasn’t what I — or my guests wanted — but that didn’t stop the 25 or so who had been here before the match and those who joined them afterwards from enjoying a good knees-up. “After all, most Chelsea fans are used to defeats. We won very little between the Cup Winners' Cup in 1971 and the first of three recent FA victories in 1997. “Thankfully my southern friends took the ribbing from visiting locals in good humour before being ferried to their hotels by bar staff shortly before 2am.”

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Division selects hospital

OAKWELL’S conference and events division has chosen Barnsley hospital as its charity for this year. Any charity fund-raising carried out by the organisation this year will go to the hospice. Sales co-ordinator Olivia Hanvey said: “It’s amazing how much effort goes into fund-raising for a charity and we are excited to play a part in raising funds for the hospice.” Oakwell's first major charity event will be a sporting dinner on Friday April 18.

Grant pays for wall work

A TWO-METRE high wall is to be re-pointed after an area forum granted £400 to residents. It is at the corner of Swift Street and Victoria Crescent and surrounds a wooded area, currently closed off to the public. Some residents want to open up the land and need to re-point the wall as a first stage. The money will pay for materials and the work will be done through the probation service.

WMC tries to set up youth section A WORKING men’s club has written to two schools in its area as part of a proposal to establish a year 11 to 18 youth section. The headteachers at Priory and Edward Sheerien have been asked to allow some pupils to take a letter home to their parents or guardians. The letter, from West Green club officials, says the first stage is to establish a temporary co-ordinating committee of interested adults in the community which will draft recommendations to the club committee. It is hoped the youth section will be operating within a year. The decision to press ahead with the idea was made at the annual meeting of the Monk Bretton club. The intention is to provide a base with space that can be allocated to them when it is free and from which they can organise outreach activities. Club officials expect the activities to include entertainment, holiday celebrations, competitions, games and sports. The teenagers, who have been complaining there is nothing to do in the area, would be given training in committee procedures and business management.

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Waste plan binned by council By Julian Thorpe

PLANS to deposit almost 7,000-cubic metres of waste on land next to houses in Carlton have been rejected by the council. Contractor D Thackray and Sons (DTS) want to restore the site and landscape it. This plan would involve the company bringing in 6,900 cubic metres of ‘clean excavation material’ onto the site, which used to be grassed and wooded. The planning report states: “The land has a disused, neglected, untidy appearance, although an aerial photograph taken in July 2002 showed the area to be grassed with substantial tree cover, particularly along its western and southern boundaries, and a hedgerow on its northern boundary along Shaw Lane. “Most of the trees have been felled, evidenced by a pile of dead trees located towards the centre of the site.” The report adds: “Soils appear to have been stripped from the site since the land is at a slightly lower level than the adjacent access road, and soil bunds have been created along the eastern and southern boundaries.”

The scheme was rejected because of objections from the waste planning authority, which said the development would contradict their policy on achieving the maximum amount of reuse and recycling of waste materials. The authority also said that noise and dust from the development would be detrimental to nearby residents. Shaw Lane resident George Wassell, who lives next to the land, said he has had to move his bedroom to another part of his house because of the noise of DTS traffic in the area. He said: “It’s the dustbin of South Yorkshire, and it's all come from Thackray.” Mr Wassell questioned the need to deposit waste on the access road land. “Is this infilling just helping Thackray to get rid of his rubbish?” DTS claims the infilling work is needed to widen the access road to the nearby Carlton Colliery spoil heap site. Similar waste importing work is proposed on the colliery site to seal toxic chemicals into the ground. DTS' planning agent John Carlon said a smaller scheme would now be submitted, incorporating one third of the waste originally planned.

Train station face-lifts are just the ticket By Julian Thorpe

THREE train stations in Barnsley will undergo a series of improvements after they were given a share of a £607,000 boost. The money will be shared among Wombwell, Elsecar and Darton stations, as well as Chapeltown and Meadowhall stations. The money, which has come from the government, will be spent on help points, improved handrails, footpaths, seating, platform edges, signs and tactile paving. There will also be new passenger information displays at Elsecar and Wombwell, improved cycle storage facilities at Elsecar, Wombwell and Darton and improved accessible parking at Darton and Wombwell.

The cash, allocated through the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, is intended to make the stations more accessible. SYPTE head of transport integration David Young said: “Our aim is to encourage more people to use public transport and this funding will make it much easier for people to use these railway stations. “The improvements are part of our strategy to improve the transport infrastructure across South Yorkshire. “They will not only benefit people with disabilities, but people with mobility needs, such as mums with pushchairs.”

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Pretty as a picture: Chloe Parkinson poses with the rhododendrons in the gardens at Wenworth Castle. Some of the hardy hybrid varieties, including Heatherside and Christmas Cheer are among those which can be admired in the estate's Middle Garden. (D)

Theatre group works on new murder mystery after success

AN AMATEUR theatre group is working on a new murder mystery play following the success of last year’s Hallowe’en plays. The Follies was formed last year by actors Helen Kelly and Joanne Cliff, and had just moved to a new home at the Take 2 Theatre, Birdwell. The group performed a A Torrid Tale

of Ghastly Ghouls at Wentworth Castle Gardens over the Hallowe’en period last year. Founder Helen Kelly is now looking for actors and writers to join them to help bring the new murder mystery production to life. Anyone interested should contact Helen on 07969 064369.

Runner vows to do the London Marathon on crutches By Adam Civico A RUNNER is vowing to do the London Marathon on crutches if his knee injury does not clear up in time for the race next month. Dan Lee had been in training for months but damaged some soft tissue while on a 20-mile run and doctors told him he must rest the legs for at least four weeks.

The marathon is in six weeks time and Dan, who is studying a sport science and psychology degree at Chester, knows his knee is going to be tender. Dan, 25, formerly of New Lodge Crescent, New Lodge, said: “I have done a lot of training and have not had a drop of alcohol this year, which is quite hard at university.”

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Couple face drug offences

A BRIDLINGTON couple have appeared at Barnsley Magistrates' Court accused of serious drug offences. Jamie Welford, 27, and Lindsey Sharpe, 24, both of Partridge Close, are charged with possessing the class A controlled drugs, crack cocaine and ecstasy, with intent to supply and with possession of the class B controlled drug, amphetamine. They are further charged with possession of three class C controlled drugs, including cannabis. Both were conditionally bailed to appear at Sheffield Crown Court on March 13 by district judge Michael Rosenberg.

Kids delve into history

YOUNGSTERS from the Willowbank area are to get involved in a local history project organised by the community partnership. The children will photograph objects of interest in the area and the Willowbank Community Partnership will compile a display including historical exhibits. The partnership has been given £750 by an area forum to fund it.

Group gets cash boost

THE Friends of Locke Park group has been given £300 to go towards an Easter event in the park for children. The Salvation Army band will play and there will be an egg hunt, bonnet parade, sports and face painting. Central, Kingstone and Old town Area Forum agreed to provide the £300 towards the cost.

Money for carnival

OLD Town carnival organisers have been given £400 to help pay for attractions. The carnival is held on St Paul’s field in the summer and the community support fund money would be for advertising and insurance.

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Residents jeer at council officers’ traffic statement By Julian Thorpe

CONGESTED Wombwell Lane has not yet reached its traffic saturation point, according to council officers who are planning to open a park and ride scheme at Tesco. The comment by planning officers at this month’s Kendray and Stairfoot area forum was met by jeers from the 50 residents who were there. The council wants to create a park and ride scheme at the supermarket to alleviate the congestion on one of the busiest roads into the town centre. Through a planning agree-

ment, Tesco will have to pay to for the scheme when it builds an extension to the supermarket. Residents in the area are strongly opposed to the plan, however, because they believe it will make traffic problems worse on the Wombwell Lane side of Stairfoot Roundabout. Planning and transportation officers Rebecca Gibson and Barbara Wilson explained how it would work in a meeting at the Oaks working men’s club in Ardsley. Ms Wilson said the car park would create an extra 50 vehicle movements on Wombwell Lane

at peak hours, which equated to one extra car per minute. She said that this is ‘not significant in highway terms’. She added: “This road isn’t at saturation point yet.” The scheme will include a ‘quality waiting area’, bus information displays and a 300 space expansion of Tesco’s car park, which will be usable only by park and ride traffic. All the infrastructure will be paid for by Tesco but Stagecoach will operate the buses. Ms Wilson said parking would almost certainly be free but could not guarantee it. The council officers took

questions and comments from the public after the presentation. Many pointed out that there can be tailbacks of up to two miles at peak times and it can take up to 20 minutes to get from the Ash pub to Stairfoot roundabout. One man said: “I’ve got no confidence in the council's ability to do what’s best for the local residents.” Another added: “It costs £1.25 to get the bus into town and £1.25 back. If I’ve a car full of passengers, it’s going to cost £10. It’s got to be cost effective. If not, it’s a total waste of money.”

Great joy: Captain Mark Slawsen, Naval Personnel Team Leader, presents the Owen Cup to trainee engineering technician Kim Thornton. Picture: Dave Sherfield

A MONK BRETTON sailor was the top recruit in the latest class of Royal navy trainees to complete their training. Kim Thornton, 25, a trainee engineering technician, was presented with the Owen Cup at the passing out parade as the recruit who achieved the best overall marks during training. The former Priory pupil used to be an export administrator. She joined up in December and with her first phase of training complete she will be transferred to HMS Sultan in Hampshire for her professional training. Once fully trained she will be part of the team that looks after everything from the fuel, power and propulsion systems that keep the ship going, to the water purification and air-conditioning equipment critical to the wellbeing of the crew.

Monk Bretton man jailed for exposing himself

A MONK Bretton man who exposed himself to swimmers at Barnsley Metrodome chose the wrong person and the wrong time when he repeated the offence. For not only was the woman he targeted an off-duty police officer but also there was his victim from his first offence months earlier, Barnsley Magistrates' Court heard. David Baranyai, 44, of Monks Way, had admitted two counts of outraging public decency at an earlier hearing. He was jailed for six months by district judge Michael Rosenberg who branded the offences ‘disgusting and distasteful’, pointing out that

children present on the second occasion would have been ‘absolutely distressed’ had they witnessed his actions. The fact the offences took place around ten months apart, he added, was indicative that he knew exactly what he was doing. An immediate sentence of imprisonment was therefore the only appropriate sentence despite early guilty pleas. Mr Rosenberg also made Baranyai subject to a Sexual Offences Prevention Order to prevent him from entering any public swimming baths for the next five years.

Venues included in guide

THREE sporting venues in Barnsley have been included in a training guide for the London Olympics. The Metrodome, Shaw Lane and Dorothy Hyman Stadium are among 600 centres from across the country to be included in the list. The guide will be circulated to athletes and teams recommending locations where they can prepare for the 2012 Olympics.Shaw Lane will be used for archery training, Dorothy Hyman for athletics and the Metrodome for Judo and Taekwondo.

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Kids from Chernobyl fall-out to stay with Barnsley families By Julian Thorpe CHILDREN living in the fall-out area from the Chernobyl nuclear disaster will stay with Barnsley families this summer. Fourteen children from Belarus, the former Soviet republic which was the site of the 1986 catastrophe, will stay in Barnsley for four weeks in June. They live in an area where people are still suffering from the after effects of the explosion 22 years ago. Many of the kids who are coming to this country appear to be

healthy, but they have all been subjected to the effects of radiation. This can cause children to be born with deformities, or to suffer from cancer and other radiation-related illnesses. It is hoped that a month away from the contamination of nuclear fallout could increase the kids' life expectancy. The visit has been organised by the Chernobyl Children Life Line charity, which is being backed by the mayor, Coun Len Picken. He urged people to support the local branch of the charity by

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500 homes to come in £100m plan By Steph Johnson MORE than £100m will be invested in social and affordable housing in the borough over the next three years. The cash comes from a combination of bids for grants from a variety of government departments and housing association contributions. It will provide more than 500 new homes, other projects to benefit include a third sheltered housing scheme which provides more care for residents as they need it, regeneration in the Dearne and environmental works. The housing boost is also expected to have an impact on the battle against antisocial behaviour. According to a council report, people living in areas which have been improved may be asked to sign good behaviour agreements. The news was announced at a cabinet meeting on Wednesday, council leader Steve Houghton told his colleagues the council had been success-

ful in obtaining the money because it had a proven track record in delivering such projects. “People realise we do it well, it's not just about needs it's about performance.” Coun Houghton said the deal for Barnsley would be the envy of other boroughs in the region, if not the rest of the country. He added: “This is fantastic and I struggle to see how it could be better, way above what any reasonable person could expect and all credit to the housing team. “People say the most important thing is to have a roof over your head, we know there are problems for lots of families and we are dealing with that, I cannot praise this highly enough.” Spokesman for development Coun Bill Newman said: “We will have £104m over a three-year period, which is an uplift on what was our record £50m investment programme for 2006 to 2008.”

BRIEFLY Teenager caged for attack on girl A TEENAGER who headbutted a 15year-old girl has been caged. Matthew Robinson was sentenced to 25 weeks’ youth custody after Barnsley magistrate, Robert Bone, told him he had not only committed a serious assault but had also threatened his vulnerable victim with a knife. Robinson, 18, of St George’s Road, had admitted assaulting Bianca Orrell and breach of a conditional discharge at an earlier hearing. He was, the court heard, at risk of a return to an earlier custodial sentence. Jayne Ormrod, prosecuting, said the offence took place during a

verbal argument between Robinson and the complainant — a former girlfriend — on the evening of October 17 last year.

Hoyland man for crown court trial AN HOYLAND man charged with having a bladed or pointed article as an offensive weapon in a public place elected crown court trial when he appeared at Barnsley Magistrates' Court. Robert Dearden, 30, of South Lea Close, is alleged to have committed the offence at King Street, Hoyland. He was granted unconditional bail to May 7 when the case is scheduled for committal to Sheffield Crown Court.

LYTEs members: Laura Jane Shaw, Katie Baldry, Lucy Jepson, Daniel Wilkinson and Callum Lee with Coronation Street star, Katherine Kelly, at a pre-show workshop. (S)

Young players go from bard to verse… IT WASN’T an easy decision for the LYTEs — Lamproom Youth Theatre Ensemble — to take. What would you choose to follow in the wake of such diverse productions as The Mikado, We Will Rock You and Les Miserables? The decision was perfect. Bard Lyte is a show which captures William Shakespeare’s works in drama, song, prose and poetry. And it gives the audience chance to sample parts of plays they would not consider viewing in full. More importantly, it introduced the bard’s works to 56 young performers, aged between 12 and 21, some of whom seem destined to rekindle that association as they proceed through drama colleges. Directors Donna Turner, Ceri Ford, Steve Fox and Paul Atkins feared they could lose some cast members because of the nature of the show but that was not the case. Perhaps through additional work-

Theatre review Ian Harley shop tuition from Coronation Street star Katherine Kelly and her Royal Shakespeare Company boyfriend, Oliver Williams, the youngsters stuck to their task to present a thoroughly enjoyable show. It was enthusiastically received by those who had chosen the warmth and comfort of the Lamproom over windswept Oakwell during my Tuesday evening visit. While disappointing in number they expressed their appreciation of everything from dramatic passages such as the band-of-brothers speech from Henry V to musical numbers from West Side Story and Kiss Me Kate. Bard Lyte runs until Saturday performances starting at 7.30pm. Box office: Barnsley 200075.

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On the crease: A cricket team from the Barnsley Academy has been enjoying success in the indoor game. They beat a team from Foulstone School to win the contest’s Barnsley final. (D)

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Italian poplars set for the chop THE following planning applications were submitted to Barnsley Council: Mr A Brown, 16 Daleswood Avenue, Barnsley, detached bungalow and two double garages. Mr G Williams, Construction Services, Berneslai Homes, Unit 2, Industry Road, Carlton, formation of car park to provide additional parking facilities. Ann Wroe, 29 Westmoor Crescent, Pogmoor, single-storey front extension to dwelling at 11 Bradshaw Close, Pogmoor. Glyn Copley, 582 Doncaster Road, Ardsley, two-storey rear extension to dwelling. Mrs June Nicholson, 88 Walton Street, Barnsley, two-storey front extension to dwelling house. Nick Roberts, Manor House, Lowe Lane, Stainborough, detached garage.

Mrs S Greenwood, 144, Keresforth Hill Road, Kingstone, single-storey rear extension to dwelling house. Mr S Harrison, 1 The Cloisters, Worsbrough Village, Barnsley, to crown reduce, crown thin and remove dead wood to sycamore within tree preservation order. Mr and Mrs D Trainer, 4 Mylor Court, Monk Bretton, increase height of roof to form first-floor accommodation to bungalow (resubmission). John Exton 2 Woodstock Gardens, Barnsley, fell Italian poplar trees at 2 and 4 Woodstock Gardens. Glyn Jones 1 Harden Close, Pogmoor, two-storey rear extension to dwelling and convert flat roofed garage to a pitched rook with double hips a either side.

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A STAINCROSS man has appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court accused of taking part in a two-onto-one attack on a man. Jon Senior, 24, roofer, of Greenside, denies committing the offence against Christopher Stephen Martin. He was granted unconditional bail to April 9 by district judge Michael Rosenberg who ruled the case unsuitable for summary trial. His case is then scheduled for committal to Sheffield Crown Court. ● Senior was additionally fined £100 and ordered to pay a £15 victim surcharge for an admitted offence of failing to answer bail on February 6.

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A BARNSLEY man who handled a mobile telephone within hours of it being stolen had already suffered summary justice as a result of being beaten up quite badly, Barnsley Magistrates’ Court was told. Anthony Hancock was hospitalised for two days for treatment to injuries inflicted by friends of the complainant, said solicitor Walter Brooks. He had admitted handling the £150 phone at an earlier hearing. Hancock, 37, of Tune Street, was committed for sentencing at Sheffield Crown Court by district judge Michael Rosenberg who granted him conditional bail to appear there on April 4.

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KELLY Jackson had more than £15 on her when she stole a £1.99 Teddy bear from a Barnsley card shop, magistrates were told. The 32-year-old, however, tested positive for opiates and admitted having drank approximately two litres of wine. Jackson, unemployed, of Holden House, Race Street, was conditionally discharged for 12 months and ordered to pay £60 costs after admitting shop theft. She was represented by Matthew Shepherd who said she had argued with her partner who was in hospital and had then sought solace in alcohol. A drug user for 14 years, she faced full detoxification as an inpatient at Kendray Hospital within a couple of weeks

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RALEYS Solicitors has paid back £5.4m in fees it earned from the government for handling ex-miners’ compensation claims. The money had to be returned because a rate for fast track cases could not initially be agreed and until it was solicitors nationwide received a fixed tariff for clients going through more lengthy legal procedures. According to the House of Commons Committee of Public Accounts, Raleys is the fourth highest earning firm in the country for coal compensation claims and has made £72m so far. Senior partner Ian Firth told the Chronicle: “We were not involved in negotiating the tariffs for paying solicitors. We have simply represented our clients to the best of our abilities and accepted the agreed payments from the government for our work. “We have never received a single penny in deductions from compensation from any of our clients, or any other additional fees from any other source. “As soon as the new rate was fixed for fast-track cases all the solicitors were required to repay any surplus fees they had received. Without complaint or delay, Raleys has repaid to the government the full amount owed, which is in excess of £5m.” The HCCPA has taken the government to task for the way it organised

coal health compensation schemes for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and vibration white finger sufferers. Criticisms included the expense, more than £4bn has been paid out but for every £2 of compensation a further £1 was spent on administration and legal costs. A 300 per cent underestimation of how many men would be eligible to claim led to lengthy delays in settlements, alternative options for the management of the schemes were not explored and negotiations with solicitors over fees were said to be weak. Barnsley West and Penistone MP Mick Clapham, who has been trying to speed up payments for a number of his constituents, says lessons should be learned for the future.

A START date to build a Dodworth home for adults with learning disabilities has been put back again. The supported living unit was due to open on Silver Street in September last year, but there were several mistakes with the plans. Problems included the fact that it turned out the council did not own all the land it needed, a public footpath runs through the site and the scheme was against South Yorkshire Housing Association policy. A new opening date of summer this year was given but this week a council report revealed that construction on the £270,000 project will not be complete until December. The council would not


Men in town centre fracas get suspended jail sentences

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At the car wash: Firefighters Dave Wood, Rebecca Montgomery and Andy Hackett are shown raising money for the Firefighters’ Benevolence Fund last Saturday at Royston Fire Station. Firefighters from around the borough took part in the event. (D)

Properties won’t be used as kids’ home TWO renovated properties on Sheffield Road will not be used as a children’s home, residents have been assured. The former homes at numbers 205 and 207 are being transformed into commercial properties by Barnsley Community Build. But when the work started residents’ fears about a children’s home resurfaced as they fought controversial proposals, lodged in 2006, were

going ahead. Those plans had been shelved following opposition at the time. Last week Arthur Mitchell, chairman of Sheffield, Doncaster and Park Road Residents’ Association, sought clarification over the situation. Councillors at the Central, Kingstone and Old Town area forum meeting confirmed the properties were for commercial purposes and would not be a children’s home.

Afterwards Mr Mitchell said: “It is very good news for the residents, it has taken a long time for the council to make a decision.” Controversy erupted on the road about six years ago over the nearby Beechurst homeless hostel. “Residents claimed it was attracting drug-users to the area and many feel the area still has problems and would not be suitable for a children’s home.

TWO men who got involved in a town centre disturbance after being racially abused have been given suspended prison sentences. Student Faisal Anwar and Usman Ali Malook, both 19, were each given fourmonth jail sentences, suspended for 12 months. They were each ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid work, given 56-day curfews and ordered to pay £43 in costs. Joanne Lewis Crooks, prosecuting at Barnsley magistrates’ court, said CCTV operators saw the incident on Shambles Street. She said a pub doorman had heard some white men making racial comments and there was a disturbance. She said a white man took a swing at Anwar who does not drink. Anwar said he acted in self-defence. Anwar said he just carried on attacking the white man while he was on the ground. Malook, who said he was drunk, tried to stop the fight but joined in when the disturbance escalated. Junior McDonald, defending, said the defendants were going back to their car after being in a nightclub. He said: “There was a group of white lads who shouted racial abuse. The defendants walked to where they were and an argument ensued. The defendants say the white lads started a fight. “Both men admit they went beyond the point where they were defending themselves. “There was a certain degree of provocation but they went over the top.” Anwar, of Lyons Road and Malook, of Osgathorpe Road, both of Pitsmoor, Sheffield, had pleaded guilty to using words or behaviour likely to cause fear of unlawful violence at an earlier hearing.


comment on the reasons behind this latest hold up but a spokesman said alternative arrangements had been made for those who are waiting to use Silver Street. The council had promised it would not close the wards for long-term residents and respite care at the Keresforth Centre until their replacement was ready. However there was a U-turn on the pledge and the services were cut at Keresforth last year. The council spokesman said: “It is a Government priority that NHS Campuses close and that wherever possible, people with a learning disability are supported to lead as independent a life as possible in their local communities.”

Village gets markers VILLAGE markers have been sited in New Lodge as part of plans to revamp the estate. Mayor of Barnsley Coun Len Picken visited on Monday to look at them and other environmental improvements including boundary walls, fencing for communal areas, off road parking bays, and barriers to stop motorcycles going on footpaths. The work, paid for by the Safer Stronger Communities Fund, is part of the wider regeneration of the estate which will see houses demolished and re-built. Coun Picken said: “I am delighted we have finally received funding for these environmental improvements, which we have been trying to obtain for many years.”



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Tiling firm cracks as it waits for £15k to be paid By Julian Thorpe

more than 700 properties. He said that when he complains to Berneslai Homes, staff tell him that his invoices have been lost and he has to complete them again. He added that he knows other contractors who have had the same problem. The council’s head of business support services, Mike Furniss, said: “Barnsley Council pays supplier invoices on behalf of Berneslai Homes. “Both organisations work hard to make sure, as far as possible, all invoices presented for payment are paid within the terms agreed with suppliers. In the vast majority of cases this is the case. “However, we have to make sure, in accordance with our duty to both council tax and rent payers, that goods and services have been properly ordered and received before payment can be made, which, in a small number of cases, can lead to delays in making payment.”

A CONTRACTOR carrying out work for Berneslai Homes says he could go out of business because the council owes him £15,000. Terry Jackson, 40, of Yews Lane, Kendray, claims Berneslai Homes has lost invoices he has filed for more than 100 jobs relating to ‘decent homes’ improvements. He says he is now struggling to stay afloat because suppliers are demanding payment for materials within 30 days, and he is unable to pay. “I’m having to lay lads off because I can’t afford to pay them and I can’t afford materials to do the jobs.” He added: “At the end of the day, they’re going to put me out of business. This is the only work I’ve got. It’s not right what they’re doing. “Why can’t they just pay me in 30 days?” Terry, who owns Custom Tiling Services, has worked for Berneslai Homes for 20 months, during which time he has carried out tiling work in

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FA dream is shattered by school error By Ian Thompson

A GIRLS’ soccer team has suffered heartbreak after being disqualified from the quarter-finals of the under15s FA Cup. The Kingstone School team was told it could no longer take part in the competition after fielding two underage players in an earlier round. Headteacher Matthew Milburn said an ‘administrative error’ by the school led to a couple of 12-year-olds being in the team. It was only after a couple of rounds of the competition that the school’s PE team realised that only 13 and 14year-old players were eligible. Mr Milburn said: “We wrote to the FA to say there had been a genuine mistake and were allowed to make an appeal which we lost. “We only broke the news to the girls this week when we realised there was no hope of carrying on in the competition. “It was assumed by the school that anyone under 15 could play. By the time we realised that only 13 and 14 — year-olds could play it was too late. “There was no question of us trying to gain an advantage over others. “The girls were thrilled to get this far in the competition and I don’t want them publicly chastised because of an error by the school. “The girls and the teachers feel bad about what has happened.”

‘We understand and accept that this was purely an oversight on the part of the school and that no advantage was being sought’ The English Schools’ Football Association says it accepts the school made an oversight when it fielded under-age players in a round of the under-15s FA Cup. A spokesman said: “We understand and accept that this was purely an oversight on the part of the school and that no advantage was being sought. “However, our competitions are now so large that we have to have specific eligiblity rules and they have to be obeyed so that there is a level playing field for those schools entered.” The school did not realise that only 13 and 14-year-olds were allowed to play and picked a couple of 12-yearolds. As a consolation, the school is planning a trip to Wembley Stadium for the girls.

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With an immense talent and enthusiasm for painting Eric Hill is not your typical 86 year old. As he finalises preparations for his most recent exhibition of paintings, being displayed at the Cooper Gallery throughout April, he clearly shows his passion not only for life but for Barnsley where he has lived since he was 10 years old. Having moved to Royston as a child, from the picturesque village of Hellifield in North Yorkshire, Eric remembers getting off the train for the first time on a foggy day in November. "It was very foggy in those days from the pit and the railway, I thought I'd come to the end of the world," said Eric. Eric soon settled into Barnsley life and living in Royston and upon leaving school he found employment as a National Coal Board painter, Eric took his talent into his work profession, keeping the industrial and residential buildings looking clean and modern. But his real passion was painting of a finer nature, particularly of Barnsley, which is clear to see through his street scenes of the town centre. Over the years Eric has shown his paintings at numerous exhibitions, made it to the final of Yorkshire TV art competition at Harrods, taken classes with Ashley Jackson and won £300 first prize in a nationwide art contest. Even following his retirement he regularly sells out of paintings through market trading and online sales.

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ONE disaster followed another on George and Grace Spencer’s wedding day. Fortunately, their golden wedding last Saturday went ahead with less drama. Snow covered the ground on March 8, 1958 when Barnsley’s George was to marry Grace Marshall in her home village of Cayton, near Scarborough. His sister and her husband crashed on the way from Barnsley and the car ended up on its roof. Uninjured, they managed to get a lift. First they had to bury the car in the snow so the groom’s parents would not be worried when they drove past later. They did not realise that they had also crashed a few miles behind them. They got going

again but meanwhile, bride Grace was having problems. She had gone to Scarborough to get her hair done and on her return the buses could not get into Cayton for the snow. With her hair set, she had to walk a mile in a blizzard. They managed to have their ceremony by about 4.30pm. But when they went to the village hall for the reception, it was full of smoke. George said: “The wind must have changed or something, causing the chimney from the coke heating stove to back-fill the room. We'd got all the food laid out, so that was spoiled.” They spent the first few hours of their wedding night wandering around Scarborough looking for a room because they couldn’t get to their intended destination, Pickering, because of the snow.

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Grace said: “Everywhere was full. We were like Mary and Joseph, only I wasn't pregnant.” Despite the disasters, George and Grace, both 70, of Westmoor Crescent, Pogmoor, went on to enjoy 50 happy years together. They have a son, a daughter, three grandchildren and one great-grandson, who were all among the 50 guests at their celebration at Ardsley House Hotel. Grace was a teacher in Barnsley for many years and George worked at David Brown Foundries in Penistone. In 1996 Grace was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease. She is secretary of the Parkinson's Disease Society’s Barnsley branch, and George is chairman. At their party, over £1,100 was raised for the society in donations.

Royston resident stamped on the woman who had tried to help him A ROYSTON man stamped on the head of a woman who tried to help him. Kim Tinkler had given Ben Rawlinson a lift in her car because he seemed to be having difficulty running, Barnsley magistrates’ court was told. When Miss Tinkler pulled up outside Rawlinson’s home, he refused to get out. After politely asking him to leave the vehicle, she opened the passenger door, said Joanne Lewis Crooks, prosecuting. She said: “She took hold of his arm to try to coax him out. The defendant lost his temper and called her a name. “He punched her in the mouth and on the right cheek. She fell to the ground and he punched her on

the temple. “He stamped on her head and it hit the pavement. The defendant stamped on her again and was still trying to stamp on her when a man came to Miss Tinkler’s assistance and pulled Mr Rawlinson away.” Miss Tinkler got back into the car, locked the doors and drove a short distance away. Her injuries included a cut lip, swelling bruising and reddening. Miss Lewis Crooks said the defendant walked away and police found him at his home. During a search, officers found eight cannabis plants and growing equipment in a loft. Rawlinson said after his arrest that he recalled nothing about the incident because he had been

drinking and smoking cannabis. Miss Lewis Crooks said Rawlinson smoked about half-anounce of cannabis a day. Rawlinson, 24, of Doles Crescent, pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm and cultivating eight cannabis plants. He appeared in court in custody and Gerard Casey, defending, made no application for bail. District judge Michael Rosenberg described the offence as an unprovoked attack on a defenceless woman. Rawlinson was committed in custody to Sheffield Crown Court for sentencing. He will make his first appearance on April 7.

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Happy times: George and Grace Spencer celebrating their golden wedding anniversary (left), and, leaving the church on their snowy wedding day in 1958 (right).

Although Eric is clearly a natural when it comes to art, he says that maintaining a healthy lifestyle helps him to live independently and has given him a zest for life. Spending time enjoying the outside air is really important to Eric, he tries to go for a walk every day for at least a mile and when he has more spare time he loves nothing more than going fishing. "Sitting in the sun fishing is the best place in the world," said Eric.

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OLYMPIC hopeful Sue Gilroy gave table tennis tips to children and parents in a taster session at Shawlands school on Saturday. Sue is Britain's number one wheelchair tennis star and a Commonwealth gold-medalist, as well as a teacher at the primary School. The school received a £10,000 grant from the UK Sport lottery fund last year and 40 children now attend the club every week. Members of the Great Britain team and qualified coaches regularly come to train with the kids, and the school has six full size tables and several smaller tables. Shawlands is now running taster sessions for parents at weekends. Sue said: “Due to the success of these sessions and at the request of many parents and children we are hoping to run some more sessions later in the year and also to have a fun parents’ tournament so they can compete against each other in proper matches.” The school is holding a tournament for children in July, in which they will be competing in singles, doubles and mixed doubles events.

BRIEFLY Class goes on farm trip

A CLASS of Athersley South Primary pupils visited a farm shop as part of a project on food. The year-five pupils, aged nine and ten, went to Broad Close farm shop, Silkstone, and were shown the Tamworth pigs, Dexter cattle and sheep. Owner Nicola Charlesworth said: “The children witnessed where meat comes from and how it is produced, having seen the animals on the farm and then on sale as food in the shop.” The food project addresses issues such as fair trade, healthy eating and the importance of buying local food. It is run by Groundwork Dearne Valley and education co-ordinator David Wilde said: “Food is an excellent way to cover various aspects of sustainable development, whether it be food miles, composting or fair-trade, so it was great to be able to arrange this trip for the children, very close to home.”

Company gets accolade

CHARTWELL Builders Limited, of Chapel Lane, Penistone, was runner-up in the new extensions category at the South Yorkshire and Humber BuiltIn awards at Tankersley Manor. Director Lee Thompson said work on a private house in Silkstone Common led to the accolade. The firm was established in 2000.

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£22,500 for lost football career

Heroin caused death of Lukas By Emma Spencer A CZECH national found dead in fields at New Lodge died from heroin poisoning, an inquest was told. The body of Lukas Kocian, 24, was discovered by teenagers while they were making a den near the former pit stack on October 2. Mark Royston, who was contacted by the youngsters, checked for a pulse but in a statement said Mr Kocian's body was cold and he straight away felt he was dead. Because of the relatively remote location where the body was found, police initially treated the death as suspicious. But a post mortem and toxicology tests later revealed levels of morphine in the blood that fell within the range of fatal cases. A pathologist gave the cause of death as heroin poisoning. Giving evidence at the hear-

ing was Mr Kocian’s best friend Frantisek Birchacek – also from the Czech republic – who had been living and working in the UK for two years. Mr Birchacek was aware Mr Kocian had had problems with drinking and taking heroin and cannabis while he was living in the Czech Republic but his parents had paid for an eight month rehabilitation programme. Mr Kocian came to the UK six months before his death and lived with Mr Birchacek, 24, and another flatmate at a one bedroomed flat at Greenside, Mapplewell. Mr Kocian worked on and off while Mr Birchacek used his wages to pay rent and bills, buy food and pay for travelling expenses. A week before his death Mr Kocian got a job through an agency working at a poultry

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farm in Thorne but on Monday October 1 Mr Birchacek returned home from a night shift to find Mr Kocian had missed the bus and wasn’t going to go to work. The pair rowed about money and Mr Kocian said he wanted to buy drugs and left the flat to collect £245 his mother had sent from Czechoslovakia. It was the last time Mr Birchacek saw his friend alive. Assistant deputy coroner Donald Coutts-Wood recorded a verdict of misadventure saying Mr Kocian had died between October 1 and 2. He added: “It is clear to me it was Mr Kocian’s intention on the Monday to use heroin and we know he was £55 short of what he would have got from the money shop. He has obviously managed to get some and he has used that drug.”

A SEMI-PROFESSIONAL footballer whose career was ruined because of an accident on a building site has been awarded £22,500 in damages. But James Smith said no amount would compensate him for not being able to play football. James, of Queen’s Drive, Shafton, had been training with Unibond first division side Garforth Town but had to give up his fledgling career because of the injury. He was working at Sheffield Airport Business Centre as a steel fixer for Century Reinforcement Services. James, then 20, was working in a trench when two bundles of steel bars fell from a mechanical digger and crushed his ankle. His solicitor Lisa Fairclough said: “The steel bars were being carried using a digger and fell from their position

Pupils from Wilthorpe School came face to face with Dickie Bird and his statue on Monday. Schools have been invited to the studio of sculptor Graham Ibbeson to see him work. He’s almost completed the first stage of the £70,000 statue which will be sited near Dickie's birthplace near St Mary’s Church in the town centre. The statue is expected to be unveiled in autumn. Picture: Scott Bairstow

Barnsley near bottom for flood payout

after the driver tipped the bars without instruction or any warning to James. “He sustained a fracture to his ankle as a result of the incident.” James had surgery and started playing football again but within two years his ankle broke at the weak point caused by the original injury, ruining his soccer career . James said: “I had to undergo further surgery to remove the metalwork and I could not go back to work for eight months. “To make matters worse I also lost the opportunity to play semiprofessional football for Garforth Town who I had been training with before my accident.” Ms Fairclough continued: “This case highlights the importance of contractors on site ensuring that proper arrangements are made to transport materials.”

THE GOVERNMENT has given the council £874,000 to repair roads and bridges damaged in last summer's floods. This is the first payment from an expected total of more than £2 million needed to repair the highways damage caused in June and July. Cabinet environment spokesman Coun Roy Miller said: “This initial payment will allow the council to start its programme of prioritised major highway repairs. “We hope that further payments will be made by the Department for Transport to allow the council to repair all damaged areas.” The cash is Barnsley’s share of a total of £23 million which was paid to eight local authorities this week. It brings the governmen’s total flood support for Barnsley to £1.247 million. Of the eight authorities receiving payments this week, only Shropshire has received less than Barnsley in total, with £1.076m. Gloucestershire tops the recipients with £12.155million with Sheffield second at £10.154 million. Rotherham received £2.192 million.

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CANON David Munby has been on a ten-day mission to troubled western Kenya. The St George’s Church priest visited Bungoma, near to where the violent clashes have been occurring, to teach at three conferences on healing and reconciliation.

Canon Munby said: “The first full day of our first conference coincided with the rather unexpected signing of a power sharing agreement between the two political groups which had been in conflict over recent months, which brought in a national sense of relief and hope.” (D)

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Man admits stealing jewellery

BERNESLAI Homes is giving reflectors to schoolkids in Worsbrough Common to help keep them safe from works traffic. Many houses in the area are due to be demolished and replaced, and the extensive work will mean an increase in construction traffic. To help keep the kids safe, Berneslai Homes has given day and night reflectors to the Worsbrough Common Primary schoolchildren. Officers will also give a series of talks in school about the dangers of entering building sites. Phase one of the redevelopment plan will see 20 houses built on and around Bruce Avenue. Acting headteacher Janet Wyatt said: “I am extremely pleased that our pupils are playing an active role in regenerating their local area and it is important that they feel a sense of ownership, as they are the residents of the future.”

Helping children: Berneslai Homes resident involvement officer Leon Sidebottom and project manager Mel Asquith at Worsbrough Common Primary School handing out night reflectors to pupils (from left to right): Ryan Saville, Chloe Stafford, Liberty Whelan and Jadon Mosley. (D)

SANDRA Horne’s holiday was spoilt when she returned home to find items of her jewellery had been stolen by her son’s friend. Appearing before the magistrates’ court was Jason Wright, 24, of Honeywell Street, Barnsley, who admitted theft of jewellery worth £380. He was made subject to a six-week community order with 8pm to 7am curfew requirement for Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays and ordered to pay £43 costs. William Jones, presiding, said they had given credit for the fact the property had been returned and his prompt guilty plea. On the other hand, the offence was a ‘mean act committed against someone who trusted him’. Joanne Lewis-Crooks, prosecuting, said Wright admitted theft of Mrs Horne’s engagement ring when challenged and returned it. A silver chain and gold ring were recovered later. While some items remained missing, the Crown could not put responsibility to that at the door of the defendant. Wright was a man with no previous convictions though he did have a recent caution for shop theft. For Wright, Brian Bushell said the shop theft caution stemmed from him mucking about with friends. The defendant, he said, had fallen out with the complainant's son, Benjamin, who had sold him an X-Box which turned out to be faulty.


Worsbrough Mill Worsbrough RAOB Victory Lodge A meeting of the lodge was held at Highstone WMC on Sunday and was opened by worthy primo, Brother P Winter. Raffle was won by Brother S Tasker. Harmony was rendered by M Tasker, P Winter, S Tasker, B Haigh, W McManis and I Armitage. The meeting was closed by Brother P Winter. St Thomas’ and St James' Church Diary The wedding takes place tomorrow of Christopher Atkinson and Kelly Gorman, Rev Trevor Keightley officiating. On Palm Sunday the 9.30am service is morning prayer and the baptisms of Elvie Grace Fletcher and Kyle Alan Marsh. It will be led by Rev Trevor Keightley. The preacher is Mary Keightley and the reading will be given by Ivy Kilburn. On Maundy Thursday at 7pm, in the Parish Hall, there will be an agape supper. This will be a joint service with members of St Luke’s Church, Worsbrough Common. On Good Friday, there will be a time of meditation at 2pm in church. The agape supper and the meditation will both be presided over by Trevor and Mary. For information regarding any of the services or to arrange weddings, baptisms or away banns contact Trevor Keightley on 286505. Jumble sale There is a jumble sale tonight at 5pm in the parish hall. Proceeds for church funds. Worsbrough Library Free computer classes for beginners are starting on Monday March 31, 9.45am to 11.45am, for four weeks. Also a family history class starts on Thursday April 3, 12.30pm to 2.30pm, which is a ten-week course. Enquiries to Worsbrough library on 203372. Hygeia Slimming and Weight Control The group meets at the sports development club, Worsbrough on Thursdays at 2pm. Weight loss of the week went to J Rogers (two pounds). For more information call 217357. Baptist Church Sunday’s service is at 10.30am with preacher Kevin Williams.

Worsbrough Common St Luke’s Church On Palm Sunday the 11am morning worship service will be led by Rev Trevor Keightley, the sermon preached by Sally Davies and the lessons read by Mrs M Rushforth and Mrs J Davies. On Wednesday the Oasis group meet in the church hall at 1.30pm for their fortnightly fellowship. On Thursday the pensioners’ club meets at 2.30pm, last week the prizes were won by L Fitzgerald, M Rushforth and D Sharp. At 7pm St Luke’s will join St Thomas's for an Agape meal to celebrate the Last Supper. On Good Friday there will be a prayer and meditations service at 12 noon led by Rev Trevor Keightley and Mrs Joan Davies. On Easter Sunday the 11am Holy Communion service will be presided over by Rev Trevor Keightley. The lessons will be read by Mrs S Kellet and Mrs M Keightley.

Pogmoor NCDWS The National Council For Divorced, Widowed and Separated meets every Wednesday at 8pm at the Travellers Rest, Pogmoor. Proof of status required. Methodists The preacher at Sunday's service at 6pm is Bryan Woodfine. Ladies' Guild meets on Monday, 7.30pm. Coffee morning, Thursday, 10 to 11.30am and Lent service is at Buckley church at 12 noon.

Coffee day A coffee day in aid of St Helen’s Church will be held on Tuesday from 11am until late, at the home of Pat and Michael Padgett, Brunswick Close. Slimming World The group meets each Wednesday from 6.30pm to 8pm in St Helen’s Church Hall. Slimmer-of-the-week was John Austin who also received his one stone loss award as did with Stevie Bruce. A four stone loss award went to Margaret Whalley. The group lost two stone five pounds in total. Two new members were welcomed. Slimmer-of-the-month for February was Amy Bligh (10 pounds). Councillors' Surgery The next surgery will be tomorrow from 11am to 12noon in the New Lodge WMC. Kats Whiskers Youth Club The club will be closed now for the Easter Holidays and will reopen on Tuesday April 8, There will be a DJ workshop on April 9 and 16. Call Ceri Hodgson on 299065 to obtain information about this course and the youth club. Methodist Church On Sunday the service at 1030am was led by John Foster. On Tuesday the senior citizens' luncheon club met and the new-to-you shop was open. For information about these contact Mrs I Buckley on 234998 On Thursday the honeypot playgroup met. The kids' club for children five-11 years met yesterday. On Sunday the service will be at 10-30am and will include the Lord’s supper conducted by Rev Mark Reasbeck. On Monday there will be a daffodil service at Buckley Church at 2-30pm. Brownies On Thursday Francesca Naylor, Georgia Oxley, Abbie Wigley, Reanne Williams, Alexandra Hulme, Abigail Rhymer, Katie Pickering, Elena Poeiro, Megan Palmer, Chloe Mason-Gorie, Natasha Wall, Libby Steele, and Megan Bedford received their traditions badge and pack holiday badge. St Helens Parish Church The service on Sunday was celebrated by Father Rodney Marshall at 10am. Altar servers were Basil Dunning, Melvin Gumbrell and Susan Gumbrell. The organ was played by John Kenyon. Bible readings were given by Hilary Brown and Christine Scott. The intercessional prayers were given by Hilary Brown and Linda Calderbank. Elaine Grayson presented the offertory. On sides duty were Trevor and Jean Ward. The chalice was administered by Pat Padgett and Marilyn Marshall, while communion was taken to the sick and housebound by Hilary Brown. The evening Lenten services were at St Peter’s, Barnsley, when Canon George Nairn Briggs gave the address. Today mass will be at 12noon with a service of divine mercy devotions at 7pm. Mass will be at 10am tomorrow with parish office for enquiries for baptism and weddings from 10.30am to 11.30am. Vigil mass will be at 5pm and confessions at 5.30pm. Masses on Palm Sunday are at 8am and the mass at 10am will start in the church hall then proceed into church. The Deanery Lenten service will be at Grimethorpe church at 6pm and will be conducted by the Bishop of Wakefield. Services for holy week and Easter will be: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday masses at 10am and 7pm. Church cleaning in preparation for Easter will take place after mass on Wednesday morning. Maundy Thursday mass of the Lord's supper with feet washing will be at 7pm and the watch at the altar of repose will be until midnight . On Good Friday there will be stations of the cross at 2pm and children’s activities will run from 2pm to 4pm. The celebration of the Lord’s passion with veneration of the cross and holy communion will be at 3pm. At 7pm there will be a tenebrae service. On Holy Saturday the Easter vigil and first mass will be at 7pm. This will include confirmation of candidates from St Helen’s and from Badsworth. The celebrant will be the Bishop of Pontefract, the Rt Rev Tony Robinson. Cakes and wine will be served afterwards in the Romero Centre. On Easter Day

masses are at 8am, 10am and 5pm with solemn vespers and benediction at 5.30pm. Guides The Guides welcomed Jane Oldfield, community health worker, with the Stronger Neighbourhood team. Hannah Ward and Marcella Greenfield thanked Jane for coming and presented her with flowers. Guides now have places available for young women aged 10 to 15 years. The meeting is held from 7.15pm to 9pm each Thursday and subs are £1 per week. For further information contact Pat Padgett on 321018. The Secret Garden Children’s Centre The centre is within the grounds of Athersley North Primary School and is a full day care nursery open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. The tree top café is open daily, with a full range of healthy food and drinks, specials are served daily. Courses available include baby massage, contact the centre for dates and availability. One to One Smoking Cessation Support is available on request. On Monday the Moms Group meet from 1.30pm to 3pm. This is aimed at mums who have postnatal depression or stress. There is a charge of 50p per family to cover the cost of refreshments. The centre can also offer access to the aquanatal sessions at Royston swimming baths from 2.30pm to 3.30pm on Mondays. The luncheon Club is on Tuesday 12.30pm to 3pm. On Thursday from 9.15am to 11am there is a conversational English class for non-English speaking families. Access is also available on Thursdays to the parent and toddler swim at Royston baths from 11am to 12noon. For further information about these or other activities at the centre or to reserve a place at the luncheon club ring 296969. Athersley Cares The girls' action group has this week been continuing with an Easter theme. The girls completed their Easter egg cups from last week’s session, and then went on to make personally decorated Easter cards. The girls had fun learning new dance moves while taking part in a line dancing session. Welcome to the three new groups of young people who have commenced taster courses in construction at the Laxton Road ‘Build It’ site. Today is the final session for a group of students who have been building up evidence as part of their COPE award. They have been working with the staff team since September last year and have completed many modules of work which will go towards their COPE qualification. As a thank you for all their hard work the group is this morning going gokarting. Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church There will be bingo tonight at 7pm. Mass on Palm Sunday is at 11am and will include the blessing and distribution of palms. On Monday at 9.30am there will be a service of word and communion. At 1.30pm there is a meeting about the development of the play area and BMX track at the side of the church. Any interested neighbours are welcome to come along. At 7pm there will be prayer before the blessed sacrament focussing on the Passion of Christ. On Tuesday mass is at 12noon followed by Lenten lunch in aid of the poor of Africa. The tots and tykes' group and the after-school group met on Wednesday. On Wednesday at 7pm St. Dominic’s Key Stage Two children will present their Easter Drama. On Maundy Thursday, mass of the Lord’s supper, which includes the washing of the feet, will take place at 7pm. The church will be open for prayer until 10pm. Barnsley Credit Union The union has a collection point at Romero Centre, St Helen’s Church, every Thursday, from 10am to 11.30am. You can apply for a low-cost loan when you have developed a saving pattern over a number of weeks. Call in and have a chat. Athersley Recreation Centre On Sunday there is gymnastics for beginners and intermediates from 11am to noon. Football coaching takes place on Monday from 5pm to 6pm.

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be hired for badminton, five-aside football, gymnastics and much more. For further details and prices ring 299907.

Cawthorne Grassroots Theatre Group Tonight and tomorrow night the Grassroots Theatre Group is presenting “Grassroots Showcase” at 7.30pm in Cawthorne School Hall. Tickets £4, concessions £3, are available from the village stores. All Saints' Church On Sunday the services will be 8.30am Holy Communion BCP. Please assemble at 10.20am for the procession for Palm Sunday into church. The parish communion will be at 10.30am. Evensong is at 6.30pm. Monday sees the start of Holy Week with the healing service at 7pm. On Tuesday the eucharist with address meditation will be at Darton at 7pm. On Wednesday the church will be open at 8.30am for morning prayer. Also on Wednesday the Stations of the Cross will be at Staincross at 7pm. On Thursday there will be a special service at 1.45pm with communion and distribution of palm crosses for Cawthorne School, followed by coffee and hot-cross buns. Also on Thursday there will be parish communion at 7.30pm for the celebration of the commemoration of the last supper. Foot washing and the watch at 11pm. No evening prayers on Thursday. On Friday March 21 the united service will begin at the chapel with a procession to All Saints' for the end of the service with reflection prayers and music finishing at about 3pm. Methodist Church On Palm Sunday the 10.30am service will be conducted by Rev David Priestnall. On Tuesday at 10am the Methodist Church will be visited by Cawthorne School. On Wednesday the walking group will meet at 1.30pm in Horncroft. Also on Wednesday 6pm to 7.15pm - "Choices" Christian youth club for children seven to 11 years. On Thursday 10am to 11.30am is the open door coffee morning. On Friday March 21 at 1.30pm, there will be a united service followed by a Walk of Witness to All Saints'. Stop & Surf The stop & surf mobile internet project bus provides internet access on Wednesday from 10.30am to 12.30pm in the village hall car park. For more information call 762800 or visit Cannon Hall The hall is now showing the Tasker Trust Photographic Exhibition with fascinating images of historic Barnsley until May 5. Free admission. For more details contact 790270. Victoria Jubilee Museum The Museum will be open on Sunday at 2pm - 5pm and every weekend thereafter until October. On Good Friday the museum will be open at 2pm 5pm and every day over the Easter Weekend. Over 60s The Over 60s will meet on Monday at 7pm in the parish room where they will be entertained by Janet Niepokojezycka on the “Tales of Robin Hood”. Parish Magazine The deadline for the April magazine is on Wednesday. Please take all articles to the Post Office or email. Cawthorne School On Wednesday after 4pm, the school will be hosting their parents' evening. The school would like to apologise to residents for any excess parking around the school that this may cause. Brownies and Guides An evening of entertainment is

Ardsley Wesleyan Reform Church Chairperson Pat Hurst welcomed everyone to the spring fair last Saturday. She also led prayers and introduced the opener, Irene Maleham. Flowers were presented to Mrs Maleham and Mrs Hurst by Elizabeth and Rosie Brown. Proceeds were in aid of the restoration fund, the committee of which had organised the event. Preacher on Sunday morning was Des Haynes. Flowers were provided by the St John Ambulance Brigade. There will be a service on Sunday at 11am. On Wednesday at 7.30pm there will be a rehearsal for Stainer's Crucifixion, a performance of which will be given by an augmented choir on Good Friday at 7.15pm. Further details can be obtained from Pat Hurst on 200533. Stairfoot & Ardsley Constitutional Club Winning numbers in the members' draw were: No 1, 532; No 2, 720. Free draw number was 203. Black Bull On Monday the men's darts team drew 3-3 on their visit to The Engineers, Barugh Green, in a Town End and District League. Keel Inn Entertaining The Railway, Royston, in the John Smith's League last Thursday the ladies' darts team were held to a 3-3 draw. The men's team visited The Railway, Wombwell, on Monday and recorded a 4-2 victory in the Wombwell and District League. Meanwhile, the men's pool team were beaten 5-2 away to the KG Club, Wombwell, in the first round, first leg, of the cup competition on Monday. Barnsley Ladies' Choir The choir gave a concert at Rose Glen House, Darfield, on Monday. Rehearsals are held in Ardsley Parish Church on Mondays at 7.15pm. Further information can be obtained from Joyce Beevers on 754795. Parish Church Rev Roger Evans conducted the holy communion service on Sunday morning. This Sunday there will be morning worship at 10.30am. The fellowship group meets on Monday at 1.30pm and Wednesday at 7.30pm. Also on Wednesday a coffee morning will be held from 10am, when the church will be open for meditation. The luncheon club will meet in the Acorn room on Maundy Thursday at noon. There will also be a holy communion service at 7pm on that day. There will be meditation at noon on Good Friday and 'Focus on the Cross' at 7pm. On Easter Day there will be holy communion at 10.30am. Over 55s Club Mr Petty will be the speaker at the meeting in the Ardsley Oaks WMC on Tuesday afternoon. Surgery Stairfoot councillors Fred Clowery and Jim Smith will be on duty at a surgery in the Central WMC on Tuesday between 2pm and 3pm. They will also be on walkabout in Hoyle Mill Road, Darton Street and Kenwood Close next Friday from 10-11am. Ardsley Oaks WMC Winner of the domino handicap was Sid Brady and runner-up Ben Kelly. 'Watty and Melissa' won last Thursday's quiz by answering 38 of the 40 questions correctly. Questionmaster was Bob Stansbury. Stuart Scargill won the Sunday quiz, with 12 correct answers out of a possible 15. Questions were set by Eric Redford. The Sunday lunchtime members' free draw now stands at £100. Open the box number was 46653. Bingo today at 9pm. Ladies' Social Members of the Ardsley branch of the National Association of Women's Clubs were taken on a journey around the world in 30 days at their meeting in the community centre last Thursday, when Mr Cook showed a video, with musical accompaniment. He was introduced by Pat Pickering and thanked by Rita Jones. A raffle prize, donated by Rosemary Hunter, was won by Gwynneth Woffenden. A talk about the

royal yacht, Britannia, will be given at next Thursday's meeting in the community centre at 7.30pm. 'Showtime' In the Ardsley Oaks WMC on Tuesday Graham Steventon, of 'Showtime' presented entertainment, including a buffet, for residents of residential homes in the Barnsley, Rotherham and Sheffield areas.

Dodworth Miners’ Welfare The miners' welfare scheme is holding an Easter sports programme on March 25, 26 and 27. Slimming World The group lost 50lbs at the meeting last Wednesday. Awards went to Claire Darlow, Brenda Woodhouse, Sara Martin and Toni Darlow (one stone); Mandy Williamson (oneand-a-half stone and club 10); Joanne Brown (four stone and winner of the greatest loser competition). Toni was slimmer-of-the-week. The class welcomed five new members. Methodist Church Members of the fellowship attended the Women's World Day of Prayer service held at St John's Church last Friday. On Sunday morning members attended a united service at Silkstone Common Methodist Church when the preacher was Dr Helen Bellamy. On Sunday the 10.45am service will be conducted Rev G McIntosh. Members regret to report the sudden death of the oldest member, Harry Harrison, while on holiday in Spain. The funeral took place yesterday at the church followed by cremation at Ardsley. WI The monthly meeting of the Dodworth WI was held on March 4 in the Pollyfox Centre. Beryl Smith presided. Tea hostesses were Pat Anderson and Iris France. Janet Stain gave a talk on 'Ladies' Secrets'. A vote of thanks was given by Kathleen Thorne. Raffle winners were Mary Raynard, Beryl Smith and Teresa Instone. Competition winners, an item of ladies' clothing from 50 years ago, were: 1st Barbara Hodnett; 2nd, Beryl Smith; 3rd, Dorothy Ashton. St John's Church Parish eucharist last Sunday was celebrated by Rev Stephen Race. Harold Bolton was organist and read the psalm. Other readers were David Allen and Andrew Taylor. The offertory was presented by Anne Lowery and Sylvia Wood. Christine Kirk administered the chalice. Sidesperson was Lynn Askey. The baptisms took place of Jude Darlow, Sophie Dinmore and Katie Rennison. On Palm Sunday parish eucharist with Sunday school is at 10am. On Wednesday the school Easter service will be held at 1.45pm. Stations of the cross with compline at 7pm. On Maundy Thursday holy communion is at 9.30am and teddies and toddlers at 2pm. Celebration of the last supper at 7pm followed by the watch from 8pm to 9pm. Good Friday liturgy of the cross at 2pm. RAOB Bro P Lowes opened Reg Hall Lodge 10514 on March 1. Bro G Hall thanked the lodge for his engagement gift. Raffles were donated by Bros I Armitage, J Bennett and K Hinchcliffe. Winners were Bros J Severn, K Hinchcliffe, J Bennett, P Lowes, I Amitage and I Stead. Fraternal greetings were given from Honest Dodworth Lodge 10632, Victory Lodge 7670 and Towd Waggin Rooad Lodge 9788 Barnsley Province, Pride of Dinnington Lodge 4176 Sheffield Province and Eureka Lodge 3472 and Peace Lodge Wakefield & Dewsbury Province. Bro J Severn closed the lodge. Bro I Amitage opened and closed Honest Dodworth Lodge 10632 on March 3. The lodge welcomed Bros C Edwards and J Bennett. Raffles were donated by Towd Waggin Rooad Lodge 9788 and Reg Hall Lodge 10514 Barnsley Province and Peace Lodge Wakefield & Dewsbury Province.

Tankersley Glebe Court Crafts Group, Tankersley The group learn arts and crafts techniques in a supportive sociable group as part of forge arts for health. The sessions are held on Wednesdays at Glebe Court supported accommodation project, Tankersley, from 10.30am to 12.30pm. Tankersley Youth Arts Group Youngsters can take part in graffiti art, creative writing, crafts, photography, video art, dance, drama and graphic arts as part of forge arts for health. The group meets at Tankersley welfare hall, every Friday from 6pm to 7.15pm for eight to 11 year-olds and 7.15pm to 9pm for 11 and over. St Peter's Church The Holy Communion service will be conducted by Keith Hale and Sue Rose on Sunday at 9.30am. Maundy Thursday holy communion will take place at 7pm.

Lundwood Scouts The 33rd Lundwood Scouts meet on Monday at the Monk Bretton headquarters. Cubs will meet from 6-7.30pm and the scouts will meet from 7.30pm to 9pm. Admission is £2 a session. Contact Ruth on 07754440700 for information. Burton Grange Community Centre There will be Easter bunny racing on Wednesday; it starts at 6pm. There will be pie & peas and refreshments for sale. Children need to be accompanied by an adult. For more information contact Dave Robson on 215180. Monday Lunch Club A two-course lunch and refreshments start at 11am till 3pm in Priory Campus. Lunch at 12 noon with gentle exercise at 1.30pm. This week's raffle was won by A Barwell For more information and to book lunch contact Sue Fox on 770610. Darby and Joan Club Bingo winners this week were: J Rylance, B Mallin, L Waltham, N Merrills, F Hunter, F Price, J Farmer and M Skews.

New Lodge MP’s surgery Eric Illsley’s surgery will be held at New Lodge Community Centre, Standhill Crescent. Please note the surgery scheduled for March 21 ( Good Friday) has been moved to March 28. Young People's Group The group will meet on Monday in the community centre, New Lodge. This week the subject will be Easter crafts. It is run by the Stronger Neighbourhood Initiative. Health Drop-In Improve your health and general well being and explore ways to get fit. Sessions are held each Thursday from 9.30am to

11am in the community house 20/22 Kirkstall Road, New Lodge. You can get your blood pressure checked each week and enjoy a free small healthy breakfast. For further information contact Sharon or Jane at the community house or telephone 731297. New Life Church The church offers young people’s activities two nights a week. On Tuesdays, 6.30pm to 8pm, the ‘Impact New Lodge’ club for young people aged 13 –19 years. On Wednesdays, 6.15pm to 7.30pm, the ‘Powerpack’ club takes place for children aged four-eight. There is an on-site tuck shop. Contact 213607 for more information. New Lodge Girls Under 14s JFC The girls will play their next match tomorrow away to Norfolk Park Sheffield. Ward councillors’ surgery The next surgery will be tomorrow from 11am to 12noon in the New Lodge WMC. Stronger Neighbourhood Initiative The office is closed Good Friday and Easter Monday. The community house, 20/22 Kirkstall Road, is working with the Romero project to bring a range of services to the local community. Residents will be able to get information and advice every Monday 1pm to 5pm, Tuesday 10am to 3pm, Wednesday 2pm to 7pm. Roundhouse Community Partnership Study Support Co-ordinator Kim Leigh is now based in the community House in New Lodge on Wednesdays. You are welcome to call in for a chat or ring 07967644121 if you have a child/children aged between eight and 16 and they need after school provision. They provide homework support, ICT, local and nationally recognised accreditation, art and craft and healthy eating projects and much more.

a quiz night and beetle drive, with pie and peas on March 22 at 7pm, ring 290568 to order a pie). The church anniversary and gift day services take place on Easter Sunday. Academy Theatre Well done everyone who took place in the production of Seven Brides for Seven Brothers - cast, crew and all the volunteers. It was another fantastic success. Sue Cunningham (international medium) is tomorrow, British stage productions presents Viva Variety on Sunday, Beatle tribute band March 20. Academy Idol auditions will take place March 17-19. and are open to age groups 7-11 and 12-19 with £250 1st prize. Further details and application forms are available from the box office on 744442. Weekday dance classes now running: Mondays: Take 2 tots dance and movement, 2.152.45pm, Grade 3 ballet and tap, 4-5.30pm, Cabaret dance class (year 8 and up or grade 3 equivalent), 5.30-6.30pm, Wednesdays: Juvenile ballet and tap (age 3 minimum), 44.45pm, Gymnastics (basic), 4.45-5.30pm, Street dance, 5.30 -6.30pm, Dancercise, 6.30-7.30pm, Adult tap, 89pm, Thursdays: Cheerleading 4.00-4.45pm, Dance/Gymnastics (advanced), 4.45-5.30pm, Grade 3 modern, 5.30-6.30pm. The social club will meet on March 18 at 7pm in the upstairs bar area. Everyone welcome. Volunteers needed for help with backstage, front of house, hair and makeup, costumes and chaperoning. If you would like to get involved or for any tickets call 744442.

Birdwell Aetherius Society Healing Centre Healing takes place every Tuesday morning and evening by appointment at 350 Sheffield Road, Birdwell. Call 744659. Birdwell Methodist Church The services on Sunday will be led by Mr George Senior at 10.45am and at 6.15pm by Rev Jon Bellfield. The evening service will also include the Lord’s Supper. On Monday there will be a united service at 7.30pm. On Tuesday there will be a coffee afternoon from 2pm to 3.30pm. The last Kids’ Club before the Easter break will be on Thursday at 5.30pm. On March 21 there will be a united service at St Mary’s, Worsbrough, at 7.30pm. Friends are reminded that the weekend of March 22 and 23 is the church’s fourth anniversary weekend and there will be

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Last Wednesday members held their March social afternoon in the village hall and Wakefield District Coun June Drysdale was in attendance to present to the treasurer, June Waring, a cheque for £750 for the council's community chest. The money will be used for a summer train outing.

Bowls’ AGM West Bretton Bowling Club held its AGM in the village hall last Tuesday. A report on the financial state of the club was given by treasurer, Harold Greenwood. It was agreed that the 2008 subscriptions should stay at the same level as previously – £17. Officials elected en bloc were: chairman, John Carr; secretary, Leonard Bartle; treasurer, Harold Greenwood. It was also agreed that the working parties would start tomorrow and Sunday at 9.30am. Bowlers were invited to help. Next Tuesday at 7.30pm in the village hall the pre-season bowls meeting will take place and all bowlers are asked to make their availability known before the meeting. A list for this purpose is located on the pavilion notice-board outside.

Millennium Bugs Members enjoyed a swimming trip to Wakefield last Saturday.

Parish Council The March meeting of the parish council was held in the village hall last Monday when Coun Mike Hofton was in the chair. Richard Dean from the Yorkshire Sculpture Park reported on exhibition details and gave an update on Bretton Hall progress. Wakefield District Coun June Drysdale was present. One of the main concerns was the proposal of Metro to re-route the 435 Holmfirth to Wakefield service so as not to include West Bretton. This would mean that in the past year the village has lost the 231, 447, 448 and 435 services and will now be reduced to one, the service from Wakefield to Barnsley. The parish council is opposed to this proposal and residents will be sent leaflets.


Ecumenical Partnership Last Sunday Rev John Staton conducted the holy communion service. A video presentation took the place of the passion readings. Sidesperson was Norman Skeet and Hilary Sharp was steward. Organist was Peter Bowers. Flowers were arranged by Diana Franklin. There will be no service at West Bretton this Sunday, and members will join with either St Peter's Church, Woolley for holy communion or at Clayton West Methodist Church for morning worship. There will not be a Tuesday morning holy communion this week nor the following week.

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St Paul’s Church There will be a holy communion on Thursday at 9.30am. On Sunday there will be evensong at 6.30pm. On Easter Monday there is a walk from Pilley to Wortley and back. A pie and pea lunch will take place in St Paul’s church school room afterwards. Tickets will be £3.50 each. Pilley Methodist Church On Sunday Mr Roger Shadbolt will conduct the service at 3pm. On Tuesday a beetle drive will be held in the schoolroom at 7.30pm. The Good Friday service will be conducted by Mrs Barbara Tewson at 11.45am.

Sports action: Action scenes from the tag rugby final between Kendray and Bank End Primary Schools staged last Wednesday at the Academy School. (D)


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Town Talk Trinity URC The Sunday service at 10.30am will be conducted by Rev N Percival. On Wednesday Trinity Age-well will meet from 10.30am to 1pm. The Good Friday service will begin at 2.30pm. Meditation on the the cross will be led by Mr Clive Parkinson, this will be followed by fellowship in the lounge with refreshments. Barnsley Probus Club The Barnsley Men’s Probus Club next meeting is on Wednesday in the Community Hall of the YMCA, Pitt Street, Barnsley. Coffee is available from 10.30am and the meeting will start at 11am. The presentation will be by Weightwise Barnsley NHS. Salem Church On Sunday divine service was conducted at 10.30am by Mr G Tovey and at 6pm by Mr R Booth. Organist was Mrs J Dore. Flowers for the communion table were provided by Mrs K Guest. On Wednesday the uniformed young people held a fun and games evening in aid of the Church Ceiling Fund. The Palm Sunday Services will be conducted at 10.30am by Mr F Race and at 6pm by Rev P Sawyer. Communion will be taken during the morning service. Spiritualist Church Tomorrow there will be a healing service at 6.30pm followed by an open circle at 7.30pm. On Sunday the divine service at 6.15pm will be taken by Pat Brown. On Wednesday a clairvoyance service at 7pm will be taken by Maggie Carrington. There will be a donation at the door for this service. On Thursday from 1pm to 2.30pm there will be a healing clinic when approved healers will be in attendance. Spiritualist Church members would like to thank the Probation Service for redecorating the church. Emmanuel Church On Sunday early morning Worship for Palm Sunday at 9.15am will be led by Rev Mark Reasbeck. Morning worship at 10.30am will be conducted by John Foster and includes a Roots programme for ages three to 14 and creche facilities. The preacher for Sunday @ Seven contemporary worship will be Rev Reasbeck. Time for Prayer is on Monday at 9.15am, Iranian Christians worship in Farsi at 4.30pm. Community coffee morning is on Tuesday from 10.30am to 12 noon. On Wednesday Rev Reasbeck will lead an Easter Service at Orchard Views Residential Home. On Thursday Emmanuel will join other churches in a 12 noon Lent Service at Buckley Church with preach-

New chapter: Ward Green School pupils are pictured on Tuesday when the mobile library visited school. (D)

Monk Bretton Strolling Group The strolling group is open to all ages, including mums and toddlers with pushchairs. Anyone is welcome to join. Call Ruth on 07738 440398 for more details. Youth Club The youth club meets from 7pm to 9pm on Wednesday evening. Subs cost 50p. There are activities, games and trips out for nine to 16-year-olds. Volunteers are required to work with young people in Monk Bretton youth club from 6.30pm to 9.30pm at Silverdale community centre. Or if anybody has any other time to give to work with young people on different activities, trips out etc Please contact Helen on 07738 440399 for more information. The Monday youth club meets from 5pm to 7pm at the methodist church, High Street, Monk Bretton. St Helen’s School On Thursday morning from 8.45am to 9.30am there is a credit union collection and a coffee morning at the school. Friends of Monk Bretton Park Volunteers are required to join a group which helps maintain Monk Bretton park. Call Ruth on 07738 440398 for more information. Pigeon racing The race on Sunday organised by the Bridge Inn Miler Pigeon Racing Club started at Cudworth park. Winner in 1 minute 11 seconds was Dennis Manterfield and second in 1 minute 13.5 seconds Eric Pickersgill. The race on Sunday at 10.30am will be from Lane Ends, Lundwood. Methodist Church The coffee morning on Saturday for Marie Rusling's 60th birthday raised £227 for the church development fund. The women's fellowship anniversary started on Sunday morning with a service led by Rev Sylvia Corney. Rose Denman and Pat Parkin read the lessons and Michael Corney was soloist. Flowers were presented by Stanley Race and Rose Denman was organist. The Sunday club met in the schoolroom where their activities were led by students from Capernwary Bible School. The afternoon service was led by the women's fellowship and was a service of song. On Monday the youth club met, led by Helen Walker and was followed by the 'bread and water' Lent service led by Rev Louise Dawson. On Tuesday the fellowship rally was held, attended by neighbouring churches. Speaker was Sue Langdale and a tea followed. In the evening the Brownies and Guides organised a beetle drive and supper. The development met on Wednesday and yesterday there was circle dancing. Tomorrow at 7pm there will be a dance and supper, tickets £5. There will be different dances and an Easter bonnet parade. Proceeds will be for the development fund. The Palm Sunday service will be at 10.45am led by Janet Crossley and the 6pm service led by Rev Pam Butler. It will be a joint service at Cudworth. On Easter Sunday at 8.45am there will be a communion service followed by breakfast. The 10.45am service will be conducted by Rev Louise Dawson. Darby and Joan Club Members met on Monday in the Mencap Centre when Josie Pickering presided. Raffle winners were Margaret Rhodes, Blanche Stephenson and Janet Smith. Games winners were Edith Harding, Jennifer Warner, Sue Braisby, Blanche Stephenson, Annice Swift, Margaret Sawbridge, Terry and Josie Pickering, Hazel Longley, Betty Jessop, Dorothy Hepplestone, Joyce Eastwood, Clifford Sawbridge and Margaret Rhodes. Mencap Centre Games winners at Thursday's luncheon club were Terry Pickering , Dorothy Hepplestone and Sandra Walshaw. Raffle winners were

Dorothy Birkett and Blanche Stephenson. St Paul's Church Father Nigel Holmes was celebrant at Sunday's family mass when readings were given by Ernest Clarke and Sue Burton. Prayers were led by Denise Kitching and the offertory was taken by Mary Bullock and Raymond Webster. Side duties were carried out by Gordon and Janice Rees. Organist was Robert Barraclough, Janice Bamford played flute and Jack Birkett sang the gospel acclamation. The chalice was administered by Pat Kaye and Charles Wraith. In the evening church members attended the deanery Lent service at St Peter's Church when speaker was the Very Rev George Nairn-Briggs. The ladies' circle met on Monday when speaker was Father Nigel. He was also speaker at a Lent service in the centre on Tuesday. Tonight at 6pm there will be a mass followed by stations of the cross. The vigil mass tomorrow will be at 6.30pm. The Bishop of Pontefract, the Rt Rev Tony Robinson, will administer the sacrament of confirmation on the church on June 29 at 10am. At the same service the new curate, Paul Cartwright and his family will be welcomed. Those interested in confirmation should contact Father Nigel. Redfearns Junior FC All the weekend's games played by Redfearns Junior FC were in the Sheffield and District Junior League. The Under-9s met Killamarsh Dynamos and drew 3-3, Owen Gillings, Josh Metcalfe and James Beaumont scoring. The Under-10s met Thorncliffe Juniors and won 6-2, Ashley Mills 2, Callum Cooper, Billy Humphreys, Ben Beaumont and Oliver Round scoring. The Under-14s met Somersall Rangers and lost 2-1, Jack Portman scoring. Holy Week Holy Week at St Paul's Church starts with the Palm Sunday family mass at 10am when palms will be distributed. At 6pm there will be the deanery Lent mass at Grimethorpe Parish Church when preacher will be the Bishop of Pontefract. On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday there will be mass at 6pm and on Maundy Thursday at 7.30pm there will be a mass and foot washing. It will be followed by the watch of the passion until midnight. On Good Friday at 10.30am there will be a children's stations of the cross and at 3pm the Good Friday liturgy, Over 50s Club The club met in the community centre on Tuesday when raffle winners were Peter Williams and Rita Perkins. Games winners were Sylvia Barker, Margaret Holt, Jean Grainger, Margaret Rhodes, Mary Hyde, Irene Boydell, Joyce Wildblood, Carol Broadhead, Doreen Cawley, Margaret Rawson, Rita Perkin and Pat Radford. Monk Bretton WMC The pool team played in the Smithies League last week and beat Ashfield WMC 4-3. Team was Neil Hogley, Keith Perry, Glyn Ashton, Ian Gannon, Ray Ogden, Dave Smith and Martin Rennison. Pheasant Inn In the Smithies League last week, the pool team beat New Lodge 4-3. Team was Jack Cureton, Ray Bradley, David Hobson, Dean Winter, Bob Sutcliffe, Chris Dixon and Ben Vellensworth. In the Barnsley Sunday League the soccer team beat Shaw Inn 6-3. Butchers' Arms The pool team lost 6-1 to Miscues in the Smithies League last week. Team was Gary Annetts, Eleanor Wainwright, John Lees, Phil Rich, Dave Fields, Lee Naylor and Steve Bruce. Scout Fellowship Barnsley Central Scout Fellowship met on Monday in the scout centre when Gordon Rees was chairman. The success of the run-around day was discussed when the fellowship manned a post at Barnsley YMCA. Attendance was discussed at the forthcoming St George's Day event at Barnsley war memorial and the Scouts' St George's parade. The annual general meeting will be on June 9. Slimming World At last week's afternoon session in the community centre awards went to Shirley Cousins

(one stone); Tommy Taylor (two stone). At the first evening session on Tuesday slimmerof-the-week with a three-and-ahalf pound loss was Vicky Ward. Awards went to Lynne Walker, Lesley Hopkinson and Vicky Cummings (half-stone); Susan Mason and Shaunnah Lyons (one stone); Joan Allsop (one-and-a-half stone). At the second session, Sarah Bradley was slimmer-of-the-week with a six-and-a-half pound loss. Awards went to Mary Jones (half-stone); Carol Lawford (one stone); Sarah Bradley (two-and-a-half stone).

Barugh Slimming World Sessions are held at Barugh Green community centre every Tuesday at 5pm and 6.30pm. The half stone loss award went to Debbie Lindley and Davina Ambrose, the one stone award to Julie Booth and Gail Watmough, the one and a half stone award to Jane Lazenby. Club 10 and the target weight awards were given to Julie Booth. The four and a half stone award was won by Clair Thistlewood. The bronze body magic award was received by Suzanne Dansby and Gail Watmough. Slimmer of the Week in the 5pm group went to Lisa Fellars (3lbs). Triple slimmer of the Week in the 6.30pm group went to Clair Thistlewood, Julie Booth and Ann Whitehead. The total weight loss this week for the group was 78lbs. Any enquiries call Christine Melhuish on 381348. Methodist Church On Sunday the 9.45am all-age service was taken by Florence Hinchliffe. Pianist was Pearl Fawcett. Refreshments were served by Gloria Dawson. The preacher at the 6pm service was Helen Bellamy. Organist was Roy Jackson. Flowers were donated by Lily Higginbottom. On Monday the women's fellowship met at 7pm when the leader was Florence Hinchliffe. Doreen Williams was pianist. Christian Endeavour The Christian Endeavour met on Tuesday at Barugh

Methodist Church when the service was taken by Zoe Dayton, Coby Banks and Bradley Lang. The leaders were Gloria Dawson, Margaret Banks and Sheila Cawthrow. The junior helpers were Bradley Brain and Nicholas Tolley. Local History Group There are no meetings for the next two weeks due to the holidays. Community Association The next meeting is on Wednesday at 7pm in the village hall wnen the entertainment will be humorous verses and stories.

Smithies Smithies Wesleyan Reform Church Sunday School meet at 10.45am and worship at 3pm will be led by Mr Brian Woodfine. On Monday WA meets at 2.30pm to prepare for Easter. On Tuesday the Girls’ Brigade meets at 6.30pm when the girls will present a fashion show to conclude their work on clothes for today. On Thursday the Wives’ Group meets at 8pm when they hold their Easter service.

Kexborough Methodist Church On Sunday the morning service was conducted by Rev Pam Butler. The preacher at the evening service was Ron Smith. On Monday Kidz and Karers met at 9am, the music group at 6.30pm, and open house at 7pm when the speaker was Barbara Gonin, a volunteer from Barnsley Hospice. On Tuesday the Girls' Brigade met at 6.30pm. The luncheon club dined on Wednesday at noon and in the afternoon there were Easter services at Manor Court residential home and The Maples residental home. The youth theatre was at 6.30pm and at 7.30pm the fellowship met when the speaker was Bill Marsden. Yesterday, today and tomorrow the youth theatre will be performing 'Treasure

er Rev Andy Day, this will be followed by a light lunch. Emmanuel will join Churches Together for a Maundy Thursday Service at Sheffield Road Baptist Church at 7.30pm with preacher Rev Mark Reasbeck. On Good Friday the passion play will be presented by an Iranian Drama Group in Barnsley town centre. Weight Wise Barnsley Free local NHS service, courses are run at a venue near your home. Contact 432093/432606. Nazarene Church On Sunday worship is at 10.30am with Sheila Sanderson and Des Haynes. On Monday junior youth club from 6pm for children aged six to 11 and the senior club 7pm for those aged 12 to 18. On Tuesday fellowship is at 1.30pm with Bible study, prayer and encouragement. On Thursday watercolour painting is at 10am. Salvation Army Today the church is holding a coffee morning from 9.30am to 11.30am held in Holy Rood church hall. The SA Cameo group meet at 1.15pm in the Church of the Nazarene. On Sunday worship take place at 2pm also in the above church, anyone is welcome to any of these events. Any enquiries 291276. St Peter’s Church, Doncaster Road Today the Mass of Reconciliation is at 6.30pm and will be followed by Lent Group meeting at 7pm. On Sunday, solemn mass is at 9.30am and will start with a procession of palms led by the Venerable Peter Townley archdeacon of Pontefract, who will also preach the sermon. The annual general meeting will follow at 11.30am. Mass is said on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday of Holy week. Contact 282220 for times. Maundy Thursday mass, with the washing of feet, is at 7pm. Good Friday Stations of the Cross at 9am followed by three holy hours of worship starting at 12 noon. Kendray and Worsbrough Community Partnership The Kendray and Worsbrough Community Partnership is holding its annual meeting at Farm Road Community Centre, Kendray, on Thursday at 6pm. All welcome. Adventist Church, Sackville Street The Sabbath school service is tomorrow at 10am, the service includes activities for children and youth. The Divine service will begin at 11.15am tomorrow. The speaker will be Pastor Trevor Thomas from Nottingham. All are welcome.

Island'. On Sunday the 10.30am service will be conducted by Rev Jon Bellfield. At 3pm there is an Easter service at Kexborough House and the 6pm service will be led by Jennie Skelly. Cricket Club Last Saturday’s bonus ball was number 9. The winter nets continue to meet on Thursday at Darton High school with juniors at 6pm and seniors at 7pm. Any player looking for a new club and wishing to join please ring Neil on 382166 or turn up at the winter nets meeting. Last Sunday’s lottery numbers were 4, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11. There were no winners and this week’s jackpot stands at £600. The pool numbers were 0630 and 0019.

Higham Methodist Church Tomorrow at 2pm there wil be the spring fair in aid of the church improvements fund. At 6pm on Sunday the service will be conducted by Barbara Tewson. Tea and toast will be served in the hall on Monday between 9.30am and 11am. The Monday fellowship meets at 2pm. On Monday at 7pm the junior and senior youth groups invite everyone to an 'Easter Eggstravaganza'. Admission £1.

Gawber St Thomas’ Church On Saturday the 10am parish walk will begin at the community centre. Sunday: 8am Holy Communion; 10.30am blessing of palms in the community centre and procession to church for parish Eucharist with reading of the Passion Gospel; 6pm Evensong. Monday: 9am morning prayer; 5pm evening prayer; 7.30pm Holy Communion. Tuesday: 9am morning prayer; 5pm evening prayer; 7.30pm Passover meal. Wednesday: 9am morning prayer; 9.30am Holy Communion; 5pm evening prayer. Maundy Thursday: 9am morning prayer; 5pm evening

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prayer; 7.30pm sung Eucharist and stripping of the altar followed by vigil until midnight. Good Friday: 2pm one hour's devotion; 7.30pm the liturgy of Good Friday starting in the community centre, bring a bell. Easter Sunday: 8am Holy Communion; 10.30am parish Eucharist and Holy Baptism; 6pm Easter praise, a service of readings and music led by Gawber Festival Choir.

Darton All Saints' Church On Palm Sunday there will be the procession of palms and parish eucharist at 10.30am. Services during holy week are: Eucharist with ministry of healing at Cawthorne at 7pm. Eucharist with address on Tuesday at 7pm. On Wednesday The Way of the Cross at St John's, Staincross at 7pm. On Maundy Thursday at 11am eucharist with blessing of oils and renewal of ordination vows at Wakefield Cathedral. At 7.30pm sung Eucharist with washing of feet, followed by the watch of the passion until 10pm. On Good Friday a short act of worship for children and young people at 11.30am and the liturgy of the cross at 1.30pm. On Easter Eve the Easter liturgy with the lighting of the new fire, renewal of baptismal vows and first eucharist of Easter. Members will be joined by friends from Cawthorne and Staincross and the service will be followed by a barbecue with wine and soft drinks. On Easter Day festvial eucharist at 10.30am followed by wine and soft drinks. Coffee Morning All Saints' Church will be holding its monthly coffee morning tomorrow from 10am to 12 noon. Darby and Joan Club Last Friday birthday greetings were sung to Dorothy Smith. Get well wishes were sent to Nellie Senior, Dorothy Smith and Blanche Milner. A warm welcome back was given to Lynn Joyner, Ivy Hunter and Marion Brackin. A games

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EVENTS Antiques Road Show at All Saints’ Church, Silkstone, tomorrow, 10am to 1pm. ‘Day Out with Thomas’ at Elsecar Heritage Railway, tomorrow and Sunday, 10.30am to 4.30pm. Trains run every half-hour. Major Mind, Body and Spirit Event at Elsecar Heritage Centre, tomorrow and Sunday, 10am to 5pm.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Ensemble 360 at the Emmanuel Methodist Church, today, 7.30pm. ‘Bard Lyte’ at the Lamproom Theatre, Barnsley, today and tomorrow, 7.30pm. Mod Nite at Dorothy Hyman Stadium, Cudworth, today, 8pm. Boogi Up a Storm at the Dale Tavern, today, 8.30pm. Ozzbest at the Sturdy Lads, Monk Bretton, today, 8.30pm. Paul Stewart at the Shaw Inn, Racecommon Road, Barnsley, today, 9pm. Jagged Edge at Barnsley Trades Council Club, Racecommon Road, Barnsley, tomorrow, 8.30pm. ‘Viva Variety’ at the Academy Theatre, Birdwell, Sunday, 7.30pm. ‘Swingtime’ with the Colin Yates Big Band and Singers at the Lamproom Theatre, Barnsley, Sunday, 7.30pm. R W Henderson at Gawber Road WMC, Sunday, 8.30pm. Blue Zonia at Swaithe WMC, Worsbrough Dale, Sunday, 8.30pm. Barnsley Jazz with The Spirit of New Orleans with James Evans and

Jim Swinnerton at Silkstone Lodge, Monday, 8.30pm. Academy Idol 2008 Auditions at the Academy Theatre, Birdwell, Monday to Wednesday. Beatles Tribute Band at the Academy Theatre, Birdwell, Thursday, 7.30pm. Rock and Roll at Barnsley Conservative Club at the Old Georges Suite, Pitt Street, Barnsley, tomorrow, 8pm.

CINEMA Penistone Paramount: The Bucket List (12A) today to Tuesday: 7.30pm (not Sunday). Sunday: 6pm only. Matinee tomorrow and Sunday: 2pm. Barnsley Metropolitan Band and Barnsley Town Concert Band with Kevin Grunill and Sean Goldthorpe, Wednesday, 7.30pm. Last Laugh Comedy Club with Toby Foster and friends, Thursday, 8pm. Parkway Cinema, Barnsley: The Bank Job (15) daily 8.15pm (except Sunday, 6.30pm), Wednesday: 2pm and 8.15pm. Game Plan (U) Weekdays: 6pm. Tomorrow: 3pm and 5.30pm. Sunday: 4.10pm. 10,000 BC (12A) Weekdays: 5.45pm and 8pm. Tomorrow: 1.20pm, 3.45pm, 6.10pm and 8.25pm. Sunday: 4.20pm and 6.45pm. Wednesday: 2.15pm, 5.45pm and 8pm. Horton Hears a Who (U) tomorrow: 11am and 1pm. Sunday: 2.15pm. The Spiderwick Chronicles (PG) tomorrow, 11.15am. Sunday: 2pm. Senior Screen: The Bank Job (15)

Wednesday: 10.30am.

OUTDOORS Barnsley and Penistone Ramblers: nine-mile walk around Foolow (meet Birdwell, tomorrow, 9am) ring 286839. 11-mile walk around Emley ( meet Darton car park, Sunday, 9am) ring 282978. South Yorkshire Strollers: three and six-mile walks (meet Union Terrace car park, York, Sunday, 10.30am) ring 740578 or210730.

MEETINGS/SOCIETIES Barnsley Photographic Society at Darfield church hall, Monday, 7.30pm. Ray Brightman will give a talk on ‘Photographing the Peak NP’. Cameo at Holy Rood church hall, Tuesday, 2pm. Stella Smith will give a talk on ‘Thorntons Chocolates’. Barnsley Family History Society at St Paul’s church hall, Greenfoot Lane, Barnsley, Tuesday, 7.30pm. Barnsley Naturalist and Scientific Society at Barnsley Central Library, Wednesday, 7pm. Peter Roberts will give a talk on ‘Design in Nature’. Barnsley Recorded Music Society at the Society of Friends, Western Street, Barnsley, Wednesday, 7pm. White Rose Organ Society at Silkstone Lodge, Tuesday, 7.30pm.

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Buckley Church Union Court Tomorrow there is a coffee morning 10am-11.30am with tabletop sales of bric-a-brac, clothing, greetings cards, cakes etc. There is also a raffle. With the tea and coffee there will be hot buttered fruitcakes, buttered toast and homemade scones. On Sunday the Palm Sunday Service begins at 10.15am at the Baptist Church. At 6pm a service will be taken by Rev. S. Radford. Monday at 3pm is Daffodil Day with tea to follow. Please try to wear a daffodil. On Tuesday line dancing starts at 12 noon and StepinTime School of Dance will meet on Wednesday evening. On Thursday the writers’ workshop begins at 10am and The Lent service at 12 noon (leader John Morton and the preacher Andy Day). The service will be followed by lunch. On Friday the Good Friday Service will be conducted by Mrs Heather Radford beginning at 7pm. Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) Barnsley Quakers meet at 10.30am every Sunday for an hour of peaceful worship at their Meeting House on the corner of Western Street and Huddersfield Road. All welcome. TWIN Town Society The Yorkshire Air Ambulance Service is £222 to the good this week following the presentation about the work of the service to Monday’s meeting of the Barnsley-Schwabisch Gmund Society. The money was made up of donations from individual members together with one from the society. Members later voted to spend three nights at the Bodensee area around Lake Constance following their six-night stay with their hosts in Gmuend at the end of July. Twenty one members of the society have booked for the visit, travelling by air from Manchester to Stuttgart on July 28. Weigh In Slimmers meeting last Wednesday at the Central Library in Shambles Street lost a total of 117lbs. Slimmer-of-the-week on Wednesday morning was Rachel Bennett (3.5lbs) and Wednesday evening’s winner was Carol Davies (4.5lbs). Dawn Lloyd reached her target weight (22.5lbs) and became a free life member. Congratulated on reaching weight loss milestones were Margaret Gledhill, Kerry Jones, and Joan Oxley (first half stone), Rebecca Kilner and Jessica Moss (one stone), Debra Lloyd (stone-and-a-half) and Pamela Lawton (three stones). Classes are at

evening followed and thanks to everyone who helped. Raffles last week were won by Mary Ramsden, Doris Skelly, Adine Ruff, Maureen White, Kathleen Pinder, Edith Higginbottom, Mavis Brown, Mary Barker, Mollie Jaques and Mary Styles. Tonight is a games evening at Kexborough community house at 7pm. Sponsor Flowers If you would like to sponsor a lily or a pew end at All Saints' Church in remembrance of a loved one at Easter contact Rae Watson on 385594 or Brenda Holling on 386380-. A donation of £1.50 for lilies or £2.50 for pew ends would be appreciated. Friends of Darton Park Group The Friends of Darton Park are looking for new members. If you are interested come along to the next meeting in the Rose and Crown public house on Monday at 6.30pm. Family Learning Event The United Village Partnership with the Neighbourhood Learning Net are organising a family learning event to take place on the Keswick Road playground on Tuesday March 25 starting at 12 noon. There will be Easter art and craft activiies, a bouncy castle, face painting, sports and refreshments. The NLN navigator bus will also be there with tips on

job searches and adult learning opportunities. Everything is free and the event will run until 2.30pm.

Mapplewell & Staincross Darby and Joan Opening hymn was sung accompanied by Marjorie Haigh. Birthday greetings were sung to Joan Wall, Mary Timberlake, Granville Skelton and Mary Tully. Jean Hurp entertained everyone with her witty poems and recitations with her different ‘heads’. Raffle prizes donated by Carolyn Cooper, Sheila Priestley, Winnie Hoyland, Joyce Spence and Connie Broadhead were won by Joyce Spence, Allan Cooper, Winnie Hoyland, Hilda Huby, Cynthia Orton, Connie Broadhead and Marjorie Haigh. Next week's entertainment is Staincross ladies’ choir. New members are always welcome. Ring Nora Purseglove on 386011. Methodist Church Rev George Gittner led a baptism service on Sunday morning. Peter Balfour gave a Bible reading and Anne Birkinshaw was the organist. The evening

Barnsley Library. The Mission of St Maria Goretti The church is part of the Old Catholic Church in Europe and is at the rear 25 Dodworth Road, Barnsley. Mass is at 11am on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday and healing group is on Monday at 7.30pm. Bishop Dennis Beevers is available for the offering of Communion and visiting the sick, together with pastoral care. Baptisms may be arranged, contact him on 791400 or 206360. The church is open for private prayer, week-days from 9-4pm. Barnsley Slimming World The group meets at York Street church every Wednesday at 10am. A warm welcome was given to Eileen Dodd . The three stone award was given to Lyn Gossard, the three and a half stone award went to Sue Roberts, and the four and a half stone award went to Marie Bennie. Slimmer of the Week losing 5lbs was Pat Bennie. Any enquiries call Christine Melhuish on 381348. St George's Church Today the toddler groups meet in the church hall. Ring Debbie on 286639 for further details. On Sunday Holy Communion is at 9am, followed by morning worship at 10.45am. Canon David Munby will lead and preach at each service. On Monday the dance club meet at 7pm in the church hall. On Thursday Holy Communion is at 10am. St Edward's Church On Sunday at 10am Parish Communion is held with celebrant and preacher Rev Derek Birch, readers J Jagger and P Adcock, intercessions F Thompson. Streets to be prayed for this week Branksome Avenue, Grosvenor Drive, King Edward Gardens, Willow Street, Sandford Court, Rob Royd Lane, Keresforth Court, Claycliffe Terrace. From March 17 to 21 there will be no access due to engineering works be carried out in the church. Weightwatchers The group meets every Tuesday at Barnsley library at 9.30am, 10.30am, 12 and 5pm. Half-stone awards went to: Sheila Walker, Sue Fisher, Claire Rodgers, Ann Hughes. One stone: Susan Morris, Pat Hinchcliffe, Donna Makinson, Janice Johnson, Margaret Lyon, Joanne Fowler. Two-and-a-half stones: Hetty Atkins, Caroline O'Brien. Four stones: Jane Whittam. Five stones: Hazel Steele.

service was led by Rev Derek Orange. Diane Charlesworth gave a Bible reading and Margaret Cooper played the piano. Mavis Ellis was president and the speaker at the women's fellowship meeting on Monday afternoon. Eunice Exley and Kathleen Wilkinson gave Bible readings and pianist was Freda Bird. A group of members met to springclean the church on Tuesday morning, when tea, coffee and toast were served. The ladies' group met in the afternoon. In the evening, and on Wednesday evening also, some members attended a Lenten study group at St John's vicarage. There was a prayer meeting yesterday morning and some members also attended the Lenten service and lunch at Buckley Methodist church. The springclean will continue tomorrow morning. Rev Sylvia Corney will lead the morning service on Sunday and Rev George Gittner the evening service. During Holy Week there will be services in the Methodist church on Tuesday and Good Friday at 7pm, and at St John's Parish Church on Wednesday at 7pm and Maundy Thursday at 7.30pm. Bowling Club The Mapplewell bowling club

will meet on Wednesday, March 19 at Staincross WMC at 7.30pm. All members old and new are welcome.

Wombwell Highfield Members of Highfield ladies' club were hosts at the NAWC South Yorkshire Quiz night held on Wednesday at Mitchell's and Darfield Social club followed by a buffet supper. Next Wednesday guest speaker at the club meeting is Melvyn Cook who will give a talk on Zambia and Botswana –10,000 Elephants. Hough Lane On Palm Sunday at Hough Lane Wesleyan Reform church the 10.45am service will be taken by members followed by Sunday school at 4.30pm. The 6pm service will be led by Mr Mooney. On Tuesday members will join in the Wombwell Christians Together Lenten meeting at Wombwell Apostolic church. Guest speaker is Graham Evans and his topic is Mount Olivet, the mountain of ascension. Parish Church Palm Sunday 10am morning prayer service will be led by Joan Robinson.

16—Barnsley Chronicle, Friday March 14, 2008


Aynsley’s stroke of genius in the pool McMILLAN’S BARNSLEY

Not everybody gets targeted by their country as a potential Olympic star but Nathan Hemmingham caught up with a Barnsley girl who is tipped for the top. Ian McMillan

It was good omen for Reds’ game ON the way up to the ground for the Chelsea game last Saturday I pointed out a rainbow to my mate; the pot of gold appeared to just next to Oakwell, tantalising us. He shook his head “I don’t believe in omens,” he said; “We had loads of omens before the Ipswich match at Wembley, and they didn’t do us any good, did they?” Well, I have to disagree; I was snided out (as they say round these parts) with omens and superstitions on the day of the great game, and they seemed to do the trick. When I woke up I said ‘White Rabbits’ three times; I know that’s not really a football thing, it’s a thing my mother used to say at the start of every month but I thought hey, any superstition in a storm. I got up and accidentally put my slippers on the wrong feet, so I had to keep them on the wrong feet all morning because to change them over would have been a disaster. I looked out of the window and saw two magpies: marvellous! One for sorrow, two for joy. One flew away but I kept my eye on it and it flew back again. So that’s okay. I went downstairs and had a boiled egg. I spilt some salt but I threw it over my shoulder. So that’s okay. I went down Darfield and a black cat crossed my path. Now that’s confusing: some people say that a black cat is lucky, some say that it’s unlucky.

‘I was avoiding cracks in the pavement so carefully that I could tell my neighbours were thinking that I must have had a few drinks’

So what does the superstitious person do in cases like this? He believes the one he wants to believe. That’s what superstition’s all about after all! I walked down the lefthand side of Nanny Marr Road to the paper shop and walked back up the righthand side, as I’d done on the day we won the last round. On the way back somebody started talking to me about the match from the other side of the road. I could see that he wanted me to cross the road to talk to him but I couldn’t do that or we’d have lost. Mind you, he didn’t cross the road either so maybe he was a superstitious as me. As the time of the match approached I couldn’t find my lucky hat. It’s a particularly ugly hat that sits on my head like a pea on a drum and makes my ears stick out. But what do they stick out like? That’s right: FA Cup handles! So it’s a lucky hat. It turned up in the washing machine. Now what’s the point of washing a lucky hat? That would rinse all the luck out of it. I walked out of the house to meet my mate Mick at the top of the street. I was avoiding cracks in the pavement so carefully that I could tell my neighbours were thinking that I must have had a few drinks before the game. There was a ladder up against somebody’s house but I easily resisted any urge to walk under it. I sat in Mick’s car and the rainbow appeared through the rain; I knew that I wasn’t the only one who was about to believe in it. The first half of the match was fantastic but we couldn’t seem to get that elusive goal. I had an orange at half time: it’s just one of my superstitions. My hand slipped and the peel fell to the ground in a shape. The shape of letters. Letters that spelled Ojejayi. Well, it was a big orange. Now tell me you don’t believe in omens!

SIX THINGS Yo u m a y n o t know about: IAN NEWTON Ian, 40, is the recently appointed minister at Nazarene Church.  Before becoming a priest Ian spent five years as a computer analyst programmer and is now thinking of introducing computer courses for pensioners at the church.  He spent four years training at the Nazarene College in Manchester and has been a minister for 13 years.  Ian only left school with one OLevel, which was in computing, and had to go back to night school to get a GCSE in English. He now has a degree in Theology and an MA in Modern Theology.  Away from the church, Ian likes socialising which he says is the best way to relax and enjoys spending time with friends and his family back in Dewsbury.

 Ian enjoys watching Formula 1 racing and has gone to watch many grands prix at Silverstone but also likes football and admits his dad used to take him to watch Leeds United when he was younger.  After spending the last few weeks in Barnsley Ian says he now knows which team to support. His Sunday sermon was about David and Goliath, a not so subtle reference to Barnsley’s win over Chelsea in the FA Cup at the weekend.

Making a splash: Aynsley Heseltine.

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800m. Not bad for someone who stumbled across her ability by chance. “I went for swimming lessons at Dearneside and just got really good,” she said. “I started getting plenty of records at the baths where I took my lessons and just got better and better. “Also, the Borough of Barnsley Swimming Club used to train there so I joined them.” After making a splash with the town club, she needed to step up to the next level and joined the City of Sheffield in more competitive matches. And by joining Sheffield, she followed in the footsteps of another successful Barnsley swimmer, Wombwell’s James Kirton, who could be heading to the Olympics this year. “It helps when you have good swimmers at your club and one of them is James. He is someone to look up to.” After sweeping the board at the recent Yorkshire Championships, grabbing five gold medals, Aynsley is now hoping to spring a major surprise at the Olympic trials at Ponds Forge.

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Flashback to Old Town Group’s shows and plays OLD Town Young People was a happy group of youngsters who entertained locals on the stage. They put on a variety of shows and plays including ‘At Great Expense’ and ‘Home Grown’, the programmes of which have recently been loaned to Memories by Terry Bowman, of Doncaster, who played a part in ‘At Great Expense’ and was one of the stage managers in the ‘Home Grown’ production. Old Town Chapel, where the productions were staged in the years 1951 to 1953 was a very old, elegant building having been erected in 1874. At the time the choir mistress was Mrs E Laidlow, Alf Waring, was the superintendent. Also closely involved with the chapel were Les Duffin, a committee member, and Raymond and Hilda Horbury. ‘Home Grown’ included several productions in one. One of them ‘The Mill Will Not Grind’ was a three-act drama by Philip Harland. Cast in order of appearance was: Jean Allison (Mrs Mortimer); Frances Potter (Miss Howard); Trevor Massey (Dr Griffith); Phiilip Harland (Eric Mortimer); Betty Masterton (Jennifer Mortimer); Stephen Farrand (Mr McCorquodale). Another was ‘Amorous Flights’ the action reputedly taking place in the year 1899. The cast: Marjorie Barker, Josie Armitage, Betty Masterton, Margaret Firth, Christine Marshall, Joyce Platt, Frances Potter, Philip Harland, Stephen Farrand, June Taylor, Mollie Cheal, David Horbury, Maurice Denton, Joyce Denton, Christine Marshall, Gwen Duffin, Marjorie Barker, Jean Allison, Trevor Massey, Pat Dove, Janet Denton. Lyrics were by G T Massey and music by J S Farrand. Pianist was Elizabeth Brown. The scenery was painted by Mollie Cheal and Philip Harland. Stage managers were John Waring and Terry Bowman, stage assistant, David Horbury. Business managers were June Taylor and Betty Masterton. ‘At Great Expense’ was a combination of short musicals with words and music again by Stephen Farrand. The cast included Mary Pollitt, Brian Beevers, David

Horbury, Jean Allison, Chistine Marshall, Michael Bowes, Philip Harland, Gwen Duffin, Janet Mitchell, David Horbury, Margaret Firth, Mary Pollitt, Marjorie Barker. In addition there was Vivian Pickles, Terry Bowman, Trevor Massey, Brian Patrick and Rex Medley. Pianist was N Townend, the double bass was played by H Askham and drums by C T Massey. Mr Bowman has supplied two photographs of the cast of ‘Home Grown’. He has been able to name most of the young showbiz people on one of the photographs. They are: back row, left to right: not known, David Horbury, Stephen Farrand, believed to be Philip Harland, Jean Allison, Maurice Denton. Next to back row: Pat Dove, next two believed to be Mollie Cheal and Frances Potter, Marjorie Barker, believed to be Betty Masterton, June Taylor, Joyce Denton, not known, Gwen Duffin, Christine Marshall. Next to front row: John Barker, Terry Bowman, John Waring. Front row; Joyce Platt, believed to be Mary Pollitt, Josie Armitage.

 Trustees of Miss Martin Edwards have given land at Ward Green for use as a playground.  Barrow Coal Distillation Limited has registered as a new company.  Beds at Barnsley Beckett Hospital are under used by 25 per cent.

50 Years Ago  Ald Edward Sheerien has resigned after 38 years on Barnsley Council.  Dodworth Council reduce its rates while Barnsley increase theirs.  The annual conference of the Yorkshire District Council of the Boot Trades Association is held in the town hall.

Show time: There’s no business like show business, a scene from Old Town Young People’s ‘Home Grown’. (S)

 Such is the demand for the new diesel service between Barnsley and Leeds, that seating capacity is doubled.

40 Years Ago  Barbara Ponsford is voted Barnsley Press Ball Queen.  Representatives of the Scottish Motor Traction Company are making their 30th annual visit to the town.  Local volunteers are wanted for a medical experiment.  Enquiries are started into the death of a man in an explosion at a Darfield scrapyard.

30 Years Ago  Barnsley man Mike Stokes is shortlisted as a prospective Labour candidate for Truro.  Monk Bretton Labour Party has withdrawn objections for the renewal of a licence of the Londoner public house.

Above: Dressed in their finery is the cast of ‘Home Grown’, a production by the Old Town Young People. (S)

 A new housing complex for the elderly on King Street is opened by the Mayor.  Barnsley FC sign striker Mick Prendergast from Sheffield Wednesday.

20 Years Ago  The Barnsley area is bottom of a doom league in a nationwide economic survey of local labour market areas.  Sixty teaching jobs are to be lost in local schools.

Right: The programme cover of Old Town Young People’s production of At Great Expense which was autographed by some of the cast members. (S)

GEMINI (May 22/June 21) You’ve been looking forward to a break, but it could be postponed. Maybe a friend will need help moving or a group needs extra hands and you’re not likely to refuse. Do your best to overcome your disappointment.

LEO (July 24/August 23) Trying to catch up on work will be like wading through treacle. Distractions meet you at every turn. It’ll be especially difficult to make headway with bills, as unexpected and unavoidable expenses keep cropping up.

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CHRONICLE  An automatic stamp machine is to be erected outside Dodworth Post Office.

Brewery tales WATER-COLOUR artist Granville ‘Danny’ Clarke couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw a Chronicle Meeting Place feature by colleague Ian Harley appearing on the same page as a Memories piece on the old Clarkson’s Brewery. “It was quite an amazing coincidence as I worked at Clarksons in the late 1950s as a signwriter and grainer and it brought back many happy memories for me.” He said he still remembered the intricate work in gold leaf which he performed on Clarksons pubs in the Barnsley area. Danny, a folk singer with the former Foggy Dew-O with his folk singing pal Lennie Wesley, recorded several albums. They were also known to millions for their regular appearances on Scene at 6.30pm.


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ARIES (March 21/April 20) You want to connect with someone close to your heart, but your efforts may be rebuffed. It’s possible this person has grown tired of waiting around for you. The best way to regain your friend’s trust is through actions.

confidence.” Swimming is one of the mostphysically demanding sports and to get to the top, each swimmer will need to sacrifice a lot of their social time, as well as placing their bodies under enormous physical strain. Yet, despite still attending school, Aynsley finds the time to fit in nine training sessions a week, four in the morning and five in the evening. She is in the pool at 5.30 for her morning sessions, which last two hours and then it is straight to school. When the bell goes and her friends discuss how best to spend the rest of their afternoon, Aynsley is on the train to Sheffield for her second session of the day. Despite the physical demands she relishes her time in the pool. “It is hard but I love it in the pool and love working hard. Sometimes we have to have easier sessions so that we can rest but I don’t like them at all, I love going flat out.” Aynsley, from Great Houghton, specialises in the 1,500m freestyle and the 800m freestyle and is ranked seventh in the 1,500m event in Britain at senior level. She is also the senior 3k British Open Water Champion and is ranked fourth in her age group at

M E M O R I E S Kath Parkin



SHE only turned 16 on Monday, but Aynsley Heseltine is already causing ripples in the swimming pool. The teenager will rub shoulders with the best of Britain at the end of this month as she competes in the Olympic trials in Sheffield. Although in all probability she will not be going to this year’s Games in Beijing, the fact that the Darfield Foulstone School pupil has been selected to compete with the cream of British swimming talent is an indication of how highly she is regarded in her sport. She has also been chosen to form part of a select Olympic target squad for the 2012 Games in London. Understandably, she has had a lot to digest in recent months but is on the crest of a wave. “Everything’s really good at the moment,” she said. “I was very surprised to get called up to the Olympic target squad, I was not expecting it for at least another year. “The target squad is a group of 100 swimmers who are regarded as having talent for 2012. “The British Swimming Association will focus on them. When you get called up to a squad like this, it fills you with

TAURUS (April 21/May 21) A fitness regimen may not be as effective as you had hoped, but don’t throw in the towel just yet. If you can manage to get in a few workouts, you’ll start seeing progress. Give yourself a reward every time you achieve your goals.

CANCER (June 22/July 23) Spending more time at home could be more difficult than you think. Relatives or room mates have grown used to a changed lifestyle so be sensitive to their feelings and ask permission before making any changes.

VIRGO (August 24/September 23) You long to do something nice for yourself, but may be hard pressed to find time. Everybody seems to want your help now. A friend who continually gets in trouble may be especially needy.

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LIBRA (September 24/October 23) As much as you want to be noticed for your contributions, it may not happen. Everybody else is preoccupied with their own issues. An attempt to take the spotlight off a colleague could result in a tiff.

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SCORPIO (October 24/November 22) Trying to relax will be very difficult, as there seems to be lots of drama surrounding you. Friends are outraged by a younger person’s behaviour and may expect you to keep them in line.

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 The first national conference on rabies was held in the town.  Liverpool knock Barnsley FC boys out of the English Schools’ Shield competition.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23/December 21) Looking for validation from friends and family may be a waste of time. Although you’d never show it their lack of support is hard to take. You’ve always prided yourself on having honest relationships.

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CAPRICORN (December 22/January 20) You could get lots of attention this week, and it won’t all be welcome. Don’t be so quick to voice your views, or you could wind up with egg on your face. It’s easy to jump to conclusions.

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AQUARIUS (January 21/February 19) It’s been difficult for you to go on faith, and that is especially true. You’re being asked to cast your doubts aside for the sake of a crazy dream. Unfortunately, you’re not getting a lot of affirmation.

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PISCES (February 20/March 20) Settling your debts may be easier said than done. Unexpected expenses keep eating away at your cash reserves. Fortunately, you’re extremely resourceful, and know how to stretch your money.

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BRIEFLY Former family doctor dies A FORMER family doctor and hospital eye specialist has died, aged 74. Dr Desh Gaurav Yadav conducted opthamlogy clinics at St Helen’s Hospital and Barnsley Hospital after moving to Barnsley in 1970 and after training as an eye doctor in London. He became a GP in the 1970s and had surgeries at Sheffield Road, Barnsley and Monk Bretton. He worked at Rotherham General Hospital between the late 1980s and the 1990s. Dr Yadav, who retired about two years ago, left India in 1967 after qualifying at Patna Medical College, near Delhi. Before moving to Barnsley, he had a spell as a physician in Exeter, Devon. He leaves a widow Gyan Kaur, daughter Manjeet and sons Surinder and Gurinder. A private cremation was on Monday.

Recycling policy BERNESLAI Homes has diverted more than 85 per cent of its rubbish from landfill thanks to a new recycling policy. Construction waste is being separated and sent to local recycling businesses, which has reduced the housing organisation’s CO2 emissions by about 400 tonnes a year. Berneslai spokesman Mark Ducker said: “The glass we recycle is bought back after recycling and used in the manufacture of replacement windows. Any timber window frames are processed and recycled into kitchen units and chipboard which is installed on our estates as part of Berneslai’s Decent Homes scheme.”

Faces of Barnsley: Meet our terrific twenty

Shauna Slater 266

Leah Robinson 270

Shaun Chaplin 274

Ben Cartwright 082

Chelsea Brown 054

Charlotte Smith 124

Liam West 237

Nikki Booker 263

Josh Shillito 126

Kirsty Waddington 131

Kurt Thompson 059

Sam Garforth 081

Scott Margison 010

Olivia Ellis 103

Jamie Hopkinson 264

Abigail Green 219

Thomas Armitage 079

Chanelle Broomhead 218

By Adam Civico

party at the Citrus Rooms on Eastgate on Tuesday March 25. A panel of judges will select our two Faces of Barnsley from the remaining entrants. The winning pair will walk away with a fantastic package of prizes, including a photo session and album, worth £365, courtesy of Stan Plus Stan Two. Barnsley Premier Fitness will give

the top two a six-month membership at the Metrodome or Hoyland Leisure Centre. And both winners will take part in the Mall Barnsley's spring fashion show and get clothing tips from style consultant Alison Mitchell. Hairdressers Toni and Guy will provide the winners with £150 worth of vouchers to spend in the salon on

The Arcade. All ten finalists will also have their hair done by stylists at the salon before the final. And the winning male will get vouchers worth £150 to spend in Frank Bird Menswear, on The Arcade, with the male runner-up getting £50. To vote by text, key in 'FACES' followed by a space and the three digit

code of your chosen face. Send the message to 83070. Texts cost 50p plus standard network rates. Or to vote by telephone call 0901 3073281 and when prompted key in the three-digit code. Calls cost 50p from a BT landline. Other networks, mobiles and pay phones may vary. Voting lines close at 11.59pm on Tuesday.

Daniel Hyde 265

Sigourney Louise English 104

Man denies offence A JUMP man has denied stealing £140 from a till during a break-in at a furniture shop. Paul Allan Taylor, 41, of Allott Crescent, chose to be tried at Sheffield Crown Court. Taylor appeared at Barnsley magistrates’ court in custody. An application for bail by his solicitor Julian Brook was turned down by district judge Michael Rosenberg. Taylor was remanded in custody until March 18 and committal proceedings were fixed for April 22.

CRUNCH time is here for the 20 entrants who are still in this year's Faces of Barnsley competition. The final ten will be revealed in next Friday's paper, so now is the time to pick up the telephone and support your winner. The lucky entrants who make it through will take part in the final

CHEMISTS open for late night/additional dispensing of medicines etc this week are: Lloyds Pharmacy, 32-34 Midland Street, Barnsley: today and tomorrow 6pm to 8pm; Sunday 10am to 6pm and Monday to Thursday 6pm to 8pm. Asda Pharmacy: tomorrow 7am to 10pm; Sunday 10am to 4pm; Monday 8am to 11pm and Tuesday to Friday 7am to 11pm. Police Headquarters: 0114 220 2020. Hospital visiting: Barnsley Hospital: All wards daily from 3.30pm to 5pm and 6.30pm to 8pm. Open visiting is allowed on the children’s ward, but relatives must be accompanied by one of the child’s parents. There is also open visiting on the maternity wards for fathers and other children. Visiting at the intensive care unit is from 12 noon to 2pm and 4pm to 8pm and at the coronary care unit from 10am to 12 noon, 3pm to 5pm and6pm to 8pm. Visiting at other times may be allowed at the discretion of the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse. Kendray Hospital: Open visiting.

Helplines Mount Vernon Hospital: Open visiting at the discretion of the Ward Sister. Telephone numbers for Barnsley hospitals: Barnsley 730000. NHS Direct 24-hour health helpline: 0845 4647. Barnsley Samaritans emotional crisis hotline: Barnsley 202222. Barnsley Domestic Violence Group helpline: Barnsley 249800. Barnsley Sexual Abuse and Rape Crisis helpline: Barnsley 298560. Barnsley Mental Health helpline (Tuesday to Sunday 6.30pm to 9.30pm): Barnsley 203330. Town Hall: Barnsley 770770. For information about Barnsley Council services: telephone Barnsley 773377.

School given good report TEST results have improved at the Edmunds Primary School despite significant staff changes over the last year. The findings by Ofsted inspectors contributed to a satisfactory overall rating for the Worsbrough Bridge school, with some good features. The inspectors’ report says: “Standards and achievement in Eng-lish, mathematics and science throughout the school have not been good in the past, particularly by the end of year six. “The test results in 2007 at the end of

key stage 2 showed an improvement and this represented satisfactory progress for this group of pupils.” The report praises headteacher Sharon Mapplebeck’s ‘calm, purposeful leadership style’ and says she rigorously holds staff to account for pupils’ progress. Inspectors say there is some inconsistency in the quality of teaching, however, although much is good. Sometimes lessons are too slow and pupils are not clear about what they are meant to learn.

Accused faces crown court A GRIMETHORPE man has appeared before magistrates accused of preying on the elderly and vulnerable by posing as a gas board employee to commit burglary and theft offences. Christopher Anthony Hepple was remanded in custody until April 15 after making his appearance by means of video link on Tuesday.

Hepple, 29, of Ladywood Road, faces seven counts of burglary with theft at the homes of people aged between 66 and 92. He also faces two counts of burglary with intent to steal and one of theft from a house. His case is scheduled for hearing at Sheffield Crown Court.

Reds’ boss to speak at hospice’s sports dinner REDS’ boss Simon Davey will be the guest speaker at a sports dinner in the Legends Suite at Oakwell next month. The fund-raiser, on April 18, will also feature comedian John Evans. For tickets contact Sue Miller on 244244 extension 260. Winning lottery numbers: £500, 620011; £20, 012411, 012596, 439495, 463148, 806519; £10, 010562, 010830, 011736, 012009, 012608, 263162, 336680, 352416, 373665, 614929. To join contact 779382. Donations: £30 Mrs Sylvia Collins in lieu of Christmas cards; teddy bear for raffle prize Christine Pointon; £50 Creative Embroiderers in memory of Mary Scarfe; £37 Darfield Wesley Methodist Church in lieu of Christmas cards; £310 Mrs J Leigh in lieu of flowers for Jack Leigh; £20 in memory of Doris from George; £10 Mrs K Colten in lieu of flowers for John Glymond; £573.50 Mr J Summers in memory of Christine Summers; £1,320 Barrow WMC charity evening; £35 Mrs Berridge; £10 LCT Ltd in lieu of Christmas cards; £10.50 Mr Andy Smith sale of honey; £65 for care provided for Mrs Nadine Petherbridge from her neighbours in Cyprus; £40 Mrs C Rishworth in memory of friend Joe Beeston; £10 Mrs C Rishworth; £81 in lieu of flowers for Nora Drury from all at Cornwall

Close; £847 Lucorum proceeds from poker night; £10 Mrs Margaret Watson in memory of Neil Cooper Watson; £20 Mrs K Otley hospice lottery winnings; £505 Mrs Ann Cooke in lieu of flowers for mother Mrs Irene Beim who died in the hospice; £958.25 Mrs K A Firth sponsorship for great north run; £202 Rockley Rotary Club; £1,000 legacy from Sandra P A Broadhurst. Pennies to Pounds Appeal: £3.12 Karen and Lauren McGinty; £2.77 Pauline Sharpe. Loose change boxes: £4.26 Carol Griffiths; £16.50 Mrs K Brown; £54.48 H and B Penton. Blue Collecting Boxes: £135 Mrs Freda Rayner; £12 Norman Burridge; £30.95 Tom Treddlehoyle; £25.99 Eldon Street Shop; £5 L D Stores; £27.05 Notton Post Office; £24.04 Lyndhurst Road Fisheries; £13.28 Wise Owl Stores. Donations of raffle prizes are welcome.

Cadets spend week training BARNSLEY sea and air cadets spent a week training aboard a Royal Navy support ship. The group of 11 sea cadets, seven marine cadets and six air cadets stayed on the RFA Fort Victoria berthed in Portsmouth. The Fort Victoria is part of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary, which provides fuel and stores support for the Royal Navy at sea.

While on board, the cadets were trained in ship firefighting, first aid and damage control. Cadets competed against each other in a series of physical challenges in the action stations section of the historic dock museum, as well as visiting HMS Victory, the Royal Navy Museum, the Royal Marine Museum and the Submarine Museum.


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FOOTBALL f i x t u r e s Saturday NORTHERN COUNTIES EAST LEAGUE Worsbrough Bridge v Pontefract Collieries WINDSOR FOODS COUNTY SENIOR LGE Wickersley v Worsbrough Bridge Res

Sunday BARNSLEY SUNDAY LEAGUE (Premier Division) Hoyland Town v Worsbrough Common Boca v Tom Treddlehoyle Wombwell Main v Lundwood Athersley Rec v New Lodge (Division One) Mansfield Road v Old Town Gawber Road v Crown and Anchor South Hiendley v Travellers Rest Blackerhill Rovers v Great Dane Steelers B v The Kendray (Division Two) Sturdys v Cudworth Star Hotel Longcar Inn v The Cross North Gawber Coll v Birdwell Rovers Browns Bar v Dale Tavern Elsecar Markets A v Hope Inn Hoyland Falcons A v Cawthorne (Division Three) Flying Dutchman v The Engineers Locky’s Bar v High Street Old Hall v Wilthorpe Lucorum v Dodworth Station Prince of Wales v Athersley Arms Darfield CC v Elsecar Markets B (Division Four) Minsthorpe Hotel v The Edge United Cudworth WE v Cranberry Little Un v The Alma Ardsley Athletic v Moulders Arms Ward Green v Queens Head KG Sports v Queen Vic (Division Five) Welcome Inn v Hoyland Falcons Trades v Elsecar Fitzwilliam Royston Railway v The Ship (Elsecar) Shaw FC v Full House Old Bridge v Pheasant

Tuesday NC EAST LEAGUE Worsbrough Bridge v Gedling Town

R e s u l t s Barnsley Sunday League, Premier Division: Athersley Rec 3, Hoyland Town 1; Worsbrough Common 1, Wombwell Main 6; Tom Treddlehoyle 4, Boca 1; New Lodge 0, Steelers A 4. Division One: Steelers B 2, Gawber Road 4; Crown and Anchor 1, Blacker Hill Rovers 4; Great Dane 1, Dodworth MW 2. Division Two: Hoyland Falcons 5, Longcar Inn 1; The Cross 4, Browns Bar 0; Hope Inn 2, North Gawber Colliery 1; Dale Tavern 2, Elsecar Markets A 3. Division Three: Wilthorpe 1, Flying Dutchman Three: High Street 5, Lucorum 2; Athersley Arms 3, Old Hall 4; Dodworth Station Inn 7, Darfield CC 1; Prince of Wales 4, The Engineers 1; Elsecar Markets B 2, Locky’s 1. Division Four: The Alma 0, Minsthorpe 1; Cranberry 0, Ardsley Athletic 7; Queen’s Head 1, Little Un 6; Moulders Arms 3, KG Sports 0. Division Five: The Ship (Wors) 4, Barley Sheaf 3; Welcome Inn 5, Full House 1; The Ship (Elsecar) 1, Bridge Inn 4; Pheasant 6, Shaw FC 3; Fitzwilliam 1, Falcons B 9.


Darwin fifth BATTERSEA Park, on the southern bank of the River Thames, was the destination for Kirk Balk pupil Jordan Darwin last week as he travelled to compete in the National Junior Indoor Rowing Championships. The event is the largest and most prestigious junior rowing competition held annually in the UK, with over 2,000 entrants across all school ages and from all corners of the country. Competing in the under 14 category and under the gaze of this year's Oxford and Cambridge University boat race crews, Darwin put in a spirited and determined performance to secure a very credible fifth place.

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Ardsley throw formbook out of window to beat leaders Prince in By Nathan Hemmingham and Kath Parkin ARDSLEY Athletico under 14s continued their inconsistent season at top-ofthe-table Oakwell Juniors. Ardsley made the better start with Ross Parkinson scoring with an unstoppable shot past the Oakwell keeper. Ardsley kept the pressure on with some good football and after a super move involving five players, Parkinson fired Ardsley into a 2-0 lead. Then a deserved third followed when a clever turn and lob from Ricky Curtis added to Oakwell's misery. Ardsley continued to chase and harry the Oakwell defence and just before the break a fine ball in from Mitchell Rollinson was met by James Bentham to make it 4-0 at the break. In the second Oakwell came back into the game and narrowed the deficit. The goal gave Oakwell added confidence and they began to push Ardsley back, hitting the woodwork three times but a tiring Ardsley defended well and ran out an impressive 4-1 winners. Man of the match went to Matthew Tiffany. Wombwell Main Warriors under nines put in a great effort in their match at Darfield Dynamos to win 3-1. Wombwell's Callum Doherty scored the first goal with a superb strike. The second half saw Luke Herbert produce another great free-kick before Darfield hit back. Man of the match Lewis Wale scored a tremendous volley from Layton Swaine's cross to seal a great victory.

A superb team display saw Dorothy Hyman Juniors under 13s return to winning ways against a fine Dearne Lions outfit. A brace apiece from top marksman Robbie Herrmann and stand-in striker James Hewitt gave Hyman the lead which they never looked like giving up. Strong in defence and solid in midfield Hyman rounded off the scoring with a fine 25-yard strike from midfielder and man of the match Dyon Pearce. Rawmarsh St Josephs put up a good fight against Oxspring United under 12s. Oxspring opened the scoring through Luke Marsland-Grey but Rawmarsh struck back straight away. Ben Hoyle put Oxspring ahead again but Rawmarsh equalised before the break. Oxspring finally found their form in the second half, with goals from Rory Lancaster, Charlie Thackrey and George Reid sealing a 52 win. Man of the match was awarded to Ross Howard and Luke MarslandGrey. Ardsley Athletico under 12s returned to winning ways with a 9-1 victory at Staincross Tigers. Thomas Horton quickly headed the visitors into the lead from an early corner before Jack Pearson bagged a brace to make it 3-0 to Ardsley. Horton then scored again and Callum Gough following up making it 5-0 at the break. Minutes into the second half, Alex Gilmartin made it six for Athletico and a strong run from Gaz Day finished with a goal. Staincoss pulled one back through Callan Rowlinson but Pearson sealed his hat-trick and Rhys Glover completed the scoring with a piledriver

from the edge of the box. Lewis James was man of the match. New Lodge under 10s produced another fantastic team performance against Darfield Dynamos running out 3-1 winners. Lodge took an early lead with a great header from Preston Mavin which was consolidated by an opportunist goal by man of the match Kane Huxley. Darfield managed to snatch one back just before half-time but the pattern of the second half followed the same as the first with New Lodge dominating. Lodge's efforts were sealed with a great solo run and winning goal from Huxley, running from within his own half to score. Worsbrough Common Community under nines started their match at Wath St James brightly with goals from Oliver Thompson and Luke Draftz. Wath pulled one back and were also grateful to their goalkeeper for pulling some fantastic saves to keep his side in the game. After the break Worsbrough upped their game and two more goals from Thompson and Draftz extended the lead before Thompson scored again to seal his hat-trick and a 5-2 victory. Man of the match went to in-form Connor Everard and Oliver Thompson. Penistone Church under sevens got off to a flying start in their home game against South Elmsall with two quick goals from George Broad. The visitors came back into the match, defending well and just before the break pulled a goal back, to make the half-time score 2-1. Elmsall started the second half with determination and soon pulled the

score back to 2-2 but Penistone came back again to regain the lead with a goal from Thomas Taylor. Penistone pressed forward for another goal to put the result beyond doubt but paid the price when the visitors scored a late goal on the counter attack to make it 3-3. Man of the match for Penistone was Callum Bates. Brierley Cubs under 10s lost to an improved Mexborough Rangers side. The Cubs got off to a great start when captain Ryan Smith scored in the opening minute. Shortly after Mexborough equalised and then scored again to take the lead. The Cubs fought back and levelled once again when Kyle Dolton found the net but Rovers managed to slip through Brierley's defence in the final minutes of the game to seal the victory. Man of the match for Brierley was Ryan Haywood for his outstanding work rate in midfield. A strong performance saw Oxspring United under eights B through to a good win over Hemsworth. Will Hackett opened the scoring for Oxspring before Jordan Barnett added a brace before half-time. Hemsworth scored to reduce Oxspring's lead but Christian Lewis and Jenson Wills, with a fine free-kick, ended the game in style. Brampton Jaguars under 14s rattled up their 100th goal as they continued their race for the league title. The Jags entertained Philly Juniors and romped to an 11-0 victory. Straight from the kick off the Jags attacked and were 1-0 up within the first five minutes through top scorer Warren Swann.

In-form striker Casey Marshall hit home his side's 100th goal in the league to put them 2-0 up and Swann scored his second before James Saunders made it four. Rikki Peel struck home the fifth and the game was over at the break with further goals from Charlie Huber from 30 yards and Swann (2) extending the lead to 8-0 at the break. In the second half Brampton added three more goals with great strikes from Swann, taking his tally to five, Marshall and Dale Dixon. Man of the match went to goalkeeper Curtis Smith who continued this amazing tally of only conceding four goals with two games remaining. Dorothy Hyman under eights A entertained Oxspring A in a thrilling encounter. Hyman shot out of the blocks in the first half with a 20-yard piledriver from Bradley Pierrpont. James Howell quickly made it 2-0 with a well-taken goal and Harry Gagen broke through a static Oxspring defence and lashed home Hyman's third. Oxspring tried to rally in the second half but to no avail. Man of the match was awarded to Hyman's outstanding keeper Connor Hutchinson. Dorothy Hyman under 11s continued their fine league form with a convincing 6-1 home win over local rivals Brierley Cubs. Atrocious weather conditions could not stop the Hyman from notching up their fifteenth consecutive league win. First half goals from Jack Mawson and two from Max Phillis gave the Hyman a 3-0 half-time lead. Brierley came back into the game with the wind at their backs in the sec-

ond half and pegged the score back to 3-1. However, further goals from Mawson, Kai Hancock and Brett Wistow saw the Hyman run out comfortable winners. Credit must be given to the Brierley side for their never-saydie-attitude. Darfield Dynamos under sevens hosted North Gawber in a high-scoring game. Gawber showed what a strong side they are with a comfortable 8-1 victory. Captain Declan Moxon scored a hattrick and man of the match Boeta Beukes netted four. Nic Lopez finished the scoring for Gawber with a goal from near the corner flag. Ardsley Athletico under nines followed in the footsteps of Barnsley FC's cup heroes by securing a place in the semi-final with victory over a strong Mexborough Rangers side. Ardsley went into the break in the first game with a 1-0 lead through top scorer Reece Tattersall, who finished off a fine passing move down the right. In the second period it was Ardsley on the attack from the whistle and Tattersall made it 2-0 with another fine poacher's goal. Try as they might, Mexborough couldn't find a way through a resolute Ardsley defence who kept Rangers at bay to secure a 20 win. Skipper Aaron Glazzard was man of the match. In the second game, Ardsley were unable to take advantage of playing with the wind at their backs and were held to 0-0 at half-time. Mexborough came out for the second period determined to make up the first game deficit but the home midfield was too strong. Man of the match was Liam Pearson.


Falcons up after Aldridge bags a brace By Nathan Hemmingham HOYLAND Common Falcons under 11s clinched promotion after a thrilling game of football at Whiston Wildcats. The Falcons travelled to Whiston knowing that only a win against their second placed hosts would guarantee promotion to the A Division. A hard-fought first half saw the determined Falcons edge in front with a brace from George Aldridge but the hosts hit back with a goal of their own. A quick response from Hoyland came in the form of a fine goal by leading scorer Tom Coleville, who netted his 16th goal of the season to restore the Falcons advantage and bring the halftime score to 3-1. The hosts came out strongly in the second half with an early goal to state their intentions but a resolute Falcons side knew the stakes were high and battled to maintain their slender lead. The final whistle blew without further goalmouth incident and the Falcons erupted in celebration as promotion was confirmed. Hoyland Common Falcons under nines beat Middlewood Rovers 6-5 to win their last home game of the season. The first match saw Middlewood take a 2-0 lead early on with Jack Burgin pulling a goal back for Hoyland just before half-time. Hoyland defended well in the second half with a man of the match performance from Jake Harrowsmith. In the second match, Hoyland came away 5-3 winners with Eathen Bannister scoring four good goals and Morgan Cowell adding to the score. Matthew Parkes was man of the match. Redfearns under nines travelled to Killamarsh Dynamos to play for second position in the league and returned with a 3-3 draw. The first match got off to a slow start. Redfearns went a goal up when Killamarsh scored an own goal. The hosts equalised and then got another to lead 2-1 but Redfearns came alive and Joshua Metcalfe made it 2-2. Man of the match was Benjamin Nutt. The second game was a lot better with both teams getting stuck in and creating lots of chances. Man of the match James Beaumont restored the lead for Redfearns but in the last three minutes Killarmarsh equalised. Kingstone under 11s played their last match of what has been a difficult season. Title-chasers Beighton Falcons were the opponents and were three goals up at half-time. After the break Kingstone improved but struggled to retain any possession and subsequently most of the play was in Kingstone's half.

With time running out, Kingstone conceded another goal to complete a 40 defeat. This brought an end to a somewhat disappointing season for Kingstone, with seldom highlights to cheer the boys on, and they have finished in a lower league position than they deserve. Darfield JFC under 10s were rewarded for their season’s work with promotion despite slipping to a 1-0 defeat at Eckington Boys. The first team were soon into their stride, putting the home defence under pressure and Jack Whitlam came closest with a long range snap shot. At the other end, strong defensive performances from Paul Winnard, Jake McNally and man of the match Jake Fowler kept Eckington at bay before Sam Whitlam forced the keeper into a couple of saves and was also denied a possible penalty in the second half. The second team worked equally hard with Callum Bowler and Lewis Pattison combining well as Darfield strived for a goal. Jacob Keats replaced the injured Matthew Chatwin early on and turned in a storming performance to earn the man of the match. Keeper Joseph Stevens showed real bravery and agility throughout but was eventually beaten with the game's only goal. Stocksbridge Park Steels under 11s returned from Rawmarsh St Josephs with a 4-1 victory. In a tight first half Steels took the lead after 20 minutes from the penalty spot by Jack Dale. In the second half Steels dominated for long periods scoring three unanswered goals from Cormack Lever, Daniel Oram and Liam Venimore. This result ensures the Steels will be playing Division A football again next year. Alice Maleham was expected to play her final game for the club before joining Sheffield United Girls but due to illness she was confined to her bed. Stocksbridge Park Steels under 12s saw their cup run come to en end at the semi-final stage following a 4-1 defeat to Thorpe Hesley Panthers. Stocksbridge started poorly and conceded two sloppy goals. After regrouping Joe Osborne had the ball in the net but it was disallowed for offside. Hesley went further ahead to lead 3-0 at half-time but in the second half, Steels came out fighting and came back into the game with a great volley from Jack Whitehouse. Thorpe scored again to make the final score 4 -1. Stocksbridge Park Steels under 14s earned a good win at Hoyland

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Common Falcons. Two goals by Frankie Fitton and one from Luke Barraclough sealed a 3-0 win, while George Howlett earned special praise after taking over in goal in the last three games and keeping three clean sheets. Stocksbridge Park Steels under 15s hammered Ecclesall Rangers 12-0. Stocksbridge played really well in a one-sided encounter which saw six goals scored in each half. A comfortable victory with some excellent football played and some quality goals all round. Scorers for Steels were Wayne Hughes (5), Ross Heffron (4) and one each for Liam Moorhouse, Adam Dewsnap and Adam Woodhouse. Darfield JFC under eights entertained Sheffield Rangers for the last game of the season. In a lively first match, chances fell to both sides but it was the second half before Rangers broke the deadlock. Darfield pushed forward, desperate to equalise but were caught out on the break and Rangers sealed a first game 3-0 win. In the second game, Rangers piled on the pressure with an early goal but Darfield battled on and Ashley Bott equalised. Man of the match went to Jamie Farnsworth and Jackson O'Sullivan. Redfearns under 10s maintained their push for the title with a deserved home victory over Thorncliffe. In a lively first game Ashley Mills opened the scoring after a good through ball from James Sellars, only for Thorncliffe to equalise. Redfearns were soon back in front with a welltaken free-kick from Callum Cooper. Redfearns went further ahead in the second half when Mills again got away from his marker to finish well. Billy Humphryes then broke from midfield and finished well to seal a 4-1 win. The second game followed the same pattern as the first with Redfearns the better team. A good finish from Ben Beaumont extended the lead before another Thorncliffe goal pegged the score back to 5-2. A powerful drive from Oliver Round completed a 6-2 victory. Man of the match awards went to Reece Allsop and Oliver Round. Darfield JFC under nines produced another terrific performance to boost their promotion hopes with a thumping 5-0 victory at league rivals Eckington Boys. Keegan Hepplestone opened the scoring and top marksman Callum Brindley added a second, before Luke Wall's effort made it 3-0 before halftime. Harrison Tindle netted an

SHEFFIELD AND DISTRICT JUNIOR LEAGUE CONTINUED absolute screamer to end the game as a contest, soon after the break and his goal celebration rivalled that of any Premier League superstar. A Nathan Bunting strike gave Darfield a nap-hand, to put the seal on a fine display. The defence earned special praise from manager Nigel Guest. Wall and Bunting were joint men of the match. Hoyland Common Falcons under 16s booked their place in the cup final, winning on penalties against Sheffield

Rangers. Following their League Cup exit last week at the hands of the same opposition, Falcons were out to avenge that defeat in this cup competition. Rangers scored first but Matthew Wears equalised in the first half. Second half goals for both teams, with Wears adding his second sent the fixture into extra-time and with only five minutes of the extra period played, Wears completed his hat-trick, heading home to give Falcons the lead for the

first time in the match. Shortly after, Rangers equalised following a goal-mouth scramble to take the tie to penalties. Falcons keeper Lewis Brewer was the hero, saving two of the Rangers' spot kicks and with Falcons scoring all four of their penalties, they sealed their place in the final. This has set up an all Barnsley final, with Wombwell Main booking their place with a 2-0 win over Hoyland Town.

push for promotion PRINCE of Wales continued their push for promotion from Division Two, with a 4-1 victory over Engineers. After a goalless first half, youngster Tom Gerryson and veteran Steve Waddle were introduced at the break. Man of the match Chris England bagged a brace and Passmore added the third with a lucky cross that sliced into the net. Engineers pulled a goal back through Stout but Waddle scored what is believed to be his 400th league goal. Debutant Gerryson made a solid start to his senior career. Tom Treddlehoyle returned to winning ways in the Premier Division with victory over Boca. Dan Whitehead opened the scoring for Tred after a mazy run from captain Kieron Reed ended with a cross for to score from close range. Man of the match Martyn Scully then stole the show with two brilliant 25-yard freekicks to make it 3-0 at the interval. In the second period Tred added a fourth through Lee Garside before Boca pulled a goal back from the penalty spot with Chris Armin scoring. Boca then gained a second penalty but it was saved by keeper Anthony Clark. Hope Inn were keen to dent North Gawber Colliery's title hopes when the two sides met at Littleworth Lane. Hope got off to a great start when man of the match Lee McClure opened the scoring with a volley into the top corner. They doubled their lead in the second half when Lee Love found the net with a low drive before Gawber pulled a late goal back. Wilthorpe and Flying Dutchman contributed to an entertaining match. Wilthorpe opened the scoring but with five minutes to go before halftime, good work from Hodgkinson unsettled Wilthorpe's defence and Lee Davies scored with a neat touch. In the second half, Liam Henry was the difference with two well-taken goals, the second coming after a good counter attack involving Davies, J Henry and Hodgkinson. Blackerhill Rovers got their season back on track with a 4-1 victory over basement side Crown and Anchor. Rovers deservedly took the lead through Matt Slater but a defensive error left the scores at 1-1 at the break. The second half was one-way traffic with plenty of chances before Matt Higginbottom notched a fine finish and man of the match Pete Hirst added a brace to wrap up the points. Gawber Road claim to have scored the quickest goal in local league history when they went ahead against Steelers B. Straight from the kick-off, the ball was knocked up field for Mat Grace to volley in the top corner. This spurred Gawber on to go into half-time 4-0 up with G Parkinson scoring two of them before Steelers pulled two back. Olde Bridge Inn continued their great run beating Elsecar Ship Inn 4-1. Prolific marksman Damon Cassell gave Bridge the lead and Mark Wozniak made it 2-0 on the stroke of half-time. Bridge increased their lead on the resumption thanks to Wozniak's second and super-sub Peter Cassell added a fourth to settle the issue. Elsecar pulled a goal back through a Darren Field own goal. Bridge man of the match was Shane Davis.


Cup final heartbreak for Gawber after late goal NORTH Gawber Colliery under 13s suffered a heartbreaking, last-minute defeat in the Tesco FA Cup Final. Gawber started well, but two mistakes were punished by a very strong Sheffield Wednesday Young Owls side. At 2-0 down, Gawber mounted a spirited fight back. Lewis Akeister's free-kick was headed home by Tom Adams and in the second half, their hard work paid off when Akeister rattled home a 25-yard freekick to make it 2-2. Gawber then went for the winner, but Owls hit them on the break in the dying minutes to win 3-2. Bradley Simpson, Jack Lally, Dan Nicols and Nik Njegic put in excellent performances, while Jake Bedford handled the Owls’ best player well. Harry Totty stood firm in goal while Connor Corbett and Akeister were awarded the man of the match. Royston Dynamos under 10s suffered mixed fortunes at Ossett. Royston started strong in the first game with Kurtis Parker scoring in the first few minutes. However, Ossett were quick to reply and were 4-1 up by the end of the first half. Goalkeeper Jim Wadsworth was kept busy in the second half as Ossett extended their lead to 7-1. Elliot McCallum pulled a goal back and Royston kept their heads up even though Ossett went on to win 9-2. Royston's Oliver Cooling scored in the first minute of the second game but Ossett hit back to lead 2-1. Royston drew level with Cooling's second and after Callum Farrell came close on a number of occasions, Luke Bradshaw sealed a 3-2 victory with a fine strike.

Mapplewell Mavericks under 12s were unlucky not to claim three points at home to Glasshoughton. The visiting goalkeeper denied Mapplewell on several occasions in the first half before Glasshoughton took the lead. A well deserved equaliser from Connor Anderton made it 1-1 and Mapplewell thought the game was won when Dan Mellor latched on to keeper Chris Lowe’s clearance and raced through to slot the ball home. However, with only seconds remaining, a goal-mouth scramble saw Mapplewell fail to clear the ball and with virtually the last kick of the game, Glasshoughton scored. Bradley Johnson was man of the match. Hoyland Town under 11s entertained Crofton Juniors on a pitch that was quite heavy and uneven. Thomas Trigg opened the scoring with a superb strike from outside the area and into the top corner with his weaker left foot. Ryan Wingrove added a second to make it 2-0 at the break. Crofton pulled a scrappy goal back from a corner but Callum Whelan restored the two-goal cushion, spinning the defender to run clear and fire home. The game was put beyond doubt when the keeper fumbled a corner for Wingove to tap in and the scoring completed from the penalty spot through Whelan, who also got brought down for the spot-kick. The whole team took the man of the match award. Mapplewell Mavericks under 14s played out a thrilling draw with Higham Juniors. The Mavericks took the lead within five minutes when Ben Vodden turned in Gaz Newitt's corner but the lead was

short-lived as Higham equalised from a free-kick. Mapplewell took the lead midway through the half when Callum Hewitt deflected the keeper's kick into the net but again Higham equalised. The second period saw Higham push for all three points but man of the match Callum Pettinger was in great form with two outstanding saves. The draw leaves the Mavericks requiring one point from three matches to be crowned champions. Bretton Boys under 15 Greens came away 3-1 winners from a hard-fought encounter with Dale Tavern. A good goal from Adam Hirst set Bretton on their way. Danny Ogden then put Bretton two up and just before half-time it was three as Hayden Scallan reacted the quickest when an Ogden shot rebounded off the post. Dale narrowed the deficit, pulling one back in the second half. New Lodge under 16s battled hard for their 3-2 victory against Kippax. New Lodge dominated the first 15 minutes and Kriston Taylor gave them the lead. Five minutes later Kippax were reduced to 10 men after a deliberate handball and Taylor made no mistake from the penalty spot. Although only having 10 men, Kippax pulled a goal back but hopes of a comeback were dashed when Jacob Gill scored a third. Kippax narrowed the deficit to make it 3-2 but Lodge ran out winners. New Lodge under 12s enjoyed a 5-1 win against Tingley Tigers in the first round of the cup. Lodge raced into a 2-0 lead with two goals from Troy Wood before Tingley pulled a goal back. New Lodge scored a third with a great solo run and goal

from Callum Marples and he later scored a second to make it 4-1. The scoring was completed with five minutes to go when Callum Headen scored the fifth from a Callum Marples cross. Wombwell Main Warriors under 10s entertained South Elmsall United in another good footballing encounter. Wombwell had the lion's share of possession and Kahl Newrick came close to the goal of the season when he just failed to connect to Dylon Dyson's cross with a scissor kick. Elmsall attacked well on the break, but man of the match Kaynan Lee and Charlie Uttley were able to cope with everything thrown at them. Wombwell keeper Jake Baker was alert when called upon and Ryan Camplin found himself in space late on in the Elmsall box but was closed down. Mapplewell Mavericks under nines went through to the Invitation Cup Final after beating Durkar Devils 4-2. The yellow team lost 1-0 in a tactical game, which saw them defend deep and rarely threaten the Devils goal. Man of the match Owen Wildblood moved back to sweeper from his usual midfield role and looked very assured. The green team needed to win by two clear goals to progress and they did so in style, winning 4-1. The first three goals came from man of the match Zach Dawson. His first came from Joe Braithwaite's throw, before scoring his second from the penalty spot and adding a third from the edge of the box. Second half sub Conor Remington grabbed the fourth to send Mavericks through to their first final in their debut season in this league.




United victory is straight off the top shelf

BARNSLEY Schoolboys under 15s moved into the top four of the Northern Merit League after a 2-1 victory against Rotherham Schoolboys. The young Reds, playing in to the wind in the first half, played the more controlled football with some short intricate passing but despite creating three good chances, they went into the break trailing 1-0. With Barnsley playing with the wind in the second half they were confident of turning the game around. Only three minutes of the second half had been played when they were awarded a direct free-kick on the halfway line. Up stepped defender Arran Tate to strike a rocket towards the Rotherham goal and with the wind assisting, the ball flew in the net to level the scores. The game looked to be heading for a draw but with only four minutes remaining a change of personnel up front brought the desired affect. With quick movement and anticipation Rob Oldham latched on to a neat through ball and chipped the keeper to seal a 2-1 victory. Barnsley's man of the match went to Tom Copping.

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SILKSTONE United under 15s put in a tremendous team effort to beat Shelf 5-1 at home. Matthew Thornton was first on the scoresheet with a run and fierce shot into the top corner but Shelf equalised soon after. Silkstone kept playing good football and Andrew Wells restored the lead by netting an Elliott Crossland corner. Wells then gave Silkstone a two-goal advantage leading up to the break following an excellent through ball from James Elenor. Crossland and David Hardwick were superb in defence and James Stafford had his best game for the club. Man of the match Wells completed his hat-trick in fine style with a near post flick and Thornton added his second to put the result beyond doubt at 5-1. Penistone Church under 11s put daylight between themselves and the drop zone by completing the double over Yorkshire Lions. In a well contested first half, the score remained goalless but Lions took the lead on the resumption. Penistone responded well with defender and man of the match Joel Platt and midfielder Tom Ryalls driving them forward. A Lions' defender put through his own net to

level the scores and with the game heading for a draw, Jack Adams’s shot deep into injury time took a wicked deflection to give Penistone a 2-1 victory. Barugh Juniors under 15s were back to their best as they beat high-flyers Wyke Wanderers 31 in a pulsating match. After missing a couple of early chances Barugh took the lead when full-back Will Taylor picked the ball up in his own half and surged forward, playing a neat one-two with Danny Rafiq to score from 10 yards. Wyke came back in the second half and equalised with a well-taken goal but Barugh regained the lead soon after when man of the match Matthew Dove, who had another superb game in midfield, found Rafiq with a terrific pass and Rafiq scored with a close range effort. Ashley White put the game beyond doubt when he crashed home a shot following good work from Alex Redfern and Ben Godley. Silkstone United under 10s impressed in a 6-2 victory at home to Netherton. A hat-trick each for Kavan Dignum and Jack Dransfield was complemented by excellent passing and allround play from every player. Chris

Burkinshaw was man of the match having played well in both defence and midfield. Penistone Church under nines were back on form this week with a win over Linthwaite. Poor weather conditions made it difficult for both sides but Jordan Barnett finally found the net after Church had several shots saved by a keen keeper. Man of the match Jacob Wills made it two in the second half and gave Church the all important points. This weekend Barugh B were away at Batley for their quarter-final tie in the cup. Sadly Barugh were brought back down to earth after a fine cup campaign prior to this tie. They eventually lost 7-2. Joel Dixon managed to score a couple of goals for Barugh which also secured him the Man of the match. Penistone Church under 13s and Wyke Wanderers shared the spoils in a gritty game. The first period saw man of the match Ashley Walmsley net twice as Penistone dominated proceedings. A well marshalled defence coupled with the industry of Joe Cross and Daniel Williams looked to have secured the game for Church until a second half set-piece and spotkick grabbed a point for Wyke.

BARUGH Girls under 13s travelled to Bramley Sunnyside to play their penultimate game of the season and recorded a superb 4-1 victory. Amy Helliwell went in goal for the first half in the absence of their regular goalkeeper. The visitors started the brightest and opened the scoring when the in-form Fe Ellis intercepted a poor clearance from the home goalkeeper and raced clear to rifle the ball home. Bramley drew level soon after but Amy Priestley's cross was handled by a defender in the area and goalkeeper Helliwell came up for the spot-kick and made no mistake. The second half saw Fe Ellis take over between the sticks but as Bramley pushed forward in search of an equaliser, player of the game Sarah Parr was working tirelessly in midfield for Barugh and she played a superb pass to Bethany Lloyd to increase Barugh’s lead. Lauren Barrett then completed the scoring.

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Johnson and Bruce fly the town flag

Heavy defeat for town team after dismal first half Leaders conceded their highest points of the season. Reed did add a try on 48 minutes that seemed to lift the team and this was shortly followed by two superb tries, first from Paddy Jensen and the second from Andrew Appleyard. The game finished though with another Castleford try to bring their tally to nine. The coaches were left scratching their heads, but a week off will give them chance to prepare for the next league game, a home clash against bottom-of-the-table Thornensians on March 22. Tomorrow, a star-studded Barnsley Veterans team take on Sandal Vets at Shaw Lane. Kickoff is at 1pm and the line-up includes legends such as John Smith, Steve Louth and Dave Hook. This is sure to be an entertaining afternoon and all supporters are welcome. The most anticipated game of the season for Barnsley Development turned into one of their biggest disappointments as they faced fellow high-flyers Castelford in a top-of-the-table clash in the Merit League.

Barnsley were eager to overturn their defeat in a bruising encounter at Castleford last year. Unfortunately, due to injury and absence, they were only able to turn out a team containing six regular Development players. Both teams made several errors in the opening half as defences were on top, despite having the wind in their favour Barnsley offered little attacking threat. The deadlock was broken just before half-time when the town team were harshly penalised for dissent and Castleford kicked for touch close to the line. Castleford's experienced pack built a solid maul and forced their way over to lead 5-0 at the break. Playing in to the wind, Barnsley struggled to get out of their half and it was testament to some heroic tackling that Castleford only added two penalties to their score. Man of the match Chris Beck made several last ditch tackles to deny certain tries before Betts produced a breathtaking effort to hold up a Castleford centre over the line. Solid work in the forwards from


Fletcher and Burden enabled Barnsley to limit Castleford's possession. Barnsley produced the only piece of quality rugby to score their try, Betts floated an excellent miss pass to Beck who easily split the Castleford line before passing to young winger Brown who capped a good display by finishing well near the corner. A bright finish to a disappointing day for the development XV. Barnsley under 15s made the short trip to Clifton Lane, Rotherham and kept the opposition at bay for the second successive week, winning 12-0. It was the best defensive performance of the season so far by the Shaw Lane outfit, and credit must go to every player who tackled superbly throughout the game. Centre Adam Parr made the all important breakthrough, ripping the ball from the home forwards and spinning off towards the corner. With only the full-back to beat, he produced a neat step and cut back inside to plant the ball to the right of the posts.

After the break both sides came out fired up but it was Barnsley who took the control almost immediately. After a superb couple of passes by the centres, the ball was spun to flying winger Greg Colbridge who turned on the after burners and sprinted past his opposite number for an outstanding try. He also kicked the conversion. Man of the match Jordan Fletcher led by example and played his best game in a Barnsley shirt. Rotherham twice had the ball over the Barnsley line in the closing stages, but the Shaw Laners drove them back on both occasions, and on the third attempt Sam King managed to rip the ball from the opposition when a try seemed certain. Joe Green also caught the eye. With a backs’ division decimated by a cold virus, Barnsley RUFC under 14s made the long journey to Humberside to face a mixed age group Hessle which featured a number of under 15s. Despite the obvious mismatch, the young Barnsley side acquitted

themselves well battling bravely throughout and having more than their fair share of possession and territory. Barnsley’s best chance of scoring came in the first half when the ball was stripped from Eddie Fox just as he was about to touch down. Indiscipline in the second half and enforced substitutions put paid to Barnsley’s chance of securing a result for the second successive week, as the hosts ran out eventual 32-0 winners. Men of the match were Jordan Gray (forwards) and Josh Smith (backs). Teams for tomorrow: Second XV v TBA: Beck, Tingle, Jeffery, Betts, Tilson, Peel, Nock, Davis, Wright, Hatfield, Thompson, Lynch, Rossi, James, Fletcher. Reserves: Edge, Louw, Brown, Waterson. Meet 12.30pm. VETS v Sandal Vets (home): Exley, Linstead, Wogan, Brain, Louth, Matthews, Allen, Hook, Nock, Silcock, Plotts, Rookes, Smith, Robinson, Burden, Gray, Humphreys, Hinchliffe, Shaw, Linsted, Davis, Heckinbottom, Graham, Roberts. Meet 11.45am.


Ovenden find hero Parkin too hot to handle By Nathan Hemmingham and Kath Parkin HOYLAND Vikings are through to the semi-final of the Andrew Bennett Memorial Trophy after a thrilling 26-24 victory at Ovenden A. The weather could not have been worse for this quarter-final match with cold, wet and very windy conditions greeting the players on their arrival but the Vikings stood up to the challenge. They crossed for the first try with a good set of plays which finished with prop Gareth Berry going over for for a well-worked try. The conversion in to the wind and from a wide position was missed. A short kick and good chase by the home side got them possession in a good field position and another well-worked move and successful conversion gave them a two-point lead. Both teams were forced to spend a period defending but the deadlock was broken by a fast, flowing move by the Vikings which allowed Berry to cross for his second of the match to edge his side in front at 8-6. The kick, again from a wide position was blown off target before Ovenden again hit back from the restart and another try under the posts and another good kick took the home side into the half-time break with a four point advantage. The match looked to be heading Ovenden’s way when they were the first to score in the second half and from a wide position their kicker showed that it could be done and extended the home side's lead to 10 points.

Hoyland pushed hard and forced the opposition back to their own try-line on several occasions but the defence held firm until fast hands and accurate passing to the wing created the space for Gaz Davies to score. With the wind now behind him, Dave Parkin kicked the conversion to bring his side right back into the game but again the celebrations were short-lived as the home side scored again to restore their 10-point lead. However. the Vikings showed great spirit to force their way back into contention. They were given hope when prop Karl Pearce crossed and again Parkin converted, reducing the lead to a single try. Hoyland continued to push and forced Ovenden back to within 10 yards of their own line when a well-worked move finished with Phil Hough scoring to bring his side level. Parkin kept a cool head to deliver the perfect kick and give Hoyland a slender two-point lead with five minutes left. Ovenden duly threw everything at the Vikings from the restart and forced an error which gave them the ball at a 20-yard scrum but the Vikings held strong until the final whistle. Hoyland's 1,2,3 went to Gareth Berry, Ricki Reckless and Dave Parkin. Hoyland are at home to Lindley Swifts tomorrow. Dodworth ARLFC were again slow off the mark in their away match against Victoria Rangers (Bradford), played on a mudbath of a pitch. They were very quickly conceding tries through a poor defensive

performance due to positional errors, rather than bad tackling. By half-time Victoria had taken a 22-0 lead with Dodworth hardly looking as though they were liable to trouble the scoreboard as every time they were anywhere near the Victoria try-line they dropped the ball. But after the half-time teamtalk, Dodworth began to make amends as young winger Brook Laughton finished off some fine passing when he raced into score in the left hand corner, converted by Declan French. Dodworth were again on the scoresheet when right centre three-quarter Tom Atkinson raced in to touch down and Dodworth were on the move with the benefit of better ball retention and a far better understanding in defence. Dodworth were as good as they had been bad in the first half. Second row forward Shaun Wragg powered over for a further try. This was followed by a pair of controversial tries from the opposition which left Dodworth a further mountain to climb, but scrum half Daniel Blanchard emerged from a pile of players having placed the ball over the line for a try and stand-off Chris Duckett scored the final try to leave Dodworth a very frustrated four points short in a game they believed they should have won. Dodworth's man of the match was Damien Blanchard. Shaw's Skips men of the match, Chris Duckett, Declan French and David Roebuck. Tomorrow Dodworth are away to Moldgreen (Huddersfield).


Ace Miller in comeback thriller BRETT Miller is through to the next round of the English Amateur Championships after pulling off a great comeback over Chesterfield's Damian Anderson in the opening round. The two players made a slow start to the best of seven frames match with both looking to assess their opponent’s strengths and weaknesses. A rather scrappy and nervous affair saw the score locked at 2-2 after the first four frames but Anderson took the all important fifth frame to put the pressure on Miller. The Barnsley star looked for a safety shot but clipped a yellow giving away a foul and a miss. Anderson duly took advantage and made a 52 break to put him in a great position, leading 3-2 with only

two frames left. Miller needed to win both to win the match and he really turned on the style in front of his home support. He showed superb tactical awareness, to make a 48 break using only low-scoring colours which meant nearly all the reds had been potted and Anderson could not make up the deficit. In the final and deciding frame, Miller took an early 42 break to gain the advantage and even though Anderson replied with a 19 break, Miller cleared up to win the match and complete an excellent recovery. Meanwhile, Barnsley beat Wakefield Two 4-2 in the InterCounty League. The match was played at the Bullet Sports and Social Club at

Grimethorpe and the game was all over after the first two matches, with Barnsley 4-0 up. Miller won both of his opening two frames 56-17 and then 66-8 before the tussle of the night took place involving Paul Brown and L Payne. Brown was always in front to win 47-18 and looked on course for an easy victory in the next leading by 20 points with only the colours and one red left on. Payne managed to pull the score back to within one point with the last three colours on but fortunately, Brown potted the blue and pink to win 55-43. Wakefield's best player, Chris Hall, then faced Paul Dunn and won both to narrow the final score to 4-2. Barnsley entertain Harrogate on Sunday at the Corner Pockets, Hoyle Mill, at 7.30pm.

NON LEAGUE FOOTBALL WORSBROUGH Bridge’s good run of form in the NC East League continued with a fine away win at Division One rivals Teversal. On top of completing their third successive victory, Bridge also kept their first clean sheet since October. The conditions were far from ideal with a strong wind making control difficult but Bridge, who were playing into the wind first half, adapted quickly and took a fourth minute lead through Ryan Pleasants, who slotted home Craig Hitchen’s low cross from the right. Bridge continued to dominate the play and the defence stood firm, ably supported by a strong midfield performance from Craig Goodyear and Peter Hirst. Bridge were rewarded on the stroke of half-time with a second

goal when Dave Beevers kept a cool head when faced with the keeper. The second half was much the same but Bridge were not able to extend their lead until the 84th minute when Kieran Gallagher scored the goal of the game – breaking clear and chipping the advancing keeper. Meanwhile, it was second versus third when Ward Green over 35s travelled to South Kirkby to face The Nags. Green took the lead on 20 minutes with Neil Broadhead firing home from close range. Green then doubled their lead with Jeff Hoosen curling in a fine 20 yard free-kick. Man of the match Hoosen grabbed his second after a fine team move and Andy Haigh completed the scoring with a goal direct from a corner

to earn Green a 4-0 win and preserve their unbeaten record. The FA Cup tie at Oakwell again caused the absence of some players from Worsbrough Bridge Reserves but manager Keith Gough still managed to pull together a decent squad for their Windsor Foods County Senior League, Division One home clash with Frecheville. Conditions were very windy and Bridge took some time to get into their stride. The winning goal was a superb strike by Lee Garside from the edge of the box after good work by Lee Thompson. Notable performances for Bridge were Martyn Scully, Ryan Poskitt and goalscorer Garside together with another fine game from keeper Jared Oxley.

Number One: Hard and Fast ABC boxer Jack Radford shows off his trophy for winning the Clubs for Young People National title. (S)

Radford lifts national crown HARD and Fast boxer Jack Radford set the tone for Barnsley FC's cup heroics over Chelsea by lifting the Clubs for Young People National title at Stamford Bridge the night before the cup clash at Oakwell. Radford flew the Barnsley flag with distinction as he beat the previously undefeated Scott Gunther from Wales on points over four rounds in the 91 kilo plus super heavyweight division. Radcliffe was the better boxer from the start and romped to a 10-1 points success, although the score does not reflect how close the bout was with both boxers landing big blows in a cracking contest. On the same evening, in Leeds, Nicky Guy boxed in his first bout for Hard and Fast against D Sobolewski and came out on top of a good, old fashioned toe-to-toe encounter. Guy produced a good performance to stop his opponent in the second round. Connor Nixon saw his dream of landing the National Golden Gloves Championship ended in

controversial circumstances. The Wombwell and Dearne ABC boxer was disqualified for leaning on his opponent and the bout was awarded to L Patel after Nixon's third warning. It was a cruel shame too as Nixon was by far the better boxer on the night. He was 3-0 up after the first round but received his first warning for leaning on. He extended his lead to 6-2 in the second round but received his second warning. With just 20 seconds to go in the final round, Nixon was way in front and on course to lift the title but his third warning saw the bout stopped. There was an argument for pulling from Patel, but despite the decision, coach Eric Walker says they have to accept the outcome. He said: "I will not criticise the referee, he is an England official and a fair judge. “It is just a shame that he lost because Connor was too sharp for his opponent. He was the better boxer and it is a real shame he got disqualified."

CYCLING JAMES Allen opened Birdwell Wheelers' season with a sterling performance in the Clumber Park Duathlon, a World Championship qualifying event. The pace was electric from the start with competitors, including Olympian Will Clarke, taking part. During the first 10km run, Allen sensibly paced himself to reach transition in 56th place. In the 40km bike ride his strength told enabling him to pull back time with the 13th fastest split of the race. A dogged Allen valiantly tried to hold his position but lost three places on the final

save best until last BARNSLEY Leaders under 16s saved one of their best performances until last as they inflicted a 12-point defeat on Bradford Dragons on their own court in the final EBL game of the season. The Dragons had a full bench of 12 players but the Leaders were reduced to eight, with point guard Chris Ward recovering from surgery, Michael Tkaczuk sidelined with a leg injury, and Aled Davies also injured. The Dragons opened strongly posting a 10-3 lead by the sixth minute. Forward Arran Bailey hit six points and shooting guard Richard Smith added two as Barnsley hit back with an 8-0 run to lead 11-10. The Dragons hit five unanswered points to lead 14-11 but four more points from Richard Smith and two from captain Ryan Stocks put Barnsley 17-14 up at the close of the first period. The second period saw the Leaders defence move into top gear as they restricted the Dragons to difficult long range jump shots and forced multiple turnovers. The Leaders hit 13 points without reply through Matt Dillon (4), Nick Hill (3) and two each from Arran Bailey, Ryan Stocks and Luke Hemingway. Late in the period, Tolley hit four points for Bradford and the first half closed with Barnsley 30-18 in front. In the absence of starting pointguard Ward, Penistone guard Max Nerurkar, in only his second appearance since breaking his foot six weeks ago, shone for Barnsley in the back court. He delivered a string of quality passes. Richard Smith, Michael Johnson, Luke Hemingway, Ryan Stocks and Max Nerurkar, each with two points kept Barnsley’s score moving as they maintained their momentum with a 10-8 split in the third period. The final period opened with Barnsley defending a 14-point lead. The teams traded baskets to record the highest period split at 20-18 to the Dragons. Forwards Arran Bailey (10) and Ryan Stocks (8) were strong to the end for the Leaders, hitting all their team’s points in the final period. Time ran out with Barnsley 58-46 in front, which was good revenge for the Dragon’s 10-point win earlier in the season. Nick Hill was the Leaders’ only ever-present this season, playing in all 15 EBL games. Leaders: Ryan Stocks (capt) 15, Arran Bailey 18, Richard Smith 10, Luke Hemingway 4, Matt Dillon 4, Nick Hill 3, Max Nerurkar 3, Michael Johnson 2. Coach Ben Beaumont, assistant Dave Dibb jnr. Leaders are recruiting players for next season’s under 16s. Any players in Y9 or Y10 interested in playing national league basketball should attend Foulstone School sports hall on Saturday, April 12 at 9.30am or contact

CRICKET 5km run. Allen said: “I was fairly satisfied with my performance but my inexperience let me down when I failed to fasten my helmet in transition and was penalised two minutes.” The 60 mile Audax event from Birdwell to Thorne and back took place in bright and breezy weather and attracted a large field of 64 entries from as far as Glasgow and Coventry. Credit must be given to organiser and club chairman Steve Myatt and his volunteers for organising a superb event that continues to grow in reputation.

MONK Bretton CC pre–season senior nets have started at Darton High School on Tuesdays at 6.30pm. All current and new members are welcome. The club is looking for bowlers, a wicket-


keeper and batsmen. Contact K Gaskell on 01226 292378. Darfield CC are looking to expand their junior section, espically at under 13 level. Coaching is both outdoor and indoor. Call Warren Bird 077738 231552.

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SAMANTHA Johnson from Wombwell Sporting AC represented South Yorkshire Schools in the senior girls 4.2km race at the English Schools Cross Country Championships at Sefton Park, Liverpool over a fast, interesting course. In the South Yorkshire Schools Championships, Samantha finished fifth to gain selection for the team to go to Liverpool. This time, Samantha ran a controlled race and ran strongly to the end finishing in 213th in a time of 18.59m. There were 309 finishers in the race and samantha was the fourth South Yorkshire finisher. Kyle Bruce of Barnsley AC also competed in the Cross Country Championships representing South Yorkshire Schools in the Junior Boys event. A foot injury before Christmas forced him out of the last South Yorkshire League and Championship meeting, where he would have taken silver in both. Although he is still not fully recovered from his broken bone, he finished in a credible fifth overall mainly due to the fact that he had to slow down because of the pain despite being in second place for most of the race. On the day he was the first South Yorkshire competitor over the line in a tremendous 66th position out of a total of 325 competitors in a time of 13.54 - one minute behind the winner. Meanwhile, Darren Naylor from Wombwell Sporting Athletics Club has competed in two races over the past two weekends. Competing in the Hartcliffe Hill Race in Penistone, he finished 8th in a time of 20.14. He also finished 5th in the Bassingthorpe 6 mile trail race in an excellent 33.45. This race forms part of the KMR running series and Darren has had success in this series to date. Penistone Footpath Runners and AC members were out in force last weekend. Three members competed in the High Peak Marathon, commonly known as the Derwent Watershed as it is run at night over a 42 mile course with 5,400ft of ascent. The run starts at Edale at 11pm and teams with four runners have to navigate their way overnight by torchlight over the tough moorland course. Nicky Spinks and John Rowe made up a team with two friends under the name of 'Three Blind Mice and a Farmers Wife' to finish as first mixed team in 9th place in a time of 10-55.56. Mark Pearce ran with three others to finish in 18th under the name 'The Mixed Vegetables' in a time of 1223.41. Other members competed in the Ian Roberts Fell Race at Marsden, Huddersfield over a seven mile course with 1,000ft of ascent. Jim Bell was first club runner home in 10th position in 45.45. Other results. 14, D Kilpin 46.03; 21, S Walker (v40) 47.19; 42, S Frith (v55) 53.26; 49, A Knox (v50) 54.54; 53, A Simon 56.20; 58, K Gordon (v55) 56.43. Five members travelled to Hull to compete in the 20 mile race as part of their build up to the London Marathon. The blustery conditions did not help to produce fast times for the 330 finishers. Results: 15, D Cooper (v40) 2-09.47; 34, M Law (v40) 2-14.28; 71, S Roberts (v40) 2-25.40; 137, G Dimelow (v50) 2-38.18 (pb); Sue Charlesworth unfortunately had to drop out of the race. Another marathon entrant Gary Dean travelled further afield to compete in the Stafford 20 and finished 32nd out of 335 in a time of 2-14.31. Three members also competed in the Grindleford Gallop which covers 21 miles of White Peak countryside starting and finishing at Grindleford and passing through Eyam (Plague village), Froggat, Bakewell, Beeley, Edensor, Baslow and Curbar. Darren Unwin finished 8th out of 241 in a time of 2-45.40; Jane Cockerton 137th in 3-47.17 and Anne Beresford 146th in 3-50.09. Four Barnsley AC athletes tackled 20 mile races last weekend in their preparations for subsequent marathons. At the East Hull 20, Mark Hurrell (senior man) finished first for the club in 2-27.52, closely followed by Mick Casey (V60) in 2-29.54 and then Dan Cooper (senior man) in his first attempt at the distance in 2-31.43. Fresh from competing in the Belvoir 15m Challenge, in which she finished in a respectable time of 244:.04 as 25th female, Natasha Moncrieff (senior female) ran in the Ashby 20 mile. The race has been key in Natasha's preparation for her first London Marathon and she completed Ashby in 3-00.58, finishing in 445th of 628 runners. Lesley Noon (LV40) competed in the second leg of the JE James Biathlon race series and again finished as first lady overall. Lesley knocked over a minute off her previous results with 35.13 for the whole race, 4.3m of which was around Rother Valley in 27.14. Five members of the Kingstone Runners ran the East Hull 20 on Sunday, three of them as a warm-up for the London Marathon next month. Times for the 20 miles were: Andy Chalkley (V40) 2-25.18, Ian Micklethwaite 2-27.44, Andrew Brankin (V40) 2-42.28, Mel Green (L) 2-52.30, Chris Oxley (V40) 2-52.30.

BARNSLEY RUFC First XV travelled to Castleford on Saturday hoping to exact revenge for their National EDF Junior Vase defeat but produced an extremely disappointing performance. The Shaw Laners were crushed 57-17 and the game was all but over at the break, with the hosts 29-0 to the good after a poor first half showing from the visitors. Barnsley created only one chance during the first 40 minutes and with the line beckoning the ball was spilled. Castleford looked much the stronger and had the better of the set-pieces as well as the loose. The young Barnsley side lacked confidence and struggled to gain any momentum. The visitors did play better in the second period and scored two excellent tries, but for every try Barnsley scored, Castleford responded. There were solid performances from Dave Reed and James Roberts but this was little consolation for the town team as they



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Another trophy for Blake BOROUGH of Barnsley Swimming Club’s nine-year-old Blake Bennett added another Championship Trophy to his collection at the second weekend of the Yorkshire ASA Championships at the John Charles Centre for Sport. Blake swam an excellent personal best of 2-56.30 to finish first in the heat declared 200m backstroke and then went on to take fifth place in the 200m breaststroke. This now brings him a hat-trick of first places in the championship so far, with another weekend of competition still to come. Twelve-year-old Brindley Turner completed the double of finals, finishing sixth in the 100m butterfly (1-16.24) and 10th in the final of the 200m individual medley (244.51). Cian Senior, swimming in the 10-year-old age group bagged a brace of ninth place finishes in his heat declared events with strong personal bests in the 200m back-

stroke (3-02.35) and 200m breaststroke (329.81). Eleven-year-old George Garside finished seventh in the final of the 200m backstroke in 2-48.64 and the tally of finalists was completed with twelve-year-old Adam Peel finishing in sixth place in the gruelling 1,500m freestyle with a time 20-11.29. Boys nine years: 200m Backstroke: D Kellett 3-28.58. Girls ten years: 400m Freestyle: A Moody 6-09.84. 200m Backstroke: A Moody 313.68. Boys ten years: 200m Backstroke: O Payling 3-24.26. Boys eleven years: 400m IM: G Garside 6-21.17. 200m Backstroke: M Payling 255.32. 200m Breaststroke: G Garside 3-48.40. Girls twelve years: 200m IM: E Garside 259.06. Boys twelve years: 400m IM: A Peel 607.38. 100m Backstroke: A Peel 1-23.30. 200m Freestyle: A Peel 2-30.54. Girls thirteen years: 200m IM: L Holmes 2-48.91. 400m Freestyle: L Holmes 5-02.92. A Bushby 5-13.35. Boys fourteen years: 100m Backstroke: A Schofield 1-15.97. 100m Freestyle: A Schofield 105.70.

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The moment Barnsley’s ‘Special Kay’ shocked the football world. The striker climbs above the flapping Carlo Cudicini to head home Martin Devaney’s cross and spark scenes of jubiliation throughout Oakwell and earn the Reds a trip to Wembley.

Super Reds 1, Stunned Blues 0 Fans in full voice...

What they said....

“As a Reds fan living in Australia I am both stunned and delighted by the fantastic performances that have seen off both Liverpool and Chelsea in what must now be the greatest giant killing run in the history of the FA Cup.” – Grahame Bird, Queensland 4209, Australia.

“There is nothing worse than being booed by your own fans, as I was earlier in the season. I think I am big enough and professional enough to handle it and the fans are always entitled to their opinions, but hopefully this performance against Chelsea will go a long way to winning them over. I tried to give everything and I am thrilled to get the winning goal. Hopefully I have repaid the faith shown in me by the manager. The team were fantastic. Our tactics were spot on. Who knows this could be our year. – Goalscoring hero Kayode Odejayi.

“I said before the game at Liverpool we would win and I said it again before we played Chelsea. I now really believe that the FA Cup is ours. “Thank you so much Simon Davey and everyone involved with Barnsley Football Club for making me such a proud man from South Yorkshire.” – John Hobson, Darfield. “I hail from Dukinfield in Cheshire and I am a Manchester City supporter, but I just had to offer my profound congratulations on your team's gloriously brave and heart warming victory over Chelsea in the FA Cup quarterfinal. “We hear how this competition is a ‘great leveller’ but this was something special indeed.” – Victor Shackleton.

Our hero: Goalscorer Kayode Odejayi is mobbed by fans at the full-time whistle after his headed goal earned the Reds an FA Cup semi-final place for the first time since 1912.

“The dreams keep being realised. We go and beat Liverpool at Anfield and now we’ve gone and knocked out the FA Cup holders Chelsea. It is quite incredible. Who knows, perhaps we can go all the way and win the FA Cup. The magic of the competition is definitely back. – skipper Brian Howard.

“Firstly, congratulations to all the team, backroom staff and supporters for a tremendous day. “Secondly, and far more importantly, I say to the jubilous, part-time supporters and the players do not lose sight of our perilous league position. “What good is a Wembley medal when we are stuggling back in League One with crowds of 5,000 – if lucky. “Get behind the team on all the remaining league matches, come shout and sing like you did last Saturday and make us a Premiership-chasing club next season. “For now is the building block time.” – Alan Crossland, season ticket holder. “A big well done to the lads on beating Chelsea at the weekend. “Chelsea were poor because we made them look poor – there really were 11 heroes out on the pitch. “I am so pleased as well for Kayode Odejayi who has had to take some terrible stick from a section of ‘fans’ and on Saturday evening he rammed all those taunts back down their throats. “A big well done to Simon Davey as well. He got the team and tactics spot on and I think he might just be winning the affection of the supporters now. “Fingers crossed we can get the points needed to stay up and then we can enjoy our day (maybe two) out at Wembley! Up The Reds.” – Rob Miles (a proud Tyke)

“We weren’t just lucky, we were brilliant and I did not have a great deal to do. The rest of the lads kept keeping Chelsea out. They were magnificent.” – goalkeeper Luke Steele. “We felt we could do it. We had the belief. But it will still take some sinking in. We have beaten Liverpool away and Chelsea at home – and are now in the semi-finals of the FA Cup, with a tie at Wembley to come. It is a brilliant, brilliant feeling. – Rob Kozluk (the man rumoured to be behind the joke note placed on Chelsea’s dressing room door which reportedly read: ‘we are sorry but the toilets do not flush.’

On-loan Luke Steele is mobbed by fans after another faultless performance between the sticks.

“For us it wasn’t a pitch on which you could play quality football, but we didn’t play well enough, particularly in the first half. I don’t know if I’m shocked but I’m certainly disappointed. This is the most disappointing day since I came to Chelsea. But we need to congratulate Barnsley. They played very well and showed tremendous spirit. People have pointed out that Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba were not here but they could not play, they were injured. – a disbelieving Chelsea boss Avram Grant.

Jamal Campbell-Ryce enjoys his moment as the fans lift him onto their shoulders.

“I can predict the future for Simon Davey. Ten years from now he takes Wales to the European and World Cup Finals and becomes the most successful Welsh national manager of all time. “For now though, the Swansea man must tackle his boyhood local rivals and bring the cup home.” – David Connelly, via e-mail.

A fan roars the Reds to victory.

“It is a massive thing for Barnsley to reach the FA Cup semi-final – and a great achievement. We gave it everything against Chelsea. I bloodied my nose when I ran into the forehead of Michael Essien and I bet he’s still got some part of it on his face! But I got his shirt afterwards which is nice. I think he owed me that for trying to spoil my good looks!” – Martin Devaney.

Simon Davey salutes the Oakwell fans after masterminding one of the greatest results in Barnsley FC’s history. Now he’s set his sights on Wembley....

“They played very, very well. Go out and win the FA Cup now.” – a beaten but gracious Chelsea captain John Terry. “Barnsley deserved it. I can’t recall so many heroes in one team. It was block, block, tackle, tackle. They were absolutely magnificent.” – BBC football pundit Alan Hansen.

Did you see that cross? A question Martin Devaney may be asking on his way off!

Kayode Odejayi is in there somewhere as his teammates congratulate him on scoring the winning goal.

Well done boys: Reds legend Mick McCarthy claps the Barnsley fans from the BBC’s Match of the Day studio at Oakwell.

A thrilled fan at the final whistle is so excited he doesn’t seem to realise Simon Davey is behind him!

Rob Kozluk is lifted high by the supporters – and punches the air with delight – after producing an heroic defensive performance.

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Man mountain muscles his way into Reds folklore


ADMIT it, we are all still in a state of shock aren’t we? Did it really happen? Did Simon Davey’s super Reds really go and beat the FA Cup holders Chelsea? Have the men from Oakwell really booked a place in the semi-final against Cardiff at Wembley? You bet your life! And what a feeling that gives us all. Barnsley is basking in cup euphoria. We are in such a state of silliness that we are dreaming of winning the whole shebang – and getting into Europe next season! The feel-good factor is back with a bang in Barnsley. That is what that stunning, unforgettable victory over Chelsea has done for the town. Davey’s men deserved their win – and even Roman Abramovich, with all his Russian roubles, must

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have known a cup upset was on the cards because he didn’t even turn up at Oakwell, citing business elsewhere. He missed a cracker – that sent Chelsea crashing. All the Barnsley players were heroes, but just as Davey pointed out, particular mention must go to ‘Special Kay’. Nigerian-born striker Kayode Odejayi had been booed by his own fans earlier in the season, but despite a record of just one goal in 35 appearances (a lot of them were as substitute), he came up trumps on Saturday. The man mountain terrorised John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho – and deservedly scored the winning goal. And a member of the Barnsley Supporters Trust revealed to the Chronicle this week the part that organisation played in putting Kayode in the right frame of mind.

Just a few days before the Chelsea tie, the big striker had been a special guest at the Trust’s latest monthly meeting. He was asked why he ‘didn’t put himself about a bit more, and use his physical attributes to full effect, like his cousin Ade Akinbiyi’. Odejayi replied that he would try his best – and jokingly promised he would ‘score the winning goal against Chelsea’. The joke was all on the FA Cup holders – as Special Kay dumped them out of this year-’s competition.

Peter and Patrick THE chairman of semi-final opponents Cardiff is, of course, well known to Barnsley fans. Peter Ridsdale used to be the Oakwell Club owner, brought in by Patrick Cryne to help steer the Reds

away from the dark days of administration. The pair eventually split, with Ridsdale moving on and Gordon Shepherd being installed as chairman, but Ridders is hoping for an amicable reunion at Wembley next month. Following the cup draw he said: “I'm delighted to get the opportunity to renew the acquaintance with Barnsley, because I worked together with some of the guys who were there to get them out of financial trouble. "They are good colleagues and friends and it will be very interesting to see them.” Yet Reds’ chief benefactor Cryne has been reported as saying this week: “When Peter left, we were in financial difficulties – not necessarily the consequence of his involvement –- but he did not take the club forward as a busi-

ness. Yes, he gave life and a vigour and positive PR to a club that had been in administration, but there is no kind of lasting legacy.”

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Cup of shocks AS the picture on the right shows, the FA Cup has been well and truly turned on its head by the giant-killing acts of Barnsley. Semi-final opponents Cardiff may have ko’d Middlesbrough on their own Riverside patch last Sunday, but it is Barnsley’s performances that has brought the magic back to this world famous competition. A victory at Liverpool has been followed by success against Chelsea. The formbook has been turned upside down – its pages ripped out and a new chapter installed – all about Simon Davey’s cup heroes. Brilliant isn’t it?

Son of a preacher man is in cup heaven – as magnificent Reds topple the millionaire men of Chelsea

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Kayode ko’s cup holders Oakwell goes wild as Odejayi fires Reds into a Wembley semi-final Barnsley 1, Chelsea 0 (FA Cup quarter-final) By Andrew Lodge THE club brought into being by a man of God are in FA Cup heaven – after being catapulted into the semi-finals by the son of a preacher. The Reverend Tiverton Preedy founded Barnsley in 1887. One hundred and 21 years on, Nigerian-born striker Kayode Odejayi, the son of an African minister, repaid the faith of his manager by knocking out the holders Chelsea. Divine intervention or just sheer Yorkshire grit? Perhaps a bit of both. Will it ever truly sink in? At a feverish Oakwell on Saturday teatime, football proved it still has the capacity to stir the soul. To make grown men and women weep with uncontrolled joy. To make children watch wideeyed with wonder. To make one proud of their roots, their hometown. Their club. Simon Davey's Super Reds rocked the sporting world by dethroning Chelsea, in a sensational tie that left fans gasping for breath at the final whistle. The post mortem into the Londoners’ fallibility – carried out

Even this lad’s scarf was upside down as the Reds turned the FA Cup on its head by beating Chelsea. Oakwell shook with the sound of Barnsley voices on Saturday evening. on page after page of the nationals this week, should not overshadow Barnsley’s glory. Massive underdogs to top dogs in the space of 90 glorious, unforgettable minutes. What an adrenaline rush! One of the biggest cup shocks of all time? It felt like it. And let's not beat about the bush here. The Oakwell heroes deserved this victory. They had ridden their luck somewhat in the previous round at Anfield, when they had stunned Liverpool in their own



“To get this far and to go to Wembley is a fantastic achievement. We have shown that dreams can come true. ” – Simon Davey REDS 1, BLUES 0 Scorers Corners Shots off target Shots on target Bookings

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Referee: Steve Bennett (Kent). Attendance: 22,410. Man of the match: Kayode Odejayi. The whole Barnsley side deserve to share the man of the match award, such was the never-say-die team ethic displayed on a glorious evening at Oakwell. But if one man had to be chosen, it could only be Nigerian-born striker Kayode Odejayi. Booed by his own fans earlier in the season, the man mountain of a centre-forward pulverised the much-vaunted defensive partnership of John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho – and of course crowned a magnificent display with the winning goal.

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backyard, but this was different. Barnsley were better than Chelsea in almost every department. They outfought and outthought a team made up internationals. The Reds defended better, they grafted harder, they had a better game plan, a better shape. And they had magnificent, unshakeable belief in each other. Yes, Chelsea laid siege to the Barnsley box in the agonising last few minutes, but such was the willingness of every single player in red to throw themselves in front of shots, to get in vital blocks, to truly put their bodies on the line for the cause that, out of 17 goal attempts Chelsea mustered, Reds' on-loan ’keeper Luke Steele had only three efforts to actually deal with, and two of them were virtual pick-ups. Barnsley's never-say-die attitude was epitomised by left-back Rob Kozluk. Up against the twisting, turning, impish character that is Joe Cole, Kozluk was like a dog with a bone. He never gave up, never stopped tackling, even when Cole – the only Chelsea player to 'turn up' and put in a performance worthy of his inflated wages and massive reputation – threatened to turn the tide. But Kozluk was only one of many heroes. Superlatives are often easy to dish out but are they truly earned? On this occasion definitely so. In spades. Bobby Hassell was magnificent in central midfield, eclipsing both Michael Ballack and Michael Essien. A free transfer who is

seen predominantly as a rightback putting in such a shift that he, rather that his two illustrious Chelsea counterparts, looked a £30 million footballer. Stephen Foster and Dennis Souza were twin rocks of defiance at the heart of the Reds rearguard. Marciano Van Homoet had his best game for Barnsley at right-back. Jamal Campbell-Ryce and Martin Devaney, battered nose notwithstanding, never flagged down the flanks. Brian Howard wore the captain's armband with pride and passion. Istvan Ferenczi was a marauding Magyar, a marathon runner disguised as a centre-forward. And then there was Odejayi, big Kay to his team-mates. Booed by his own supporters earlier in the season, after a series of misfiring displays, the Nigerian-born striker suddenly became a subject of hero worship. He not only grabbed his first goal in 29 matches, his power, pace and determination gave John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho a torrid time. Davey describes Odejayi as a work in progress. Well, his work here, for the 79 minutes he was on the pitch, was the finished article. He received a standing ovation from Ponty End, East Stand and West Stand as he finally made way, absolutely shattered. The thundering praise was richly deserved. Chelsea boss Avram Grant had made six changes to the side that had seen off Olympiakos in the Champions League a few days earlier. Both Frank Lampard and Didier Drogba were missing, injured according to Grant. But instead of Drogba there was Nicolas Anelka, instead of Lampard there was Ballack and Essien, and instead of Salomon Kalou (put on the bench) there was Shaun Wright-Phillips. International class all. And let's not forget Barnsley were missing cup-tied duo Jon Macken and Lewin Nyatanga, and midfielder Anderson De Silva. It just made the result all the more remarkable. In the days leading up to Saturday's tie, Davey had urged the Barnsley supporters to make a huge noise from 15 minutes before kick-off until 15 minutes after. Those fans more than


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Ferenczi (8) Campbell-Ryce (8) Kozluk (9)

Howard (8) Souza (8)

Barnsley substitutions: Togwell (mark out of 10: 7) for Devaney (73 mins); Coulson (7) for Odejayi (79 mins). Unused substitutes: Nardiello, Butterfield, Leon.

We have put magic back in the cup

Celebration time: Jubilant Barnsley players Istvan Ferenczi (foreground), Michael Coulson (left, in Chelsea shirt), a barechested Dennis Souza and Martin Devaney (with red bottle of champagne) get in the party mood in the Oakwell dressing room after their remarkable win over FA Cup holders Chelsea. This picture: Keith Turner, the rest on this page by Scott Bairstow.

Like the rest of us, those heroic, giant-killing men in red are living the dream. And next stop is Wembley for a semi-final. Don’t ever say the FA Cup has lost its magic in the earshot of any Barnsley fan. exceeded the Welshman's expectations. Oakwell was rocking, the atmosphere electric. Odejayi had two half-chances in the early stages, but on both occasions took an extra touch when a first time shot would have been the better option, before he almost caught out Carlo Cudicini when the Italian 'keeper decided not to handle Terry's deflected back pass. At the other end two brilliant blocks by Kozluk thwarted the lively Cole. The former Sheffield United man also headed up and over his own bar from almost on the goal-line. Ferenczi almost fired the Reds ahead in the 37th minute, his halfvolley from a floated free-kick clipping the outside of the post, while moments later Odejayi burst down the inside right channel but his angled effort was blocked by Cudicini's legs. Barnsley had been the better side in that first half but could they repeat the trick after the break? It didn't look like it as Cole fired wide in the 48th minute, when a bobble from the pitch saw him screw his shot off target, and then Anelka finally forced Steele into making a save. But in the 66th minute Oakwell erupted. Van Homoet made an overlapping run to take away Wayne Bridge, thus giving Devaney time and space to deliver a high, hanging cross to the far post, and with Carvalho opting out of the challenge, Odejayi rose majestically above Cudicini to

Istvan Ferenczi holds his head in his hands after hitting the post with a first half effort. head down and in. From then on it became a battle. Barnsley dug deep. Sam Togwell came on for the bloodied but unbowed Devaney, young Michael Coulson scampered on for Odejayi. And still the blocks, the tackles, the clearing headers kept coming from the men in red. Terry fired over. So did Wright-Phillips. Anelka's goalbound effort was charged down by the sensational Hassell, who then got in the way of Ballack's free-kick, given for Campbell-Ryce's challenge on Cole, right on the edge of the box. Referee Steve Bennett, who had

a fine match, got that decision spot on, although he could easily have sent off Carvalho for a terrible challenge on Howard as the tie ticked into stoppage time. One blast of Bennett's whistle brought a premature mini pitch invasion, yet it was a couple more minutes before the referee finally called a halt, with Chelsea pressing in vain, unable to breach that brave, brilliant Barnsley backline. Davey's men had done it. They had toppled one of Europe's leading sides, and the FA Cup holders. They had followed up their stunning win at Liverpool with an even greater scalp, a true footballing shock story. At the final whistle a hoarse, mentally drained yet euphoric Davey admitted that, for a night at least, there would be no curfews for his players. He said they could go out and enjoy the moment, before reporting back for 'work' on Monday morning. Like the rest of us, those heroic men in red are living the dream. And next stop is Wembley. Don't ever say the FA Cup has lost its magic in the earshot of a Barnsley supporter. The last word has to go to devout Christian Odejayi. “I say my prayers every morning and every night and I say a prayer going out onto the pitch. It worked wonders today.” Kayode, you certainly answered the prayers of every single Barnsley fan. Bring on the Bluebirds at Wembley!

Midfield minder puts millionaire men in the shade

Odejayi (9) Hassell (9)

Devaney (8)

Foster (9)

Van Homoet (8)

Steele (mark out of 10: 8)


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Chelsea substitutions: Kalou for Malouda (62 mins); Pizarro for Belletti (74 mins). Unused substitutes: Hilario (gk), Obi Mikel, Ben Haim.

Chelsea’s £19.5m centre-back Ricardo Carvalho will not have many harder tussles than the one he had with £200,000 striker Kayode Odejayi (above and left). The Oakwell man gave his Portuguese counterpart a torrid time – and his 66th minute header sent the holders crashing out.

BOBBY Hassell thinks of himself first and foremost as a right-back. But he’s willing to play anywhere just to get in Barnsley’s starting XI. And against Chelsea on Saturday Hassell delivered a midfield minder masterclass, putting the millionaire men from London in the shade. He was everywhere, blocking shots (left against Nicolas Anelka), and then (right) making sure £26m Michael Essien was ‘kept in his pocket’.

WE are still coming to terms with our magnificent victory over Chelsea. To get to Wembley is a fantastic achievement and our supporters deserve it. They have had some barren spells to deal with since the club played in the Premier League 10 years ago, but days like Saturday show that dreams can still come true. They will not forget this display in a hurry! I did not think anything could top the feeling of winning at Anfield but this win over Chelsea has done it! We were at home, in front of our magnificent fans, against a team that is worth millions and millions. It has eclipsed everything. Everybody put in a shift. The team ethic was fantastic. We have beaten Chelsea here at Oakwell, one of the best sides in Europe and the holders of the FA Cup.. It is a magnificent achievement.

11 bodies I WENT down to Stamford Bridge with Ryan Kidd to watch them play Olympiakos in the Champions League. The Greek side showed them too much respect. I knew that we had to treat them as if they were 11 bodies in 11 shirts – and not superstars like Cole, Ballack, Essien and Terry. The players deserve everything that is going to come their way after this. There were last ditch tackles and last ditch blocks. Incredible! It was the greatest day of my career as a player or manager – but we don’t want to stop now. We want to go all the way.

Special mention I HAVE to give a special mention to Kayode (Odejayi). He has been fantastic in the last few weeks and has got the rewards for all his hard work. Kayode was magnificent against two world class centrebacks in John Terry and Ricardo Carvalho. I always said that we should not judge him too harshly because he is still learning but he certainly displayed all his attributes on Saturday. He has had to put up with a lot at times this season and has come back strong. But he is not the only hero because everybody deserves credit.



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 Ridsdale and McPhail lie in wait at Wembley as Reds relish semi-final tie against Championship rivals Cardiff

Wembley can wait – next up is a trip to the Palace

Bring on the Bluebirds Clubs to get over 30,000 tickets each

By Andrew Lodge

By Andrew Lodge WEMBLEY will have to wait. Barnsley have three crucial Championship matches before the little matter of a semifinal clash with Cardiff, starting with a trip to the Palace. Simon Davey takes his team to South London tomorrow to tackle Neil Warnock’s Crystal Palace. The Reds also have a South Yorkshire derby against Sheffield United at Oakwell, and a game at play-off chasing Burnley before they can start packing their bags for Wembley. The squad has been taking it easy since chalking up their first league win in six matches against Ipswich at Oakwell on Tuesday night. Despite the effort put in against Chelsea in the cup, the Reds still managed to overcome play-off chasing Ipswich, to register a crucial win that could go a long way to securing Championship status. It also stretched Barnsley’s unbeaten run in all competitions to five matches, three draws and two back-to-back wins. Davey said: “We are fighting on two fronts. We have nine big games left in the league – and a big game in the semifinal of the cup. “Things are rosy at the momet, the club is moving forward and improving all the time. “But the dreaded trapdoor is still open, for up to 12 Championship clubs, and so we have to make sure we keep picking up points, hopefully three of them at Crystal Palace on Saturday. “We just can’t seem to find the magic formula to win away from home in the league at the moment. We’ve got things just right at home. “Perhaps we are too open, too attractive, and may need to grind things out more in matches on the road.” Martin Devaney and Marciano Van Homoet will return to the squad for the trip to Palace, while Bobby Hassell is a slight doubt with a dead leg.

BARNSLEY boss Simon Davey last night declared: “We can go all the way and win the FA Cup.” Having been handed a semi-final draw against fellow Championship club Cardiff City, Davey believes his 2008 Oakwell heroes can repeat the club’s only cup triumph in 1912. The Welshman, who hails from the Bluebirds’ bitter rivals Swansea, will take his giant-killing team to Wembley on Sunday, April 6 (kick-off 4pm, live on Sky Sports). They could be backed by over 30,000 Barnsley fans, and for the winners there is the mouthwatering prospect of a place in the FA Cup Final on Saturday, May 17. Sounds unbelievable? Well, it is still only just sinking in for the thousands of Barnsley supporters who cheered on Davey’s heroes as they deposed of current holders Chelsea at a feverish Oakwell on Saturday evening. The Reds pulled off one of the biggest upsets in the history of the competition, proving their 2-1 win at Liverpool in the fifth round was no fluke, and Davey admitted: “Saturday’s success against Chelsea in front of our own fans was my greatest day of my career as a player or manager – but we don’t want to stop now. We want to even top that feeling. “I've never been to Wembley. It would be great go there twice in the space of a few weeks! “There's light at the end of the tunnel for both us and Cardiff. Both will fancy their chances. We are just 90 minutes

The knockout blow. Kayode Odejayi heads in the goal that sent the mighty Chelsea out of the FA Cup – and catapulted Barnsley into the semi-finals for the first time in 96 years. away from a Cup Final. Incredible! “We want to go all the way. We want to go down to Wembley for the semifinal, enjoy it, and try our very best beat Cardiff in order to go back there and try and achieve the ultimate – winning the FA Cup. “It is 96 years since Barnsley reached the FA Cup semi-finals – and we won it that year. It would be wonderful if we could do it again in 2008. “We will be going down to London on the Friday and I will take the lads to Wembley on that day, to show them around and give them the chance to take in the sheer enormity of the place – and the opportunity before them. “We will be wearing a new red shirt for Wembley. We will be hoping red is the colour instead of blue!” Cardiff, who have two Oakwell ‘old boys’ in chairman Peter Ridsdale and midfielder Stephen McPhail, booked their date with Barnsley on the back of a terrific 2-0 away win over Premier League Middlesbrough on Sunday.

Carry on playing: On-loan goalkeeper Luke Steele (left) was delighted with the semi-final draw. He had been dreading Barnsley being paired with his club West Brom, as that would have ruled him out of a trip to Wembley because of his loan arrangement with the Baggies. (S).

Their success has helped lift spirits at the financially-stricken Welsh club, despite them being involved in a High Court case over a £20m-plus debt. The other semi-final sees the third Championship club left in the competition, West Brom, tackle the newlyinstalled cup favourites Portsmouth on Saturday, April 5 (12.15pm kick-off). For the first time in 100 years there is only one top-flight side (Pompey) in the last four of the competition. The draw also means that on-loan keeper Luke Steele can turn out for Barnsley at Wembley. Had the Reds been paired with his parent club West Brom, FA rules would have prevented him from playing. The Reds are hoping to extend Steele’s loan deal today – to the end of the season – with a view to a permanent transfer. Reds chairman Gordon Shepherd has revealed the fairytale cup run could earn the club £2.6million if they can overcome Cardiff in the last four. Shepherd said: “We've probably made up to now, with winners' bonuses so far and gate receipts and things, around £1million. We think once we've played the semi-final it will probably be worth another £700,000. However, if we won the semi-final we'd get a £900,000 winners' bonus as well, so there's a lot at stake, both on and off the pitch.”  Barnsley’s home fixture with Hull, scheduled for April 5, has been postponed due to the semi-final.

OFFICIALS from both Barnsley FC and Cardiff City were meeting with the Football Association in London yesterday – sorting out the ticket details for next month’s cup semi-final at Wembley. The mouth-watering game will be played on Sunday, April 6, kicking off at 4pm and being shown live on Sky Sports. Reds’ General Manager Don Rowing has issued early information for Barnsley supporters. Indications are that Barnsley will be allocated 33,000 tickets for the game and these will be priced at £55, £45, £35 and £25. Barnsley will also be allocated a number of tickets for disabled supporters and helpers, who should con-

tact the Oakwell Box Office for availability. Reservations may be made from Monday, March 17. Full details, dates and times could be announced today, but Barnsley FC will sell tickets for this game in the following order: 1: Season ticket holders will be able to purchase up to four tickets. 2: Non-season ticket holders who are members of the Oakwell Centenary Society will be able to purchase two tickets on production of their membership card/payment book. Plus: Supporters with ticket stubs from Tuesday night’s match with Ipswich Town will be able to purchase one ticket at this time. 3: Any remaining tickets to go on general sale.

Up for the cup: Barnsley boss Simon Davey and a section of delirious Reds’ fans in the aftermath of Saturday’s stunning triumph over holders Chelsea. Now the Oakwell Club are heading for Wembley to tackle Championship rivals Cardiff City in the semi-finals. Picture: Keith Turner.

Rival boss says Swansea boy Davey ‘would love’ to beat Cardiff THE manager of Barnsley’s semi-final opponents is expecting a fierce battle in next month’s Wembley showdown. Cardiff boss Dave Jones admitted: “We have a tough one. We know each other inside out and hopefully we will come out on top but I’m sure Simon (Davey) will be thinking the same. “He’s got his wish because he was

saying he's a Swansea boy and he'd like to play us. It would have been nice in the final. “Anybody you play in our division is a tough battle and Barnsley have come off the back of two fantastic victories over Liverpool and Chelsea so they won't fear anybody. “Both sides will be fired up and it

will be about who handles the day better. There will be a full house at Wembley. “I read that it's the poorest semifinals for many, many years, but you ask every team that's there – you go and ask them. We've all had to go and fight and scrap to get to this stage and it's certainly not a poor semi-final.”

‘Hat-trick’ hero Howard insists he won’t give up the match ball after victory over Tractor Boys

Bread and butter win is just as tasty.... Barnsley 4, Ipswich Town 1 By Andrew Lodge

Brian Howard with Tuesday’s match ball.

Championship bottom half P W D L

QPR Blackpool Sheffield Utd Preston NE Barnsley Norwich Southampton Coventry Sheff Wed Leicester Scunthorpe Colchester

38 38 37 38 37 38 38 37 36 38 37 37

12 12 14 11 14 13 11 14 12 13 7 18 11 13 13 12 10 16 11 12 15 12 7 18 12 6 18 9 14 15 9 11 17 6 14 17


50 53 39 38 42 35 49 39 38 34 35 49

A Pts

54 52 41 43 52 46 61 52 43 35 53 63

48 47 47 46 46 46 45 43 42 41 38 32

IT is turning into quite a season for Barnsley captain Brian Howard. He is the leading scorer, grabbed the glorious last-gasp goal that ko’d Liverpool in the FA Cup, will lead the team out at Wembley, and now his starring role against the Tractor Boys of Ipswich on Tuesday helped the Reds register a vital league victory. The only downside is that Howard will be unable to realise his dream of playing for Scotland, the country of his father, because he represented England in a competitive youth fixture. It would be Scotland’s loss – as the midfielder again showed his class by bagging a ‘hat-trick’ against play-off chasing Ipswich – and setting up the other goal for Jon Macken. Well, it was a treble treat according to the player himself, who





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Jon Macken (right) heads home his sixth goal for the Reds in Tuesday’s tussle with Ipswich. Picture: Keith Turner.

would not let go of the match ball afterwards. Yet closer inspection of his third goal – and Barnsley’s fourth – in the 86th minute showed that his inswinging corner had actually been headed over the line by Ipswich full-back David Wright. Yet Howard insisted: “It was a definite hat-trick. My corner was going in and I was deliberately going for goal with it. The referee’s given me the match ball and it will take a brave man to take it off me! As far as I’m concerned it is three goals that takes my season’s tally to a best-ever 14.” I think Brian may ultimately end up disappointed on that particular

score – but he and the rest of the team deserve immense credit for the way they pushed their tired bodies – both mentally and physically – to the limit in order to see off an attack-minded Ipswich side. After their ‘cream of the crop’ cup exploits against Chelsea, the bread and butter of the league was just as crucial – and victory lifted them five points clear of the relegation zone and improved a previous disappointing record of just two wins in 16 league outings. After a sell-out crowd of over 22,000 had seen the Reds topple Chelsea, less than 11,500 came back for this clash – on a horrible,

wild South Yorkshire night. Yet despite the atrocious conditions, which had initially led to two pitch inspections, the match proved to be a very decent one, between two sides committed to a pass-and-move style of football. Four-one proved very flattering to Barnsley. Their visitors were not that inferior, and, in truth, were the better side for a 20-minute spell in the second half when they twice struck the woodwork. Barnsley’s cup hero Kayode Odejayi had an off-night when it came back to the Championship beat, missing a couple of decent first half opportunities.

Simon Davey had brought back cup-tied duo Macken and Lewin Nyatanga, with the latter playing at left-back, and Diego Leon stepped in for Martin Devaney. Yet it was Ipswich who drew first blood on 20 minutes, Pablo Counago stabbing home after Luke Steele had initially made a brilliant parry to keep out Velice Sumulikoski’s 22 yard piledriver. Hesitancy by Ipswich ’keeper Stephen Bywater enabled Howard to level matters from a tight angle seven minutes later – and five minutes into the second period Howard’s inswinging corner was headed in by Macken from less

than three yards. Ipswich responded superbly, with both Alan Lee and then Counago smashing efforts against the woodwork, but they were left stunned when Alex Bruce was deemed to have fouled Jamal Campbell-Ryce and Howard stuck away the 82nd minute penalty. The wheels certainly came off after that for the Tractor Boys and four minutes from time yet another Howard inswinging corner was deflected in, from right on the line, by the unfortunate Wright. Promising youngster Jacob Butterfield even got a late run-out as the Reds duly coasted home.

CHAMPIONSHIP m a t c h f a c t s Barnsley (4-4-2): Steele (mark out of 10: 7); Kozluk 7, Foster 8, Souza 8, Nyatanga 6; Campbell-Ryce 7, Hassell 7, Howard 8 (Butterfield, 89 mins 6), Leon 7 (Togwell, 66 mins 6); Macken 8, Odejayi 6 (Ferenczi, 75 mins 6). Unused substitutes: Nardiello, Coulson. Corners: 5. Shots on target: 7. Shots off: 6. Booking: Hassell. Goals: Howard 2 (27 mins & 82 mins pen); Macken (50 mins); Wright (og, 86 mins). Ipswich (4-4-2): Bywater; Bruce (Harding, 83 mins), Naylor, De Vos, Wright; Norris, Sumulikoski (Rhodes, 83 mins), Garvan, Quinn (Trotter, 87 mins); Lee, Counago. Unused substitutes: Colgan, Miller. Corners: 8. Shots on target: 5. Shots off: 8. Bookings: None. Goal: Counago (20 mins). Referee: Darren Drysdale (Lincolnshire). Attendance: 11,333. Chronicle man of the match: Brian Howard.

Diego Leon, started against Ipswich in place of Martin Devaney. Picture: Wes Hobson.


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