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BRIEFLY What me?: Ruby the boxer is a picture of innocence as owner Ben Parker reprimands her. Picture: Wes Hobson

Crunch day for council workers COUNCIL workers will today learn if their wages have gone up or down under the authority's job evaluation scheme. Notification was sent out yesterday and employees have been prewarned by letter that if they do not accept the deal their contracts may be terminated and re-engagement will be offered on new terms and conditions. The main aim of the shake-up is to meet European equality laws: 17 per cent of staff will lose money, 48 per cent will be better off and 35 per cent will stay the same. The scheme will cost about £24m to implement.

CCTV set up to watch camera A CCTV camera put up to try to catch vandals setting fire to a Barnsley speed camera has been put to the test. It was put up on a lamppost a fortnight ago to monitor the speed camera on Fish Dam Lane, Carlton. Arsonists were in action again on Sunday night when they set fire to a tyre placed around the speed camera. Resident Susan Sheldon said: “It will be interesting to know if the police have seen them do it and if the camera has been worth it.” A police spokesman said they would be examining the footage to see whether the culprits had been caught on film.

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Sorry, sir, but a dog ate my homework By Mike Cotton IT’S an old excuse – but Ben Parker’s dog really did eat his homework. Student Ben was furious when Ruby the boxer chewed up a computer disc drive containing his work. Ben, 25, of Rainton Grove, Redbrook, had saved thousands of words of history and English A level course work on his USB stick drive, as well as NVQ project work. But Ruby’s curiosity made light work of it. Ben said: “I was out at the time. My mum said ‘You know your USB drive? What was on it?’ “I said ‘Everything! Why?’ Ruby hadn’t digested it, just chewed it to bits. It was on my bedroom window sill so I don't know how she got it. “I was annoyed to say the least. I thought about finding a good taxidermist, but it’s hard to stay mad at those puppy dog eyes for long.” He took the mangled disc drive to PC World to see if they could retrieve the work, but they could do nothing and the drive was thrown away. Ben, who works at the Travellers Rest pub at Pogmoor, is due to finish his A levels this year. Luckily he had made an early start and was on target with his work. It is not due in until Easter, but he is left with lots of catching up to do.”

Just the ticket for Oakwell FANS queued for up to seven hours outside Oakwell yesterday to try to get tickets for Barnsley's FA Cup quarter final clash with Chelsea. Many braved the rain and cold from 5.30am to make sure they were at the front. One dedicated fan turned up at 2am and Doug Bone, 80, was there at 6.30am. He said: “It's definitely worth it. I've been coming here for years since before the new stands were built.” Dave Phillips, 64, from Smithies, said: “I hope Chelsea get hammered. We don't want those southerners coming and dictating the game.”

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Landlords fume over proposals to halt smokers outside pubs

Street smoking threat EXCLUSIVE By Adam Civico SMOKING will be banned on the street outside pubs and cafes in the town centre, if new guidelines published by Barnsley Council are adopted. It is thought Barnsley could become the first town in the country to adopt the hard-line approach. Landlords and cafe owners would face having their £250-a-year street cafe licence revoked – it allows them to serve alcohol on the pavement outside their premises – if customers disobey the regulations. The new rules, contained in a council document titled ‘Guidelines for street cafes: Barnsley town centre’, state: “As of April 1, the licensed cafe area will be a no-smoking area. "”It will be the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that customers are reminded of this. If it is noted

that on three separate occasions customers are witnessed to be smoking, then the licence will be revoked.” Drinkers would still be allowed to smoke outside pubs in private beer gardens. But shocked licensees think the move is a step too far. Paul McNicholas runs Durty O'Dwyer’s Irish pub and is chairman of the town centre pubwatch which is objecting to the guidelines. He is ready to challenge the council over the issue. He said: “I feel so strongly about this I would be prepared to go to court. There is no other area in the country even contemplating it. It would be difficult to enforce.” He said pubwatch members had been stunned when the issue was discussed at a meeting last Thursday. Paul has spent about £9,000 on awnings, tables and heaters so punters can sit outside his pub on Market Hill and enjoy a pint and a cig.

A drag: Tony Martin’s cigarette could spell trouble for landlords “Having the outside area has compensated me and evened things out since the smoking ban. These new guidelines could be the difference between bars surviving and not.”

Teachers to stage three day strike

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licensees could make informed comments. “We are awaiting the responses and I am having a meeting with several landlords. We will look at it when we have all the information.” Director of Freedom Organisation for the Right to Enjoy Smoking Tobacco (FOREST) Simon Clarke says the plans are dubious, difficult to enforce and a potential death knell for businesses without space out back. He says it is the first time he has heard of such a plan anywhere in the country. If the council wants smokers off the streets, Simon suggests it would be more productive to use its resources to lobby for smoking rooms. He added: “If this is brought in I shall come to Barnsley myself and light up on April 1, even though I don't smoke.”

Rebecca’s twins come at the double

By Adam Civico MORE strikes will be held at Darton High school after a teachers' union and the school’s management failed to resolve an ongoing dispute. NUT members will stage a three-day walkout from Tuesday to Thursday next week after talks collapsed yesterday. The union's Barnsley secretary Pete Bevis said the school management had ‘torn up’ a pay agreement made in 2006. If the issue is not resolved another threeday strike will be held next month. Mr Bevis said: “The responsibility for this unprecedented action is entirely the fault of the school management. NUT members do not wish to strike for a single day, never mind three, but have been forced into this situation." He said it was not just an issue about pay but about integrity. Some teachers felt bullied and intimidated by the school management.

Walkabout manager Greg Harding echoed his views. He has a street drinking area in front of the pub at the junction of Market Hill and Shambles Street but says the new rules would make it untenable. “I think it is ridiculous. The council offered us the lease of that land to get people out front and bring a bit of colour to the town. This rule would make it untenable for us to continue taking this space from the council.” The idea originated from the council’s environmental department, headed by Coun Roy Miller, and does have tentative support from Lucorum manager, Jim Barrell. He said: “We have an outside garden area at the back where people can smoke. If the council were to adopt the ban we would accept it and we are reasonably supportive.” Coun Miller said the proposal was still at consultation stage and the booklet had been produced so

Here we go again: Rebecca Robinson with new arrivals Luke and Lily and Adam and Benjamin, five.

BIRDWELL mum Rebecca Robinson has her hands full after giving birth to her second set of twins. Non-identical Luke and Lily were born four weeks ago and are brother and sister to Adam and Benjamin, five. It’s a bit of a family tradition: her nan had four sets. And keeping a watchful eye on the brood is Lewis, seven, who dotes on his brothers and baby sister. Luke was born at Barnsley Hospital on January 25 weighing 7lb 13oz and Lily arrived three minutes later at 5lb 1oz. Rebecca, 30, of Coltfield, was excited when she discovered it was twins again but husband Jonathon, 42, was a little shocked. She said: “We had joked about it being twins and at the scan the nurse said: ‘You have done it again’. “When I found out about Adam and Ben I just cried, not because I was disappointed but because I was shocked and Lewis was only 16 months old at the time. This time I just laughed because we had done it all before and it was exciting. After Jonathon got over the shock he was really happy and we wouldn't change anything for the world.

Gas link probed as man is found dead By Steph Johnson A PROBATION officer found dead at his Dodworth home may have died of carbon monoxide poisoning. Mark Ellis, 41, of Hawthorne Crescent, was discovered on Monday morning. His pet cat is thought to have been found dead in the same room. Police called out Northern Gas engineers later that day. A spokesman for the region’s gas distributor said: “We sus-

pected there were fumes, as in carbon monoxide. "Our job is only to make it (the property) safe, we will now pass it on to the gas suppliers and Health and Safety Executive to do any further investigations." The HSE has confirmed its staff are providing technical assistance to the police, who are leading the investigation. Acting Det Insp Steve Hanley said: “My mind is open as to whether his death occurred criminally, accidentally or otherwise.

“We are working with experts in the field, and forensic tests are being carried out.” Mr Ellis joined the probation service as a trainee in 2000 and worked at its town centre Victoria Road office. Chief Officer Roz Brown said: “Mark was a popular and valued member of staff who will be sadly missed by his colleagues in Barnsley and the whole of South Yorkshire probation area. Our deepest sympathies go to his family and friends at this tragic time.”

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2 – Barnsley Chronicle, Friday, February 22, 2008 Deaths BARLOW, Tracy – A dearly loved daughter, sadly passed away, aged 36, on February 11th, 2008. Although we’re miles apart, We did share such happy times, My thoughts were with you, Morning, noon and night, Now it’s time to say farewell, And good night, You will be sadly missed, But not forgotten, Good night sweetheart with all my heart.

– Love from Mam. BARLOW, Tracy – I am not lonely, but I am alone, I picture a beautiful garden, In the garden you stand, Just like a rose of beauty, But always in my heart, I am alone since you and I had to part, God bless, rest in peace.

– Love from Mam and Bill

BARLOW, TRACY (NEE HORNER) You loved to hear the blackbirds sing, It gave you so much pleasure, Those summer days we laughed and cried, Are memories I will treasure. You bore your illness, With such courage and dignity, It brightened up your day, To hear the blackbirds’ melody. You were a beautiful daughter, Who I loved ever so, It broke my heart in pieces, To have to let you go. I’m so proud to be your Dad, Your love was sweet and true, Every time I hear a blackbird sing, I will always think of you.

– Love from Dad xx.

BARLOW, TRACY You were someone very special, A true inspiration to us all. Remembered by me always, Every day for evermore.

The book of life you cannot buy, It’s very rare but true, It’s a special book called memories, The ones we 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.

– From loving sister Joan and brother-in-law Colin, nephews Nigel and Fiona, Kevin and Wendy BROWN, Malcolm – For a dear brother-in-law. Resting where no shadows fall, Quietly remembered by us all. Good night, God bless.

Though your smile has gone forever, And your hand we cannot touch, We have so many memories, Of you Granville, we loved so much xxxx.

– From loving wife Doreen, son and Maureen, Keith granddaughter Rachel and Anouar, great grandchildren Nadia and Ali xxx. Many thanks to all who donated £165 to the Alzheimer’s Society, in lieu of flowers

You cared for those you loved so much, Aside you put your pain, You suffered in silence, Even up to the very end, You never once complained, While our hearts were breaking, You gently slipped away, God bless you Auntie Brenda, Until we meet again. Love and will miss you.

– From Caroline, Derek and kids. Words are few, thoughts are deep, Memories of you we will always keep.

– Love from Stewart, Lynn and Lauren DAVIS, Brenda – Ours is just a simple prayer, God bless and keep you in His care.

If loving could have saved you, We would never have had to say goodbye. Forgive us Lord, For our son Joshua Christian, We loved but couldn’t keep. Sleep tight our darling little boy, Till we meet again, Love you lots and lots.

– Love from Mummy and Daddy xxxxx. God bless Joshua, Love you always.

God saw you getting weary, And lifted you to rest, God’s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best.

– From your loving wife Doreen ECCLES, Arthur –

In loving memory of a Wife, Mam and Nannan, who passed away on 17th February 2008, aged 78 years.

God saw you getting weary, No cure was meant to be, He closed His arms around you, And whispered come to me. 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. God bless you. – Love from husband Stev and all her family. BRENNAN, Roy – God grant you eternal rest, And comfort those you loved and left, Deepest sympathy to Margaret and family.

– From Mavis, Malc and family BROWN, Malcolm – Sadly passed away on Wednesday, 13th February, aged 76. Much loved husband of Ann, loving Father of Catherine and Jenny, Father-in-law to David and Steve, brother of Joan and brother-in-law to Colin, Arthur and Brenda. Special thanks to the staff at Barnsley Intensive Care Unit for their never ending care and support, to Reverend Louise Dawson for her constant support, to the many friends and family for their kind messages, cards and flowers and to Simon Anderson, Funeral Director, who organised the funeral at Monk Bretton Methodist Church and Ardsley Crematorium yesterday, Thursday 21st February. BROWN, Malcolm – We said good night the night before, We didn’t say goodbye, It broke my heart to lose you, But you didn’t go alone, Part of me went with you, The day God called you home. 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.

– From Ann. God saw you getting weary, And lifted you to rest, God’s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. He saw the road getting rough, And the hill hard to climb, He closed your weary eyelids, And whispered peace be thine. We think about you always, We talk about you too, We have so many memories, But wish we still had you. Memories last forever Dad, Lasting all life through, Ours are very special though, Because they are of you. Night night, God bless Dad. All our love,

(née Fallis)

– Love from your big sis Chloe – From Lynn, Mick, Maureen, xxx. Barry, Ann and Peter Joshua. A daily thought, a silent tear, ECCLES, Arthur – A constant wish that you were here, A heart of gold stopped beating, Two smiling eyes at rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us. He only takes the best, God bless Josh, Loving you always and forever, Until we can cuddle you once again. Sleep tight. Lots of love and kisses.

A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands to rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best, God bless you Grandad

– Love from Lynette, Paul, Dean, Sarah, Donna, Rafer and Alycia

– From Nannan and Grandad Thickett xxxxxxxx. To Joshua. Our nephew, our angel, We see you in heaven, You’re in our thoughts, our dreams, Love forever.

– From Uncle David and Auntie Dawn xxxx

BURTON, Alan A dearly loved son of the late Harold and of Connie Burton, also the Father of David Burton. Sadly passed away aged 58 on February 17th, 2008, in Fazakerly Hospital in Liverpool.

To lose a son you dearly love, Is hard beyond belief, Your heart comes near to breaking, And no one knows your grief, Alan was a very special son, And that’s the way he’ll stay. – Love from Mam xx Though your smile has gone forever, And your hand we cannot touch, We have so many memories, Of you brother we loved so much. – From your loving brothers and sisters, nephews and nieces Graham, Julie, Richard and Andrew, Linda, Robert, Rachel and Darren, Julie, Simon and Emma and Raymond xx BURTON, Alan (Biscuits) – His cheery ways and pleasant face, Are a pleasure to recall, He had a kindly word for each, And died beloved by all, Some day, we know not when, Some day we hope to meet him, To clasp his hand in the better land, Never to part again.

– From brother Graham, Julie, Andrew, Richard, son David and Val DALTON, Alan – A dear husband, Dad and Grandad, passed away peacefully in his on Saturday, 16th sleep February, aged 74 years. God called your name so softly, So only you could hear, And no one heard the footsteps, Of the angels drawing near. We picture a beautiful garden, And there at the gate they stand, Your Mum and Dad are there, Waiting to take your hand.

– From loving wife Mary, sons Paul and Christopher and their families and your two little pals Smudge and Tigger. Alan, No farewells were spoken, No time to say goodbye, You were gone before we knew it, And only God knows why.

– From Gloria, Raymond and families. The funeral is on Monday, 25th February at 11 a.m. from Horsewood Close and 11.30 a.m. at Ardsley Crematorium. Family flowers only please DALTON, Alan – Resting where no shadows fall, Quietly remembered by us all.

A wonderful wife, woman and aide, One who was better God never made, A wonderful worker, loyal and true, One in a million, that, wife was you. Just in your judgement, always right, Honest and liberal, ever upright, Loved by friends and all you knew, A wonderful wife, that wife was you.

- From your loving husband Jack x

FULLER, ERIC Recently passed away on Tuesday, 19th February, 2008, aged 76. Cremation to be held at Crigglestone Crematorium on Wednesday, 27th February at 11.30 a.m. followed by refreshments at The Dalesman, Denby Dale at 12.30 p.m. GLOVER, Horace – In loving memory of a dear husband, Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad who passed away on 14th February, aged 87. Funeral at Ardsley Crematorium today, Friday, 22nd February at 11.30 a.m. You left the world so suddenly, We hardly said goodbye, It broke my heart to lose you, But you didn’t go alone, Part of me went with you, The day God called you home. 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. Love always. Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day.

Irene

HILTON, Janet

You never failed to do your best, Your heart was true and tender, You gave so much to those you loved, And those you loved remember, All our lives we will miss you, Because we love you so, God bless you Dad.

– From Dorothy xxx.

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MIRFIN, Marian – In loving and thankful memory of a special – From friends and neighbours and Mother-in-law, Mother and warden, Maltas Court passed away peacefully on HILL, John – 8th. February – Love from niece Sarah, David, We were not there Dad to see you – From son Robert and Ian and Caitlin xxxx die, daughter-in-law Mary I thought of you with love today, To hold your hand or say goodbye, MIRFIN, Marion – In memory of But that is nothing new, But will remember our whole lives – From Mandy and Alison, a good friend and neighbour. I thought about you yesterday, through, May God grant you eternal rest, And days before that too, The last words we had with you. Gordon and Steve. And comfort those she loved the best. I think of you in silence, – Love from Lisa, Derek, Sean A heart of gold stopped beating, I often speak your name, – From Margaret, Sally, Alan and Two sparkling eyes at rest, and Lauren God broke our hearts to prove to us, family HILL, John – Loving memories All I have are memories, And your picture in a frame, He only takes the best. MOSLEY, May (nee Stott) – of dear Father and Grandfather Your memory is my keepsake, Love you Nanan. Reunited with husband Mark. who will be sadly missed. With which I’ll never part, – From Christopher, Lauren and You can shed tears that she is gone, Always in our thoughts, God has you in His keeping, Or you can smile because she has xxx. Bethan Lots of love. I have you in my heart, lived. – From Richard, Joanna and Safe in the arms of Janey and Arthur, No matter how life changes, You can close your eyes and pray No matter what we do, grandchildren xx We love you and miss you Auntie that she will come back, The special place within our hearts, HILTON, Janet – The family Janet. Or you can open your eyes and see Is always there for you. would like to express their – Love from Claire, Wayne and – From brother-in-law George all that she has left. heartfelt thanks to all who Robert xxx Your heart can be empty because you and Tilly attended Janet’s service, your – A dear sister and auntie. can’t see her, KAYE, Lucy – Or you can be full of the love that you kind generosity helped raise God saw you getting weary, Resting where no shadows fall, In quiet peace she awaits us all.

– From Brenda, Arthur and – From Mary, Dennis, Lynn, Matt families xx and family BROWN, Malcolm – DOBSON, Emily (nee Speight) Those we love don’t go away, – A very good Mum, Grandma They walk beside us every day. – From nieces, Allison and and Great Grandma, died Helen, and nephew, Andrew and peacefully in Park Grange Care Home on February 18th, aged 91 £750 for Cancer Research UK. families years, Reunited with Horace and Special thanks also to Father BROWN, Malcolm – Resting where no shadows fall, Graham and remembering Jack. David Combe who conducted the service, Hydes Funeral Directors Quietly remembered by us all. Rest in peace now Mum. – From friends and neighbours of – From Brenda, Albert, Teresa, for their compassionate support Cliffe Court James, Emily and Harrison and an excellent service. Thanks also to the management and BROWN, Malcolm – In loving xxxxxx memory of a good friend. Funeral will be at 11am, 25th staff at The Grey Horse, Old Rest in peace. February, 2008 at Ardsley Town for their hospitality after the – From Joyce, Geoff and family Crematorium and afterwards at service BULLEN, Joshua Christian – Park Grange Care Home. Only It broke our hearts to lose you, immediate family flowers, any But you did not go alone, donations to go to Residents’ Part of us went with you, Comforts Fund at Park Grange The day God called you home. ECCLES, Arthur – Passed away A million times we’ve needed you, A million times we’ve cried, February 14th, 2008, aged 81.

– Love from Jan xx. BARLOW, Tracy – Remembering a much loved granddaughter Tracy whose memory we will treasure. – Love from Nan and Grandad Horner xx BECKETT, Granville – Passed away peacefully 11th February, 2008, at Mount Vernon Hospital, aged 85.

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– Love from Linda, Paul and Andre xx. God saw you getting weary, He did what He thought best, He put His arms around you, And whispered come and rest. All our love.

– From Yvonne and Brian xx. loving and grateful With memories of a dear Dad, Fatherin-law and Grandad. God bless.

– Love from Mike, Cathy, Jon, David and Daniel. Words are few, thoughts are deep, Memories of you I will always keep.

– From your loving son Paul x. Silent thoughts of times together, Memories that will last forever.

– Love from Suzy, Jamie, Christopher, Joanne, Tony and baby Isobel GLOVER, Horace – Ours is just a simple prayer, God bless and keep you in His care.

– From warden and all at Maltas Court HANSBURY, Peter – Of Shaftsbury Drive, Hoyland, died in Barnsley District General Hospital on February 18th, aged 84. Dear, loved husband of the late Rita, Father, Father-in-law and brother. Cortege to leave Cooks Funeral Service 12.20 pm, service at St. Helen’s Church, 12.30 pm. Interment Hoyland Cemetery 1.30 pm on Monday February 25th. All enquiries to Cooks Funeral Service, Barnsley 743283 HEWITT, Annie – In loving memory of a very special wife, Mother, Nannan and Great Grandma who passed away 10th February, 2008, aged 84 years. Anne, I remember the day I met you, And the day God made you mine, I remember the day I lost you, And will to the end of time, I loved you then, I loved you still, Always have and always will, I know there is another life, And we are born once more, I hope dear Lord you give me back, The wife that I adored.

– From your loving husband George xxx You never failed to do your best, Your heart was true and tender, You gave so much to those you loved, And those you loved remember, All our lives we’ll keep you, As the years come and go, But in our hearts we’ll miss you, Because we love you so, God bless.

HILTON, Janet – Sometimes Mom in passing, Would pat you on the back, And sometimes in passing, She’d show you the right track. Sometimes Mom in passing, Would say, ‘You sure look nice!’, And sometimes in passing, She could make you think twice. Sometimes Mom in passing, Would lightly touch your hair, And sometimes in passing, She’d show you what was fair. Sometimes Mom in passing, Would ask, ‘What do you mean?’ And sometimes in passing, She would get in between. Sometimes Mom in passing, Would give you, ‘that look’, And sometimes in passing, Would give you what it took. But this time, Mom is passing, From this world to the best, And this time in passing, She’ll pass the final test, And when Mom has passed, And the pain is so unkind, Just look and you’ll find her, There in your heart and mind, Forever in our hearts.

– From Paul and Alison – Nannan In tears we saw you sinking, We watched you fade away, Our hearts were almost broken, But we know 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 we saw you sleeping, So peacefully and free from pain, We could not wish you bck, To suffer all that again, Nan, you left a place no one could ever fill, We miss you loads and always will. Love you always.

– From Kirsty and Keeley xx HILTON, Janet – To lose a Mum you dearly love, Is hard beyond belief, Your heart comes near to breaking, And no one knows your grief. I had a wonderful Mum, And loved her till the end, I lost two precious things that day, My Mum and my friend. I will miss our coffee and chats we had almost every day, Mam. Loe and miss you always. God bless.

– From Neil x. You never failed to do your best, Your heart was true and tender, You gave so much to those you loved. And those you loved remember. All our lives we’ll miss you, As the years come and go, But in our hearts we’ll keep you, Because we love you so, God bless you Mum.

– From Neil and Janice x. You are not forgotten Nanan, Nor ever will be, As long as life and memory last, We will remember you. Lots of love, hugs and kisses.

– From Cami and Chanel xxx HILTON, Janet – A precious sister with a heart of gold, These are the memories I will always hold, She suffered much, she murmured not, We watched her day by day, We cried, we prayed her dear life, Would not be taken away. At rest now Janet, with Mum and Dad, Also remembering Iris and Mark. In our garden of memories, Til we all meet again.

– From loving sister Collette HILTON, Janet – A silent prayer sincere and true, A special thought from us to you. You would not wish for tears or fuss, Just to be remembered by all of us.

– Love from brother Allan, Pauline, Jonathan, Michael and Hayley x HILTON, Janet –

– From Patricia and Alan xxx – To a dear Nan and Great You never failed to do your best, – From Peter, Jean, Christine Grandma. Your heart was true and tender, and family God saw you getting weary, You gave so much to those you DAVIS, Brenda – In loving And did what He thought best, loved, memory of a dear wife, Mum and He put His arms around you, And those you loved remember, Nannan who passed away 15th And whispered come and rest, All our lives we’ll miss you, All our love. February, 2008. As the years come and go, – From Richard, Tracey, Ayrton But in our hearts we’ll keep you, What is a home without a wife? and Declan x All things the world may send, Because we love you so. No matter how life changes, But when I lost my darling wife, – Love from Trevor and Wendy No matter what we do, I lost my dearest friend. xx A special place within our hearts, You never failed to do your best, HILTON, Janet (nee Fallis) – Is always kept for you. Your heart was true and tender, – From Jonathan, Julie and Alex In a land that has no heartache, You gave so much to those you Where we are all free from pain, loved, – Nannan. And those you loved remember. We always had the good times, But it only brings me tears, But I know now, There were never any wasted years.

– From loving husband Arthur x. God gave us a wonderful Mum, We loved her to the end, We lost two precious things that day, A Mum and a friend. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home.

– Love from Sonia and Richard. To lose a Nannan you dearly love, Is hard beyond belief, Your heart comes near to breaking, And no one knows your grief. I had a wonderful Nannan, And loved her till the end, I lost two precious things that day, My Nannan and my friend.

– From Catherine and David, – Love from Hannan x Jenny and Steve.

Sadly missed, fondly remembered, Love and miss you.

– From Shaun and Antonio – Our dear Grandma. Glad we had the chance to say goodbye, Our memories of you will never die, R.I.P.

Sad tears we shed are wiped away, As we learn to smile again.

– From brother Baz, Julia, Lee and Dave HILTON, Janet, (nee Fallis) – A dear sister and auntie. If we could have a lifetime wish, A dream that would come true,

– Love from Andrea, Rob, Tyler, We’d pray to God with all our hearts, Lee, Leon and Chad For yesterday and you, Remembering the good old days.

– Love from Mary xxx HEWITT, Annie – God takes us one by one, And breaks the family chain, But somewhere in a better place, That chain will link again.

– From sister-in-law Hazel, Carol and family HEWITT, Annie – Silent thoughts of times together, Memories that will last forever, Rest in peace.

– Love from Elsie and Muriel

We will never forget you Jan, Or the day you slipped away, The emptiness and heartache, Is much more than words can say, You were such a special sister, Loving, kind and true, And I just want to tell you that, We thought the world of you, All our lives we’ll miss you, As the years come and go, And in our hearts we’ll keep you, Because we loved you so.

A silent prayer sincere and true, A special thought from us to you, You would not wish for tears or fuss, Just to be remembered by all of us, Rest in peace.

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.

– From brother Raymond, Lynn, Dale and Vicky HILTON, Janet (nee Fallis) – A much loved sister and auntie. They are happy who dwell in your house O’Lord (Psalm 83), Quiet like some still day, You’re just going home, It’s not far, just close by, Through an open door, Work all done, care laid by, Going to fear no more, Mother’s there, expecting you, Father’s waiting too, Lots of folk gathered there, All the friends you knew, Rest in peace, A very brave sister, You’re only a thought away.

You were always someone special, And that’s the way you’ll stay, Remembered by us always, Each and every day, You gave us all you had to give, Gifts so great and small, But most of all you gave us love, The greatest gift of all. Love and miss you Mam.

Sisters mean so much to each other, You meant the world to me, We’ve shared a lifetime of love, laughter and tears, You were my bestest friend, Those special things we did together, The memories I will treasure forever, Sleep tight sweetheart.

– Love always from Carol and Dave xx No farewells were spoken, No time to say goodbye, You were gone before we knew it, And only God knows why.

shared. You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday, Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday. You can remember her and only that she is gone, Or you can cherish her memory and let it live on. You can cry and close your mind, Be empty and turn your back, Or you can do what she would want, Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

Doreen (nee PRITCHARD, Jeff – A much VAINES, Jennie – Passed away WILSON, loved brother-in-law, uncle and in hospital on 6th February, Hawden) – In loving memory of a much loved wife, Mum and great uncle. 2008, aged 45. With tears in our eyes we whisper My wonderful, brave wife Jennie. passed away Grandma, low, God saw you getting weary, suddenly on 18th February, 2008 Happy birthday Jeff, we miss you so. No cure was meant to be, at home, aged 76. All our love.

– From Cath, John and Charlotte, Craig, Laura and Darcey, Ryan and Claire, Neil and Kirsty RAMSKILL, Roy – Passed away 17th February, aged 87 years. I picture a beautiful garden, There at the gate you stand, Where loved ones gone before you, Are waiting to take your hand.

– Love from Milly RAMSKILL, Roy – Resting where no shadows fall, Quietly remembered by us all, Rest in peace.

– From son Michael, Linda, Katherine and John RAMSKILL, Roy – I have only your memory, dear Grandad, To remember my whole life through, But the sweetness will linger forever, As I treasure the image of you. All our love.

– From Helen and Steve xx. Night, God bless Great Grandad, All our love.

– From Ellie and Joel xx RAMSKILL, Roy – Dad. Mine is just a simple prayer, God bless and keep you in His care.

– From daughter-in-law Barbara. – Love from Colin, Joy and family – From loving son Vic and Grandad. daughter-in-law Sue. xx Words are few, thoughts are deep, You never failed to do your best, KAYE, Lucy – auntie, Memories of you we’ll always keep. Your heart was true and tender, Find the softest pillow Lord, – From Lee and Sharon, Craig You gave so much to those you To rest her head upon, and Sue. loved. Place a kiss upon her cheek, And those you loved remember. Great Grandad. And tell her who it’s from. – Love from Claire xx You always had a smile to share, Time to give,time to care, A loving nature a heart of gold, These are the memories I will hold.

All our lives we’ll miss you, As the years come and go, But in our hearts we’ll keep you, Because we love you so, God bless you Mum.

Gentle Jesus up above, Please give Grandad all my love.

– From Kiera ROBERTS, Kath – In loving memory of a dear wife, Mum, From your loving son Ken and – – Love from sister Ellen and – Love from Alan Lee xx Nannan and Great Nannan who daughter-in-law Catherine. brother-in-law Hadyn xx passed away 13th February, KAYE, Lucy – Words are few, thoughts are deep, A special prayer sincere and true, 2008, aged 69. A silent prayer, sincere and true, Memories of you I will always keep. A special thought from us to you. He took you when I wasn’t there, A special thought from us to you. – Love from Mavis. – Love from niece Kathryn, – From Sheila and family xx The reasons now I know, Funeral service at Buckley He knows I thought the world of you, Steven and Luke xxx KAYE, Lucy – Methodist Church at 2 p.m. on And would never let you go. HILTON, Janet – Ours is just a simple prayer, Monday, 25th February and 3 – From husband Bill You always had a smile to share, God bless and keep you in His care. As I sat beside you Mum, p.m. at Ardsley Crematorium Time to give, time to care, – Love from Ron and Mary Loving nature, heart of gold, MOSLEY, May – To my special You slowly slipped away, KAYE, Lucy – A caring lady who sister. I kissed you on your forehead, Memories of you we will always hold. And wiped a tear away, No farewells were spoken, – Love from Eric, Pat and family will be sadly missed. Resting where no shadows fall, I hope you heard me when I said, No time to say goodbye, HILTON, Janet – Thank you for being my Mum, The gates of heaven opened wide, Beautiful angels lined side by side, A special guest was on her way, The day the Lord took Janet away. R.I.P.

– From Pauline Muggleton xx HILTON, Janet –

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Quietly remembered by us all.

– From friends and neighbours, Judy Row – Love from Ethel KAYE, Lucy – Auntie May. Silent thoughts of times together, Memories that will last forever. Friends for 40 years. Rest in peace.

– From your friend Jean A silent prayer sincere and true, LINDLEY, Sydney – A loving A special thought from us to you. husband, Dad and Grandad who – From Susan and Sally x passed away peacefully in HILTON, Janet – For a very special lady, Barnsley District General Remembering you always. Hospital on 16th February, aged – Love from Chris, Bev, Conner 77. Mrs. Lindley and family would and Louis xxx like to thank all staff on Ward 20. HILTON, Janet – I sat beside your bedside, Life is not measured by the years you live, But the love and things that you did, Happy times we spent together, Are memories that will last forever. God bless you Janet. Rest in peace.

You were gone before we knew it, And only God knows why.

I held your hand with love, I stroked your head so tenderly, And prayed to God above, Your weary hours and days of pain, Your troubled nights are passed, And in his aching heart I know, You have found sweet rest at last.

An angel sang Amazing Grace, The Lord came down and touched your face, He held your hand and whispered low, Come with me May, it’s time to go. Love you.

– From Joan and Kev Mine is just a simple prayer, God bless and keep you in His care.

– From Lynn, John, Ashley and James MOSLEY, May – Words are few thoughts are deep, Memories of you will always keep.

– Love from your brother Arty and sister- in- law Doris xx MOSLEY, May – Great Grandma. I’m so happy that we made each other smile.

– Love from Aunt Lily, Ron and – From your ever loving wife – Love from Barnaby xx family. Margaret xx MOSLEY, May – In memory of a HILTON, Janet – Why did you have to go away Dad, kind, thoughtful much loved and A silent prayer sincere and true, There are so many things I want to A special thought from us to you. sadly missed Nanan say, You will always be in our thoughts. – From Maureen and family, Thank you for always being there, And all the things you have done for – Love from Matthew and Sheree London me, MOSLEY, May – HILTON, Janet – You gave me so much love, You are not forgotten, aunty, You always had a smile to share, I wish I still had you, Nor ever will be, Time to give, time to care, I will always love you Dad. As long as life and memory lasts, A loving nature, a heart of gold, We will remember thee. – Love from daughter Denise These are the memories we will – From Andy, Ellie and baby and son-in-law Geoff xx hold. A golden heart stopped beating, Daisy – From Carole and Jim Hard working hands now rest, HILTON, Janet – MOSS, Barbara – The Lord came down and touched You always had a smile to share, Time to give, time to care, A loving nature, a heart of gold, These are the memories I will hold.

– From Dot HILTON, Janet – Years of striving little of play, Loving, giving the whole of the way, A cherished smile, a heart of gold, To the dearest auntie the world could hold. Happy memories fond and true, From us who thought the world of you.

your face, And whispered low, Come with me Syd, it’s time to go, Good night, God bless Dad, Love you always.

God saw you get tired, No cure was meant to be, He put His arms around you, And whispered come to me.

– Love from son Ian and family, – From daughter Margaret and daughter Anne and family and brother Trevor, who will all miss son-in-law Shaun xx you dearly xxx As I sat beside you Dad, You slowly slipped away, MOSS, Barbara – I kissed you on your forehead, And wiped a tear away, I hope you heard me say, I love you Dad, I’ll not be far away.

A silent prayer sincere and true, With all our love from us to you.

– From Ethel, Eric, Colleen, Tony and family – Love from Caroline and Dave – Love from daughter Jill and MOSS, Barbara – xxx son-in-law David xx Always remembered. HILTON, Janet – – Grandad. – From Joan, Cyril and family You always had a smile to share, As long as we have memories, MOSS, Stan – In loving memory Time to give and time to care. As long as we have tears, of my dear husband. Rest in peace. Deepest sympathy to Jack, Paul, Neil and families.

– From Auntie Flo and family xx HILTON, Janet – Deepest sympathy to Neil, Janice and family. Our thoughts are with you, Rest in peace Janet.

– Love from Sandra and Bernard x HILTON, Janet – Ours is just a simple prayer, God bless and keep you in His care.

You will never be forgotten Grandad, Not in a million years.

– Love from grandsons Ryan, Jason, John, James and Simon and granddaughter Louise xxxxxx LINDLEY, Sydney – Dad, No matter how life changes, No matter what we do, A special place within our hearts, Will always be kept for you. From loving son Wayne and Amanda

LINDLEY, Sidney –

– From Roy and Marleane A smile for all, a heart of gold, The best brother and uncle this world Cawley could hold, HILTON, Janet – Mine is just a simple prayer, God bless and keep you in His care.

– From Elsie (nee Corbett) HILTON, Janet – Memories are a keepsake, With which we’ll never part, God has you in His keeping, We have you in our hearts. God bless Janet.

– Love from Roy and Bev. HILTON, Janet – A silent prayer sincere and true, With fondest memories from us to you.

– Love from Val, Clive and family HILTON, Janet – Though we know you’ve gone away, In our thoughts you will always stay. Rest in peace Janet.

– From Ken and family xxx HILTON, Janet –

Remembering the old days, Of family times together, Our memories will last forever.

– Love from Barry, Judith and family xxx LINDLEY, Sydney –

Nothing can console me, My loved one’s gone away, People offer sympathy, But no matter what they say, It’s me who has the heartache, Me who bears the pain, But when my life is over, We will one day meet again.

– From your loving wife Betty x Hold him in your arms Lord, Look after him with care, Make up for all he suffered, And all that seemed unfair, He suffered much in silence, His spirit did not bend, He faced his task with courage, Until the very end, Love and miss you always.

– From Pete and Angie x Though your smile has gone forever, And your hand we cannot touch, We have so many memories, Of the Dad we loved so much, Good night, God bless.

He closed His arms around you, And whispered come to me. Hold her in your arms Lord, Look after her with care, Make up for all she suffered, And all that seemed unfair. She suffered in silence, Her spirit did not bend, She faced her illness with courage, Until the very end. Thank you for the last 28 years.

– From your loving husband Dave. God takes us one by one, And breaks the family chain, But somewhere up in heaven, The chain will link again. God bless Mum. Love from Lee, Adel and Ruby-Lee. We will never forget you Mum, Or the day you slipped away, The emptiness and the heartache, Is much more than words can say. You were such a special Mum, Loving, strong and true, And I just want to tell you Mum, That we thought the world of you. All our lives we’ll miss you, As the years come and go, But in our hearts we’ll keep you, Because we loved you so.

– Love from Nicola and Danny. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you did not go alone, Part of us went with you, The day God called you home. A million times we’ve needed you, A million times we’ve cried, If loving could have saved you, You never would have died. Forgive us Lord, we will always weep, For the Mum we couldn’t keep. All my love.

– From Jodie xxxx. God saw you getting weary, And did what He thought best, He put His arms around you, And whispered come and rest. God bless.

– From Mam. No farewells were spoken, No time to say goodbye, You were gone before we knew it, And only God knows why.

– Love from all in Canada, Kath and Phil, Wendy and Ade, Paul and Dawn and families. We did not see you close your eyes, Or hear your last faint sigh, We only heard that you’d gone, Too late to say goodbye. God bless you Jennie.

– From Maxine, Amanda, Mark, John, Carole, Zoe and Nathan xx LINDLEY, Sid –

A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands to rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best, You gave us all you had to give, Gifts so great and small, But most of all you gave us love, The greatest gift of all.

We won’t forget them ever, But the greatest thing you gave us ever, Was our wonderful time together, Good night, God bless Nannan.

It was painful watching you suffer in those final weeks, But you did it with courage and dignity.

Thank you for the laughter, And the good times that we shared, Thanks for always listening, And always being there, God’s finger touched her and she slept.

Ours is just a simple prayer, God bless and keep you in His care, A silent prayer sincere and true, With fondest memories from us to you.

– From Vicky, Eric, Jamie, Lisa, – Love from grandchildren Ricci, Becky, Thomas and Connor and Heather xx Daniel.

– Love from Gail, Laura and – Love from Joan, John, Nicola Ryan. and Natalie xx God takes us one by one, Nite, nite, God bless Nannan Kath.

And breaks the family chain,

– Love from Ashleigh, Jayden But somewhere up in heaven, The chain will link again. and Olivia xx Resting where no shadows fall, Quietly remembered by us all, God grant you eternal rest, Comfort those you loved and left.

– From Joan, Bill and family Words are few, thoughts are deep, Memories of you we will always keep.

– From Tony and Fran ROBERTS, Kath – The book of life, you cannot buy, It’s very rare but true, It’s a special book called memories, And in it Kath will be you, Remembered always.

– From John, Tracie, Jodi and Matthew xxxx SLABY, Evelyn – Sadly passed away peacefully with her family around her at Chapel View Nursing Home, Mapplewell on Thursday 14th February, 2008. Funeral to take place at Ardsley Crematorium, today Friday 22nd February, 2008, 12 noon. The service will be followed by a gathering of family and friends at Ardsley House Hotel. All to Co-operative enquiries Funeralcare, telephone Barnsley 01226 282573 SMITH, Winifred – Passed away 8th February, 2008, Leave’s husband Gordon, sons Alan, Philip and their families, and great grandchildren grandchildren, Belovered Mum i love you so, And it was hard to let you go, But happy memories ease the pain, Until once more we meet again.

– Love from Gordon, Alan, Phillip and families STAINROD, Eric – In loving memory of a much loved Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad who passed away peacefully on February 8th, 2008, aged 90 years. As I sat beside you Dad, You slowly slipped away, I kissed you on your forehead, And wiped a tear away, I hope you heard me say, I love you Dad, I’ll not be far away, Loved ones gone before us, Are there to take your hand, Sadie’s waiting for you, To be reunited once again, Rest in peace.

God bless Jennie.

– From Peter, Julie and Bryony. WAGSTAFF, Charles – In loving memory of a much loved Dad and Grandad who died on 15th February, 2008, aged 82. Thoughts go back to happy days, Spent with you in many ways, Happy times we spent together, Are memories that will last forever. No matter how life changes, No matter what we do, A special place within our hearts, Is always there for you. Love always.

– From Garry and Diane, Alan, Andrew, Sara and Brett xxx WALMSLEY, Emily Jean – In loving memory of a very dear Mum, Nan and Great Nan who passed away 6th February, 2008, aged 80 years. – A golden heart stopped beating, Hard working hands to rest, God broke our hearts to prove to us, He only takes the best. Rest in peace, all our love. – From your loving family xxxx WHITE, Maisie (nee Marsh) Whittington – Passed away peacefully in the Maples Residential Home on Friday 15th February, aged 97 years. Funeral to take place on Monday the 25th of February with a service at Buckley Street Chapel 11.15am followed by at committal at Kirk Balk Cemetery at 12.30pm. All enquiries to Cooperative Funeralcare, telephone Barnsley 01226 282573 WHITE, Maisie – God gave us a wonderful Mother, We loved her to the end, We lost two precious things that day, A Mother and a friend. It broke our hearts to lose you, But you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God called you home.

You’ll never be forgotten Grandad, Never in a million years.

– Love from granddaughter Lynne and Tim xx A smile, a laugh, a joke or two, That’s how we want to remember you Grandad.

How quickly it would be. Life had so restricted you, Your spirit is now free, To go explore the universe, For all eternity. Always remembered with love Mum.

– From daughter Betty and John, – Love from granddaughter grandchildren Ian and Diane, – Love from Jill, Al, Ashleigh, Sharon and Darren xx Helen and Graham, great Alex and Joe x A special smile, a special face, – From Carol and Ron. grandchildren Thomas and – Grandad. A special Grandad we cannot replace, – From Sheila and Grenville LINDLEY, Sid – Samuel You gave me my happiest memories, I’ll miss you more than words can HILTON, Janet – You would not want any tears or fuss, And are missed by us all. WHITE, Maisie – Passed away say, You were always someone special, But just to be remembered by all of peacefully on the 15th February, – From grandson Ian and family Not once a year but every day, And that’s the way you’ll stay, us. Love you. 2008. x Love always. – From Mrs. Scruton, Brian and Memories are our greatest treasure, – From granddaughter Michelle If roses grow in heaven Lord, – From Wendy and Andy xx Stella Please pick a bunch for us, In our hearts you will stay forever, xx HILTON, Janet – TAYLOR, Nellie (nee Love always. Place them in our Mum’s hands, – Great Grandad. You were like a sister to me, And tell her they’re from us, Litherland) – A dear auntie and – From Jane, Mark, Becky, Jade, A special smile, a special face, Now resting in heaven above, Tell her that we love her, great auntie. Rosie and Josh x A special Great Grandad I cannot Please God give Janet all my love. And when she turns to smile, replace, – Grandad. – From Sheila and Ron Robinson The happy hours we once enjoyed, Put your arms around her Lord, How sweet the memory still, Love you. Deep in our hearts you will always and family And hold her for a while, Your death has left a vacant space, stay, – From Millie Kate xx Then find the softest pillow Lord, Which no one else can fill. Loved and remembered in every way, STAINROD, Eric – To rest her head upon, Happy times we shared together, Bring memories that will last forever.

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SHARE THE CARE AND HELP US TO HELP OTHERS KAYE, Lucy (nee Wrend) – Passed away suddenly on 15th February, 2008. Lucy, aged 71, leaves behind a devoted husband Ged, daughter Mandy, Gordon, Christopher and Bethan, daughter Alison, Steve and Lauren. On the winding road of life, We walked together day by day, Friends, sweethearts, man and wife, Good companions all the way, We shared our problems as they came, And every trouble great or small, Side by side we faced it all. Well, another angel watching over me.

– From sister Marjorie, Stacey and Roxanne xxx – Love from Ged xxx.

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

Remembered with fondness.

– Love from niece Marjorie, Sarah, Claire, Stacey, Roxanne and families MACIVER, Ethel – Sadly passed away on the 17th February, aged 86. A beloved wife of the late Bill, Mother to Margaret and Tommy and Grandma to Iain and Fiona. The funeral service will be held at 11am, on the 27th February, at Dodworth Parish Church, followed by cremation at Ardsley MIRFIN, Marian – Treasured memories of a dear Mum and Nan.

– Love from husband Andy, Sharon, Kevin and grandson Rhys xxx Doreen (nee WILSON, Hawden) – Passed away 18th February, 2008. Thoughts go back to those holidays, Dot, Happy times never to be forgot.

– Love from sister Barbara, Dave and family Our comfort comes from memories, Of the days we used to share, So until we meet again Doreen, God keep you in His care.

– From sister Chris and Clive Good night and God bless.

– From Michaela, Jason and families – Aunty

Matthew,

No farewells were spoken, No time to say goodbye, You were gone before we knew it, And only God knows why.

– Love from Claire, Mark, Kylie and Ashleigh WINGELL, Florence – In loving memory of my dear Mum who passed away 24th February, 2008. 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 reason now I know, He knows I thought the world of you, And would never let you go, God bless you Mother.

– From dear daughter Carol and I love you, good night, God bless. son-in-law Ged. – Love from Sally and son-in-law – From Dot, Zoe, Stephen, Lisa, To our dear Nannan. Robert xx Ashley, Joanne and Wayne and Your name we often mention, We love you Nannan for a million Our thoughts are with you still, families. things,

– From Roy and Margaret, Derek and Liz, David and Vilma and all our families – From Graham and Irene Safe in the arms of Jesus, (formerly Maisie WHITE, Home at last to rest, – Grandad. Whittington, nee Marsh) – God only knows the reason, A special smile, a special face, Passed away 15th February, A special Grandad we cannot replace. – Love from loving son Brian and He only takes the best. 2008, aged 97 years. – From brother Don, sister-in-law – From Darren, Mark and daughter-in-law Joyce xx We knew you had to go away, Andrew Edna and family As long as I have memories, It was your time you see, – Dad and Grandad. As long as I have tears, LINDLEY, Sid – But we did not take the time to face, Your name we often mention, Our thoughts are with you still, You haven’t been forgotten, What’s more you never will.

A wife, a Mother, a Grandma too, This is the legacy we have from you, You taught us love and how to fight, You gave us strength, you gave us might, A stronger person would be hard to find, And in your heart you were always kind, You fought for us all in one way or another, Not just as a wife, not just as a Mother, For all of us you gave your best, Now the time has come for you to rest, So go in peace you’ve earned your sleep, Your love is in our hearts we’ll eternally keep.

No tears, no verse can ever say, How much we miss you every day, Love always.

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

– From Nicola, Steve, Sam and Lily Grace xxxx MOSS, Stan – In loving memory of a dear brother-in-law.

– Love from Miriam and Tiny x TAYLOR, Nellie –

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

– From Elsie (nee Corbett) TAYLOR, Nellie –

A chat, a joke, a laugh or two, This is how I will remember you.

Place two kisses on her cheek, She’ll know who they are from. Love and kisses.

– From Terry and Pat xx WILFORD, Arthur – Suddenly passed away on Sunday 17th February, 2008. Put your arms around him Lord, Give Arthur all your care, Make up for all he suffered, And all that seemed unfair,

You haven’t been forgotten, What’s more you never will.

– Love from Samantha and Julie

Memoriams

BULLOCK, Rachel To the memory of our darling daughter Rachel taken from us on 25th February 2007. Remembrance is a golden chain, Death tries to break, but all in vain. To have, to love and then to part, Is the greatest sorrow of one’s heart. The years may wipe out many things, But some they wipe out never, Like memories of those happy times, When we were all together. All our love. – From Mum and Dad.

BULLOCK, Rachel Loving memories of a dear sister and auntie, passed away 25th February 2007. Deep are the memories, Precious they stay. No passing of time, Can take them away. – Love from Mark, Joanne and Annabelle. BULLOCK, Rachel – Remembering you is easy Rach, We do it every day, Missing you is the heartache that never goes away.

– Love from Karen, Andy, Will and Abbie xx BULLOCK, Rachel – In loving memory of much loved Rachel, who passed away February 25th, 2007 aged 33. Out of our lives you have gone, But in our hearts you will always live on.

– From Irene and Ron xx COLES, William and Thelma – Died February 28th, 1982 and February 10th, 1984. Never more than a thought away, Loved and remembered every day.

– From loving daughter Wendy and Alan DEAKIN, Brenda – In loving memory of my dear wife, Brenda, who died February 23rd, 2002, not forgetting her birthday 1st March. Six years have gone the time slips by, And still I wonder why you had to die, Time heals they say, maybe that’s true, But no one else comes close to you, I loved you then, I love you still, I know my love I always will. All my love.

– From husband Bill and all your loving family DEAKIN, Ethel – In loving memory of a dear wife, Mother and Nanan who died February 27th, 2007. My heart is filled with memories, Gathered through the years, The happy times we shared, Are treasured souvenirs.

– From loving husband Loll xx. February comes with sad regret, It brings back a day we never forget, We miss you more than words can say, Not once a year but every day.

– Love from Lawrence and Pam xx. Nanan you were very special, What more is there to say, We only wish with all our hearts, That you were here today.

– Love from Paul, Laura, Gary A dear lady, and partners xx Gone to rear in heaven, DONOGHUE, Stephen – God bless, all our love. – Love from Dot, Don and family – From Shane, Carol and Stig x – Love from Brenda, Denis, Alan Treasured memories of my only brother who sadly left us on 21st TEAGLE, Winifred – Formerly and Marina xxxx February, 2006. Also his birthday, of Staincross. Winnie died on 4th 16th February. February, her funeral took place I cannot bring the old days back, on 11th February. Anyone Your smiles I cannot see, You never failed to do your best, wishing to contact the family I treasure now the memories, Your heart was true and tender, please do so via Granville Of days that used to be. You gave so much to those you Brooks Funeral Service on Good night, God bless Died 13th February 2008 loved, – From Anne, Bev, Kerry and 01977 791869 Aged 83 And those you loved remember. Sharon, Nicola All our lives we’ll miss you, FEATHERSTONE, Robert – Rest in peace. You will be loved and As the years come and go, Cherished memories of a dearly But in our hearts we’ll keep you, Thank you to all Cherry Tree remembered always, Because we love you so. loved Father, who passed away, Staff and T.L.C. Carers for all Good night, God bless my lovely, And may God comfort 25th February, 2007. Also their support and love. Love you forever. remembering my loving Mother those you loved and – From Sandra and Mick xxx. – From Chris, Lisa and family, Mary, who passed away 12th I love you so much Nan, left. Gene and Laurna. Passed away May, 1994. And however hard I try, – Love from Meryl, 20th February, 2008, in Today is remembered and quietly There’ll always be a part of me, kept, That just can’t say goodbye, Park Grange Residential Home, Dave and Taya I know that you’re still close at hand, It’s the day we lost you, Family aged 82, Just hidden from my view, How could we forget, formerly of Lime Grove, Carlton. Notices As you’re resting in that special place, POSTILL, Sharon – No matter how life changes, Funeral to take place Tuesday, Thoughts of you Sharon, The angels saved for you, Each week the Family Notices that No matter what we do, 26th February, 2pm, at The time we shared was special, Are easily brought to mind, appear in the newspaper are uploaded A special place in our hearts, And throughout the coming years, Royston Church, followed by to the website; you can search through Because you were someone special, Will always be for you, The happy thoughts you left me, them by selecting the classification. interment at Carlton Cemetery. And very very kind, Miss you so much. Will help dry my tears. Any enquiries to Good night God bless. barnsley-chronicle.co.uk – From your daughter June, sonYou will always be in my thoughts, A. & M. Hadfield. – Love from Dawn, Stewart and in- law Philip and partner Dorothy Love you forever. Tel. 01226 733444 – From James xxx xxx family xx

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Memoriams FELLOWS, William – Precious memories of a dear Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad, passed away 22nd February, 2007. Though your smile has gone forever, And your hand we cannot touch, We still have precious memories, Of the one we loved so much. Sleep tight.

– From loving son Eric, Christine and family xxx FORSTER, Clarrie – Loving memories of a dear husband who passed to the higher side of life on February 28th, 1998, not forgetting Mam, February 28th, 1958. I think about you each new day, I miss you more than words can say, But in my heart you will always stay, Loved and remembered every day.

– From your loving wife Nora FORSTER, Clarrie – In loving memory of a dear Grandad, died 28th February, 1998. Miss you always, Forever in our thoughts.

CHARLESWORTH, Jack – Birthday memories of a dear husband, Dad and Grandad on 23rd February.

You never failed to do your best, Your heart was true and tender, You gave so much to those you loved, And those you loved remember. All our lives we’ll miss you, As the years come and go, But in our hearts we’ll keep you, Because we love you so. God bless.

Always in our thoughts, God bless.

– Love from your heartbroken family, Ted, Robert, Yvonne, Paul and Julie. To Nannan. You are the brightest star in the sky.

– Love from all your grandkids RICHARDSON, Monica – You were always someone special, And that’s the way you will stay, Remembered by us always, Each and every day, You gave us all you had to give, Gifts so great and small, But most of all you gave us love, The greatest gift of all.

– Love from Mam and family xxx GLOVER, Catherine – Special memories of a darling daughter and sister who died on February 23rd, 1989. To us you are someone special, What more is there to say, We only wish with all our hearts, That you were here today. We love you sweetheart, God bless.

– Love from Mam, sister Amanda, Danny, Lee, Jake and Mollie xxx GRIFFITHS, John James – Loving memories of a wonderful Dad and Grandad who passed away on the 21st February, 2007. Forever in our thoughts and hearts.

– Love from Doreen and Tony, Kevin and Sue, Rosie, Ali, Richard and Donna xxx HEMSLEY, Marion – 19th February, 2006.

– Love from May and family xx CONBOY, Danielle – 23rd February, 1998. Listen to these words, Coz they are so true, My darling Danielle, I will always love you. My heart’s been broken, Since God took you away, It will never be mended, Til we’re together one day. We never got the chance, To laugh and act silly, But I know you’ll be doing that now, With your cousin Milly. Until I join you sweetheart, You’ll stay in my heart and head, I’ll keep on smiling, And loving angels instead. Thinking of you always, Princess.

days, And we miss that smile you put on our faces. From Dave, Geoff, Neil, Anna and Gemma xxx

Our thoughts are always with you, In a very special way, Not only on your birthday, But every single day. Happy birthday sweetheart.

Deep are the memories, precious they stay, No passing of time can take them away.

– Love from all your family

Our hearts are filled with memories Dad, 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 would give for one more day. Loved and missed every day.

Forever in my heart and thoughts. Mum, a day does not go by without my thinking of you. Your smile, your generosity, your wisdom and your bright blue eyes. I will miss and love you forever. Lots of love. – From Linda xxx

– From Shirley and Beryl, Donald and Ann, Diane and Dave, Donna and Malc, Brian, Kay and David xxx.

WILLIAMSON, Lily – Precious memories of a loving wife, Mum and Nan who passed away 27th February, 2006.

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We thought the day we lost you, Would be the hardest part, But living life without you, Is what really breaks our hearts. Time will never change our love, Nor can it ease our pain, Without you beside us, Life will never be the same. God bless.

– Love from George, Lynn, John, Craig, Matthew and Daniel x. WINDROSS, Enid – Loving memories of a dear wife and – Love from Rene, Kim, Yvonne, Mum who died on 25th February, Ryan and Ricki 1994. LOCKWOOD, Charles Alma – We miss you more than words can say, Loving memories of a dear husband and Father who passed Not once a year but every day. – Love from Les and Julie away 23rd February, 2002. WOOD, Margaret – 24th Memories keep you ever near, February. As time unfolds another year. We have lost our soul’s companion, – From your loving wife Emma A sweet, dear life linked with our own, and daughter Janet Day by day we miss you more, LUNN, Marjorie (nee Scott) – In As we walk through life alone, loving memory of a dear wife, We only wish the angels above, Mum and Nanny who passed Have taken you in their care, To cherish you as we do, away 27th February, 2007. Because we love and miss you, To us you were special, What more is there to say, We only wish with all our hearts, That you were here today.

– Love from husband Roy, Alyson and Dave, Louise and Richard, James and Hannah xxxxx LUNN, Marjorie – Treasured memories of our dear friend, Marjorie. Silent thoughts of times together, Sadly missed.

– Love from Janet, Trevor, Kathryn, Tony and Dylan xx MACHEN, Eddie – Husband, Dad and Grandad. Remembering you is easy, We do it every day, Missing you is heartache, Which never goes away. Love always.

– From Kitty and family xxxxx MELLOR, Jean – In loving memory of a dear wife who passed away 27th February, 2004. Another year has come and gone, But memories of you live on and on, Thoughts go back to happy days, Spent with you in many ways, Forever in my thoughts you stay, Loved, missed and remembered every day.

– From Julie, George and Shay xx PICKERING, Olive – Birthday memories for a loving Mum and Nannan on 25th February.

THORNTON, May – We will be thinking of you on your birthday, February 27th. Miss you.

– From daughter Betty, son-inlaw Peter and family xx WARING, Florence – Special birthday wishes for a loving Mum and Nannan for 21st February. Another year without you, We still find hard to bear, Our love for you is still as strong, As it was when you were there, Happy birthday Mam we miss you so much, Love always.

WATSON, Neil Cooper – Margaret, David and Robert would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their support, good wishes, flowers and cards, during this sad time. Many thanks to Minister John Morton for a moving service. Special thanks to family doctors, district and Macmillan nurses for their invaluable efforts and care WHISTON, Joan – Gordon and family would like to thank all who attended Joan’s funeral on 13th February, 2008. All flower donations have been sent to Barnsley Hospital, Coronary Care Unit. Thank you all

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Special birthday memories of a wonderful Husband, who would have been 60 on 22nd February. A loving spray of memories, Sent to you above, To wish you happy birthday Eric, Tied up with all my love. – From your loving wife Madalaine xxxxxxxx HALLFORD, – Dad Grandad, 22nd February.

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Dad, I hope birthdays are celebrated in heaven, Although we can’t be with you today, We’re truly not apart. Until the final breath we take, You’ll be living in our hearts. Happy 60th birthday, Loved and missed forever xxx.

– From Deborah, David, Jordan and Benjamin x HIRST, Elsie – For a dear wife who would have been 78 on 21st February, 2008. Sadly missed by Don her husband and family xx HODGSON, Daniel Jack – Birthday memories of a dear son and brother on 21st February. Birthday wishes to heaven we send, With broken hearts that will never mend, With tears in our eyes we whisper low, Happy birthday Danny, we love and miss you so.

Memories hold you ever near, As time unfolds another year, Forever in our hearts you stay, Loved and remembered every day, God bless our Margaret.

With love I speak your name, My life goes on without you, But nothing is the same, I lost two precious things that day, My wife and my best friend, Love you always.

– Love from Mam, Dad, sisters – From husband Bill and all your and brothers xxx WOOD, Margaret – 24th family xxx HORTON, Patricia – Birthday February, 2000. memories of a dear wife, Mum Memories of you are lovingly kept, and Nanna on 26th February. You were too special to ever forget. Out of our lives you may have gone, – Love from Brian xxx But in our hearts you still live on, WOOD, Thomas – Died 20th Unseen, unheard, but always near, February, 2005. So loved, so missed, so very dear. Just to say we miss you so much. – Love from husband Trevor and – Love from Auntie Hayley and family, Andrea, Steven, Sean, Uncle Darren xxx Matthew and Amy YEARDLEY, Nora – In loving IBBOTSON, Harry – Treasured memory of a dear wife and Mum memories of a beloved Father passed away 22nd who would have been 100 years who February, 2002. old on February 23rd. Always in our thoughts.

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ALLEN, Mary (nee Phillips) – Loving birthday memories of our beautiful daughter and sister, who would have been 60 on 26th February, 2008. If birthday wishes could come true, Ours would be to still have you.

– Love from Mam, Dad, Eric and Lois xxx BOOTH, Anne Christine – Birthday memories of a loving wife, Mother and Nannan for February 23rd. Not forgetting our wedding anniversary on March 14th.

You are in our thoughts every day, You have been since you went away, We missed you then, we miss you still, To the end of time we always will. We miss you more than words can say, Without you there is no perfect day. Still loved, still missed, still very dear.

Loving memories of you on your special day.

No more tomorrows for us to share, But yesterday’s memories will always be there.

we had, Remember the laughter and all that we shared, I remember with pride how much we both cared, With love in my heart the memories will stay, Remember I’m only a whisper away. Love and miss you.

– Love from Glen(ys), Stu and Jackie xxx BROOMHEAD, Sheldon – Precious memories of a dear husband, Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad on February – From June, Chris, Angela, 20th. Matthew and Bethany. Remember the pleasure and love that

– From Pat PARKIN, Maureen – In loving memory of a dear Mum and Grandma who died 26th February, 2006, also remembering a dear Dad and Grandad, John, who died 10th – From Shirley. Another year has come and gone, February, 2003.

But memories of you live on and on, Thoughts go back to happy days, Spent with you in many ways. Love as always Dad.

Sometimes it seems a lifetime, Sometimes it seems a day, But deep in my heart where it matters, You are never far away, All my life I’ll miss you, As the years come and go, But in my heart I’ll keep you, Because I love you so.

– From loving daughter Ann JACKSON, John Robert (Jack) – Birthday memories of a very special husband, Dad, Grandad, Great Grandad and brother, on his 87th birthday, 24th February. This day is remembered and quietly kept, No need for words, I will never forget, All my love on your birthday Jack.

– From Violet. Birthday wishes to heaven we send, With a broken heart that will never mend, We love and miss you Dad. All our love.

– From Maureen and Kevin xxxx. Your smile is in a photograph, We look at it every day, Your memory is in our hearts, And will never go away, Happy birthday Dad.

– Love from Christine, Russ, Wendy, Greg and Brett xxx. Birthday wishes to heaven we send, Wrapped in a love that will never end, All our love Grandad.

– From Melanie and Darren, Michelle and Godfrey xxxx. A thousand birthday kisses sent to heaven, For our special Grandad, Jack. All our love.

– From Kyle, Ewan, Ethan and Luis xxxx. This day is remembered and quietly kept, No need for words, we will never forget.

– Love from Doreen and Brian LOWE, Vivian (Viv) – Birthday memories of a dear husband, Dad and uncle, February 26th, died 27th February, 2001. We send a dove to heaven, With a gift among its wings, So be careful when you open it, It’s full of precious things, Inside a million kisses, Wrapped up in a million hugs, To tell you happy birthday, And we send you all our love. We miss you each and every day.

– From your loving wife Hilda and son Dennis MAYES, Hilda – Birthday – From Russell, Mary and family, memories of a wonderful Mum. – From Philip, Allison, Elizabeth Craig and family and daughter Love always. Maxine and Charles xxx – From Janet

Fall silently but daily for thee, Love you forever.

– Love from Mummy xxx Fourteen candles burn bright in our hearts, Fourteen kisses are sent with our love, Happy birthday Rio.

– Love from Grandad John, Uncle Andrew and Lyndsey and – From loving son Mark, Donna, baby cousin Thomas xxx Dale and Elese xx PRITCHARD, Jeff – Loving birthday memories for a much loved husband and Dad who would have been 48 on 25th February. HOUGHTON, Derek – Precious I send a dove to heaven, memories of our wedding With a gift upon its wings, anniversary, which would have Be careful when you open it, been 45 years on 23rd February It’s full of special things. 2008. Inside a million kisses,

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Wrapped up in a million hugs, To tell you happy birthday Jeff, And send you all my love.

– From your loving wife Pat xxx. Dad, It’s hard to find a greeting, Nice enough to send to you, For you’re so very special, That the usual ones won’t do. But this one seems just perfect, For it really makes it clear, That you’re close in thought, Not just now and then, But all throughout the year. Happy birthday Dad, Lots of love.

– From Sarah xxx. Dad, No cards to send, no hugs to give, I will love you Dad, for as long as I live. WIth a broken heart I whisper low, Happy birthday Dad, I miss you so much.

– Love from Simon xxx. Dad, If birthday wishes could come true, Mine would be to still have you, I will always love and remember you.

– Love from Wayne xxx. PRITCHARD, Jeff – Loving birthday memories of a dear son, brother, brother-in-law and uncle, aged 48 years on February 25th. They say that there’s a reason, They say that time will heal, But neither time nor reason, Can change the way we feel. If I could have a lifetime wish, And a dream that could come true, I would pray to God with all my heart, Just to see and speak to you. No cards or presents for me to give, Only my love, Jeff, for as long as I live.

– Love from Mummy, brother Lewis, Nanan and Grandad, aunties, uncles and cousins HOLLINS, Norma – Special birthday wishes to a dear wife, – From Alison, Darren, Theresa, Mother and Grandma who would have been 84 on the 23rd Jordan, Aaron and Ash xxx WOOD, Margaret (nee White) – February, 2008. – From your loving Mam. My heart is full of memories, Our dearly loved daughter. If we could visit heaven,

– From your loving husband Dennis xxx MILNER, Betty – Treasured memories of a dearly loved Mum and Grandma who passed away 25th February, 1999, also We all love and miss you so much. remembering her birthday 28th – From your loving husband Eric, Neil, Hilda, Laura, Sarah, Paul February. Never more than a thought away, and Lu and all family and friends Loved and remembered every day. xxx God bless. BRISTOW, Derek Stuart – – From your loving family xxx Treasured birthday memories of OLIVER, Daniel – Precious a dear husband and Dad for memories of a dear husband, February 21st. Dad and Grandad on 21st We miss you more than words can February. say,

I mourn for her in silence, No eyes can see me weep, But many a silent tear is shed, While others are asleep. With love always.

HALLFORD, Eric

We never say goodbye. Just wait to see your beautiful smile, Another year gone, Night, God bless our precious Mum. All our love.

– From Alice, Adrian, Louise, Dean, Luke, Ethan and Isaac xxx MCKINLAY, Chris – In ever loving memory of a dear – From Eddie and Stuart xxx husband, Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad. We will love you till the end of time, May God bless and look after you. All our love.

– Love from Rob and Molly and family, George and Margaret xxxx.

A birthday isn’t needed, For us to think of you, You’re in our hearts always, And will be our whole life through.

WATERHOUSE, Gladys

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.

Not only on your birthday, But every single day.

Precious memories of a dear grandson, nephew and cousin on his 21st birthday on 27th February. Our thoughts are always with you, In a very special way, Not only on your birthday, But every single day, Lots of love. – From Nannan and Grandad Bradley, Uncle Stephen, Auntie Debbie and Scott xxxxxx

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– From husband David HOLMES, Donald – Memories of a dear Dad and Grandad who died on 25th February, 1990, aged 66.

– From grandchildren Julie, Paul, Colin, Carl, Ryan, Jason, Dominic, Paige, Lewis, Chloe and Caitlin xxx KITCHEN, Richard – Died 24th February, 2005.

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– From your loving family xx – From loving husband Colin and Dorian John WORMALD, all your family x NOWELL, Connie – Birthday Richard – Birthday memories of memories for 25th February. a loving son, brother and uncle SOUTHALL, Jane – February Friendship lasts forever. who would have been 38 on the 22nd, 2007. – From Doreen 27th February. Never more than a thought away, PANTOJA, Rita – Birthday I know that you’re in heaven now, Loved and remembered every day. And our hearts are filled with pain, memories on 18th February. R.I.P. But God will take good care of you, Your smile is in a photograph, – From Mum, Dad and family Until we meet again. We look at it every day, Martha – THORNLEY, Your mermory is in our hearts, – Love from Mum, Dad, Stella, Memories of my dearest Mother And will never go away, Stephen, Jasmine, and Gabriel who died February 21st, 1993. Happy birthday Mam. xxxx So greatly missed yet loved and Each week the – Love from Michelle, Keith, YATES, Rio Nicole (Holmes) – remembered always. Mark and Jason xx Craig, Family Notices that birthday wishes for my Precious – From your devoted daughter PICKERING, Olive – Birthday beautiful daughter who would Eileen appear in the memories of a dear Mum and have been 14 on the 25th WAGSTAFF, Eva and William – newspaper are Nanan for 25th February. February. Treasured memories of our dear We’ve sent a gift up above, If a thousand tears could bring you uploaded to the parents and grandparents who Full of precious things, back, died 26th February, 1993 and website; you can Like kisses, hugs and memories, I’d have you here with me, 16th February, 1982. For a Mum forever missed. Fourteen years and a million tears,

A lonely room, an empty chair, Someone missing everywhere, Never more than a thought away, Loved and remembered every day.

All the angels up above, Give our Grandad all our love.

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– Love from Daddy xxx DAY, Randall – Birthday memories for a dear husband on barnsley-chronicle.co.uk – Love from Pat, Paul, Kathleen, 23rd February. Jill, Steve, Katie, Alex and Anna Miss and love you always. – From Angie and all the family xxxx xxx SOUTHALL, Jane – Loving memories on your 80th Treasured memories of a loving GUEST, Mary – Birthday birthday, 23rd February. wife and Mum, who passed away memories of a dear wife, Mother, Our thoughts are always with you and Great Nannan on Nannan Bud, on 22nd February 2007. Jane it has been one year, February 26th. In a very special way,

– Love from Amy Lee and Gemma xxx GILLOTT, Robert (Bob) – Son, passed away February 26th, Memories of you are so sweet, Caring and loving is what you were, 2005. Our thoughts go back to happier Three years since you left us, Never more than a thought away, Loved and remembered every day.

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PLATT, Myrna – Precious memories of a dear wife, Mum and Nannan who fell asleep February 24th, 2007.

On this your special day, Then maybe for a little while, The pain would go away. We’d put our arms around you, And tell you that we care, But you’d never know the heartache, As we turn and leave you there. Love you Jeff.

– From Carole and Arthur. If tears could build a stairway, And heartache make a lane, We’d walk right up to heaven, And bring you home again.

– Love from Chris, Dave and family. 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 from John, Linda and family. You left a place no one can fill, We miss you Jeff and always will, Special memories of you forever.

– Love from David and Lisa ROBINSON, Bessie – Birthday memories of a dear Mum and Grandma for 25th February. Always in our thoughts. With love.

Our first wedding anniversary without you Dek, It breaks my heart more than I can say, Unseen, unheard you’re always near, So missed, so loved every day, So very dear my love, my life.

– From your loving wife June xxx KING, Fred – Loving memories our Golden Wedding on Anniversary, 22nd February. Our special day we cannot share Fred, It’s fifty years ago today, When God joined us together. I think about that day today, And the memories I treasure, You left me a million memories, That make me laugh and cry, But the love you left within my heart, No millionaire could buy. All my love always.

– From Mildred xxxx LUKEY, Phyllis – In loving memory of what would have been our Golden Wedding Anniversary, 22nd February, 1958 to 2008, also her birthday 23rd February. Fifty years, we didn’t make it, Of that I feel so sad, But all the years we spent together, Still make me feel so glad, With all my love now and always.

– From loving husband Roy and all your loving family SENIOR, Peter – In loving memory of what would have been our Golden Wedding, 22nd February. You made our 40th, but sorry to say not 50th. It’s been a long, lonely 10 years without you. Love you always.

– From Joan and family

Acknowledgements GENNARD, Raymond – The family wish to thank the staff of District General Barnsley Hospital, ITU and Cardiology Units for their care and attention to Raymond, also family and friends for their donations of £250, which will help these two units. We would also like to thank Father Nigel for the beautiful service he conducted, and also Raymond Riggett, Paul Riggett and Kathryn Hinton and Gareth, for their part in playing at the service. Also Mr. Charlesworth for excellent funeral arrangements MIRFIN, Marian – Marian’s family would like to thank everyone for the cards, flowers, comforting words and prayers, Normington and Sons Funeral Directors, especially Philip, for looking after Marian with care and kindness. To Father Brown for the lovely service he gave, also Stephanie and the girls for a nice buffet

– From Denise, Dan, Daniel, Charles and Karen xxx RUSHE, Theresa – Loving birthday memories of a dearly loved daughter, who would have NEWTON, Eunice (nee been 41 years old on the 20th Instone) – The family of the late February, 2008. Eunice (Instone) Newton wish to You were a very special person, express their sincere thanks to And that’s the way you’ll stay, So we wish you happy birthday, all relatives, friends and neighOn this your special day. bours for the kindness and symMissed, loved and remembered pathy shown to them during their always. – Love from Mam, Dad and recent bereavement. Also for the cards, letters of condolence and brother Steven xxx SWAN, Elizabeth Anne – donations to Warde Aldham Birthday memories of a Resident’s Fund. Thanks to Doctors Okine and Diggle and wonderful Mum, February 20th. In tears we saw you sinking, the manager and staff of Warde We watched you fade away, Aldham Christian Nursing Home. Our hearts were almost broken, Special thanks to all the staff on You fought so hard to stay, Bethel Unit and Mavis and Joan But when we saw you sleeping, from South Elmsall Methodist So peacefully, free from pain, We could not wish you back, Church. Thanks to Iris Musgrove To suffer that again. for a comforting service and to Love you always. Sharan Brownbridge and staff of – From your loving daughter Pat and Eamonn, grandchildren Co-operative Funeralcare in David, Kaye, Sarah, Steven, Pontefract for funeral arrangeNicola and Jamie, great ments grandchildren Olivia, Abigail, SYKES, Joyce – Clark and famDaniel and Keane xx ily would like to thank family and THORNTON, Kenny – 27th friends for their support and February, your 21st birthday. cards. Special thanks to Mr. Bill There should have been a party, Marsden for his first class servWith friends and fun and beers, Instead we have our memories, ice, all the staff at Bolton Hall And endless, endless tears. Nursing Home, who cared for – From your heartbroken Mum Joyce and Mr. Ian Hammerton and Bob xxxx for the funeral arrangements. A Missing you on your birthday. – From Linzi, Alecia and Grace total of £71 was raised in lieu of flowers and donated to Barnsley xxx Hospice THORNTON, Kenny – Another year has gone, THORNTON, May – The family You would now be 21, would like to thank all who In our hearts we pray, helped to take care of our Mam, That you were here today, Happy birthday Kenny. thanks to nursing staff, Ward 27, – From your loving sister Stella special thanks to carers Jackie, and Jackson xxx Kath and Jill, also thanks to Mick THORNTON, Kenny – Hadfield Funeral Directors for the Miss you more every day, way they conducted the funeral You’re always in our hearts, – Love from Kevin, Sarah and arrangements. Thank you everyLuke xx body

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Memoriams FELLOWS, William – Precious memories of a dear Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad, passed away 22nd February, 2007. Though your smile has gone forever, And your hand we cannot touch, We still have precious memories, Of the one we loved so much. Sleep tight.

– From loving son Eric, Christine and family xxx FORSTER, Clarrie – Loving memories of a dear husband who passed to the higher side of life on February 28th, 1998, not forgetting Mam, February 28th, 1958. I think about you each new day, I miss you more than words can say, But in my heart you will always stay, Loved and remembered every day.

– From your loving wife Nora FORSTER, Clarrie – In loving memory of a dear Grandad, died 28th February, 1998. Miss you always, Forever in our thoughts.

CHARLESWORTH, Jack – Birthday memories of a dear husband, Dad and Grandad on 23rd February.

You never failed to do your best, Your heart was true and tender, You gave so much to those you loved, And those you loved remember. All our lives we’ll miss you, As the years come and go, But in our hearts we’ll keep you, Because we love you so. God bless.

Always in our thoughts, God bless.

– Love from your heartbroken family, Ted, Robert, Yvonne, Paul and Julie. To Nannan. You are the brightest star in the sky.

– Love from all your grandkids RICHARDSON, Monica – You were always someone special, And that’s the way you will stay, Remembered by us always, Each and every day, You gave us all you had to give, Gifts so great and small, But most of all you gave us love, The greatest gift of all.

– Love from Mam and family xxx GLOVER, Catherine – Special memories of a darling daughter and sister who died on February 23rd, 1989. To us you are someone special, What more is there to say, We only wish with all our hearts, That you were here today. We love you sweetheart, God bless.

– Love from Mam, sister Amanda, Danny, Lee, Jake and Mollie xxx GRIFFITHS, John James – Loving memories of a wonderful Dad and Grandad who passed away on the 21st February, 2007. Forever in our thoughts and hearts.

– Love from Doreen and Tony, Kevin and Sue, Rosie, Ali, Richard and Donna xxx HEMSLEY, Marion – 19th February, 2006.

– Love from May and family xx CONBOY, Danielle – 23rd February, 1998. Listen to these words, Coz they are so true, My darling Danielle, I will always love you. My heart’s been broken, Since God took you away, It will never be mended, Til we’re together one day. We never got the chance, To laugh and act silly, But I know you’ll be doing that now, With your cousin Milly. Until I join you sweetheart, You’ll stay in my heart and head, I’ll keep on smiling, And loving angels instead. Thinking of you always, Princess.

– Love from Daddy xxx DAY, Randall – Birthday memories for a dear husband on – Love from Pat, Paul, Kathleen, 23rd February. Jill, Steve, Katie, Alex and Anna Miss and love you always. – From Angie and all the family xxxx xxx SOUTHALL, Jane – Treasured memories of a loving GUEST, Mary – Birthday wife and Mum, who passed away memories of a dear wife, Mother, Nannan and Great Nannan on on 22nd February 2007. February 26th. Jane it has been one year,

– Love from Amy Lee and Gemma xxx GILLOTT, Robert (Bob) – Son, passed away February 26th, Memories of you are so sweet, Caring and loving is what you were, 2005. Our thoughts go back to happier Three years since you left us, Never more than a thought away, Loved and remembered every day.

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PLATT, Myrna – Precious memories of a dear wife, Mum and Nannan who fell asleep February 24th, 2007.

days, And we miss that smile you put on our faces. From Dave, Geoff, Neil, Anna and Gemma xxx

Our thoughts are always with you, In a very special way, Not only on your birthday, But every single day. Happy birthday sweetheart.

Deep are the memories, precious they stay, No passing of time can take them away.

– Love from all your family

Our hearts are filled with memories Dad, 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 would give for one more day. Loved and missed every day.

Forever in my heart and thoughts. Mum, a day does not go by without my thinking of you. Your smile, your generosity, your wisdom and your bright blue eyes. I will miss and love you forever. Lots of love. – From Linda xxx

– From Shirley and Beryl, Donald and Ann, Diane and Dave, Donna and Malc, Brian, Kay and David xxx.

WILLIAMSON, Lily – Precious memories of a loving wife, Mum and Nan who passed away 27th February, 2006.

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We thought the day we lost you, Would be the hardest part, But living life without you, Is what really breaks our hearts. Time will never change our love, Nor can it ease our pain, Without you beside us, Life will never be the same. God bless.

– Love from George, Lynn, John, Craig, Matthew and Daniel x. WINDROSS, Enid – Loving memories of a dear wife and – Love from Rene, Kim, Yvonne, Mum who died on 25th February, Ryan and Ricki 1994. LOCKWOOD, Charles Alma – We miss you more than words can Loving memories of a dear say, husband and Father who passed Not once a year but every day. – Love from Les and Julie away 23rd February, 2002. WOOD, Margaret – 24th Memories keep you ever near, February. As time unfolds another year. have lost our soul’s companion, – From your loving wife Emma We A sweet, dear life linked with our own, and daughter Janet Day by day we miss you more, LUNN, Marjorie (nee Scott) – In As we walk through life alone, loving memory of a dear wife, We only wish the angels above, Mum and Nanny who passed Have taken you in their care, To cherish you as we do, away 27th February, 2007. Because we love and miss you,

Silent thoughts of times together, Sadly missed.

– Love from Janet, Trevor, Kathryn, Tony and Dylan xx MACHEN, Eddie – Husband, Dad and Grandad. Remembering you is easy, We do it every day, Missing you is heartache, Which never goes away. Love always.

– From Kitty and family xxxxx MELLOR, Jean – In loving memory of a dear wife who passed away 27th February, 2004. Another year has come and gone, But memories of you live on and on, Thoughts go back to happy days, Spent with you in many ways, Forever in my thoughts you stay, Loved, missed and remembered every day.

Memories hold you ever near, As time unfolds another year, Forever in our hearts you stay, Loved and remembered every day, God bless our Margaret.

Birthday Memoriams

ALLEN, Mary (nee Phillips) – Loving birthday memories of our beautiful daughter and sister, who would have been 60 on 26th February, 2008. If birthday wishes could come true, Ours would be to still have you.

– Love from Mam, Dad, Eric and Lois xxx BOOTH, Anne Christine – Birthday memories of a loving wife, Mother and Nannan for February 23rd. Not forgetting our wedding anniversary on March 14th.

Loving memories of you on your special day.

we had, Remember the laughter and all that we shared, I remember with pride how much we both cared, With love in my heart the memories will stay, Remember I’m only a whisper away. Love and miss you.

– From Pat PARKIN, Maureen – In loving memory of a dear Mum and Grandma who died 26th February, 2006, also remembering a dear Dad and Grandad, John, who died 10th – From Shirley. Another year has come and gone, February, 2003. I mourn for her in silence, No eyes can see me weep, But many a silent tear is shed, While others are asleep. With love always.

Special birthday memories of a wonderful Husband, who would have been 60 on 22nd February. A loving spray of memories, Sent to you above, To wish you happy birthday Eric, Tied up with all my love. – From your loving wife Madalaine xxxxxxxx HALLFORD, – Dad Grandad, 22nd February.

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Dad, I hope birthdays are celebrated in heaven, Although we can’t be with you today, We’re truly not apart. Until the final breath we take, You’ll be living in our hearts. Happy 60th birthday, Loved and missed forever xxx.

– From Deborah, David, Jordan and Benjamin x HIRST, Elsie – For a dear wife who would have been 78 on 21st February, 2008. Sadly missed by Don her husband and family xx HODGSON, Daniel Jack – Birthday memories of a dear son and brother on 21st February. Birthday wishes to heaven we send, With broken hearts that will never mend, With tears in our eyes we whisper low, Happy birthday Danny, we love and miss you so.

With love I speak your name, My life goes on without you, But nothing is the same, I lost two precious things that day, My wife and my best friend, Love you always.

– Love from Mam, Dad, sisters – From husband Bill and all your and brothers xxx WOOD, Margaret – 24th family xxx HORTON, Patricia – Birthday February, 2000. memories of a dear wife, Mum Memories of you are lovingly kept, and Nanna on 26th February. You were too special to ever forget. Out of our lives you may have gone, – Love from Brian xxx in our hearts you still live on, WOOD, Thomas – Died 20th But Unseen, unheard, but always near, February, 2005. So loved, so missed, so very dear. Just to say we miss you so much. – Love from husband Trevor and – Love from Auntie Hayley and family, Andrea, Steven, Sean, Uncle Darren xxx Matthew and Amy YEARDLEY, Nora – In loving IBBOTSON, Harry – Treasured memory of a dear wife and Mum memories of a beloved Father who passed away 22nd who would have been 100 years February, 2002. old on February 23rd. Always in our thoughts.

– Love from Glen(ys), Stu and Jackie xxx BROOMHEAD, Sheldon – Precious memories of a dear husband, Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad on February – From June, Chris, Angela, 20th. Matthew and Bethany. Remember the pleasure and love that No more tomorrows for us to share, But yesterday’s memories will always be there.

Our thoughts are always with you Bud, In a very special way, Not only on your birthday, But every single day.

– Love from Rob and Molly and family, George and Margaret xxxx.

– From Julie, George and Shay xx PICKERING, Olive – Birthday memories for a loving Mum and Nannan on 25th February.

– From daughter Betty, son-inlaw Peter and family xx WARING, Florence – Special birthday wishes for a loving Mum and Nannan for 21st February. Another year without you, We still find hard to bear, Our love for you is still as strong, As it was when you were there, Happy birthday Mam we miss you so much, Love always.

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But memories of you live on and on, Thoughts go back to happy days, Spent with you in many ways. Love as always Dad.

Sometimes it seems a lifetime, Sometimes it seems a day, But deep in my heart where it matters, You are never far away, All my life I’ll miss you, As the years come and go, But in my heart I’ll keep you, Because I love you so.

– From loving daughter Ann JACKSON, John Robert (Jack) – Birthday memories of a very special husband, Dad, Grandad, Great Grandad and brother, on his 87th birthday, 24th February. This day is remembered and quietly kept, No need for words, I will never forget, All my love on your birthday Jack.

– From Violet. Birthday wishes to heaven we send, With a broken heart that will never mend, We love and miss you Dad. All our love.

– From Maureen and Kevin xxxx. Your smile is in a photograph, We look at it every day, Your memory is in our hearts, And will never go away, Happy birthday Dad.

– Love from Christine, Russ, Wendy, Greg and Brett xxx. Birthday wishes to heaven we send, Wrapped in a love that will never end, All our love Grandad.

– From Melanie and Darren, Michelle and Godfrey xxxx. A thousand birthday kisses sent to heaven, For our special Grandad, Jack. All our love.

– From Kyle, Ewan, Ethan and Luis xxxx. This day is remembered and quietly kept, No need for words, we will never forget.

– Love from Doreen and Brian LOWE, Vivian (Viv) – Birthday memories of a dear husband, Dad and uncle, February 26th, died 27th February, 2001. We send a dove to heaven, With a gift among its wings, So be careful when you open it, It’s full of precious things, Inside a million kisses, Wrapped up in a million hugs, To tell you happy birthday, And we send you all our love. We miss you each and every day.

– From your loving wife Hilda and son Dennis MAYES, Hilda – Birthday – From Russell, Mary and family, memories of a wonderful Mum. – From Philip, Allison, Elizabeth Craig and family and daughter Love always. Maxine – From Janet and Charles xxx

– Love from Mummy xxx Fourteen candles burn bright in our hearts, Fourteen kisses are sent with our love, Happy birthday Rio.

Wedding Anniversary Memoriams

Wrapped up in a million hugs, To tell you happy birthday Jeff, And send you all my love.

– From your loving wife Pat xxx. Dad, It’s hard to find a greeting, Nice enough to send to you, For you’re so very special, That the usual ones won’t do. But this one seems just perfect, For it really makes it clear, That you’re close in thought, Not just now and then, But all throughout the year. Happy birthday Dad, Lots of love.

– From Sarah xxx. Dad, No cards to send, no hugs to give, I will love you Dad, for as long as I live. WIth a broken heart I whisper low, Happy birthday Dad, I miss you so much.

– Love from Simon xxx. Dad, If birthday wishes could come true, Mine would be to still have you, I will always love and remember you.

– Love from Wayne xxx. PRITCHARD, Jeff – Loving birthday memories of a dear son, brother, brother-in-law and uncle, aged 48 years on February 25th. They say that there’s a reason, They say that time will heal, But neither time nor reason, Can change the way we feel. If I could have a lifetime wish, And a dream that could come true, I would pray to God with all my heart, Just to see and speak to you. No cards or presents for me to give, Only my love, Jeff, for as long as I live.

On this your special day, Then maybe for a little while, The pain would go away. We’d put our arms around you, And tell you that we care, But you’d never know the heartache, As we turn and leave you there. Love you Jeff.

– From Carole and Arthur. If tears could build a stairway, And heartache make a lane, We’d walk right up to heaven, And bring you home again.

– Love from Chris, Dave and family. 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 from John, Linda and family. You left a place no one can fill, We miss you Jeff and always will, Special memories of you forever.

– Love from David and Lisa ROBINSON, Bessie – Birthday memories of a dear Mum and Grandma for 25th February. Always in our thoughts. With love.

Our first wedding anniversary without you Dek, It breaks my heart more than I can say, Unseen, unheard you’re always near, So missed, so loved every day, So very dear my love, my life.

– From your loving wife June xxx KING, Fred – Loving memories on our Golden Wedding Anniversary, 22nd February. Our special day we cannot share Fred, It’s fifty years ago today, When God joined us together. I think about that day today, And the memories I treasure, You left me a million memories, That make me laugh and cry, But the love you left within my heart, No millionaire could buy. All my love always.

– From Mildred xxxx LUKEY, Phyllis – In loving memory of what would have been our Golden Wedding Anniversary, 22nd February, 1958 to 2008, also her birthday 23rd February. Fifty years, we didn’t make it, Of that I feel so sad, But all the years we spent together, Still make me feel so glad, With all my love now and always.

– From loving husband Roy and all your loving family SENIOR, Peter – In loving memory of what would have been our Golden Wedding, 22nd February. You made our 40th, but sorry to say not 50th. It’s been a long, lonely 10 years without you. Love you always.

– From Joan and family

Acknowledgements GENNARD, Raymond – The family wish to thank the staff of District General Barnsley Hospital, ITU and Cardiology Units for their care and attention to Raymond, also family and friends for their donations of £250, which will help these two units. We would also like to thank Father Nigel for the beautiful service he conducted, and also Raymond Riggett, Paul Riggett and Kathryn Hinton and Gareth, for their part in playing at the service. Also Mr. Charlesworth for excellent funeral arrangements MIRFIN, Marian – Marian’s family would like to thank everyone for the cards, flowers, comforting words and prayers, Normington and Sons Funeral Directors, especially Philip, for looking after Marian with care and kindness. To Father Brown for the lovely service he gave, also Stephanie and the girls for a nice buffet

– From Denise, Dan, Daniel, Charles and Karen xxx RUSHE, Theresa – Loving birthday memories of a dearly loved daughter, who would have NEWTON, Eunice (nee been 41 years old on the 20th Instone) – The family of the late February, 2008. Eunice (Instone) Newton wish to You were a very special person, express their sincere thanks to And that’s the way you’ll stay, So we wish you happy birthday, all relatives, friends and neighOn this your special day. bours for the kindness and symMissed, loved and remembered pathy shown to them during their always. – Love from Mam, Dad and recent bereavement. Also for the cards, letters of condolence and brother Steven xxx SWAN, Elizabeth Anne – donations to Warde Aldham Birthday memories of a Resident’s Fund. Thanks to Doctors Okine and Diggle and wonderful Mum, February 20th. In tears we saw you sinking, the manager and staff of Warde We watched you fade away, Aldham Christian Nursing Home. Our hearts were almost broken, Special thanks to all the staff on You fought so hard to stay, Bethel Unit and Mavis and Joan But when we saw you sleeping, from South Elmsall Methodist So peacefully, free from pain, We could not wish you back, Church. Thanks to Iris Musgrove To suffer that again. for a comforting service and to Love you always. Sharan Brownbridge and staff of – From your loving daughter Pat and Eamonn, grandchildren Co-operative Funeralcare in David, Kaye, Sarah, Steven, Pontefract for funeral arrangeNicola and Jamie, great ments grandchildren Olivia, Abigail, SYKES, Joyce – Clark and famDaniel and Keane xx ily would like to thank family and THORNTON, Kenny – 27th friends for their support and February, your 21st birthday. cards. Special thanks to Mr. Bill There should have been a party, Marsden for his first class servWith friends and fun and beers, Instead we have our memories, ice, all the staff at Bolton Hall And endless, endless tears. Nursing Home, who cared for – From your heartbroken Mum Joyce and Mr. Ian Hammerton and Bob xxxx for the funeral arrangements. A Missing you on your birthday. – From Linzi, Alecia and Grace total of £71 was raised in lieu of flowers and donated to Barnsley xxx Hospice THORNTON, Kenny – Another year has gone, THORNTON, May – The family You would now be 21, would like to thank all who In our hearts we pray, helped to take care of our Mam, That you were here today, Happy birthday Kenny. thanks to nursing staff, Ward 27, – From your loving sister Stella special thanks to carers Jackie, and Jackson xxx Kath and Jill, also thanks to Mick THORNTON, Kenny – Hadfield Funeral Directors for the Miss you more every day, way they conducted the funeral You’re always in our hearts, – Love from Kevin, Sarah and arrangements. Thank you everyLuke xx body

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Fall silently but daily for thee, Love you forever.

– Love from Grandad John, Uncle Andrew and Lyndsey and – From loving son Mark, Donna, baby cousin Thomas xxx Dale and Elese xx PRITCHARD, Jeff – Loving birthday memories for a much loved husband and Dad who would have been 48 on 25th February. HOUGHTON, Derek – Precious I send a dove to heaven, memories of our wedding With a gift upon its wings, anniversary, which would have Be careful when you open it, been 45 years on 23rd February It’s full of special things. 2008. Inside a million kisses,

– Love from Mummy, brother Lewis, Nanan and Grandad, aunties, uncles and cousins HOLLINS, Norma – Special birthday wishes to a dear wife, – From Alison, Darren, Theresa, Mother and Grandma who would have been 84 on the 23rd Jordan, Aaron and Ash xxx WOOD, Margaret (nee White) – February, 2008. – From your loving Mam. My heart is full of memories, Our dearly loved daughter. If we could visit heaven,

– From your loving husband Dennis xxx MILNER, Betty – Treasured memories of a dearly loved Mum and Grandma who passed away 25th February, 1999, also We all love and miss you so much. remembering her birthday 28th – From your loving husband Eric, Neil, Hilda, Laura, Sarah, Paul February. Never more than a thought away, and Lu and all family and friends Loved and remembered every day. xxx God bless. BRISTOW, Derek Stuart – – From your loving family xxx Treasured birthday memories of OLIVER, Daniel – Precious a dear husband and Dad for memories of a dear husband, February 21st. Dad and Grandad on 21st We miss you more than words can February. say, You are in our thoughts every day, You have been since you went away, We missed you then, we miss you still, To the end of time we always will. We miss you more than words can say, Without you there is no perfect day. Still loved, still missed, still very dear.

HALLFORD, Eric

We never say goodbye. Just wait to see your beautiful smile, Another year gone, Night, God bless our precious Mum. All our love.

– From Alice, Adrian, Louise, Dean, Luke, Ethan and Isaac xxx MCKINLAY, Chris – In ever loving memory of a dear – From Eddie and Stuart xxx husband, Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad. We will love you till the end of time, May God bless and look after you. All our love.

Loving memories on your 80th birthday, 23rd February.

Lots of love.

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To us you were special, What more is there to say, We only wish with all our hearts, That you were here today.

– Love from husband Roy, Alyson and Dave, Louise and Richard, James and Hannah xxxxx LUNN, Marjorie – Treasured memories of our dear friend, Marjorie.

Miss you.

A birthday isn’t needed, For us to think of you, You’re in our hearts always, And will be our whole life through.

WATERHOUSE, Gladys

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.

THORNTON, May – We will be thinking of you on your birthday, February 27th.

WATSON, Neil Cooper – Margaret, David and Robert would like to thank all relatives, friends and neighbours for their support, good wishes, flowers and cards, during this sad time. Many thanks to Minister John Morton for a moving service. Special thanks to family doctors, district and Macmillan nurses for their invaluable efforts and care WHISTON, Joan – Gordon and family would like to thank all who attended Joan’s funeral on 13th February, 2008. All flower donations have been sent to Barnsley Hospital, Coronary Care Unit. Thank you all

Family Notices

– From husband David HOLMES, Donald – Memories of a dear Dad and Grandad who died on 25th February, 1990, aged 66.

– From grandchildren Julie, Paul, Colin, Carl, Ryan, Jason, Dominic, Paige, Lewis, Chloe and Caitlin xxx KITCHEN, Richard – Died 24th February, 2005.

MILBURN, GEORGE WILLIAM (BUD)

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– From your loving family xx – From loving husband Colin and WORMALD, Dorian John all your family x NOWELL, Connie – Birthday Richard – Birthday memories of memories for 25th February. a loving son, brother and uncle SOUTHALL, Jane – February Friendship lasts forever. who would have been 38 on the 22nd, 2007. – From Doreen 27th February. Never more than a thought away, PANTOJA, Rita – Birthday I know that you’re in heaven now, Loved and remembered every day. And our hearts are filled with pain, memories on 18th February. R.I.P. But God will take good care of you, Your smile is in a photograph, – From Mum, Dad and family Until we meet again. We look at it every day, THORNLEY, Martha – Your mermory is in our hearts, – Love from Mum, Dad, Stella, Memories of my dearest Mother And will never go away, Stephen, Jasmine, and Gabriel who died February 21st, 1993. Happy birthday Mam. xxxx So greatly missed yet loved and Each week the – Love from Michelle, Keith, YATES, Rio Nicole (Holmes) – remembered always. Craig, Mark and Jason xx Family Notices that Precious birthday wishes for my – From your devoted daughter PICKERING, Olive – Birthday beautiful daughter who would Eileen appear in the memories of a dear Mum and have been 14 on the 25th WAGSTAFF, Eva and William – newspaper are Nanan for 25th February. February. Treasured memories of our dear We’ve sent a gift up above, If a thousand tears could bring you uploaded to the parents and grandparents who Full of precious things, back, died 26th February, 1993 and website; you can Like kisses, hugs and memories, I’d have you here with me, 16th February, 1982. For a Mum forever missed. Fourteen years and a million tears,

A lonely room, an empty chair, Someone missing everywhere, Never more than a thought away, Loved and remembered every day.

All the angels up above, Give our Grandad all our love.

Thornton, Kenny

TINKLER, Raymond – Anne, Jane and Jacob would like to thank all relatives, friends and work colleagues for their cards, sympathy and support at this sad time. Donations in lieu of flowers raised £460 for Weston Park Hospital Cancer Appeal

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TWENTY residents, including eight children and three week-old twins, were evacuated in below zero temperatures when a neighbour’s van caught fire. The families on Coltfield, Birdwell, were asked to leave on Tuesday morning because of fears that heat from the fire could cause the gas cylinders in the works van to explode. People were taken to Tankersley Manor to keep warm and provided with breakfast and drinks while fire crews spent the day at the scene cooling the cylinders and police cordoned off the street. The drama unfolded at about 6.30am on Tuesday as Chris Woodhouse, a refrigeration engineer, de-iced the van and his partner's car before leaving for work. He popped back into the house to say 'bye' to Amanda Gore and their five month- old baby Oliver but when he went back outside the van was on fire and he heard two bangs. Amanda said: "He has de-iced the cars every morning since it has been frosty. It was all quite a shock, I had sorted

Oliver out; Chris said he was going and I went upstairs to get dressed. "I heard him banging on the back door and just thought he had forgot something but he said 'the van's on fire, ring the fire brigade, it's going to go up, get out now'." Another neighbour, Matthew Lowe was leaving for work around the same time and heard an explosion. He said: "I ran out to see what it was and just saw all these flames and the van on fire. I put the kids in the car with the heaters on, phoned the fire brigade but they were already on their way." Police from Hoyland SNT and fire crews from Tankerlsey and Barnsley were at the scene until 5pm working in freezing fog and temperatures as low as minus 4. None of the cylinders exploded. Council workers were drafted in to grit the street to prevent water used by fire crews from freezing and the cylinders were taken away on Wednesday morning. Sgt Rick Rushton said: "Nobody has been hurt and we decided to take these precautions to make sure everybody was safe and well."

Incinerator site Woman plans revealed rescued by postie POTENTIAL sites for an incinerator, waste treatment or rubbish transfer plant have been revealed. Barnsley, Rotherham and Doncaster councils are working together to come up with an alternative to landfill and so far Barnsley has put forward nine locations in the centre and east of the borough. They are Stairfoot Business Park, Capital Park, Thurnscoe Business Park, Beatson and Clark Glassworks, Claycliffe Industrial Estate, Lundhill Lane, Grange Lane, Fall Bank Business Park and Carlton Main Brickworks. A public meeting was held on Wednesday to discuss the proposals and concerned residents were told when a decision on what to do with the rubbish had been the solution would be based at one site which will serve all three authorities. But the day after council leader Steve Houghton corrected the information given out by development spokesman Coun Bill Newman and said land would be required in each town. Incineration will turn waste into energy. If it is approved there would be one incinerator and the other two boroughs will need space to repackage and transfer their own collections. Biological Mechanical Treatment extracts anything which is recyclable, if this process is favoured all three areas may get their own plants. The plans will next be debated at the Stairfoot and Worsbrough area forum on Wednesday March 5.

Here’s Jodie… WE are sorry, but because of a technical problem, Jodie Hardwick’s name didn’t make it into our Faces of Barnsley supplement alongside her photograph. If you would like to vote for Jodie as your choice for 2008 you can text FACES 187 to 83070 or use the 0901 3073281 to vote by phone. Also see Louise Naylor’s entry on page 8.

Chimney to come down THE old chimney stack at the former Beatson Clark glassworks will be blown up tomorrow. A crowd of ex-employees is expected to watch the detonation, which will take place at 10am. The 145ft chimney was built in 1891. The works became Beatson Clark in 1927 See next week's paper for pictures.

A VIGILANT postwoman came to the rescue of an elderly lady who didn't realise there was a fire in her kitchen. Jamie Whittaker, of Worsbrough, was on her rounds on Brinckman Street yesterday morning when she noticed smoke seeping through the woman's slightly ajar door. Jamie knew the occupant was 92 and lived alone so pushed open the door to investigate. She heard alarms going off and saw the kitchen was smoke logged, the lady was in the living room oblivious to the fact that her toaster had caught fire, according to fire crews. Jamie waited with the woman, who had difficulty walking, until firemen from Barnsley station arrived to help her out and put out the fire. A spokesman for the station told the Chronicle: "The lady was in no immediate danger when we got there. It was lucky the postal worker was there to see this happen, it's care in the community. From a fire service point of view we had fitted the alarms about two years ago and it's good to see they are active." The lady was checked out by a paramedic at the scene and allowed to go back into her home after fire-fighters had ventilated the property.

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Man’s violence at transport interchange caught on CCTV ANDREW Paul Burnett started a fight by headbutting another man at Barnsley’s transport interchange. But the fight ended with him having to undergo surgery on a jaw broken in two places and being placed on life support, his solicitor told Barnsley Magistrates' Court. Burnett, 27, of Burrows Grove, Wombwell, had admitted threatening behaviour at an earlier hearing. District judge, Michael Rosenberg, adjourned sentencing for seven days saying he wanted that

claim corroborated in writing by medical authorities as it could have significant effect on sentencing. Vanessa Harrison, prosecuting, said Burnett appeared to have goaded the other man when they met at probation service premises on December 6. Burnett, who appeared to have been drinking, was detained after the other man left to avoid further confrontation but they met again at the interchange. Burnett later claimed he had been assaulted by the other man but a CCTV recording showed he

started the violence through the headbutt before the other man punched back. His adversary later told police he did not wish to make a complaint against Burnett. In mitigation, Philip Howard said the two men did not know each other prior to their arrival at the probation service offices. While Burnett had numerous previous convictions, there were none for violence or public disorder and the offence was entirely out of character. Burnett was granted unconditional bail to Monday.

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ing her a permanent marker for Michelle no longer stands up. “They have no argument at all. If they can do this for one they should do it for all.” Louise lived for just one day in March 1970, she was taken away after birth to be put in an incubator and Carole never saw her again. The family only discovered she had been buried when the local vicar arrived at her house to complain he had been the only one at the funeral. It was only years later that Carole discovered where Louise’s plot was, and that she shared it with 13 other babies and two adults. Barnsley cemetery’s public graves are close to the children's section, they are where babies under a week old and paupers used to be buried. The site has about 400 plots and each one contains up to 20 bodies. Spokesman for the environment Coun Roy Miller said families are now told they can put a granite urn on a plot, which carries the initials of everyone buried there. He added: “We have every sympathy for the plight of people who have relatives in public graves and, unlike most councils, we do allow people to mark them. “However, this has to be on the understanding that all those in the grave can be commemorated on the same memorial, or that there is opportunity for other names to be added to it should the need arise.”

Labourer admits assault By Ian Harley A DODWORTH man who admitted a domestic violence matter moments before evidence was to be heard at trial was told it was time he grew up when he appeared at Barnsley Magistrates' Court. District judge Michael Rosenberg also told Nino Chad Morris he had only just felt able to suspend operation of his 16-week

sentence of youth custody. Morris, 20, a labourer, of Stainborough Road, had admitted assaulting Tara White at an earlier hearing. He also admitted a new charge of failing to comply with a community order. In addition to the suspended sentence, Morris was ordered to undertake 200 hours of unpaid work and undergo supervision by the probation service for 12 months. He was also made subject to a 7pm to 7am curfew to operate every night except Mondays and Tuesdays for three months.

Prosecuting for the probation service, Amy Etherington said the original community order, combining 200 hours of unpaid work with a fourmonth curfew, had been imposed for possession of ecstasy tablets on December 11. The curfew requirement was breached for a second time on February 2 when a security company officer arrived at Morris’s home to refit his electronic monitoring tag and was told he was out buying cigarettes during curfew time. For Morris, Brian Orsborn said he had returned minutes after the officer had departed.

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Crash campaign horror THIS was the scene in Peel Square when a young passenger was thrown from the car following a horrific crash. The emergency services were watched by a large crowd of shoppers as they worked to rescue the woman and cut the driver from the vehicle. But do not worry the ‘crash’ was a reconstruction, aimed at reduc-

ing the number of smashes involving young male drivers. The ‘for my girlfriend’ campaign is touring towns and cities around South Yorkshire to make young motorists aware of the dangers of driving and came to Barnsley on Friday. It was started because a third of fatal or serious road smashes involve male drivers, aged 17 to 25.

TV crew to hit town for BBC documentary By Ian Thompson A TELEVISION crew making a documentary about the English and the Scottish is in Barnsley this weekend. The BBC programme makers will do interviews tomorrow to find out if perceptions of the Scots and Scotland have changed since devolution and since Gordon Brown took over as premier last summer. Chronicle columnist and

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A KENDRAY youth has appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court accused of driving along poet Ian McMillan is one a one-way street in the of those to be spoken to wrong direction, with a as are members of nightclub doorman clingHighstone Working Men’s ing to his bonnet. Club, Worsbrough Nicholas Walmsley is Common. charged with driving Peter Doyle, the owner, dangerously in Eastgate said he believed the club and Huddersfield Road, was chosen because of Barnsley, on February 14; contacts he made when driving while over the he worked in the oil and drink-drive alcohol limit gas industries and sponand with assault. sored international boxing tournaments north of District judge Michael the border between the Rosenberg ruled his case late 1960s and 1980s. unsuitable for summary Assistant producer Mar- trial. Walmsley, of garet Shankland said Redhill Avenue, was Barnsley had been chosen bailed to April 15 when because of its ‘northern his case is scheduled for character’ and because committal for hearing at the makers wanted to Sheffield Crown Court. avoid the bigger northern towns and cities. Other places the crew plans to visit include BARNSLEY men and London, the south coast, women are being invited Derbyshire and Berwickto take part in home tests upon-Tweed. The docufor bowel cancer. mentary will be screened Letters will be sent to on BBC One Scotland. people aged 60 to 69. Remember you can Anyone who takes up the will be sent a order pictures from offer screening kit and told www-barnsleyhow to return it to a lab. Call 0800 7076060. chronicle.co.uk

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Accused granted bail A THURNSCOE man is alleged to have committed an unprovoked assault on another man in a Barnsley nightspot. Gareth Hart, 28, was granted conditional bail by magistrates to April 15 when his case is scheduled for committal to Sheffield Crown Court. Hart, of John Street, is charged with assaulting Jonathan Dixon occasioning actual bodily harm.

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Gary’s birthday bash means mates will miss Chelsea clash

Big-hearted boss gets poorly Phil to Anfield By Kate Pickles A LIFELONG Barnsley fan who is battling cancer was bought two tickets to Anfield as a get-well gift from his bosses. Phil Jagger, 58, had a tumour removed seven weeks ago and thought chemotherapy would make him too ill to watch the clash. The season ticket holder had already missed seven games this season because of illness and reluctantly decided not to try for tickets. He said: “I was bitterly disappointed my illness was stopping me going to such a big occasion. I’ve been a Barnsley fan since I was knee high to a grasshopper. “Just over a week before the game my boss rang and I was gobsmacked when he said what they'd done.” Phil was bought a hospitality package by logistics company Wincanton where he is a transport line manager in Doncaster. He was allowed into the Reds’ lounge, usually reserved for the home fans, and had to bite his lip throughout the match. He said: “I thought the match was absolutely fantastic but I couldn't show my emotion as I was surrounded by 500 Scousers. Me and my wife had come up with a plan that when they scored we'd cheer

By Adam Civico HERE are some Barnsley fans who are not looking forward to the Chelsea game. They’ll be on a plane while it’s being played. The 26 Birdwell Reds are off to Tenerife for a long weekend to celebrate Gary Sellers’s 40th birthday. Their flight departs at 2pm on cup clash day, so they will have no chance of seeing any of the televised game. Gary, a bricklayer, of Sheffield Road, Birdwell, said the group travels the country watching Barnsley. He was devastated when the BBC announced the game would be played on March 8, at 5.30pm. He said: “We are gutted. We're trying to get an earlier flight but there is nothing. We’re praying, but there's nothing for us. “It’s my birthday and we booked this flight early January. There are 26 of us and the plane sets off at 2pm. It’s a four-and-a-half-hour flight so there's no chance we'll see it. We hoped it would be played on Sunday because Chelsea play in Europe on the Wednesday. “If it had been Sunday we could have watched it in Tenerife and

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Barnley fans at Birdwell club who will miss the cup clash because of a 40th birthday that would have been fantastic. I feel awkward because it’s my birthday, I just wish I'd booked it a week earlier.” When the flight was booked Barnsley were scheduled to play Watford away – but Saturday’s victory against Liverpool resulted in the fixture list being ripped up and the Hornets’ game was

replaced with the dream cup clash. Gary added: “It never occurred to us that Barnsley would end up in the quarter-finals of the cup. It would be great if somebody could come up with some kind of solution.” The group are all regulars at Birdwell WMC where Andy Bagnall is the part-time steward. He had not booked himself on the birthday bash but said: “They are all big Barnsley fans and are absolutely distraught. I was going to book on the trip at the last minute and I'm glad I held back. “We're all hoping somebody can come up with something for them, perhaps Roman Abramovich can help? Can they broadcast the match on the plane?”

Even an Owls fan was cheering… REDS fans around the world celebrated the victory over Liverpool, including a couple in Perth, Western Australia. Gary Williams, originally from Silkstone Common, rounded up his South Yorkshire mates, including a Sheffield Wednesday fan, to watch the game. They stayed up until 2am and celebrated with several beers. Gary e-mailed the Chronicle to say: “Me and another lad from Silkstone Common celebrated down at the local for a few hours and we even invited his mate from Sheffield who is an Owl.”

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CHRONICLE COMMENT Should the council be allowed to police its own complaints? THERE has probably never been a more important need for transparency and accountability in public life in view of the rows over donations and payments to the relatives of MPs which have beset the main political parties. So it is interesting that from April the council will have the power to decide if complaints against its members should be investigated. A Barnsley board will decide if allegations are worthy of investigation and, if necessary, carry out the investigation. The jurisdiction at the moment belongs to the National Standards Board which passes all but the more serious cases back to local level. Borough secretary Andrew Frosdick believes the council has enough safeguards to carry out its duty without accusation of bias. We shall see. Despite the Barnsley board having six independent members including the Bishop of Pontefract, it is inevitable that, at some time, someone will say that it is biased. In such circumstances, to whom is the Barnsley board accountable?

‘Leave floods to us’ IT’S a fair bet that the sort of flooding seen last summer will happen again. So it is worrying that there seem to be tensions between the council and the police about who does what in another emergency. Council chief executive Phil Coppard says talks are needed to establish a chain of command but the town’s chief superintendent Andy Brooke says the matter has not been raised with him. Mr Coppard told a meeting that the council, not the police, was the ‘appropriate’ body to deal with emergencies like flooding and flu epidemics. Fair enough. But, knee-deep in flood water and given the choice between being rescued by a council officer or a police officer, who would you choose?

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COUN A GARDINER, Cabinet Spokesperson for Finance THE claims of Conservative candidate, Mr Webber, in last week’s edition were false. The correct figure for those employed with salaries over £50k in Barnsley is 71, not 88. The position compares favourably to South Yorkshire which is: Barnsley 71, Rotherham 100, Doncaster 79, Sheffield 79. His comparisons with Harrogate are also false. Barnsley as a metropolitan council provides all services and has a budget of over £400m, and a workforce of over 11,100. Harrogate is a district council with a budget of just £24m and employs just 1,500. It provides services with North Yorkshire County Council, whose costs were not included in any comparisons. In reality the only value for money comparison which can be made across any council is that made by the independent Audit Commission. Its budget management scores

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JANET SHAW, Sycamore Street I WOULD like to inform those who work in Maple estate, visit or shop there that Stocks Lane doesn’t end at the estate gates. I live on Sycamore Street, after the estate on the left. It is a cul-de-sac and we have to drive around the top of Stocks Lane and past the estate when we go out or are on our way home. I am amazed there haven’t been any serious accidents or fatalities. Constantly I have been cut up by vehicles which drive straight out of the estate and on to Stocks Lane, without stopping or looking, as have the rest of my family. Cars even drive straight into the estate and cut you up as if there should be no other vehicles on the road. On one occasion I had to screech to a halt as an articulated lorry pulled out and almost drove over the top of me and all the driver did was laugh. So all you workers at the Maple estate and those who visit, Stocks Lane doesn’t end there. Other traffic uses the road. Stop and look before pulling out or pulling into the estate.

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And still the consultants come EDWARD TAYLOR, Churchfield Terrace, Cudworth REGARDING last week's letter from S J Webber of Penistone council about the number of Barnsley council staff on salaries of £50,000 and more, I wonder if he could look into what they do? The reason I ask is because almost every week your paper seems to report on the large sums being spent on so-called

consultants. Last week you reported on new council housing, public spaces in the town centre and council cycling strategy all requiring consultants to report. Is it not possible for the council's highly paid staff to do this work and, in light of a number of councillors who it appears are going to receive payments for advancing their education and skills, are they not also capable of assisting in these matters?

We’re not taking a little extra YOUR article on councillors’ remuneration and qualifications last week’s was misleading. Members’ allowances are set to rise by 2.45%, the same as staff. This equates to £262 and not £630 as stated. Regarding the wider scheme, when this was agreed Special Responsibility Allowances were reduced from the recommended levels and members were informed the recommended payment could only be received if

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are as follows. Barnsley 4, Sheffield 3, Harrogate 3. With regard to the Civic Hall, the increased costs are unwelcome. However, it is a listed building and the council has to maintain it. In any event, no extra money was spent on this project without the knowledge of funders or the council. All still agree it is worth the time, effort and expense to provide Barnsley with a worldclass facility. With regard to older people’s resource centres, these are not financial decisions alone. Their viability is affected as more and more people avoid residential care by choosing to be cared for at home. If Mr. Weber's aim is to dethrone Coun Hinchliff in May, he will have to do better than this and get his facts straight. Barnsley’s Adult Social service provision is amongst the top three councils in the country and it is so because we meet the needs of older people, as well as anyone – even if difficult decisions have to be made.

training and development was undertaken. So no one can achieve ‘extra’, they can merely regain that original position, subject to application and assessment. You also claimed that the amount of SRA for such as myself and Coun Hayward was set to rise substantially because of our education and qualifications. That is also untrue. Neither Coun Hayward nor myself have chosen to receive any additional payments, nor are we about to. Our educational attainments were achieved outside the scheme.

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I READ the article last week ‘Costly plan to find sites for council homes’ and the statement by Coun Mike Stokes that Barnsley is entering a ‘new and exciting’ phase of development and wants residents to get the most out of the town centre. Why does he not use his influence to get it cleaned up? Will he try walking from the dentist/ chiropodist by the bus stop in Upper Sheffield Road to the Alhambra Centre, keeping to the left hand side of the road and look in the hedges and pub car park by the cross roads. It is disgusting what is there and has been for ages. Anyone who visits this town must be appalled. Also anyone who walks or rides the Dove Valley Trail and sees the disgraceful state of it between West Street and Park Road would think they were in a Third World country. Junk and litter has been dumped in the hedges for the past seven years with no attempt to

remove it. Why do we not see our fine mayor having his photo taken near this kind of thing? This would show what Barnsley is really like. So come on you people, stop waffling and get to the things that really matter. Get something done that can be seen to be done. Stop spending thousands on useless consultants and spend a few quid on getting the Town and the surrounding areas cleaned up for a change. Why do I feel I am wasting my time writing this?

MRS M BANKS, Thurlstone MY son lives in a village called Kirkburton, near Huddersfield and whenever I go there I see a street sweeper at work. This man. I am told, patrols every day from the top of the hill to the bottom picking up any litter he sees and there are schools nearby, so that is plenty. The result is a village that is spick and span and surely when people see clean streets they think twice about discarding their rubbish?

KATH BICKLEY, Pennine Way, Pogmoor

FERRET went for a pint and a game of pool at the Travellers Rest, Pogmoor, and met his old pal Paddy, the pub’s parrot. Ferret told last month how Paddy is partial to a drop of beer. But the bird was teetotal this time and seemed more interested in pool. As Ferret got down to play a shot, Paddy landed on his shoulder. Ferret asked him to get off but he refused, so Ferret played the shot anyway, and potted it. Paddy was unfazed by the jolt of the cue arm. He stayed there for the game, occasionally walking up and down Ferret’s upper arm. He was a big help. Ferret won.

– it was ‘rime’ according to the weather expert on Yorkshire Television. Rime, states the Oxford Concise Dictionary, is frost formed from cloud or fog. The Pocket Oxford Dictionary says it’s ‘hoar frost,’ a greyish-white feathery deposit. The Collins Paperback Dictionary has a different version: “Frost formed by the freezing of water droplets in fog on to solid objects.” Weatherman Paul Hudson said there had been ‘frozen drizzle.’ There’s neither rime nor reason for it. It used to be called snow.

JULIAN DALEY, Wentworth BEATING Liverpool at Anfield to get to the quarter finals of the FA Cup has got to be one of the greatest ever Barnsley FC

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THE lager served up at the Fiddlers Inn at Hemingfield was no fiddle – but it was colourful. Former landlord Ian Warhurst made a stir in the 1980s when he sold red and green lager.

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victories. I was one of those lucky enough to get tickets and I will never forget watching our lads show the Premier League darlings what a bit of pride is

all about. Chelsea next, and after Saturday’s battle I think we can hold our heads up and give them a good run for their millions.

Sympathy for plight of our Motability trader JANE REYNOLDS, Pashley Croft, Wombwell IT was with sadness that I saw the story about Wilson Mobility and read Mike Cotton’s report of Mr Shaw’s delayed stairlift. While the article concentrated on Mr Shaw's plight, my sympathies were with Paul Wilson and his family. My disabled friend and I have nothing but praise for Mr Wilson and his staff during the short time they have been on Wombwell

High Street. Nothing seemed to be too much for them. Problems with my friend’s battery scooter were investigated promptly and rectified as soon as reasonably possible. As I understand it, one of their problems was finding a mechanic who could service the battery scooters to meet modern-day standards of safety and comfort. The service provided by Wilson Mobility meant that my friend and I did not visit their shop very

often, so it was only through the Chronicle that I discovered it had closed. Mr Shaw’s family is worried about the return of his £3,600. What of the value of stock that Paul Wilson has lost as a result of the floods? Perhaps his former customers should rally round and take a collection in recognition of his contribution to the improvement of their quality of life, something which cannot be measured in pounds and pence.

Heartbreak in our family over death of kitten MRS TRACY DEWSNAP, Eaden Crescent, Hoyland I AM writing about the pet cat that was shot. I had a white cat called Diamond, he was shot twice; the second time fatally. My neighbour found him on the drive. This was nearly 5 years ago. Recently I found out that my other cat Jack, Diamond’s nephew had been shot. I took him to the vet and had him x-rayed and they found two pellets in his back. The wound had healed and had become an infected abscess. It burst on Thursday, so I took him back to the vet. They cleaned the wound but couldn’t remove the pellets. He now has a drain to get

rid of the infection. Two weeks ago I came home to find my four-year-old son’s kitten on the front lawn. I called him. Normally he would bound toward me but he stayed where he was, so I knew something was wrong. I went to pick him up and he made a sad cry, so I put him down. He tried to jump up the step and couldn’t so I lifted him up on to it. He walked in to the house and collapsed, so I rushed him to the vet but couldn't save him. At first I thought he had been hit by a car, but there were no external wounds or bleeding so the only other conclusion is that he was viciously kicked. The vet couldn’t say for sure but

the wall of the former school, with each piece bearing a ‘rule’. Ferret couldn’t work out whether they were rules for a youth club, or from a training meeting of some kind, but he was amused. Rule number two was ‘no swearing’ but rule number seven was ‘Dunt tek the piss’. Ferret thought it ironic that rule number seven broke both the no swearing rule, and the not taking the piss rule. The other rules were ‘Dunt fight’ ‘No smoking in club’, ‘No bullying’ ‘Don’t laugh at others’, ‘Look after the stuff’, ‘Do as your told’, ‘Dunt tek what’s not yours’ and ‘Don’t tell tales’.

Tonight he’s having a reunion of the so-called ‘Green Lager Gang’ of locals at the pub. The secret of the brew? He put a touch of harmless colouring in the glass before pouring the lager.

Light work FERRET was at the Rockingham area forum the other night. After the usual police reports and riveting council presentations, discussion moved on to something more important: bulb planting. The Rockingham councillors proposed the remaining money in the community support fund should be spent on planting a few flowers. That will brighten the area nicely, thought Ferret. But then the idea hit a slight snag. The forum heard that they couldn’t get the bulbs until the Christmas light electricity bill

MAY I on behalf of my family and many other residents of the old South West Ward, now Old Town Ward, pass on our appreciation and love to Sandra Birkinshaw. Your dedication, your ability to speak the truth on behalf of your constituents has always been constant. Thank you Sandra, you will be sorely missed. Get well soon.

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Teking the wotsit FERRET struggled to concentrate at the area forum at Wombwell Education Centre. There was a colourful jigsaw-style display on

Barnsley strip A VIP tour of Oakwell was one of the highlights for youngsters Jack Robinson and Emily Codd when they became mayor and mayoress for the day. They’re both big Barnsley fans, so the ten and 11-year-olds were delighted to have the chance to look around. The same couldn’t be said for their mums who accompanied them. As the mayor’s limo pulled up at the stadium, Jack’s mum said: “I’d rather have my eyes burnt out

to him that is what it looked like. Genji was only 10 months old, he was soft, my children loved him and are heartbroken. All they want to know is who did it and why, and I can’t tell them. I wonder whether the sick culprit knows just how much pain he has put my family through? Having to tell my children he wasn’t coming home was the hardest thing to do. The police and the RSPCA have been informed and are looking into it. I wanted to share this so people can understand that hurting an animal affects everyone not only the animal. As animal lovers, we need to be vigilant.

Land girls JOHN WRIGHT, Ingbirchworth Road, Thurlstone WHAT a wonderful article in last week’s Chronicle about the great contribution made by the Land Army Girls in the Second World War. Could Jean Barton from Mapplewell contact me? My mother, then Agnes Connell, was also based at Lakenheath. It would be great to hear from Jean about more of her stories. It is only right and fitting that she and the others like her will receive a medal.

Mine’s a pint TERRY PALMER, South Lea Avenue, Hoyland PROUD to be Barnsley born and bred, Harold ‘Dickie’ Bird MBE is having a £50,000 statue erected to commemorate his past deeds as, unquestionably, once the greatest cricket umpire in the world. The statue selected by ‘Dickie’ is of him smiling with his arm held aloft and index finger pointing skywards and shouting “out”, which also reminds us all of this same gesture from him when he’s sitting at the bar of his favourite hostelry shouting “mine’s a pint”. Editor’s note: Unsolicited, Dickie Bird kindly sent the Chronicle two bottles of beer last week with a note ‘thanks for all your help. As Mr Palmer hints, his generosity is as legendary as his sporting prowess.

than watch football.” The mums were unimpressed by the board room, the corporate boxes, the dug out and the gym, but they suddenly became interested when the tour reached the changing rooms. Academy manager Ronnie Branson had to stop the group as they were about to enter the showers because there were some lads in the bath. Jack’s mum, who had until then looked bored, suddenly piped up: “Do you want me to just go in and check?”

Old father time FERRET was at an area forum when someone raised the subject of a review on council staff wages. “If there is to be a review it will be to push the wages up,” said council leader Steve Houghton. “We need qualified people in so services don't slip, so we have to pay the appropriate rates,” he said looking at Coun Charlie Wraith before making a reference to how services used to be. He added: “Ask Charlie, he's been here a long time,” looking for support to prove his point. Coun Wraith’s face said it all and the member of the public replied

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BRIEFLY Top brass to play in town GRIMETHORPE Colliery Band is to give a rare performance in Barnsley to raise money the Mayor’s charity. The English national champions will play at Emmanuel Church, Huddersfield Road on March 17 at 7.30pm. The money will go toward the Limes day centre at Barnsley Hospice. Mayor Coun Len Picken said: “This is set to be a wonderful evening of entertainment and I am sure everyone who attends will thoroughly enjoy the musicianship of the Grimethorpe Colliery Band members.” Tickets are available from the Mayor’s Office at Barnsley Town Hall, 773804, email: elizabethwright@barnsley.gov.uk or at Emmanuel Church Office, weekdays between 9.30am and 2.30pm, 321511.

Organisers seek demos THE ORGANISERS of Bomfest music festival want unsigned bands who want to play at the event to send them demos. Bomfest will this year be held at Locke Park , instead of on the former Barnsley Main pit site, to allow more to attend. Any bands wanting to play at July’s event should send demos to Bom HQ, The Hive Studios, Unit 5 and 6A, Harborough Hill Road, Barnsley, S71 1AR. There will also be a showcase gig at Pulse bar, log onto www.myspace.com/barns leypulse, for details. Organisers are also seeking sponsors and are keen to hear fans’ suggestions for a headline act, e-mail: info@bomfest.com.

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‘Drunk lout’ pleads guilty to assault

Bid to build new £1.4m eco centre

By Ian Harley SAM Round assaulted his partner after climbing up to gain entry to their upstairs flat by a rear window. He then chose a window at the front to get out of the flat when the police arrived but that wasn’t quite so straightforward, Barnsley magistrates heard. He landed badly and suffered injury to both heels which required four days of hospital treatment. Round, 20, unemployed, of High Street, Grimethorpe, admitted assaulting Samantha Bowlen. He was given a three-month prison sentence, suspended for two years, by district judge Michael Rosenberg who described him as a ‘drunken lout who used violence to gain control of a situation’. He was also ordered to undertake 200 hours of unpaid work, placed on supervision for two years and ordered to pay £60 costs. Anne Wroe, prosecuting, said Ms Bowlen had refused to admit Round into the flat they shared, situated above shops, because he sounded angry. After gaining entry by climbing, Round pulled the quilt off her and punched her several times to body and head, causing injuries to her face and elbows. In police interview, Round later said he had drunk around eight cans of lager and could remember little of what took place. Round, added Ms Wroe, had a previous conviction for a violent assault against a woman in the street. She had chanced by as he was having an argument with Ms Bowlen. For Round, Eric Bray said the complainant had tried to retract her complaint against him. The assault, he said, took place after both he and the complainant had been drinking at different locations. To his credit, Round had ‘hugely moderated’ his drinking since then and there had been no repetition in the time they had lived together since the incident.

By Julian Thorpe WORSBROUGH Common could soon have a new £1.4m community centre, complete with a cafe and indoor five-a-side football pitch. Members of the Worsbrough Common Community Association have been working for months on their proposed eco-friendly centre, and the plans have been submitted to the council this week. It will have a community cafe with a summer outdoor seating area, a multi-use sports hall big enough to play five-a-side football, and space for four shops. These will be occupied by the Post Office, hairdresser and second-hand shop that would be demolished to make way for the centre on Highstone Road. The roof will be grass-planted and there will be a large glazed atrium to let in natural light. If the plans are approved by the council, the association will then begin the search for grants to pay for the building. It is hoped that the running of the centre will be self-sustainable, funded by rent from the shops and payment for the use of the conference hall.

‘It will bring the community closer together, but it will bring outsiders in as well, for things like conferences’ Association chair Yvonne Saunder said it is an exciting time for Worsbrough Common. “It will bring the community closer together, but it will bring outsiders in as well, for things like conferences. “It’ll be advertised nationally, and we’re fortunate because we’re near junction 36 and 37 of the M1. “Myself and the other directors went around to a lot of other community centres and picked up on all their successes and failures. “People wanted a hall and a community cafe, and they wanted it to be environmentally friendly.” She added: “I think as a group of volunteers, we’re proud of what we’ve achieved so far. it’s quite a big achievement.”

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Accused remanded A CARLTON man charged with the rape of an under-aged girl was remanded in custody for his own safety when he appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court last week. Retired butcher William Euan Cargill, 58, of Grays Road will appear at Sheffield Crown Court by video link today. As well as the rape allegation, he faces eight counts of engaging in non-penetrative sexual activity with four girls, all under the age of 15, on dates in July and August last year.

Terry to set up reunion BARNSLEY man Terry Walker is trying to contact apprentices from Stocksbridge steel works for a reunion. Mr Walker, of Raley Street, wants to hear from those who started there in September 1968. He can be contacted on 207337.

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Mayor and MP unveil artwork MP MICK Clapham and Penistone Mayor Joe Unsworth were chuffed to unveil artwork by local families and photographer Nicki Taylor at Penistone Train Station on Friday. Dozens turned out for the unveiling of art on the train that was born out of the ‘drawing train’ attraction held at Huddersfield Station Gala in May 2007. South Pennies Rail Partnership officer Rowena Chantler organised the ‘Catch the Creative Train’ project over the summer holidays. Children and parents rode the Penistone Line and also attended dark room workshops. Rowena said: “The event worked on many levels, by encouraging people to use the Penistone Line at off peak times when it is less

busy and has introduced public transport to the youngsters, who after all are the future users of the line.” Families were encouraged to think about the journeys they have made on the train and use this inspiration for the art work they created. Steve Butcher, area director for Northern Rail, said: “Our stations are the gateways to the communities we serve and are the first impression for many visitors to the area. “Everyone involved should be really proud of what they have created. “It will be a welcoming sight to visitors and residents and shows the wealth of talent this area has to offer.” Plans are being made to extend the project to other South Pennines lines next year.

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Man jailed for assaulting woman in store’s car park A BARNSLEY man who kicked and punched a woman in view of families at a supermarket has been jailed. Stephen Yoxall’s assault on Louise Hewitt was aggravated because it took place five days after his release from prison, Barnsley Magistrates’ Court was told. It took place on Sunday afternoon in the car park of the Asda store. The 34-year-old kicked Ms Hewitt while she was on the ground before punching her twice to the face when she regained her feet. Despite witnesses informing police they were appalled at the attack, Ms Hewitt told police she did not wish to make a formal complaint against the defendant, said Joanne Milner, prosecuting. Yoxall, of Garden Street admitted threatening behaviour. He was jailed for five months in addition to being returned to serve the 76-

day ‘at risk’ period of an earlier prison sentence. Miss Milner said Yoxall told police on arrest that the complainant had stolen £10 from him before adding: “I shouldn’t have done what I did. I know it looked bad.” In mitigation, Matthew Shepherd said Yoxall had consumed so much drink that it was more than 16 hours later before police considered him suitable for interview. He then said he could remember little about what took place and was shocked at the allegation against him. He learned that money of his had been spent on drugs by Ms Hewitt who, said Mr Shepherd, was herself well known to the court. He was extremely apologetic as he was not the type of man who went round hitting females.

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Devoted father found dead A DEVOTED dad was found dead in one of the greenhouses on the allotment which he spent hours tending. Father-of-four, Shaun Bisby, was discovered by his devastated family on Sunday. It is thought he might have been overcome by fumes from a paraffin heater. His widow, Lesley, said Shaun spent hours on the allotment to the rear of their home at Harold Avenue, Lundwood. It was a project he and youngest daughter Jessica, nine, loved looking after. Lesley, who is a volunteer at Lundwood community centre, said: “The allotment had been badly hit with the floods last year which took a lot of our stock and chickens. “It was Jessica and her dad’s allotment, he had been working hard to get it ready and had been working all day on the allotment. “We woke the next morning to find he was in the greenhouse and had died.” Shaun, 39, had worked at Safestyle Windows at Wombwell,

‘All his colleagues are shocked, he was very fit and was the one who would play jokes’ and Lesley said he was known as a practical joker. “All his colleagues are shocked, he was very fit and was the one who would play jokes. “He would put silicone in everybody’s boots.” As well as Jessica, Shaun had three other daughters, Kara, 13, Anne-Marie, 16 and Samantha, 19. Lesley said: “Shaun loved me and loved his kids, he was very hardworking and a good husband and good father. “He was the kind of person that would help anybody.” An inquest has been opened and adjourned and samples of Shaun’s blood have been sent away for tests.

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Prime site is up for grabs THE owners of a prime piece of town centre land that is considered one of the gateways to Barnsley want to sell it. The former Dunnes store on Shambles Street has long been vacant, planning permission for a housing development was granted more than five years ago but has run out. Matthew Jones, of Leeds based agents Savills, is handling the case. He is advertising the site to developers on the basis that they will come up with proposals and apply to the council for permission to build. Although the property market is tougher than it was 18 months ago, Matthew is dealing with a number of enquiries from interested buyers and believes there will be considerable interest in the land. He added: “It’s prestigious and has been identified as a gateway site. “We have had meetings with the council and they have been as helpful and open as they can be.”

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Interchange nominated BARNSLEY Interchange has been nominated for a South Yorkshire and Humber Built in Quality award. The £24m flagship development has been shortlisted in the community project category. Other Barnsley nominations are Low Laithes residential village for sustainability, Gladedale Homes for new dwellings and the Chartwell building for domestic extension. The ceremony will be held at Tankersley Manor on March 6.

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Ruth’s role makes history MINING in Barnsley may be history — but a woman from the town is still a key player in the international coal industry. Ruth Bailey, originally from Penistone, is the new director general of a trade association that helps British mining manufacturers. She is the first woman to head the Wakefield-based Association of British Mining Equipment Companies. Ruth, 41, replaces Philip Deakin, of Higham, who has been a member of the association for 30 years and director general for 12. Ruth will represent the interests of more than 30 engineering companies who export to more than a dozen countries, principally China and Russia, and also provide the few

remaining British colleries with equipment. She said: “Britain’s coal industry may be a shadow of its former self, but the mining machinery sector is flourishing overseas. “It has a world-class reputation for quality, reliability and value and is playing a significant role in enabling the emerging countries to extract their coal in a cleaner, more efficient and safe way.” Following Phil would be a tough act, she said. The 61-year-old visited almost 50 countries during his tenure at the head of ABMEC. He plans to spend his retirement supporting Barnsley FC and Yorkshire CC, playing golf and pursuing his interest in local history and travel.

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GIRL Guides are heading abroad this summer with the help of a £3,503 grant from the Big Lottery Fund. The Guides, from Athersley, Grimethorpe, Worsbrough and Monk Bretton, are to spend a fortnight in Switzerland in August. The 42 girls, many of whom have never been abroad before, and eight leaders will travel by bus for 18 hours to reach the the Swiss activity centre in Adelboden. It’s known as ‘Our Chalet’ and is one of four centres belonging to the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts. Guide leader Ann Grimshaw said “We would never have been able to take the girls to the World Centre without funding. “They will benefit so much from this trip.” The Guides have received the grant from the Awards For All scheme administered by the Big Lottery Fund.

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A BARNSLEY man who took his father’s car without permission to run a friend home was told he had a pitiful record for one so young when he appeared at the magistrates’ court. District judge Michael Rosenberg also told Russell Mark Baxter he was giving him a last chance by imposing a 12month community order with 80-hour unpaid work requirement. Baxter, 22, of Keir Street, was also banned from driving for three months and ordered to pay £43 costs. He had admitted taking a car without consent, using it without insurance and driving otherwise than in accordance with a driving licence.

Accused pleads guilty A 55-YEAR-OLD Birdwell man who has admitted five counts of possessing indecent pictures of children is to be sentenced at crown court. Christine O’Sullivan, presiding at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court, declined summary jurisdiction after learning that one count involves 11 photographs of the highest ‘level five’ seriousness and another to 427 of level four seriousness. The other charges related to 399 of level three, 186 of level two and 2,663 of level 1. Peter Hudson, of Wentworth Street, pleaded guilty to committing all five offences between January 1 and November 26, 2006. He was committed for sentencing at Sheffield Crown Court and granted unconditional bail to March 18.

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A BIRDWELL man charged with assaulting another man was committed for crown court trial when he appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court. David Holland, 31, of Sheffield Road is alleged to have committed the offence against Graham Allen on September 10 last year. He is further charged with possession of a bladed instrument. Holland was granted bail to make his first appearance at Sheffield Crown Court on February 28. Conditions of bail are that he lives at the address given, does not go to an address in Sheffield Road, Barnsley, and does not contact two prosecution witnesses.

Date set for folk festival FOLK duo Jamie and Katrina will be headlining this year’s Barnsley Roots Festival. There will be performances from other young local musicians, a ceilidh (barn dance) and workshops for players of any instrument. The event takes place on March 14 and March 15 at Shaw Lane. The ceilidh is on Friday and the concert on Saturday, both at 7.30pm, and the workshops are Saturday at 10am. Call Chris on 291525 for details.

Family doctor faces court A GENERAL practitioner accused of committing fraud and theft offences to feed his gambling habit is to have his case heard at crown court. Mathew William Amos, 44, of Aukland Road, Doncaster, faces allegations of making false representations to obtain cash, possessing an article for use in fraud, attempting to obtain cash by deception and theft. He was granted conditional bail to April 11 when he appeared at Barnsley Magistrates' Court on Friday. His case is then due for committal for hearing at Sheffield Crown Court.

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By Adam Civico TWO councillors say they are baffled that a ring road which would bring economic benefit to Barnsley has not been made a priority. Barnsley Independent Group’s Bill Gaunt and Peter Middleton believe the council’s leadership has put plans for the northern orbital road on the back burner — even though it could have applied for funding to start building the road. They say the borough’s former chief transportation officer, Andy Chymera, told them there was no reason why plans to fund the ring road could not be submitted to the Government’s regional transport board this month. But Coun Gaunt said there is no sign of that happening and he and Coun Middleton are baffled by the approach of chief executive Phil Coppard. Mr Coppard told other councillors the northern orbital could take 20 years to complete and he told the Chronicle last month that complex planning issues had to be resolved before applications for funding could be made. Coun Gaunt said: “The northern orbital road is the economic lifeline of this town. “We cannot understand why the

Chief executive Phil Coppard. chief executive has not progressed this. “We would have thought he had the welfare of this town at heart.” Coun Middleton added: “We are baffled by the decision not to go forward when we were told by Mr Chymera the northern orbital was a priority.” Chris McCarthy, interim executive director of development, said: “While there is an intention to pursue the concept of a Northern Orbital Route, at this stage no alignment has been agreed, nor included in any statutory plan.”

Man stole coins from arcade By Ian Harley DARRELL Pyne ‘won’ £80 at a Barnsley amusement arcade on Sunday — but not from the machines. He sneaked into a private room and helped himself to four bags of coins, magistrates were told. Pyne, 32, formerly of Kendray but now living at Upperthorpe, Sheffield, admitted burglary of Peel Square’s Storeys Amusement premises.

All aboard: Passenger Georgina Hammond takes a look out of the 'train' window.

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Cooper Orient project just the ticket By Lindsay Garfitt THE Orient Express steamed into town last week as children took part in a project at the Cooper Art Gallery. Youngsters from mainstream schools and those with learning disabilities took part in the event run by Mapplewell company, Action Space Mobile.

They got involved in drama, cake decorating and dancing, among other things, to create a multi-sensory experience. Professional artists were on hand to make the atmosphere all the more real as the children loaded their luggage and boarded the ‘train’ to start their journey to Vienna. Becky Newbould, project leader, said:

“Children benefit enormously from the project and it has a long-term effect on improving their confidence and concentration. “It is also a fantastic opportunity for mainstream children to mix with children different from themselves.” The project has been run in Barnsley since 2000 and will be run for two more weeks over the summer.

THE COUNCIL is using footy, beer and pies to encourage men to take up a career in childcare. A group of male childcare workers spoke to men at a meeting in Oakwell on Wednesday, when they were encouraged with a free pint, a Barnsley FC goody bag and pie and peas. The aim was to encourage them to go into the profession, which is at present dominated by women. Barnsley FC’s football in the community worker, Wayne Bullimore was among the speakers, along with male workers from nurseries across the borough. A council spokesman said: “There is a common preconception that looking after children is women’s work but this is far from true.”

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He was jailed for three months by district judge Michael Rosenberg who told him he had been ‘well served’ by his solicitor in persuading him not to send him for sentencing at crown court. Vanessa Harrison, prosecuting, said Pyne exchanged £10 to play the machines but was later spotted coming out of the kitchen premises not open to the public.

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School council delegates unite for conference By Joanne Wright DELEGATES from secondary school councils in Barnsley have taken part in a three-day conference about the environment at the Peak Venture Centre, Penistone. Workshops examined topics including fair trade and carbon footprints. The youngsters, aged 12 to 16, then designed how they would like the outdoor areas of Barnsley's proposed Advanced Learning Centres to look and took part in team outdoor activities.

A guest speaker was Dick Bradford, Barnsley Council’s principal designer and energy engineer, who spoke about sustainability issues and plans for future schools. Coun Linda Burgess, a Cabinet spokesperson , said: “This was a great opportunity for young people to have an input into the Advanced Learning Centres and learn more about a range of environmental issues. “The young people's work will be fed back to key decision-makers.”

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‘Playfight’ A winter wonderland... Jamie Lorriman kept his cool to turns into Photographer capture these beautiful pictures in Royston. assault

Regeneration bucking the national trend REGENERATION work taking place in Barnsley is helping the Yorkshire and Humber region buck a national trend. The amount of retail space in the region will grow by 14 per cent between 2007 and 2012 the third highest of any UK region. Property consultant Colliers CRE carried out the research and found that projects like the Barnsley market's development, coupled with major work taking place in Bradford, Leeds and Sheffield, will help buck a national trend.

Laptops stolen from college SEVERAL laptop computers designed for educational use were stolen from Northern College, Stainborough. The six 'RM' brand, silver laptops were taken overnight between February 14 and 15. Anyone with any information should contact, 736030 or Crimestoppers, 0800 555111.

Sad farewell: Wardens Sofia Colton, Sandra Shaw and Jayne Millington.

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Cash crisis means area will lose its terrific trio By Julian Thorpe WORSBROUGH is to lose its three neighbourhood wardens because the European funding which paid for them has run out. Sophia Colton, Sandra Shaw and Jane Millington have become familiar faces around Worsbrough — but they will no longer be seen working in the area after the end of next month. The wardens, who report to the Worsbrough Safer Neighbourhood Team, are uniformed officers who work across Bank End, Ward Green, Worsbrough Bridge, Worsbrough Dale and Worsbrough Common. Their boss, SNT tasking officer Jackie Heald, said they had done a fantastic job

since starting in October 2006. “It’s bad news, and I think they’ll be sorely missed by the Worsbrough community as a whole. “I think they’ve had a really positive impact on the community of Worsbrough. “They’re very well known in the area and the community see them all the time.” The scheme was originally created after a survey showed that people in the area wanted their own wardens. They work with the police and residents to improve the area through a variety of methods, such as litter picks and youth work. They also organised last summer’s successful ‘Taste of Africa’ event.

Jackie added: “I think they’ll be sorely missed for the work they do with the vulnerable. “It’s a big shame, because they’ve done a hell of a lot of work. They’ll leave a big hole. “It would be nice if someone somewhere could give us the money to carry on.” The wardens’ funding ran out in November, but they have been kept on for a further four months by Berneslai Homes. The SNT is now applying for lottery grants to extend their posts, but their current supply of cash will have already run out before a decision is reached on new funding.

MICHAEL Pearson's assault of his partner started as a "playfight," Barnsley magistrates heard. Naomi Newsome, however, suffered injury when taps turned to bites and sought refuge at a friend's home. And when Pearson also arrived there, damage was caused through a window being smashed. Pearson, 23, unemployed of Hilltop Avenue, Athersley North, had admitted assault and criminal damage at an earlier hearing. He was given an 18-month community order, with requirements of supervision and 'think first' programme, ordered to pay £150 compensation to Ms Newsome and £17 for the window and to pay £200 costs. Jayne Ormrod, prosecuting, said the offence was aggravated by Pearson being at risk of prison recall when the offence took place and by a previous conviction for violence. In mitigation, Mr Brook said Pearson had followed the complainant to her friend's home intending to apologise. He was a young man with a troubled background having been raised by his grandfather who "sadly" died when he was 14. He subsequently turned to drink and drugs to fight depression.

Ice age: A jogger braves the frost.

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Snow flurry: Royston Church received a cover of fluffy snow.

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FLEETRITE SELF DRIVE is a family firm which was established 20 years ago in Rotherham by John Bailey who opened a second depot at 137 Wakefield Road three years TCS RENAULT SPECIALIST has ago. The company provides self drive van hire which been established for 29 years and carries out includes anything from a small escort to large 7.5 repairs, servicing and engine overhauls plus ton trucks. The vehicles are hired by large some panel work. It is owned by partners Keith Wall organisations such as hospitals and national building and Ian Hulme who specialise in Renault, Peugeot firms, courier services and scaffolding firms as well as and Citroen and use code diagnostics. They provide a by people moving house and insurance and pick up and delivery service within the Barnsley area breakdown cover can be arranged. The vans are all and do MOTs by arrangement. They offer a friendly maintained and serviced on-site and a door-to-door service and over the years they have built a core of delivery and pick-up service is available.

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AUTO COSMETICS was established by Paul Groves who specialises in cosmetic repairs on such things as bumper scuffs and scratches to cars. He has contracts with several main dealers including Perry’s, Polar and Harratt’s as well as providing a service to the general public. Work can be carried out at the Wakefield Road premises which have a comfortable waiting area, but Paul has a team of seven mobile staff whose vehicles have the equipment to enable them to carry out paint mixing and repairs off-site at a customer’s premises, home or even by the roadside. Paintless dent removal and repairs to damaged alloy wheels caused by ‘kerbing’, can be carried out. Auto Cosmetics is a real family business; Paul’s wife undertakes the administration and their son James has joined the company and is fully qualified. Paul has been in the industry most of his working life. He started at the age of 15 when he undertook an apprenticeship. After a few years he went into financial services but returned to auto cosmetics and set up his business about six years ago. He has a vast amount of experience in this field and all his staff are qualified and trained to his extremely high standards.

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established by Russ Smith 18 years ago. He offers quality used car sales with low rate finance, valeting, mechanical servicing, oil and filter changes and MOT work. Car prices range from £500 to £5,000 and all have full MOTs, are serviced and come with warranties. It’s a real family business with father Ralph and brother Lee working alongside Russ. The garage is open seven days 8.30am to 6.30pm Monday to Saturday and 9am to 1pm Sunday.

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specialises, as the name suggests, in sales of classic and custom motorbikes but the main core of the business is building trikes and he has customers from as far away as Australia and New Zealand who send their engines to be rebuilt. The firm was established by Terry Summers a year ago but he’s worked in the motorcycle industry for 30 years. He specialises in classic Ducatis and builds one-off trikes which can include monster seven litre V8s which can do 150mph. He also sells clothing and helmets.

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BMB BUILDBASE is Barnsley’s most

well-known local builders’ merchant and this year the branch in Wakefield Road celebrates its 25th anniversary. It supplies materials to the building trade, local authorities and DIY enthusiasts and is a ‘one-stop shop’ for all your requirements. The staff have superb product knowledge and will be pleased to help find the right product for any job. For trade customers and homeowners looking for bathrooms, kitchens and tiles, there is an impressive showroom area with 35 displays. For beautiful bathrooms and showers visit the dedicated Kohler Centre with the latest continental styles. Decorative paving and walling products are also sold and a busy aggregates operation is run from Barnsley.

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MD CAR SALES was established by

Michael Daley four years ago. He has ten years’ experience in car sales and sells a wide range of models and types including MPVs, 4x4s, small hatchbacks, convertibles etc in both petrol and diesel engines. Prices range from £495 to £6,000 and all have MOTs where necessary. They are all serviced, valeted and come with warranties. The company has credit card facilities and finance is available. Michael is assisted by Adrian Banks and they offer a friendly, efficient service. Open seven days a week Monday to Friday 9am to 5.30., Saturday 9am to 4.30 and Sunday 10am to 4. Visit www.mdcarlot.co.uk

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STEVE PARKIN started his first

business - Parkin’s Lot car sales - in STREET JEEPS, Hillside (former Peary's Wakefield Road in 1998. Since then business site) sells used American pickups and Jeeps. has boomed and he has now expanded into the car wash business which comprises LMP CAR VALET, Scott Maxwell Smith is the man behind the LMP HANDWASH and the ARC franchise car wash. business and specialises in Jeep Wrangler, Ford and Dodge pickups and sports cars such as Corvettes and He offers a comprehensive car care service for those who like to keep their cars looking good. He has Fort Mustangs. The Jeeps are all UK spec and are right-hand drive. All cars are serviced and have MOTs transferred his IMO car wash in Doncaster Road to where necessary. Finance can be arranged. Wakefield Road and extends a warm welcome to all his old customers. Valeting services start from £15 Scott also owns PLATES-R-US which buys and sells rising to an executive package at £100 which personalised number plates and makes customised includes thorough upholstery cleaning. It brings plates for show purposes.

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bodywork up to showroom condition with a machine polish to remove minor blemishes and scratches. The LMP handwash service is especially appreciated by those with prestige cars and 4X4s. Steve has contracts with several businesses; he is fully insured to drive any car and offers a free collection and delivery service within the Barnsley area. He still does used car sales and anyone who uses his car cleaning services can ask for a valuation. His business continues to expand with the opening of an ARC franchise at Ings Road, Wakefield.

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Woman accused of knifing partner in the back A 20-YEAR-old woman appeared at Barnsley Magistrates' Court accused of causing a twodeep wound to her partner's back with a knife. Jade Dennis, of Blenheim Road, has yet to enter a plea to a charge of assaulting Liam Smith occasioning actual bodily harm. She was granted bail to April 16 with conditions that she lives at her mother's home in Fox Holes Grove, Crow Edge and does not contact the complainant. Proceedings are then scheduled for committal to Sheffield Crown Court as a result of district judge Michael Rosenberg ruling the case unsuitable for summary jurisdiction.

By Julian Thorpe THIS is one of the two pieces of art which could soon mark the entrance to the transport interchange. A row of four shops on Midland Street is to be demolished to make way for an entrance plaza on Kendray Street, which will include a large canopy and a piece of art. Another artwork will be put at the junction of Eldon Street North and Mottram Street. The architect’s report says the pieces are designed to complement the bus station and each other. It adds: “The design of each piece is based on simple curves and use of colours.” The Kendray Street piece will also be lit ‘so as to give a constantly changing feel as the day passes from bright sunlight to dark of the evening’. The aim of the scheme is to

Partnership seeks feedback from residents RESIDENTS are being asked how they want the borough to be developed over the next 12 years. Council partnership One Barnsley is asking for feedback on the draft sustainable community strategy, which will shape economic, social and environmental goals. Call 773433 to order the plans or view online at www.onebarnsley.com

£2m refurbishment at Tankersley Manor THE first stage of a £2m refurbishment at a four star 17th century hotel has been unveiled. Q Hotels is renovating Tankersley Manor Hotel and has overhauled the business centre, reception and bar area in the property, off the A61. General manager Stuart Downham said: “We are delighted with the results.”

make the entry, which is currently used as a side entrance, more ‘inviting’. Plans were submitted to the council this week. Shop worker Shirley Sanders said she thought the plan was a waste of money, however. She is one of five staff at Storey’s amusement arcade who are in danger of losing their jobs because of the demolition. She said: “What’s it going to bring? Druggies will gather here and intimidate people who are walking around town, like they do now. “I think it’s an absolute waste of money. They should’ve spent the money on doing up the shops on Midland Street.” The row of shops to be demolished is owned by the South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, and was leased by a chemist, an Army careers office, a newsagent and Storey’s. Three of the shops have moved

into the interchange, but Storey’s is now looking for another home. Shirley added: “We’re pretty fed up because we haven’t got a job now. Jobs are few and far between as it is anyway, and they’re shutting all these places down. It stinks.” An SYPTE spokesman said the public art space was the last phase of the interchange project. She said: "This part of the overall project will include the demolition of the remaining shops in the row along Midland Street and in its place the introduction of a new, exciting and modern public space, which includes artwork and the completion of the entrance canopy.” The SYPTE declined to comment on the relocation of Storeys. I What do you think of the plan? Write to the Editor, Barnsley Chronicle, 47 Church Street, Barnsley, S70 2AS.

Why hospital helper is sick of traffic congestion By Steph Johnson A MAN who ferries patients to and from Barnsley hospital says congestion is so bad he can be waiting 40 minutes to get his passengers into the building. John Stevens is a medi car driver and volunteers his time to the ambulance service by getting old folk to their appointments then back home again. After four years of helping out, John has reached the

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Workers are being abused by angry tenants claims Barlow By Julian Thorpe WORKERS visiting council houses to carry out routine improvements are being threatened and abused by angry tenants, says a councillor. The council is in the process of upgrading houses to ensure properties meet standards. The improvements include new kitchens, bathrooms and windows as well as general repairs. Speaking at a council meeting, Coun Betty Barlow said some Berneslai Homes’ tenants are refusing to let workers into their homes because they do not want the improvements. “Some of the tenants are so angry some of the workers are being physically threatened.” Speaking after the meeting, she said an instant reporting procedure was needed to protect staff.

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about six years down the line, somewhere local like the Metrodome. “Now we’re off to Disney. It’s fantastic.” The festival will be held in a large marquee at the resort, and is open to novice performers aged eight to 18 who are members of a dance school. She added: “The marquee is fabulous.” Winners from the event will receive awards in a ceremony presided over by Disney characters, and Ann is hoping to recruit some celebrity judges. Proceeds from the event will go to the All 4 Dance and Drama scholarship fund, which helpsv the disadvantaged get into performing arts.


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BRIEFLY Man on drug supply charge A MAN has appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court accused of possessing more than £500 worth of cocaine at Barnsley with intent to supply. Craig Whitaker, 29, of Cranemoor Lane, Belle Isle, Leeds, is alleged to have committed the offence on August 27 last year. He is also charged with possession of three ecstasy tablets and with possessing 25 grams of the class C controlled drug ketamine with intent to supply and with obstruction of a special constable in the execution of his duty. Whitaker was granted unconditional bail to April 15 when his case is scheduled for committal for hearing at Sheffield Crown Court.

Pipe thieves target vans THIEVES are stealing power tools and copper piping from works vans. Police say there have been several break-ins and urged owners to mark their tools. Officers said copper piping had also been taken from plumbers who leave the pipes in tubes on the tops of vans. There has been a wave of delivery vehicles being stolen while workers drop off goods.

Rockley Club aids charity MORE than £6,000 was raised for charity at the Barnsley Rockley Rotary Club’s annual sportsman’s dinner. The money raised is being given to Sightsavers International, the ‘wind up’ radios for Africa project, Barnsley Pathways project for victims of domestic violence and Macmllan Cancer Care.

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Leave flooding problems to us, says council boss By Steph Johnson THE chief executive of Barnsley council has said police need to take a back seat if the town is flooded again. Speaking at a cabinet meeting last week Phil Coppard said it was was up to the local authority to lead in such situations and that discussions are needed to establish an order of command. He told councillors: “In a blue light emergency it’s quite right and proper that police control and co-ordinate it. “With flooding, or a flu pandemic, it isn’t actually appropriate for the emergency services to lead that. It’s for the local authority. “There are some tensions which need to be resolved.”

But news of the power struggle came as a surprise to Barnsley's chief superintendent Andy Brooke, who says the matter has not been raised with him. Ch-Supt Brooke told the Chronicle that in emergencies such as flooding it is possible that the council could take the lead in some areas, such as boarding up houses and getting sandbags to residents. But there are times when it is up to the police to make decisions. He said: “For example if there were issues of looting, or if people were dying, I would take command and control.” The issue was raised by Mr Coppard as part of a discussion on the review of last summer’s floods. Council leader Steve Houghton

Senior partner dies, aged 80 A SENIOR partner of the Regent Street chartered surveyors, Smiths, has died aged 80. Derek Smith, of Moorend, Silkstone Common, became what is known in the trade as the sole principal of the company in 1953 and retired about five years ago. His grandfather founded the business in 1898 and he took over from his father, Geoff. He had joined the company after army service in 1947. He continued to be partner as the business was merged with Sheffield-based Saxton’s and when Saxton’s was sold to the insurance company General Accident in 1987.

In 1990, Mr Smith led a management buy-out with Malcolm Eyles and Andrew Corbett. He was involved wiith Barnsley Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Barnsley Rotary Club. He was also a member of Barnsley Round Table and its organisation for the over-40s, the 41 Club. Mr Smith was a keen golfer and when he was younger played cricket, squash and hockey. A private family cremation today will be followed at 3.30pm by a memorial service at Silkstone Parish Church. Mr Smith leaves three sons and a daughter.

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said work was underway to try to limit damage should heavy rains occur again. A flood forum made up of the council, Yorkshire Water and the Environment Agency will be set up to look at long-term solutions. In the meantime stop gap measures will be taken at the most vulnerable sites across the borough, £700,000 has been put aside to pay for them. Workshops will also be held in affected communities to teach residents how to best protect their properties. Coun Houghton said there was no ‘quick fix’ answer to the problem and warned there was nothing that could entirely prevent flooding in such severe weather.

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JP warns man who struck police officers AN ATHERSLEY North man who struck out at two police officers during his arrest was warned his actions could cost him his liberty when he appeared before Barnsley magistrates. Kieron David Ferreday, 23, unemployed, of Rufford Avenue, received the warning from William Davidson, presiding, who adjourned sentencing for the preparation of reports. Granted unconditional bail to March 7, Ferreday admitted assaulting PCs Mountain and Porter in the execution of their duty and being drunk and disorderly in Peel Square, Barnsley, on February 8. Jayne Ormrod, prosecuting, said both officers were struck by Ferreday as he “lashed out"” during arrest for being aggressive and abusive towards the officers. For Ferreday, Sean Fritchley said he did not intentionally punch out at the police officers. He did, however, wave his arms about “recklessly” in a situation exacerbated by friends.

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Never too old to learn: Surfing the net on one of the new computers recently installed at Worsbrough Library is 76-year-old regular Kathleen Beverley. (D)

VETERAN Barnsley theatre group Trinity Players has announced that stalwart Len Padgett is to make a return to the limelight for Hobson's Choice at Trinity United Reformed Church Hall next week. The show, being staged at 7.15pm from Tuesday to Saturday will also have Simon Reece and Karen Slater continuing the on-stage relationship started in their last production, The Collier's Bride. For more details phone 203961 or 733718.

On parade: The Mayor Coun Len Picken and Mayoress Janet Henson join the Army Cadets who last Saturday held a recruitment drive in the town centre as part of their Army Flag Day activities. (D)

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Cawthorne All Saints' Church Coffee morning will be held tomorrow at 13 Maltkiln Row in aid of the parish room development. Rev Jean and Tom invite all organisations in the village to come along. On Sunday the services will be 8.30am Holy Communion BCP, Parish Communion at 10.30am with evensong at 6.30pm. On Wednesday the church will be open at 8.30am for morning prayer with the Lent Group 3 at 7.30pm. On Thursday at 12 noon the Eucharist will be celebrated by Rev David Priestnall, followed by a soup lunch provided by the chapel. Also on Thursday the church will be open at 4.30pm for evening prayer. Methodist Church The service on Sunday will be at 10.30am. On Wednesday the walking group will meet at 1.30pm in Horncroft, open to everyone. Also on Wednesday from 6-7.15pm Choices, the Christian youth club for children aged seven to 11 meets. On Thursday from 1011.30am the open door coffee morning is held. Everyone welcome. Cawthorne Bottom Club Monday nights is now bingo night from 8pm, cash prizes. New members welcome. Stop & Surf The Stop & Surf Mobile Internet Project bus provides internet access on Wednesday from 10.30am12.30pm in the Village Hall car park. For information call 762800 or visit www.surfandsnackshack.co.u k Cawthorne Cricket Club The nets for under 13s, 15s and 17s are at Kingstone School sports hall on Sundays from 2.30-3.30pm and the adults and U17 nets are at Darton High School from 8-9pm on Thursdays. Both cost £1.50. Summer Fete Group The Valentine coffee morning raised more than £220. The Summer Fete Group would like to thank everyone who supported this event. Funds will go towards the summer fete entertainment of a calypso band, Punch and Judy, Maria Penrose Dancers and much more on Saturday June 28 on the Village Green. Bags2School Please leave all bags at the front entrance of Cawthorne School. Do not leave any bags before 8.30am or after 9.15am. All donations are appreciated.

Worsbrough Common St Luke's Church The service on Sunday will be Holy Communion. Rev Trevor Keightley will be officiating and preaching, assisted by J Davies. The lessons will be read by Mrs S Kellet and Mrs M Keightley. On Saturday March 1 there will be parish prayers in church at 9.30am, any one in the parish is welcome to join in. Pensioners' Club On Thursday the pensioners' club will meet in the church hall at 2.30pm for their weekly fellowship. They will have their bingo followed by refreshments. Last week's prizes were won by S Jennings, M Briscoe and R Field.

NCDWS The National Council For Divorced, Widowed and Separated meets every Wednesday at 8pm at the Travellers Rest, Pogmoor. Proof of status required. Methodists Sunday is the chapel anniversary and gift day, with service at 10.30am, led by Rev Pamela Butler. Afternoon tea will be served at 4.30pm followed by a service at 6pm led by Clive Parkinson. Coffee morning on Thursday is 10 to 11.30am.

Smithies Smithies Wesleyan Reform Church Sunday school meet at 10.45am, continuing their studies on journeys, and afternoon worship at 3pm will be led by Mr B Nichols. On Monday WA meet at 2.30pm when the speaker will be Mrs P Parkin. On Tuesday the Girls' Brigade meets at 6.30pm. On Thursday the Wives' Group meet at 8pm when members learn about Dogs in Rescue. New members welcome.

Ardsley Wesleyan Reform Church Rev Peter Sawyer was the preacher on Sunday morning. Vera Louth was organist. Flowers were provided in memory of Mrs M Glaves. There will be a service on Sunday at 11am. Stairfoot & Ardsley Constitutional Club Winning numbers in the members' draw were: No 1, 600; No 2, 718. Free draw number was 498. Keel Inn Last Tuesday the ladies' darts team recorded a 4-2 away victory over The Warren in a Barnsley Central League encounter, but they then went down to a 4-2 defeat at the home of the Mason's Arms, Staincross, in a John Smith's League fixture two days later. On Monday the men's pool team beat visitors New Lodge WMC in the Kendal League. Meanwhile, the men's darts team were enjoying a 4-2 away success over Darfield Village Club in the Wombwell and District League. Parish Church Rev Roger Evans conducted the morning worship on Sunday. On Sunday there will be holy communion at 10.30am. The fellowship group meets on Monday at 1.30pm and Wednesday at 7.30pm. Also on Wednesday there will be a coffee morning at 10am, when the church will be open for prayer. The luncheon club will meet in the Acorn room on Thursday at 12 noon. The scouts will meet on Wednesday at 7pm and the beavers and cubs on Thursday at 5.15pm and 6.30pm respectively. Barnsley Ladies' Choir Gave a concert at the Firs retirement home on Monday. Ladies' Social Next Thursday's meeting of the Ardsley branch of the National Association of Women's Clubs in the Stairfoot and Ardsley community centre at 7.30pm, will take the form of a group night. Black Bull The men's darts team drew 33 when they visited the White Bear in the Town End and District League on Monday. Oaks WMC Ben Kelly and John Reed were winner and runner-up respectively in the domino handicap. The quiz which has been held on Wednesdays in the past has now switched to Thursday evenings. Latest winners were 'The Dickheads' who answered 33 of the 40 questions correctly. The Sunday quiz was a roll-over. The Sunday lunchtime members' free draw now stands at £100. Open the box

number was 43082. Bingo today at 9pm. Surgery Stairfoot ward councillors Fred Clowery and Jim Smith will be on duty at two councillors' surgeries next week; at the Central WMC between 7pm and 8pm on Tuesday and at the community house, Kendray, between 1.30pm and 2.30pm on Wednesday. Over 55s 'Radiance Health and Beauty' who are based at the Ardsley and Stairfoot coummunity centre, gave a demonstration of beauty therapy at a meeting of Ardsley Over 55s club in the Oaks WMC on Tuesday. Members received free facials and nail manicures. A raffle prize, donated by Dorothy Redfern, was won by Joan Simpson. Bingo winners were Margaret Kitchen, Doreen Lucas and Margaret Hickling (2).

Worsbrough Councillors' Surgery Local councillors will be in attendance at the surgery today, 5pm to 6pm, at the Miners' Welfare, Worsbrough Bridge. Football A much better display last week by Worsbrough Bridge FC saw them pick up a hardearned point when they entertained Leeds Carnegie. It was a terrific game with the visitors equalising in the last minute to earn a 2-2 draw. Tomorrow Worsbrough Bridge play Staveley Miners' Welfare away in the Northern Counties East League, kick off 3pm. Worsbrough Bridge Reserves had no fixture last week but tomorrow entertain Parramore Sports at Park Road in the County Senior League, kick off 3pm. Worsbrough Community Church On Sunday morning worship at 10.30am, speaker Cynthia Bryant. On Monday the fellowship meeting at 2pm will be a group discussion. The cafe is open for morning coffee on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9.30am and from 11.30am for lunches. Ward Green Baptist Church The speaker at the Sunday service at 10.30am will be Doug Downie. St Thomas' and St James' Church Diary The 9.30am Sunday service will be holy communion co-led by Rev Trevor and Mary Keightley. Readers will be Janette Meek and Chris Bywell. For enquiries of weddings, baptisms and away banns telephone Rev Trevor Keightley on 286505. The Lent course will take place on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Various times and venues are available to accommodate the members of both St Thomas' Church and St Luke's Church. For further information contact Mary on 286505. The wives' group will meet on Monday at 8pm in the parish hall when the speaker will be Mel Jones on 'The Remarkable Gatty Family'. Tea rota Eunice and Val. Our Lady and St James’ Church Mass at 6pm tomorrow and 9am on Sunday at the community church, Worsbrough Dale. Weekday masses as usual in the parish room. Please note on March 1 the evening service will take place at 5.30pm. Swaithe WMC Weekly draw winning numbers: 227 (£350), 2177 (£50), 1758 (£20) and 95 (£10). Family disco today, 8-10pm, when children are to be accompanied by an adult. Bingo tomorrow, Monday and Thursday and on Sunday 'Hot Property'. Quiz night Wednesday. 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 P Wilde with a three pound

loss. She also received her half stone loss award. For more information call 217357.

Dodworth Methodist Church Rev John Morton was the speaker at the fellowship last Thursday, Norma Cornforth presided and pianist was Edith Bird. Sunday morning worship was conducted by Rev John Morton. Organist was Edith Bird. Flowers were donated by Mrs B Smith. On Sunday the 10.45am service will be conducted by Des Gamewell. At 6pm the holy communion service will be conducted by Rev Andy Day. St John's Church Parish eucharist last Sunday was celebrated by Rev Stephen Race. Bible readings were given by Iris France, Harold Bolton and David Allen. Bill and Wendy Johnson presented the offertory. The chalice was administered by Harold Bolton. Anne Lowery was sidesperson. The baptism took place of Lily Beecroft. On Sunday parish eucharist with Sunday school at 10am. The Lent meeting will be held on Wednesday at 7pm. On Thursday holy communion at 9.30am and teddies and toddlers at 2pm. Rosehill Winifred Phillips led the service last Sunday. On Sunday a family service will be held at 10.30am with leaders Phil and Sue Hartshorn. Genesis tonight is at 7.30pm and Rosehill Rockers on Thursday at 6pm. Slimming World The group met at the Methodist Church on Wednesday evening when a total of 78lbs were declared as lost and three new members were welcomed. Awards went to Diane Watts, Sarah Martin, Ruth Woodhouse, Sarah Burley and Brenda Woodhouse; Mandy Williamson (one stone); Jane Houseman (one-and-a-half stone). Slimmer-of-the-week was Sarah Burley losing six pounds. RAOB Bro B Sutcliffe opened and closed Reg Hall Lodge 10514 on February 9. The lodge welcomed Bros B Pyne and J Campbell both PPGPs of Glasgow along with Bros C Edwards, Wakefield & Dewsbury, and Bro K Brookes, Eureka Lodge. Raffles were donated by Bros J Armitage, B Sutcliffe, P Lowes, C Edwards and K Hinchcliffe. Winners were Bros B Sutcliffe, J Severn, K Hinchcliffe, P Lowes, M Hartley, J Rowe, K Brookes, I Armitage, J Campbell and I Stead. Fraternal greetings were given from Honest Dodworth Lodge 10632, Victory Lodge 7670 and Towd Waggin Rooad Lodge 9788 Barnsley Province, Coronation Lodge 7426, Garnet Lodge 3631 and Walter Taylor Lodge 10527 Bradford Province, Newport Lodge 1917 Lincoln Grand Council, Pride of Cunningham Lodge 10290 Glasgow Province, NE Cheshire PGL. Bro I Stead opened Honest Dodworth Lodge 10632 on February 11. Raffles were donated by Bros J Whitehead, I Williamson and I Armitage. Winners were Bros I Stead, P Robinson, J Whitehead and I Armitage. Fraternal greetings were given from Robin Hood Lodge 4477 Chesterfield and Mansfield Province, Bridge Lodge 4851, Towd Waggin Rooad 9788 and Reg Hall 10514, Newport 1917 Lincoln Grand Council, NE Cheshire PGL, Scunthorpe PGL and Carnation Lodge 5723 Wombwell Province. Bro I Armitage closed the lodge. Food Hygiene course At the library, two sessions, 12.30-3.30pm, tomorrow, and March 1. For information contact the library. Quiz The winner of the Tuesday night's quiz at the Bluebell Inn was House 14.

Athersley Kats Whiskers Youth Club Is open Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 7pm to 9pm, in the youth club building, off Newstead Road, Membership is open to people aged 13 19 and the cost is 30p per night. Call Ceri Hodgson on 01226 299065 for further information. Tots and Tykes Parent and Toddler Group At Blessed Sacrament Church, Athersley South, is each Wednesday from 12 noon to 2.30 and Thursday from 1pm to 2.30pm. Methodist Church On Sunday the service was led by Rev Mark Reasbeck, and included the Lord's Supper. The luncheon club met on Tuesday from 12noon to 1.30pm with the new to you shop open until 2pm. On Wednesday the Bible Study group met led by Deacon Sue Langdale. Yesterday from 911am Honeypot playgroup met. Cost £1 including refreshments. At 3-30pm the kids' club, for children five to 11 years old. Refreshments are included in the 50p admission. At 7pm yesterday John Foster presented a talk entitled “Visioning”. On Sunday the service will be at 10-30am led by Rose Latham and Geoff Sawyer. The church council will meet on Tuesday at 7pm. It’s not too late to book to go to Cliff College on May 24 – two coaches are being arranged by the circuit. For further information ring Sue Langdale on 206273. Advice Bureau Citizens Advice Bureau is at the Romero Centre, St Helen’s Church every Wednesday from 12.30pm to 3pm. No appointment is necessary. Whatever the problem, just call in or telephone 770390 for more information. Roundhouse Community Partnership For anyone interested in what is happening now or about the future of Athersley, New Lodge and Smithies. The partnership welcome new members who live or work in the area. For further information contact Father Rodney Marshall on 245361 or Jenny Platts on 07814615715. St Helen's Parish Church On Sunday the service was celebrated by Father Rodney Marshall at 10am. He welcomed family and friends of Sharon Postill, Emma Wray and Annie Scarfe who had all been laid to rest this last week. John Kenyon played the organ. Altar servers were Melvin Gumbrell, Jonathan Hinds, Susan Gumbrell and Basil Dunning. Melvin Gumbrell and Ian Hammerton gave the Bible readings. Rita Gough led the Intercessional prayers. On sides duty were Hilary Brown and Vanessa Hinds. The offertory was presented by Pat Padgett and Bettie Dunning. The chalice was administered by Jennifer Hulme and Sylvia Appleyard, whilst Communion was taken to the sick and housebound by Marilyn Marshall. The second of the Lenten services was at St John’s Cudworth 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 Sunday at 8am and 10am; the third Lenten evening service will be at St John’s Royston at 6pm. Brownies On Thursday, Alexandra Hulme, Chloe Mason, Gorrie and Katie Pickering, new Brownies, made their promise. Open Door Session At the Romero Centre, St Helen’s Church, every Tuesday, 5pm to 7pm. A representative from Barnsley Alcohol and Drug Advisory Service (BADAS)

is available, as is your local elected Barnsley Hospital governor. All advice is confidential, impartial, independent and free. Telephone Caroline or Margaret on 770390 for information. Councillors' Surgery The next surgery will be tomorrow from 11am to 12noon in the Mansfield Road WMC at Athersley North. To contact councillors or arrange a home visit ring 07714325049 for Len Picken, 07894806315 for David Bostwick or Jenny Platts on 07814615715. Options Team If you would like help with completing job applications or making up a CV, job search, interview technique etc then call into the Romero Centre any Friday from 10am to 3pm. This is a free service . The Secret Garden Children’s Centre Is within the grounds of Athersley North Primary School and is a full day care nursery open Monday to Friday, 8am to 6pm. Courses available include baby massage. This is a rolling programme contact the centre for dates and availability. One to One smoking cessation support is available on request. On Monday the mums' group meets from 1.30pm to 3pm. This is aimed at mums who have postnatal depression or stress. 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 11.00am 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 starting to make gifts for Mothers’ Day. The girls used their creative talents to make place mats, which were designed in the style of their mum’s faces. The girls used a mosaic technique to accomplice this design. The girls have also been using their culinary skills to create a healthy meal for themselves and invited guests. A group of students who are building up evidence for their COPE award are this morning focusing on moral issues they feel are important to themselves and other young people. The group will be discussing the problems of young people and drugs and how this can cause some young people to become involved in crime. The group will also be playing a stereotyping game to see if they judge people just by the way they look. This afternoon the group will be visiting the allotments to see if they can find an area rich in creative source materials. The group will then be using any materials found to create a new logo for the Rio Earth Summit. The group will be agreeing a set of questions ready for next week's visit from South Yorkshire Fire Service. Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church On Sunday Mass is at 11am, a service of word and communion on Monday will be at 9.30 a.m. At 7pm there will be prayer before the blessed sacrament. On Tuesday at 6pm Father is available for confession before the Mass at 6.30pm, which will be followed by a video and discussion. Tots and tykes meet on Wednesday at noon and the after school group at 3.45pm. Stations of the Cross on Wednesday evening will be at 6.30pm and on Thursday there is Mass at 6.30 pm. In the Lenten programme the church are planning a service of reconciliation on Monday 10 March at 7pm during which three priests will be available for confession.

Monk Bretton Pi 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 Club Cudworth park was Sunday's starting point for the race organised by the Bridge Inn Miler Pigeon Racing Club. Winner in 1 minute 4 seconds was Eric Pickersgill and second in 1 minute 5.5 seconds Clifford Blackett. The race on Sunday at 11am will be from Cudworth's Pinfold. Redfearns Junior FC Last weekend the club played all their fixtures in the Sheffield and District Junior League. The Under-8s met Dodworth Miners' Welfare and lost 5-4, Mitchell Haigh 2, Sam Buttery and Joe Worley scoring. The Under-12s played Maltby Juniors and won 6-0. Scorers were Tom Lunn 2, Matthew Marsden 2, Jordan Woffinden and Alex Mason. The Under13s played Sheffield Rangers JFC and won 4-3, Giorgio Williams scoring all the goals. The Under-14s lost 3-1 to Rawmarsh St Joseph’s, Jordan Gill scoring. MENCAP Centre A luncheon club was held last Thursday when games winners were Kathleen Douglas, Dorothy Birkett, Joyce Eastwood, Eva Cross and Anita Cooper. Raffle winners were Annice Swift and Terry Pickering. St Paul's Church Father Nigel Holmes was celebrant at Sunday's family mass when readings were given by Dorothy Metcalfe and Beryl Marvin who also led intercessions. Side duties were carried out by Mary Bullock and Raymond Webster. The offertory was taken by Marilyn Wraith and Ernest Clarke. The chalice was administered by Marjorie Exley and Clifford Woffinden. Pianist was Eileen McClure and Daphne Woffinden sang the psalm and gospel acclamation. In the evening, members attended the deanery Lent course at Cudworth Parish Church when the service was led by Father David Nicholson and speaker was the Very Rev George Nairn-Briggs. Father Nigel was celebrant at the first of a series of Tuesday services in the centre at 7pm which also included a Lent message. Today at 6pm there will be a mass followed by Stations of the Cross. The vigil mass tomorrow will be at 6.30pm and the family mass on Sunday at 10am. At 6pm the deanery

Lent service will be at Royston Parish Church. The Wednesday mass is now at 6pm. Those wishing to receive the sacrament of confirmation should contact Father Nigel. Darby and Joan Club The club met on Monday in the Mencap Centre when raffle winners were Clifford and Margaret Sawbridge, Annie Burgin and Wendy Davidson. Games winners were Annice Swift, Margaret and Clifford Sawbridge, Jennifer Warner, Lillie Worth, Norah Fowle, Joyce Eastwood, Terry Pickering and Sue Braisby. Organist Entertains Robert Barraclough, organist at St Paul's Church, who spent a year on a musical scholarship at Dunedin Cathedral, New Zealand, will talk about his stay at Monk Bretton Methodist Church today at 7pm. His theme 'From Monk Bretton to Dunedin Cathedral, New Zealand' will include organ items. Tickets, including supper, are £2.50. Proceeds for the development fund. Monk Bretton WMC The pool team beat Staincross WMC 4-3 last week in the Smithies League when the team was Keith Perry, Neil Hogley, Ian Gannon, Steve Rennison, Mark Winstanley, Adrian Hutchinson and Kevin Wagstaffe. Pheasant Inn Playing in the Smithies League last week, the pool team beat Priory Arms 4-3. Team was Jack Cureton, David Hobson, Luke Yoxall, Lee Ogden, Ray Bradley, Dean Winter and Robert Sutcliffe. On Sunday in the local soccer league, the Pheasant team drew 4-4 with Hoyland Falcons. In the Kendal League on Monday, the pool team beat Priory Arms 6-1. Team was David Hobson, Ben Vellensworth, Ray Bradley, Jack Cureton, Steve Mosley, Steve Rennison and Jack Owen. Methodist Church The Sunday morning service was led by Rev Percy Allen. Organist was Rose Denman. Readings were given by Rose Denman, John Pearson and Edie Johnson. Flowers were given by Stanley Race. In the evening there was a joint service at Cudworth Methodist Church led by Rev Pam Butler. The youth club on Monday was led by Helen Walker and on Tuesday the 45th Barnsley Brownies and 27th Barnsley Guides were led by Jayne Wragg and Lynn Smith. A development group meeting followed. Yesterday the funeral of church member Michael Brown was held, followed by cremation at Ardsley. The Sunday 10.45am service will be conducted by the Sunday club members and in the evening Janet Lowrie will conduct a joint service with Cudworth Church at Monk Bretton. Butchers' Arms The pool team lost 4-3 to Haddon Road Club last week in the Smithies League. Team was Gary Annetts, Steve Bruce, Jay Lees, Lee Naylor, Phil Rich, Eleanor Wainwright and Steve Wainwright. The Valentine quiz was won by Mick Lees. Slimming World When the club met last Wednesday afternoon in the community centre awards went to Molly Swift (half-stone); Donna Frostrick (one stone); Janet Paton (seven-and-a-half stone). At Tuesday's evening session, slimmer-of-the-week was Ann Burgin who lost twoand-a-half pounds and received her one-and-a-half stone award with Christine Lees. A halfstone award went to Pat McNicholas. Slimmer-of-theweek at the second session was Adele Thompson with a three-and-a-half pound loss. She also received her halfstone award. Over 50s Club The club met on Tuesday in the community centre when raffle winners were Janet Dowing and Shirley Booth. Games winners were Rita Perkin, Doreen Cawley, Jean

Grainger, Phyllis Chapman, Loretta Speight, Annie Watson, Joan Pashley, Mary Hyde, Marion Kilburn, Tony Williams and Marion Bell.

Lundwood Scouts The 33rd Lundwood Scouts meet on Monday at the Monk Bretton headquarters. Cubs will meet from 6pm to 7.30pm and the scouts will meet from 7.30pm to 9pm. Admission is £2 a session. Contact Ruth on 07754440700 for more information. Learning Net A free computers beginners course is starting on Tuesday February 26 at 9.30am at Priory Campus. A course on Helping Other Adults Learn takes place on Fridays at 9.30am at St Mary Magdelene Church and can be joined on February 29. Free English and maths classes for adults can be joined by attending a meeting with a tutor in Lundwood ring for an appointment. A free European Computer Driver Licence course takes place at Priory School, Lundwood on Wednesdays, 3pm-4pm. There are computers beginners' courses on Wednesday mornings and Thursday evenings at Priory campus. There are health and fitness classes at Priory Campus including boxercise and Latin dancing. For more information ring Chris or Sylvia on 280717. Lunch Club For the over 50s, there is a two course lunch and refreshments, meet 11pm till 3pm at Priory Campus. 11.45 to 12.45 gentle exercise, followed by lunch and a visit from Fred James of the Priory local history group. For more information and to book lunch contact Sue Fox 770610. Darby & Joan This week's bingo winners were, E Thompson, N McGowan, A. Cousins, F Hunter, F Price, E Cross, L Waltham, M Hollins, J Farmer, J Rylance. Get well wishes were sent to Helen Wright. St. Mary Magdalene Church Monday breakfast café, every Monday, 9-11am, Homemade breakfast sandwiches. Burton Grange Community Centre Mondays and Thursdays from 7pm, prize bingo. Fridays from 9.30-1130am drop-In. Lundwood & Monk Bretton Community Partnership Tuesdays 7 - 9pm youth cafe for 12 to 17 year olds, Wednesday 4.30 - 6.30pm, 8212 youth club for 8 to 12 year olds. Both clubs are held at Burton Grange Community Centre. Ring Dave on 215180 for more information.

Gawber Retired Persons' Social Group Members attended the monthly meeting at Gawber Road WMC on February 13 when it was agreed that the outings this year would be to Southport, Whitby, Skipton and Bridlington. Owing to the increase cost of the coaches, it was agreed that members should pay £6 each outing towards the cost of the coach. During the afternoon music was provided by Colin. Anyone retired through age or health is welcome to the meetings. St Thomas's Church Services on Sunday: 8am Holy Communion; 10.30am Parish Eucharist; 6pm Evensong. Morning prayer is at 9am and evening prayer is at 5pm on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, evening prayer is also on Wednesday. On Monday Gawber Ladies' Monday Club meets in the community centre at 8pm, for a talk and slide show on 'Memories of Barnsley' with speaker Stan Bulmer. On Tuesday at 10.30am the St Thomas's Lent Course, The Lord's Prayer

is held and at 7pm there is a meeting of the Action Committee in the community centre. On Wednesday at 12noon the over 60s' luncheon club meets in the community centre and at 7pm there is Holy Communion at St Paul's for Lent. On Thursday from 10-12 there is a coffee morning in the community centre and from 1.30-3.30pm the craft group meets in the community centre. Choir practice is at 7pm.

Birdwell Annual meeting Birdwell Community Association will hold its annual meeting in Rockingham Street, Birdwell, on February 25, at 10.45am. All welcome. Aetherius Society Healing Centre Healing takes place every Tuesday morning and evening by appointment at 350 Sheffield Road, Birdwell. Call 744659. Academy Theatre Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (Seniors): Showing March 3-8. Limited availability on tickets. Call the Box Office on 744442 . Academy Idol auditions will take place from March 17-19. Open to two age groups: 7-11 and 1219. Winner will get £250. Further details and application forms are available from the box office. Weekday dance classes now running: Mondays: Take 2 tots dance and movement, 2.152.45pm, Grade 3 ballet and tap 4.00-5.30pm, cabaret dance class (Year 8 and up or Grade 3 equivalent), 5.306.30pm Wednesdays: Juvenile ballet and tap (age 3 minimum), 4.00-4.45pm, Gymnastics (basic), 4.455.30pm, street dance, 5.30 6.30pm, Dancercise, 6.307.30 pm, adult tap, 8.00 9.00pm, Thursdays: Cheerleading, 4.00-4.45pm, dance/gymnastics (advanced), 4.45-5.30pm, Grade 3 modern, 5.306.30pm. The social club will hold its first meeting on February 26 at 7pm in the upstairs bar area, everyone welcome. Auditions took place on Feb 3 for “Seussical The Musical” (Intermediates Jun 9-14). All parts have now been cast. Volunteers needed for help with: backstage, front of house, hair and makeup, costumes and chaperoning. If you would like to get involved call: 744442.

Higham Methodist Church On Sunday the 6pm service followed by holy communion was conducted by Rev Jon Bellfield. Tea and toast will be served in the hall on Monday between 9.30am and 11am. The Monday fellowship meets at 2pm. In the evening the junior youth club meets at 6.45 followed by the senior youth club at 7.45pm.

Pilley St Paul's Church The service on Sunday at 6.30pm will be Holy Communion led by Rev Keith Hale. Methodist Church Tuesday night's beetle drive winner was Mrs I Birkinshaw, raffle winner was Mrs J Bellamy and booby prize went to Mr R Jowitt. On Sunday Rev John Bellfield will conduct the service including at 3pm.

Tankersley St Peter's Church The service on Sunday at 9.30am will be all ages Holy Communion led by Rev Keith Hale.


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Coun Len Picken is urging any surviving family members who have recollections of the pit disaster to share their stories with children from Carlton Primary School in the run-up to an official ceremony on Tuesday May 6. On that date, the

wheel from the winding gear at the colliery will be officially unveiled at its new location at the entrance to Wharncliffe Business Park in Athersley South. If you have any memories of the event call Coun Picken via the Mayor's Secretary on 773804, e-mail ElizabethWright@barn sley.gov.uk or write to Mayor's Office, Town Hall, Barnsley, S70 2TA.

Shoplifter ran off when challenged SIMON Pashley took to his heels when a Marks and Spencer security guard shouted: “I hope you haven't been shoplifting.” It was a reaction which led to checks on stock and in-store security camera recordings. The result was Pashley’s appearance before Barnsley magistrates when he pleaded guilty to the theft of two bottles of whisky, valued

together at £24.98. Pashley, 20, of Bruce Avenue, Worsbrough Common, was made subject to a new, 12-month community order with supervision and ordered to pay £43 costs. For Pashley, Gerard Casey said he had had a substantial drug habit for several years despite his young age. Now prescribed methadone, he took heroin only occasionally.

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West Bretton Concert Tomorrow the 'Singing Farmer' will entertain at a concert in the village hall at 7.30pm to raise funds for the Ann Robinson charity, which supports oesophageal and pancreatic cancer. Tickets are £8.50 and are available by telephoning 01924 840125. There will be a bar and raffle. Lent Last Tuesday was the first session of a Lent course for the Parish of Woolley with West Bretton at Woolley vicarage and led by Rev Stephen Kelly. There will not be any sessions next week. The next session will be on Tuesday March 4. Bowls AGM This is a reminder that West Bretton bowling club will hold its annual meeting in the village hall on March 4 at 7pm. Ecumenical Partnership There was no service at the church last Sunday. Members joined with the congregations at St Peter's, Woolley, or Clayton West Methodist Church. )n Sunday celebrant for holy communion at the church in West Bretton will be Rev Lionel Wickham at 10.30am. Holy communion on Tuesday at 10.30am. Over 50s Club Last Wednesday members enjoyed an outing to Hodsock Priory in Nottinghamshire.

Darton Darby and Joan Club Birthday greetings were sung to Raymond Ramskill at last week's Darton Darby and Joan Club and get well wishes sent to Nellie Senior and Shirley Welford. Those who helped with the games evening were thanked. Raffle winners: Raymond Ramskill, Ivy Hunter, Doris Burgon, Mollie Jaques, Mary Styles, Edith Higginbottom, Dorothy Smith, Ada Turton, Doris Skelly. Deadline for collecting the unclaimed Christmas draw prizes is 7pm today and claimants must produce a ticket at Kexborough Community House. Ticket numbers are 0957,0986. There will be a games evening at today's meeting. All Saints' Church On Sunday parish eucharist is at 10.30am when the preacher will be Canon Matthew Joy. Eucharist is on Tuesday at 7pm. On Wednesday there is Bible study and discussion entitled 'Transforming Lives' at All Saints' Darton and a Bible study and discussion at All Saints', Cawthorne, at 7.30pm. An address and night prayer will take place at All Saints' Darton, at 7.30pm. On Thursday morning prayer and silent reflection is at 8.50am followed by eucharist at 9.30am. Councillors' Surgeries The next councillor's surgery for the Darton East Ward will be tomorrow in the Mapplewell and Staincross village hall between 9.30am and 11am when Coun Spence will be in attendance. The councillors for the Darton West Ward will be holding a walkabout around the Medina Way area, Barugh Green, tomorrow from 11am to 12 noon and at Kexborough community centre on Wednesday between 10am and 11am.

Darby and Joan Club Chairman was Alan Cooper. Birthday greetings were sung to Joyce Spence. Entertainment was provided by the Irish dancers. Teacher was Tamara Doherty. Raffle prizes brought by Marion Harris, Sheila Priestley, Nora Purseglove, Doreen Slee, Agnus Williams, Marlene Glover, Marie Alderson, and Connie Broadhead were won by Norman Mickelthwaite, Marjorie Lacey-Hatton, Winnie Hoyland, Edna Stead, Marjorie Haigh, Doreen Slee, Hilda Hubey and Joyce Spence. Next week Razmataz youth group. Methodist Church A Songs of Praise service was held on Sunday morning. It was led by Caroline Whitehall and Ray Taylor who also gave readings and the organist was Anne Birkinshaw. The evening service was led by Roger Shadbolt of Mapplewell. Bible readings were given by Janet Pye and Gerald Race and the organist was Jenny Squires. Kathleen Wilkinson and Mavis Ellis led a meeting of the women's fellowship on Monday afternoon. Tea, coffee and toast were served at the Tuesday morning get-together, the ladies' group met in the afternoon and the craft club held its fortnightly meeting in the evening. Some members of the church also attended a Lenten Sunday group at St John's vicarage in the afternoon and other attended on Wednesday evening. There was also a missions' committee meeting on Wednesday. The prayer group met yesterday morning. There will be a coffee morning on Saturday at 10am. Morning service will be led by Rev George Gittner, of Royston, and in the evening the service will be led by Rev Sylvia Corney of Darton. Drama Group We would like to thank the enthusiastic audiences that revelled in the Staincross Methodist Church Drama Group production of the pantomime Sleeping Beauty last Friday and Saturday evening. The title role was played by Daniella Slater and others taking part were Ray Taylor (Old King Cole), Anne Shadbolt (Queen), Claire Lodge (Prince Frederick), Chris Dand (Chamberlain), Dianne Charlesworth (Lady-in-Waiting), Keith Lodge, Roger Shadbolt, Peter Balfour (The Three Fiddlers), Glen Monaghan (Dame Dolly), Sally Andrews (Fairy Lilac), Hannah Butterworth (Fairy Marigold), Hannah Irving (Fairy Rose), Nicole Lonsdale (Fairy Primrose), Jade Brown (Fairy Bluebell), Jessica Wilkinson (Fairy Snowdrop), Sheila Monaghan (Griselda), John Morton (Doctor Foster), Gwen Littlewood (nurse), Lee Higgins (servant), Josh Slater (messenger) and Nathan Wilkinson (villager). The pantomime was written by Keith Lodge and Sheila Monaghan. The pianist was Jenny Squires and the prompter was Marilyn Gittner. Just over a £1,000 was raised and twothirds will be shared between the church and a designated charity. North Gawber Male Voice Choir The choir has now received the programme of music it will be singing at the festival of brass bands and choirs at the Royal Albert Hall next year and proceeds will go to Cancer Research. Rehearsals are held every Monday at 7pm in the village hall and new members are always welcome.

New Lodge New Lodge Community Centre Hip, bums and tums keep fit class is open to all ages, free trial sessions each Wednesday 5.45–6.30pm until Easter Then there will be a small charge which will be subsidised by the Stronger Neighbourhoods Initiative. Contact Jane or Sue on 731297 for further informa-

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Disaster victim families urged to get in touch DESCENDANTS of the 58 miners killed in the Wharncliffe Woodmoor colliery disaster in 1936 are being urged to contact the Mayor.

Barnsley Chronicle, Friday February 22, 2008—

Leah and Brooke Burton had an enjoyable time when they visited the chocolate crafts session at Cannon Hall. (D)

Offender goes back to jail PAUL Newton's attempts to resurrect the relationship lost when he was sent to prison resulted in his being returned there this week. Newton, 20, of Bala Street, was jailed for 28 days when he admitted criminal damage before Barnsley magistrates. He was also ordered to take part in a 'Calm Project'. Jayne Ormrod, prosecuting, said damage estimated at £76 was caused when Newton smashed a window at the home of his former girl-

tion. New Lodge Girls' football team The girls' last match was against Aston away from home. They won 4-2 with by far their best performance for a while. Charnie Berry and Megan Davies both scored twice.The girls may be playing a friendly this week and their next league match is a week on Saturday. St Helen’s Ward councillors' surgery The next surgery will be tomorrow from 11am to 12noon in the Mansfield Road WMC at Athersley. 24th New Lodge Scout group Boys and girls aged 8-10 are welcome. They meet every Friday from 6pm to 7.30pm in St Helen’s church hall. For further information contact Sharon on 07971403725 or 200859 Improve your Health and General Well-Being Explore ways to get fit at the free health drop-In sessions held every Thursday from 9.30am to 11am in the community house 20/22 Kirkstall Road New Lodge. Get your blood pressure checked each week and enjoy a free small healthy breakfast. Come along and bring your ideas of what you would like including in the programme. For further information contact Sharon or Jane at the community house or telephone 731297. Study support Roundhouse Community Partnership’s Study Support Co-ordinator Kim Leigh is now based in the community house in New Lodge on Wednesdays. Call in for a chat or ring 07967644121 if you have a child/children aged between eight and 16 years and they need after school provision. The group provides homework support, ICT, local and nationally recognised accreditation, art and craft and healthy eating projects.

Barugh Methodist Church The 9.45am all-age service at Barugh Methodist Church was taken by Eddie Hambleton. Pianist was Pearl Fawcett. Refreshments were served by Florence Hinchliffe. The preacher at the 6pm service was Richard Baxendale and organist was Roy Jackson. Flowers were donated by Gerald Booth. On Monday evening the women's fellowship met and Florence Hinchliffe give a talk on 'The Worldwide Women's Prayer Day'. Christian Endeavour On Tuesday evening the Christian Endeavour met followed by the youth. Leaders were Gloria Dawson, Margaret Banks, Sheila Cawthrow, Andrew Barrowclough and Diane Scott. Junior helpers were Nicholas Tolley and Bradley Brain. Local History Group The local history group meets in the village hall on Tuesday at 2pm when David Templeman will give a talk on 'Two Queens and a Countess'.

Kexborough Cricket Club Last week's bonus ball was number 22. The winter net sessions continue to meet on Thursday at Darton High with juniors meeting at 6pm and seniors at 7pm. Old and new players are asked to attend. Last Sunday's lottery numbers were 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, and 15. There were no winners. This week's jackpot now stands at £600. The pool numbers were 0749 and 3531.

Carlton Gala Anyone wanting an application form for stalls at the Carlton Gala contact 726367.

friend's aunt on November 4. For Newton, Philip Howard said he had tried unsuccessfully to resurrect his relationship with Stacey Moore earlier that day. But while out drinking “quite an amount” that evening, he convinced himself that if he went back, he would be able to persuade her. Unfortunately, he discovered a love rival was present at the house and, after shouting for him to come out and fight, he returned home for a

rolling pin and used it to smash the window. Mr Howard added that Newton appreciated he had difficulty controlling himself when coping with “difficult situations and frustration” particularly after taking drink. The unemployed butcher, however, had kept out of trouble since the offence and, having recently become a father, was intent on demonstrating a new responsibility as a parent.

Emmanuel Methodist Church Tomorrow the men meet at 8.30am for breakfast. On Sunday early morning worship at 9.15am will be led by Rachel Marsden; 10.30am morning worship will be led by Rev Mark Reasbeck. The preacher at Sunday @ Seven contemporary worship will be guest preacher Louis Woodley, a missionary from Bolivia. Time for Prayer is on Monday at 9.15am and mothers and toddlers meet at 10am. Iranian Christians meet for worship in Farsi at 5pm. On Tuesday community coffee morning is from 10.30-12 and includes stalls. Tuesday Club for ages five-11 meets at 3.45pm, followed by Tuesday Church at 4.45pm. Open fellowship meets at 7.30pm other churches in a Lent service at Buckley Church at 12noon with preacher Deacon Janet Thomas. This will be followed by a light lunch. Brownies meet at 6pm and guides at 7.30pm. Trinity URC On Sunday the 10.30am service is led by Rev N Percival. On Monday there is an events planning meeting at 228 Dodworth Road at 2.30pm. On Tuesday the Lent study group meets in the lounge at 7.30pm. On Wednesday Trinity agewell meets from 10.30am-1pm. Seventh-day Adventist Church Sabbath school tomorrow will start at 10am and includes activities for the children and youth. Divine service begins at 11.15am and the speaker is L Wray. Prayer meeting is on Tuesday at 7pm, all are welcome. Buckley Church Tomorrow the usual coffee morning will be held with table top sales of bric-a-brac, new and nearly new clothing, greetings cards and cakes. The 10.30am service on Sunday will be led by Rev S Radford and at 6pm members will join the Baptist Church. On Monday women's fellowship is at 2pm and the ladies' group meets at 7.15pm. On Tuesday line dancing is at 12.30. On Thursday there is a Lent service at 12 followed by lunch, with leader Harold Bowes and preacher Janet Thomas, and at 10am there is a writers' workshop. Last weekend was very busy with the anniversary lunch and jumble

sale, both were successful, thanks to everyone who helped and attended. Spiritualist Church Tomorrow at 6.30pm there will be a healing service, followed by an open circle at 7.30pm. On Sunday divine service is at 6.15pm, with speakers Kim Watkins and Janet of Ryhill. On Wednesday the clairvoyant service is at 7pm, with speaker Shirley Smith, of Scunthorpe. On Thursday there is a healing clinic from 1-2.30pm, approved healers will be in attendance. Weigh In Slimmers meeting last Wednesday at the Central Library on Shambles Street lost a total of 122lbs. Slimmer of the week on Wednesday morning was Claire Booker (3.5lbs) and the evening winner was Tina Hunter (3lbs). Congratulated on reaching weight loss milestones were Brenda Collier (8lbs after one week), Jane Batty, Claire Booker, Lucy Hoyle, Tina Hunter and Beverley Quinn (first half stone), Mandy Boddy (one stone), Elizabeth Lloyd and Annmarie Marrison (two stones) and Julie Foster (two and a half stones). Classes are at Barnsley Library on Wednesday mornings and evenings. Baptist Church Tonight the young people's drama group meet in church 5-9. Tomorrow coffee is served 10.1511.45 and all are welcome. On Sunday Rev William Shaw is the speaker at the 11am service. Rev Shaw will conduct the 6pm service, pianist being Betty Shepherd. On Monday Sisterhood meet at 2 the speaker being Mrs M Micklethwaite, there is a committee meeting at 1pm. Recorder group meet at 6 and junior club from 7-8. On Tuesday lunch club dine at 12 and Interchurches meet for prayer at 12.15. On Wednesday parent and toddlers meet from 9.15-11.15. On Thursday the Alzheimers Society Dementia Cafe is from 10 -1.30pm and there is a church meeting at 7.30. St Peter's Church Tonight mass is at 6.30, followed by Friday Lent group meeting at 7. On Sunday solemn mass will be

Watch your fingers! Banging out a perfect bird-box during a craft session at Wentworth Castle are eight-year-old Laura Lee and 70-year-old team-mate Brian Waller. (D)

Royston Darby and Joan Club Phil Selby presided the meeting on Thursday February 14. Food was provided by Edyth Allenach as it was her birthday. Birthday greetings were also sung for Betty Fawcett and Edith Davenport. The annual meeting is due and complaints or compliments can be handed in to any member of the committee in writing. Members were asked to check their names on the bus list for the trip to Millstone bus trip. Food was prepared by Emmy Selby, Anne Heaton,

Margaret Hitchin and Betty Fawcett. The Lottery bonus ball was won by Joyce Hartley. The members' draw was done by Margaret Hitchin and the winners were Alan Roebuck, Dorothy Robinson and Mrs Cole. Bingo was organised and called by Malcolm Cooper and Tom Heaton. Admin and payouts were done by Betty Fawcett and Tina Roper. Methodist Church The church steward Ann Smith welcomed Miss Janet Crossley who led the Sunday morning family service, service of love and peace. Bible readings were given by Gordon Dack and Betty Fawcett, the organist

was Joan Dack and the offertory was received by Daniel Stammers and Gordon Dack. The church flowers were donated by Betty Hanson and arranged by Betty Fawcett. On Monday president and pianist Joan Dack welcomed Joan Brook who opened the meeting with prayers and Christian readings followed by readings from Joan Dack and Betty Fawcett. Refreshments were arranged and served by Betty Fawcett. On Tuesday a song and praise evening was held by the ladies of the Tuesday Group under the leadership of Hilda Preene. Betty Fawcett would like to thank all

who attended last Saturday's coffee morning in aid of Home Missions where the sum of £170 was raised which went with the £67 that the Darby and Joan group donated. Greenfingers Gardening Club The next meeting will be held on Wednesday at 2pm in the Methodist Church on Midland Road. Royal British Legion The next meeting is on Sunday March 2 at 2.30pm in the Civic Hall, Station Road. Any Bevin Boys and Land Army Girls need to bring service details to apply for their medals.

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LIVE ENTERTAINMENT Ensemble 360 at the Emmanuel Methodist Church, Barnsley, today, 7.30pm. World's Greatest Elvis Concert at the Lamproom Theatre, Barnsley, today, 7.30pm. Darren Knight at the Shaw Inn, Racecommon Road, Barnsley, today, 9pm. An Evening with John Parr at the Academy Theatre, Birdwell, tomorrow, 7.30pm. Barnsley Jazz with Peter Frank's Dixieland All Stars RS at Silkstone Lodge, Monday, 8.30pm. Blues Night with Redroom Blues Band at Silkstone Lodge, Thursday, 8.30pm.

FAIRS Live Role Players Kit Fair at Elsecar Heritage Centre, tomorrow, 10am to 5pm; Sunday, 10am to

4pm.

SALES Almost New Sale at Darfield Wesley Methodist Church, tomorrow, 9.15am to 11.15am.

PLAYS Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) at the Lamproom Theatre, Barnsley, tomorrow, 7.30pm. 'Hobsons Choice' presented by Trinity Players at the Trinity Church Hall, Crookes Street. Barnsley, Tuesday to Saturday March 1, 7.15pm.

OUTDOORS Barnsley and Penistone Ramblers: ten-mile walk from Bretton Park to Calder Grove with a pub stop (meet Bretton sculpture park visitor's centre car park, tomorrow, 9.30am) ring 246211. Ten-mile walk around Alphin Pike (meet Birdwell, Sunday, 9am) ring 385644. South Yorkshire Strollers: three and six-mile walk (meet at the Strafford Arms, Stainborough, Sunday, 10.30am) ring 740578 or 210730.

MEETINGS Barnsley Photographic Society at

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the Emmanuel Methodist Church, Huddersfield Road, Barnsley, Monday, 7.30pm. It will be the natural history competition. Thurgoland Local HIstory Group at Thurgoland Village Hall, Thursday, 7.30pm. Neville Roebuck will be giving a talk on 'Nicholas Saunderson'.

TALKS From Monk Bretton to Dunedin Cathedral, New Zealand, by Robert Barraclough at Monk Bretton Methodist Church, today, 7pm.

CINEMA Parkway Cinema, Barnsley: The Waterhorse: Legend of the Deep (PG) Weekdays, 4pm; tomorrow, 10.45am and 1.15pm; Sunday, 2pm. Cloverfield (15) Weekdays, 6.25pm and 8.30pm; tomorrow, 6.15pm and 8.30pm. National Treasure: Book of Secrets (PG) Weekday,: 4pm; tomorrow, 1pm and 3.35pm; Sunday, 2.15pm. Jumper (12A) Weekdays, 6.10pm; tomorrow, 3.35pm; Sunday, 5pm. Alvin & the Chipmunks (U) tomorrow, 11am. Senior Screen: Waterhorse: Legion of the Deep (PG) Wednesday, 10.30am).

We invite readers to tell us about forthcoming events under headings such as events, music and activities for all the family. Please send, in writing, a brief description of the event, the place and time to Cherry Martin, c/o Newsroom, Barnsley Chronicle, 47 Church Street, Barnsley S70 2AS or fax us on 01226 734455. Entries should reach us no later than midday on Tuesday of the week before publication.

stone: Michael Mitchell, Stephanie Mellor, Mia Chitoriski, Sheena Lyden. Goal was reached by Denise Egbury who lost two stones.

sung at 9.30, the celebrant and preacher is Father Allen Briscoe; evening prayer and Stations of the Cross at 3.30pm. Monday Lent group will meet at the vicarage at 2pm. On Thursday the Lenten lunch will be served at the vicarage at noon, proceeds for this are for church projects in Zimbabwe. Mary Skelley and Kath Charlesworth will start their visits to Lower Wood Street as part of St Peter's outreach project into the parish. Their prayer partner is Eileen Poxon. Dementia cafe The next Alzheimer's Society Dementia Cafe will take place on Thursday February 28 at the Baptist Church, Sheffield Road starting at 11am. The cafe is a monthly event for carers and people with dementia to come and have a light lunch and meet the staff of the branch as well as other families. For details call the Alzheimer's Society on 296301. 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 at 7.30pm on Monday. 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, weekdays from 9-4pm. St George's Church Today the toddler groups meet in the church hall. Ring Debbie on 286639 for details. On Sunday Holy Communion is at 9am, followed by morning worship at 10.45am. Canon David Munby will be leading each service with Howard Barnes preaching prior to their visit to Kenya. On Monday the dance club meet at 7pm in the church hall. On Thursday Holy Communion is at 10am followed by the over 60s' lunch at midday. Weight Watchers The group meets every Tuesday at Barnsley library at 9.30am, 10.30am, 12 and 5pm. Half-stone awards went to: Jill Deakin, Michelle Horbury, Stacie Forbes, Maria Hey, Gill Waddington. One

Salem Church On Sunday a parade service for the guides, brownies, rainbows, scouts and beavers was conducted at 10.30am by Mr Ian Watson, who also conducted the service at 6pm. Organist Mrs J Dore. Flowers for the communion table were provided by Mrs N Evans. On Sunday divine service will be conducted at 10.30am by Rev P Sawyer and at 6pm by Mr T Naylor. Last Wednesday afternoon the church hosted a meeting of the Barnsley Flower Arranging Club. On Tuesday the beaver scouts and cubs will meet from 6-7.15pm, followed by the scouts until 9.15pm. On Wednesday the brownies meet from 6-7pm, followed by the guides until 9.15pm. Next Friday the rainbows meet from 6-7pm. Nazarene Church Mr D Haynes will conduct morning worship at 10.30am. Sunday school starts in church at 11am. Monday youth club is from 78.30pm. Prayer and Bible study is on Tuesday at 1.30pm. The painting class is on Thursday from 1012 with Mrs Jean Stockton. St Edward's Church On Sunday at 10 Parish Communion is with celebrant and preacher Rev David Hopkin, readers J Doherty and J Moss, intercessions J Jagger. On Monday keep fit is at 7pm. On Wednesday at 10.15 Holy Communion (BCP) with celebrant Rev Steven Race. There will be no card craft sessions until the new heating system is installed. There is no vestry lunch on Thursday. Streets to be prayed for this week: Harvey Street, Ashby Court, Pitt Street West, Shaw Street, Shaw Lane, Claredon Street, Glenmore Avenue, Broomfield Close. Weight Wise Barnsley Free ten-week NHS run weight management course. Contact the Weight Wise Team on 432093/432606.

Energy-efficient estate will be Barnsley’s first

£25,000 event to boost businesses

WHAT is believed to be Barnsley's first energyefficient housing estate is being built on the corner of Oakwell Lane and Doncaster Road, Barnsley. Sol Associates, of Smith Street, Wombwell is putting up 21 houses and flats which will include heat pumps which turn cold air into warm air and solar water heating. Company secretary Mike Dare said two simi-

MORE than £25,000 is to be spent on an event to show Barnsley businesses how best to boost their trade. The B2B fair, the first of its kind in the town, will boast exhibitions and seminars from leading advisers on the likes of accountancy, human resources and the law. The Learning Skills Council, the Works and Skills Board and the council's regeneration specialists Barnsley Development Agency will provide £25,000 of the cost. Other sponsors include the Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce and Barnsley Premier Leisure. BDA director Carol Cooper Smith said: “We want this to be special and professional, it needs to be a success so we can do it again and again. We want businesses to come and get the advice they need to grow and develop.” B2B will be held at the Metrodome on March 19. For more information contact Talent Services on 321555.

lar homes built at Wombwell as an experiment last year had achieved £17-a-week heating and lighting costs. He said these costs should be reduced when the estate is finished. The firm, which employs eight fulltimers, hopes to open a show home in Wombwell soon. Managing director is Brian McGuinness, from Elsecar, who is a founder member of the Solar

Kendray to get first free cash machine KENDRAY will have its first free-to-use cash machine by the end of the month. The machine will be installed at the Post Office on Birk Avenue next Wednesday. Postmistress Sharon Davies said: “I hope it'll save people a lot of time, because at the moment they're having to go to Tesco, which is a quite a drag from here.”

Kendray residents pay an estimated £2 million a year in loan repayments, and Barnsley Credit Union boss Ian Guest said the machine would help people manage their money better. He added: “What we need to do is make sure that people are very aware of it, because a lot of people don't know that some machines charge.”

Latest planning applications THE FOLLOWING planning applications were submitted to Barnsley Council this week: Mr & Mrs G Morris, Hope Inn, Rotherham Road, Monk Bretton, rear extension to toilets including ramped access to main entrance; Dr A Alwash, Con tech Services Ltd, Oaks Lane, Hoyle Mill, 2.44 metre high galvanised palisade security fencing and razor wire to part of boundary and existing building; WM Morrison Supermarkets PLC, display of illuminated signage to filling station canopy, kiosk, car wash and new price clock at Lower Thomas Street, Barnsley; Mr R Bristowe, 1 Canada Street,

Barnsley, single-storey side extension to dwelling for disabled person. Mrs J Baugh, 8 Greenfield Cottages, Carlton, single-storey rear extension to dwelling for disabled person; Mrs Ward, 12 Greenspring Avenue, Birdwell, rear conservatory extension to dwelling; Mr & Mrs Smith, c/o White Agus Partnership, basement workshop and garage to bungalow with terrace/patio above. Increase height of roof to provide additional accommodation at 84 Huddersfield Road; Mr & Mrs D Saxon, 4 Chapel Place, Ardsley, two-storey side extension to dwelling and front porch.

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‘Danny’ imagines how life might be McMILLAN’S BARNSLEY

Artist Granville ‘Danny’ Clarke is equally at home whether he’s painting a picture or commemorating it in song or verse. Ian Harley met him.

Ian McMillan

Let’s boot Chelsea out of this cup WARNING: The word ‘sublime’ will be used many times in this column. Somebody once called football a ‘glorious irrelevance’ and I’ve always thought that’s a pretty good definition; of course nothing really changes because of football (although you could argue that it can make a big difference to the economy of a town and certainly when a town’s team or teams is doing well then the whole place seems happier and more confident) but at times it can produce moments so sublime that they make you gasp. One such sublime moment was Brian Howard’s late, late goal at Anfield. How many times over the past few seasons have Barnsley fallen victim to an injury-time goal, and how good was this one to put against them? And how sublime is it to get one over on Liverpool? Of course we beat them at Anfield in the Premiership but who can forget that game at Oakwell when Barnsley carried on attacking with eight men after the hapless (the opposite of sublime) referee Garry Willard had given out three red cards? We lost that game but claimed the moral victory, I’ve always thought. And then on Monday there we all were, waiting for a couple of balls to be pulled from a bag. A visiting alien from the planet Gxzdg would have found us ridiculous. It would have thought we were taking part in some obscure religious or sacred shamanic ritual and of course we were. The ritual of chance; the ritual of the balls; the ritual of the bag; the ritual of the numbers read out in the oddly formal voice. Before Monday, the constant topic of conversation was ‘Who do you want ?’ and everybody

‘On Monday there we all were, waiting for a couple of balls to be pulled from a bag.

understood that nobody was discussing whether Robbie should rejoin Take That or listening in on a tiff between a married couple. Who did we want in the next round? Opinion was split. Give us Bristol Rovers, some said, perhaps underestimating The Pirates, and then we can win ‘em and get to the semis. Others wanted Manchester United or Chelsea at home. Bring ‘em to Oakwell. Get ‘em in’t wall bottom. Get to the semis. There was a hush over Barnsley at 13.25 last Monday like a well-observed minute’s silence as the town held its breath. In fact, I’m wrong and there was a sound: it was the sound of balls clacking in bags on thousands of tellys and radios in thousands of rooms. And then the announcement, the mockserious voice. “Barnsley (first out; it’s a home game!)...will play...Chelsea!” and you could hear the cheers and whoops as far as Stamford Bridge. In his penthouse flat Roman Abramovitch looked up from watching his 456inch television. He turned to a minion: ‘Who is this...Barnsley ?’ he asked in heavily-accented English. But the minion had gone, run from the room weeping. No FA Cup this year for Chelsea. Roman shrugged and wondered whether to buy Northern College and Bretton Hall with the change he’d just scooped out from the back of the settee. Football is a glorious irrelevance. Of course it is. But now we can begin to dream. We’ve beaten Liverpool, so who have we got to be scared of? Bring Chelsea on and let’s thrash ‘em. Let’s give them a goal like we gave Liverpool and let’s come back and win. Let’s have 90 minutes they’ll talk about in Barnsley for years. Let’s get revenge for their last visit when they knocked six past us and their fans sang ‘You’re not very good!’ Then let’s get through the semis and beat Bristol Rovers in the final. Sublime!

SIX THINGS Yo u m a y n o t know about: DINO ORSOLINI ■ He could have been a barrister instead of a barista, having studied law at university before opening his own coffee shop. ■ He used to cut Michael Barrymore's hair before he was famous. ■ He was once given the nickname Miss Whiplash after he suffered a neck injury in a nasty car accident. ■ His six-year-old daughter once put porridge in his shoes as a practical joke. “It took me a long time to see the funny side of it,” he said. ■ He once had a go at fire-eating. “It’s a lot of fun, but it makes you feel a bit sick,” he said. ■ He was once called to an interview with blues legend Alexis

Dino Orsolini owns Alto Cafe on Pitt Street Korner with a view to being the guitarist in a new band, but he bottled it and didn’t turn up.

Multi-talented Granville ‘Danny’ Clarke.

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owe their sight to money he raised for Sight Savers International. Nowadays best known as the original art expert on Channel 4 television’s ‘Water Colour Challenge’, he is also a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, listed in the ‘Who’s Who in the Arts’ and the American Biographical Institute’s ‘Top 1000 Great Minds of the 21st Century’. A passionate environmentalist and proud owner of Barnsley’s only wildflower meadow, he has also tried his hand at acting and appeared on TV’s Coronation Street. Most people, perhaps, would be satisfied with four decades in the public eye and the fact that people pay £250 for a Foggy DewO album or ten times as much for an original artwork but Danny believes creativity is not curtailed by age and his best is yet to come. “I never tell people how old I am,” he said. “I just admit to being Barnsley’s oldest teenager. Danny is looking forward to the release of his ‘Watercolour Made Easy’ DVD by Summersdale Media. “I’m hoping that will open up America. That would be nice.”

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Raising a glass to Clarkson’s ales THE Old Brewery in Barnsley was founded in 1839 and by the 1860s it had been taken over by James Andrew and Samuel Clarkson. They continued until the 1890s when it came under the sole proprietorship of Samuel Clarkson. The Clarkson public houses were to be found in a small area in Barnsley town centre as well as in its outlying districts. Some of their establishments in the town centre were distinctive in that they had a tiled exterior. Some of our readers will remember the Devonshire, Eldon Street, now known as The Gatehouse, and others including the Wire Trellis Hotel and the Duke of York. Clarkson’s also had a special trade mark in the form of an elephant. It was commonplace in its pubs’ stained glass windows, particularly in the Royal Oak, Wombwell, and The Devonshire where the elephant logo remained long after Clarkson’s other pubs had ceased to use it. Clarksons also used the logo in its various adverts for pale ale, special ale and special stout as well as in its many other methods of advertising. The brewery stood just off Park Road in Wood Street and was a well-known feature of the landscape due to it being a very high building. Its stores were situated at 25, Eldon Street. Clarksons owned numerous pubs. They included the May Day Green, Elephant Hotel, New Street, Corner Pin, Peel Square, Dove Inn, Doncaster Road, Lord Nelson, Shambles Street, Moulders Arms, Summer Street, Wharncliffe Hotel, Sheffield Road, Alhambra Hotel, Sheffield Road, Locke Park Hotel, Rose and Thistle, Wellington Street, On the outskirts of the town centre were the Morning Star, Dobie Street, Shaw Inn, Racecommon Road, Bush Inn, Kingstone, Junction Inn, Doncaster Road, The Athersley, Rotherham Road, Vine Tavern, Highstone Road, Staincross Hotel, Staincross,

White Hart, Penistone, Black Bull, Thurlstone, Masons Arms, Shambles Street, the Ring O Bells, Silkstone, Hope Inn, Cundy Cross, Lord Nelson, Hoylandswaine, Ring O Bells, Silkstone, Pheasant Inn, Ardsley, Travellers Rest, Pogmoor, Spencer Arms, Cawthorne, Dodworth Arms, Dodworth and the Railway Hotel, Royston. It was the end of an era in Barnsley’s brewing history when Clarkson’s Old Brewery was eventually acquired by Tennant Brothers of Sheffield in 1956, almost a century after James Andrew and Samuel Clarkson took it over. The brewery closed shortly afterwards and the building which had accounted for the thirsts of thousands over the years, was subequently demolished. Clarksons had owned between 50 and 60 pubs in Barnsley and the surrounding districts. Mrs Marjorie Sugden told us that her husband, Ronald Crowther Sugden, was a brewer at Clarksons. When it was taken over by Tennants he continued working for them. Ronald came from a brewing family. His father, John Reginald Sugden was in charge of the company’s wine department and his grandfather, Crowther Sugden, the managing director in the early 1900s. An uncle was also involved with the running of the company. Mrs Sugden loaned us a bill of sale from Clarksons issued to a Mr E Mead of Ecclesfield about this same period. The bill, showing its famous elephant logo, describes the company as “mild ale, porter and bitter beer brewers and importers of foreign wines and spirits, Bass & Co Burton Ales and Guinness’s Dublin Extra Stout.” Mr Mead had purchased whisky and port the cost of which was almost £5, a lot of money in those days but, of course, a bargain at today’s prices.

ARIES (March 21/April 20) Working conditions could get difficult. Colleagues could gang up on you, hidden enemies might sabotage your work, or your office hierarchy may be changing. If you can distance yourself from this chaos. If not, find a healthy outlet for your frustrations.

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employment with TV rental company, DER. They appeared briefly with Tony Heald as the Maitland trio before uniquely taking contemporary folk music to pub and club audiences nation-wide. They also opened several folk clubs locally. Unfortunately the drive to stardom was halted when Lennie’s lungs collapsed. During his long fight back to health, Danny would help former art college friend, Ashley Jackson, with signwriting work. While Lennie did recover, the duo learned they were no longer unique. Lennie married his nurse while Danny teamed up with Liverpudlian Rob Jones to form ‘Foggy’. Foggy’s performances ended almost 20 years ago but Danny still guests with other performers and plays guitar and sings when presenting his one-man ‘Water-colour, Words and Music’ shows. Danny honed his water-colour skills while passing them on to others when tutoring aboard P & O cruise ships. While painting his way around the world, he also put them to work for several charitable causes and around 3,000 people now

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NEWS that the John Lennon song, Imagine, had been voted the most popular song on the planet hit Granville ‘Danny’ Clarke hard. He recalled how he and his folk-singing pal, Lennie Wesley, had first chance of recording it for their third album as Foggy Dew-O. The former Beatle, they knew, was aware of the offer being made. He knew the contemporary folk music pioneers had initially been rejected by Decca Records boss, Dick Rowe, just as they had. The fact Danny and Lennie didn’t record Imagine was that they felt it wasn’t really suited to performance by a duo. Despite such near-misses with stardom, Danny, a watercolour artist from Silkstone Comon, was then the best-known Barnsley face on television. He and Lennie were known to millions for regular appearances on Scene at 6.30pm, and the news magazine programmes it spawned. Their rise to prominence had been swift. Former singer with Birdwell beat group, Danny Dee and the Rustlers, Danny had met Lennie during his first day of

CANCER (June 22/July 23) Giving in to negative thinking will drive you into a rut. Be willing to admit your lack of know how. A friend or colleague could step up to enlighten you. You should welcome a chance to cash in on someone else’s expertise.

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CHRONICLE 75 Years Ago ● Dodworth and Darton are to be included in the Barnsley borough, but the decision was not ratified until 1974. ● The council has bid for a site at Mount Vernon to build more housing. ● Barnsley FC defeat league leaders Hull City 1-0 at Oakwell. ● A Shafton miner is fined for running a street betting ring.

50 Years Ago ● An hourly train service is to commence from Barnsley to Leeds. ● Ritz cinema manager Peter Franklin wins the award of champion manager of the Leeds District. ● Barnsley Press Ball raises a record £180. ● A new training school for nurses is to open on Victoria Road.

40 Years Ago ● Miners’ leaders are to take the fight to save Monk Bretton Colliery to London. ● Local artist Brenda Bury is chosen to paint a portrait of the Queen.

HQ: Clarkson's Old Brewery headquarters in Wood Street, demolished shortly after the company was taken over by Tennant Brothers. (S)

● Barnsley and District Lions’ Club have been presented with a minibus by a Monk Bretton trader. ● Barnsley Boys Geoff English and Brian Greenhoff are selected for the English Soccer Schools’ squad.

30 Years Ago ● Silkstone Construction Company has secured its first million pound contract. ● Top band The Strawbs has performed in the town. ● Hesley Guide House at Hesley Wood is officially opened. ● Rockingham runner Shirley Pickering won a bronze medal in the National Veterans’ Cross Country Championships.

20 Years Ago ● Talks are started to turn the site of Dodworth Colliery into an industrial park creating 1,000 new jobs. ● Barnsley man Mr M Lewis is appointed commercial director of Yates Wine Lodge group. ● Paul Burton, 15, of Ward Green is to play for England Soccer Schools against Wales.

Memorabilia: A Clarkson's brewery bill of sale issued to a Mr E Mead of Ecclesfield in the early 1900s. (S)

LEO (July 24/August 23) You won’t have half as much money as you need this week so you’ve got to economise, even at the risk of stopping spending. Admitting your financial shortcomings is better than putting and going into debt. Lean on a business or romantic partner for consolation.

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VIRGO (August 24/September 23) It’s easy to lose confidence when you don’t feel and look your best. Taking better care of yourself is essential. Go ahead and splash out on some attractive clothes and expensive toiletries. Cut back on junk food and get more exercise.

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LIBRA (September 24/October 23) We all have our doubts and fears, but letting them get on top of you only stops you seeing the good things. Be positive and constructive especially if you’re planning a house move or hoping to climb the career ladder. The opportunities are there for the taking.

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SCORPIO (October 24/November 22) Beware of using your friends to climb the ladder of success. If you’re going to get a jpromotion, you need to rely on your own talents or you’ll miss out the recognition you deserve. This isn’t a good week to challenge authority figures.

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● Barnsley Court House station building is put up for sale again.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23/December 21) You could suffer a setback of some kind now. At times like these, you need to ask for the support of your family. If you’ve made mistakes, make a sincere apology and then work to put things right. If you’ve been unfairly treated, wait until the dust dies.

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PISCES (February 20/March 20) Legal difficulties and contractual complications could be a problem now. Try to settle disputes unofficially and as amicably as possible. Supporters and backers will come forward to help you with sound advice and encouragement.

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Sewage makes Barnsley a green and pleasanter land By Emma Spencer WASTE from toilets, bathrooms and sinks from more than 81,000 houses in Barnsley could be used to grow grass and turf as soon as next year. It is another benefit of the £8.3 million improvements that have been made over 12 months at Lundwood sewage works, one of the largest in Yorkshire. Two new settlement tanks have been installed to make the process of filtering debris from the effluent that is pumped to the Lund Lane plant more effective. The biggest addition to the

sewage works is a sludge plant which took workmen six weeks just to dig out the hole and foundations. Remains of the effluent are taken through that plant and thickened into a peat like substance which will be used to grow the grass and rolls of turf which will be sold later. Part of the surrounding land at the works will be designated for producing the grass which as it grows removes even more toxins from the peat and soil. Work was set back three weeks by last summer’s floods because constant rainfall flooded the

trenches that were being dug out for the new equipment and machinery. James Robson, Yorkshire Water’s project manager, said the sewage works didn’t contribute to the flooding in Lundwood but the company has included contingency measures in the scheme. If too much water comes into the works it can be diverted to storage tanks and once levels have subsided, the excess can then go through the usual system. Tanks have been built above the flood levels set out by the Environment Agency and the

new electricity station, controlling machinery for the whole of the plant, has been raised off the ground. Norman Johnson, project manager for ETM, the builders said: “Water came through the pipes, flooded the excavations and the new tanks and we had to pump it all out. “There is always a risk when you are working next to a river but last year was exceptional. It is a one in a 130-year flood, we had just cleaned up and got back to work after the first one and it flooded again.”

Jolly green men: From Left, ETM site manager David Pollard, ETM project manager Norman Johnson and Yorkshire Water solutions manager James Robson at Lundwood sewage works. (D)

BRIEFLY Bands get chance to play Carling BARNSLEY bands are wanted to play at the new Carling Academy in Sheffield. The music venue will be launching a local talent search with heats in local pubs and bars across South Yorkshire. Four will be selected to play at the Academy 2 when it opens. • Two Barnsley bands, Alvarez Kings and The Headliners are scheduled to play at the opening night of the Carling Academy, on Saturday April 19. tickets are available from today, call 0844 4772000 or visit www.sheffieldacademy.co.uk for details.

Give blood at the Metrodome centre BLOOD donors are being urged to attend the latest session in Barnsley. A Blood Service spokesman says stocks for the region are down and they are urging regular and new donors to attend at the Metrodome on March 11 from 1112.45, 2-4 and 5-7.15.

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Effluent society: the extent of the multi-milion pound sewage site can be seen in these views of the area above and right. Pictures: Jamie Lorriman

Final farewell to Charles Addey, St Elmo’s fire Suspended sentences for church man of high principles star in concert stolen credit card women By Emma Spencer GRIMETHORPE said farewell to one of its oldest residents – but not at the church where he had been a devoted member for most of his life. Charles Addey had left strict written instructions that his funeral shouldn’t be at his beloved St Luke’s Church and shouldn’t be conducted by anyone from the Wakefield Diocese. Despite dedicating more than 70 of his 95 years to St Luke’s, Charles severed his ties about five years ago because he didn’t agree with plans to renovate and revamp the building which is more than 100 years old. And Charles, of High Street, stuck to his principles to the end. Father Melvyn Thomson, from the Sheffield Diocese, told mourners at Ardsley crematorium that the plans for the church had been a step too far for Charles because he grew up there, spent many happy times and met his wife Florence there. He had stints in the choir as well as being the treasurer, handyman and church warden and helped build the church organ. The congregation was told how Charles devoted his life to his

wife, taking early retirement to care for her following a stroke, and his two daughters Janet and Mary. Father Thomson paid tribute to Charles’ fierce independence and his neighbours Derek and Ann Ward who looked out for him and local butcher Tony Fenton and wife Elaine. When it got too much for him to walk from his home to their shop on a Friday morning, as he had done for years, they insisted on picking him up, dropping him back off and giving him a generous tot of brandy to set him on his way. Charles was born in Cudworth in 1912 and was one of five brothers and sisters. The family moved to Bridlington to run a boarding house and despite not being nine years-old he got his first job as a donkey boy on the beach. They returned to Grimethorpe soon after and Charles had a stint as a butcher’s boy before becoming an electrician for the coal board. Janet said: “He fought long and hard for his beliefs and it is just a shame that is how it ended because of all those years.” He died in Barnsley Hospital following a short illness.

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By Steph Johnson THE MAN behind the soundtracks for a string of hit films will play Birdwell Academy tomorrow night. John Parr is best known for his hit St Elmo’s Fire, his back catalogue includes writing music for The Running Man and Three Men and a Baby. He mainly works in America but is visiting Barnsley as part of the Pretty Villages tour, which has also taken him to Canada. It's the first time he has played in the borough for more than 20 years; in the 80s he was a regular on the club scene with bands Bitter Suite and Ponders End. John is looking forward to his return: “The theatre is fantastic, a lot of these places are on the shoulder of councils, all credit to Geoff Whitfield for what he's done.”

Students learn to shape plans By Adam Civico Rest in peace: Charles Addey enjoying a tot. (D)

THE SECOND meeting of Lundwood’s Shopwatch will be held on Wednesday, 1pm, at Burton Grange Community Centre. Shopwatch is being run by officers from Royston SNT and all local shops and businesses are welcome to attend.

Old village views in slide show A SLIDE show on old scenes from Jump, Hoyland and Elsecar, and possibly some on mining, is to be presented at the Kirk View Centre, Hoyland, on Tuesday, between 7pm and 8.30. The organiser Keith Hopkinson can be contacted on 350321 for more details.

Wentworth Castle makes mum’s day WENTWORTH Castle is holding a three course Mother’s Day meal in the estate’s newly restored Long Barn. The gardens will be open throughout the day. Early booking for the meal is recommended. Call 776044.

TWO local women who helped an unknown man gain more than £1,000 worth of property and cash through illegal use of a stolen credit card have been given suspended jail sentences. Gemma Alice Fearn and Rebecca Gavin were warned that failure to comply with community sentence requirements of the suspended sentence order would result in the sentences being activated. Fearn, 21, mother-of-two of Woodfield Close, Darfield, was given a 20-week sentence suspended for two years. She was also ordered to undertake 140 hours of unpaid work, to pay £1,085 in compensation and £43 costs. She had admitted six counts of obtaining property by false representation at an earlier hearing at which she asked for six further offences to be taken into consideration. Gavin, 21, unemployed ,of Saville Walk, Brierley, was given a 10-week sentence suspended for two years and ordered to pay £180. 97 in compensation and £43 costs. She had admitted six offences of obtaining by deception. Jayne Ormrod, prosecuting, said the duo were arrested after examination of CCTV recordings showed them using a credit cards which had been stolen on September 5 last year when a handbag, was left unattended in a vehicle outside

a property in Mount Vernon Road, Barnsley. Fearn told the police she initially believed the card was being used legally until its use was repeated. She then took the view she was already in trouble so might as well continue. In mitigation, Philip Howard said neither woman had benefited greatly from the offences other than receiving cigarettes and a small amount of cash. The person who had benefited was a man, known only as 'James,' who orchestrated the offences, driving the defendants around in a van and giving instructions about which shops to enter and what should be purchased. Fearn, he said, reached the point that she was literally praying use of the card would be curtailed through cancellation but that came late in the day. With two young children to care for and “effectively homeless,” she would benefit from probation service supervision while Gavin, whose involvement was less, was a “prime candidate” for unpaid work to assist her in getting back into employment Both women, added Mr Howard, had been put in fear through the threat of custodial sentences at the earlier hearing. They also realised that breaches of community orders could result in imprisonment.

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Barnsley fan: Jon McClure, left, during the official gig and, right, his impromptu gig (S)

Alfresco bonus from McClure By Lynsey Bradford REVEREND and the Makers frontman Jon McClure treated fans to an impromptu gig on the top of a van after their stint at Citrus Rooms. Fans poured out of the venue on Saturday night to find The Reverend on the Cherry Bomb Disco van playing his acoustic guitar. The Chronicle caught up with Jon after the sing-along which included fans' favourite Miss Brown. He said: “It has been amazing. It’s been

wonderful to play in Barnsley again.” He told of his love and respect for the town, and for his friends, the Blakeman family of Elsecar. Jon added: “Big love to the Blakeman family, Alan Blakeman, love Simon Blakeman, Paul Blakeman, all the Blakeman family. I Love being in Barnsley” In his special message to the people, Jon said: “There’s a lot of soul in this town and I mean that.

He added: “They got s**t on right, by a lot of the government and that, but they have got a spirit in Barnsley that they don’t possess in other parts of the country.” And with reference to Barnsley Football Club's big win over Liverpool on Saturday, he added: “It’s a big day for Barnsley today.” The band played the surprise show as a warm up before kicking off their UK tour.

Join Stan Boardman and help the Hospice TICKETS are still available for a comedy night with Liverpool comedian Stan Boardman on February 29. Call Sue Miller on 244244 ext 260. A fashion show with designer clothes is being held at Brooklands Hotel on March 12. For tickets contact Mark Perry on 244244 ext 259. The Up Your Street collection takes place during March when volunteers are being sought to hand out donation envelopes to their neighbours and collect them in again a few days later. For information contact Mark. Lottery winners: £500, 011152; £20, 010105, 010997, 011042, 011821, 012147; £10, 010576, 010792, 010818, 010854, 011369, 118358, 309047, 404725, 757973, 878866. To join ring

STUDENTS from Holgate and Wath comprehensive schools took part in an event to help them achieve their potential. Yorkshire Forward's ‘Shaping the Agenda’ event was designed to improve self confidence, resist peer pressure and achieve academic goals. Holgate pupil, Alex Taylor, 15, said: “It has helped us learn and open up to new things. It has taught us how to plan what you’re going to do, what your aims are and what your aiming for in life.” Tom Riordan, Chief Executive of Yorkshire Forward said: “The young people of today are our region’s future workforce, parents and leaders. “It is important we address young people’s needs for both social and economic reasons.”

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779382. Donations: £365 proceeds from charity gig with Dave Cherry and friends at Harborough Hills WMC; £175 in lieu of flowers for John Edgar from family and friends; £422 Mrs Jane Exley and Miss Jill Wilcockson, sponsorship raised from the Jane Tomlinson, Leeds, 10K; £19 Occupational Therapy Dept, Barnsley Hospital, in lieu of Christmas cards; £80.40 Thurlstone WI; £47 Mr P Dyson,

in lieu of flowers; £40 Mrs R Johnson; £10 remembering Diana from Joan; £20 Happy Birthday Dorothy from the A Team; £20 Mrs H Manterfield, in lieu of Christmas cards; £180 St John's, Cudworth, crib offerings; £30.06 Mr Derek Wood, in lieu of flowers for Jeannie Aitken Wood; £210 Monk Bretton Post Office, Christmas appeal; £30 birthday memories of Betty Eileen Roberts with love from her family; £5 in loving memory of Ronald Brooks; £10 Mrs Rosemary Melling; £40 in lieu of flowers for Edith Kearsley from family and friends; £20 in memory of Florence Crampton (nee Seargent) from cousins, Ada, Brenda, Emma and family and £25 from 50 year long friend, Jean; £40 Mrs Short, in memory of

friend Dorothy Storrs; £150 gift from parish of St Peter's, Barnsley. Pennies to Pounds appeal: £12.78 Michelle Mills; £6.63 Mapplewell Shop; £23.34 Hospice Warehouse; £8.24 Mrs Diane Stubbs. Loose change boxes: £9.60 Pat Kitching; £4.38 Lisa Watson; £8.01 Eric Bennet. Blue collecting boxes: £11 Eldon Street shop; £13.40 Complementary Therapy; £13.71 Wharncliffe Garage; £11.42 Gillian Bettison; £18.22 Arcade Shop; £5.54 Andrew Davies; £50.26 Royston Wells Post Office; £11.63 White's Chemist; £25.74 Paulines Fish and Chips; £153.22 In Patient Unit; £18.75 Watson's, Shambles Street.

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 and 6pm to 8pm. Visiting at other times may be allowed at the discretion of the Ward Sister/Charge Nurse. Kendray Hospital: Open visiting. 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

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FOOTBALL f i x t u r e s Saturday NORTHERN COUNTIES EAST LEAGUE (Division One) Staveley MW v Worsbrough Bridge WINDSOR FOODS COUNTY SENIOR LGE (Dividson One) Worsbrough Bridge Res v Parramore UNIBOND PREMIER DIVISION Leek Town v Frickley Athletic

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

Tuesday SUNDAY CHALLENGE CUP SEMI-FINAL Wombwell Main v Athersley Rec UNIBOND PREMIER DIVISION Buxton v Frickley

R e s u l t s Barnsley Sunday League, Premier Division: Boca 1, Athersley Rec 1 Division One: Old Town 3, Great Dane 5; Blackerhill Rovers 3, Kendray 2. Division Two: Birdwell Rovers 5, Hope Inn 2; North Gawber Coll 6, Falcons A 0; Sturdy’s 3, The Cross 2; The Browns Bar 4, Cawthorne 1. Division Three: Wilthorpe 4, Athersley Arms 3; Darfield CC 3, Locky’s Bar 0; The Engineers 5, Elsecar Markets B 1; Flying Dutchman 2, Dodworth Station 2; Old Hall 4, High Street 0. Division Four: Alma 4, Queens Head 1; Minsthorpe Hotel 2, Moulders Arms 2. Division Five: Elsecar Fitz 1, Full House 8; Shaw 4, Ship (Worsbro’) 2; Welcome Inn 5, Trades 2.

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Wake inspires Darfield DIVISION Three side Locky's returned to their usual ways and showed a lack of desire against a well-organised Darfield CC, who were led by veteran and man of the match Ryan Wake. The first half was all one-way traffic with Darfield taking the lead following a sloppy back pass from Mole. Wilkinson cut it out and slotted home his eighth of the season. Wake then powered home from a Jones corner and Marsh made it 30 at the break following yet another mistake. Locky's tried to show some form, but could not get themselves going and are now looking down the barrel of relegation having only gained seven points from 13 league games. Darfield seemed to have secured third division survival with this victory. The game between promotion rivals Flying Dutchman and Dodworth Station ended all square after a 2-2 draw. Dodworth needed the win to close the gap on leaders Dutchman and although Station just edged the first half, the game remained goalless at the break. The second half saw Dutchman come into the game more and they took the lead when Liam Henry crossed for Jermaine Henry to head home. The latter then doubled his side's lead with a delightful chip from 25 yards. Dodworth reduced the deficit immediately after and rescued a point from the penalty spot after Dutchman's man of the match Nathan Bailey was adjudged to have tackled from behind inside the area. The Engineers Arms continued their excellent start to the new year with a home victory over Elsecar Market B. Andy Jordan opened the scoring early in the game and the hosts extended the lead to three through player/manager Richard Atkinson and Kieron Holmes. Elsecar pulled a goal back before half-time but further goals from Holmes and Brett Kelly after the break saw the Engineers record a comfortable 5-1 victory. Blackerhill Rovers chalked up their third straight win despite a below par performance against Division One rivals Kendray. Rovers deservedly took the lead through man of the match Ryan Poskitt and soon went two-up with a penalty from captain Lee Chadburn. Kendray pulled two back in the second half, either side of a goal from top scorer Matt Slater.

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Rampant Rouse delivers dream Darfield display By Nathan Hemmingham DARFIELD JFC under 15s entertained Greasborough Youth and having won comfortably 9-0 at the beginning of the season, they were confident of another highscoring victory. However, such was the quality of Darfield's performance, they found themselves 9-0 at half-time, before adding another 10 in the second half to win 19-0. After man of the match Chris Rouse scored the opening goal on 10 minutes, the floodgates opened with Brett Cooper scoring two and Rouse adding another five. Michael Fisher also scored to put the result beyond doubt even at the halfway stage. Four more goals from Rouse in the second half, to take his tally to 10 and a first goal of the season for Jordan Hickling was the highlight. Goalkeeper Ricky Sidebottom also came out of the nets and bagged a brace. Completing the

scoring were Fisher, Jake Ogden with a 25 yard screamer and Lewis Heneghan. Stocksbridge Park Steels under nines ended their league campaign with a 5-2 victory at Catcliffe, to end the season with an amazing 100 per cent league record. The first match saw Steels leading 3-1 with goals from Keegan Woodhead, Brandon Shaw and James Dimelow. The second match saw goals from Sam Kassim and Harrison McHale to secure a 2-1 win and 5-2 victory overall. Stocksbridge Park Steels under 10s played some excellent football, especially in the first game against Handley Wood but could not prevent a 6-1 defeat. They trailed 2-1 after the first game, with Jack Ball scoring but top-of-the-table Handley proved the stronger side in the second game, winning 4-0. Stocksbridge Park Steels under 11s were unlucky against A

Division leaders Handsworth Boys. They battled hard in the first half but were two goals down at half-time. A fine second half performance saw Daniel Oram pull a goal back but Handsworth restored their two-goal lead. Callum Huntington then scored from 30 yards to bring the game back to 3-2 and after Stocksbridge almost grabbed an equaliser in injury time, Handsworth broke and scored their fourth to win 4-2. Stocksbridge Park Steels under 12s produced a magnificent seven performance at Brampton Rovers. They dominated the game from start to finish, running out 7-0 winners. A brilliant free-kick from Jack Whitehouse, his first goal for the club, was one of the highlights, along with Joe Osborne's excellent five-goal haul. George Maris completed a comprehensive win. Hoyland Common Falcons under 13s produced an impressive display as they ended the Young

Owls unbeaten record with a 1-0 win. In a goalless first period, both sides had chances to take the lead but both defences held firm with Jamie Askew and Robbie Parratt impressing for the Falcons. In the second half Hoyland took control of midfield and played some neat passing football with both Oliver Ashton and Lee Turner in fine form. The breakthrough came after a cross from Billy Evans was handled in the box. Tom GoldsbyWest duly converted the spot kick. Dodworth MW under 11s sealed promotion with a 4-1 win at Brimwood United. The visitors were quickly on the attack and opened the scoring with a superb goal from Jake Hepworth. Brimwood fought back strongly but the Dodworth defence, marshalled by Joe Hamby, held firm. Just before half-time, Jamie Cooper raced onto a through ball to give Dodworth a two-goal lead.

In the second period Brimwood continued to play good passing football and pulled a goal back but Dodworth stepped up a gear and took command of the game, adding two further goals through Hepworth, to complete a well deserved hat-trick Dodworth MW under nines went down to an unlucky 3-2 defeat at relegation rivals Crosspool. In the opening game, Crosspool started strongly and took a deserved lead. Dodworth defended bravely before gaining the upper hand after the break. Ben Eichenberger’s rasping drive came back off the post but George Gray was hand to equalise. With Darfield in the ascendancy, a harsh late penalty for hand ball turned the game in Crosspool’s favour. Man of the match was Joseph Blair. In the second game Dodworth dominated from the start. Numerous chances were missed and Dodworth twice struck the

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Young Red up for award

Ace Luca is at the Hart of United victory By Nathan Hemmingham and Kath Parkin OXSPRING United under eights A turned in a fine display against Mexborough Rovers. Oxspring raced into a 3-0 lead with goals from Joseph Morgan and Luca Hart (2). Mexborough pulled a goal back before Hart added to his tally with another two well-taken chances. Mexborough kept battling and scored with the final kick of the match. Ward Green under eights entertained top-of-the-table Brierley Cubs and just like the previous week, they turned in a great team display. The first period ended goalless with both teams making the most of the sticky conditions. The second period saw Green take the lead with a great strike from Aaron Moxon. Green then had to defend and man of the match Maitland Corker pulled off two great saves, including his second penalty spot in the space of two weeks to keep a clean sheet and seal the 1-0 victory. Ardsley Athletico under nines started their cup campaign with a 9-3 victory over visitors Dearne Dragons. They got off to a great start in the opening match, scoring early on through striker Reece Tattersall, who volleyed home from close range. He quickly added a second after a long clearance from skipper Aaron Glazzard and then completed his hat-trick before half-time. In the second half, Dragons hit back but Tattershall took his tally to four after unselfish play from Lewis Kilner. A second Dragons' goal was can-

celled out by Tattershall's fifth, which took the man of the match winner's total for the season to 25. A late Dearne goal left the match still in the balance at 5-3 going into the second game. The game was only two minutes old when Ardsley put the result beyond doubt, with striker Kai Haddock scoring. The home side went further ahead when midfielder Tom Toulson broke down the left and doubled his side's lead and Haddock scored his second to make it 3-0 at the break. Haddock completed his hat-trick from the penalty spot in the second half to seal the victory. Man of the match for Ardsley was midfielder Joshua Clamp. Ardsley Athletico under 10s returned to winning ways against Mexbrough Rovers. Ardsley took the game to Rovers from the start and man of the match Liam Lockwood twice went close before he eventually broke the deadlock. Ardsley's second came from a well-taken corner from Joseph Edwards and it was captain Josh Skelly who nipped in to poke the ball home. In the second, Ardsley carried on pressing and were rewarded after Daniel Woodhead's great run and cross left the goal gaping for Skelly to grab his second of the game. Lloyd James capped off a good day for the team with a sweet shot from the edge of the area. Wombwell Main Warriors under nines entertained a muchimproved Worsbrough Community. Wombwell started well with Callum Doyherty scoring twice in the first 10 minutes to put the

home team ahead. Layton Swaine and Jay Hall finished well after some fine onetouch football and Kellan Ashurst made it 5-0. The second half started well for Wombwell with Swaine and Hall scoring from distance and the pair went on to notch their hat-tricks. Two late goals from the pair capped a good performance. Man of the match went to the whole Wombwell team. Brampton Bullz under 13s travelled to Mexborough and, despite poor weather, they held their opponents very well in the first half. Mexborough scored first, but Bullz pulled it back with a goal from Thomas Bradwell. At halftime Mexborough led 3-1 and they dominated the second half despite the efforts from the Bullz team. Mexborough were too strong after the Bullz goalkeeper was injured and they found the back of the net easily. The final score was 11-1 to Mexborough. Man of the match was George Cumberland who gave an excellent performance. Despite a delayed kick-off at Mosbrough, Ardsley Athletic under 11s got off to a great start with an early goal from Danny Allsop. The goal kick started the home side into life and they created a host of chances, hitting the woodwork twice and also forcing goalkeeper Regan Thompson into a string of fine saves. Jonathan Wake eased some of the pressure by adding a second and in the second half, birthday boy and man of the match Thomas Dolan added the icing on the cake by sealing a 3-0 win.

control from the start. Brooke Green fired home after only five minutes and Hoyland went further ahead with a quickfire brace from Ellie Kendrick, before captain and player of the match Stacey Calaghan scored a fine solo goal. Hoyland continued to dominate

in the second half and a double by Leanne Gleeson and one from Charlotte Wale added to the score before Brooke Green completed her hat-trick with another two. Barugh Girls under 13s travelled to third placed Crosspool with a depleted squad, with key goalkeeper Sally Galvin one of

woodwork before a terrific effort from Brad Kaye appeared to cross the line. Confusion ensued and play was waved on. Crosspool then took the lead against the run of play and although Mitch Parker levelled, they piled on the pressure but a winner eluded them. Man of the match was Isaac Abson. Darfield JFC under 12s shared the honours drawing 2-2 at Whiston Wildcats. In a game involving two evenlymatched teams, the first period saw end-to-end football but neither side could gain an advantage with the half-time score deadlocked at 0-0. The second half saw Darfield take the upper hand early on thanks to goals from Andy Kenworthy and Danny Shaw but the home team battled back to earn a point. Darfield JFC under nines comfortably saw off Division V rivals Thorncliffe Colts, with an impressive 6-1 home victory.

BARNSLEY FC Academy player Mark Devonshire (pictured left) has been placed on a shortlist of six for the Wickes Young Apprentice of the Year. Half a dozen prospects have been drawn from clubs outside the top flight and the 18-year-old rightback, who signed for the Reds after a spell with Nottingham Forest, will find out on Sunday at a Football League awards night in London. He was put forward by the Oakwell club for his hard work on and off the pitch and will go head-tohead with Sheffield Wednesday’s Mark Beevers, Antony Acheampong (Cardiff), Lee Hills (Crystal Palace), Joe Mattock (Leicester) and Tommy Smith (Ipswich).

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Gawber close in on title NORTH Gawber Colliery under 13s took the honours from their top-of-thetable clash with second-placed Rastrick. The victory sees Gawber pull away from their nearest rivals and the league title is now in their hands, following a 2-1 win. Gawber started well and after Lewis Akeister was denied by the goalkeeper, Rastrick went 1-0 up after a wellworked move. Gawber then gained a lifeline before the break when the Rastrick keeper allowed Tom Adams' shot to sneak under his body and second half pressure eventually told as Gawber grabbed the winner. Jamie Thornton thought he had put his side ahead but his goal was ruled out for offside but Dan Nicols eventually secured the points with a fine strike from 20 yards. Danny Atkinson was man of the match. Barugh FC under 10s were at home to Linthwaite. First up was Barugh B, who created a host of chances in a very entertaining game. Barugh had to settle for a 1-0 win to maintain their lead at the top of the league. Max Hirst, in his first ever competitive football match, played well in goal. Man of the match was Thomas Hirst. Barugh A, however, suffered another defeat losing 4-0 to a very impressive side. Barugh's goalkeeper Luke Dodson was called upon frequently, keeping

out a number of attacks. Man of the match was Jake White. Barugh under 15s continued their good run of form with an impressive display against Buttershaw. Two goals early in the first half from Daniel Berry set them on their way. He beat the keeper from 10 yards for his first, following good work by Daniel Cater and he then converted an excellent cross from Callum Kirby to put Barugh 2-0 up. Kirby turned from provider to scorer for the third, when he ran on to Matthew Dove’s pass and Ben Godley managed to turn in another great cross from Brett Marshall to give Barugh a 40 half-time lead. Buttershaw pulled one back but a confident finish by Berry, to secure his hat-trick and a goal from Ashley White completed a well deserved 6-1 victory. Penistone Church under 12s exploded into action at Westend, passing the ball about beautifully, ably led by captain Edward Newsome. In the first half Danny Butcher, James Doughty and Liam Crossfield all scored but it could have been more with Max Barton hitting the woodwork twice and a number of other chances going begging. After half-time Doughty scored a second half hat-trick and Cossfield added his second, before Todd Brook and a hat-trick from new boy Ben Matthews completed an 11-1 win.

Silkstone United under 14s travelled to Warley Rangers and battled their way to a point, thanks to a magnificent performance by man of the match 'keeper Chris Snaith. Warley dominated the early exchanges, but were denied twice by Snaith. Just before half-time, Silkstone broke away and, following good work by Josh Reed and Lewis White, Jonathan Roberts calmly stroked the ball home. Following another good save from Snaith early in the second half, Warley were awarded a controversial penalty. However, Snaith made a brilliant onehanded stop diving full stretch to his right. He was, however, powerless to stop a free-kick which earned the hosts a draw. Silkstone United under 12s scored six of the best when they entertained Norristhorpe. Joshua Jackson gave Silkstone the lead inside the first 10 minutes and Addison Roberts made it 2-0 before a goal from Liam Dowle gave Silkstone a comfortable 3-0 lead. Norristhorpe pulled two back, either side of a Matthew Goddard goal, to narrow the deficit to 4-2 at the break. However, second half goals from Conor Jackson and Andy Kitchen completed a 6-2 success. Stand-in goalkeeper Joel Price performed well, while man of the match was Tyler Morgan.

those unavailable and despite a spirited performance, lost 3-1. The talented Amy Helliwell went in goal and turned in a magnificent performance and was unfortunate when two defensive errors gifted the home side a 2-0 half-time lead. Barugh to their credit, rallied in

the second half and dominated possession, hitting the woodwork twice through Hollie Scorah and Bethany Lloyd. Scorah was then tripped in the box and was awarded a penalty and although Lauren Barrett struck the spot-kick well, the home goalkeeper pulled of a fine

save to keep the ball out. As so often happens, the host increased their lead with a break away goal, but the visitors did not drop their heads and Scorah scored a great goal to give Barugh hope. Player of the match was the hard-working Lauren Barrett.

GIRLS FOOTBALL HOYLAND Town Ladies under 13s warmed up for their County Cup semi-final clash with Sheffield United Ladies with a comfortable 9-0 victory over Abbey Lane. The win was Hoyland's 15th in succession and the result was never in doubt after Hoyland took

CHARLES RICE LEAGUE

International side pip Pontefract to secure promotion By Nathan Hemmingham BARNSLEY International secured promotion after a late, late show at home to Pontefract. The hosts went into the game knowing victory would guarantee the runners-up spot and after a goalless first half, Pontefract took the lead. Great defending from captain Antony Wall kept his side in the game but with only five minutes remaining, the result looked to be heading the way of the visitors. However, two goals from Chris Johnson in the closing stages led to great scenes and completed a great finish to the game. Ward Green under 13s travelled to Carleton and turned in their best display of the season. Green fell behind to a dubious penalty in the first five minutes but were level almost immediately when Zack Wilkinson finished a tidy move. Green deservedly took the lead when the two strikers linked-up and

Ryan Backhouse slotted home. Green finished the half 3-1 up when Jamie Eastwood volleyed home from a Jake Haigh corner. Green continued to press in the second half and created numerous chances before Thomas Gough fired home Green’s fourth and sealed a 41 victory. The whole team shared the man of the match award. Woolley under 14s continued their good form with a 3-0 win at home to Mexborough. Alex Remmington opened the scoring and soon after Jamie Drury doubled the home side's advantage. Man of the match Oliver Mawby completed the scoring just before half-time to secure the points for Woolley. After their excellent cup win the previous week, Ardsley Athletico under 18s returned to league action at Pontefract Collieries. Ardsley started brightly, playing some lovely one-touch football but the first half finished goalless. The pressure eventually told in the second half and Ardsley opened the

scoring with an unstoppable freekick from 20 yards by Matt Needham. Brad Laughton then doubled his side's lead before the best move of the match made it 3-0. Steve Roebuck collected the ball in his own half, surging forward and threading a perfect pass for Sam Tossell to race clear and score past the advancing keeper. Ardsley then lost their goalkeeper to injury with 20 minutes to go and were also reduced to 10 men after a defender saw red. The home side hit back to make it 3-2 but Ardsley held on for the points. New Lodge under 16s kept their place at the top of the league with an away win over South Leeds Pythons. New Lodge didn't play very well in the first half, but with 25 minutes gone, they managed to take the lead with a goal from Jacob Gill. In the second half the Pythons came back and equalised after about 10 minutes. But New Lodge managed to hold on and went on to score two more

goals, both from corners, the first coming from Sam Winch and the second from Luke Guest to give New Lodge a 3-1 victory. Man of the match was Daniel Henighan. Mapplewell Mavericks under 12s secured a vital 3-2 win over Thornes, which moved them to fourth in the league. Connor Anderton opened the scoring for Mapplewell and after wasting several good opportunities, Mavericks made it 2-0 through top scorer Josh Wragg. Thornes scored on the break, but Wragg pounced again to give mapplewell a 3-1 lead. Thornes struck again late on, which made for a tense end to the match, but Mapplewell took the points. A good display in defence earned Jacob England the man of the match award. Mapplewell Mavericks under 14s maintained their great league form returning from second placed Normanton with maximum points. In a thrilling first half, the Mavericks took the lead on three

occasions with man of the match Ben Vodden netting either side of Ben Power's strike but the home team drew level on each occasion. Matty Elvin restored his side's lead at half-time when he smashed the ball into the roof of the net from a set piece. In the second period the Mavericks started to dominate. Gareth Newitt's fine run and cool finish opened up a two-goal cushion and Callum Hewitt added another from close range. Matty Elvin got his second of the game from another set-piece before Normanton pulled a consolation goal back just before the final whistle. The mavericks are now eight points clear at the top of the table with six league matches remaining. Mapplewell Mavericks under 15s equalled a Division One record going back to 2003 with a fine 4-0 victory over Ward Green. This was Mapplewell's fourth successive clean sheet – a great achievement for all the players including goalkeeper and man of the match

Francis Drafz. The Mavericks dominated the game from the beginning and could have won by more goals. An Ashley Smith shot was saved by the keeper and the rebound converted by Jake Blackburn. A fine run from James Shirtliff gained the Mavericks a penalty which was fired home by Rikki Paylor. The Mavericks continued to dominate the second half and a second penalty was converted by Paylor after Smith was brought down in the box and the Mavericks sealed the victory late on when a Jamie Sutton cross was fired home for Blackburn’s second. Bretton Boys under 10s were looking to continue their winning run against a very strong Hemsworth team. The Boys produced a great team performance to run out 4-0 winners and all the players deserved a share of the man of the match award. Goals from Kieran Lee (2), Jordan Bailey and Robbie Austwick were enough to move Bretton two points clear at the top with a game in hand.

The first half was a close affair, but Callum Brindley's strike and a clean sheet by 'keeper Arron Murphy, sent the hosts into the break 1-0 up. It was pretty much one-way traffic after the interval, as Darfield played some terrific flowing football, scoring five excellent goals. Harrison Tindle (2), Nathan Bunting and Connor Hudson (2) were the scorers. Thorncliffe fashioned a late consolation but the result was already beyond doubt. Brindley and Tindle shared the man of the match award. Redfearns under 13s continued their good recent form with a 4-2 home victory over Sheffield Rangers. Man of the match Georgio Williams bagged all four goals to secure victory for the Glassmen. Darfield JFC under 14s were beaten 6-2 by promotion-chasing Killamarsh Dynamos. Darfield had a good first half and were unlucky to find themselves 3-1 down at the break, with Liam Marjai playing well in defence. A goal in each half from Joel Molyneux brought the score to 3-2 and Darfield looked like they could get something from the game but Killamarsh had other ideas and scored three further goals to put the result beyond doubt. Junior Tykes made the trip to top of the table AFC Dronfield and came home empty handed but not down hearted after giving Dronfield a run for their money. Jake Thompson found the net and man of the match Joshua Cooper capped an excellent performance with two goals as Dronfield ran out 7-3 winners. GoalKeeper Sarah Peet and James Blake caught the eye. In the second game, Dronfield again took the spoils winning 5-3 with fine goals from Aidan Watkins, Adon Baxter and a fine long range strike from Brett Page. Man of the match William Jackson had a fine game and was unfortunate not to score. James Maddock also caught the eye.

NON-LEAGUE

Bridge attendance affected by Anfield tie WORSBROUGH Bridge were held to a 2-2 home draw by Leeds Met Carnegie in their Northern Counties East League, Division One clash in front of the lowest attendance for five years. With Barnsley FC's FA Cup tie against Liverpool capturing the attention of the town, only nine paying customers attended the game, which was full of incident and included the now customary host of missed chances by the Bridge. With six changes from the previous game, Worsbrough began brightly and took the visitors by surprise with an early goal from recent signing Kieran Gallagher. He picked up the ball on five minutes, well outside the penalty area, and was allowed to drive forward and hit a powerful shot which gave the goalkeeper no chance. The visitors were level on 15 minutes when forward Alex O’Brien was alert enough to race in behind the defence and beat home keeper Andy Brooke with a seemingly harmless lob. Brooke made amends in the 27th minute when he dove low to his left to save a well-struck penalty – awarded after O’Brien appeared to be brought down on the edge of the area. The referee adjudged the foul to be inside the box and awarded the penalty kick. The game could well have been won by the home side as they proceeded to create - and miss chance after chance. However, it looked as though they might well have been on their way to securing the points when they regained the lead on 68 minutes. On his first team debut, Dave Beevers found himself with a yard of space inside the box and he had the composure to slide the ball home. Beevers was unlucky a few minutes later when he broke and after beating the advancing keeper to the ball to score his second, the referee pulled him up for a foul on the goalkeeper. Worsbrough's lack of killer touch in front of goal proved costly as the visitors equalised in with five minutes to go through Paul Harrison. Frickley Athletic secured their sixth victory in succession when they beat Ashton United 4-2. The visitors opened strongly, Dean Canning and Ian Howard both going close. Man of the match Scott Turner put Frickley ahead on 34 minutes and two minutes later Dean Jones with a far post header made it two. Just before half-time, Turner made it three from close range. Neil Towler added a fourth from Chris Hilton's fine cross on 60 minutes. Ashton sub Ben Deegan pulled two goals back in the last half-anhour as Frickley eased off.


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ATHLETICS

Special prize for ace Cutts By Kath Parkin DEARNESIDE High AC's star polevaulter Luke Cutts was presented with a special prize for his magnificent achievements at the Indoor City Challenge at Sheffield's English Institute of Sport last Sunday. Cutts, who earned repeated applause from the audience, entered the arena with a fivemetre opening height and, as the bar height progressed, so did Cutts, making first time clearances at each stage. At the crucial victory heights, the announcer couldn't resist special occolades for him. During his early jumps he was creating halfmetre higher gaps between himself and the crossbar. So, along with his maximum winning points for his final clearance of 5.30m, his team was also credited additional points for his 2008 personal best and also extra points for reaching a height above the Senior Olympic potential threshold in the UKA rankings. The previous Wednesday, training partner Rhys Searles (16) travelled to London's Lee Valley stadium to represent the UK under 18s with some fantastic and determined vaulting earning first place. In the international competition against the Netherlands with a height of 4.75m, which was a clearance to also equal the fourth height of the older U/20s category, Searles came within 10 centimetres of his personal best set in Cardiff the previous week. "Our vaulters are jumping with ever-increasing confidence and within only a month of the start of this year's competitions they have improved by 18 per cent in clearance heights," said coach Trevor Fox.

Penistone pocket club mark PENISTONE Footpath Runners and Athletic Club have gained the prestigious Clubmark Award, which is a quality accreditation awarded by Sport England to Sport Clubs with Junior Sections. Officials of the Club have been working for the past year to produce all the documentation required to show that it is operating to set standards in the areas of people participation, duty of care and child protection, sport equity and ethics and club management. The award is a great honour for the Penistone Club and to date, only four other clubs in South Yorkshire have achieved this status. With the recent influx of new members, PFR and AC is rapidly becoming a force in local and regional Athletics. This was demonstrated last weekend when 36 members competed in the Wombwell five-mile road race, by far the highest number from any club. The race also counted as the first leg in this year's club championship. On March 2, the club is organising the Hartcliffe Hill Charity Race to raise funds for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance and Upper Wharfedale Fell Rescue Team, who came to the assistance when long time member Dave Cartwright became ill at last year's Burnsall Fell Race. The event starts at Langsett Barn at 12 noon and is over a 2.5 mile course to the top of Hartcliffe and back. Entry fee is a minimum of £5 with all profits going to those two organisations.

BOXING

Wombwell duo in semi-finals TWO boxers from Wombwell and Dearne ABC have progressed to the semi-final of the National Golden Glove competition which will take place at the Austin Rallinson Sports Centre, Speke, Liverpool, tomorrow. Connor Nixon, aged 14, put up another magnificent display to beat D Burrows from Pleck ABC by six points to two on computer scoring. Connor will now box Jack Turner from South Durham ABC in the semi's. Richard Smith was handed a bye and he will take on Michael Joynson, the reigning Golden Glove champion. “I am delighted at their progress, they deserve success because they have worked hard,” said coach Eric Walker.

Illness ko’s World Indoor bid for 800m star Ellis By Nathan Hemmingham EUROPEAN bronze medalist Sam Ellis had to withdraw from the Norwich Union Grand Prix in Birmingham on Saturday due to illness. The 800m runner has been in good form over recent weeks and was confident of clocking the time needed to earn a place at the World Indoor Championships in Valencia but the Barnsley AC runner came down with illness before the race and did not compete. Meanwhile, over 60 vet Carol Wolstenholme broke the British record for her age group when she recorded a time of 32.35 in Sunday's Wombwell five mile race. She beat the previous time of 32.45, set by herself in 2006 at Wythenshaw and the 61-year-old adds that record to the world record for her group which she set last year for 5km on the road with a 19.27 clocking at Horwich. The Wombwell 5 was sponsored

by Bury and Walkers Solicitors and as well as Carol's achievement, the race set a number of records. There was a record number of finishers in the race - 262; Julie Bucckley from Penistone Footpath Runners set a new record in the Veteran Ladies over 45 category with a time of 30.37 and Terry Hawley from Rotherham Harriers set a new record in the Veteran Men over 60 category with a time of 31.22. Local clubs met with success in the team competition with Penistone FR and AC winning the Ladies competition and coming second in the Men’s competition and Wombwell Sporting AC taking second place in the Ladies competition. Alex Smith of Hallamshire Harriers was the race winner with a winning margin of 13 seconds in a time of 26.00. The winner of the Ladies race was Nichola Bamford of Notts AC in a time of 28.44 which was good enough for 16th overall in the race.

Results: 1, A Smith (Hallamshire H) 26.00; 2, C Price (WakefieldH) 26.13; 3, S Dimelow (Penistone FR) 26.19; 4, L Thomas (Warrington) 26.25; 5, S Evison (Sheffield RC) 26.39; 6, A Bush (Hallamshire H) 26.43; 7, Darren Newbould (Hallamshire H) 26.50; 8, S O'Neill (Darlington) 27.07; 9, R Hollingsworth V40 (Sheffield Hallam Univ); 10, D Thompson (Kingstone Runners) 27.38; 11, A Goodair (Askern DRC) 28.15, 12, S Roebuck (Penistone FR); 13, S O'Neill (Leeds City) 28.29; 14, J Maxfield (Scunthorpe) 28.30; 15, N Brookes V40 (Rotherham H) 28.39; 16, N Bamford L (Notts A C) 28.44; 17, C Shaw (Askern DRC) 28.49; 18, G Dean (Penistone FR) 28.54; 19, A Wright (Penistone FR) 29.11; 20, K Ogden (Spenborough) 29.12; 21, P Neal V50 (Rotherham H) 29.41; 22, M Law V40 (Penistone FR) 29.45; 23, M Savage V40 (Steel City S) 2948; 24, M Quinn V50 (Sheffield RC) 29.50; 25, D Naylor (Wombwell SAC) 29.56; 26, S Storey V50 (Penistone FR) 29.59; 27, D Storey (Rotherham) 30.03; 28, S Walker V40 (Penistone FR) 30.18; 29, I Mason V40 (Askern DRC) 30.28; 30, J Buckley VL45 (Penistone FR) 30.37; 31, S Jordan V50 (Bingley H) 30.40; 32, A Pitman (Unattached) 30.44; 33, P Edgar V40 (Scunthorpe) 30.46; 34, G Werrett V50

(Askern DRC) 30.47; 35, J Seymour L (Hallamshire H) 30.48; 36, L Story (Penistone FR) 30.49; 37, J Oliver V40 (Knavesmire H) 30.49; 38, C Hulett (Wombwell SAC) 30.50; 39, M Quinn V40 (Unattached) 31.01; 40, W Alves V50 (Totley AC) 31.02; 41, S Philips V40 (Kimberworth S) 31.08, 42, K Doyle (Uknetrunner) 31.12; 43, M Wallace (Barnsley A C) 31.16; 44, T Hawley V60 (Rotherham H) 31.22; 45, M Boooth V40 (Penistone FR) 31.32; 46, M Tinker (Unattached) 31.37; 47, S Roberts V40 (Penistone FR) 31.41; 48, T Fryatt (Uattached) 31.48; 49, K Greaves L (Kingstone RC) 31.53; 50, N Morris (Valley Hill) 31.57; 51, K Singleton V50 (Wakefield H) 31.59; 52, S Hobday V40 (Unattached) 32.04; 53, C Ward (Wakefield H) 32.05; 54, I Micklewaithe (Kingstone Runners) 32.12; 55, J Mirams (Hallamshire H) 32.14; 56, C Jacobs (Spenborough) 32.16; 57, S Kemp V50 (Hallamshire H ) 32.22; 58, S Woodhead (Penistone FR); 59, C Oxley (kingstone Runners) 32.28; 60, S Frith V50 (Penistone FR) 32.29, 61, M Casey V60 (Barnsley A C) 32.31, 62, J Dews VL35 (Holmfirth H) 32.33; 62, C Wolstenholeme VL45 (Hallamshire H) 32.35; 63, M Hurrell (Barnsley AC) 32.42; 65, D Brooke V40 (Uknetrunner) 32.45; 66, R Hart V50(Barnsley AC) 32.48; 67, L

Logan V50 (Barnsley H) 35.04; 100, J Hewitt V60 (Barnsley H) 35.10; 101, G Dimelow V50 (Penistone FR) 35.14; 102, R Bellamy V40 (Rotherham H) 35.15, 103, S Smith (UUnattached) 35.18; 104, P Humphries V60 (Rotherham H) 35.20; 105, R Plinkett V40 (HalifaxH) 35.29; 106, C Neil (Unattached) 35.42; 107, D Lewins V40 (Askern DRC) 35.44; 108, J Milnes (Scunthorpe) 35.46; 109 G Topham V50 (Unattached) 35.48; 110, E Thomas L (Rotherham H) 35.54; 111, S Johnson L (Wombwell SAC) 35.55; 112; N Hague L (Wombwell SAC) 35.58; 113, P Haigh V50 (Rotherham H) 36.09; 114, A Waind (Unattached) 36.13; 115, P Buckley V40 (Penistone FR) 36.16, 116, R Leaver (Unattached) 36.21; 117, C Loynes V40 (Penistone FR) 36.25; 118, D Hoggarty VL45 (Klmberworth S) 36.27; 119, G Hayes V50 (Barnsley H) 36.30); 120, C Porteous V40 (Penistone FR) 36.31; 121, J Fisher V40 (Barnsley H) 36.32; 122, D Hosgson (Wombwell SAC) 36.39; 123, S Cliff (Unattached) 36.41, 124, D Townend V50 (Denby Dale travellers) 36.49; 125, M Hepworth (Unattached) 36.52; 126, C Morris (Kingsrtone Runners) 36.53, 127, S Haines (Unattached) 36.56; 128, M Ghaffarian V50 (Unattached) 36.59; 129, M Milnes VL35 (Scunthorpe) 37.01; 130, S Bacon V50 (kingstone Runners) 37.02;

RUGBY UNION

Third defeat in a row for Shaw Lane First XV By Nathan Hemmingham BARNSLEY RUFC First XV’s season is in danger of petering out. They suffered their third successive defeat with a lacklustre performance at Yorkshire League Three rivals Doncaster Phoenix on Saturday, going down 23-19. Their campaign now looks to be crumbling. Only last month, the Shaw Laners had plenty still to play for with progression in the National Cup and a late promotion surge still a possibility. However, the Junior Vase defeat at Castleford appears to have knocked the stuffing out of the players – and back-to-back defeats in the league has left them 10 points behind third place with only five games left to play. The only competition left to focus on is the least prestigious of the three – the South Yorkshire Cup, which is due to start shortly. On a glorious afternoon it was Barnsley who opened the scoring with a brilliant drop goal by centre Scott Hinchcliffe as early as the third minute. However, just three minutes later Doncaster nudged ahead with a well-worked try and conversion by Ben Millar and on 12 minutes Miller added a penalty to open up a 10-3 lead. Patrick Jensen moved Barnsley to within one point with two

penalties in quick succession midway through the half but in a thrilling, end-to-end tussle, Doncaster again responded with another try through Adam Burton five minutes before halftime. Trailing 15-9 with half-time approaching, Barnsley’s teamtalk was made slightly easier when, after Jensen had kicked his third penalty, Rob Jefferey powered over in typical style to give his side the lead. Jensen’s conversion gave the visitors a 19-15 lead at the break after a strong finish to the half. Yet, despite an encouraging first half, the second period belonged to Doncaster and after just two minutes, Millar kicked his second penalty of the afternoon to narrow the gap to 19-18. Barnsley struggled to find any kind of form for the second 40 and their afternoon was summed up when on 70 minutes a charged down kick was pounced on by Joe Horrocks to secure victory. Tomorrow Barnsley travel to Dinnington in a friendly fixture. Meanwhile, wholesale changes for the second week running failed to disrupt Barnsley Development as they ran out 36-0 home winners over their Doncaster counterparts. Despite the convincing scoreline, the first half was a scrappy affair with the only score coming

from a five metre scrum when Damien Burden went over for a classic number eight try. It took just two minutes of the second half to double their lead, with Daryl Cheetham using his pace to finish off a good passing move by the backs. Soon after Chris Beck added a third try with Chris Peel converting to open up a 17-0 lead. Dean Exley scored a fine try, after some slick passing and Peel added the extra points. The next try came after a great kick and chase, with Mark Tingle catching a defensive kick on halfway and broke two tackles before crossing. Two more points from Peel extended the lead before the scoring was completed by Jonathan Wright after great work by Exley. Teams for tomorrow: First XV v Dinnington (away): Jensen, Gray, Hinchcliffe, Jeffery, Gaunt, Appleyard, Wogan, Davis, Pearson, Clegg, Perry, Lynch, Johnson, Robinson, Roberts. Reserves: Starkey, Mann, Rookes. Meet 12.15pm. Development v (To be arranged): C Beck, Tilson, Cheetham, James, Tingle, Peel, Clayton, Hinchliffe, Wright, Hatfield, Thompson, Graham, Lofts, Cheetham, Burden. Reserves: Waterson, Ashton, Louw, Nock, Edge, Holmes, Shaw, Gray, Laughton, C Burkinshaw, J Burkinshaw, Dyson, Exley, Gillott, Green, Humphreys, Jackson, Alexander, Young.

Girls to show first team how it is done.... BARNSLEY RUFC is working closely with England girls rugby to develop a South Yorkshire girls team for those aged 12 to 15.

The first step is to form teams in all districts and Barnsley are already training on Mondays on the all-weather pitch at Shaw Lane

from 4pm to 5pm and all girls who are interested are invited to attend. All coaches are RFU qualified and CRB checked.

Barnsley RUFC's new girls team with coaches Steve and Liz Lumb. (D)

RUGBY LEAGUE

Prelude to cup final is a real cracker AFTER three weeks without seeing a victory on home soil, Hoyland Viking fans were keen to see a change in fortunes against visitors Undercliffe Wildboars. It looked as though they would have to wait a while longer as the visitors raced into a 14 point lead. However, Ben Price started a great comeback when he crossed the line and Gaz Davies kicked the goal. Minutes later Ben Taylor took his side to within four points as the half came to an end. The second half saw the introduction of Phil Hough and within five minutes he had scored twice with well worked set plays from

the Hoyland hooker. Dave Parkin kicked one of the conversions. Hoyland continued to dominate the half and Ricky Reckless broke the Wildboars line to score his side’s fifth try and Parkin took the extra two points to give Hoyland a 24–14 lead. Soon after Hough broke through to claim his hattrick, the goal kicked by Parkin. The visitors started to hit back hard but the Vikings held firm and after a fast play-of-the-ball and a long pass out to the wing, Stu Jones ran over in the corner. Again Undercliff pushed hard and this time they were rewarded with a try and a good kick but

Hoyland replied and after some nice ball work Price scored his second to complete an excellent comeback and a 40-20 victory. The Hoyland 1,2,3 went to Price, Sean Berry and Hough. There is no match for the Vikings this week but they will be hosting the final of the Southwest Yorkshire Cup, also known as the Steve Creek Challenge Cup, between Dodworth and Grimethorpe. All spectators are welcome, car parking will be available at £2 and hot and cold refreshments will be on sale before and during the match.

Umpires are bucking the national trend THE South Yorkshire branch of cricket umpires and scorers appear to be bucking the national trend when it comes to recruiting new members. While there is a worrying lack of interest throughout the country, the South Yorkshire area continue to increase their numbers. One of the reasons is down to the league's financial inducement to clubs and the commitment of all involved in the training program. New trainer Glenn Bagshaw and new examination officer David Smith have pulled out all the stops to get people trained up. Some clubs are taking their responsibilities seriously and

encouraging people to take up the white coat. The hope now is to encourage the reluctant clubs to follow suit. A new four-week course will start on Wednesday, February 27 until Wednesday, March 19 at Outokumpu Sports and Social Club, Bawtry Road, from 7.15pm until 9.15pm. The programme includes: Preparation and getting the game started; first innings (various incidents); second innings (more incidents) and multiple choice test. Wombwell Cricket Lovers' winter programme continues at Ardsley Oaks WMC on Thursday, February 28 (7.30pm) with the Society's traditional Nottinghamshire CCC

evening led by county coach Mick Newell. All members and new members are welcome. The Society has received a donation towards its annual coaching classes from Wilkinson Stores for their 10 weeks of winter nets at Bawtry Road Indoor centre. Higham Cricket Club winter nets will run every Monday, except March 24, until April 14. The one hour weekly sessions will commence at 6.45pm at Kingstone School sports hall and are open to adult and junior members. Higham have three adult sides and under 11s, under 13s and under 15s. Contact secretary Ian Lake on 07984 511 140 for further details.

SNOOKER

CRICKET

Miller shows his class at Yorkshire championships

‘Proud’ Azeem dedicates award to father

BARNSLEY'S number one snooker player Brett Miller is through to the last eight of the All Yorkshire Scratch Championships after a stunning performance at the Northern Snooker Centre in Leeds. The youngster only dropped four frames during his four matches and will return in March for his quarter-final match. Miller opened with a comfortable 3-0 victory over S Allen but got a slight scare in his next match against M Herberts. He trailed 1-0 and although he recovered to lead 2-1, Herberts hit back to level the score. However, Miller had no trouble taking the final frame to win 3-2. H Rafiq was next to test his luck against the hot-shot, but a 77 break by Miller in the opening frame laid the foundations for a 31 victory. He also made a break of 69 before an easy 3-1 victory in his final match put him through to the last four on the day. His quarter-final match in March will be the best of seven

By Nathan Hemmingham

frames. Meanwhile, Corner Pockets at Hoyle Mill will be holding an open day for anyone interested in attending. Former World Champion Joe Johnson will also be there, keeping a keen eye on the talent. He will be hosting a tournament for seven to 17-year-olds between 12pm and 3pm and anyone catching Johnson's eye will be invited to join his academy. Darfield Road WMC, who play in the Wakefield and District Winter League, have enjoyed success in recent weeks. Steve Peace and Darren Dodd are through to next stage of the individual competition and the duo are also through in the pairs competition. The team has also progressed in the three-man team event, with the latter pair being joined by captain Neil Hudson. And the team, which also consists of Garry Brown, Lee Postill, Dean Bowen and Phil Goth are on course to win the league despite playing off the league's lowest handicap.

TEENAGE cricket sensation Azeem Rafiq has had to clear out his cabinet and put some of his previous trophies in a box to make room for the most prestigous award to date. The 16-year-old was named the Junior Sports Personality of the Year for 2007 at the British Asian Sport Awards in London on Saturday, which saw boxer Amir Khan take the top prize. The Yorkshire CCC spinner, who began his career with Barnsley Cricket Club, said it was a proud moment for himself and his family. He said: "It was a great night. I

had no idea I was going to win and it was a complete surprise. It was quite a proud moment. “My dad has worked hard with me and it was great for me to win that for him. "Barnsley Cricket Club has been a great help to me, both on and off the field. I spoke to Amir Khan and it was a great experience to meet him. He told me to keep working hard and to keep going." Rafiq, who plays for Yorkshire CCC Academy, has captained England at under 15 and under 16 level and has also been 12th man for Yorkshire first XI. It is believed he is the first Yorkshire player of asian background to captain an England side at any level.

131, M Green L (Kingsstone Runners) 37.02; 132, L Latchem L (Barnsley H) 37.03; 133, N Greaves (Barnsley H) 37.03; 134, K Davis VL35 (Penistone FR) 37.10, 135, N Maw (Unattached) 37.11; 136, S Mitchell (Unattached) 37.12; 137, D Foster V50 (Penistone FR) 37.17, 138, S Millwood V60 (Penistone FR) 37.20; 139, C Beattie VL45 (Steel City S) 37.24; 140, I Meade V50 (Barnsley H) 37.25; 141, S Charlesworth VL45 (Penistone FR) 37.26; 142, C Davidson L (Unattached) 37.27; 143, C Shipley V40 (Unattached) 37.28; 144, M Cartwright V60 (Penistone FR) 37.29; 145, D Brookes V50 (Unattached) 37.32; 146, A Simon (Penistone FR) 37.34; 147, S Welby V50 (Queensbury) 37.34; 148, R Brown V60 (Penistone FR) 37.37; 149, G Colville VL35 (Wombwell SAC) 37.40; 150, D Batty V60 (Penistone FR) 37.44; 151, P Gray V40 (Doncaster AC) 37.47; 152, M Carrera VL35 (Bingley H) 37.57; 153, K Golfthorpe VL35 (Penistone FR) 38.09; 154, W Sables (Unattached) 38.16; 155, I Wingfield (Unattached) 38.17; 156, K Lynch L (Wombwell SAC) 38.20; 157, P Kennedy V40 (Unattached) 38.27; 158, A Klng (Unattached) 38.35; 159, R Carnall L (Kimberworth S) 38.40; 160, P Draul (Unattached) 38.41; 161, A Draup (Unattached) 38.42; 162, T Griffin VL45 (Penistone FR) 38.46, 163, M Harrison VL45 (Barnsley AC) 38.51; 164, S Anderson V60 (Wakefield H) 39.09; 165, J Rawson VL45 (Scunthorpe) 39.16; 166, S Wright (Unattached ) 39.35; 167, P Stevenson V60 (Valley Striders) 39.35; 168, R Hill V60 (Clayton Le Moors) 39.39; 169, S Higham VL35 (Penistone FR) 39.55; 170, I Day V40 (Kingstone Runners) 40.02; 171, V Skipper VL45 (Barnsley H) 40.04; 172, R Basilico V40 (Unattached) 40.17; 173, S Benyon V40 (Unattached) 40.18; 174, V Haugh VL35 (Unattached) 40.19; 175, K Davis VL35 (Unattached) 40.21; 176, B Marshall V40 (Unattached) 40.26, 177, E Wilkinsion VL45 (Unattached) 40.30; 178, A Yates V50 (Unattached) 40.32; 179, R Lachem (Barnsley H ) 40.33, 180, R Grimley VL45 (Kimberworth S) 40.39; 181 S Ashmore V40 (Sheffield RC) 40.41; 182, K Homson L (Wombwell SAC) 40.48; 183, S Whitworth VL35 (Meltham AC) 40.49; 184, C Plunkett L (Halifax H) 41.02; 185, J Shaw V40 (Unattached) 41.07, 186, N Pratt (Unattached) 41.11; 187, D Bunllark (Kingstone Runners) 41.39; 188, C Davidson V50 (Unattached) 41.48; 189, P Senior (Unattached) 41.49; 190, C Sharratt VL45 (Ilkeston RC) 41.50; 191, G Parkes (Unattached) 42.01; 192, P Farr V60 (Wakefield H) 42.03; 193, B Tate V50 (Askern DRC) 42.05; 194, N Precious (UNattached) 42.09; 195, P Parkin V60 (Penistone FR) 42.13; 196, L Barraclugh (Kimberworth S) 42.18; 197, G Neal LV45 (Rotherham H) 42.30; 198, M Rhodes V50 (Rotherham H) 42.36; 199, A Brannan V40 (Unattached) 42.38, 200, R Brannan (Unattached) 42.38; 201, G Scougall L (Quakers) 42.45; 202, S Burrows (Unattached) 42.53; 203, I Glover V40 (Denby Dale travellers) 43.03; 204, C Redmond V50 (Unattached) 43.05; 205, C Dean L (Unattached) 43.20; 206, E Halkan L (Unattached) 43.20, 207, P Seaman (Unattached) 43.20;208, S Pitt VL45 (Unattached) 43.30; 209, S Finn (Unattached) 43.35; 210, S Ludvigson L (Unattached) 43.44; 211, P Gallagher (unatached) 43.49; 212, J Grimshaw VL35 (Unattached) 43.49; 213, G Bentham V50 (Maltb RC) 43.50; 214, G Cliff L (Bnnertyne)43.52; 215, N Garrity L (Unattached) 43.57; 216, VL35 (Wombwell SAC) 44.02; 217, M Oliver VL45 (Knavesmire H) 44.07, 218, D Gunter V40 (Unattached) 44.36; 219, N Cole V60 (penisone FR) 44.48; 220, B Gibbs V50 (Unattached) 45.05; 221, D Wilkes (Unattached) 45.06; 222, L Jackson L (Unattached) 45.09; 223, D Jackson V40 (Unattached) 45.09; 224, T Tribe V60 (Ripon R) 45.09; 225, J Burkinshaw VL35 (Barnsley H) 45.10; 226, D Ashton L (Unattached) 45.10; 227, S Kingham VL35 (Unattached) 45.14; 228, L Walker L (Bannertyne) 45.15; 229, T Hookway L (Unattached) 45.33; 230, C Collins VL35 (Unattached) 45.33; 231, P Sagar (Wombwell SAC) 45.40; 232, B SagarV50 (wombwell SAC 45.42, 223, R Green V40 (Unattached) 45.46; 234, H Ripley VL35 (Barnsley ) 45.48, 235, T Goodyear V40 (Kingstone Runners) 45.40; 236, K Whitehouse VL35 (Unattached) 45.41; 237, L Broadhurst L (Barnsley H) 45.54; 238, A Hainsworth VL35 (Bannertyne) 45.57; 239, H Edgar VL45 (Scunthorpe) 46.00; 240, G Milnes V40 (Uattached) 46.00; 241, B Cooper V60 (Wakefield H) 47.09; 242, M leverick VL35 (Bannertyne) 47.52; 243, M Proctor V50 (Kimberworth S) 47.53; 244, A Bryden V60 (Unattached) 48.10; 245, M Graham L (Kingstone Runners) 48.23; 246, J Foster VL45 (Penistone FR) 49.14; 247, ? Oconnor VL45 (Sheffield tri) 49.15; 248, R Dyson V50 (Unattached) 49.22; 249, C Day V50 (Scunthorpe) 49.42; 250, J Stringer L (Unattached) 49.57; 251, C Bradwell (Unattached) 50.02; 252, C Dean L (Pemnistone FR) 50.22; 253, B Clayton VL35 (Wombwell SAC) 50.42; 254, K Battle VL35 (Unattached) 50.42; 255, J Frankland L (Unattached) 50.42; 256, S Glover VL45 (Denby Dale Travellers) 51.12; 257, M Cannas (Unattached) 51.35; 258, T Swift L (Unattached) 52.00; 260, D byron L (Wombwell SAC) 53.40; 261, G Yeoman VL45 (Unattached) 53.40; 262, W Self (Unattached 57.29. Mens Teams: 1, Hallamshire Harriers 14 points; 2, Penistone Footpath Runners 33; 3, Askern District R C. Ladies Teams: 1, Penistone Footpath Runners 36; 2, Wombwell Sporting AC 41; 3, Rotherham Harriers 55 points.

Three Barnsley Harriers took part in the Liversedge HalfMarathon last weekend. Coming home in ninth position overall was Craig Alwash (M Vet 35) in 82-14. Next back was Phil Swift (Vet 40) who finished in 189th place in 1-0915. Third Harrier to finish was Ian Christopherson (Vet 55) in 308th place. His time was 122-19 seconds.

Sport Eikons bring Barnsley FC footballing favourites to the fans Barnsley FC have installed the Sport Eikons picture kiosk offering fans a chance to own their very own piece of footballing history. Moments of triumph and favourite players throughout the clubs history come to life as beautifully presented high quality, POSTERS, PRINTS, CANVAS BOX WRAP and JIGSAWS.

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CYCLING SEVERAL Birdwell Wheelers will be riding their penultimate training ride at the Tom Simpson Memorial ride at 10am on Sunday. It starts at Harworth Sports Pavillion, home of the Tom

Noon VL35 (Barnsley AC) 32.52; 68, J Pickering (Unattached) 32.54; 69, N Shaw (Rotherham H) 32.55; 770, S Goldthorpe V40 (Unattached) 32.59; 71, M Asbridge (Rotherham H) 33.11; 72, J Spencer V50 (Rotherham H) 33.17; 73, J Howard V50 (Otley) 33.26, 74, I Wragg V40 (Penistone FR) 33.34; 75, G Guest V40 (Kingstone Runners) 33.40; 76, M Robertson (Penistone FR) 33.43; 77, J Forysth V40 (Unattached) 33.45; 78, E Venison (Unattached) 33.45; 79, I Day V40 (Klngstone Runners) 33.48; 80, S Pickersgill (Barnsley AC) 33.54; 81, J Downing V50 (Kingstone Runners) 33.55; 82; D Whitehouse V40 (Hallamshire H) 33.59; 83, S Francis (Unattached) 34.05; 84, M Benton V40 (Kimberworth S) 34.05; 85, N Whittingham V50 (Penistone FR) 34.13, 86, M Theobold V60 (Hallamshire H) 34.22; 87, J Hepworth (Wombwell SAC) 34.28; 88, D Cooper (BarnsIeyAC) 34.30; 89, K Gordon V50 (Penistone FR) 34.40; 90, R Batty V50 (Rothwell H) 34.41; 91, G Beattie V50 (Sale H) 34.43; 92, T Bailey V50 (Barnsley AC) 34.44; 93, P Edgar V40 (Scunthorpe) 34.46; 94, R Sharratt V50 (Ilkeston RC) 34.50; 95, P Fisher VL45 (Rotherham H) 34.52; 96, D Manuel V50 (Tynedale H) 34.55; 97, K Thomas V50 (Rotherham H) 34.58; 98, J Wroe V50 (Barnsley AC) 35.01; 99, S

www.sporteikons.co.uk/barnsley Simpson museum, entry fee is £5 and routes are 100k or 50k. Simpson was the first Britain to wear the yellow jersey in the tour de France in 1962 finishing sixth overall. The racing season opens

on March 1 when a three-man team of Trevor Mayne, Alan Bullock and Tony Wright will be going all out to make an impression at the City Road Club (Hull) three-up team time-trial.

Proud: Azeem with his Junior Sports Personality award from the British Asian Sports Awards.


22 – Barnsley Chronicle, Friday, February 22, 2008

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The day of the underdog By Nathan Hemmingham THEY dared to dream before the game – and 93 minutes later that fairytale became a reality as Simon Davey’s underdogs pulled off one of the best results in the club’s history. For those 6,000 fans who witnessed the unforgettable scenes at Anfield, and the many more watching the beam back and listening to local radio – those memories will stay with them forever more. Like when Princess Diana died – the Barnsley public will remember where they were when Brian Howard fired the Reds into FA Cup dreamland. The result will rank alongside the Manchester United cup win in 1997/98, when they too reached the quarter-final with a 3-2 victory at Oakwell following a 1-1 draw at Old Trafford. In many fans’ eyes, the Anfield result will be among the five best of all time. It will be hard to dislodge the 1912 FA Cup Final win over West Bromwich Albion and the 1997 success over Bradford City which clinched promotion to the Premiership. However, it will certainly be up there alongside the Manchester

United cup win and the 2006 Play-Off Final victory over Swansea at Cardiff. The dramatic victory will also ensure manager Simon Davey will forever have a place in the hearts of the Oakwell faithful. The heroics at Anfield captured the hearts and minds of the nation and abroad, as tabloids as far away as Oz carried the story. The West Australia had the headline Liverpool see red as cup bid ends early. Closer to home, every national newspaper’s main sport story the following day was Barnsley’s cup heroics. The Observer splashed the heading Kop that, while the Times followed suit with Kop that, Rafa. The News of the World went with Tyke that, while the People had a special front page for the northern edition with the jubilant squad in front of the fans. As for the players, Davey and chairman Gordon Shepherd, they hardly had any time to reflect on the success over as cup fever swamped the Oakwell club. Sky Sports and several national radio stations clamoured for air time with the heroes of the hour.

Davey’s giant-killing team now get the chance to pit their wits against the FA Cup holders, the millionaire men of Chelsea

The Sky cameras were with matchwinner Howard and his family in his home on Sunday, before the BBC invited him and hero goalkeeper Luke Steele to the Sheffield United and Middlesborough match on Sunday afternoon as special guests. Davey too was on Sky TV the following day, while Shepherd spoke to TalkSport and Radio Five Live. Barnsley deserved their moment in the limelight – and how they enjoyed it. No-one can begrudge them that. After all, it was the performance of a lifetime. Davey’s giantkillers now get the chance to pit their wits against the cup holders, the millionaires of Chelsea, who will visit Oakwell on March 8. They failed to dispose of League One outfit Huddersfield with any real conviction and Barnsley’s formidable home form could be the platform for another giant-killing. The game will shown live on TV but despite the cameras being there, the attendance should also be the biggest for many years. Could Oakwell be full for the first time since the Premiership? The last time Barnsley reached the last eight of the cup, in1997-98, they beat the mighty Manchester United but then went out to Newcastle. The last time they progressed to the semi-final was the year they won the cup, the year the Titanic went down. Can they sink another top Premiership team? Can we all dare to dream again?

Get in there: Right in front of a stunned Kop, Stephen Foster climbs high above Jamie Carragher and Peter Crouch to head home Barnsley’s equaliser past a stranded Charles Itandje.

Well done Gaffer: Manager Simon Davey is mobbed by his coaching staff after Brian Howard’s lastminute winner at Anfield on Saturday.

Let the party begin: Martin Devaney, Sam Togwell, Brian Howard and Bobby Hassell celebrate in front of the Barnsley fans at Anfield on Saturday.

If looks could kill......The expression on Rafa Benitez’s face says it all at the end as Simon Davey and Kelham O’Hanlon shake his hand.

That samba beat: Brazilian Dennis Souza gives fellow defender and goalscorer Stephen Foster a hug after the match. Fellow defender Marciano Van Homoet also joins in the celebrations while below it really is ‘just like watching Brazil’ as Barnsley fans fly the flag for Souza, De Silva and co. Match pictures: Keith Turner.

Are they both still there? Luke Steele shows his concern after Bobby Hassell made a last-ditch block, only for the ball to hit him where it hurts. At least Bobby had the last laugh, it was Liverpool who cocked-up.

From Anfield to the big screen – the Reds deliver Oscar-winning show

By Colin James YOU weren’t there. But it felt like you were – well, as good as! Sitting in the Upper East Stand, bang in front of that big screen, joining in with the roar of the crowd in Liverpool coming from the giant speakers on the Oakwell pitch, you could have been at Anfield on

Saturday – a great consolation after being denied match tickets. There were bonuses too – close-ups and slow-motion replays. And what a match! A goal down after some heroic defending, were we in for a thrashing? No, in the second half we equalise. A cracking cross from Devaney and a well-timed run and powerful header from Foster who

outjumps Crouch. Can we hang on now and bring them back to Oakwell? It’s nail-biting. But we do more than hang on. Denied a penalty by the referee, Howard hits the sweetest shot you’ve ever seen, just inside the post – text book stuff – and we’re in the quarter-finals. The Beam Back was brilliant thank you very much!


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NO disrespect to Barnsley’s quarterfinal cup opponents, but you can keep your Roman empire, us Barnsley folk are quite happy with Patrick Cryne thank you very much. Since Russion billionaire Roman Abramovich bought out Ken Bates and took over Chelsea, the London club, with the aid of a non-stop stream of cash, have been transformed from a middle-of-the-road English side to one of the giants of European football. Good luck to them. That’s the road they went down, and I’m sure the majority of Chelsea fans will be pleased with the way things have turned out, with their club, thanks to Roman’s millions, winning a clutch of trophies. But while Cryne hasn’t got the financial muscle of an Abramovich,

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he’s got enough for the Oakwell outfit. And he’s a Barnsley man to boot. That makes it double delight as far as Reds’ fans are concerned. Without Cryne underwriting Barnsley’s debts, the club would have been finished. But he and chairman Gordon Shepherd have turned things around in spectacular style, while the team, under Andy Ritchie and now Simon Davey have been transformed from League One also-rans to steady Championship club. Who knows, maybe next season the Reds will be play-off challengers? Cryne says he is at Barnsley for the long-term. He describes himself first and foremost as a fan. Well, all his fellow fans who attend matches at Oakwell, and those that go to away games too, should be proud that such a Barnsley lad is running

their club. Tell thee what. There might well be a statue of Dickie Bird lined up for Barnsley town centre, but in years to come one of Patrick Cryne at Oakwell shouldn’t be out of the question. PS: My wife may be angling for a seat at this televised Barnsley-Chelsea shindig. Right next to that bloke she reckons is a real dish.......someone called Alan Hansen......

Hot under collar I HOPE it wasn’t just me that was getting hot under the collar during Liverpool’s Champions League win over Inter Milan on Tuesday night. The word ‘Barnsley’ must have been used over 20 times – but I got the feeling it was more in a ‘looking-downyour-nose’ sort of way. Indeed, on Sky Sports, the presenter

duly asked ex-Anfield man Phil Thompson: “How can Liverpool beat the might of Inter Milan but lose to Barnsley?” Well, I’ll tell you why. Because Liverpool are more suited to European football. They can’t cope with an in-your-face, high tempo, whirlwind workrate sort of strategy that English-based teams produce. Like Barnsley delivered on Saturday. Please don’t mock what Davey’s men achieved, just because Liverpool beat Inter. The Super Reds not only captured the imagination of everyone in Barnsley – they also became headlinemakers all over the world. They got their 15 minutes of fame. Thanks Simon Davey. And thanks to your team. Maybe we can have halfan-hour next time, after we’ve beaten Chelsea....

The last time the Reds took on Chelsea at Oakwell they were walloped 6-0, back in the Premiership season of 1997-98. Then Barnsley skipper Neil Redfearn is pictured left battling for possession with Chelsea firebrand Dennis Wise. Redders says of next month’s reunion: “Chelsea won’t fancy going there. Barnsley have the best fans in the country in my view. It would be great to see Barnsley pull off another cup shock.”

Simon Davey’s magnificent men send shockwaves through football with last-gasp winner against Liverpool

Super Reds kop cup glory Man of Steele and heroic Howard inspire Barnsley to Anfield victory Liverpool 1, Barnsley 2 (FA Cup fifth round) By Andrew Lodge IN the days leading up to Saturday's mouth-watering cup clash at Anfield, Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez was adamant that his side had learned the lessons from the previous round, when they had twice gone behind to non-league Havant and Waterlooville before bouncing back to win. The Spaniard said with some conviction that if his men scored first against Barnsley then ‘everything would be fine’. He was wrong. Badly wrong. In front of a disbelieving audience, Liverpool did score first. They even led at half-time. They then had enough chances in the second period to have chalked up four or five goals. Yet they lost – to a Barnsley team who turned in one of the gutsiest, never-say-die displays that this reporter has ever been privileged to witness. The Championship underdogs turned a one-goal deficit into a glorious, last-minute triumph. Their player of the season so far, Stephen Foster, had climbed highest to head them level in the 56th minute, and then, after he was

What a debut! Barnsley goalkeeper Luke Steele produced a sensational display to keep Liverpool at bay. denied a blatant penalty, skipper Brian Howard lashed in a lastgasp winner, right in front of a stunned Kop. It was a day when reputations were made, dreams were realised, where everyone bar the dismayed Liverpool support, and a shellshocked Benitez, were caught up in the magic of the FA Cup. It was also a day too that Simon Davey finally captured a special place in the hearts of the Barnsley supporters, after masterminding one of the greatest triumphs in the club's history. It was a result to rank alongside

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“While on a walk during the morning of the match a bird dumped right on my head! They say that can be a lucky omen. It was!.” – Simon Davey LIVERPOOL REDS 1, SUPER REDS 2 Kuyt (30 mins) Scorers Foster (56 mins) Howard (90+3 mins) 14 Corners 3 12 Shots off target 5 15 Shots on target 5 Alonso, Carragher Bookings Van Homoet Referee: Martin Atkinson (West Yorkshire). Attendance: 42,449 (6,000 from Barnsley). Man of the match: Luke Steele. The whole Barnsley side, including the three substitutes, deserve to share the man of the match award, such was the never-say-die team ethic displayed on this glorious afternon at Anfield. But if one man had to be chosen, it could only be emergency loan goalkeeper Luke Steele. Third choice at West Brom, he produced a Barnsley debut of legendary proportions, his string of saves helping to ensure a major FA Cup shock.

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What they had to say.... “I had spent the night before the game looking on the internet just to learn the names of my new team-mates! “It is all a bit surreal – and will take some time to sink in. “I had not played a first team game since December, so to be asked to make my Barnsley debut at Anfield is the stuff of dreams really. “I made some good saves but credit should go to the defence too. They made loads of blocks and interceptions. “The dressing room was incredible afterwards. I have never seen anything like it. It was like we had actually won the cup.” – Luke Steele (surely a shoo-in to be named player of the fifth round, which is announced today).

Get in there! Barnsley boss Simon Davey gives a clenched fist salute at the final whistle at Anfield, while in the background counterpart Rafa Benitez looks more than a bit miffed!

It was a day when Simon Davey captured a very special place in the hearts of Barnsley supporters – after masterminding one of the greatest triumphs in the Oakwell Club’s history.

What a winner: Captain Marvel Brian Howard drives home his injury-time goal to ko Liverpool. and trickery to beat Hassell and pull the ball back from the byline for Kuyt to calmly fire in. Steele kept Barnsley in it with two fine saves from Crouch but Benitez had got his wish. Liverpool had scored first. Everything would be all right for the Mersey men then. Not a bit of it. The second half proved to be the stuff of Barnsley legend. Davey decided to withdraw Nardiello and send on the raw but willing Kayode Odejayi, and in the 56th minute Barnsley hauled themselves level. Devaney somehow wrapped his right boot around the ball from wide out, sending over a magnificent cross that was met by Foster. Remarkably, he soared above both Crouch and Carragher to head goalwards and although Itandje got a hand to the effort, he could not prevent it nestling in the net. But that goal appeared to be like showing a red rag to a bull. For the next 25 minutes or so Liverpool pounded the Barnsley box. Only desperate, last-ditch blocks from Rob Kozluk, Foster and Hassell, Steele's glorious goalkeeping, and a huge slice of luck prevented the Anfield men from regaining the lead. Kozluk even strained his ham-

string as he denied Benayoun from just five yards. All that and the shock decision by Benitez to withdraw Babel, and send on Harry Kewell, just as the Dutch flier was threatening a breakthrough. Steele pushed a Lucas header onto the bar and collected the ball at the second attempt. Then he made a truly breathtaking save to keep out Benayoun's drive. Liverpool needed a superstar saviour, so, with 15 minutes to go, on came Gerrard. But Barnsley still stood firm, and even laid claim to a penalty when Odejayi looked to be taken out by Itandje on the edge of the box. Howard then let fly from 25 yards which Itandje did well to push clear. At the other end Kewell clipped the top of the bar with a left-foot screamer, while Steele made yet another wonder save from Kuyt. Thinking about it now, Barnsley's resistance resembled Muhammed Ali's 'rope-a-dope' tactics against George Foreman in the infamous 'Rumble in the Jungle'. The Reds stood there, soaking up everything that Liverpool threw at them, just like Ali took Foreman's punches and kept coming back for more. Ali had eventually knocked Foreman out. Could Barnsley do

something similar? Well, a draw looked the best bet, especially after West Yorkshire referee Martin Atkinson turned down a stonewall penalty, in front of the Kop, when Hyppia's arm sent Howard tumbling. The decision to wave play on brought memories of Mike Riley refusing to award Barnsley a spot-kick when Gary Neville brought down Andy Liddell in the last minute of a cup-tie at Old Trafford in 1997. But on this occasion Barnsley didn't need a referee's decision to ko Liverpool. An incensed Howard hauled himself up, chased back, dispossessed Alonso, worked his way just into the box and lashed a low left-footed shot just inside Itandje's near post. Absolutely unbelievable. Moments later came the final whistle. Liverpool thought that it was just fierce rivals Manchester United that was their bogey team at Anfield. Better place Barnsley in that bracket too. While Liverpool's Spaniard was being forced to undergo his own after-match inquisition, Davey and his terrific team were living the dream. Big hearts, big performances, big shock. And what a day, what a game, what a result.

“When I saw the ball go in for the winner I was away with the fairies. It was just unbelievable. People talk about the magic of the cup being dead but we proved that the magic is still well and truly alive. “We worked our socks off and got the reward. If we could transfer this form to the league, on a regular basis, we would be top six.” – match-winning captain Brian Howard. “It was a magnificent effort from the whole team – and a proud day to be a Barnsley supporter. “We backed Simon Davey and have confidence in him. We are all in this for the long-term and performances like Saturday give us belief that we are going in the right direction.” – Barnsley FC benefactor Patrick Cryne. “I had told Brian Howard beforehand that if we got a last-minute penalty he was to miss it, so we could get a replay! We should have had that penalty, it wasn’t given, and then Brian goes and smashes in a winner! “A truly remarkable day.” – Reds chairman Gordon Shepherd. “I am stunned and frustrated. I don't know how many chances we had, but if you think about it, from the left side, right side, set-pieces and between the lines, we had so many opportunities to score. “But they defended heroically and their ’keeper was fantastic. For me to come to a press conference and explain such a defeat is very hard.” – Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez.

“Some of the Barnsley defending in the second half was nothing short of heroic. Souza, Foster and Hassell have all thrown themselves in the way of goalbound shots. “And for Luke Steele to make a debut like that was incredible. Phil Thompson (exLiverpool player) will get stick for ages over this!” – Sky Sports pundit Matt le Tissier. “We're devastated. It's a major, major blow to go out of the FA Cup to a lower league team at Anfield. We realise that's not good enough.” – Liverpool captain for the day Jamie Carragher.

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Nardiello (7) De Silva (8) Foster (9)

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Liverpool substitutions: Kewell for Babel (70 mins); Gerrard for Lucas (75 mins). Unused substitutes: Martin, Pennant, Arbeloa.

the last two games that Barnsley played at Anfield – the 1-0 Premiership victory back in 1987 and the goalless draw in the League Cup quarter-final even further back in 1982, when Liverpool were top of the English tree, and European Champions. There were many Barnsley heroes. All 14 men used could lay claim to such status. Their workrate was simply fantastic. Bobby Hassell, in and out of the side this season, was sensational at right-back, especially in the second half. Foster, the Reds' Mr Dependable, was a rock, ably assisted by Dennis Souza. In midfield, Brazilian Anderson De Silva showed his class, while Martin Devaney delivered a cross in the second half, that led to Foster's leveller, that must rank as the best of his career. And then there was the extra man. Legend has it that the Kop used to suck the ball into the net when Liverpool were pressing forward towards their famous bank of fans. Well, if that's the case, Barnsley 'never walked alone' at Anfield either! For the 6,000strong Red Army ‘frum’t tarn’ appeared to be blowing the ball away from the goal-line that the super Steele was stationed upon! Quiet at first, the travelling Barnsley contingent grew in confidence and voice as the contest wore on, especially after Foster had brought them level. They roared the team home – and the scenes that followed Howard's winner will go down in folklore. It was one of those 'I was there' moments, even for those watching on the big screen back at Oakwell. But the headlines were rightly captured by two men.

Skipper Howard had a magnificent match, crowned by his dream winner, but, if truth be told, the difference between glorious failure and sublime success was Barnsley's loan ranger. Steele, a 23-year-old goalkeeper whose fledgling career had stalled since his big-money move to Manchester United from his hometown club Peterborough as a teenager, had been snapped up by Davey as an emergency loan from West Brom, due to Tony Warner being cup-tied, and Heinz Muller’s long-term knee injury. Steele was third choice at the Hawthorns. Baggies' fans didn't rate him at all. They might have had to change their mind now. Steele was sensational. He pulled off saves that got better and better as the tie progressed. He practically reduced Benitez and Liverpool to tears – and put Barnsley in ecstacy. The Anfield giants, with one eye on Tuesday's crunch Champions League clash with Inter Milan, had decided to rest £26.5m Spanish striker Fernando Torres, ’keeper Pepe Reina and midfield enforcer Javier Mascherano, while keeping their own Captain Marvel Steven Gerrard on the bench. Even so, Liverpool had plenty of international class on the pitch, in the likes of Jamie Carragher, John Arne Riise, Yossi Benayoun, Peter Crouch, Dirk Kuyt and Xaxi Alonso. Added to that was the fact that their opponents were without three players who had been key to their own victory over West Brom a week earlier, Warner, Lewin Nyatanga and Jon Macken, who were all cup-tied. Barnsley played pretty well in the first half. They kept it tight and looked to counter-attack at every opportunity. They nearly grabbed a first minute lead too, when Devaney's great delivery from the right was almost met by Ferenczi at the near post, and in the scramble that ensued, Howard was thwarted by Sami Hyppia's last-gasp block. Then, in the 20th minute, Daniel Nardiello robbed Hyppia, cut into the box, but saw his low shot pushed away by Reina's stand-in Charles Itandje. But Liverpool's first-time passing, particularly when Alonso was pulling the strings from a deeplying midfield role, just about gave the Premier men the edge, and Barnsley's brave resistance was broken in the 32nd minute, when Ryan Babel used his pace Liverpool’s £26.5m striker Fernando Torres (left with girlfriend) was rested by Rafa Benitez. He was badly missed but Oakwell chairman Gordon Shepherd doesn’t seem to notice. He has eyes only for his glorious Barnsley team....

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Barnsley substitutions: Odejayi (mark out of 10: 8) for Nardiello (55 mins); Van Homoet (7) for Kozluk (60 mins); Campbell-Ryce (7) for Leon (71 mins). Unused substitutes: Coulson, Togwell.

Celebration time! The Barnsley players and management cannot contain their delight after skipper Brian Howard had lashed in his injury-time winner. Match pictures: Keith Turner.


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 Cup fever brings town to a standstill – as super Reds are handed home quarter-final draw with Roman empire

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Bring on Chelsea By Andrew Lodge

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Publicity is great for the club WE were all watching the live transmission of the FA Cup draw on Monday and to be handed a home tie against Chelsea is fantastic. For this club to reach the quarter-finals is a fantastic achievement in itself, especially having beaten Liverpool at Anfield to get there. But now we have possibly the glamour tie of the Sixth Round – this time at Oakwell. It really is the stuff of dreams. I wasn’t able to get onto the training pitch until Tuesday because of the media circus the win over Liverpool and the Chelsea draw has caused. I’ve had to leave things to Ryan (Kidd) and Kelham (O’Hanlon) but all the ‘pr’ and publicity is great for the club. It’s really putting us on the map.

Achievement AS a boy you always dreamed of the chance to go to Anfield – and dreamed about winning there too. Well, our 2-1 victory on Saturday was what dreams are made of! My players were fantastic – and there was no coming back from a goal in the final minute. We worked hard throughout and got our rewards. It was a fantastic team performance and all credit has to go to my players. Hopefully this can be a catalyst for the league. To win at Anfield is a truly wonderful achievement. We are not the finished article by any means but we have potential. You probably won’t really see the best of us until next season. But we can take a lot of belief from the win over Liverpool and will now look to push our way up the Championship table.

World class THERE were a few raised eyebrows when I brought in Luke (Steele) from West Brom on an emergency loan. There had been rumours of big name ’keepers coming in but we knew that Luke would do us a good job. He’s a quiet, withdrawn sort of lad but his display at Anfield shouted his potential from the rooftops! He pulled off some world class saves.

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THERE was no fear to be found at Oakwell when former player Geoff Thomas plucked out Barnsley’s ball and handed them a FA Cup quarterfinal home tie against holders Chelsea. Just unbelievable, unable-to-contain excitement. In the words of Barnsley boss Simon Davey: “Bring it on!” The Reds, fresh from their astonishing Anfield giantkilling, will tackle moneybags Chelsea on Saturday, March 8. Welshman Davey reckons it is the glamour tie of the last eight. And he’s not alone. The BBC have chosen to show the match live, in their prime Saturday teatime kick-off slot of 5.30pm. And they will hand the Reds £265,000 for the privilege. The tie alone could net the club between £400,000 and £500,000, according to chairman Gordon Shepherd, who also estimates that the Reds’ run to the sixth round is worth between £700,000 and £800,000. Even with BBC live coverage, Oakwell is likely to be packed to its 23,186 capacity (less segregation) for the battle with the Roman empire of Abramovich-backed Chelsea. And for the winners there is the juicy trip to the new-look Wembley for a semi-final. Reds boss Davey simply can’t wait to have a crack at Chelsea. “We have a world renowned team with some of the best players anywhere coming here to Oakwell – and it is one to look forward to with real excitement and anticipation. “We should not fear them. Yes, they are a fantastic side who are one of the big four in this country, and going for the quadruple, but anything can happen in the cup, as we proved at Anfield. “Hand on heart I was was hoping for Bristol Rovers or a Championship club at home in the draw, to be in with a good chance of getting to a Wembley semi-final. But they all came out early. “But when Chesea were left and we came out at home against them, I thought ‘we’ll take some of that!” “We have lost only twice at home this season, so although Chelsea will be favourites we feel we can give anybody a game here. Make no mistake, we want to keep our great home record going and get into the semi-finals.” “We can make sure that this place is a cauldron for them. I am sure it will be packed and our fans will be making a huge noise, as they did against Liverpool. We had 6,000 fans at Anfield, and 3,000 more watching on a big screen back at Oakwell.

Simon Davey and his players react to being paired with Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-finals. Picture: Keith Turner. “The supporters can be our 12th man and hopefully we can put on another show that makes them proud. “We did that at Anfield and we certainly want to do it again. “The supporters pay their hard earned money every week, and travel hundreds of miles to places like Plymouth, Southend and Colchester to cheer us on in the Championship, so to have Liverpool and Chelsea in the space of a month is absolutely brilliant for them. “In fact, this FA Cup run is fantastic for everyone connected with the club, myself, my staff, the players and especially the chairman Gordon Shepherd and Patrick Cryne.”  Chelsea play the second leg of their last 16 Champions League tie against Greek side Olympiakos at Stamford Bridge just three days before their trip to Oakwell.  The last time Barnsley played Chelsea at home was back in the Premiership season of 1997-98. The London giants won 6-0 that day!  But if the Reds want a good luck omen then they should look to the Oakwell class of 1989. That is the only other time the two teams have met in the FA Cup, and Barnsley won 4-0.  More cup stories on page five.

Brian is buzzing FA CUP hero Brian Howard was absolutely buzzing when his former club Chelsea were confirmed as Barnsley’s quarter-final opponents. “It is an unbelievable draw and one the whole club can look forward to,” he enthused. “The whole town will be queuing for tickets, the place will be buzzing. I am already! “I spent three or four weeks on an extended trial at Chelsea, when I was a youngster at Southampton, and they wanted to sign me, but Roman Abramovich then came in and brought in a lot of multi-million pound players. “I would probably not have even got a game in the reserves there at that time, so I opted to join Swindon. “It will certainly be nice to line up against Chelsea now – and look to prove what I can do. “Having the game here at Oakwell is a big thing for us because we feel that we can give anyone a game here. “We have a fantastic home record this season – we have beaten the likes

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of Watford, West Brom and Bristol City. Now hopefully it is Chelsea’s turn to be beaten. “No-one gave us a chance at Anfield and we proved people wrong. Hopefully we can do the same again.” But Brian is walking a disciplinary tightrope – as one bad challenge could rule him out of the dream date with Chelsea. The Oakwell Club’s leading scorer has been booked nine times already this season and will be suspended for two matches if he collects another yellow card A booking against either QPR on Tuesday or Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday week would subsequently rule him out of the Chelsea tie. Meanwhile, the midfielder has been told to forget about playing for Scotland. Winchester-born Howard, 25 last month, had intimated he would jump at the chance of a call-up, with his father Billy being Scottish, but it has emerged he is ineligible due to his age and having represented England at under 20 level.

Barnsley chairman Gordon Shepherd. (D).

Norwich trip kicks off four-match league run before cup-tie

The scramble begins......

Hold on, let’s not forget Barnsley’s bread and butter By Andrew Lodge BEFORE Chelsea come calling for the FA Cup cracker at Oakwell, Barnsley have the small matter of 12 Championship points to play for. The Reds travel to Norwich tomorrow and then entertain QPR in a rearranged fixture on Tuesday. There is also the South Yorkshire derby clash against relegation-haunted Sheffield Wednesday at Oakwell on March 1 – and a trip to Blackpool three days later – before focus can be fully applied to the last eight of the cup. And Barnsley manager Simon Davey has admitted he has been having sleepless nights this week, pondering on his team selection for Carrow Road tomorrow. He said: “As a team, to get the Performance of the Week award for a stunning cup win, they would surely hope to all feature in the next game. “I have no injury problems so I have been having sleepless nights over my team selection for Norwich. It would be very hard to look any one of those players who performed so well at Anfield in the eye and tell them they are to make way. I still haven’t decided.” However, despite the heroics at Liverpool, Davey is expected to bring back the cup-tied pair of Jon Macken and Lewin Nyatanga, but Luke Steele is set to keep his place at the expense of fellow loanee Tony Warner. Macken could replace either Daniel Nardiello or Istvan Ferenczi, while Nyatanga is set for a recall at centre-

Rob Kozluk’s hamstring strain, sustained during the win at Liverpool, is not as bad as first feared and the left-back should be fit for Norwich tomorrow. half alongside Dennis Souza, with Foster, who is one booking away from suspension, reverting to right-back at the expense of Bobby Hassell. Rob Kozluk has recovered from the hamstring injury he picked up at Liverpool, trained yesterday morning, and is likely to keep his place at leftback. Davey went on: “We have got a much better depth of squad this season than we had last, so when everyone is fit and available I have some tough decisions

to make. But they are nice problems to have. “This is still a group of players who are getting to know each other. We are striving for consistency. “We have beaten or drawn with the top seven in this division, and have knocked Liverpool out of the cup at Anfield, so we know we have the quality. Consistency is the thing now. That will come.” Goalkeeping hero Steele is just hoping for a run of games. He said: “My career has been going backwards and I have been third choice at West Brom. If that remains the case I will probably have to look to leave. “I just want first team football, a real run at it now. I would love that to be at Barnsley.” Tomorrow’s opponents Norwich saw their 13-match unbeaten run come to an abrupt end last weekend with a 4-0 defeat at struggling Leicester. However, the Canaries will be hoping to complete the double over Davey’s men, having cruised to a 3-1 win at Oakwell back in January. Also during that month Barnsley went down 2-0 at QPR, so the Reds will be looking for a little bit of revenge when the two sides meet up again on Tuesday night. Nardiello will be unable to play against his parent club due to the terms of his loan arrangement.  Barnsley’s trip to Championship promotion-chasers Watford, which had been scheduled for Saturday, March 8, has now been put back to Tuesday, April 8.

PROUD Barnsley chairman Gordon Shepherd was cock-a-hoop over the win at Anfield. Now he’s dreaming of doing the double by beating FA Cup holders Chelsea. Shepherd said: “After our magnificent display at Liverpool, to be given a home tie agaist Chelsea is wonderful. We could not have asked for much better. “Of course, there is an argument it would have been nice to get a club at home who we would be expected to beat. But who expected us to beat Liverpool? Sometimes the expected doesn’t pan out. “As we showed on Saturday, we have talent in our team, and the enthusiasm to go with it. And we are difficult to beat at home.” “We have got another money-spinning tie against one of the top clubs. The clamour for tickets will be huge. It is a fairytale cup run – especially for our bank manager!” Shepherd showed his love for the Reds during an interview on BBC’s Look North programme this week. When he was told by the interviewer ‘Gordon, you've always wanted to be the Chairman of a football club’, Shep came back as devastatingly as a Brian Howard last-minute winner, saying: “I've always wanted to be chairman of this football club.”

First in the queue. Some of these season ticket holders had been waiting outside the Oakwell Box Office since the early hours of Thursday morning. Picture: Wes Hobson.

BARNSLEY’S season ticket holders converged at Oakwell yesterday morning and began snapping up tickets for next month’s FA Cup quarter-final tie against Chelsea. As with the previous round, each season ticket holder is being given the chance to purchase two tickets, but unlike the 6,000 allocation at Anfield, this time there should be plenty to go around. However, that didn’t stop fans starting to queue from the early hours yesterday morning. Tickets went on sale to season ticket holders and Centenary Society members from 9am – but such was the demand on day one that some were turned away. Season ticket holders will be able to purchase their seat plus one additional ticket not currently occupied by a season ticket holder – while Centenary Society members will be able to buy one ticket only. Tickets will remain on sale to

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Steele in running for player of round BARNSLEY’S on-loan goalkeeper Luke Steele is one of four players nominated for the FA Cup’s ‘Player of the Round’ – after his heroics against Liverpool. The award, sponsored by E.ON, is presented to the outstanding player at each stage of competition, starting from

the first qualifying round all the way to the semi-finals. Steele is up against Cardiff City’s Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, fellow goalkeeper David James (Portsmouth) and Manchester United striker Wayne Rooney. The winner is set to be chosen today.

Frozen pitch forces postponement BARNSLEY had to call off their reserve fixture against Lincoln City on Wednesday afternoon because the Oakwell

pitch was frozen. Their next fixture is away to local rivals Sheffield Wednesday on Tuesday.

both those parties until Saturday March 1 (3pm). Any remaining seats (including those normally occupied by season ticket holders) will then go on general sale at 9am on Monday March 3. Barnsley had examined the possibility of giving Chelsea supporters tickets in the West Stand, which would have allowed Barnsley fans to sit in the North Stand. However, the capacity of the West Stand Lower would not have fulfilled the FA’s regulations regarding ticket distribution and would have necessitated moving around 300 season ticket holders. Following discussions with police regarding safety and segregation it has been decided that Chelsea fans will be seated in the North Stand.  Prices are slightly higher than normal. They are: £25 adults, £15 for senior citizens (60 and over) and juveniles (15 and under).

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HOME GAMES BARNSLEY V QPR Tuesday, 26th February 2008, kick-off 7.45pm BARNSLEY V SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAY Saturday, 1st March 2008, kick-off 3.00pm FA CUP 6th ROUND BARNSLEY V CHELSEA Saturday, 8th March 2008, kick-off 5.30pm. Adults £25. Senior Citizens (60 and Over) £15. Juveniles (15 and under) £15. Tickets will be available for Barnsley supporters in all areas of Oakwell Stadium except the North Stand. See website for more details. AWAY GAMES Norwich v Barnsley, Sat., 23rd Feb., kick-off 3.00pm Adults £20. Under 16, over 60 and students £13. Under 12 £7. Coach departs 9.30am and costs £17. Tickets on sale until 4pm Friday. CENTENARY £1000 winning number 310, Mr. L. Hudson REDS SUPERSTORE: Fly your Barnsley FC flag at the Chelsea game, £5.99 each or 2 for £10 while stocks last. 20% reduction on all Surridge training and leisurewear. Away shirts only £25 while stocks last. Coming soon: Barnsley & Chelsea friendship scarf.

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