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Friday March 7, 2008

BRIEFLY Model behaviour: Lucy Picker is heading for the big time. (S)

Darton teachers call off their strike action A THREE-DAY strike at Darton High was called off this week after a settlement was reached between NUT members and school management. Pete Bevis, the union’s Barnsley branch secretary, said it was a great result. He said: “I’m pleased for the members I represent, it’s their dispute, their decision and their resolve that has led to this.” Headteacher Simon Hill told the Chronicle negotiations surrounding a new agreement were still ongoing and added: “Hopefully it will lead to a resolution.” The settlement follows news of a staffing restructure at the school which Mr Bevis says is a sign the current one is not working. NUT members have organised strike action for next week if the settlement collapses, but Mr Bevis said it was a protective measure and did not anticipate it being necessary to go down that route.

Lucy on the catwalk to dream job WITH her long legs, pretty face and piercing eyes teenager Lucy Picker looks like she has what it takes to be a model. The judges of a national modelling competition certainly think so and have selected Lucy, 15, for the semi-final of the Teen Queen contest. Kingstone pupil Lucy, of Crown Close, Worsbrough Common, was spotted at the Clothes Show Live and was among 5,000 girls who entered the competition. She was selected to go to a professional photoshoot in London and the judges have now put her through to the semi-final — and the public vote. Lucy, who is 5ft 10in, has always dreamt of being a model and said: “I got stopped at the Clothes Show and did not think it would go any further, I was right happy when I went through. “Going to London was an amazing experience and now I want to go as far as I can because I have always wanted to do modelling.” And if her dream is to come true she needs the people of Barnsley to get behind her and vote her into the final. Lucy is one of 50 girls on the Teen Queen UK website this month vying for a final spot. Visit www.teenqueenuk.com to vote for Lucy. G Who will be the Faces of Barnsley 2008? Page 17.

Ten-year wait for cash By Steph Johnson

MAYBE, just maybe, Barnsley FC will win the FA Cup in May. But anyone wanting to have a close encounter with the famous piece of silverware before then should head to the Sports Direct store in Barnsley town centre. Sponsors Umbro are bringing the trophy to town ahead of tomorrow’s quarter-final clash with Chelsea. Shoppers can have their photograph taken with the FA Cup between 3pm and 5pm today.

WHEN ex-miner Mike Foster put in his claim for compensation for a crippling lung disease he knew he’d have to wait a while to see the money. But ten years later Mike, 67, is still waiting. He has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, a condition which makes him unable to walk more than a few steps without gasping for breath. That’s not his only disability, he also suffers vibration white finger and has been waiting for compensation for that for seven years. His solicitor, Raleys, is considering the unusual step of taking the case to court because of the delays. Mike, who survives on disability benefit, has been subjected to

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A HOUSE in Athersley was searched by West Yorkshire police after the occupant was arrested for allegedly attempting to kidnap a girl, 15. Simon Lockwood, 36, of Hilltop Avenue, Athersley North, was arrested in Ackworth, near Pontefract, last Thursday. Officers were seen at the house in Athersley on Friday. A spokesman for the force said: “A 36-year-old Barnsley man was arrested as part of an investigation into the attempted abduction of a 15-year-old girl in Pontefract Road, Featherstone, the same evening.” Lockwood appeared at Pontefract Magistrates’ Court on Monday when his case was committed to Leeds Crown Court. He has been charged with five counts of attempted kidnap and five counts of attempts to commit a sexual act.

Fire hell: Firemen tackle the blaze as the roof goes.

A TEENAGER carried his wheelchair-bound mum from their burning home after a fire broke out in the conservatory. The quick-thinking actions of Alex Jenkinson, 14, stopped the blaze turning into a tragedy because mum Janice was upstairs. The fire started at the rear of the property on Witham Court, Higham, at 12.45pm on Saturday, while dad Gary was out. Alex said he heard a loud bang and found the conservatory area on fire where the family stored barbecue equipment, including a propane gas cylinder. He tried to tackle the flames with a hose pipe but strong gusts of wind whipped it into an inferno which spread through the house. Gary said: “We’re just grateful it didn’t end in tragedy.” The building has been gutted and the family is staying with friends. The cause is still being investigated.

Trapped badger ‘suffered painful’ death By Adam Civico A BADGER has died after becoming tangled in a snare on the outskirts of the town centre. It was discovered on Tuesday and had struggled so much the wire snare had cut deep into its neck before snapping. Experts from South Yorkshire Badger Group suspect it got caught in the trap somewhere between Locke Park and Worsbrough. It was trying to make its way

back to its home, in an artificial sett on private land near Barnsley, when it was spotted. Monica Ward, from the badger group, said it would have suffered incredible pain. “It had twisted and twisted and was unconscious by the time it was taken to the vets. “It could not eat and drink and had to be put on a drip. “When the badger was found the snare could have been around its neck for hours.”

The pet ambulance took the badger to Arncliffe vets at Wath where it was sedated and the snare removed. The animal survived overnight but died on Wednesday. Monica, of Thurlstone Road, Penistone, said: “I feel upset, frustrated and angry. “I cannot believe that people can still do this and that such cruelty can still go on.” She said the female badger may have been pregnant or

already given birth to cubs. It is illegal to snare badgers but foxes and rabbits can legally be caught using the wire nooses. Monica thinks it could even have been set to catch cats and the badger group is campaigning to have all snares banned because they are so indiscriminate. The death has been reported to police wildlife officer, Stuart Barden.

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Going up the stairs is a struggle and even something as simple as paying for shopping causes problems. Janet said: “He gets all the change out of his pocket but can’t pick up the coins, his hands are so bad.” Barnsley West and Penistone MP Mick Clapham has written to energy minister Malcolm Wicks to ask him to help the Fosters. Mr Clapham said: “This is disgraceful. Even the most complicated of cases should take three years at the most to settle.” Senior Raleys partner Ian Firth says Mike’s case is extremely complex because the action is against the government (representing the former National Coal Board), UK Coal and a number of coal mining contractors.

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Unlucky punter misses £800k AN UNLUCKY punter lost out on winnings of almost £800,000 because he chose not to back his favourite team. Service engineer Paul Greenwood, of Barnsley, placed a £10 accumulator bet, selecting 14 results, and backed his beloved Manchester United to beat Fulham last weekend. He changed his mind, scribbled the selection out and instead opted for rivals Arsenal. But Man U won, as did 13 of his selections, and only Arsenal failed, drawing with Villa. Paul said: “I’m pretty miserable and kicking myself for changing United for Arsenal.”

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2 – Barnsley Chronicle, Friday, March 7, 2008 Deaths ARMITAGE, Hannah – In loving memory of a dear sister-in-law and auntie. Ours is just a simple prayer, God bless and keep you in His care.

– From Ennice and family ARMITAGE, Hannah – Just a simple prayer, May God bless you and keep you in His care.

– From Keith Palmer ATKINSON, Elsie (nee Frudd) – In loving memory of a very special sister, aunt and great aunt who passed away peacefully on 3rd March, aged 80. Service to be held at Ardsley Crematorium on 11th March at 12 noon. The Lord looked down from heaven, And saw your weary face, He then sent the angels for you, To take you to a special place. But we know you won’t be lonely, For there’s someone who loved you very much, And he’s waiting there for you, We knew we had to say goodbye, That the time would come to part, But although you’re not here with us, You’ll be forever in our hearts. NIght night, God bless.

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

– From Hilda, Terry, John, Sheila, Faye, Richard, Adele and Tom xxx I picture a beautiful garden, There at the gate you stand, Where loved ones gone before you, Are waiting to take your hand. Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day,

– Love from Joy and John xxx Resting where no shadows fall, Loved and remembered by us all.

– From Daisy and family xxx – Those we love can never be, More than a thought apart, For as long as there are memories, They live on withn the heart, God bless. – From Lily and family xxx Resting in God’s loving arms,

– From Sylvia and family xxx

– From your goddaughter Deborah and her family BAILEY, Amelia – Mum, 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.

The gates of heaven opened wide, Beautiful angels lined side by side, A special guest was on her way, The day the Lord took Auntie Rose away. God bless.

– Love from Brian, Rita and family

BUSH, SHEILA In loving memory of a very special wife, Mother and Nanan who passed away peacefully on 21st February, 2008, aged 54 years.

Gentle Jesus up above, Please give Grandma all my love. Night night, God bless.

BUSH, SHEILA In loving memory of a special Mum and Nanan She She. Our hearts will always ache, Our tears will always flow, The silent thoughts of time together, Will last with us forever, Good night God bless.

– Love from Joanne and Sean, Jason and Lynsey, John and Mandy, Scott and grandchildren xx

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

Arthur – COOPER, Remembering a dear friend and neighbour who always helped and cared for others. You left us without saying goodbye, But golden memories never die.

– Love from Maureen, Gary and family COOPER, Miriam Kate – Peacefully in Rockley Dene Residential Home on February 16th, Miriam, aged 94 years. Formerly of Hodgkinson Avenue, Penistone. A dearly loved Mum of Wynn and Michael also a loved Mother-in-law, much Grandma, Great Grandma, and Great Great Grandma. Service was at Penistone Parish Church, Friday, 22nd February at 11.00am followed by cremation at Grenoside Crematorium. Donations if desired to Kingswell Surgery and Rockley Dene c/o Dyson Funeral Service, The Green, Penistone, S36 6BL, telephone Barnsley 762481 DRURY, Nora – In loving memory of a good friend and neighbour. – From all at Cornwall Close DUGGAN, Paddy – Too little time to say goodbye, Rest in peace Dad, you deserve it.

– From Kevin, Yvonne and family.

COLES, BETTY

– Love from your husband Johnny xxx

– Love from daughter Anne and Trevor xx. Remembering a much loved Nan and Grandma whose memory we will always treasure. – Love from Jayne, Kev, Joe and Alex.

– From grandchildren Donna, Darren and Stephen and great grandchildren Alex, Darren, Melody, Daisy, Tyler, Josey, Jennie, Marina and Bailey x CLOWERY, Rose –

– From Audrey and family xxx

– Love from Gaynor and Steve xx.

Beloved Mum, I loved you so, It was hard for me to let you go, But happy memories ease the pain, Until the time when we will meet again.

Love you.

We didn’t get to say goodbye, But memories of you will never die.

Nan, The gates of heaven opened wide, Beautiful angels lined side by side, A special guest was on her way, The day the Lord took my Nan away. At peace in God’s arms.

– Love from Ethan Noah x BAILEY, Amelia – In loving memory of a dear Mother, Nan and Grandma who passed away 26th February, 2008.

Thanks for being a lovely Nanan and

– From Ron, Pat and family xxx

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

– Love from your son Newell x.

– From Tara, Stuart, Kayleigh, Gareth and Chloe xxx.

May God grant you eternal rest, And comfort those you loved and left.

No more tomorrows for us to share Elsie, But yesterday’s memories are always there. Safe in God’s keeping ‘Auntie Elsie’, Sleep tight. With love.

loved, And those you loved remember. All our lives we’ll miss you, We will never be apart, As in our lives we’ll keep you, Close within our hearts. Thank you for being such a loving Nanan, All our love.

– From sister Eva and family xxx Great Nanan.

– From all your family xxx ATKINSON, Elsie (nee Frudd) – A dear friend of many years, who died March 3rd, 2008.

– Love from Norma and family.

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BROADHEAD, Ivy (nee Barker) You never failed to do your best, – Loving sister, sister-in-law and Your heart was true and tender, aunty, died 24th February, 2008. You gave so much to those you

In loving memory of a wonderful Mother, Nannan, Great Nannan and sister who passed away on 27th February, 2008. Born 27th June, 1928. Goodbye my Mother, your life has passed, We’ll love you to the very last, No more pain to bear, No more tears to shed, Gone to the arms of loved ones, And there you’ll rest. All our love forever.

– From Ken, Julia and family xxxx. COLES, Betty – Gentle Jesus up above, Created you for us to love, He picked you from all the rest, Because He knew we loved you best. Hold her in your arms Lord, Look after her with care, Make up for all she suffered, And all that seemed unfair. Place a kiss upon her cheek, And tell her it’s from us, You will always be in our hearts.

We did not know that morning, God was going to call your name, In life we loved you so much, In death we do the same. When someone that you love becomes a memory, That memory becomes a treasure, If love could have saved you Dad, You would have lived forever. All our love.

– From Kelly and Les, Kacey and Kiddy xxx. To Paddy. When I arose and saw the dawn, I prayed for you. God bless.

– From Ann DUGGAN, Paddy – Dad, Great memories of you every day, Will be with me for so long, You’ll always be the best to me, Even though you’re gone, I’ll think of all the good times, The ones we always shared, And try and find some comfort, In the fact you always cared.

– Love from Kieron, Katy, Rosanna and Alfie xxx DUGGAN, Paddy – In loving memory of a special brother. I sat beside you Paddy, As you slowly passed away, I kissed you on your forehead, And I hope you heard me say, I will love you forever, And in my heart you will stay, I will lovingly remember you, Each and every day.

Grandma, you have gone to join the angels, And live amongst the stars, Yours will be the brightest star there ever was. I will love and miss you forever Grandma.

– From your grandson Louis xxx You were a wonderful Mum-in-law. You stuck to your word and kept your promise. Thank you for that and everything you did. We will remember you always. All our love.

– From Caroline and Paul xx HAGAIN, Hazel – Quietly remembered by us all, Good night, God bless Auntie Hazel.

– From John, Sarah and Kieron x HAGAIN, Hazel – Auntie. To us you were someone special, What more is there to say, We only wish with all our hearts, That you were here today.

– Love from Bev, Liam and Luke HAGAIN, Hazel – A wonderful Mother, an amazing Grandma who lived life to the full, Will be sorely missed by Angela, Samantha and Rachel. She touched many lifes, It’s a small world after all.

– Love from Keith x HAGAIN, Hazel – No farewell was spoken, We never said goodbye, You were gone so quickly, And only God knows why.

– From Glyn xxxx HAIGH, Janet (nee Banks) – In loving memory of a dear daughter, sister, sister-in-law and auntie who passed away on 25th February, 2008, aged 71 years. Reunited with husband Dennis. Nothing can ever take away, The love a heart holds dear, Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps her near.

– From your loving Mam xx. 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 Janet.

– From sister Christine and brother-in-law Malcolm xx. Dear sister 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 you.

You will always be in our hearts, Loved and missed forever.

In loving memory of a long friendship of shared joys and sorrows. Reunited with her beloved Dennis.

– Love from Liam, Linzi, Simon, – From Rowena and family, Claire and family xx – Love from granddaughter DUGGAN, Paddy – In memory Scarborough HAWORTH, Mary – Jasmin and Matt xx of a dear family friend, Paddy. In loving memory of a dear Where did all our yesterdays go? In tears we watched you sinking, Mother, Gran and Great Gran. Thanks for the memories. We watched you fade away, My heart was almost broken, – Love from Chris, Pat and all the Memories are a keepsake, In our thoughts you will always stay, You fought so hard to stay. Lynch family God bless you and keep you safe in So if you have a Nannan, DUGGAN, Paddy – His care and love,

Treasure her with care, Because you’ll never know the heartache, Until she isn’t there.

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

CLOWERY, Rose – Passed away peacefully on 3rd March, – Love from granddaughter Charlotte x – From customers, friends, Von, 2008, aged 94. COLES, Betty – In loving Terry and staff at The Silkstone In tears I watched you sinking, memory of a dear sister. DUGGAN, Patrick – – From son Bim, Gladys and I saw you fade away, A little prayer sincere and true, After ten good years, we drifted apart, My heart was broken, grandchildren Loving thoughts from us to you. You will always be here in a corner of But you fought your way to stay. BAILEY, Amelia – – From brother Jim and Flo my heart, 72 years of special memories, Silent thoughts of times together, Sadly missed. COLES, Betty – And memories that will not fade, Memories that will last forever. Thoughts go back to happy days, – From Irene I know you are still with me, Spent with you in many ways, – Love from niece Joyce and As I am with you every day. ELLIS, Geoffrey – Peacefully in Happy times we spent together, family hospital, on 4th March, 2008, – From loving husband Fred x. And memories that will last forever. BAILEY, Amelia – aged 86 years. Loving husband The Lord looked down from heaven, A special smile, a special face, Hold her in your arms Lord, of Mary and loving Dad to And saw your weary face, A special Nannan Bet we cannot Look after her with care, Stephen and daughter-in-law He then sent angels for you, replace. Make up for all she suffered, Margaret, loving Grandad to To take you to a special place. Goodbye sweetheart, I will always And all that seems unfair. love you Nannan. Emily. Late of Westfields, But we know you will not be lonely, She suffered much in silence, – Love from granddaughter For there’s someone else there too, Royston. Funeral service on Her spirit did not bend, We knew we had to say goodbye, and Steven. Stacey Thursday, 13th March, 2008 at She faced her task with courage, Gentle Jesus up above, That the time would come to part, 11 a.m. at Ardsley Crematorium. Until the very end. Please give Nannan Bet all our love, – From Betty, Denise, Keith, But although you’re not here with us, Tell her we will miss her and love her Any enquiries to Mr. Neil Asquith, You’ll be forever in our hearts. Newsomes Funeral Home, Jennifer and their families xxx always. Good night, God bless Mam, Weetshaw Close, Shafton. BENTLEY, Lynne (nee Biddle) Love you always and forever. – Love from great grandchildren Telephone Barnsley 710528 – In loving memory of a dear – From your sons Philip and Fred Jade, Stevie, Karl and Sam ELLIS, Mark – wife, daughter, Mother, sister, and daughters Eileen and Mollie. COLES, Betty – We have lived that kind of day, Resting where no shadows fall, Nannan and auntie who sadly God gave us a wonderful Mother, When none of our sorrows will go Quietly remembered by us all. passed away peacefully on 1st We loved her to the end, away, – From Joan, Gail, Diane and It goes down and down and hits the March, aged 50. We lost two precious things that day, families floor, A Mother and a friend. For my loving wife Lynne. Down and down and down some COLES, Betty – Will always be in my heart, It broke our hearts to lose you,

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JACKSON, Beatrice Aged 86, passed away 29th February 2008. Wife, Mother, Grandmother and Sister. Fold your arms around her Lord, In a never-ending hug, Please tell her how we’ll miss her, And give her all our love. – From your loving son Melvyn and daughter-in-law Jacqui. Funeral service will be held at the graveside, Barnsley Cemetery, 12 noon, Friday 7th March 2008. JACKSON, Beatrice – Time may wipe out many things, But some remain forever, Like memories of happy days, When we were all together.

– From brother Barry, sister-in- – Love from brother Derrick and Iris. law Barbara and family xx. With fond memories of a lovely When God was making aunties, aunt. He took some extra hours, He made an auntie special, – From Debra, Lee, Dominic and He made that auntie ours. Natasha.

God bless. – From heartbroken son John – From your heartbroken sister – From Rachel, Dean, Emily, and Sheila xx Jean and brother-in-law Ray xxx. Leanne, Martin and Charlie xxx Words are few, thoughts are deep, Memories of you we will always keep, Uncle Pad, HAIGH, Janet – Died 25th Happy memories of you will never be A lonely room, an empty chair, February. forgotten, Something is missing everywhere. Though your smile has gone forever, And your hand we cannot touch, We have so many memories, Of a Nannan we loved so much.

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– From son Ian, Tracey, Chris, Angela, Paul, Michael and Lindsey and greatgrand children, Daniel, Jason, Sam and Matthew xxxx HEWITT, Beryl Joyce – In loving memory of a very special wife and Mother who passed away peacefully on March 3rd, 2008. The funeral is to be held at Ardsley Crematorium on Monday, March 10th at 1.30 p.m. Donations to Barnsley Hospice. God saw you getting weary, And lifted you to rest, His garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best. He saw the road was getting tough, And the hill too hard to climb, He closed your weary eyelids, And whispered peace be thine.

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

– From David, Donna, Keira and Isabel JACKSON, Beattie – Aunt. We picture a beautiful garden, There at the gate you stand, Where loved ones gone before you, Are waiting to take your hand. A lady passed this way.

Dad. You never said goodbye Dad, Perhaps it’s just as well, For we could never have said goodbye, To a Dad we loved so well. 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 we weren’t there, The reason now I know, He knows we thought the world of you, And would never let you go. So until we meet again Dad, God keep you in His care, Good night and God bless.

– From Melanie and Robin. Grandad, Without farewell you fell asleep, But memories of you Grandad we will always keep. With love and pride we’ll speak your name, Life without you won’t be the same, 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. Good night and God bless.

– From Kerri, Luke, Jordan and Jakob. Funeral to be held at St. Peter’s Church, Tankersley, on Tuesday, 11th March at 11.30 a.m. and Grenoside Crematorium at 12.30 p.m. Graham MARSDEN, Harrington – Passed away March 2nd, 2008. 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 Roy, sister-in-law Shirley and family MARSDEN, Graham –

– From Anne and Ian. Funeral will be on Wednesday, 12th March at 11.30 a.m. at Ardsley Crematorium JOHNSON, Winnie – Her dear face I hope to see again, Though the days have passed away, Sleep on, dear Mum, take your rest, They miss you most who loved you best. All our love Mum.

– From Eileen, Ken, Garry, Lynn, – From your loving husband, son Jayne and Joe x. and daughter. God bless Great Grandma Your name we often mention, Winnie.

Love and kisses.

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– From your grandchildren Liam, Is I love you and goodbye. Thank you for being a lovely Alex, Cody and Rhianna BENTLEY, Lynne – A dear Grandma to me, I will miss you very much. Cousin.

God gave us a wonderful brother, We loved him to the end, We lost two precious things that day, A brother 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. With all our love.

You would not wish for tears or fuss, Just to be remembered by all of us.

– From friends and neighbours at Maltas Court HOPKINSON, Iris Marion – Passed away suddenly on 27th Rest in peace. You always had a smile to share, February, 2008, aged 75 years, – From Mandy xxx. Time to give and time to care, widow to Ken Hopkinson, Mum Resting where no shadows fall, The happy times we shared together, to Deborah, Ross and Heather, Will stay within our hearts forever, Quietly remembered by us all. – From Harold and Mavis Love always. God bless you Grandma. COOPER, Arthur – – From your ever loving Nan and Granny to Ben, Tom, – From Angela, Darren, Grant – From Mick, Meghan, Lorraine No farewells were spoken, Holly, Jacob and Daniel, Motherheartbroken daughter Angela No time to say goodbye, and Auntie Joan xxxxx in-law to Sarah and James. The and girls xx. xxx. You were gone before we knew it, funeral service will be held today, BENTLEY, Lynne – To Grandma. Grandma, they say that there’s a And only God knows why. May God grant you eternal rest, Friday 7th March at 12.30pm, A bouquet of flowers just for you, – From Denis, Beryl and family. reason, And comfort those you loved and left. Sprinkled with teardrops instead of Ardsley Crematorium. Any floral They say that time will heal, Uncle Arthur. With love dew, tributes should be sent to But neither time nor reason, Ours is just a simple prayer, – From Shaun and Jill Dixon xx Placed in the centre a forget-me-not, Newsomes Funeral Directors, God bless and keep you in His care. Can change the way we feel. BENTLEY, Lynne – To say we love you and miss you a Weetshaw Close, Shafton, – From Carl, Stefan, Jordan and A smile may hide the heartache, I watched you fight, right to the very lot. Barnsley, S72 8PZ or donations A tear may be wiped away, Ruth end, – From grandson Ian, Lisa and COOPER, Arthur (Gunner) – in lieu of flowers to Diabetes UK, But the heartache of losing you, I feel so proud that you were my Adam xx. Heart UK or Bliss. Any enquiries Will never go away. We never got to say goodbye, friend, Grandma, you were very special, But part of us went with you, Forever in our hearts. to Newsomes Funeral Directors, I will never forget you Lynne. Keep it safe until we meet again. What more is there to say, – Love from granddaughter telephone 01226 710528 – Love from Audrey, Bill, Louise We only wish with all our hearts, Sleep well mate. Samantha and Nick xxx and Mark xxx – From Jack and Marlene. That you were here today. Grandma, a thousand words won’t BENTLEY, Lynne – With love. COOPER, Arthur – bring you back, Much missed, – From Lynne, Debra, Dawn, A silent prayer sincere and true, I know because I’ve tried, Deepest sympathy to all Lynne’s special thought from us to you. A Hossein and James x. family. – Love from Mrs. Kitchen and And neither will a million tears, To Grandma Rose. I know because I’ve cried, – From Bev and Mark Each week the Family Notices that Josie x. As long as we have memories, You left behind some broken hearts, BENTLEY, Lynn – appear in the newspaper are uploaded COOPER, Arthur – As long as we have tears, And happy memories too,

Family Notices

Although we smile and make no fuss, No one misses you more than us, And when old times we oft recall, Then we miss you most of all.

You will never be forgotten, Never in a million years.

Your name we often mention, Our thoughts are with you still, You haven’t been forgotten, What’s more you never will.

I never wanted memories, I only wanted you. Love you lots like jellytots.

– Love from Sharon, Jack and – Love from friends Jenny, Daniel, Jan, Trevor and Lauren, – From friends, residents and – From your granddaughter Louise and Liz staff of Lavender Court, Kendray Rachel xxx Richard and Tracey.

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Always in our thoughts, Lots of love

– From Andy, Lynn and Emily

– From Don. MARSDEN, Graham – We will never forget you Graham, Or the day you slipped away, The emptiness and heartache, Is much more than words can say. You were such a special brother and uncle, Loving, strong and true, And we just want to tell you Graham, We thought the world of you. We picture a beautiful garden, And there at the gate they stand, Your Mam and Dad, Glennie and Jack, Are waiting to take your hand.

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. Forgive me Lord I’ll always weep, For the husband I loved but couldn’t keep. All my love forever.

– From Margaret. God gave us a wonderful Dad, We loved him to the end, We lost two precious things that day, A Dad and a good 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. With all our love.

– From Philip and Lisa. Deep in our hearts you will always stay, Loved and remembered every day.

OSTROM, ZOLTAN

weep, For our Grandad we loved but could never keep.

– Love from John, Leila and Shaun x. Gentle Jesus up above, Please give our Great Grandad Zolly a great big hug.

– From Elouise and Demimae xx.

I had a wonderful husband, And loved him till the end, I lost two precious things that day, My husband and my friend. Since you’ve gone first and I remain, To walk the road alone, I live in memory’s garden dear, With happy days we’ve known, I want to know each step you take, That I may know the same, For someday, down that lonely road, You’ll hear me call your name. Loving you always.

– From Jenny. Dad, you are our hero, You fought so hard to stay, But your body came so weary, To last another day. You left before we had the chance, To say our last goodbye, But in our hearts you will be forever, Till the day we die.

– Love from Shell and Paul xx. Dad, How do you write on paper, The feelings you have inside, Of the emptiness and heartache, When a Dad you loved has died. The way you had to leave us Dad, Will always seem unfair, We never thought we’d lose you, And maybe that was wrong, You always seemed a part of us, That would always carry on. Treasured thoughts of times together, My memories of you will last forever. Loving farewell, Dad.

– From Shareen and John.

– Love from Cateiliegh, Hayley, Asher, Aron, Liam, Leon and Kyra xxx MOORE, Wilfred – God saw you getting weary, No cure was meant to be, He closed His arms around you, And whispered come to me, We picture a beautiful garden, There at the gate you stand, Where loved ones gone before you, Are waiting to take your hand.

– Love from Jackie, Scott, Sharon, Adrian, Katie and Carl xxx MOORE, Wilfred – Gentle Jesus up above, Please give Wilfie a kiss from us.

– Love from Jodie, Megan, BillieMae and Matthew xx MOORE, Wilfred (Wilf) – Thoughts go back to happy days, Spent with you in many ways, Happy times we spent together, Are memories that will last forever.

– Love from Joyce. Good night, God bless Wilf.

– Love from Les. We think about you always, We talk about you too, We have so many memories, But we wish we still had you.

– Love from Julie, Gary, Amy, Ryan, Lucy and Craig. God bless Uncle Wilfy.

– Love from Milly and Archie

– From Nannan xxx PILKINGTON, Amelia – For a special niece and cousin. A special smile, a special face, A special niece, we cannot replace, We’ll miss you more than words can say, Not once a year but every day.

Nicola, you’ve left us for another world, And we don’t really know, What is waiting there for you, All we can do is hope, That there is a beautiful garden, With a pillow made of petals, Where you can rest your weary head, And peace upon you settles.

– Love from Aunty Caroline, cousins Adelle, Symone, Peter, Kelly, Sam and Stephen x ROBERTS, Nicola Jane (nee – Love from all uncles, aunties Brown) – Every time your name is mentioned, and cousins xxx You are spoken about with love, PILKINGTON, Amelia – The best friend anyone could have, A warm smile only matched by your loving heart, You spread happiness and joy, The memories we shared will remain although we are apart. Miss you always, Remember you forever.

– From Lauren and family PILKINGTON, Amelia –

The tears just keep on rolling, But then we knew they would. Our hearts are truly broken, No one can ease the pain, So good night, God bless Nicola, Until we meet again. With love.

– From Auntie Pam and Uncle Pete xx. Memories are the things to treasure, Mine of you will last forever. With love.

You were always someone special, And that’s the way you’ll stay, Remembered by us always, Each and every day.

One day God sent an angel, So sweet and full of charm, Guess what He did with that angel, He placed her in our arms. We watched her grow and flourish, She was as sweet as sweet could be, She never failed to do her best, As everyone could see. Everyone who knew her, Knew her heart was true and tender, And of everything that happened in her life, This is something they’ll remember. But one thing no one told us, That angel was only on loan, And one day when we weren’t there, God came and took you home. He called your name so gently, So only you could hear, And no one heard the footsteps, Of angels drawing near. But there are things He couldn’t take, The joy, the fun, the laughter, These are the memories we have of you, Nicola our darling daughter. Now at peace our beautiful daughter till we meet again. Forever in our hearts. Love today and always.

OXLEY, Gladys – A dear friend Gentle Jesus up above, and Mother-in-law, Gran and Please give Mummy all our love. – From your beautiful girls, Iona Great Gran. Ruby and Daisy Amelia You were always someone special, And that’s the way you’ll stay, ROBERTS, Nicky (nee Brown) Remembered by us always, – My sister so dear. Each and every day. All our love.

– From Mary, Claire and Tris, Andrew and Jill. Love and kisses Great Gran.

– From Mason and Spencer, Ewan and Bryony xxxx. You’ll be sadly missed Gladys.

– From Muriel and Susan PEARSON, Roger – Passed away peacefully on March 3rd, 2008, aged 64 years. Loving husband of Betty, dear Father of Shaun, Debbie and Glen, devoted Grandfather of Adam, Joseph and Ethan William. Funeral service at Holy Trinity, Elsecar, on Thursday, March 13th at 12 noon followed by at Grenoside committal Crematorium South Chapel at 1 p.m. Family flowers only please, but donations if desired for the Sarah Matheson Trust, cheques made payable to John Fairest, may be sent to John Fairest Funeral Home, 10-56 Penistone Road North, Wadsley Bridge, Sheffield S6 1LQ

PILKINGTON, AMELIA Died 24th February, aged 16. A dearly loved daughter, granddaughter and sister to Rebecca and Alex. To lose such a special daughter, Is really hard to bear, But we feel so blessed, To have had a daughter as beautiful as you, For you truly were our shining star, A daughter who surely would have gone far, Love and laughter was always around you, Loving and caring, kind to all those who knew you, You truly were a special girl, We will keep treasured memories of you within our hearts, So we wrap all our love around you, As we leave you in God’s care, And say goodbye to you, With a tear and a heavy heart, Until we meet again, Our beautiful special, darling daughter Amelia.

– Love from Mum, Dad and Grandad xxx. For our beautiful sweet sister Amelia. Your eyes were sparking diamonds, Which lit up the world around us, Your hair the colour of gold, Which we keep close to our hearts, Your lips were red roses, To touch your satin skin would make anyone want to hold you close, Your sweet scented perfume still decorates the house, Your laughter like little birds, singing at the break of dawn, Our dearest sister Amelia, You truly will be missed, Good night God bless, Beautiful girl, Love you lots.

– From your loving sister Becky and brother Alex xx.

And in it, Nicola, will be you. With love.

– From Aunty Barbara, Uncle Phil and Steven – Love from Karl and Jodie ROBERTS, Nicola Jane (nee ROBERTS, Nicola (nee Brown) Brown) – – Died 29th February aged 35 The gates of heaven opened today, years. To allow an angel to pass their way,

– From Mum and Dad xxxx

Lots of love and kisses.

Gentle Jesus up above, Please give Grandad all our love, Good night, God bless.

Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard, but always near, Still loved, still missed, still very near. ‘God bless’.

– From cousin Michelle x ROBERTS, Nicola Jane (nee – Love from Scarlett, Connor, Brown) – The book of life you cannot buy, Bev and Shane xxx It’s very rare, but true, PILKINGTON, Amelia – It’s a special book called memories,

– From loving daughter = child (Julie) and husband Alan xxx. Forgive us Lord, we will always

God saw you were weary, He did what He thought best, He took you in His loving arms, And whispered come to rest. Rest in peace Graham.

PILKINGTON, Amelia – Dearest ROBERTS, Nicola Jane (nee Brown) – granddaughter

Remembering a good friend, God grant you eternal rest, Comfort those you loved and left, Deepest sympathy to all family.

– Love from Duane, Donna, Neil, Thomas and Finley x. MARSDEN, Graham –

– Love from Rita and Pete xx. MARSDEN, Graham –

GRIEVSON, THOMAS WILLIAM (BILL)

If loving could have saved you, You never would have died. Forgive me Lord I’ll always weep, For the Mum I loved, but couldn’t keep. Take good care of her Dad, wrap your arms around her and give her a kiss from me, cos she was the best Mum in the world. In my heart you will always stay, my Mum, my best friend.

– From David Shirt x NICHOLS, Edmund Oakley – Loving memories of a dear Grandfather who will be sadly missed.

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

God gave me a wonderful brother, And he was loved to the end, But God saw you getting weary, And lifted you to rest. God’s garden must be beautiful, He always takes the best. Good night, God bless Graham.

– Love from grandchildren Bethany, Joshua and Scott – From Lewis, Meg and George MARTIN, Brian – A silent prayer sincere and true, From John, Mandy and xxx – A special thought from us to you, KENT, Ian – grandchildren Resting where no shadows fall, A silent prayer sincere and true, Quietly remembered by us all. HEWITT, George Alfred – In A special thought from us to you. – Love from Eric, Avril, Marion loving memory of a very special – From all at Maltas Court more. Nannan, He took you when I wasn’t and Les xxx Dad, Grandad and Great Memories of a loving and special But you didn’t go alone, (adapted from The Clash). there, MAWSON, John Robert – Grandad who passed away on wife, For part of us went with you, Mark, you will never know how much The reason now I know, LEE, Retired local police sergeant, Will love you forever. February 28th, 2008, aged 87 The day God called you home. you will be missed, He knew I thought the world of you, South Yorkshire. On the 20th All my love. years. Reunited with his dear Ever the gentleman, always kind. – Love from son Phillip and Nina And would never let you go. BEATRICE MURIEL February. peacefully in St. – From Nigel xxx. With love. wife Annie who passed away on Love always. and family xx. (Miss Lee, sister of In tears I saw you sinking, Wilfred’s, aged 69. Beloved – From great granddaughter – From your friends and February 10th, 2008. Mother, you left us, Nurse Margaret Lee) I watched you fade away, husband of Hazel, Father of We picture a beautiful garden, colleagues at Probation Lauren xx. This sad and sorrowful day, My heart was almost broken, There at the gate you stand, Christine and Peter, Father-inFITZPATRICK, Mary – Passed away Sunday, 2nd March, When God sent His angels, COLES, Betty – But you fought so hard to stay, Where the loved one gone before law to Martin and Caroline, Lovely memories of childhood days, God saw you getting weary, To take your soul away. aged 91. Funeral service to be God knows I thought the world of you, you, Spent with you in many ways, Grandad to Dan, Joe, William, And did what He thought best, Our pain is everlasting, held at Kexborough Methodist And would never let you go. Is waiting to take your hand. You will be in my thoughts and He put His arms around you, Tom and Hannah. Funeral And will never be undone, But when I saw you sleeping, Chapel on Monday, 10th March at God bless. prayers always Mary. And whispered come to rest. service to take place at But in our hearts you’ll always be, So peaceful, free from pain, All dear love and God bless. – From Patricia and Alan xxx. 2.30pm followed by service at No matter how life changes, Our very special Mum. Eastbourne Crematorium on I could not wish you back, – From your friend David Shirt x Grandad, No matter what we do, Ardsley Crematorium. Monday 3rd March. Family – From Fred and Maria. To suffer that again. We saw you getting weary, A special place within our hearts, Light refreshments at flowers only but donations to St. Mam, No words can express the loss I feel, We’d seen it once before, Is always kept for you. Kexborough Chapel. I will love you and miss you forever. You never failed to do your best, Wilfred’s Hospice via Haine & You’d recently lost your wife, – Love from Annalene, Jessica Any enquiries to Michael Hadfield, With whom you’d spent your life, Son, 19 South Street, – From your loving daughter Your heart true and tender, and Darcy x So you said a little prayer, You gave so much to us you loved, Funeral Director Eastbourne, BN21 4UJ Claire and Nigel xxx. COLES, Betty – Please God, take me there, And this we will always remember. MOORE, Wilf – In loving Telephone Barnsley 733444 To our Mum, the greatest. He knew you were in pain, Up to heaven above, – Love from Eileen, Alvin and And couldn’t take any more, Your hand I’d love to hold, memory of a very loving Dad, To be with the one I love. So now you sleep Betty, Your smile I’d love to see, LEIGH, Jack – family. Grandad and Great Grandad. All our love. And suffer no more. Your voice I’d love to hear, A special smile, a special face, We sat beside your bedside, Good night, God bless Grandma – From Richard and Tracey xxx. A special friend we will never replace. We held your hand with love, God bless. Yet we know this cannot be. Rose. God came calling the other day, We stroked your head so tenderly, But your memories I hold so dear, – From Terry and Jen – Love from Ryan, Bethany and – From Margaret, Jan and Trish He took Grandma and Grandad prayed to God above. Will always live on in me. and family x MANIFOLD, George William – And Hewitt away, Dominic. Passed away suddenly on 3rd In tears we saw you sinking, All our love now and forever. COLES, Betty – He didn’t give us chance to say, March 2nd, 2008, peacefully On The memories of you will never grow We watched you fade away, March, 2008 at home. – From Mark and Rachel xxx. A silent prayer sincere and true, We love you both very much. old, at Mount Vernon Hospital, Our hearts were almost broken, Cremation at Ardsley A special thought from us to you. No one sees my broken heart, – From Ayrton and Declan xxx. They are locked in our hearts in You fought your best to stay. Barnsley aged 94 years. Of Crow Crematorium at 12 noon on That lies behind my smile, – From Linda, Stephen and Every day in some small way, letters of gold, Edge near Sheffield. The dearly God called your name so gently, No one knows the loneliness, Monday, 10th March. Family family Memories of you come our way, So only you could hear, We hold back the tears when we That’s with me all the while, loved husband of Doreen, a dear And no one heard the footsteps, flowers only, donations to COLES, Betty – Though absent you are always near, mention your name, You were my best friend, soulmate brother-in-law and uncle. brother, silent prayer sincere and true, A Still missed, loved and always dear. Cancer Research. Of angels drawing near. But the ache in our hearts will always too, A special thought from me to you. – From Jonathan, Julie and Alex. Service and cremation at Night night, God bless Dad. Sadly missed by all his family. remain. That’s why I will never ever forget – From Bessie x Grandad George, reunited with Huddersfield Crematorium on Another day, another dollar. Love always Nanan. you. HAGAIN, Hazel – In loving his beloved Annie and his little Tuesday, March 11th, at 2.00pm. – From Susan and Keith xx. COOPER, Arthur – – From grandson Pete and Adele God called your name so gently, Love you forever. memory of a dear Mum and girl, Joanie. Will friends please accept this A special thanks to our Jason, xxx. – From sister Carol xxx. So only you could hear, Grandma, who passed away on I’m sure they’re happy. the only intimation. Family Karen and Emma for all the love If my love could have saved you, Silent thoughts of times together, And no one heard the footsteps, 29th February 2008. Funeral to – Love from Shaun and Antonio. flowers only please, donations in and support you gave to us and You would not have died, Memories that will last forever, Of angels drawing near. Grandad xxx. We all thank take place today (Friday), Memories are a keepsake, If my tears could bring you back, He took you when we weren’t there, Good night, God bless Nanan. lieu if desired may be left for the With which we never part, Barnsley Hospice, day carers, You would be by my side. 2.15pm at Ardsley Parish God has you in His keeping, – From great grandchildren Dan, The reason now we know, R.N.I.B. care of F. Lindley and night sitters, my rock Katie, He knows we thought the world of Bless you love. Church. Pete and Ben xxx. We have you in our hearts. Son, Funeral Directors, you, Macmillan Nurse and Uncle Don – From Mum xxx. Mum, writing this without you, God saw you getting weary, – Love from Andrea, Rob, Tyler, Hepworth, near Holmfirth, for his support through this sad And wouldn’t let you go. A silent prayer sincere and true, Is the hardest thing I’ve had to do, And lifted you to rest, Lee, Leon and Chad. Miss you always, Dad. telephone 01484 682732 A special thought from us to you, time. Also Michael Hadfield, God’s garden must be beautiful, Remembering the good times. – From daughter Yvonne and Cos without you there to help me, MARSDEN, Graham – A dear Funeral Director. Thank you all. We are going to miss you Auntie I don’t know how I’ll get through. He always takes the best. – Love from Mary Paul, daughter Carol and Mark, Lynne. husband, Dad and Grandad who God saw you getting weary, It broke my heart to lose you, HEWITT, George Alfred – – From Laura, Lee, Shaun and – Love from Chris, Sue, Adam, daughter Helen and Lee. passed away on Sunday, 2nd He did what He thought best, You did not go alone, Ours is just a simple prayer, Amber, Brad and Zak xx. A special smile, a special face, He took you in His loving arms, Hayley xxx. March, aged 70. Part of me went with you, God bless and keep you in His care. And whispered come to rest. In loving memory of my Grandma A special Grandad we cannot replace. Though your smile has gone forever, To lose a husband you dearly love, The day God called you home. – From sister-in-law Hazel, Carol Keep on smiling Grandad. who passed away on 3rd March. – From grandchildren Darrell, A million times I’ve needed you, And your hand we cannot touch, Is hard beyond belief, and family – Love from Jason, Kerry, Karen, Kerry, Connor and Jack We have so many memories, I want to write a verse for you, Your heart comes near to breaking, A million times I’ve cried, Trace, Emma and Paul xxx. George – HEWITT, COOPER, Arthur – Of a Nannan we loved so much. But it hurts too much to try, And no one knows your grief. Our thoughts are with you still, You haven’t been forgotten, What’s more you never will.

All dear love and God bless.

We did not know that morning, The sorrow that day would bring, When God put His arm around you, And we could not do a thing. If loving could have saved you, You never would have died, But now we know God’s taken you, Back to Hungary, your homeland, Where you started your first life. God bless x.

– Love from Edna and Carl, Richard and Jane, Andrea and Paul and Keith xx MARTIN, Bryan – In loving – Love from Carole, Stuart, memory of a much loved Marilyn, Valerie, Sharon and husband, Dad and Grandad, families passed away suddenly on 2nd JACKSON, Beattie – March, 2008, aged 69. Service to A joke, a laugh, a song or two, be held at Ardsley Crematorium That is how I will remember you. at 11.30 a.m. Monday, 10th – From Ann and family March. JOHNSON, Winnie – On the winding road of life, 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 Mum. Thinking of you always, All our love.

MORRIS, Ernest – Of Spring Gardens, Hoyland, died February 29th, 2008 aged 86. The dearly loved husband of Francis. Courtage to leave above residence 11.00am. Service Hoyland Methodist Chapel, 11.15am, Service Greenoside Crematorium, North Chapel, 12.30 on Monday, March 10th. Family flowers only, donations to Hoyland Methodist Chapel, C/O Mr J.Cook. All enquiries to Cooks Funeral Service, Telephone Barnsley 743283 NEARY, Betty – In loving memory of a dear neighbour.

The cruel call I received, On that fateful day, Words so harsh, To be told in that way. They had got it wrong, Their words so untrue, You would surely call me later, I knew it was not you. But moments later, on Mum and Dad’s face, Their pain was so clear, I had to accept, I’d lost my sister so dear. My heart is numb, Part of me lost forever, My only wish, We should still be together. I’m so lonely Nicky, Since God took you away, Part of me is missing, Things will never be the same. I want to feel you near, I hang my head and cry, Wishing you were here, I want you to talk to me, Like you used to do. Why, oh why, did God choose you? Until we meet again.

– Love from Natalie and Paul xxx A shining light, A guiding star, A special aunt, That’s what you are.

Sweet, gentle, warm and kind, No better angel will you find. Our goodbyes we didn’t say, But in time, come what may, Reunited, we’ll be together once more, When we pass through heaven’s door. And as we pass through pearly gates, We know a beautiful angel awaits. God bless.

– From Aunty Gwyneth, Uncle Kevin and Thomas xxx SANDERS, George Thomas – Died peacefully in Barnsley Hospice 29th February 2008. Thanks to all the staff for their kindness. God saw you getting weary, He did what He thought best, He took you in His loving arms, And whispered come to rest. God bless.

– From wife Carole and son Stephen xx SANDERS, George – You loved to hear the blackbirds sing, It gave you so much pleasure, Those summer days we laughed and cried, Are memories we will treasure.

– From Mags, Alan, Leslie and Sonny SANDERS, George – The gates of heaven opened wide, A special guest was on his way, The day the Lord took George away, Where loved ones gone before you.

– From Nannan. God saw you getting weary, No cure was meant to be, He closed His arms around you, And whispered come to me, We picture a beautiful garden, There at the gate you stand, Where loved ones gone before you, Are waiting to take your hand.

– From Ruth, Werner, Uwe, Elly, Anja, Rudiger, Connie, Grandma and all the family in Germany ROBERTS, Nicola Jane (nee Brown) – As angels keep their watch up there, Please God, just let her know, That we down here do not forget, We loved and miss her so. Deep in our hearts lies a picture, Of a loved one laid to rest, In memory’s frame we shall keep it, Because she was one of the best.

– Love from Aunty Llewella, Uncle Alan, Richard, Samantha and families xxx ROBERTS, Nicola Jane (nee Brown) – Losing you is like the sun going down, Fly free angel, fly free.

– Love from Aunty Pat, Mark, Angela and family xx ROBERTS, Nicola Jane (nee Brown) – A much loved niece who died on 29th February. You always had a special place in my heart Nicola. 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 we weren’t there, The reason now we know, He knows we thought the world of you, And would never let you go. We will never forget you Nicola, Or the day you were taken away, The emptiness and the heartache, Are much more than words can say. You were such a special niece, Loving, kind and true, And we just want to tell you Nicola, 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 love you so. God bless. With love.

– From Aunty Susan, Uncle Dwayne and Alex xx. I cannot bring the old days back, Your smiles I cannot see, I treasure now the memories, Of days that used to be. Thinking of you Nicola.

– Love from Tamara xx ROBERTS, Nicola (nee Brown) – A beautiful niece who passed away on 29th February. A sea of faces cross my path, I was sure that one was you, But then a voice from heaven said, That you were one of the chosen few, And when I looked into the sky, You felt so very close, I saw you stood out from the rest, A perfect, pale pink rose. God bless.

– Love from Aunty June and Uncle Steve xx. Ours is just a simple prayer, God keep you safe in His care.

– From cousins Fay Stephen, Lee and gang xx

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WILLIAMS, Sue –

Deaths STIRLAND, Yvonne Marjorie – I thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new, I thought about you yesterday, And days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name, All I have are memories, And your picture in a frame. Your memory is my keepsake, With which I’ll never part, God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart. Safe in the arms of our Kevin, We love you and miss you Mam.

– From Carolanne and Bruce x. 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 Nannan.

– From Nicola, Amy and Leah x. When God decided to take you, He gathered up thousands of angels and a brimful of love, And took you to a better place. We said good night the night before, But didn’t say goodbye, We can’t believe you’ve gone from us, There’s only God knows why. He saw you getting weary, And lifted you to rest, His garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best. We think about you always, And talk about you too, We have so many memories, But wish we still had you. We feel your arms around us, And you’ll always be so near, A touch of hand, a little kiss, It’s you Mum, we have no fear. A million stars come out each night, But it’s yours that shines, oh so bright. Our Mum, our friend, our everything, No matter how life changes, No matter what we do, A special place within our hearts, Is always there for you. Be with our Kevin, your Mam, Dad and Elsie. Till we meet again.

As angels keep their watch up there, Please God, just let her know, That we down here do not forget, We loved and miss her so.

– From your heartbeat Owen x TAYLOR, Keneth – In loving memory of a dear Dad, Grandad, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and great uncle. To think we could not say goodbye, Before you closed your eyes, Your life was full of kindly deeds, And helping hands for others’ needs. Sincere and true in heart and mind, Beautiful memories are left behind. Never more than just a thought away, Loved and remembered every day. Simply the best.

Lots of love.

– From Shane and Sharon xxx WILLIAMS, Sue –

WILLIAMS, Sue – Rest in peace Sue.

– Love from your friends and neighbours, Neil, Andrea and family WILLIAMS, Sue – A dear friend Sue. Remembering the good times we all Your cheery ways and pleasant face, Quietly remembered by us all.

– Love from Pam, Allan and family xx. WILLIAMS, Sue – Rest in peace Sue, Miss you.

– Love from Sheila xx WILLIAMS, Sue – You always had a smile to share, Time to give, time to care, Loving nature, heart of gold, Memories of you we will always hold. A chat, a joke, a laugh or two, This is how we’ll remember you. Birthday wishes to heaven above, Sent from us with all our love.

A special thought from us to you.

Memories that will last forever. Together again with Shelly and Jade.

Rest after weariness, peace after pain, We would not wake you to suffer again.

– From your loving family, 19952008 Elsie – STANSFIELD, Peacefully on March 5th, 2008 at Elmsdale Residential Home, Skelmanthorpe, aged 93 years. The dearly loved wife of the late Harry, the much loved Mother of Gordon and Cynthia, Mother-inlaw of Robert and a dear Grandma of Alexandra. Will friends please meet for service at Ardsley Crematorium at 12 noon on Wednesday 12th March. Family flowers only, donations in lieu of flowers would be appreciated for Elmsdale Residential Home Resident’s Fund, c/o Morley, Rhodes and Wainwright Funeral Directors, 12 Radcliffe Street, Skelmanthorpe, Huddersfield, HD8 9AF. Will friends please accept this, the only intimation. STENTON, Mona – Died on Tuesday 26th February at Barnsley District General Hospital. Funeral at St. Mary’s Parish Church, Worsbrough, 1.30 pm on Tuesday March 11th

STIRLAND, YVONNE MARJORIE

Passed away 22nd February, 2008, aged 63 years. Beautiful wife, loving Mother, wonderful Nannan and loyal friend. 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.

– From your loving husband Granville.

One year has passed since that sad day, You closed your eyes and slipped away, You left so quietly without a fuss, And broke the hearts of all of us. Always in our hearts forever. Love you Caine xxx

– From Dad, Auntie Gwen, Kez, Becky, Natasha, Muss, Marley, Jade and Ricky xxx. FROGGATT and MARSHALL, Lynn, George and Clarice – In loving memory of a dear Mam, Grandad and Nanna who died 4th, 3rd and 2nd March respectively. Missing you always, Loved forever.

Till we meet again.

– From Cynthia and John – From Pauline, Bill and family – From Christopher and Freya xx WOOLEY, Kenneth – In loving HARDY, Michael – In loving TAYLOR, Ken – A wonderful memory of a dear brother-in-law memory of a dear husband and who passed away on 5th March Dad, died March 8th, 1996. friend and neighbour. Silent thoughts of times together, in Scarborough Hospital. Deep are the memories,

– From your loving son Wilfred and Norma xx SANDERSON, Eileen –

Our sweetheart Rachel, We’ve all shed a tear, For the one we loved, But could not have near, We’ve brought you back home, And there you will stay, Where no one can ever, Take you away, At least we got to say goodbye, Our memories of you will never die. Night, God bless Rache.

ELLISON, CAINE CHARLES

WILLIAMS, SUSAN

– Love from Rita and John WROE, Margaret – 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 my 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. Love forever.

– From Gill and Garry.

In loving memory of my dear wife who passed away 29th February, 2008. Should you go first and I remain, To walk the road alone, I’ll live in memories’ garden dear, With happy days we’ve known. Should you go first and I remain, For battles to be fought, Each thing you’ve touched along the way, Will be a hallowed spot. I’ll hear your voice, I’ll see you smile, Though blindly I may grope, The memory of your helping hand, Will carry me on with hope. We’ve known so much of happiness, We’ve had our cup of joy, A memory is one gift of God, That death cannot destroy. Should you go first and I remain, One thing I’d have you do, Walk slowly down that long lone path, For soon I’ll follow you. I’ll want to know each step you take, That I may walk the same, For someday down that lonely road, You’ll hear me call your name.

– From loving husband Stuart xx. WILLIAMS, Sue – Of all the days throughout our life, The saddest one has come, For life will never be the same, Without our loving Mum. And though our heart is breaking, And it will for quite a while, We’ll remember all the love she gave, The radiance of her smile. Our Mother’s love provided the rock, We built our life upon, It stays with us forever, So we can carry on. Love and miss you always.

We shed a tear that you are gone, And smile because you lived, But those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day. When someone that you love becomes a memory, The memory becomes a treasure, If love could have saved you Mum, You would have lived forever. Love to a dear Mum and Grandma.

– Love from Rachel x. You would not wish for tears or fuss, Just to be remembered by us.

– Love from Mam xx. WHITHAM, John James – Never more than a thought away, Loved and remembered every day.

Your smile is in a photograph, We look at you every day, Your memory is in our hearts, And will never go away. Happy birthday Lee.

Precious they stay, No passing of time, Can take them away. Love always.

Loved always.

Love always.

Birthday Memoriams

– From Kathleen, George and family PARKER, Don – Birthday memories of a much loved ATKINSON, Trevor – Birthday husband, Dad, Grandad and wishes for a special husband, Great Grandad on your 76th birthday, 7th March. Dad and Grandad, March 6th. Everlasting love.

– From Dorothy and family xx BEDFORD, Harold – Birthday memories of a loving husband, Dad, Father-in-law and Grandad on 12th March. If birthday wishes could come true, Ours would be to still have you, Deep in our hearts you will always stay, Loved and remembered every day.

– From wife Sheila, Gary, Neil, Jane, Alice, Joanna, Charlotte and Sam CHAPPELL, Paul – March 6th.

– Love from wife Jean, sons, daughters and grandchildren xxx PRITCHARD, Iris – If birthday wishes could come true, Ours would be to still have you, Love always, God bless.

– From Iain, Janis, Clair, Sara, Ian and Jamey Happy birthday, miss you, PRITCHARD, Iris – Birthday Lots and lots of love. memories for our much loved – From Mam and Dad Mam who would have been 75 CUNLIFFE, David Roy – years old, March 7th. Special birthday memories for a Memories of you are lovingly kept, dear husband and Dad on his You were too special to ever forget. – From Andrew, Kerry, Alarnnah 70th birthday, 12th March. and Ayrton. Our thoughts are with you Roy, In a very special way, Not only on your birthday, But every single day, Love and miss you very much.

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

– From Mary, Trevor, Nicola and Kerry THOMPSON, Douglas – Special – From your loving wife Mary and birthday memories for 12th son Jason xxx March. DUTY, Anthony – Precious Just a tribute, true and tender, memories of my husband’s 64th Just to show we will remember. – From Nancy and Jean birthday, March 10th. I pray to God to give me strength, WHITELEY, Sue – To bear my heavy cross, For one knows but He, The love that I have lost. Whatever else in life I do my darling, My prayer is to be with you. Till we meet again, Wait for me. I love you.

– From Julia, Howard, Paul, Neil, Joy and Emily xxx NOBLE, Sybil – In loving memory of a dear Mum, Grandma and Little Mammam who passed away 10th March, 2007 and remembering Dad, – From Pat xxx. Geoff who passed away 5th Love and miss you always. – From Marc and Courtney xxx. April, 1999. DUTY, Tony – Remembering our Your name we often mention, Our thoughts are with you still, special friend. You haven’t been forgotten, – From Graham, Janet and What’s more you never will. family – Love from Angela, Alan, Nicola, DUTY, Tony – Birthday Craig, Rachael, Alex and Joshua memories of a loving Dad and RODGERS, Jean – In loving memory of a dear friend who Grandad for 10th March.

– From Mag and Michael INESON, Harold – Precious memories of a dearly loved husband, Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad who died on March 7th, 2007. Remembering our wedding anniversary, March Loved and remembered every day. passed away on 8th March, 12th. – From Andrea, Antony, Michael 2007. There’s a land that isn’t far away, and Marc x. Memories are forever, I go there every night, Where I see you in my dreams, And once more I hold you tight, And when dawn arrives, And you’re not by my side, Once more my heart is breaking, With the ache I feel inside. For when I had you by my side, You were the meaning to each day, And life has never been the same, Since you went away. God bless, love you.

We cannot share your birthday, Or send a card with love, We cannot put our arms around you, We only wish we could. We thought about you yesterday, And the day before that too, We will think about you tomorrow, And our whole life through. Happy birthday.

It’s your birthday, But you’re not here, No card to send, No present to give, To us you were special, Not only on your birthday, But every day. We hold you close within our hearts, And there you will remain. Loved and missed.

– From Alan, Adrian, Jules, Ollie and Joanne WILLIAMS, Roger – Birthday memories of a loving husband, Dad, brother and son-in-law who would have been 50 on 6th March, 2008. 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 your wife Julie, daughter Kirsty, son Nathan, – From Emma, Amy, Connor, Sandra, Roy, Karen, Laura, Lee, India, Courtney, Kieron, Steve, Kelly and family xxx WILLIAMS, Roger – Happy Rhys and Niamh x – From Margaret, Tony and GILL, Alan – birthday brother on your 50th, family xx March 6th. Died December 2nd, 1972. ROTHERHAM, John – Left us Just thinking of the thoughtful things, Remembering you is easy, Being without you is hard, 5th March, 2007. That you have said and done, Lasting all life through, Ours are very precious Jean, Because they are of you. Love and miss you always.

Think about you every day, We are apart but together always. Love and miss you.

Missing you, Grandad.

And loving you a little more dear son, For each and every one. R.I.P.

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Wedding Anniversary Memoriams

LAWRENCE, John William

– From loving sister Frances Ann and brother-in-law Ernest. WROE, Margaret – 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. Now we have only the memory dear Margy, To remember the rest of our lives, But the sweetness will linger forever, As we treasure the image of you.

– From Doreen, Kate, Hannah and Brian WROE, Margaret – Remembering a dear sister. Reunited with loved ones gone before, God bless.

There wasn’t any warning, No last word of goodbye, I’ll never understand it, However much I try. One day you were with me, The next you were gone, Leaving me bewildered, Having to go on. I wear a smile for everyone, To try and hide the pain, But I’ll never really be happy, Until I’m in your arms again. From loving wife Lynn xxx. 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.

– From sister June YADAV, Desh – Remembering our caring family doctor, who passed away on the 4th March, – Love from Dawn, Vicky, Shaun, 2008. John, Ian and Toni xxx. You would not wish for tears or fuss, Just to be remembered by us.

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

These are the memories I will hold. God bless Daz.

– Love from Richard xx SEMLEY, Zoe – Treasured memories of a much loved daughter, sister and auntie who tragically died on 8th March, 1991. My heart still aches with sadness. Eternal love.

– From Mum. Hi Sis, love you.

A special angel in heaven above, Looking over us and sending love.

– From Maddie and Chloe TAYLOR Katie – Precious memories of a dear Mum and Nannan who passed away 6th March, 2007. Remembering with love is easy, We do it every day, Missing you is the heartache, That never goes away, Love you always.

away, But we think of you every day. Never to be forgotten.

– Love from Jean, Muriel and family xx KING, Hilda – In loving memory of Mum, Nannan and Great Nannan for March 10th,1985.

– From loving husband Les and Lee, Karen, Jan, Emma and Jenny xxx BARRACLOUGH, Neil – In loving memory of a dear son who died 12th March, 1996. Your name we often mention, Only a thought away.

The book of life you cannot buy, It’s very rare but true, It’s a special book called memories, And in it Syd, is you.

– From your ever loving wife Dorothy In our hearts you will always stay, Loved and remembered every day.

Memories hold you ever near, As time unfolds another year. Remembering the old days of family times together, Our memories will last forever. Loved and remembered every day, Forever wishing you were here. God bless.

– From your loving wife Shirley, – Love from Daniel and Lauren Diane, Susan, Keith, Alan, Laura and Liam xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xx

– Love from Mam, sister Amanda, Danny, Lee, Jake and Mollie xxx GUEST, Terry – 9th March. Birthday wishes to heaven we send, With broken hearts that will never end. Love and miss you. If birthday wishes could come true, Ours would be to still have you.

– Love from Tracy, Ian, Chantelle and Stacey x GUEST, Tez – In loving memory of a very much loved brother and uncle on his birthday. – Love from bro Tom, Dawn, Ryan and Jordon xxxx GUEST, Tez – Would have been 46 on 9th March.

– From Kevin, Sharron, Ryan, Look around your heaven Lord, Find the one I loved, Dawn, Michael and Luke xx Wish him happy birthday, TOON, Edith –

Memoriams

Though your smile has gone forever, And your hand we can not touch, We still have precious memories, Of the one we love so much.

you so, Love you always and forever, God bless sweetheart.

– From Toni, Neil, Bev and Dale. – From Mam and Dad x.

– From Hilary and Barry, Jackie and Jill x – Love from David, Owen, Alex, A Mam is a treasure, We want to keep forever. Libby, Ciaran and Gabrielle. – Love from all the family x Son-in-law. TRUEMAN, Fred – No more tomorrows for us to share, But yesterday’s memories will always Remembering your passing on BALL, Joyce Mary – In loving be there. 5th March, 1998, also your memory of a dear wife, Mum and – Love from Jean and Joe birthday 28th February. Your name we often mention, Nannie who left us 9th March, JACKSON, William (Willie) – Our thoughts are with you still, 1999. R Willie, two years ago you passed

– From your ever loving daughter – From Kayleigh, Terri, Naomi, Jennifer, Raymond and family Leanne, Brandon and Destiny BEXON, George Ernest – xxx Special memories of a much WILLIAMS, Sue – loved husband, Dad and You never failed to do your best, Grandad who passed away nine Your heart was true and tender, years ago today, 9th March, You gave so much to those you 1999. 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.

I cannot find a verse or words, To say how much I miss you John, Thinking of you always.

MCNICHOLAS, Lee – 5th March, 1987 to 10th June, 1987. Treasured birthday memories of a dear son, brother and uncle who would have been 21 years old on 5th March.

– From Frank, Jan and family xxxxx – From John xx From Dad – – From your loving wife Avis xxx RUSE, Darren Ian – 9th March, GLOVER, Catherine – Precious – From Graham, Marie, Kayleigh INESON, Harold – 2007. birthday memories of a dear What would be our perfect day, and Natalie x. Another year has been and gone, God called your name so softly, Memories of you live on and on. If we could fetch you home to stay. darling daughter and sister on So only you could hear, Love always. Miss you Dad. March 10th. And no one heard the footsteps, – Love from daughter Denise, – From Annette, Reg, Linda, Birthday wishes to you we send, Of angels drawing near. Brian and Michael With broken hearts that will never Llew and grandchildren – Love from Holly JACKSON, William – Precious RUSE, Darren Ian – Passed mend, WROE, Margaret – We talk to you like you’re still here, away 9th March, 2007. memories of a dear husband, You always had a smile to share, No matter how life changes, With a tear in our eyes we whisper No matter what we do, Dad and Grandad, passed away Time to give, time to care, low, A special place within our hearts, A loving nature, a heart of gold, 11th March, 2006. Happy birthday Catherine we miss Will always be kept for you.

– Love from Mum and Paul xx BEARDSHALL, Sydney – In loving memory of a dear – From Vicki, Butch, Terry and husband, Dad and Grandad who Dani xxxx. passed away 13th March, 1985. WILLIAMS, Sue – To lose a Nanan we dearly love, Is hard beyond belief, Our heart comes near to breaking, And no one knows our grief. We had a wonderful Nanan, And loved her till the end, We lost two precious things that day, Our Nanan and our friend. Love and miss you loads.

he has lived, You can close your eyes and pray that he’ll come back, Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left, Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him, Or you can be full of the love you shared, You can turn your back on tomorrow, And live for yesterday, Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday, You can remember him and only that he’s gone, Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on, You can cry and close your mind, Be empty and turn your back, Or you can do what he’d want, Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

– Love from Chris, Eddy, Jacqui, – From your girls Claire – Love from Ben xxx Trevor, Jamie and Jordan x GOODLAD, Marlene – 10th WILLIAMS, Sue – and Louise xx A chat, a joke, a laugh or two, March, 2007, remembering our This is how we will always remember dearest friend, Marlene. MOODY, Bill – Memories of a you. We will always remember you with much loved Dad, Grandad and – Love from Gill, Sean and family love, Great Grandad who died on 11th xx You can never be replaced, March, 2002. Not forgetting his WOOD, Alan – Rest in peace Marny, birthday, 17th March. A silent prayer sincere and true,

Love you Grandad, God bless.

God saw you getting weary, And did what He thought best, He took you to His garden, For the beautiful and the best. No matter how life changes, No matter what we do, Our love will always be there, Our special love for you.

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 loved you so.

Put your arms around her Lord, Give her all your care, Make up for all she suffered, And all that seemed unfair. God bless. From Auntie Iris, Stephen, Jacqueline and families

– Love from Richard and Brenda SANDERSON, Eileen –

– Love from Pauline, Bill and family

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

WHITHAM, John James –

McCarthy, Joe

We thank God every time we remember you.

A million times we’ve thought of you, A million times we’ve cried, If love alone could have saved you, You never would have died, In life we loved you dearly, In death we love you still, In our hearts you hold a place, No one could ever fill, It broke our hearts to lose you, But you didn’t go alone, For part of us went with you, The day God took you home.

You never failed to do your best,

LUNN, Eric – Treasured memories of a loving husband, Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad who passed away on 10th March, 2007.

– Love from sister Pearl, Danny and Lauren xxx WHITHAM, John – In memory of – Love from Mam and Dad xxx. a dear brother. – Love from Reanne, Jodie and Sadly missed. memories of a rocking – From loving wife Rosemary, – From your loving wife Lucy and – From Dennis, Joan and all the Birthday Scott xxx brother whose 21st birthday is on son Dean and family, son Ian, family x WILLIAMS, Sue – family 5th March. No one sees the broken heart, Diane and family MANLEY, Beatrice Evelyn – WHITHAM, John James – There should have been a party, That lies behind my smile, BUTCHER, Christine – Passed away March 9th, 2006. Just to say we miss you so much. With friends and fun and a few beers, No one knows the loneliness, In loving memory of a dear Time unfolds another year, – Love from sister Ann, Graham Instead we have memories, That’s with me all the while. But memories keep you ever near. And we hold them so dear. Mother, 11th March, 2007. and family Silent tears do gently fall, From all the family One year has passed, – – Love from Brett, Nat and kids John – WHITHAM, That others do not see, You’re still in our hearts, xxx. Gone from our lives, For a kind and loving Mum, Miss you more than words can say. As angels keep their watch up there, But forever in our hearts. Who meant the world to me. – Love from your son and Teresa Please God just let him know, – From Sheila and Grenville – Love from Chez and Neil. we down here do not forget, xx As angels keep their watch up there, WHITTY, Anne – In loving That We love and miss him so. COOPER, Sandra – Fell asleep Please God just let her know, memory of dear Mum, Nanna Happy 21st birthday. 8th March, 2006. That we down here do not forget, and Great Grandma, who – Love from Glynn and Scott xxx. A wonderful wife, woman and aide, We loved and missed her so. passed away on the 11th March, You will always be loved, – Love from Sarah, Shelby and One who was better God never 2007. In memory and heart, made, Kailen xx A silent tear, a silent prayer, Those who know you knew, wonderful worker, loyal and true, WILLIAMS, Susan – In memory A God bless and keep you in His care. That you were taken before your time One in a million, that, wife was you. of my darling sister. was up. – Love from all the family xx Just in your judgement, always right, God saw you getting weary, Honest and liberal, ever upright, George – You always had the brightest smile, WOODWARD, Beloved Dad, And lifted you to rest, Loved by friends and all you knew, Treasured memories of a You will always be in our memory, His garden must be beautiful, and forever, till the end of time. A wonderful wife, that wife was you. who passed away on wonderful husband, Dad and Now He only takes the best, WIth love on your 21st. – From husband Barry xx who passed away 9th Grandad He saw the world was getting tough, 10th March, 2007. – Love from Neill, Emma, And the hill to hard too climb, March, 2006. Mackenzie and baby Lee xxx He closed your weary eyelids, A garden of beautiful memories, You can shed tears that he MILTHORPE, Arthur – 8th And whispered peace be thine. Sprayed with a million tears. has gone, Good night Susan, our love will never – Love from Margaret, Julie, March. Happy birthday uncle, fade. Steve and Tom xxx Or you can smile because To heaven we send,

We will not forget you Nannan, Nor ever will be, As long as life and memory last, We will remember thee.

– Love from Lorraine and Pete shared, They are a pleasure to recall, xx. 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. Love you always.

Barnsley Chronicle, Friday, March 7, 2008 – BURKE, Michael – Treasured memories of a loving husband, Dad and Grandad, passed away 7th March, 2003.

– Love from Stuart and Louise Your heart was true and tender, xxx. You gave so much to those you loved, Nannan.

– Love from Nigel and family, Maxine and family, Gordon, Barbara and family, Margaret, Paul and family, Brian and family.

– From Ann K. SANDERS, George –

– From your loving son Terence, daughter-in-law Jean, – Love from Nathan, Thomas grandchildren Nicola and Kerry, and Olivia-Rose xxx great grandchildren Sydney Eve ROBERTS, Nicola (nee Brown) and Jack – SCOTT, Brian – Passed away God saw you getting weary, peacefully 3rd March, 2008 at No cure was meant to be, Victoria Hospital, Blackpool, He closed His arms around you, aged 74. Cremation to be held at And whispered, come to me. Lytham St. Annes, Monday 10th Hold her in your arms Lord, March at 1.30pm Look after her with care, SMITH, Rachel – 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.

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

– Love from son Brian, Christine and family xxxx TURNER, George – Treasured memories of our dearly loved Dad, fell asleep 10th March, 2006. Also remembering his birthday, 2nd March.

I only wish I could. It’s said that time heals, But I know this isn’t true, For no amount of time can heal, The pain of losing you. Love always.

– From your fiance Zena xxxx LAUGHTON, Frank – Birthday memories of a dear husband, Dad and Grandad for 11th March. Our thoughts are always with you, In a very special way, Not only on your birthday, But every single day, If birthday wishes could come true, Ours would be to still have you, All my love.

Remembering our 42nd Wedding Anniversary on 5th March. My love always and forever. God bless darling. – From Linda xx

Acknowledgements BAILEY, Amelia – Her family wish to express their thanks to all the staff at Cherry Trees Nursing Home for the care and support given to Amelia. To Father David for a very comforting service. To Michael Hadfield for the efficient funeral arrangements. To all family and friends for cards and letters of condolence. All donations in lieu of flowers are to be sent to the Parkinson’s Disease Society HEWITT, Beryl Joyce – The family of Beryl would like to thank all the staff on Wards 18, 27 and especially 28, Barnsley District General Hospital, for all the care and support given to us all during her time in hospital LEE, Eileen – Arthur and family would like to thank all friends and neighbours for their kindness and support at this sad time. Also special thanks to carers, district nurses, A. & E., Ward 22 Barnsley District General Hospital, also Barnsley Alzheimer’s Society for all their genuine care and comforting support during Eileen’s illness. Also thanking Newsomes Funeral Directors for excellent arrangements, and Rev. Crossland for a beautiful and caring service. Also all who attended the funeral service and interment at Monk Bretton Church, St. Paul’s and the cemetery. All donations were given to Barnsley Alzheimer’s Society

– From Maureen and family and Codie xxx MCAULEY, Jamie – Our thoughts are with you still, You have not been forgotten, Treasured birthday memories of – From Elaine xx and Dawn xx What’s more you never will. WEST, Lawrence Jones – Died a dearly loved son and brother – Love from Sheila, Phil, Emma, March 6th, 1983. Also Edgar, on March 9th. Wayne, Gary, David and Jack xx eldest son of the above, died As time unfolds another year, Memories keep you ever near, LEAVER, Caroline – In loving March 18th, 1999. Deep in my heart your memory is memory of a dear daughter, died R.I.P. kept, – From Jack and Brenda 3rd March, 2006. WHITHAM, John James – A son too special to ever forget. The book of life you cannot buy, My love forever. Cherished memories of a It’s very rare but true, It’s a special book of memories, wonderful husband, Dad and – From Mam, Steve and Angela, MEGSON, Tom – Doreen would The ones we have of you. Grandad who left us suddenly on Lisa and Tony and families. Our birthday wish must be a prayer, Miss you and your brother Barry. 9th March, 2007. like to thank family and friends God bless and keep you in His care, God bless. It’s a lonely home without you, for donating £266 to the God bless our Jamie. – From Mum, Dad and family xx. Things will never be the same, – From Granny, Grandad and Macmillan Fund All I have are memories, LEAVER, Caroline – To a And your picture in a frame, uncles. NEAL, Arthur – 1917 - 2008. special Mum. Your resting place I visit, A Loving Grandson We miss you more than words can The family of the late Arthur Neal Your flowers I place with care, Never more than a thought away, say. But no one knows the heartache, would like to express their sinLoved and remembered every day. – From Shannon, Josh and As I turn and leave you there, – Love from Granny, aunties and cere thanks to friends and neighAll my love always. Nathan bours for their cards, support and uncles – From Sue xxx Robert – Dad, you don’t know how much we LOCKWOOD, kind words. Donations to the MCAULEY, Jamie – Treasured memories of a dearly miss you, A birthday isn’t needed, Bluebell Wood Appeal raised For us to think of you, loved son, brother, uncle and This year has gone so fast, £345. Many thanks. The family But you will always be remembered, You’re in our hearts always, great uncle, March 11th. are grateful to all staff on Ward For the wonderful and kind hearted And will be our whole life through. What would we give to clasp his 28 for the excellent care given to man you were, – Love always from Auntie Joan, hand, And truly the greatest Dad ever. Arthur, also many thanks to His happy face to see, Uncle Fred and family xx – Love from Scott, Jamie and Father M. Thompson for his servTo hear his voice and see his smile, MCAULEY, Jamie – Claire ice and kind words. Many thanks That meant the world to us, Birthday wishes to heaven above, All the angels up above, to all staff at D. H. Maccabes at God bless Rob. Sent to you with all our love. Give our Grandad all our love. – Love from Mam, Ken, Anita Miss you. – From Aunt Jan, Uncle Gary Thurnscoe for their care and supand Family xx and families – From Callum and Jay port Time goes by but still you stay, As near and dear as yesterday. Always in our thoughts. Love always.

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Deaths STIRLAND, Yvonne Marjorie – I thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new, I thought about you yesterday, And days before that too. I think of you in silence, I often speak your name, All I have are memories, And your picture in a frame. Your memory is my keepsake, With which I’ll never part, God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart. Safe in the arms of our Kevin, We love you and miss you Mam.

– From Carolanne and Bruce x. 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 Nannan.

– From Nicola, Amy and Leah x. When God decided to take you, He gathered up thousands of angels and a brimful of love, And took you to a better place. We said good night the night before, But didn’t say goodbye, We can’t believe you’ve gone from us, There’s only God knows why. He saw you getting weary, And lifted you to rest, His garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best. We think about you always, And talk about you too, We have so many memories, But wish we still had you. We feel your arms around us, And you’ll always be so near, A touch of hand, a little kiss, It’s you Mum, we have no fear. A million stars come out each night, But it’s yours that shines, oh so bright. Our Mum, our friend, our everything, No matter how life changes, No matter what we do, A special place within our hearts, Is always there for you. Be with our Kevin, your Mam, Dad and Elsie. Till we meet again.

– Love from Lorraine and Pete xx. 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. Love you always.

– From your heartbeat Owen x TAYLOR, Keneth – In loving memory of a dear Dad, Grandad, brother, brother-in-law, uncle and great uncle. To think we could not say goodbye, Before you closed your eyes, Your life was full of kindly deeds, And helping hands for others’ needs. Sincere and true in heart and mind, Beautiful memories are left behind. Never more than just a thought away, Loved and remembered every day. Simply the best.

– Love from Nigel and family, Maxine and family, Gordon, Barbara and family, Margaret, Paul and family, Brian and family.

WILLIAMS, Sue – As angels keep their watch up there, Please God, just let her know, That we down here do not forget, We loved and miss her so.

Barnsley Chronicle, Friday, March 7, 2008 – BURKE, Michael – Treasured memories of a loving husband, Dad and Grandad, passed away 7th March, 2003. You never failed to do your best,

– Love from Stuart and Louise Your heart was true and tender, xxx. You gave so much to those you loved, Nannan.

Who meant the world to me.

– Love from Chez and Neil. As angels keep their watch up there, Please God just let her know, That we down here do not forget, We loved and missed her so.

– Love from Sarah, Shelby and Kailen xx WILLIAMS, Susan – In memory of my darling sister. God saw you getting weary, And lifted you to rest, His garden must be beautiful, He only takes the best, He saw the world was getting tough, And the hill to hard too climb, He closed your weary eyelids, And whispered peace be thine. Good night Susan, our love will never fade. Lots of love.

– From Shane and Sharon xxx WILLIAMS, Sue –

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 loved you so.

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 husband Barry xx

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WILLIAMS, Sue – Rest in peace Sue.

– Love from your friends and neighbours, Neil, Andrea and family WILLIAMS, Sue – A dear friend Sue. Remembering the good times we all shared, They are a pleasure to recall, Your cheery ways and pleasant face, Quietly remembered by us all.

– Love from Pam, Allan and family xx. WILLIAMS, Sue – Rest in peace Sue, Miss you.

– Love from Sheila xx WILLIAMS, Sue – You always had a smile to share, Time to give, time to care, Loving nature, heart of gold, Memories of you we will always hold. A chat, a joke, a laugh or two, This is how we’ll remember you. Birthday wishes to heaven above, Sent from us with all our love.

One year has passed since that sad day, You closed your eyes and slipped away, You left so quietly without a fuss, And broke the hearts of all of us. Always in our hearts forever. Love you Caine xxx

– From Dad, Auntie Gwen, Kez, Becky, Natasha, Muss, Marley, Jade and Ricky xxx. FROGGATT and MARSHALL, Lynn, George and Clarice – In loving memory of a dear Mam, Grandad and Nanna who died 4th, 3rd and 2nd March respectively. Missing you always, Loved forever.

Memories that will last forever. Together again with Shelly and Jade.

Rest after weariness, peace after pain, We would not wake you to suffer again.

– Love from Rita and John WROE, Margaret – 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 my 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. Love forever.

– From Gill and Garry.

Should you go first and I remain, To walk the road alone, I’ll live in memories’ garden dear, With happy days we’ve known. Should you go first and I remain, For battles to be fought, Each thing you’ve touched along the way, Will be a hallowed spot. I’ll hear your voice, I’ll see you smile, Though blindly I may grope, The memory of your helping hand, Will carry me on with hope. We’ve known so much of happiness, We’ve had our cup of joy, A memory is one gift of God, That death cannot destroy. Should you go first and I remain, One thing I’d have you do, Walk slowly down that long lone path, For soon I’ll follow you. I’ll want to know each step you take, That I may walk the same, For someday down that lonely road, You’ll hear me call your name.

– From loving husband Stuart xx. WILLIAMS, Sue – Of all the days throughout our life, The saddest one has come, For life will never be the same, Without our loving Mum. And though our heart is breaking, And it will for quite a while, We’ll remember all the love she gave, The radiance of her smile. Our Mother’s love provided the rock, We built our life upon, It stays with us forever, So we can carry on. Love and miss you always.

We shed a tear that you are gone, And smile because you lived, But those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day. When someone that you love becomes a memory, The memory becomes a treasure, If love could have saved you Mum, You would have lived forever. Love to a dear Mum and Grandma.

– Love from Rachel x. You would not wish for tears or fuss, Just to be remembered by us.

Your smile is in a photograph, We look at you every day, Your memory is in our hearts, And will never go away. Happy birthday Lee.

McCarthy, Joe Beloved Dad, who passed away on 10th March, 2007. You can shed tears that he has gone, Or you can smile because he has lived, You can close your eyes and pray that he’ll come back, Or you can open your eyes and see all that he has left, Your heart can be empty because you can’t see him, Or you can be full of the love you shared, You can turn your back on tomorrow, And live for yesterday, Or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday, You can remember him and only that he’s gone, Or you can cherish his memory and let it live on, You can cry and close your mind, Be empty and turn your back, Or you can do what he’d want, Smile, open your eyes, love and go on.

Till we meet again.

Precious they stay, No passing of time, Can take them away. Love always.

Loved always.

A silent tear, a silent prayer, God bless and keep you in His care.

– Love from Glynn and Scott xxx. You will always be loved, In memory and heart, Those who know you knew, That you were taken before your time was up. You always had the brightest smile, You will always be in our memory, Now and forever, till the end of time. WIth love on your 21st.

– Love from all the family xx WOODWARD, George – Treasured memories of a wonderful husband, Dad and Grandad who passed away 9th – Love from Neill, Emma, March, 2006. Mackenzie and baby Lee xxx A garden of beautiful memories, MILTHORPE, Arthur – 8th Sprayed with a million tears. – Love from Margaret, Julie, March. Happy birthday uncle, Steve and Tom xxx To heaven we send, Love always.

Birthday Memoriams

– From Kathleen, George and family PARKER, Don – Birthday memories of a much loved ATKINSON, Trevor – Birthday husband, Dad, Grandad and wishes for a special husband, Great Grandad on your 76th birthday, 7th March. Dad and Grandad, March 6th. Everlasting love.

– From Dorothy and family xx BEDFORD, Harold – Birthday memories of a loving husband, Dad, Father-in-law and Grandad on 12th March. If birthday wishes could come true, Ours would be to still have you, Deep in our hearts you will always stay, Loved and remembered every day.

We cannot share your birthday, Or send a card with love, We cannot put our arms around you, We only wish we could. We thought about you yesterday, And the day before that too, We will think about you tomorrow, And our whole life through. Happy birthday.

– Love from wife Jean, sons, daughters and grandchildren xxx PRITCHARD, Iris – If birthday wishes could come true, Ours would be to still have you, Love always, God bless.

– From wife Sheila, Gary, Neil, Jane, Alice, Joanna, Charlotte and Sam – From Iain, Janis, Clair, Sara, CHAPPELL, Paul – March 6th. Ian and Jamey Happy birthday, miss you, PRITCHARD, Iris – Birthday Lots and lots of love. memories for our much loved – From Mam and Dad Mam who would have been 75 CUNLIFFE, David Roy – years old, March 7th. Special birthday memories for a Memories of you are lovingly kept, dear husband and Dad on his You were too special to ever forget. – From Andrew, Kerry, Alarnnah 70th birthday, 12th March. and Ayrton. Our thoughts are with you Roy, In a very special way, Not only on your birthday, But every single day, Love and miss you very much.

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

– From Mary, Trevor, Nicola and Kerry THOMPSON, Douglas – Special – From your loving wife Mary and birthday memories for 12th son Jason xxx March. DUTY, Anthony – Precious Just a tribute, true and tender, memories of my husband’s 64th Just to show we will remember. – From Nancy and Jean birthday, March 10th. I pray to God to give me strength, WHITELEY, Sue – To bear my heavy cross, For one knows but He, The love that I have lost. Whatever else in life I do my darling, My prayer is to be with you. Till we meet again, Wait for me. I love you.

– From Julia, Howard, Paul, Neil, Joy and Emily xxx NOBLE, Sybil – In loving memory of a dear Mum, Grandma and Little Mammam who passed away 10th March, 2007 and remembering Dad, – From Pat xxx. Geoff who passed away 5th Love and miss you always. – From Marc and Courtney xxx. April, 1999. DUTY, Tony – Remembering our Your name we often mention, Our thoughts are with you still, special friend. You haven’t been forgotten, – From Graham, Janet and What’s more you never will. family – Love from Angela, Alan, Nicola, DUTY, Tony – Birthday Craig, Rachael, Alex and Joshua memories of a loving Dad and RODGERS, Jean – In loving memory of a dear friend who Grandad for 10th March.

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As angels keep their watch up there, Please God just let him know, That we down here do not forget, We love and miss him so. Happy 21st birthday.

It’s your birthday, But you’re not here, No card to send, No present to give, To us you were special, Not only on your birthday, But every day. We hold you close within our hearts, And there you will remain. Loved and missed.

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Missing you, Grandad.

And loving you a little more dear son, For each and every one. R.I.P.

Always in our thoughts, Loving memories always.

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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. Now we have only the memory dear Margy, To remember the rest of our lives, But the sweetness will linger forever, As we treasure the image of you.

– From Doreen, Kate, Hannah and Brian WROE, Margaret – Remembering a dear sister. Reunited with loved ones gone before, God bless.

There wasn’t any warning, No last word of goodbye, I’ll never understand it, However much I try. One day you were with me, The next you were gone, Leaving me bewildered, Having to go on. I wear a smile for everyone, To try and hide the pain, But I’ll never really be happy, Until I’m in your arms again. From loving wife Lynn xxx. 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.

– From sister June YADAV, Desh – Remembering our caring family doctor, who passed away on the 4th March, – Love from Dawn, Vicky, Shaun, 2008. John, Ian and Toni xxx. You would not wish for tears or fuss, Just to be remembered by us.

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

These are the memories I will hold. God bless Daz.

– Love from Richard xx SEMLEY, Zoe – Treasured memories of a much loved daughter, sister and auntie who tragically died on 8th March, 1991. My heart still aches with sadness. Eternal love.

– From Mum. Hi Sis, love you.

A special angel in heaven above, Looking over us and sending love.

– From Maddie and Chloe TAYLOR Katie – Precious memories of a dear Mum and Nannan who passed away 6th March, 2007. Remembering with love is easy, We do it every day, Missing you is the heartache, That never goes away, Love you always.

– Love from Jean, Muriel and family xx KING, Hilda – In loving memory of Mum, Nannan and Great Nannan for March 10th,1985.

– From loving husband Les and Lee, Karen, Jan, Emma and Jenny xxx BARRACLOUGH, Neil – In loving memory of a dear son who died 12th March, 1996. Your name we often mention, Only a thought away.

The book of life you cannot buy, It’s very rare but true, It’s a special book called memories, And in it Syd, is you.

– From your ever loving wife Dorothy In our hearts you will always stay, Loved and remembered every day.

Memories hold you ever near, As time unfolds another year. Remembering the old days of family times together, Our memories will last forever. Loved and remembered every day, Forever wishing you were here. God bless.

– From your loving wife Shirley, – Love from Daniel and Lauren Diane, Susan, Keith, Alan, Laura and Liam xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xx

Birthday wishes to heaven we send, With broken hearts that will never end. Love and miss you. If birthday wishes could come true, Ours would be to still have you.

– Love from Tracy, Ian, Chantelle and Stacey x GUEST, Tez – In loving memory of a very much loved brother and uncle on his birthday. – Love from bro Tom, Dawn, Ryan and Jordon xxxx GUEST, Tez – Would have been 46 on 9th March.

– From Kevin, Sharron, Ryan, Look around your heaven Lord, Find the one I loved, Dawn, Michael and Luke xx Wish him happy birthday, TOON, Edith –

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– Love from Mam, sister Amanda, Danny, Lee, Jake and Mollie xxx GUEST, Terry – 9th March.

– From Toni, Neil, Bev and Dale. – From Mam and Dad x.

– From Hilary and Barry, Jackie and Jill x – Love from David, Owen, Alex, A Mam is a treasure, We want to keep forever. Libby, Ciaran and Gabrielle. – Love from all the family x Son-in-law. TRUEMAN, Fred – No more tomorrows for us to share, But yesterday’s memories will always Remembering your passing on BALL, Joyce Mary – In loving be there. 5th March, 1998, also your memory of a dear wife, Mum and – Love from Jean and Joe birthday 28th February. Your name we often mention, Nannie who left us 9th March, JACKSON, William (Willie) – Our thoughts are with you still, 1999. R Willie, two years ago you passed Though your smile has gone forever, And your hand we can not touch, We still have precious memories, Of the one we love so much.

you so, Love you always and forever, God bless sweetheart.

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

– Love from son Brian, Christine and family xxxx TURNER, George – Treasured memories of our dearly loved Dad, fell asleep 10th March, 2006. Also remembering his birthday, 2nd March.

I only wish I could. It’s said that time heals, But I know this isn’t true, For no amount of time can heal, The pain of losing you. Love always.

– From your fiance Zena xxxx LAUGHTON, Frank – Birthday memories of a dear husband, Dad and Grandad for 11th March. Our thoughts are always with you, In a very special way, Not only on your birthday, But every single day, If birthday wishes could come true, Ours would be to still have you, All my love.

Remembering our 42nd Wedding Anniversary on 5th March. My love always and forever. God bless darling. – From Linda xx

HEWITT, Beryl Joyce – The family of Beryl would like to thank all the staff on Wards 18, 27 and especially 28, Barnsley District General Hospital, for all the care and support given to us all during her time in hospital LEE, Eileen – Arthur and family would like to thank all friends and neighbours for their kindness and support at this sad time. Also special thanks to carers, district nurses, A. & E., Ward 22 Barnsley District General Hospital, also Barnsley Alzheimer’s Society for all their genuine care and comforting support during Eileen’s illness. Also thanking Newsomes Funeral Directors for excellent arrangements, and Rev. Crossland for a beautiful and caring service. Also all who attended the funeral service and interment at Monk Bretton Church, St. Paul’s and the cemetery. All donations were given to Barnsley Alzheimer’s Society

– From Maureen and family and Codie xxx MCAULEY, Jamie – Our thoughts are with you still, You have not been forgotten, Treasured birthday memories of – From Elaine xx and Dawn xx What’s more you never will. WEST, Lawrence Jones – Died a dearly loved son and brother – Love from Sheila, Phil, Emma, March 6th, 1983. Also Edgar, on March 9th. Wayne, Gary, David and Jack xx eldest son of the above, died As time unfolds another year, Memories keep you ever near, LEAVER, Caroline – In loving March 18th, 1999. Deep in my heart your memory is memory of a dear daughter, died R.I.P. kept, – From Jack and Brenda 3rd March, 2006. WHITHAM, John James – A son too special to ever forget. The book of life you cannot buy, My love forever. Cherished memories of a It’s very rare but true, It’s a special book of memories, wonderful husband, Dad and – From Mam, Steve and Angela, MEGSON, Tom – Doreen would The ones we have of you. Grandad who left us suddenly on Lisa and Tony and families. Our birthday wish must be a prayer, Miss you and your brother Barry. 9th March, 2007. like to thank family and friends God bless and keep you in His care, God bless. It’s a lonely home without you, for donating £266 to the God bless our Jamie. Things will never be the same, – From Mum, Dad and family xx. – From Granny, Grandad and Macmillan Fund All I have are memories, LEAVER, Caroline – To a And your picture in a frame, uncles. NEAL, Arthur – 1917 - 2008. special Mum. Your resting place I visit, A Loving Grandson We miss you more than words can The family of the late Arthur Neal Your flowers I place with care, Never more than a thought away, say. But no one knows the heartache, would like to express their sinLoved and remembered every day. – From Shannon, Josh and As I turn and leave you there, – Love from Granny, aunties and cere thanks to friends and neighAll my love always. Nathan bours for their cards, support and uncles – From Sue xxx LOCKWOOD, Robert – Dad, you don’t know how much we kind words. Donations to the MCAULEY, Jamie – Treasured memories of a dearly miss you, A birthday isn’t needed, Bluebell Wood Appeal raised This year has gone so fast, For us to think of you, loved son, brother, uncle and £345. Many thanks. The family But you will always be remembered, You’re in our hearts always, great uncle, March 11th. are grateful to all staff on Ward For the wonderful and kind hearted And will be our whole life through. What would we give to clasp his man you were, – Love always from Auntie Joan, 28 for the excellent care given to hand, And truly the greatest Dad ever. Arthur, also many thanks to His happy face to see, – Love from Scott, Jamie and Uncle Fred and family xx Father M. Thompson for his servTo hear his voice and see his smile, Jamie – MCAULEY, Claire ice and kind words. Many thanks That meant the world to us, Birthday wishes to heaven above, All the angels up above, to all staff at D. H. Maccabes at God bless Rob. Sent to you with all our love. Give our Grandad all our love. – Love from Mam, Ken, Anita Miss you. – From Aunt Jan, Uncle Gary Thurnscoe for their care and supand Family xx port and families – From Callum and Jay Time goes by but still you stay, As near and dear as yesterday. Always in our thoughts. Love always.

Dad hit by drunken yob CLIVE Watkinson was trying to put his daughters to bed when he was disturbed by a gang of drunken yobs outside his house. When he stepped out to ask them to move on, one of them punched him three times in the face. Clive, 35, of Doncaster Road, said the gang of 15 eight to 18-year-olds were drinking, shouting, blowing a horn and ‘causing mayhem’. “We put up with it for half-an-hour, but I’ve got two young daughters who had to go to sleep, so I went out to sort them out and got a black eye for my trouble.” Clive said he would do the same again and advised other young, fit and healthy people to do the same. “Barnsley isn’t particularly known for knife crime or gun crime, so I think I got the worst I could’ve expected. “I’d do the same again, and I’d encourage anyone of a reasonably healthy age to do it themselves, although if I’d been an 80-year-old I could’ve ended up in hospital.”

Clive, who stood as a Conservative candidate in the last parliamentary elections, said he has had problems with yobs outside his house before. “Normally I’d go out and shout at them because they don’t do polite, but this time I asked them nicely to go somewhere else.” He said one of the youths squared up to him while the others goaded them and encouraged them to start a fight. When Clive took the youth's lager and threw it in the gutter, the yob punched him twice in one eye and once in the other. The attack happened at about 7.45pm on Monday. A youth has been arrested and released on police bail pending further enquiries. Coun Fred Clowery urged the public to tell the police if they experienced antisocial behaviour problems. “In this day and age, it's bloody appalling. “What we need is the public to work with us and give us names.”

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Acknowledgements BAILEY, Amelia – Her family wish to express their thanks to all the staff at Cherry Trees Nursing Home for the care and support given to Amelia. To Father David for a very comforting service. To Michael Hadfield for the efficient funeral arrangements. To all family and friends for cards and letters of condolence. All donations in lieu of flowers are to be sent to the Parkinson’s Disease Society

Nasty attack: Clive Watkinson who was beaten outside his home when he was approached a gang of yobs. (D)

THE Dodworth Co-op has been sold to Somerfield and all 41 members of staff will keep their jobs. There are 17 full-time and 24 part-time workers at the High Street store. It was feared that the area would lose its only supermarket when the Office of Fair Trading said it had to be sold because the merger of the Group and United Co-operatives had made the business too large. But this week the Co-op announced Somerfield would take over by the end of May. A spokesman said: “We are pleased to have agreed a deal which secures employment for the staff and our thanks to them for their commitment and hard work.” Barnsley West and Penistone MP Mick Clapham had asked the OFT to reconsider its position as he believes there are not enough Co-op stores in the area to warrant concerns about a monopoly on trade. Although Mr Clapham is pleased jobs and a place to shop for residents have been safeguarded, he is disappointed there will no longer be a Co-op in Dodworth as he values the strong cultural links the firm has with the area.

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– Love from your wife Julie, daughter Kirsty, son Nathan, – From Emma, Amy, Connor, Sandra, Roy, Karen, Laura, Lee, India, Courtney, Kieron, Steve, Kelly and family xxx WILLIAMS, Roger – Happy Rhys and Niamh x – From Margaret, Tony and birthday brother on your 50th, GILL, Alan – family xx March 6th. Died December 2nd, 1972. ROTHERHAM, John – Left us Just thinking of the thoughtful things, Remembering you is easy, Being without you is hard, 5th March, 2007. That you have said and done, Lasting all life through, Ours are very precious Jean, Because they are of you. Love and miss you always.

PARRY, Ellen – Jean, Trevor and family would like to thank relatives, friends and neighbours for their sympathy and understanding at this sad time. Thanks also to Michael Hadfield Funeral Directors and Father Hudson for their kind and efficient service. Finally, a special thank you to Jackie and all the staff at Riverside Residential Home PILKINGTON, Amelia – Terry and Beverley would like to thank the following for their love and support at this difficult time. Thanks to family and friends, Rev. Keightley and Mary, Cooperative Funeralcare, Holgate School, Amelia’s friends and Allison for providing the beautiful horses. Thanks to everyone for their generous donations of £275 for the Bluebell Wood Hospice ROBERTS, Kathleen – The family would like to thank the doctor and all the staff on Ward 19, Barnsley District General Hospital, including Macmillan Nurse, Tracy. A special mention to everyone at and involved with Barnsley Hospice for the kindness and care they gave Kath. They made her feel special when she needed it the most. To Pastor Phillip Rawson for a heartfelt service, and also to Simon T. Anderson for the excellent funeral arrangements. Finally to all our family and friends for all their kindness and support in our time of need. Thank you. We will be forever grateful to you all. A total of £240 was collected in lieu of flowers and donated to Barnsley Hospice TURTON, Gordon – Janet and family wish to thank Park Grange staff for the tender care they afforded Dad whilst in their care and special thanks to Anne Bamforth and Lorraine Fogg who helped care for Dad in his home over several years. Also thanks to neighbours, friends and family for their support and all who sent cards, flowers and comforting letters which were much appreciated. A total of a £115 in lieu of flowers was received and donated to Cancer Research. God bless you all

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– From your ever loving daughter – From Kayleigh, Terri, Naomi, Jennifer, Raymond and family Leanne, Brandon and Destiny BEXON, George Ernest – xxx Special memories of a much WILLIAMS, Sue – loved husband, Dad and You never failed to do your best, Grandad who passed away nine Your heart was true and tender, years ago today, 9th March, You gave so much to those you 1999. 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.

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MCNICHOLAS, Lee – 5th March, 1987 to 10th June, 1987. Treasured birthday memories of a dear son, brother and uncle who would have been 21 years old on 5th March.

– From Frank, Jan and family xxxxx – From John xx – From Dad – From your loving wife Avis xxx RUSE, Darren Ian – 9th March, GLOVER, Catherine – Precious – From Graham, Marie, Kayleigh INESON, Harold – 2007. birthday memories of a dear What would be our perfect day, and Natalie x. Another year has been and gone, God called your name so softly, Memories of you live on and on. If we could fetch you home to stay. darling daughter and sister on So only you could hear, Love always. Miss you Dad. March 10th. And no one heard the footsteps, – Love from daughter Denise, – From Annette, Reg, Linda, Birthday wishes to you we send, Of angels drawing near. Brian and Michael With broken hearts that will never Llew and grandchildren – Love from Holly JACKSON, William – Precious RUSE, Darren Ian – Passed mend, WROE, Margaret – We talk to you like you’re still here, away 9th March, 2007. memories of a dear husband, You always had a smile to share, No matter how life changes, With a tear in our eyes we whisper No matter what we do, Dad and Grandad, passed away Time to give, time to care, low, A special place within our hearts, A loving nature, a heart of gold, 11th March, 2006. Happy birthday Catherine we miss Will always be kept for you.

– Love from Mum and Paul xx BEARDSHALL, Sydney – In loving memory of a dear – From Vicki, Butch, Terry and husband, Dad and Grandad who Dani xxxx. passed away 13th March, 1985. WILLIAMS, Sue – To lose a Nanan we dearly love, Is hard beyond belief, Our heart comes near to breaking, And no one knows our grief. We had a wonderful Nanan, And loved her till the end, We lost two precious things that day, Our Nanan and our friend. Love and miss you loads.

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– From Sheila and Grenville WHITTY, Anne – In loving memory of dear Mum, Nanna and Great Grandma, who passed away on the 11th March, 2007.

– Love from Chris, Eddy, Jacqui, – From your girls Claire – Love from Ben xxx Trevor, Jamie and Jordan x GOODLAD, Marlene – 10th WILLIAMS, Sue – and Louise xx A chat, a joke, a laugh or two, March, 2007, remembering our This is how we will always remember dearest friend, Marlene. MOODY, Bill – Memories of a you. We will always remember you with much loved Dad, Grandad and – Love from Gill, Sean and family love, Great Grandad who died on 11th xx You can never be replaced, March, 2002. Not forgetting his WOOD, Alan – Rest in peace Marny, birthday, 17th March. A silent prayer sincere and true,

– From Cynthia and John – From Pauline, Bill and family – From Christopher and Freya xx WOOLEY, Kenneth – In loving HARDY, Michael – In loving TAYLOR, Ken – A wonderful memory of a dear brother-in-law memory of a dear husband and who passed away on 5th March Dad, died March 8th, 1996. friend and neighbour. Silent thoughts of times together, in Scarborough Hospital. Deep are the memories,

In loving memory of my dear wife who passed away 29th February, 2008.

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– Love from your son and Teresa xx COOPER, Sandra – Fell asleep 8th March, 2006.

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LUNN, Eric – Treasured memories of a loving husband, Dad, Grandad and Great Grandad who passed away on 10th March, 2007.

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ARSONISTS have set fire to propane gas cylinders in Worsbrough two nights in a row. The vandals broke into a Monkspring garage where the three-foot high canisters were stored on Sunday and Monday night. They took two cylinders, which are often used for barbecues, opened them up and lit the escaping gas. Fire-fighters from Barnsley Station drenched the canisters with water to keep them cool until the flames went out. Police are investigating.

Legend to be quizzed BARNSLEY FC legend Neil Redfearn is to answer questions in a town centre pub — to raise cash for the next generation of footballers. The former skipper will be in Macey’s on Monday from about 8pm and will also auction off some memorabilia. Lyndsey Smith has organised the event and said any cash raised will go to Futures Through Football, a charity that provides football equipment for underprivileged children.

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Directors appointed for merged chamber

THE non-executive directors of the merged Barnsley and Rotherham Chamber of Commerce have been appointed. The three Barnsley members are Malcolm Exley of Wharncliffe Business Systems, Richard Horner of Horner Associates and Clive Watkinson of JC Snell. They are joined by Nicholas Cragg, Julie Jenny and Mike Smith of Rotherham. Chairman Mike Smith said: “This process marks the end of the merger process and the board is now fully elected and focussed on representing the interests of the business community.”

Hair-stylist shines

By Adam Civico

HAIR-STYLIST Lynnette Breytenbach, 21, of Two Gates Way, Shafton, has reached the final of the UK GHD expert awards. If she wins in the finals at the Cafe Royal in Regent Street, London on March 17, she will get the chance to help at fashion shows, photo sessions and travel. She works in the Doncaster salon of Shafton-based Majenta.

Abby seeks brothers

ABBY Smith who formerly lived at Beeston Square, Athersley South, but is now in Melton Mowbray is seeking the whereabouts of her two brothers, Scott Smith, 17, and Liam Smith,16, who, it is believed, are in the Barnsley area. Any information to 01664 853055 or mobile 07930658705.

Cameras in operation

MOBILE speed cameras will operate on the following Barnsley roads from Monday. A628 Cundy Cross to Shafton Two Gates, Barnsley; A629 two mile stretch at Wortley; B6096 one-mile stretch, Wombwell to Snape Hill; B6100 Ardsley Road/Hunningley Lane, Stairfoot/Worsbrough.

CALLS for a permanent hostel for the homeless have been renewed after two men who were sleeping rough died outside Barnsley interchange. Gareth David Owen, 26, and Glen Welbourne, 36, were discovered at about 4.30am on Saturday. Both men were of no fixed abode but had been living in Barnsley. On the morning they died they had been sitting outside the main entrance to the interchange on Midland Street. Coun John Parkinson said the tragedy showed the borough does have a problem with homelessness. He is vice-chariman of the council’s housing and community safety scrutiny group, which was given official statistics claiming there was ‘only one rough sleeper in Barnsley’. Saturday’s incident casts doubt on that claim and Coun Parkinson said more needs to

be done to ease the situation. He said: “A recent inquiry, which is still ongoing, inferred there was only one person sleeping rough in the whole of Barnsley. Unfortunately it takes a tragedy like Saturday’s to highlight that there is a problem.” He praised the YMCA which runs a drop-in for the homeless over Christmas and the new year — but said there is nothing similar on offer the rest of the year. “The Christmas drop-in is a very good service and a success. Perhaps this will highlight the need for something on a permanent basis.” The council was not prepared to comment on the issue of homelessness in Barnsley. Bob Williams, head of corporate communications, said: “A police investigation is currently underway into these deaths, so it would be inappropriate to comment further until the outcome of the investigation is

known. Our sympathies obviously go out to the families of the two men involved.” A spokeswoman for national homeless charity, Shelter, said the booming property market had seen the cost of rent and mortgage payments rise rapidly, meaning there had been an increase in levels of homelessness. Coun Parkinson said: "It could happen to anyone at anytime." ● A post-mortem on the men was inconclusive and blood samples have been sent for toxicology tests. The cold weather is not thought to have been a contributory factor. The deaths are not being treated as suspicious. But officers would like to speak to a man who offered the pair a cigarette. A spokesman said: “Police believe the man may have spoken to them at 2.10am.” Detectives are appealing for him to contact Wombwell CID on 736551.

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TOMMY Reynolds didn’t waste time when he learned his younger brother had been ‘beaten up’ in a school fight. The 22-year-old, said to have assumed parental responsibilities when his mother died, quickly arrived a Priory Comprehensive School. He then walked the corridors shouting loudly for his brother and threatening to kill the boy responsible for his injuries magistrates were told. That was behaviour labelled ‘just not acceptable’ by Julie Wild, presiding at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court, as it had caused upset and made staff and pupils anxious. Reynolds, of Lewis Road, Lundwood, pleaded guilty to threatening behaviour causing harassment, alarm or distress, at the school on January 28. He was conditionally discharged for 18 months and ordered to pay £60 costs.

Simon Birkby, prosecuting, said Reynolds admitted walking the corridors shouting for his brother but denied making any threats. He was, however, a man with a previous conviction for violence. In mitigation, Philip Howard said he was making his best endeavours — together with his stepfather — to look after five younger siblings and was instantly upset to learn he had been beaten up. While he left the premises shortly after being reunited with his brother at reception, he accepted his behaviour was threatening. It was, however, a ‘heat of the moment’ offence for which he apologised sincerely. A conditional discharge, argued Mr Howard, would not be a let-off as Reynolds appreciated that any further offence could see the matter brought back to life.


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BRIEFLY Castle offers guided tours WENTWORTH Castle is offering guided tours of its grade one listed parklands for the first time. The two-mile walk takes in monuments and follies and rangers will be on hand to explain the history of the 500-acre estate. The debut tour will depart from the Long Barn visitor centre at 11am on Tuesday March 18; tickets cost ÂŁ4.50 and include soup and a bread roll in the cafe afterwards. Meanwhile, dog lovers are invited to take a trek across the park with their pets on Saturday March 29; meet outside the Long Barn at 2pm.

Accused discharged AN HOYLAND Common man who damaged a motor car was conditionally discharged for 12 months when he appeared before Barnsley magistrates. Nigel Pitcher, 29, of Church View, was also ordered to pay ÂŁ60 costs after admitting criminal damage. For Pitcher, Eric Bray said he should be congratulated in overcoming a substantial drug problem.

Resident gets bail A KENDRAY man charged with possessing the class A controlled drug, cocaine, is to face proceedings at Sheffield Crown Court. Lee Silcock, 29, of Broom Close, was granted unconditional bail to appear there on May 12 when he appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court.

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Damage to hotel lands call centre worker in court

Urgent gas alert sent to customers By Adam Civico AN URGENT gas safety message has been sent to customers of a Barnsleybased plumbing and heating company. One of the letters issued by Corgi, the national watchdog for gas safety, has been obtained by the Chronicle. It states: “In response to a recent incident, Corgi and South Yorkshire police are conducting an investigation into the gas work carried out by Mr James Charlton (trading as) West Riding Plumbing and Heating.� A Corgi spokeswoman said letters, signed by the area operations manager, Alan Parker, were sent to anyone who the firm’s records showed had had work done by the firm. They say: “In the interest of safety we feel that it is important that we make arrangements to visit your property and carry out a free gas safety check of the work carried out by Mr

Charlton. “It is possible that the work carried out may be safe and satisfactory but this can only be confirmed by a site visit and inspection of the appliance by Corgi.� The spokeswoman said: “Corgi is helping the police with their investigation. It is our job to protect the consumer and we have now begun contacting some of the installer’s previous customers that we are aware of, so we can go and inspect their work.� Anyone concerned about a gas installation should call Corgi on 0800 9150480. An internet search showed West Riding Plumbing and Heating was based at 4 Park Street, Barnsley. But when the Chronicle attempted to contact Mr Charlton at the address there was no answer. Neighbours said the house had been empty for a few weeks.

FOOTBALL whizz Bethany England catches a football behind her neck as she takes part in a ‘keepy-uppy’ world-record attempt. Kingstone pupil Bethany was one of 27 at the school who joined the record bid on Tuesday in aid of BBC’s Sport Relief.

Youngsters across the country were also trying to keep a football in the air for a minimum of ten seconds. And yesterday the organisers, Likeaballs and Sport Relief, were celebrating as it was confirmed the record had been smashed, with

snake Steve Irwin style HOW do police deal with coldblooded killers in Bank End? They just pick them up and put them in a bag. That’s what happened when three girls found a three-and-a-half foot snake on Bank End Road. They immediately brought in the police because they were concerned about its welfare. The orange brown American corn snake is not venomous and crushes its prey, so it poses no dangers to people. Community constable Martin Colman, who used his baton to pick up the snake, said he was not scared.

“I just picked it up like Steve Irwin. I’ve seen black mambas in Africa, so this was nothing compared to that.� He added: “When we got the call saying a group of young girls had found a snake, we were thinking 'yeah right', but sure enough, when we got there, we just saw this three-and-a-half foot snake hugged against a wall.� The snake, which is thought to be an escaped pet, has now been given to the RSPCA, which will find it a new home if it is not claimed. Police are still looking for the owner. Anyone with information should contact the RSPCA on 0300 1234555.

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EDWARD Sheerien headteacher Sue Hamby will take control of the first super-school to open in Barnsley next year. She has been appointed principal of the 1,100pupil advanced learning centre which will replace Royston High and Edward Sheerien. It will open September next year but Mrs Hamby will be involved in preparatory work from this September. That will involve working with a pupil council that will help name the school and decide on its uniform.

Woman admits breaching order AN ATHERSLEY North woman accused of failing to comply with a suspended sentence order was warned the ‘widest option’ remained custody when she appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court. Bridget Lowther, 37, of Bakewell Road, admitted breaching the order — imposed on September 17 — through missed appointments. She was represented by

634 youngsters managing the feat to eclipse the existing record of 429. Kingstone School’s Emma Tighe said: “It was brilliant, we had five attempts to break the record and on the fifth attempt 26 of our pupils made it. There was a really good spirit.�

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Mrs Hamby, headteacher at Edward Sheerien since 1997, said she was excited by her new role. She said: “I believe this is the best thing and the biggest opportunity to occur in education in Barnsley. “It will give massive opportunities and broaden horizons for young people.� Her appointment was made by the temporary governing body. All 13 of secondary schools in Barnsley will be either be replaced or refurbished under the council’s Remaking Learning project.

CHRISTOPHER Fowler’s night at the Ardsley House Hotel led to a 70year-old chandelier, described as an original feature of the house, ending up smashed on the floor. He was conditionally discharged for 12 months and ordered to pay £300 towards compensation costs when he appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court. Fowler, 20, a call centre worker, of South Drive, Royston, had admitted criminal damage. Joanne Milner, prosecuting, said Fowler was one of three men and three women who booked into three rooms at the hotel on the evening of February 7. During the early hours of the following morning, however, a heated argument took place in one of the rooms, resulting in damage estimated at £1,500 to the

chandelier and other items. One of three males arrested by police, Fowler subsequently admitted partial responsibility for the damage as did a juvenile male. They said they had been ‘messing about’ and didn’t really know why they had done it. Fowler, added Miss Milner, had no previous convictions but did have a caution for violence against his name. Fowler told the court: “It was a bit stupid, it shouldn’t have happened.â€? He had, he added, already lodged ÂŁ300 to pay compensation. â–  Fowler was accompanied in court by the juvenile who also admitted criminal damage. He was unconditionally bailed to appear at Barnsley Youth Court on March 18.

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CHRONICLE COMMENT This is no time for the blues – come on you super Reds THE eyes of the nation are on Barnsley. The broadcasting live of the FA Cup quarter final with Chelsea tomorrow means millions will focus on Oakwell. The match against the holders is the biggest event in the town so far this year and one of the most striking in Oakwell’s recent history. Not much pressure there, then. The last-gasp 2-1 victory against Liverpool in the fifth round did more than lift the spirits of everyone in the town. It captured the imagination of the nation because it underlined the magic of the F A Cup, the best knockout football competition in the world. We trust the fans of the Reds will rise to the occasion, create a big match atmosphere and do themselves and the town proud. For 90 minutes tomorrow, Barnsley becomes every romantic’s favourite team. The players and the fans must not let that overawe them. This is the weekend to cheer us up.

HOW many people are sleeping rough in Barnsley? Campaigners offer anecdotal evidence of people bedding down in shop doorways. Magistrates occasionally hear of men and sometimes women sleeping in garden sheds or in tents on the Trans-Pennine Trail. But when it comes to ‘official’ information, there’s invariably a different line. A council group was assured recently that there was only “one person sleeping rough in the whole of Barnsley”. The discovery of the bodies of two men aged 36 and 26 outside Barnsley Interchange appears to make an immediate and graphic nonsense of that. There have been calls for a permanent hostel for the homeless. This is a knee-jerk response to a sad case. First, we need objective research into who, how and why people are sleeping rough. Meanwhile, a response by the council’s head of corporate communications that it would be ‘inappropriate to comment’ on the issue of homelessness until the police investigation is over, seems baffling.

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Concern at report into social care KEITH JOHNSTON, Church Street, Carlton YOUR report about the Commission for Social Care Inspection’s report on Aaren Care (February 29) was remarkable for the reported comment by the council spokesman that the council awaited a further report by the CSCI before determining what additional support can be given to Aaren Care. I would have thought that the council’s prime responsibility was to the elderly whose care they have a duty to provide. That duty includes an obligation to ensure that the contractor whom they are paying to carry out the work meets its contractual obligations. The council has no obligation to help it to do so. It would appear from the report that not only has the council failed to carry out the necessary checks but has failed to

Our two jewels of comfort LORD MASON of Barnsley I AM extremely pleased that I have discovered two jewels of comfort. Firstly, at Barnsley Hospital and, now, at the Mount Vernon stroke and rehabilitation unit, all within our national health service. Yes, I really did suffer a stroke. It was unseen and unheralded. Consequently, I lost the strength of my legs and my thought processes, but Mount Vernon is proving to be an unbelievable life line. It is a small unit of highly trained, young practitioners committed to the completion of their special form of treatment. No pressure on the speed of cure but, instead, a steady application of their painstaking treatments to ensure that the patient is unlikely to return for another bout of treatment. The patience shown by the medics and the patients is the key to recovery and betterment of mind and body. The stroke rehabilitation is no panacea, but a working unit with sensible practitioners. There are no airs or graces; it is not the Ritz – but if the patient has the patience of the staff, salvation is at hand.

act on the reports of the CSCI. This is unacceptable. It also raises the question of whether the council’s enthusiastic adoption of home care for the elderly and the closure of its residential homes was purely an exercise in saving money at the expense of some of its most vulnerable citizens. The quoted rate of £10.27 per hour paid to Aaren would suggest that this may well be the case as after deducting the statutory minimum wage there would not be a lot left for the employer's overheads and profit. The council should also have satisfied itself that not only was Aaren capable of carrying out the work but that the price was adequate. One would also have expected that, given the nature of the service, provisions would have been put in place for its replacement should that be necessary.

Concentrate on the policies ROY VAUGHAN, Illsley Road, Darfield I HAVE just received a newsletter from the Darfield Ward Labour party. Belonging to no political party, I would like to comment on the content of the leaflet. What matters to the electorate is policies, and when the main object of the aspiring candidate is to enter into the personalities of any other sitting candidate, no matter which party they represent, it simply demeans the stature of the prospective candidate who seeks election to the council in May. Let them discuss policies by all

means, but entering into personal attacks on sitting councillors of whatever political persuasion will, in my view, detract from the credibility of the person and the party who are seeking election. This approach has been tried before by other candidates from all parties, but the electorate generally have kicked it into touch, and rightly so. Concentrate on policies and how you’re going to improve things for your prospective constituents; I’m quite sure that the voters have already weighed up the personalities and their record in office.

‘Exemplary’ TIM HEALEY, Salisbury Street, Barnsley

Tackle illegal drinking dens ALAN TAYLOR, Dearne Close, Wombwell IT was very encouraging to read last week’s story about the actions being taken against those littering our streets and those selling alcohol to under-age drinkers. I am sure that both problems could be eliminated were there more resources. In my view, this makes it all the more important that these resources are used effectively. Anyone walking the footpaths and pavements around the Cortonwood business park, Wath Road and Brampton Road, just as any other urban footpaths in Barnsley, will see cans, bottles and food packaging strewn. I could take enforcement officers to at least three illegal drinking dens, two of them under the bridges on Brampton Road spanning the old Elsecar canal and the bridge carrying the Dearne Valley parkway over the Dearne Valley trail.

Neither is more than 25 yards from a road. These areas are covered in broken bottles, beer cans and crisp packets. Packaging can be seen not from something as basic as 4-packs, but 24-packs. Who is selling them to under-age drinkers? It is not just teenagers causing the problem. I could walk the enforcement officers around Meadowgate and the Dearne Valley walkway between Wombwell and Dearne Valley parkway to see the industrial litter from factories and building sites, most of which could be traced to individual companies. Throughout all this we target those throwing cigarette ends from cars, offensive as it is, but not the real problem. Those throwing this litter are the ones, and probably associates and families of those who discard litter in town centres. Stop the big problems and you stop the small ones.

Our postman ‘is trespassing’ JE ROBERTS, address supplied COULD someone explain what a postal delivery is? For the past couple of months, it seems that I have misunderstood how post is delivered. Our post is no longer put through the letter box but just dumped in our porch. With all we hear about identity fraud, surely this cannot be correct? After several calls to customer services, which by the way can be Plymouth, Glasgow or Bangor, I was told that I would be dealt with and response sent to me. After the fourth call, I am informed that

this is the correct procedure and the postman does not have to place our post through the box, as by placing it in the porch he is trespassing and should really return it to the sorting office. Surely as soon as a postie enters our gate he/she is trespassing. What next will it be? Throw it from the gate, as you see papers and other items being delivered in the United States. Please let’s get real and provide a service that is being paid for. Finally, our porch has been up for two years, so why now have we been informed that the post deliverers are trespassing?

Luck be my lady: Lisa Mitchell at Gala BIngo with a sign showing her win MRS Briggs, Darfield (address supplied) I WOULD like to say well done to Lisa Mitchell, the young lady from Wombwell who won over £238,000 at bingo, as reported in the Chronicle last

Fall guy FERRET went to see earthquake survivor David Bates this week. A friend has made him a chimneythemed get-well-soon cake after his pelvis was broken by a falling chimney. It looked lovely: a large brickwork chimney stack made of icing with chimney pots on top. Ferret fancied a piece, so being crafty, he asked David when he was going to cut it. David's mum Vanessa said: “We can cut it now if you’d like a piece.” But David yelled from his sick bed “No don't cut it! It’ll collapse and fall on me!”

CDP Group, Rotherham (name and address supplied) I’M compelled to write about the inadequate road infrastructure at Capitol Park, near Dodworth. After hours of misery over the last few months queuing to join the motorway roundabout at Junction 37, this morning broke the camel’s back: 30 minutes to travel a 300 yard stretch. I complained and a young man on the phone told me that it was built “within the guidelines”. Well, well done Barnsley council for lack of ambition. I understand

N EVANS, address supplied WILL the day ever return when I can open my newspaper or turn on the television and not be confronted by Harold Bird? It appears he can get where water can’t. Before things get out of hand, let’s remember that this man won his spurs by becoming a cricket umpire. A good, or even an excellent one, but nevertheless a cricket umpire. He doesn’t, as yet, walk on water. His reward: a £50,000 statue.

Jail by rail A MAN turned up at Barnsley railway station and asked for a ticket to Sheffield. When the ticket staff member

DANIEL Porter is so desperate to reach our Faces of Barnsley final that he’s set up a group on Myspace urging web-users to vote for him. He does not possess what Ferret considers to be traditional good looks but that has not stopped him asking folk to 'vote for the

about tight budgets and guidelines, but this road is inadequate only a few months after completion. Capitol Business Park has a few units complete with tenants. Business Link will soon move in, and further development will take place. Traffic volume will continue to increase. We are a creative agency with clients across Europe. Our offices are in London and Rotherham. We recently viewed Unit 7 (5,000 sq ft) at Capitol Park with a view to relocating. The inadequate road means we would have a problem with travelling times for staff and

Over 150 years ago a young man of 21 left his medical studies and his home over his father’s chemist shop on Cheapside to go to China. His name was Hudson Taylor and his vision was to see the gospel carried to every inland province of China. He founded the China Inland Mission, now OMF (International). Here is a man who faced persecutions, rebellions, wars and riots to see the fulfilment of his vision. Is this an opportune time to have a more visible memorial erected on the

all those other 'fugly' kids out there that they can have dreams too and make those dreams come true!" Who goes through? See page 17.

Fostering fairness

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Dream on, Daniel

marvellous. They say money does not make you happy but I think that she has found the secret of true happiness by sharing her good fortune with those around her. It is a lesson many others could learn from in our modern selfish world.

clients. This is one of the reasons we have rejected the move. Can I suggest that improving the new road between the roundabout close to the low bridge and Junction 37 roundabout should be a matter of urgency. Some obvious improvements: Traffic lights at peak times should be incorporated for Junction 37 roundabout. Box junctions for all 3 roundabouts for right-turners. Better road/lane markings. One lane in each direction is not enough between the roundabout close to the low bridge and Capitol Park roundabout.

Yes to a sculpture – but for Hudson Taylor

asked if he wanted a return or a single, the man replied: “That depends on the judge at crown court!”

POLICE officers did a good job when cordoning off streets after a chimney fell into the road near Holy Rood RC Church. They also blocked off one of the entrances to the car park – with vehicles still inside.

week. She might have thought about going on a spending spree and then putting the rest away for later in life. But, as your report says, she is giving away two thirds to her family and friends. That shows real generosity and I think it is

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‘Why we rejected a move to Capitol Park’

Boxing clever: Best ways to stay top dog OUR front page story about Ruby the boxer who ate Ben Parker’s homework struck a chord with Kenneth Kilner of Norwood Drive, Barugh Green. He wrote in to say ‘obviously Ben did not know of the boxer property laws.’ So he kindly enclosed them for all boxer owners. They might just work for a few other breeds, too. “If I like it, it’s mine. If it’s in my mouth, it’s mine. If I had it a little while ago, it’s mine. If I can take it from you, it’s mine. “If it’s mine, it must never be yours. If I saw it first, it’s mine. If you have something and put it down, it’s mine. “If I chew something up, all of the pieces are mine. If it used to be yours, get over it. If it’s broken, it’s yours. If it’s edible it’s always mine.”

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THE FERRET underdog'. His blurb states he is driven by, “the dream of going to the later stages and getting past lots of good looking people, the dream of making the people at the Barnsley Chronicle worried that this weird kid might actually win the competition, the dream of inspiring

TALKING of Faces of Barnsley, Radio Sheffield presenter Toby Foster has been urging listeners to vote for a particular entrant in our competition. Out of fairness to the others, Ferret can’t possibly identify the lad (it’s Martin Lever). And he’s just one of our exciting entries. Ferret idly wondered how Toby might fare if he entered. A great comic and broadcaster, but is his essentially a face for radio? Judge for yourself with his glamour picture over on the right.

Costa fortune IT’S a good job Barnsley can laugh at itself. An e-mail referring to a major earthquake in Barnsley has caused a buzz on the internet. It refers to the fact that “several priceless collections of mementoes from the Balearic Isles and the Spanish Costas were damaged beyond repair” and that “three areas of historical burnt-out cars were disturbed.”

site of his previous home attracting worldwide Christians? In one television interview Mr Bird said that when he was initially approached by the sculptor about a statue he asked ‘Why me?’ Well, many Barnsley people are asking “Why him?” My plea to Mr Bird is to forget this statue. If not, I can see a time when the site becomes another Lourdes with daily coach trips from all over the world arriving to see a tear rolling down his cheek. Yet more clean-up costs!

LEST folk should think that Lord Mancroft's comments on nurses apply throughout the NHS, let me put on record that the nursing care I recently experienced at Barnsley Hospital has been exemplary. The highest standards of hygiene have been pursued and all treatments have been carried out professionally and tenderly. Even the cleaners have done a thorough job, without disturbing the patients. We are lucky to have such dedicated professionals to care for us.

Fast service SHEILA MARSHALL, address supplied ON March 5, at 12.24 on the Number 6 bus from Bank End, driver number 247681, drove a white knuckle ride to the Alhambra. His greeting to me as I got on was “hurry up I'm late.” From there on he drove like an idiot. I challenge him to get on a bus with a bucket of water in either hand, and manage to get to his seat without spilling any water. Why can't bus drivers wait until passengers are seated before leaving the stop? Pensioners, and passengers with young children are at risk.

Rook luck MRS S KAYE, address supplied AS I sat reading the very enjoyable 150 years of the Barnsley Chronicle last week, I came across an article headed “1862: By rook or crook, Royd Moor, Thurlstone.” Having moved to this area in the last few years, I have been trying to find out its history. I was very surprised to discover it was actually the house I live in. As far as I know it was originally built as a chapel for the farm workers. Does anyone know why the rooks were kept here?

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It gets worse. “Many locals were woken well before their Giro arrived. Radio Barnsley reported that hundreds of residents were confused, still trying to come to terms with the fact that something interesting had happened in Barnsley. “One resident, 15-year-old mother of three, Tracy Sharon, said: "It was a shock, my little ChardonnayMadonna came running into my bedroom crying. The twins, TylerMorgan and Megan-Storm slept through it all. "I was still shaking when I was watching Kilroy the next morning." Enough said.

Is that all? FERRET wonders whether there is anyone left who is not employed in some kind of job connected with crime detection or snooping. An operation was carried out in a number of Barnsley districts this week. Those taking part – wait for it – were: The police, education welfare, the regulatory unit, impact wardens, housing benefits staff, housing impact officers, neighbourhood pride, TV licensing, trading standards, the fire service, tenancy enforcement, youth service,

Face of Barnsley: A bonny lad, but would Toby Foster, looking at his best, make the grade? mounted police and the vehicle and operator standards agency. Everybody, that it bar you, Ferret and uncle Tom Cobbleigh.


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A CUDWORTH man who breached bail conditions was readmitted to bail when he appeared at the magistrates’ court. But Gary Standish was also warned by district judge Michael Rosenberg that ‘all the mitigation in the world’ would not prevent him being locked up if he breached bail conditions again. Standish, 30, of Somerset Street, was represented by Philip Stables who said he accepted he had not answered the door to security firm field monitoring officers who arrived to fit electronic tagging devices but did not accept he had been missing his bail address. He was, he said, asleep in a third-floor bedroom and did not hear the officers’ knocks. Standish is awaiting sentencing for two offences of shop theft and failing to answer bail.

Council staff win prizes

COUNCIL staff have won prizes after pledging to use public transport to get to work at least once a month. The donated goods included free travel passes, gym membership, tickets for Oakwell and an electric keyboard. The winners were drawn out of a hat by the Mayor Coun Len Picken, who said: “We should all be doing all we can to reduce the amount of car travel to reduce congestion. “Indeed, when I’m not on official Mayoral duty, you’ll often find me on the bus or walking, and I’ll continue to do so.”

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Thief given prison term

Bitter husband sent to jail for torching his wife’s home By Julian Thorpe

A BITTER husband who torched his wife’s £350,000 home has been jailed for four years. Gary Hooley, 51, of Burton Road, Monk Bretton, committed the crime after his marriage to Michelle Hooley broke down the crown court was told. Hooley, a roofer, said he had carried out £50,000 of improvement work to the house he shared with Michelle. When their marriage collapsed due to his gambling problems, however, Hooley decided to burn the house down. Sentencing him to four years in

‘It hardly needs much imagination to realise what consequences might follow’

jail, Judge Adrian Waterman said: “Although you had done a lot of work on the house, that gave you no right whatsoever to do what you did. “Indeed it was maybe the work that you had done on it that caused you in a bitter and distorted way to conclude that if you couldn’t share in it, neither would she.” He said the arson was a ‘concerted and deliberate action’, which caused an estimated £350,000 of damage to the house and property. Michelle’s daughter, Lauren, also lived in the house with her partner, and all her possessions, including her 21st birthday presents, were destroyed. Mr Waterman added: “The real value lies not in financial terms. It was a hateful thing to do, taking from her her home and her daughter Lauren’s home, and Lauren’s partner’s home.” On the night of fire, February 18 last year, Hooley and Michelle

had been at a friend’s birthday party at the Keel. Michelle asked Hooley to look after her handbag while she danced with a friend, but when she returned, she found him drinking at the bar and talking to someone else. After the ensuing argument, Hooley stormed out of the pub, then walked home and set fire to the house. Mr Waterman said: “Fire is an unpredictable thing. It hardly needs much imagination to realise what consequences might follow. “In telephone calls minutes after you started the fire you showed no remorse or concern for Michelle Hooley.” Michelle said she was shocked at the leniency of the sentence, and that she had hoped he would get seven years. She said: “I don’t want to move back there. “I just want to move on and get somewhere else.”

By Ian Harley

AN ATHERSLEY North man who committed a shop theft offence when subject to a deferred sentence has been jailed. Shane William Greenwood, 21, of Newstead Road, was jailed for three months after admitting theft of items, worth £13, from the Quality Save store on January 31 and breach of a deferred sentence. District judge Michael Rosenberg told Greenwood he had given him a chance when he imposed a deferred sentence for another shop theft offence on December 5. As a result of the new offence he was already being recalled to prison to serve the ‘at risk’ period of an earlier prison sentence. For Greenwood, Gerard Casey said he had made real progress in dealing with his drug addiction since release from prison last June and had tested negatively for cocaine and opiates on arrest. Such progress, however, was often a case of two steps forward and one step back and he could not really explain how the offence had occurred.

Ordeal: Michelle Hooley with her daughters Lauren and Kerry with Gary Hooley (pictured right). Pictures: Julian Thorpe

TODAY AND THIS WEEKEND

Woman faces trial date

A BOLTON-UPONDEARNE woman charged with being the owner of a dog which was dangerously out of control is to face trial at Sheffield Crown Court. Toni Marie Simpson, 25, of Dearne Road, was unconditionally bailed to make her first appearance at the higher court on March 14 when she appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court.

Officers hit the streets

BERNESLAI Homes officers held a street surgery in Worsbrough Common on Monday. They spent a couple of hours walking around the estate which surrounds the Highstone Avenue Tenants and Residents Association office.

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Firm and MP unite to reverse ruling

MICK Clapham has joined forces with Raleys Solicitors to try to reverse a House of Lords ruling which denies compensation to pleural plaques sufferers. The Barnsley West and Penistone MP and asbestos related cases specialist Carol Gill were in the town centre on Friday to launch a campaign to lobby the government. Members of the public are being asked to complete a protest postcard addressed to Secretary of State for Justice, Jack Straw. Pleural plaques is a scarring of the lining of the lungs. Until last October anyone diagnosed with the complaint could claim compensation of up to £15,000 if they later developed mesothelioma, a terminal lung cancer. Ms Gill said: “This ruling means most victims will not be able to claim compensation in their lifetime, causing an enormous amount of distress and just adding to their suffering. “The judgement did not take into account the dreadful fear and anxiety caused by being diagnosed with the condition, and we are going to make sure that the Government is well aware of our disgust. “A diagnosis of pleural plaques means that an individual does have an increased risk of developing another asbestos-related disease.”

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Hospital pays £4,000 after ‘gross failures’ By Julian Thorpe BARNSLEY hospital has paid more than £4,000 to the family of an elderly woman who died after a series of “gross failures” in her care. Gertrude, from Field Lane, Stairfoot, died in hospital in August 2005 following her admission after a car accident. She was 85. Her sister, Lilian Flatt, said her family is pleased to have drawn a line under her death. “It’s not about the money. We’re just pleased that they’ve acknowledged the neglect. That’s what we wanted. “We just hope that lessons were learned at the hospital and no-one else has to go through what we did.” The hospital has now agreed an out of court settlement with the

Mrs. Gertrude Danforth (S) family’s solicitor. The money has been given to charity, with the largest share going to the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, of which Gertrude was a keen supporter. The remainder has been given to other small charities. Lilian added: “We’ll never forget her. We all miss her terribly because she was very precious

to us.” Assistant deputy coroner Naomi Cuthbert, who presided over the inquest, said there had been four “gross failures” in her care. Recording a verdict of natural causes contributed to by neglect, Ms Cuthbert said: “These failures, together and individually, had a clear and direct causal connection with the death.” The coroner highlighted four different doctors, who made a catalogue of errors, including not appreciating the seriousness of her low blood pressure, not acting quickly enough, giving fluid too slowly, prescribing an inappropriate drug, making a “snap” diagnosis, not carrying out basic tests and not seeking senior advice. A consultant was further criti-

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A LOCAL man twice discovered absent from his bail address was warned all sentencing options would remain open as sentencing was adjourned for the preparation of reports. Mark Differ, 26, of Beever Street, Goldthorpe received the warning from district judge Michael Rosenberg after admitting failing to comply with the three-month order requiring him to be inside at his home from 8pm to 8am. Differ, formerly of Derby Street, Barnsley was granted conditional bail to March 20.

THREE-week-old Liam is the fifth generation of the Riley family from New Lodge. He was born at Barnsley hospital to Kyle Riley and Tanya Wakefield on February 19 weighing 6lbs 3oz. He is pictured with great-great-grandmother Florence Colpan, 84, from Royston, greatgrandmother Sandra Riley, 60, also from Royston, grandfather Richard Riley, 38 and dad Kyle, 21, from New Lodge. Picture: Wes Hobson

Drink-driver gets jail sentence A SHEFFIELD man caught driving while disqualified in Barnsley was jailed for eight weeks by Barnsley magistrates. Jamie Andrew Clarkson, 22, of Oxford Street, Crookesmoor, was also banned from driving for two years.

He admitted driving while disqualified, driving while over the prescribed limit in Pontefract Road, Barnsley on February 9, obstructing a police officer and using a vehicle without insurance. Police officers noticed signs that Clarkson had been drink-

ing after stopping him to speak about his vehicle’s state of disrepair. The obstruction offence stemmed from him initially giving a false identity. Clarkson provided a breath specimen which was more than double the drink-drive alcohol limit.

Berneslai wants tenants’ views BERNESLAI Homes is asking for tenants’ views on proposals to change their rental agreements. The contracts are being altered to bring them into line with new national and local policies and Berneslai has written to tenants to ask what they think of the changes. Director of housing management Mark McGee said: “This new agreement will further improve our performance and give us more tools to help us tackle problems quickly and for the benefit of all.”

Bail for bite Festival duo are star guests assault man By Ian Harley A BARNSLEY youth assaulted a juvenile by knocking him to the ground and biting him twice, Barnsley Magistrates’ Court was told. Ryan Newton, 19, of Locke Street, Kingstone, admitted assault. District judge Michael Rosenberg said the attack was appalling as he adjourned sentencing for the preparation of reports. Julie O’Dell, prosecuting, said the defendant and complainant were known to each other. The prosecution had been proceeded with despite the complainant saying he did not wish further involvement with the prosecution because Newton already has three other offences of violence against his name. Newton was granted conditional bail to March 25 with conditions that he lives at the address given and does not contact the complainant.

FOLK duo Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts will star at the Barnsley Roots folk festival on March 14 and 15. The weekend starts next Friday night with a Ceilidh at Shaw Lane Cricket Club from 7.30. The Tender Roots band will lead the dancing. On Saturday there will be free workshops for young musicians at the Performing Arts Development Service (PADS) opposite Oakwell. The finale will be a concert in the evening back at Shaw Lane Cricket club from 7.30. Barnsley folk duo Katriona and Jamie will perform, along with Barnsley Folk Orchestra and young musicians who took part in the workshops earlier in the day. Chris McShane, from PADS, said: “It’s all for young people to get involved in folk music through social events, workshops and performing, and to make them aware of our folk orchestra, who rehearse at PADS on Wednesdays from 7.15pm.” To reserve a place for the workshops contact PADS on 291525.

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A BARNSLEY man given a six-month community order with drug rehabilitation requirement for shop theft on February 25 was back at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court this week admitting a new shop theft offence. Scott Rickson, 27, unemployed, of Oxford Street, admitted theft of trainers, valued at £39.99, from T K Maxx by means of video remand link. District judge Michael Rosenberg deferred sentencing for three months telling him he wanted him to prove he could make progress in the community order, keep off alcohol and stop offending. “Fall down in any way,” warned the judge, “And not even the eloquence of your solicitor, Peter Howard, will save you from custody.”

Man denies police assault A STOCKPORT man has appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court accused of assaulting two police officers and being drunk and disorderly in Barnsley town centre early on Sunday. Tom Ahmed Farah, 21, unemployed, of Allazon Road, entered not guilty pleas to all three matters. He was granted bail to April 7 on condition that he lives at an address in Gorton Road, Stockport, reports every day at Stockport Police Station and does not apply for a passport or travel documents.

Earthquake victim to see Reds in FA Cup game By Mike Cotton

EARTHQUAKE survivor David Bates is not letting his ticket for the Chelsea match out of his sight now he has been told he can go to the game in a wheelchair. David, 19, had his pelvis broken when last week’s earthquake sent a chimney crashing through the roof of his Wombwell home. It crushed his hip and twisted the metal frame of his bed. But he was more bothered about missing the Reds’ FA Cup quarter final match against Chelsea. Doctors last Friday told him if he could manage to move about on crutches he would be allowed home — and to Oakwell — so he was straight off down the corridor and back home the day after. He said: “I did it all in one day. Maybe I shouldn’t have but the match was an extra incentive. It’s really cheered me up.

‘I’ll be there on Saturday in my wheelchair. I’m not letting the ticket out of my sight’ – David Bates “I’ll be there on Saturday in my wheelchair. I’m not letting the ticket out of my sight.” It sits on the table beside his sick bed in the living room on Barnsley Road. The family has moved furniture to make way for it, and the walls have been decorated with pictures of from the Cardiff playoff final. A friend’s step-mum has made him a chimney stack cake decorated with the logo of his beloved Barnsley FC. Millions of people felt the earthquake and many chimneys around the country were damaged. But David was the only one seriously injured. His pelvis was broken cleanly so he did not need an operation.

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PEARL Shaw spotted her future husband out of a bedroom window and announced to her sister that was the man she was going to marry. She was right because tomorrow Pearl and husband Robert will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary with a party for family and friends. They were married at the Wesleyan Reform Church on Wakefield Road and lived in

A 42-YEAR-OLD man alleged to have bitten his estranged partner during an assault on her entered a not guilty plea when he appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court. Keith Raymond Mudd, now living at Stafford Street, Bradford, was granted conditional bail to April 15.

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He simply has to rest it and allow it to knit back together. David is able to crack a joke about his ordeal, but it was a very distressing experience and he feels lucky to be alive. He said: “In hospital I had three dreams reliving it. It was like I was there in bed again with it all coming down on me. “I don’t now how I lived. I can’t believe I was the only person badly hurt. There must have been more chance of winning the lottery. I heard there was an earthquake in Mexico once which measured the same on the Richter scale and thousands were killed.” David was in bed watching TV

when the earthquake struck last Wednesday. He had recently moved his bed from one side of the room to the other, placing it right under the chimney. He said: “I’m glad I moved it because if my bed hadn’t been there it would have gone straight through the floor into my little sister Ruth’s room. “I was lucky too because a piece of wood came down first and hit me on the head. It knocked me backwards and I rolled onto my side. If it hadn’t hit me first, when the rock came down it could have given me even worse injuries. I think someone was looking out for me.” David said the earthquake affected communications between the emergency services and nobody could contact the ambulance service. He said: “A police car got here somehow, but they couldn’t call an ambulance so he had to drive through to Hoyland to go and get them.”

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People’s planning applications THE following plans have been submitted to Barnsley Council: Mr David Hollinsworth, 10 Cranbrook Street, Barnsley, a pair of semi-detached houses. Mr D Whiteley, 22 Melrose Way, Monk Bretton, rear conservatory extension and detached garage to dwelling (retrospective). Mr C Fitzpatrick-Bryne, 65 Lambert Road, Barnsley for three-storey rear extension. CWS Retail Financial Services for display of illuminated wall sign, four informative signs and two post mounted signs at Co-op Funeral Care, 50 Huddersfield Road, Barnsley.

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Suicide verdict on abused mum By Julian Thorpe A TROUBLED mum of three who had been sexually abused as a youngster hanged herself from a children’s rope swing. Anita Allen, 39, of Queens Drive, Dodworth, had led a difficult early life at the hands of an abusive stepfather, an inquest was told. She also had financial problems, troubled relationships with men, and had been bullied at school. Anita was convicted of harassment after putting up posters about her mum and once set fire to her mum’s trailer tent. The inquest was told that she unfairly blamed her mum, Joyce Hartley, from Royston, for her stepfather’s abuse. She was particularly upset when, after going to the police about the allegations, no charges were brought. When she was down, Anita liked to visit a derelict cottage in Cawthorne, which she described as “her favourite little place”. At the end of November, she visited Healds Head Cottage for the last time.

Troubled: Anita Allen Children had tied a rope swing to a large tree near the cottage, which Anita used to hang herself. An empty bottle of wine was found next to her body, along with the dustbin she used to stand on. Her friend, David Hemingway, described Anita as a good-looking girl, who was bright, intelligent and hard working. She also loved animals and was a keen photographer. David said Anita used to go

through “dark periods” however. He said he quickly realised that she had serious mental health issues and needed professional help. David recalled one day in which she phoned him to say she was in Keighley and was walking towards Silsden. He was worried about her mental state and set off with a friend to find her. By the time they located her, she was sitting in a pub, soaking wet and covered in mud because she had jumped in Silsden Canal. Anita had also taken an overdose ten years ago. After she was convicted of harassment, Anita was assessed by a mental health nurse, who said she had no stated suicide plans and no evidence of mental illness. Recording a verdict of suicide, assistant deputy coroner Donald Coutts-Wood said: “It’s obviously a difficult life that she’s had, both as a child and as an adult. “With her partners and her husband, she suffered considerable difficulties with all of them.”

Pupils from class 8 at Hunningley Primary School were among the children shown around a Gee-Vee travel coach as part of their work on transport. Picture: Jamie Lorriman

A STAIRFOOT man who failed to comply with a supervision requirement was fined £100 with £30 costs and a £15 victim surcharge when he appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court. District judge Michael Rosenberg told Timothy Turner, 18, of Hoyle Mill Road, that he was being given credit for the large number of appointments that he had kept with the probation service.

Drink-driver may escape ban A WORSBROUGH Bridge woman pleaded guilty to a drink-driving offence when she appeared before Barnsley magistrates. Kathryn McCool, however, escaped imposition of an interim driving ban as solicitor, Philip Stables warned there could be special reasons to argue against disqualification. McCool, 34, of Elmsdale, was granted unconditional bail as proceedings were adjourned to April 7.

To contact the Chronicle with news or events call the newsdesk on 734262 or send details to editorial@barnsley-chronicle.co.uk

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Star tips: Katherine Kelly – alias Coronation Street’s Becky Granger – with LYTES members. From left, Daniel Wilkinson, Laura Jane Shaw, Katie Baldry, Callum Lee and Lucy Jepson. (S)

A DEVELOPMENT director has been hired to take over the project to reopen the Civic Hall. Fergus Justice Mills will head up the Civic Enterprise Trust, a board which has been created to manage the town centre Victorian landmark. The former chief executive of the Interchange Trust in London is said to have a wealth of experience within the cultural industry. He said: “The Civic is a building that means many different things to the people of Barnsley and I am delighted that I will be able to contribute to the next chapter of its long association with the town.” Carol Cooper-Smith is director of Barnsley Development Agency, the council’s regeneration specialists. She said: “The civic is one of the most eagerly anticipated projects of its kind and with Fergus’ knowledge and expertise behind it, I am confident that it will become a huge success.”

CORONATION Street star Katherine Kelly joined aspiring stars of the Lamproom Youth Theatre Ensemble to give them tips in bringing a rather unusual production to life. ‘Bard Lyte,’ being staged from next Tuesday to Saturday, is the first foray into the world of William Shakespeare by the LYTES. It’s a show billed as ‘Shakespeare’s Finest Moments!’ featuring everything from Henry V to musical numbers from the

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By Steph Johnson A FAILING care agency which is paid by the council to provide home helps for vulnerable old folk was stopped from working for Rotherham Council eight months ago. Last week the Chronicle revealed that some of Aaren Care’s Barnsley staff were not turning in for work because their wages were almost two weeks late. The firm is also being investigated by social care inspectors. One of its directors Karen Elliott claimed her company had decided not to apply for the Rotherham contract and promised staff would be paid by the end of the week, blaming late time sheets for the delay. On Tuesday of this week workers were still waiting for their wages and Rotherham Council confirmed it stopped using Aaren Care because of its poor service.

A spokesman for the authority said: “Our Neighbourhoods and Adult Services Commissioning and Partnerships Department are aware of the investigation that is currently being undertaken by the Commission for Social Care Inspectors. “We ceased placing work with Aaron Care in June 2007 due to a number of contracting and performance concerns and are not considering any change to this decision at the present time. “ A member of staff, who does not wish to be named, said cash had been given to a number of employees but there were at least six workers who had not been paid at all. “They haven’t told us why, they just keep saying they are waiting for funds to come through.” Aaren Care failed to meet any of the national standards on the two occasions it was visited by the Commission for Social Care

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Workhouse life talk LIFE in the workhouse will be the subject of the next Friends of Barnsley Archives’ social evening. Paul Eyre, district secretary of the South Yorkshire branch of the Oddfellows, will give the presentation at Barnsley library on Monday at 7pm. He will talk about the workhouse on St Mary’s Gate and one built on Gawber Road in 1852, that in 1930 became St Helen’s Hospital. On May 19 the group will have a presentation from staff at the National Coal Mining Museum on a project to conserve its collection of coal cutting machinery.

Inspectorate last year. CSCI reports deemed care plans inadequate and revealed that many staff had not been trained in first aid, food hygiene, moving and handling, assisting with medications or infection control. There were ‘extremely poor’ and falsified records. There was a lack of supervision for staff and failure to assess the changing needs of clients. Insufficient checks on employees, including CRB, were also discovered. A Companies House document revealed that all money coming into the company must go to HSBC. Aaren Care released a statement on Wednesday saying: “We are looking into the issues raised by the staff and these will be resolved as soon as possible. We do not consider any vulnerable people have been put at risk as a result of the actions of Aaren care.”

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Light entertainment WHENThe Lights Go On Again, a wartime musical, is being staged by Barnsley Amateurs Musical Theatre Group from April 7-12. There has been an influx of wartime artefacts, some of which will help form a display in the Lamproom Theatre foyer during the show. Among those to have offered memorabilia is Barnsley’s Mayor, Coun Len Picken.

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RESIDENTS of Worsbrough Common will can have a big clean up on Monday. Skips are to be placed at the bottom of Bruce Avenue, on the grassed area, Mount Close and at the former works depot on Highstone Avenue. The operation, part of the regeneration of the area, has been organised by the safer neighbourhood team, Berneslai Homes and the community association. Skips will be there from 9am to 5pm. Any rubbish or household items, apart from asbestos, can be put in.

Writers’ group talk BUDDING authors and professional writers can learn more at a writers’ resource centre at Barnsley library. The drop-in session is for anyone who wants information on writing groups, courses, publications or anything to do with writing. It will be from 11-1pm. Details: Matt Black on 0114 2554030.

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Kendray gym equipment dealer fined for threatening behaviour By Ian Harley A KENDRAY man arrested after ‘swearing, shouting and making a nuisance of himself’ was fined £100 and ordered to pay £43 costs when he appeared at Barnsley Magistrates' Court. Richard Egley, 24, a gym equip-

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Dorothy’s sweet legacy will provide revamp church had prayed for By Emma Spencer THE prayers of members of Gawber Parish Church have been answered — thanks to a surprise legacy of about £100,000 from a woman whose family owned sweet shops in the town. Father Antony Pritchett and members have been dreaming of adding a kitchen, toilets and a meeting room to St Thomas’s Church but fund-raising would have taken years. But now they have discovered that Dorothy Banks, who died last year, has left enough money to cover the £70,000 building costs and the kitting out of the extension with tables, chairs and other equipment. Planning permission was granted last week for the single-storey extension which will be added to the south side of the church and it is expected work can begin in the summer. But the extension is earmarked for a plot which contains two grave stones. Martha Palfreyman was the first to be buried in a family grave in 1860 and joined by six

the Wakefield Diocese but it is not unusual for churches to build on graves. Churches all over the country are having to extend and build out.” Miss Banks, of Redbrook Road, never married and had no children of her own but worked in the family business of sweet shops. There were two — one on Huddersfield Road and another next to the Alhambra cinema which was near the shopping Mall. He added: “She was a congregation member for most of her life and when she was ill I did home communion. She was always very interested in the church and what was happening and always used to say she had left something for the church but I hadn’t realised the extent of how much. “It would have been a struggle — to try to raise that amount of money would have taken years — we would have worked towards it because we had been talking about it for the last 18 months but this really does save so many problems. “It is one of the most extraordinary things to happen while I have been here.”

other relatives, the last being Mary Taylor in July 1918. Mary Bostwick was buried in the second grave in October 1863 and joined by husband Thomas in 1877. According to church records, the stones were laid flat in the 1960s, most probably for safety reasons, but the records don’t say if human remains are directly below the stones or elsewhere in the grounds. Father Antony Pritchett says the stones will be relocated within the churchyard and if human remains are disturbed during the works they will be re-interred with a full service. He added: “The problem is I don’t know and I don't think anybody else would know whether the stones were laid directly on top of the grave or moved forward and then laid flat. “Our parish records are probably some of the best in the country but those particular graves are the oldest and the records for that area of the church are very hazy. “If any remains are found we will have to follow instructions from the Chancellor of

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A SPORTING dinner with guest speaker Reds’ boss Simon Davey will be held at the Legend Suite, Barnsley Football Club. The event, on April 18, will also feature comedian John Evans. For tickets contact Sue Miller on 244244 extension 260. A fashion show with clothes from the hospice’s retail shops will be held on Wednesday at Brooklands Hotel. For tickets contact Mark Perry on 244244 extension 259. Winning lottery numbers: £500, 010512; £20, 010361, 010430, 011261, 755181, 810965; £10, 010059, 010103, 010170, 010828, 011734, 012209, 012426, 457505, 583848, 988296. To join contact 779382. Donations of raffle prizes are still welcomed. Donations: £400 for care given to Irene Beim, from Stefan and family; £100 Bethel Church Pre School, harvest festival; £145 in lieu of presents and flowers for Gary and Shirley Bentley's 25th wedding anniversary; £10 K Bray, lottery winnings; £100 South Yorkshire Police Property Act Fund; £410 in lieu of flowers for Mr Schofield; £500 Pengestone Lodge; £180 in lieu of gifts and flowers at Mary Sheard’s 70th birthday; £452.92 Darton High School, raised by pupils at non-uniform day; £100 Hoylandswaine Methodist Church Council; £50 Sean Higginbottom, for help given to Simon DeBarr; £2.95 Flora

Carrie; £86 in lieu of flowers for Roy Ramskill from family and friends; £700 Silkstone Common Ladies' Choir; £11.03 Irene Crossland; £5 E Neville; £26.88 Barnsley Stop Smoking Service; £200 V & S Ceramics, pottery painting party; £20 Mrs Mavis Ellis, in memory of late husband Gilbert; £27 Penistone Surgery office staff, in lieu of Christmas cards. Christmas appeal: £48 Birkinshaw’s, Staincross; £8.90 Lindhurst Lodge; £31.20 Salon 30, Racecommon Road. Pennies to Pounds appeal: £4.69 Miss Josephine Sanderson. Loose change boxes: £13.06 Salon 30, Racecommon Road. Blue collecting boxes: £245.37 The Limes Day Unit; £27.66 Wharncliffe Hotel; £68.26 Silkstone Garage; £28.56 Rythm and Booze, New Lodge; £19.53 Simply the Best, indoor market; £17.77 Pogmoor News.

Town pilots two projects BARNSLEY is piloting two projects to encourage local businesses to apply for contracts to provide the NHS with goods and services. One of the areas of business being tested is food supplies such as bread and meat for Keresforth, Mount Vernon and Kendray hospitals. South Yorkshire producers have secured £80,000 worth of contracts. The other is recycling and Barnsley hospital is using six local suppliers to

deal with its waste. Helena Fuller, chief operating officer at Yorkshire and Humber Commercial Procurement Collaborative, said: “We’re helping to dispel the myth that buying local is more expensive and demonstrating the direct link between health improvements with sustainable economic development. “It will ultimately save the NHS money that can be directed back into health care.”


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TV cameras roll to capture the ‘ransom ripper’s’ drop drama

Resident on GBH charge AN ATHERSLEY North man has appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court accused of causing grievous bodily harm with intent and possessing a samurai sword as an offensive weapon in a public place. Paul Robert Naughton is charged with committing the wounding offence against David Horner. Both offences were, allegedly committed on January 13. Naughton, 26, of Wood Park View, was granted unconditional bail to April 25 when proceedings are scheduled for committal to Sheffield Crown Court.

By Joanne Wright

Accused faces trial

BERNESLAI Homes has received 2,229 enquiries about 129 properties in the first month of using its new lettings system. The Homeseeker service has one housing list with five categories of need. New vacancies are advertised weekly and applicants can try for up to three properties a week. Lettings manager Bob Cartwright said: “The feedback from customers has been very positive.” Call 775454 or visit www.berneslaihomes. co.uk

All fired up for charity FIRE crews from Royston, Barnsley and Tankersley are taking part in a charity car wash tomorrow. Officers from Royston will be on hand to scrub down your vehicle from 10am to 5pm, in exchange for donations to the national Fire-fighters' Benevolence Fund. A similar event at the station last year raised £500 to add to the nationwide campaign. Barnsley fire crews will wash cars at central station, off Broadway, and Tankersley fire-fighters at Chapeltown WMC, not Tankersley fire station.

Nine arrested at Saturday’s football match THERE were nine arrests at Saturday’s clash between Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday. Police leave was cancelled and about 200 officers were on duty. Meanwhile six Barnsley fans involved in fighting at the Hillsborough fixture in December were arrested two days before the home match. The men have been released on police bail and will return to Barnsley Station in two weeks to be told if they will be charged. They were allegedly embroiled in organised fighting in the Division Street area of Sheffield. Barnsley Superintendent and match commander Dave Hartley is pleased with the crowd control in and around Oakwell. He said: “The latest arrests were for sporadic incidents, people having too much to drink really.”

KIDNAP victim Stephanie Slater has been reliving the eight days she spent as a hostage in 1992 for a documentary on some of the most notorious crimes in Britain. A re-creation of the infamous Michael Sams ransom drop was filmed on the TransPennine Trail on Friday for a six-part series on Crimes That Shook Britain. Title Role productions filmed the scene for the series to be shown on the History Channel later this year. It will feature a dramatisation of the kidnapping and ransom drop and also interviews with the

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A BARNSLEY firm, M C Mills, has helped to find parts for a coal-cutting machine which has been running at the National Coal Mining Museum near Wakefield. The restored British Jeffrey Diamond coal cutter dates from the 1950s and men who worked underground with this type of machine gathered at the museum to see it run again. The museum is conserving coal cutters and digitising an archive of photographs from the Wakefield manufacturer, British Jeffrey Diamond. A spokesman for M C Mills, engineering merchants, of Castlereagh Street, Barnsley, said it had supplied the NCB and British Coal in the past. The firm had probably provided heavy thread bolts, still stored at the premises, for the coal cutter.

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yourself from it but it does have an effect on you. I looked it up on the internet and it is unbelievable how he managed to do it.” Producer Helen Tonge said it was important to use the original drop off point in the dramatisation. She said: “It is a powerful story and we wanted the whole series to be realistic.” Sams was caught in 1993 and is currently serving four life sentences in Whitemoor prison, Cambridgeshire. Other crimes that will feature in the series are the Harold Shipman murders and the Michael Ryan Hungerford massacre.

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Supt Hartley and his team will employ the same tactics for the FA Cup quarter final against Chelsea tomorrow. Although officers are not expecting it to be a grudge match, intelligence is being gathered on fans who are known to be violent. There will also be a heavy police presence in the town centre before kick off and after the final whistle. Supporters have been given ample drinking time thanks to a 5.30pm kick off and Supt Hartley wants to ensure pre match excitement does spill over into public disorder. He added: “Going to the pub before the game is all part of football, drinking yourself into a stupor then trying to get into the ground is not. “We want everybody to have a good day but anybody looking for trouble will find it, with the police.”

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warehouse scenes in Manchester the shoot last week near Farlecote Farm, Oxspring, involved the initial kidnapping and the ransom drop. The weather was as bleak on Friday as it was 18 years ago with rain and gale force winds making the 12 hours of outdoor filming even more challenging. Emma Hartley-Miller, who is playing Stephanie, said: “This week I have been blindfolded, kidnapped and put in a wheelie bin but it is nothing compared to what she must have gone through. “You forget it really happened, you have to separate

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real Stephanie Slater, her father Warren and police officers. Sams sparked a nationwide manhunt and was dubbed the ‘ransom ripper’ after killing Leeds teenager Julie Dart in 1991 and kidnapping estate agent Stephanie a year later. He held Stephanie, 25, hostage in a coffin for eight days and made his demand of £175,000. It was a foggy and damp evening on January 29, 1992 when ransom courier Kevin Watts made the drop and Sams escaped on a motorbike down Blackergreen Lane, despite only having one leg. Having previously filmed

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Cooking time: Keresforth Primary School has been running a cookery club every week for pupils. They make three healthy recipes from scratch and take the dishes home for tea. This week pupils Joshua Black, Nathan Adams, Shannon Brookes, Amber Brookes, Jodie Arnett and May HayesAllen made a quiche with school cook Annette Whitehead. (D)

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By Ian Harley POLICE officers making an early-hours check on Glyn Paul Wood found him inside his Stairfoot home presumably complying with bail conditions. But their return moments later found him contravening them by standing outside between ten and 15 feet from the door of his home. The reason, solicitor Philip Stables told Barnsley Magistrates’ Court was that Wood had stepped outside to watch the officers drive off. Wood, 43, of Foster Street, Stairfoot, admitted breach of bail conditions. He was readmitted to bail in the same conditions but warned by district judge Michael Rosenberg that he may not be so fortunate if he breaches conditions again. Wood is currently on bail to Sheffield Crown Court facing charges of dangerous driving and driving while disqualified.

Generous gift: Silkstone Golf Club’s Barry Murphy and Barbara Edwards visited Greenacre School last Wednesday to present a cheque for almost £8,200 to headteacher Susan Hayter, staff and students. The money was raised throughout last year from various in-club activities. (D)

ANTHONY Hancock sold a mobile phone to a local dealer within two-and-a-half hours of it being stolen in a house burglary. He then denied involvement in burglary and handling until being identified as the man who sold it. He then admitted he had sold the phone while suspecting it may have been stolen, Barnsley Magistrates’ Court was told. Hancock, 37, of Tune Street, Barnsley, was warned that all sentencing options would remain open as district judge Michael Rosenberg adjourned sentencing for the preparation of reports. He had admitted handling the £150 phone, the property of Dawn Morton. Appearing in court with him was a juvenile female who entered not guilty pleas to allegations of burglary and the dishonest handling of property including a mobile telephone, a holdall, games and bank cards. She was granted unconditional bail as proceedings were adjourned to April 4.

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Worsbrough Mill Worsbrough Bowling Club The Worsbrough Bridge bowling club's spring buffet and dance will be held in the welfare hall on Saturday, March 15 at 7.30pm. Tickets are still available and cost £10. The spring general meeting is on March 19 at 7.30pm in the welfare hall where members will be invited to pay their subs. Ward Green Baptist Church Tomorrow at 6pm there is an informal get together re the church anniversary. On Sunday John Grant will be the preacher at 10.30am and 6pm. Swaithe WMC Weekly draw winning numbers: £350 — 1329, £50 — 30, £20 — 2860, £10 — 653. There is a family disco today from 8pm to 10pm. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Bingo is tomorrow, Monday and Thursday. Obsession is also on Thursday. Quiz night is Wednesday. Skate Park/BMX Track Work will shortly start on the new skate park and bmx track at Genn Lane, Ward Green. This will be a new up-to-theminute concrete track and should be open this month. For information contact 249904. Worsbrough Community Church On Sunday the 10.30am service speaker is Clive Bryant and four people will be welcomed into membership at this service. On Monday afternoon the Fellowship will meet at 2pm. The cafe is open on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 9.30am to 11.30am for coffee and 11.30am to 1.30pm for lunches. Hygeia Slimming The group meets every Thursday at the sports development club, Worsbrough at 2pm. Weight loss of the week went to B Clegg with a five pound loss. For more information call 217357. St Thomas and St James' Church The 9.30 am service on Sunday Holy communion was led by Rev Trevor Keightley and Mary Keightley. Preacher will be Trevor and readers Anne Grimshaw and Pauline Dupere. An informal service will be held at Rockley Dene Nursing Home, Worsbrough Bridge at 2pm on Wednesday led by Trevor and helped by Ivy Kilburn. For information about services or to arrange weddings, baptisms or away banns telephone Rev Trevor Keightley on 286505. The Lent course finishes next week with the fifth session. There are three house groups throughout the week at various locations, dates and times. For further information telephone Mary on 286505. The wives’ group meets on Monday at 8pm in the parish hall. The speaker is Mr Barraclough on “My Life as an Entertainer”. Hostesses will be Dorothy Firth and Kath Tinkler. Thank you To the band of people who have helped clearing the area around the churchyard. The next working party is tomorrow, 10-12. Anyone with an hour or two to spare will be most welcome. Jumble Sale The jumble sale on Friday March 14 at 5.30pm. is in the parish hall and proceeds are for the church funds.

Dodworth Miners' Welfare Scheme A meeting for the trustees and management committee will be held on Sunday at 5.30pm in the sports and social club. Quiz The winners of the Tuesday quiz at the Bluebell Inn were Jordan Naylor, Sarah Taylor, Richy B, Ben Mal and Tez. St John's Church Parish eucharist on Mothering Sunday was celebrated by Rev Stephen Race. Bible readings were given by Iris France and Margaret McBeath. The offertory was presented by Jane Race and Claire Secker. Harold Bolton read the psalm and

administered the chalice. Lynn Askey was sidesperson. At the monthly coffee morning refreshments were served by Robert and Trudie Bowes. Today a service for the Women's Day World of Prayer at 2pm in the church. On Sunday parish eucharist with Sunday school at 10am. The Lent group meets on Wednesday at 7pm. On Thursday holy communion at 9.30am and teddies and toddlers at 2pm. The PCC meets on Monday March 10 at 7pm. Methodist Church Allen Griffiths was speaker at the fellowship last Thursday, Margaret Hodnett presided and Edith Bird was pianist. The Mothering Day service was taken by Janet Crossley. Lessons were read by Norma Cornforth and Ann Hamby. Flowers were donated by the Sunday school. Organist was Edith Bird. On Sunday at 10.30am a united service will take place at Silkstone Common Methodist Church. Mother and toddler on Wednesdy at 9.30am. Slimming World At last Wednesday's meeting a total of 58lbs were lost. Awards went to Janet Elliott (half-stone); Jackie Cox and Helen Cooper (one stone); June Smith (one-stone-and-ahalf pounds); Rachel Richardson, Val Reed, Jacke Cox and Helen Cooper (club ten); Pat Barham (bronze body magic). Jackie and Helen reached their target weight. Slimmer-of- the-week was Mandy Williamson. Slimmer-ofthe-week was Diane Watts. The class welcomed two new members. RAOB Bro J Severn opened Reg Hall Lodge 10514 and welcomed Bro L Perry and his officers into the lodge along with Bros S Lovatt and N Lovatt. Raffles were donated by Bros J Armitage, J Bennett, S Corby, I Charlton, P Lowes and K Hinchcliffe. Winners were Bros J Severn, K Hinchcliffe, P Lowes, K Hinchcliffe, P White, N Lovatt and I Stead. Fraternal greetings were given from Honest Dodworth Lodge 10632, Victory Lodge 7670, Coronation Lodge 8645, Towd Waggin Rooad 9788 Barnsley Province, Bell Lodge 5032 Gloucestershire Province, Bradford PGL, North Bucks PGL, Rotherham PGL and Robin Hood Lodge 4477 Chesterfield & Mansfield Province. Bro L Perry closed the lodge. Bro I Armitage opened and closed Honest Dodworth Lodge 10632 on February 25. The lodge welcomed Bro C Edwards. Raffles were donated by Bros C Edwards and I Armitage. Winners were Bros P Robinson, I Stead, K Hinchcliffe and I Armitage. Fraternal greetings were given from Towd Waggin Rooad Lodge 9788 and Reg Hall Lodge 10514 Barnsley Province, Peace Lodge Wakefield & Dewsbury Province.

Monk Bretton Methodist Church On Sunday morning there was a famiy service led by Rev Louise Dawson. The Sunday club attended and the brownies and guides presented their standards. Karen Houghton read the lesson. Rose Denman was organist and flowers were presented by Sandra Naylor. At the end of the service the Sunday club and brownies distributed daffodils to mothers. in the evening there was a joint service at Cudworth Methodist Church led by Rev Mark Reasbeck. The youth club met on Monday supervised by Helen Walker and on Tuesday the 45th Barnsley Brownies and 27th Barnsley Guides were

supervised by Jayne Wragg and Lynn Smith. At the women's fellowship yesterday final preparations were made for the anniversary weekend. Tomorrow there is a coffee morning to celebrate Marie Rusling's 60th birthday, there will be a sing-along. On Sunday the women’s anniversary service will be led by Rev Sylvia Corney and Michael Corney. At 3pm there will be a service of hymns and readings given by members of the fellowship. On Monday at 7.30pm there will be a Lent meeting led by Rev Louise Dawson. On Tuesday the women's fellowship will continue their rally when speaker will be Sue Langdale. Neighbouring churches have been invited and tea will cost £1. At 6pm the brownies and guides will organise a beetle drive and supper. On March 12 the development group will meet at 7.30pm. Sheets of questions for the spring quiz are available from the church at £1, or contact Angela on 286472. Proceeds are for the development fund. MENCAP Centre Games winners at last Thursday’s luncheon club were Anita Cooper, Doris Brown, Tess Durbridge and Margaret Rhodes. Raffle winners were Margaret Rhodes and Zillah Richardson. Pigeon Racing Club The Woodmoor, Carlton, was starting point on Sunday for the race organised by the Bridge Inn Miler Pigeon Racing Club. Ernest Chitoriski was winner in 1 minute 1 second and second was Clifford Blackett in 1 minute 7 seconds. The race on Sunday at 11am will be from Cudworth Park. Redfearns Junior FC Sheffield and District Junior Sunday League games were played at the weekend by Redfearns Junior FC. The Under-10s lost 6-0 to Ecclesfield Rangers while the Under-11s met Thorncliffe Juniors and drew 1-1, Ryan Crossland scoring. The Under13s played Greenhill JFC and lost 5-2, Liam Seeley scoring twice. The Under-14s played Sheffield Wednesday Young Owls and drew 1-1, Jack Portman scoring. The Under15s played Brinsworth Whitehill and lost 2-1, Matthew Roberts scoring. St Paul’s Parish Church Father Nigel Holmes was celebrant at Sunday's family mass. Readings were given by Pat Kaye and Sadie Cushing. The offertory was taken by Joyce Ward and Joyce Eastwood. Side duties were carried out by Beryl Watson and Pat Kaye. Organist was Robert Barraclough, Daphne Woffinden sang the psalm and Jack Birkett the gospel acclamation. Posies and greetings cards were presented to the mothers. In the evening members attended the deanery Lent service at Athersley Church. On Monday after the mass celebrated by Father Nigel, Deacon June Crossland presented a special version of stations of the cross in the centre. On Tuesday Father Nigel led a mass and Lent address in the centre. Today at 6pm there will be a mass and Stations of the Cross and tomorrow at 10am there will be a Fairtrade coffee morning. At 6.30pm there will be a vigil mass and on Sunday the family mass at 10am. Bishop’s Visit The Bishop of Pontefract, the Rt Rev Tony Robinson, will conduct a confirmation service on June 29 at St Paul’s Church. Air Scouts The cub section of the 12th Barnsley, Monk Bretton, Air Scout Group met in the Rotherham Road headquarters on Wednesday when 19 attended and completed the home help and artists’ badges. There are vacancies in all sections, beavers aged six to eight, boys and girls, meet Tuesdays 6pm to 7.30pm; cubs, eight to ten-and-a-half years-old, boys and girls, meet Wednesdays 6.30pm to 8pm; scouts, ten-and-a-half to 14 year-old, boys and girls, Thursdays 7pm to 9pm. All sections meet at the Rotherham Road centre. Adults wishing to volunteer as helpers or leaders should contact Judith on 218212. Pheasant Inn The Pheasant Inn had a week of sporting success. In the Smithies Pool League, they beat Wilthorpe 4-3. The team was Jack Cureton, Dean Winter, David Hobson, Jack Owen, Bob Sutcliffe, Chris

Dixon and Ray Bradley. Playing in the Barnsley Sunday Soccer League, Pheasant beat Trades Club 6-1. Danny Foley scored a hat-trick, Tim Woodhouse two and Steve Boldy got a goal. On Monday in the Kendal League, the pool team beat Mixcues 43. Team was Jack Cureton, Steve Mosley, Jack Owen, Ray Bradley, Steve Rennison, David Hobson and Ben Vellensworth. Butchers’ Arms Playing in the Smithies Pool League, the team lost to Highstone Road Club. Team was Steve Bruce, Dave Fields, Phil Rich, Steve Wainwright, Eleanor Wainwright, John Lees ad Gary Annetts. Monk Bretton WMC The pool team played in the Smithies League last week and beat Victoria 5-2. Team was Neil Hogley, Keith Perry, Glyn Ashton, Ian Gannon, Ray Ogden, Dave Smith and Martin Rennison. Slimming World When the club met last Wednesday afternoon in the community centre, slimmers-ofthe-week were Tommy Taylor and Sharon Elsworth with three pound losses. Awards went to Sam Bell and Kevin Haigh (half-stone); Julia Wilmot (two stone); Kate Raynor (three stone); Pat Parrish (three-and-a-half stone); Brenda O'Grady and Donna Frostick (bronze, silver and body magic awards); Kate Raynor (silver); Janet Patten (bronze, silver and gold). At Tuesday’s first evening session, slimmers-of-the week were Lisa Williams, Debbie Bagshaw and Vicky Cummings each losing three pounds. Awards went to Lisa Williams, Beverley Haigh and Michelle Himsworth (half-stone); Linda Hawes and Joan Dune (one stone); Jackie Ackroyd (six-anda-half stone). At the following session, slimmer-of-the-week was Sandra Ferry with a threeand-a-half pound loss with stone awards going to Ann Phillips and Sandra Perry. Sarah Bradley got her three stone award. Over 50s’ Club The club met on Tuesday in the community centre when games winners were Loretta Speight, Loll Tighe, Annie Watson, Marion Kilburn, Janet Stafford, Betty Steele, Phyllis Chapman, Pat Radford, Rita Parkin, Elaine Worley, Janet Downing and Janet Samson. Raffle winners were Ann Gormer and Joyce Wildblood. 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.

Higham Methodist Church On Sunday at 3pm there will be a dedication service at Pilley Methodist Church conducted by Rev Pam Butler. There will be no Sunday evening service at Higham. Tea and toast will be served in the hall on Monday between 9.30am and 11am. The Monday fellowship meets at 2pm when the speaker will be Rev Mark Reasbeck. On Monday the junior youth group gets together at 6.45pm followed by the senior youth group at 7.45pm.

Athersley Crime and Community Safety Meeting Will be held on Wednesday in the Wellington Hotel, from 7pm to 8pm. This is an opportunity for Athersley residents to meet local police and discuss any issues. Further meetings will be held throughout the year. Welfare rights- At the Romero Centre, St Helens Church. A free confidential service, to enable all residents to receive their maximum entitlement from the social security system. Appointments only. Call in or contact us for more information 770390 at Romero Centre. Athersley Recreation Centre On Newstead Road is open Mondays 9am to 11.30pm, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday 3pm to 11.30pm. Friday 8am to 12.30pm and 3.30pm to 11.30pm, Saturday 9am to 4pm and Sunday 9am to 11pm. With football coaching on astro-turf pitches, court hire for badminton and squash as well as basketball, hockey, cricket and gymnastics there is an option for everyone. Aerobic classes of various kinds from step and aerobics to circuits and mini gym are also available at various times so there is always something to try. Telephone 299907 for further information Aiding Barnsley’s Recovery Group Will be holding an open day at the Children’s Centre Lindhirst Road, on Wednesday and then every three weeks after that. The group will provide help and support for service users. The group is aimed at people who have experience of drugs problems, whether that be with a family member or personally. Come along and talk to people who can help. For further information contact Claire Dawson at the centre on 296969 Line Dancing There will be no line dancing until Friday, April 4. Councillors’ Surgery The next surgery will be tomorrow from 10am to 12noon and will be a walkabout on Athersley North around the Mansfield Road and Lindhurst Road areas. Weaning Party This month is on Tuesday from 10am to 11am at the Secret Garden Centre on Lindhurst Road and will include advice and information about starting solids, how to prepare your own, and also a talk on dental health. Methodist Church On Mothering Sunday there was a united service at Laithes Lane led by Rev Mark Reasbeck. The luncheon club met on Tuesday from 12 noon. Four students from Capernwray will be joining the group for the morning. For information about the luncheon club contact Ivy Buckley on 234998. On Wednesday at 1.30pm there was a Bible study and fellowship. On Thursday from 9am to 11am honeypot playgroup met. At 3.30pm the kids’ club, for children five to 11years-old, met led by students from Capernwray and Terry Street. On Sunday the service at 10.30am will be lead by John Foster. Monk Bretton Women’s Fellowship Anniversary is on Tuesday at 3pm when the soloist and speaker will be Deacon Sue Langdale. Brownies Had a weekend away at Hesley Wood, the theme for the weekend was ‘Pirates’. The girls enjoyed making a pirate ship, apple bobbing, searching for treasure, crafts and nature walks plus badge work St Helen’s Parish Church The service on Mothering Sunday was celebrated by Father Rodney Marshall at 10am. He welcomed the guides to the service. John Kenyon played the organ. Altar Servers were Basil Dunning, Melvin Gumbrell and Susan Gumbrell. Bible readings were given by Hannah Ward and Marcella Greenfield. The intercessional prayers were given by guides Laura Butterwood, Jessica Phillips, Rachael Butterwood, Danielle Hunt, Olivia Butterwood and Pat Padgett. The offertory was presented by guides Rebekah Downing and Megan Jackson. On sides duty were Jennifer Hulme and Pat Padgett. The Chalice was administered by Hilary Brown and Ian Hammerton. The fourth of the

Lenten services was at St Helen’s when Canon George Nairn Briggs gave the address. Today mass will be at 12 noon with a service of Divine Mercy Devotions at 7pm. Mass will be at 10am tomorrow with parish office for enquiries for baptism and weddings will be from 10.30am to 11.30am. Vigil mass will be at 5pm and confessions at 5.30pm. Masses on Sunday are at 8am and a special family mass will be at 10am; the Deanery Lenten Service will be at St Peter’s Doncaster Road Barnsley at 6pm. St Helen’s are supporting the Barnsley Churches Drugs Project for the next two weeks. Donations of cash, food items, blankets, pillows etc are needed if you can help please contact Fr. Marshall or Melvin Gumbrell. Guides Are holding a coffee evening with the Brownies on Thursday from 6pm to 7.30pm when they will draw the Easter raffle. Rainbow Shine Group For parents and carers of children on the autistic spectrum. A meeting will be held on Wednesday from 9.30am to 11.30am at the Children’s Centre, Lindhurst Road. For further information about these or other activities at the centre or to reserve a place telephone 296969. Coffee Day Will be held at the home of Pat and Michael Padgett on Tuesday March 25 from 11am onwards, lunches will served from 12.30pm. Proceeds will go to St Helen’s Church. Roundhouse Lifelong Learning Centre Access to Learn Direct Courses is also available every day, job search facilities are also available Monday to Friday 9.30am to 12.30pm and 1pm to 4pm with a late night 4.30pm to 8pm on Tuesday. Numerous courses are run each day, including yoga for beginners, food hygiene, cake decorating and much more. If you are interested and would like more information call in or phone 244528 for further information. The Secret Garden Children’s Centre Is within the grounds of Athersley North Primary School on Lindhurst Road. Courses available include baby massage which is free and runs for five weeks, this is a rolling programme, contact the centre for dates and availability. Baby yoga classes run for six weeks and cost £12, Parenting Classes/Coping with kids’ courses are also available contact Emma at the centre for further information. Motormouth Is a Roundhouse Community Partnership project. Congratulations to Lloyd, Richard, Jack and Mikey for completing their Level 2 in motor vehicle maintenance. Athersley Cares The Girls’ Action Group has this week been starting to make Easter gifts. The girls decorated eggcups, using glass paints and stickers. The girls also decorated Easter baskets. Thanks to Galvin and Alan Kaye from South Yorkshire Fire Service who came and spoke to the group last week. Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church A meeting of confirmation candidates will be held tomorrow at 10.30pm to 12 noon. Sunday mass will be at 11am and will be celebrated by Bishop John Rawsthorne who will spend the day in the parish. At 7pm he will meet with the parish life group. On Monday at 9.30am there will be a service of word and communion. At 7pm there is a communal service of reconciliation during which Fathers Durkin, Tomblin and McNamara will be available for confession. On Tuesday and Wednesday Year 10s from St Michael’s High School will have their retreat day in the church. On Tuesday at 6.00pm. Father is available for confession before the mass at 6:30. . The parent and toddler group will meet on Wednesday from 12 noon. The after school group meets at 3.45pm on Wednesday and at 6.30pm there will be stations of the cross. On Thursday there is mass at 6.30pm followed by a meeting of the Union of Catholic Mothers.

Mapplewell & Staincross Darby and Joan The chairman was Allan Cooper. Birthday greetings were sung to Hilda Bennett, Muriel Stanley and Mary Tully. Entertainment was provided by the Cudworth Ladies Choir. The musical director was Judith Stothard, the pianist Jean Jenkinson. Singers were Joan Weston, Joyce Stables and Margaret Hall. Recitations were by Val Coverdale. Raffle prizes were brought by Betty Exley, Winnie Hoyland, Joan Williams, Marlene Glover, Doreen Slee and Cynthia Orton and won by Allan Cooper, Joan Williams, Joan Wall, Marie Alderson, Winnie Hoyland, Marjery LaceyHattan, and two visitors. Next week the chairperson is Jean Hurp. Methodist Church Heather Radford, of Worsbrough Bridge, conducted the Sunday service and flowers were presented to all the ladies in the congregation by members of the junior church. Members of the Staincross Ladies’ Choir sang two items under musical director Anne Birkinshaw and were accompanied on piano by Jenny Squires who was also organist. The evening service was led by Edwin Hambleton, of South Hiendley. Marilyn Gittner gave a Bible reading and Brian Richardson was the pianist. Kathleen Wilkinson presided over the Women's Fellowship on Monday afternoon when a video called Tulips from Amsterdam was shown and Edie Halfpenny was the pianist. On Tuesday morning tea, coffee and toast were served at the weekly meeting. The ladies' group met in the afternoon and there was the bi-weekly meeting of the craft club in the evening. On Wednesday there was an Evening with the Thorntons, arranged by the events committee, and those present decorated Easter eggs. Some members attended Lenten Study Group meetings at St John’s vicarage on Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday evening. There was a prayer meeting yesterday and there will be a baptismal service on Sunday morning and preacher in the evening will be Rev Derek Orange. Members will be meeting on Tuesday at 9am for the annual spring clean of the church. Next Thursday a small group will be serving a light lunch at Buckley Methodist church following a Lent service there.

New Lodge New Lodge Girls Under 11s played away against Norfolk Park Belles on Saturday and started the match well. They reached half time leading 1-0 through a goal from Charnie Berry. In the second half Norfolk Park came back strongly, scoring two quick goals to take the lead. Although New Lodge had chances to get back in the game they could not manage it. Norfolk Park added two more goals late in the game to come out 4 -1 winners. Next match is away again to Norfolk Park on March 15. St Helen’s Ward Councillors' Surgery The next surgery will be tomorrow from 10am to 12noon and is a walkabout at Athersley North around the Mansfield Road and Lindhurst Road areas. Stronger Neighbourhood Initiative At the Community House 20/22 Kirkstall Road, is working with the Romero Project to bring a range of services to the local community. Residents will be able to get friendly information and advice every Monday 1pm to 5pm, Tuesday 10am to 3pm, Wednesday 2pm to 7pm. Don’t know where to go? Don’t know who to ask? For confidential, friendly information and advice call in to see Margaret or telephone 731297 for more details. Roundhouse Community Partnership’s Study Support — Co-ordinator Kim Leigh is now based in the Community House in New Lodge on Wednesdays. You are welcome to call in for a chat or call 07967644121 if you have a child/children aged

between eight and 16 and they need after school provision. They provide homework support, ICT, local and nationally recognised accreditation, art and craft, healthy eating projects and more. Connexions Personal Advisor Is available to support any person aged 13 to 19. Support could be anything from helping you to fill in a form to an informal chat about anything general or personal. If you want to find out more contact Louise on 07757 507513. Louise has her ‘drop in’ sessions for all young people on Thursdays 2.30pm to 4.00pm in the New Lodge Community Centre.

West Bretton Millennium Bugs Members of the Millennium Bugs hope to meet tomorrow and go to Wakefield Lightwaves swimming. Parish Council The next meeting of the parish council will be held in the village hall next Monday at 7.30pm. Recycling Roadshow The village hall was the venue for the Wakefield MDC new waste recycling services roadshow last Saturday, when it was explained how the new scheme affects residents. Lent The sessions will continue next Tuesday at Woolley Vicarage in the afternoon 2pm to 3.30pm with an evening session at 7pm to 8.30pm. Ecumenical Partnership On Mothering Sunday Rev Canon Sue Penfold was preacher for morning worship. Lessons were read by Judith Brearton and Hilary Sharp. Sidesperson was Christine Robinson and Diana Franklin steward. Organist was Peter Bowers. Flowers were arranged by Judith Brearton and children distributed the daffodil posies to mums. The choir of West Bretton J & I School performed and were conducted by Mary Cadwallader. Refreshments were served by Joan Hofton. On Sunday Rev John Staton will be preacher for holy communion at 10.30am. Over 50s’ Club Next Wednesday members will have a coach outing to York and the Trading Outlet. At the end of the month they will be going to Bradford to see 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang'.

Barugh Green Slimming World Slimming World meets at Barugh Green community centre at 5pm and 6.30pm every Tuesday. A warm welcome was given to Ann Whitehead, Josie Crossland, Marie McVey, Kerry Glover and Samantha Adams. The half-stone award went to Karen Adams. The group’s highest loser in the 5pm group was Angela Hawley, losing 3st 4lbs. The 6.30pm group’s greatest loser was Kaye Jackson, losing 5st 8lbs. Any enquiries contact Christine Melhuish on 381347.

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Birdwell Academy Theatre Chumbawumba appearing on Sunday as part of their UK tour, tickets are available. Academy Idol auditions will take place March 17 to 19 and are open to two age groups: seven to 11 and 12 to 19. First prize is £250. Details and application forms are available from the box office. Weekday dance classes now running. Mondays: Take 2 tots dance and movement 2.15pm to 2.45pm; grade 3 ballet and tap, 4pm to 5.30pm; cabaret dance class (year eight and up or grade 3 equivalent) 5.30pm to 6.30pm. Wednesdays: juvenile ballet and tap (age three minimum) 4pm to 4.45pm; gymnastics (basic) 4.45pm to 5.30pm; street dance 5.30pm to 6.30pm; dancercise 6.30pm to 7.30pm; adult tap 8pm to 9pm. Thursdays: cheerleading 4pm to 4.45pm; dance/gymnastics (advanced) 4.45pm to 5.30pm; grade 3 modern 5.30pm to 6.30pm. The social club will meet on March 18 at 7pm in the upstairs bar area, everyone welcome. Volunteers needed for help with backstage, front of house, hair and make-up, costumes and chaperoning. If you would like to get involved call the box office on 744442. Aetherius Society Healing Centre Healing takes place every Tuesday morning and evening by appointment at 350 Sheffield Road, Birdwell. Call 744659. Methodist Church The service on Sunday at 10.45am will be led by Rev Louise Dawson. The congregation will meet at Pilley Methodist Church at 3pm for a united service to be led by Rev Pam Butler. The Lent Group meets in church on Wednesday at 7.30pm. The Kids’ Club will meet on Thursday at 5.30pm. There will be a united service at Birdwell on Monday March 17 at 7.30pm. The next coffee afternoon will be held on Tuesday March 18, from 2pm to 3.30pm. The fourth church anniversary takes place over the Easter weekend of March 22 and 23.

Pilley St Paul’s The service on Sunday will be Evensong at 6.30pm. Methodist Church Tuesday night's beetle drive winner was Tony Johnson, raffle winner Dorothy Scott. Booby prize went to Molly Cooper. On Sunday at 3pm superintendent minister Rev Pam Butler will conduct an allage worship service in celebration of completion of refurbishment of the church which will be united with friends from Birdwell, Higham and Kexborough. St Paul's Church The evening service will commence at 6.30pm. Community Association The next meeting will commence at 7.15pm. Youth Club The youth club obtained a grant so work has now started on the conservatory.

Lundwood Scouts The 33rd Lundwood Scouts meet on Monday at the Monk Bretton headquarters. Cubs get together from 6pm to 7.30pm and the Scouts from 7.30pm to 9pm. Admission is £2 a session. Call Ruth on 07754440700 for information. Monday Lunch Club There is a two-course lunch and refreshments, 11am till 3pm at Priory Campus. Lunch at 12 noon with gentle exercise at 1.30pm. This week's raffle was won by P Henderson. For more information and to book lunch please contact, Sue Fox 770610 Darby and Joan Bingo winners this week: R Susans, E Cross, J Leonard, Thompson, B Ellis, A Cousins, M Skews. Birthday wishes are sent to Francis Price and get well wishes are sent from the group to Helen Wright.

Gawber St Thomas’s Church Tomorrow at 10am the parish walk takes place, starting at the community centre and at 7.30pm Angel and Korell are in concert. Services on Sunday: 8am Holy Communion; 10.30am Parish Eucharist; 12 noon Holy Baptism; 6pm Evensong. Morning prayer is at 9am and evening prayer is at 5pm on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and morning prayer is also at 9am on Thursday. On Monday at 8pm the Gawber Ladies’ Monday Club meets in the community centre, with speaker Mrs Carol Bowser on The Story of Winthrop Park. On Tuesday at 10.30am St Thomas's Lent Course: The Lord’s Prayer is held and at 7pm the annual parochial church meeting is in the community centre. On Wednesday at 9.30am Holy Communion and at 12 noon the over 60s luncheon club is in the community centre. At 7pm Holy Communion is at St Peter’s for Lent. On Thursday from 1.30pm to 3.30pm the craft group meet in the community centre and choir practice is at 7pm.

Tankersley Tankersley Youth Arts Group Youngsters can take part in graffiti art, creative writing, crafts, photography, video art, dance, drama and graphic arts as part of forge arts for health. The group meet at Tankersley welfare hall, every Friday from 6pm to 7.15pm for eight to 11 year-olds and 7.15pm to 9pm for 11 and over. Glebe Court Crafts Group, Tankersley The group learns arts and crafts techniques in a supportive sociable group as part of forge arts for health. The sessions are held on Wednesdays at Glebe Court supported accommodation project, Tankersley, from 10.30am to 12.30pm. St Peter's Church, Tankersley On Sunday the Communion service will take place at 10.30am.

Worsbrough Common St Luke’s Church On Sunday the 11am service will be Holy Communion. The officiant will be Rev Trevor Keightley. The lessons will be read by Mrs J Goddard and Mrs A Hickling. On Tuesday the Ward Green Ladies’ Guild will meet in the church hall, they will be having a fish and chip luncheon followed by a time of fellowship. The meeting will be at 1pm. Pensioners’ Club On Thursday the pensioners’ club will meet at 2.30pm for their weekly meeting of fellowship. Last week the prizes were won by P Smith, H Wragg and M Davis.

Smithies Smithies Wesleyan Reform Church Sunday school meet 10.45am and afternoon worship at 3pm will be led by Mrs Emma Wilcock. On Monday WA meet at 2.30pm for an open meeting. On Tuesday Girls' Brigade meet at 6.30pm when the girls will continue their work on safety, fashion, friends and family. On Thursday the wives' group meet at 8pm.

Pogmoor NCDWS The National Council For Divorced, Widowed and Separated meets every Wednesday at 8pm at the Travellers Rest, Pogmoor. Proof of status required. Methodists Coffee morning on Saturday from 10.30am to 12 noon. The Sunday service at 6pm will be led by Rev Mark Reasbeck. Coffee morning on Thursday, 10 to 11.30am and there will be a circuit Lent service at Buckley Church at 12 noon.

Carlton Bowling Club There will be a pre season meeting on Monday March 10 at the club pavilion at 6.30pm.


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Music time: A touch of the oriental came to Carlton Primary this Thursday as the Kagemusha Taiko percussion team paid a visit and here Pippa Kirby bangs out a tune with pupils Kieren Lewis, Leah Bywater and Ashanpreet Kaur. (D)

Cawthorne All Saints’ Church Today the Women's World Day of Prayer is at the chapel. On Sunday the services will be 8.30am holy communion BCP. The parish communion will be at 10.30am. Evensong will be at 6.30pm. The PCC meeting will be on Tuesday at 7.45pm in the parish room. On Wednesday the church will be open at 8.30am for morning prayer, followed by the Lent group 5 at 7.30pm in the parish room. On Thursday at 12 noon the eucharist will be followed by a soup lunch at 12.30pm in the parish room. Also on Thursday the church will be open at 4.30pm for evening prayer. Coffee Morning The Cawthorne Wives are hosting a coffee morning at 10am to 12 noon in the parish room. The wives will be presenting a cheque to Margaret Slater from Cancer Aftercare. Methodist Church Today at 2pm the Methodist Church is hosting the Women's World Day of Prayer with Mrs C Beetlestone from the Holmfirth circuit leading. On Sunday the 10.30am service will be led by K Sour. On Wednesday the walking group will meet at 1.30pm. Also on Wednesday 6pm to 7.15pm — ‘Choices’ Christian youth club for children seven to 11 years. On Thursday 10am to 11.30am is the Open Door coffee morning, Cawthorne Bottom Club Monday nights is now bingo night from 8pm, Cash prizes. New members welcome. Stop and Surf The Stop and Surf Mobile Internet Project bus provides internet access on Wednesday from 10.30am to 12.30pm in the Village Hall car park. For more information call 762800 or visit www.surfandsnackshack.co.uk Cawthorne Cricket Club For Under 13s, 15s and 17s Adults and U17 nets Kingstone School Sports Hall. Darton High School 2.30pm to 3.30pm, Sundays 8pm to 9pm, Thursdays.Price £1.50 Cannon Hall The Hall is now showing the Tasker Trust Photographic Exhibition with fascinating images of historic Barnsley until May 5. Free admission. On Sunday the hall will be hosting ‘The Science of Cake Making’ for children. Make and experiment with your own cakes in the Victorian kitchen. Sessions at 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm. £2.50 per child, pre-booking recommended. For more details or to book contact 790270. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Summer Fete Group On Monday the group will be meeting at Cynthia’s house at 8pm, to discuss the summer fete on Saturday 28 June. Can all village organisations please reply to their letters as soon as possible and return to the group’s secretary. Museum Society On Monday the Society will be in the parish room at 7.30pm where Paul Cutts of Sheffield will be speaking on the subject of ‘An Illustrated A-Z of Practically Everything’, based on the twenty six letters of the alphabet. Mothers’ Union On Tuesday the Mothers’ Union will be having their prayer meeting at 10.30am in the parish room. Everyone very welcome, remember male or female, married or single, young or old just turn up. WI On Thursday the WI will be meeting at 7.15pm in the village hall. Members are urged to attend this annual meeting. Cawthorne Artists Gallery 2 would like Cawthorne artists to contact Carole on 790353 as the Gallery is planning a Cawthorne exhibition to help raise funds for the Parish Room Development fund. Grassroots Theatre Group The Grassroots Theatre Group presents ‘Grassroots Showcase’ on Thursday, Friday and Saturday in Cawthorne School Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets available from 790311 or village stores priced £4.00 or £3.00 for concessions.

Ardsley Wesleyan Reform Church Pat Hurst was the preacher at a Mothering Sunday service, when daffodils were presented to the congregation. Following the service Clifford Bolton conducted the sacrament of the Lord's Supper. Organist was Vera Louth. Flowers were provided by the family of the late Freda Broadhead. Rehearals for the Good Friday performance of Stainer's Crucifixion are to be held on March 12 and March 19 at 7.30pm. Further details can be obtained from choir secretary Pat Hurst on 200533. There will be a service on Sunday at 11am. Spring Fair Stairfoot Hunningley Wesleyan Reform Church will be holding its spring fair tomorrow, when it will be opened at 2.30pm by Irene Maleham. Admission 10p. Stairfoot and Ardsley Constitutional Club Winning numbers in the members' draw are: No 1, 214; No 2, 150. Free draw number is 441. Black Bull On Monday the men's darts team beat visitors from The Engineers 4-2 in a Town End and District League fixture. Keel Inn The ladies' darts team drew 33 on their visit to The Railway in a John Smith's fixture last Thursday. The men's pool team were beaten 5-2 at home by Ardsley Oaks WMC in a Kendal League encounter on Monday. Parish Church Rev Roger Evans, assisted by Wendy Pepper, conducted a Mothers’ Day service on Sunday morning, when the uniformed organisations were in attendance During the service flowers were presented to the ladies in the congregation. This 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 be held in the Acorn room on Thursday at 12 noon. Ladies’ Choir Barnsley Ladies' Choir gave a spring concert at the Thornhill House residential home, Darfield, on Monday. Rehearsals are held in the Ardsley Parish Church on Mondays at 7.15pm. Further details from Joyce Beevers on 754795. Surgery Stairfoot Councillors Fred Clowery and Jim Smith will be on duty at a councillors' surgery at the Farm Road Social Club between 1pm and 2pm on Tuesday. There will also be a walkabout in the area of Low Laithes View, Upton Close and Storeys Gate from 10am to 11am next Friday. Oaks WMC John Reed was the winner of the domino handicap and Stuart Scargill runner-up. ‘The Dickheads’ won the Thursday quiz by answering 32 of the 40 questions correctly. Cyd Brennan and Mel Harrison were joint winners of the Sunday quiz, with 12 correct answers out of a possible 15. Questions were set by Eric Redford. The Sunday lunchtime members' free draw now stands at £100. Open the box number was 44518. Bingo today at 9pm. Ladies’ Social Members of the Ardsley branch of the National Association of Women's Clubs enjoyed a pie and pea supper at their meeting in the community centre last Thursday. A raffle prize, donated by Pat Lodge, was won by Nan Clegg, while club raffle prizes were won by Margaret Perkins and Pat Lodge. Bingo winners were Julia Horsfall (2), Elizabeth Till, Margaret Perkins, Rosemary Hunter, Pat Pickering, Julia Horsfall (2), Elizabeth Till, Margaret Perkins, Rosemary Hunter, Pat Pickering, Janet Hooley, Carol Moores (2), Marlene Bonson, Pat Lodge and Pat Howard. Bingo callers were Madge Beverley and Kath Keegan. An Easter party and St Patrick's Day bring and buy will be held in the community centre on Thursday at 7.30pm. Over 55s’ Club Members held a social afternoon in the Ardsley Oaks WMC

on Tuesday. A raffle prize, donated by Janet Lancaster, was won by Dorothy Redfearn. Quiz winners were Josie Wilcockson, Margaret Kitching, Madge Beverley and Carol Rollins. Bingo winners were Mary Powell, Pauline Garfitt, Jean Toulson, Margaret Kitching and Ann Duckworth.

Darton Darby and Joan Club Last week birthday greetings were sung to Doris Burgon. Get well wishes were sent to Nellie Senior, Blanche Milner and Shirley Welford. A games evening followed and thanks to everyone who helped during the evening. Raffles last week were won by Ada Turton, Edith Higginbottom, Mary Styles and Adine Ruff. Special raffles were won by Raymond Ramskill, Maureen White, Mary Ramsden, Mavis Brown, Adine Ruff and Ada Turton. The club meets tonight in Kexborough community house at 7pm. All Saints’ Church Today the Women's World Day of Prayer takes place at St John’s Church, Staincross, at 2pm, when the speaker will be Rev June Crossland. On Sunday parish eucharist is at 10.30am. On Tuesday at 2.30pm there is a quiet day for the Deanery Clergy led by the Very Rev George Nairn-Briggs. Eucharist is at 7pm. On Wednesday Bible study at 2.30pm and devotional address and compline takes place at 7.30pm. On Thursday morning prayer and silent reflection at 8.50am followed by eucharist at 9.30am. Coffee Morning All Saints’ Church next monthly coffee morning will be held on Saturday March 15 between 10am and 12 noon. The coffee morning in February raised £105. Thanks to everyone for their help and support. 100 Club Winning numbers for All Saints' Church 100 club draw for February were: 1st 35 (D Ibberson); 2nd, D Lloyd; 3rd, 96 B Cranney. There are some spare numbers available to purchase. If you would like one telephone Chris Miller on 385064 with your payment of £10. The monthly prizes are £20, £10 and £5. Friends of Darton Park Group The Friends of Darton Park are looking for new members. If you are interested come along to the next meeting in the Rose and Crown public house on Monday March 17 at 6.30pm. Family Learning Event The United Village Partnership with the Neighbourhood Learning Net are organising a family learning event to take place on the Keswick Road playground on Tuesday March 25 starting at 12 noon. There will be Easter art and craft activities, a bouncy castle, face painting, sports and refreshments. The NLN navigator bus will also be there with tips on job searches and adult learning opportunities. Everything is free and the event will run until 2.30pm. Area Forum Meeting The next area forum meeting for Darton East, Darton West and Dodworth will take place on Monday in Kexborough Methodist Church at 6pm. On the agenda is the green space strategy consultation. For further details telephone Carol Brady on 773010. Councillors’ Surgeries The next councillors' surgery for the Darton East Ward will take place tomorrow in Windhill community centre between 10am and 11am when Councillors Miller and/or Parkinson will be in attendance. Coun Spence will also be holding a surgery for Darton East in Mapplewell and Staincross village hall tomorrow from 9.30am to 11am.

Kexborough Cricket Bonus ball at Kexborough Cricket Club last Saturday was 4. Next committee meeting is at 7.30pm on Monday. Winter nets continue at Darton High School on Thursdays, juniors at 6pm, seniors at 7pm. Lottery numbers: 2, 3, 5, 6, 9, 12 (no winners). Jackpot is £600. Pool numbers: 3988, 2901.

Weight Wise Barnsley Free, ten-week NHS run weight management course covering many different subjects. Contact the Weight Wise Team on 432093/432606. Spiritualist Church Tomorrow there will be a healing service at 6.30pm, followed by an open circle at 7.30pm. On Sunday the divine service at 6.15pm will be taken by Margaret Sharpe, of Sheffield. On Wednesday the clairvoyant service at 7pm will be taken by Debbie Askew, of Bansley. On Thursday from 1pm to 2.30pm there will be a healing clinic when approved healers will be in attendance. Weigh In Slimmers meeting last Wednesday at the Central Library in Shambles Street lost a total of 139.5lbs. Slimmer-of-the-week on Wednesday morning was Olivia Harris (3lbs) and Wednesday evening’s winner Helen Robertson (4lbs). Congratulated on reaching weight loss milestones were Katie Goodyear and Helen Kissane (first half- stone), Keeley Oxley (one stone), Alan Norris (stone-and-ahalf) and Karen Archer (two stones). Classes are on Wednesday mornings and evenings. Emmanuel Methodist Church On Sunday 9.15am early morning worship will be led by Jeff Sawyer. Morning worship at 10.30am, which will include a baptism, will be led by Rev Mark Reasbeck. This service will be followed by a faith lunch to say goodbye to students from Capernwray Bible College, who have been involved in the church and community over the last ten days. The preacher at Sunday @ Seven contemporary worship will also be Rev Reasbeck. Time for Prayer is on Monday at 9.15am and mothers and toddlers meet at 10am. Iranian Christians worship in Farsi at 4.30pm. Christianity Explored, a ten-week course looking at aspects of Christia Emmanuel Methodist Church. On Sunday 9.15am early morning worship will be led by Jeff Sawyer. Morning worship at 10.30am, which will include a baptism, will be led by Rev Mark Reasbeck. This service will be followed by a faith lunch to say goodbye to students from Capernwray Bible College, who have been involved in the church and community over the last ten days. The preacher at Sunday @ Seven contemporary worship will also be Rev

Reasbeck. Time for Prayer is on Monday at 9.15am and mothers and toddlers meet at 10am. Iranian Christians worship in Farsi at 4.30pm. Christianity Explored, a ten-week course looking at aspects of Christian belief, continues at 7.30pm. On Tuesday Emmanuel will host the circuit coffee morning in aid of NCH between 10.30am and 12 noon. There will be stalls and refreshments. Tuesday Club for ages five to 11 meets at 3.45pm. On Wednesday Little Fishes Toddler Group meets at 1pm. On Thursday Emmanuel joins with other churches in a Lent service at 12 noon at Buckley Church with preacher Rev Stephen Radford. This will be followed by a light lunch. Brownies meet at 6pm and guides at 7.30pm. Trinity URC The Sunday service at 10.30am will be conducted by Rev Nick Percival. There was a charity coffee morning after the service in aid of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. On Tuesday the Lent study group meets in the lounge at 7.30pm. On Wednesday Trinity age-well meets from 10.30am to 1pm. Nazarene Church Sunday worship at 10.30am will be taken by the Capenwray students. Sunday school begins in which at 11am. The youth club on Monday begins at 7pm. Prayer and Bible study on Tuesday is at 1.30pm. The craft workshop with Mrs Jean Stockton is on Thursday from 10am to 12 noon. Weightwatchers The group meets every Tuesday at Barnsley library at 9.30am, 10.30am, 12 noon and 5pm. Half-stone awards went to: Margaret Nicholls, Bev Marsden, Carol Forrest, Linzi Schofield. One stone: Belinda Dixon, Helen Trota, Kerry Barber, Jacqueline Lomas, Joanne Hurd, Dianne Rockliff. Two stones: Nicola Hobson. Quakers (Religious Society of Friends) Barnsley Quakers meet at 10.30am every Sunday for an hour of peaceful worship at their Meeting House on the corner of Western Street and Huddersfield Road. All welcome. Buckley Church Tomorrow from 10am to 11.30am there is a coffee morning with table top sales of brica-brac, clothing, greetings cards and cakes. On Sunday the service at 10.30am will be led by Deacon J Thomas and at 6 by own arrangement. On Monday the ladies' group

meets at 7.15pm. On Tuesday line dancing is at 12.30pm. On Wednesday the Steppin Time School of Dance hold classes. On Thursday at 12 noon there is a Lent service, followed by lunch, with leader Graham McIntosh and preacher John Morton. There is a writers’ workshop at 10am. Salem Church On Sunday divine service was conducted at 10.30 by Mr G Tovey and at 6pm by Mr P Nuttall. Organist was Mrs J Dore. Flowers for the communion table were provided by Mrs J Dore. On Sunday divine service will be conducted at 10.30am by Mr G Tovey and at 6pm by Mr R Booth. O Tuesday the Beaver scouts and cubs will meet from 6pm to 7.15pm, followed by the scouts until 9.15pm. On Wednesday at 6.30pm the Salem uniformed young people will be holding a fun and games evening in aid of the church ceiling fund. All welcome, admission £1. Next Friday rainbows meet from 6pm to 7pm. St Peter’s Tonight mass will be at 6.30pm, tomorrow at 9am. On Sunday solemn mass will be at 9.30am and the celebrant and preacher will be Fr Allen Briscoe. At 6pm the continuation of The Sorrowful Mysteries: The Crucifixion of St Peter’s. The Monday Lent group will meet at 2pm at the vicarage. The Wednesday Lent service will be at St Peter's at 7pm. On Thursday the Lenten lunch will e served at the vicarage at noon and proceeds will go to support church projects in Zimbabwe. Audrey Batty and Lilian Brinsley will visit the people of Rebecca Row and Rebecca Mews during the next two week to take St Peter's greetings out into the parish. Their prayer-partner is Betty Owens and the church prays for these people every day during that time. 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 lead each service and preach “What is my identity and where do I find my values?”. 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. The Salvation Army Today the church is holding a coffee morn-

ing from 9.30am to 11.30am in the Holy Rood church hall. On Sunday at 2pm worship held in the Church of the Nazarene. Any enquiries ring 291276. The Mission of St Maria Goretti The church is part of the Old Catholic Church in Europe and is at the rear 25 Dodworth Road, Barnsley. Mass is at 11am on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday and healing group is on Monday at 7.30pm. Bishop Dennis Beevers is available for the offering of Communion and visiting the sick, together with pastoral care. Baptisms may be arranged, contact him on 791400 or 206360. The church is open for private prayer, weekdays from 9am to 4pm. Barnsley Baptist Church Today church day of prayer with led sessions in the chapel from 9am to 12.30pm (with own lunch). Drama group 5pm to 7pm in church and Bible study 7pm to 8.30pm at the manse. Tomorrow coffee served 10.15am to 11.45am and all are welcome. On church anniversary Sunday Rev William Shaw will conduct Communion service at 11. Rev Graeme Dodds (incoming President of YBA) will be guest speaker at the 4pm service, followed by tea and refreshments. Pianists are Nina Brown and Betty Shepherd respectively. On Monday at 2 Rev Peter Mitson will be the speaker at the Sisterhood meeting. Recorder group meet at 6pm and junior club with puppetry from 7-8.30. On Tuesday lunch club dine at 12 and inter churches meet for prayer at 12.15. On Wednesday parent and toddlers meet 9.15am to 11.15am. On Thursday deacons and church members meet at 7.30pm. Slimming World Slimming World meets at York Street Methodist Church every Wednesday at 10am. The group welcomed Claire Schofield, Michelle Boylan, Lisa Thornley and Wendy Porter. The half-stone loss award went to Mary Humpleby, the one stone award to Margaret Flemming, the Slimmer of the Week, losing 4lbs, was Mary Humpleby. The greatest loser in the group was Maria Bennie who lost 4st 4lbs. Any enquiries contact Christine Melhuish on 381347.

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BIRDWELL Bard Lyte at the Lamproom Theatre, Barnsley, Tuesday to Saturday March 15, 7.30pm.

EVENTS Gardener’s Choice Tour at Wentworth Castle Gardens, Stainborough, with regular admission, today, 11am. Free soup with regular garden admission at Wentworth Castle Garden, Stainborough, Wednesday, 12 noon to 2pm. The Science of Cake Making for Children at Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, Sunday, 12.30pm, 1.30pm and 2.30pm.

COFFEE MORNINGS Coffee Morning and Book Sale at All Saints’ Church, Silkstone, tomorrow, 10am to 12noon. Coffee Morning at Pogmoor Methodist Church, tomorrow, 10.30am to 12 noon. Coffee Morning with stalls at the Emmanuel Methodist Church, Barnsley, Tuesday, 10.30am to 12 noon. Proceeds in aid of NCH.

PANTOMIMES 'Aladdin' at the Academy Theatre, Birdwell, Tuesday to Thursday, 10am and 1.30pm.

PLAYS 'Albert Nobbs' at the Academy Theatre, Birdwell, Monday, 7.30pm.

CONCERTS Celebrity Concert with Millhouse Green Male Voice Choir at Penistone Paramount, tomorrow, 7.15pm. Concert by Barnsley Ladies' Choir at Rose Glen House, Darfield, Monday, 7pm.

FAIRS Spring Fair at Darfield Wesley Methodist Church, tomorrow, 11am to 1.30pm. Spring Fair at Hunningley WR Church, Stairfoot, tomorrow, 2.30pm. Antiques and Collectables’ Fair at Elsecar Heritage Centre, Sunday, 10am to 4pm.

FETES Easter Fete at Thurnscoe Youth Club, Princess Drive, tomorrow, 12 noon to 3pm.

LIVE ENTERTAINMENT ‘All Our Yesterdays’ at Penistone Paramount, today, 2.30pm and 7.30pm. James Cannon and the Sinners at the Norman Inn, Monk Bretton, today, 8pm. Jane Maloney at the Shaw Inn, Racecommon Road, Barnsley, today, 9pm. ‘Chumbawama’ at the Academy Theatre,

Birdwell, Sunday, 7.30pm. Barnsley Jazz with the George Huxley Jazz Band and Caz Sennington at Silkstone Lodge, Monday, 8.30pm.

SOCIETIES AND MEETINGS Barnsley Photographic Society at the Emmanuel Church, Barnsley, Monday, 7.30pm. It will be the photojournalism/action competition. Friends of Barnsley Archives and Local Studies at Barnsley Library, Monday, 7pm. Paul Eyre will give a talk on ‘Twas a grim life in the Workhouse’. Barnsley Schwabisch Gmund Society at Silkstone Lodge, Monday, 7.30pm. A talk will be given on 'The Work of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance'. Busy Bees Toddler Group at St Aidan's, Oxspring, Tuesday and Friday, 9.15am to 11.15am. Meeting on Patient Choice within the NHS at the Meeting Room, Barnsley Christian Fellowship, Blucher Street, Barnsley, Tuesday, 2pm.

OUTDOORS Barnsley and Penistone Ramblers: nine-mile

walk around White Edge/Froggatt and Curbar (meet Birdwell, tomorrow, 9am) ring 286839. 12-mile walk around Golcar (meet Darton car park, Sunday, 9am) ring 0114 2883891.

CINEMA Parkway Cinema, Barnsley: Rambo (18) Daily: 8.25pm (except Sunday, 6.45pm). Wednesday: 2.10pm and 8.25pm. Game Plan (U) Weekdays: 6pm. Tomorrow: 3.20pm and 6pm. Sunday: 4pm. Juno (12A) Weekdays: 6.15pm. Tomorrow: 3.45pm and 6.15pm. Sunday: 4.15pm. Wednesday: 2pm and 6.15pm. Semi-Pro (15) Daily: 8.15pm (except Sunday: 6.30pm). The Waterhorse: Legion of the Deep (PG) Tomorrow: 11am. Penelope (U) tomorrow: 1.20pm. Sunday: 2pm Underdog (U) tomorrow: 11.30am and 1.45pm. Sunday: 2.15pm. The Bucket List (12A) Senior Screen, 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.

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By Ian Harley A BARNSLEY man who crashed his mother’s car into a wall was later discovered to be drink-driving. Craig Smith, 23, unemployed of Oakwell Lane, admitted driving a Ford Focus when over the prescribed limit in Redbrook Road on December 16. He was fined £50 with £43 costs and a £15 victim surcharge by Barnsley magistrates. He was also banned from driving for 12 months but given the option of reducing that to nine through successful completion of a drinkdriver rehabilitation scheme.

Project result: Aimee Felstead, 19, Kara Dickinson, 18 and Stephanie Wall, 19, all students from the architecture department at Sheffield University displaying their timber creation ‘The Egg’ as part of their course work. It was designed to provide a conversation space in the town. (D)

Man in interchange row pleads guilty to offence By Ian Harley JOHN William Marsh took exception to youths using skateboards on the escalator of the transport interchange. But the 60-year-old’s protestations, Barnsley Magistrates’ Court was told, did not lead to confrontation with the youths but with the security officers who, he believed, sided with them. And he spent more than 12 hours in police custody. Marsh, of Lamb Lane, Monk Bretton, pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly in Eldon Street on February 24. He was conditionally discharged for 12 months and ordered to pay £43 costs by district judge Michael Rosenberg who told him it was a shame for him to

admit a criminal offence in a court of law for the first time in his life. Shouting and swearing in a public place, added Mr Rosenberg, was: “No way to behave.” Julie O’Dell, prosecuting, said Marsh was before the court because he was obstructive to police and would not sign to accept a fixed penalty ticket following the Sunday afternoon incident. For Marsh, Gerard Casey said he felt he was only carrying out his public duty but, having drank five pints, accepted he may have gone too far. A man unable to work due to epilepsy, he was upset that the security officers seemed to be taking sides against him.

Then make your dreams come true. The Barnsley Chronicle, proud sponsors of the Barnsley Football Club Family Stand, is offering one lucky young Reds’ supporter the chance to rub shoulders with their idols and become the club’s official mascot for the home game against local rivals Sheffield United, on Saturday March 22, 2008.

Barugh Methodist Church On Sunday the 9.45am all-age service was conducted by Rev Stephen Radford. Pianist was Dora Damms. Refreshments were served by Florence Hinchliffe. Flowers were provided by Joan Scott. On Monday the women;s fellowship met when the speaker was Peter Balfour and leader Gloria Dawson. Refreshments were served by Florence Hinchliffe. Pianist was Doreen Williams. Christian Endeavour On Tuesday the Christian Endeavour met at Barugh Methodist Church followed by the a meeting of the youth club. The monthly trophy was presented to Nicholas Tolley and Bradley Brain. Leaders were Gloria Dawson, Margaret Banks, Diane Scott and Andrew Barrowclough. Junior helpers were Nicholas Tolley and Bradley Brain. The service was taken by Jeff Dundas and Amy Brain. Local History Group On Tuesday Barugh Green local history group will be going on an outing to Holgate Hospital, near South Elmsall. Meet at Barugh Green supermarket at 1.30pm.

Imagine the delight on your child’s face when they step out onto the Oakwell turf for a pre-match kick around with their idols, or when they lead the team onto the pitch in front of a packed Oakwell crowd. The winning child, and a parent or guardian will also get tickets for the Family Stand to watch the game, and the opportunity to visit the Legends Suite afterwards, and have their photos taken with Barnsley’s man of the match. There is also a runnerup prize of a pair of adult and juvenile Family Stand tickets to the Sheffield United game. To be in with a chance to win this once in a lifetime prize for your child, or the runner-up prize, all you need to do is pick up your mobile phone, and text the keyword TYKES followed by a space, and then your name to 83070. You will then receive a text reply confirming your vote. Texts cost 50p plus standard network rates. If you do not want to receive details on any other products and services, please text the word EXIT at the end of your message. Votelines close at midnight on Sunday March 16, 2008, and the lucky winner and runner-up will be chosen at random, and will be contacted by telephone. Barnsley Football Club reserves the right to alter details of the prizes without prior notice. The adult accompanying the winning child must be dressed in accordance with the Legends Suite dress code, and failure to comply will result in refusal of entry. Barnsley Football Club reserves the right to refuse entry into the stadium for any reason whatsoever.

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Steve Rutherford has a passion for motorbikes and birds and five years ago gave up a career in motorbikes, to work with birds. He speaks to Adam Civico.

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WITH a cheery smile Steve Rutherford ‘meets and greets’ visitors to the RSPB visitor centre at Old Moor. There is little wonder he is smiling, because for a bird lover there cannot be many better places to work. A glance out of the centre’s window and he can cast his gaze over scores of birds at the feeding station, a collection of bird tables and hanging feeders. The nearby wetlands are home to thousands of birds and thousands more migratory species pass through every year. That in turn attracts thousands of people to the centre, which makes it a dream job for him. “One of the important things here is, it is not just for the birds and animals, but for the people. It’s right on the doorstep and people come just to have lunch in the cafe. “It has become an important place for the community and that is something I enjoy because I love meeting people as much as I love birds.” The wetland centre, created on reclaimed colliery land, has become a site of national importance because it provides a habitat for many rare breeds. Over winter it has been home to three

Stark naked, except for my drawers WE’VE just had our kitchen done, with new units and a new sink and a new cooker, and it looks really lovely, but I have to say that I was surprised to get a call as soon as it was finished from a leading magazine that maps and celebrates the lives of Z List celebrities like me. “We’d like to come and photograph you in your new kitchen”said a silkysounding lady on the phone. “Why?” I asked. “Our readers like to get a glimpse into the lives of well-known people,” she replied. Well, apart from the fact that I’m not that well known, I wouldn’t want anybody taking photographs in my house. “Are you from Hello Magazine?” I said, suspiciously. “Well, not exactly,” she purred, a hint of steel showing beneath the silk; “I’m from a regional group of magazines based on the Hello model. So for your purposes I’m from OR8 magazine. If you lived in Sheffield I’d be from Nar Den magazine. If you lived in Derbyshire I’d be from Eyup Duck magazine and if you lived in Devon I’d be from Greetin’s Moi Loverrrr magazine. I didn’t have to think twice. “Thanks but no thanks,” I said, and began to put the telephone down. “That’s a shame” the woman said, “all the Chelsea players have agreed to be photographed for Awwight magazine, the London version of OR8 and Nar Den and the others.” I stopped putting the phone down. I began to listen again. I began to change my mind. The woman from OR8 (her name was Araminta, by the way, which I suppose was inevitable) explained that in preparation for the FA Cup quarter final the Chelsea players had all been snapped in their luxury kitchens

‘ I wouldn’t want anybody taking photographs in my house’

many of which, Araminta assured me ‘are bigger than the entire pitch at Oakworth’. I reminded her that our ground was called Oakwell and she said “Whatever...” In the end I made my mind up quickly. “'All right then!” I almost shouted. “If it’s good enough for Chelsea it’s good enough for Barnsley!” We made a date for the photographer to come and I sat down to wait. I thought about the Chelsea players with their vast kitchens stretching far into the distance and their almost limitless drawers full of dozens of different kinds of spoon. I imagined Chelsea players on the team bus on the way up to Barnsley discussing their kitchens and their spoons. “I’ve got a grapefruit spoon!” “That’s nothing: I’ve got a pomegranate spoon!” “Huh! I’ve got a full set of pomegranate spoons and a spoon especially for eating the yolks of quail’s eggs!” Yeah, well; I’ve got big spoons and small spoons. And this is why the Barnsley/Chelsea match has caught the world’s imagination. It’s rich versus poor, David versus Goliath, Overdog versus Underdog. Big kitchens versus small kitchens. The photographer arrived. He looked around. “Compact” he said. I could tell he’d just come from taking photographs of a Chelsea player’s kitchen because he still had his SatNav in his hand; that’s the SatNav that Premier League footballers get issued with when they get a new kitchen so that they don’t get lost going from the freezer to the microwave. “Right then” the photographer said, fiddling with his lenses, “get ‘em off!” I must have looked startled. “Didn’t they tell you it was a naked shoot?” he said. I shook my head (and several other bits of me shook with fear). In the end he allowed me to wear a pinny because I was standing near a frying pan. I’m on page 6 of OR8. Come on you Reds! Show ‘em what small kitchens can do!

SIX THINGS Yo u m a y n o t know about: DON ROWING Don is the General Manager of Barnsley Football Club. I Before joining Oakwell, he worked for Scunthorpe United as Chief Executive and in the commercial department at Doncaster Rovers. I He only joined Barnsley FC on a short-term contract to act as a consultant to Peter Ridsdale and David Walker but was appointed general manager by Gordon Shepherd. I Enjoys quite an active social life and plays tennis on Monday nights. I He lives in Belton on the Isle of Axholm, an island surrounded by three rivers. I After leaving Doncaster Grammar School, went to night school to study business and accountancy.

Ideal job: Steve Rutherford.

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CHRONICLE 75 Years Ago G The medical officer has said that there is an urgent need for a mortuary at Royston. G Chapeltown Choir wins three prizes at the Barnsley Music Festival. G Local artist Ken Graham donates funds to Beckett Hospital. G Barnsley Naturalist and Scientific Society has embarked on trip to Spain.

50 Years Ago G The NCB is considering stopping Saturday working due to a stockpile of coal. G Fifteen new savings’ groups were formed in the town in the last year.

All prepared: Dressed up as a vicar for the Pogmoor Feast fancy dress parade is Ernest Guest. (S) Big day out: Pogmoor Feast parade passing the old St Helen Hospital.

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CAN any of our readers throw any light on the history of an Ardsley monument? Memories heard from Frank Brown who told us he had recently walked along a footpath which runs behind the brickworks on Wombwell Lane leading to a trail between Wombwell and Stairfoot. A short distance along the path is a monument with an inscription which reads: “Uncle Bill”. It is dated 4.12.87 and the top of the monument there is a reference to Ardsley Oaks Junior School. There is also a poem engraved on the monument headed Oaks Plantation. It reads: My Uncle Bill used to think he was an oak. He would stand very still, and I thought it was a joke. “I took him for a stroll. Then I lost him in the wood. Somewhere by the rabbit hole, and I don’t know where he stood. “Uncle Bill is here somewhere, I can hear his branches in the air.” If anyone can throw any light on the story behind the monument and the poem, please contact Kath Parkin, Barnsley Chronicle Editorial Department, 47 Church Street, Barnsley S70 2AS.

MEMORIES recently featured photographs of Pogmoor Feast, a well-loved annual tradition which is still remembered to this day, even though it is many years since it was disbanded. Pogmoor Feast was held in early July.

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Promoted by the Pogmoor branch of the British Legion in aid of the branch benevolent fund, the festivities included a fairground, ‘Bonnie Bairns’ competition, open-air sing, band concerts, gymnastic displays, children, men and women's races, man-in-a-pram competition and lots more. The opening day began with a procession through the streets of Pogmoor and Townend when villagers came out in their droves to watch the carnival queen and her attendants. The biggest cheer of the day came when the fictional Tom Treddlehoyle passed by. This quaint custom involved a local character riding from Pogmoor to Townend seated backwards on a donkey. Lynford Guest, whose family lived in Pogmoor and were involved in several aspects of the feast over many years, has loaned to Memories some splendid photographs. We published several in an earlier edition and here are a couple more. One of them shows participants in the procession marching along Pogmoor Road in front of the former St Helen Hospital. Another is of Ernest Guest (Lynford's father) dressed as a vicar for the fancy dress parade. He is standing outside his Cresswell Street, Pogmoor, home. Sadly, Pogmoor Feast is no more, but the memories linger on.

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G A record entry is received for the Barnsley Co-op musical show. G Carlton Main wins the ninth annual CISWO Brass Band contest in Sheffield.

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before he became a centre assistant at Old Moor he was a motorbike instructor. “I have had all sorts of bikes and I did a bit of work for Honda and rode the first Fireblade that came into the country. “I have always had bikes since I was a young lad. I moved to South Yorkshire about 18 years ago to set up my instructor's business.” However, about five years ago, Steve fancied a change and began volunteering at the wetland centre. “I wanted a bit more time outside of work and this is totally different, it is so relaxing and bird-watching is something I have always done.” But there is more to the wetland centre than just birds. “It’s fantastic, through the different seasons, we always have different things happening. The wild flowers will be starting to show in the next couple of weeks, which is a spectacle. “That attracts the insects, including 17 different types of dragon fly, bees and other insects. “We also have water voles, which is another important mammal that is in decline. It has a true natural history.”

M E M O R I E S Kath Parkin

Feast photographs I He has been knocked down by a speeding double-decker bus and although scarred for life, survived’ He has also had an electric shock from a Flymo.

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fire crests, tiny birds which are part of the warbler family. Steve, 50, says: “They are a scarce bird and it is only the fourth recorded sighting of fire crests in the area so for them to stay here has been lovely.” He has been a keen ornithologist as long as he can remember and now gets a buzz from passing on his enthusiasm and knowledge to visitors who may never have visited a wildlife reserve before. “When somebody comes in and says they have not been before it is great to introduce them to something so exciting. I can tell them all about the plant life, animal life and bird life. “Then they can go out and might see something as exciting as a bull finch or a kingfisher. It opens people’s eyes to the nature of the area.” His passion for birdlife started in his native north-east, in a village called Lemington, near Newcastle. In an accent that still carries a hint of Geordie, he says: “My father was a miner and I grew up in a pit village and you would see bull finches and kestrels, that got me into birds at a young age.” At that time Steve also developed his love of motorbikes and

40 Years Ago G Sir William Johnson Taylor of Cawthorne has been appointed by the Queen to be the new High Sheriff of Hallamshire. G A new leisure centre is formed at the old Hoyland Welfare Hall. G Assets at Barnsley Permanent Building Society have risen to £11m. G Jeffrey Hazlehurst of Ardsley has won the Yorkshire Arts Ball first merit prize.

30 Years Ago Landmark: The monument which includes the inscription ‘Little Bill’. (S)

G Roy Mason celebrates 25 years as Barnsley MP. G Barnsley General Hospital is to offer private rooms for £2 per day. G Barnsley FC full back Barry Murphy makes his 500th appearance for the Reds. G A new proposal could mean that Athersley could be the first area of Barnsley to have an indoor skateboarding rink.

20 Years Ago G The first National Pro-Am tournament to be held in Barnsley has received official recognition. G Worsbrough Young farmers raised £185 for the local hospice. G Salisburys have opened a new fashion store in Queens Street.

Good verse: The poem on the monument.

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Meet our 40 contest finalists By Adam Civico THE competition is hotting up in the Faces of Barnsley contest as we reveal the final 40. Chronicle readers voted in their thousands to send their favourites through. Voting continues this week to decide the final 20, and eventually just ten faces will remain, five boys and five girls, who will take part in the final show at Citrus rooms on Eastgate. Each finalist will have their

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hair done by stylists at the Toni and Guy salon in the arcade and the winning male and female will get vouchers worth £150 to spend in store. The top lad will get a £150 voucher for Frank Bird Menswear and the male runner-up a £50 voucher. Both winners will be invited to take part in the Mall Barnsley’s spring fashion show and style consultant Alison Mitchell, of One to One Styling, will give them some

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Asbo youth, 16, gets his order terms changed By Ian Harley A GRIMETHORPE 16year-old, caged for breach of an anti-social behaviour order, was back in court this week to hear its terms altered. Joshua Ward was given a six-month custodial sentence at Barnsley Youth Court in January after admitting breach of the asbo by being drunk and disorderly in Barnsley’s transport interchange and assaulting a security guard there. Due for release early next month, he heard Adrian Phillips, seek variation of the two-year order through his exclusion from the bus section of the interchange. Making the application on behalf of the local authority, Mr Phillips said it would mean he would have to get off buses a stop early or walk to the Oakwell area to catch an outward bus if agreed. The application, he said, followed Ward’s convic-

tion for being drunk and disorderly at the interchange and assaulting security officer Paul Jenkinson by twice headbutting him to the face. The application was granted by district judge Michael Rosenberg who said that, having read descriptions of acts committed in and around the interchange by Ward, he was satisfied that the application was both necessary and proportionate. Ward, of Carlton Street, Grimethorpe, was represented by Philip Stables who said he had been instructed not to oppose the application. Under the original order, Ward was ordered not to attend a Netto store at Grimethorpe and the Acorn Centre. He is also prevented from throwing missiles, kicking footballs, having contact with fireworks, contacting named individuals and associating with three other youths.

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the police but evidential difficulties meant that no action had been taken. When he came across the complainant’s car twice in nine days, he kicked it on the first occasion and hit the windscreen on the second. Probation service officer, Stella Andrews, said Rees had completed a think-first programme as part of a community order. There had been one breach of the two-year order.

Land by church to become bike track By Emma Spencer SPARE land next to an Athersley church is undergoing transformation and being turned into a play area and bike track. The site, next to the Blessed Sacrament Church, has been unused for years but over the last couple of years church members, local residents and Groundwork Dearne Valley have been working on putting a project together. The creation of a new children’s

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admitted cultivating cannabis and two counts of criminal damage to a motor car. He was additionally ordered to undertake 80 hours of unpaid work, to pay £100 compensation in respect of the damage matters and £43 costs. For Rees, Eric Bray said he believed the owner of the vehicle he damaged had caused or was associated with someone who had caused damage to his brother's car some weeks earlier. The matter had been reported to

play area, bike track with jumps, seating and planting of shrubs is underway. Funding has been obtained from Wren, Community Green Spaces fund and the Stronger Neighbourhoods Initiative and the remaining cash needed to complete the project came from ASDA after Sue Hall, local resident and church member, applied to the ASDA Foundation. Sue said: “The play area and bike track is much needed in

Athersley South. “We want somewhere for the local kids to be able to play safely.” Sister Miriam Bruder said: “For safety reasons, temporary fencing will be installed around the site while work is taking place. This means that the existing green space will be inaccessible. “We urge people to keep away from the fenced area while the work is taking place."


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Five pages of sport kick off here with Barnsley RUFC’s comfortable victory over Roundhegians at Shaw Lane

Town rugby team out for revenge at leaders

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Depleted Dodworth defeated

By Nathan Hemmingham

DODWORTH ARLFC could only manage a squad of 13 players for their match at Crigglestone All Blacks. Several players were carrying injuries from their splendid cup final win the previous week. Nevertheless, Dodworth entered the game in good spirits against a Crigglestone team which has yet to lose a point in the league this season. Dodworth exerted their extra physical presence on the game, but were never able to compete with the tenacity of their opponents. With ex-Wakefield Trinity loose forward Ryan Horsley directing play, Crigglestone regularly opened up gaps in the Dodworth defence. In between the scores, Dodworth were not overawed, but could not create space to score themselves. Turning round with a 24-0 deficit, Dodworth had to face both the wind and the slight slope and their cause was not helped when man of the match Joe Atkinson was sin-binned for retaliation. John Cronk had to make a valiant effort and play out on the wing after a re-occurrence of a badly sprained ankle. Dodworth were as good as down to 11 players but a sound defensive effort kept the 46-0 score respectable in the circumstances. Shaw's Skips men of the match Carl Wragg, Rob Hodgson and Chris Duckett. Tomorrow Dodworth travel to bottom of the league Victoria Rangers (Bradford).

BARNSLEY RUFC First XV are gunning for revenge. The Shaw Lane team travel to leaders Castleford on Saturday looking to put one over their League Three rivals, who dumped them out of the National Cup last month. Defeat was a bitter pill for the town team to swallow on that day, and with fourth place all but guaranteed, Barnsley will travel without pressure, hoping to upset the form book. They will take plenty of encouragement from last Saturday's convincing 30-14 home victory over Roundhegians. It was an excellent team performance from the Shaw Laners, who rattled up 25 points inside the opening 22 minutes with possibly their best period of pressure this season. Patrick Jensen kicked his side in front with a penalty as early as the second minute and Aaron Gaunt then scored the try of the game with only eight minutes on the board. After several phases, Gaunt beat two players to score in the corner. Jensen kicked the conversion and used his boot to good effect again on 15 minutes when he slotted home his second penalty of the day. Richard Perry then extended the lead two minutes later, using his pace to score under the posts with Jensen again spot-on with the boot and when Scott Hinchliffe linked up well with Gaunt to finish off another well worked try, it was all but over with Barnsley 25 points to the good.

The second half was evenly contested with Roundhegians coming back into the match but they played a very close game and rarely looked to move the ball wide. Daryl Cheetham made a welcome return to the team and came on with 30 minutes remaining. He set up 17year-old Mark Tingle for his first try at senior level with a blistering break, which Tingle finished off with maturity for such a young player. He looks one for the future, while other good performances cam from Lee Clayton, recalled to the first team for Callum Wogan, and Steve Clegg. Man of the match went to Rob Johnson for an excellent all round performance. Wortley RUFC entertained Scunthorpe fourths and recorded a comfortable 27-0 victory. Close supporting play by the forward pack propelled Melvin Waller over to score Wortley’s first try five minutes in. Richard Drewery’s conversion was held in the wind and then reversed in mid-air, landing behind the scrum half. The violent wind dictated a ‘blood and guts’ style of forward play characterised by rucks, mauls and close passes, making an entertaining game to watch for any spectator game enough to brave the elements. Kicks for touch or clearance veered wildly off target as did lineout throw-ins but Wortley adapted to the conditions much better and opened up a 15-0 lead at the break. In the second half, Wortley continued to apply the pressure but Scunthorpe broke and came close with a couple of try-scoring oppor-

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tunities from 5m scrums. However, a combination of ball handling errors and keen Wortley defensive work meant Scarborough were kept at bay. Wortley continued to counter-attack following up fullback Geoff Wilson’s big clearance kicks downwind. In a game of continual scrummages, Scunthorpes’s legs started to tire and their ability to either run the ball back or resist further attacks faltered, leaving Wortley to score two more tries and Andy Stockwell to notch up the only suc-

From the kick-off Barnsley took an early lead when Jordan Gray drove other to open the scoring for Barnsley. Although Barnsley retained the upper hand, it wasn’t long before Halifax leveled the scores but the visitors regained the lead when a loose ball was hacked forward for Kyle Holmes to bust through and touch down. Halifax recovered though and opened up a 17-10 lead at half-time. Barnsley were also reduced to 14 players for the remainder of the game but started brightly and were rewarded with another try from Gray. However, as the second half progressed, Halifax used their numerical advantage to full effect, running in a further five tries. Man of the match awards went to outstanding pair Jordan Gray and Josh Smith. Barnsley under 17s are through to the next round of the National Shield after a 17-16 victory at Port Sunlight in Merseyside. Playing against the wind in the first half Sunlight took the lead with a well worked try and they increased their advantage when they converted two penalties to lead 11-0. This stirred Barnsley into action and keeping the ball alive they forced Sunlight on the defensive. Second row Tom Hemingway found himself on the end of a slick handling move and burst through a tackle before sprinting half the length of the field to score. As half-time approached Barnsley reduced the deficit to one when

they backs quickly passed the ball to Ashley Salkeld who outpaced his opposite number to score. The hosts came out for the second half on fire and extended their lead to 16-10 despite excellent second half defending from Gilroy and Sardell. This again stirred Barnsley into action but it appeared they had left it too late but with only five minutes remaining, Barnsley attacked again and following several rucks, the ball was played out to the waiting backs and Salkeld outpaced the defence to score a try under the posts. Thistlewood kicked the conversion to give Barnsley a well-earned victory and a visit to Keswick in the next round. Barnsley RUFC teams for tomorrow (Saturday): First XV v Castleford (away): Jensen, Tingle, Hinchcliffe, Gray, Gaunt, Appleyard, Clayton, Clegg, Casson, Davis, Reed, Lynch, Johnson, Robinson, Roberts. Reserves: Cheetham, Wright. Meet 1pm. Development v Castleford (home): Colman, Brown, Betts, D Exley, Tilson, Peel, Nock, Hinchliffe, Gray, Hatfield, Rookes, James, Fletcher, Gray, Burden. Reserves: Wood, Beck, Edge. Meet 1.30pm. Griffins v Rawmarsh (away): P Exley, Laughton, Young, Ramsgill, Louw, W Exley, Gillott, Humphreys, Jackson, C Burkinshaw, Lofts, J Burkinshaw, Graham, Waterson, Dyson. Reserves: Holmes, R Shaw, O'Carroll, B Shaw, England, Alexander, McNeil, Ashton, Green, Thompson. Meet 12.30pm.

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cessful conversion. Barnsley under 15s had little trouble overcoming Yarnbury, running out 39-0 winners. The Barnsley pack opened up the game at a tremendous pace and from a scrum the ball was moved out wide for winger Greg Colbridge to touch down in the corner. Captain Dominic Barrow added the difficult conversion in the swirling wind. A nice move, which saw the ball move inside and out, in a tight rolling maul, was finished off by Dominic Barrow taking the score to 12-0. Josh Lewis then crashed over to extend the lead and Greg Cranston ran 60m to score an opportunist try for the fourth score. Dominic Barrow added the conversion. The second half saw more good work and Natt Tuttiet fired a pass down the back line and winger Joe Maycroft remembered to stop running this week and touched down after crossing the line. He then repeated the feat soon after to score a well worked try. The final score went to Dominic Barrow who collected the ball 15 metres from his own line and outpaced the entire Yarnbury defence to slide over for the seventh try. The man of the match award went jointly to scrum halves Callan Mellor and Natt Tuttiett with special mention to Joe Moorhouse who stepped in at hooker from his usual position on the wing and did a fine job. Barnsley under 14s made the trip across the Pennines to Halifax but returned empty handed adfter going down 50-15.

Dearneside pole vaulters shine indoors By Kath Parkin DEARNESIDE High AC pole vaulters put on a magnificent display at the Manchester Reebok Indoor Open Meeting last Sunday. Eleven pole vaulters from the club took part – with youngsters opening the show with three personal bests. John Moulton made his debut in the U/15 boys with a clearance of 1.50m, and 13 year-old pair Lewis Billum and Nicolas Cole also vaulted well. Billum bagged a respectable personal best of 2.20m while Cole chalked up two pb increases in one match, up to 2.35m. The Year 8 boys were joined by Year 9 colleague Eric Martin who also increased his personal best to 3.65m, thus cementing the club's dominance in the Yorkshire, North of England and U/15s pole vault rankings. Vicky Price cleared 1.75m in the U/13 girls. U/17s Kathrine Wilson and senior woman Patricja Krawczyk both earned their season's bests (3.10m). All earned either first, second or third places in each of their age categories. The afternoon competition involved four of the Dearnesiders U/20 year olds. Sean Power was back following a previous season of injury with a 3.60m clearance. Paul Hallworth was a little bit under par with his 3.60m clearance, but Rhys Searles showed excellent form with a finishing height of 4.70m. At the final stages, Luke Cutts was on his own with an opening height of 5.20m. He is continuing to progress at every meet and is, for the first time, jumping off a five-metre pole which earned him his best-ever jump of 5.45m which he repeated twice for good measure. Four members of Barnsley AC braved

the high winds last Sunday to tackle the Norton 9, organised by Askern and District Running Club, near Doncaster. Gusts of up to 50mph hampered many runners, but Shaun Pickersgill (senior man), fresh from his high placing in the National Cross Country Championships the previous weekend, cruised home first for the club in a respectable 61.38. Lesley Noon (LV40) finished as 5th female in 61.50 with Graham Bateson (V50) a few minutes behind in 64.30 then Linda Westlake (LV50) in 66.30. Paul Watson was one of 15 Barnsley Harriers who also competed in the Norton race. He finished in 51st place overall in a good time of 57-33, just ahead of over 40 veteran Stephen Whiteley in 58-08 for 56th position overall. In-form Ian Meade knocked a massive 10-03 off his previous best time, over 50 lady veteran Vikki Skipper sliced 1-54 off, Rachel Nothard (over 45 lady veteran) improved her best by 1-47 and Lesley Barker-Latchem reduced hers by 1-45. Positions and times were: 51, P Watson (M) 57-33; 56, S Whiteley (V40) 58-08; 131, S Logan (V50) 65-22; 149, P Swift (V40) 66-30; 171, J Hewitt (V60) 68-31; 179, J Fisher (V40) 69-01; 185, L Parker-Latchem (L) 6926pb; 188, G Hayes (V55) 69-32; 202, I Meade (V55) 70-20 pb; 204, N Greaves (M) 70-27; 235, I Christopherson (V55) 72-48; 269, V Skipper (LV50) 75-09 pb; 300, R Latchem (M) 77-12; 311, R Nothard (LV45) 78-35pb; 323, D Booth (M) 79-35. The Harriers used the race as the second leg of the All Round Black 'N' Tan Challenge and section winners on the day were: Lesley-Parker Latchem; Rachel Nothard; Vikki Skipper; Paul Watson; Stephen Whiteley; Shaun Logan; Geoff Hayes; John Hewitt. Penistone Foothparth Runners and AC times in the popular Norton 9 Road Race

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Kilpin (Penistone FR) 19.55; 8, D Naylor (Wombwell Sporting AC) 20.15; 9, S Clarkson (V/40) (Barnsley Harriers) 20.55; 10, H Gaskin (Unattached) 20.56; 11, J Rowe (Penistone FR) 21.32; 12, A Shelbourne (V/40) (Barnsley Harriers) 21.38; 13, A Green (Pennine FR) 21.38; 14, G French (V/50) (Pennine FR) 21.46; 15, N Whittingham (V/50) (Penistone FR) 22.56; 16, I Wragg (V/40) (Penistone FR) 23.08; 17, D Foster (V/50) (Penistone FR) 23.45; 18, W Gibbins (V/50) (Unattached) 23.49; 19, K Gordon (V/50) (Penistone FR) 23.55; 20, K Davis (L) (Penistone FR) 24.11; 21, B Lindsay (V/40) (Penistone FR) 24.36; 22, J Cockerton (LV/40) (Penistone FR) 24.58; 23, A Swift (V/40) (Unattached) 25.14; 24, K Ballentine (L) (Keithley And Craven A.C.) 25.17; 25, S Millwood (V/60) (Penistone FR) 25.21; 26, B Needle (V/60) (Dark Peak FR) 25.32; 27, B Haigh (L V/60) (Penistone FR) 26.10; 28, N Cole (V/70) (Penistone FR) 31.22; 29, B Innes (V/50) (Penistone FR) 34.22; 30, J Foster (LV/55) (Penistone FR) 42.01; 30, J Davis (LV/55) (Penistone FR) 42.01. Penistone’s Alex Simon travelled over the hill to compete in the Liverpool Half Marathon and finished 679 in 1-40.04. Ian Charlesworth went over to Saddleworth to compete in the New Chew Orienteering event. Competitors had to score as many points as possible within the 4.5 hour time limit. Ian finished 9th with 350 points and team mate Nicky Spinks, (who completed the Round last year) was 27th with 200 points. Sheffield Hallam University student, Racheal Shaw, came first in her opening 400m race of the season after deciding to move up a distance this year. Barnsley AC runner Racheal, 19. competed for the university on Wednesday at the EIS in Sheffield and won in a time of 58.7. She will now appear in the finals in May.

CYCLING A WEEKEND of heavy winds took its toll on the Wheelers exploits. Just six riders turned up to tackle the 50 mile relability ride. The route stuck to quiet lanes from Wombwell missing the main roads to the south of Selby and then through the lanes to Snaith and Sykehouse to finish at Askern. Despite strong crosswinds for much of the way round and a puncture which cost 10 minutes, Vic Fielding, Peter Knowles, Derry Dixon, John and Dave Woodhouse and Christine Minto completed the ride in three hours 45 minutes. The day before Trevor Mayne, Alan Bullock and Tony Wright made the decision to cancel the Wheelers first competitive outing of the new season in City RC's three-up time trial at Beverley due to illness and the dangerous winds. Next on the calender is Sunday's 100km Audax, organised by Steve Myatt, starting and finishing at Birdwell Community Centre. Friday is the club meeting at Birdwell Community Centre at 8.30pm.

SWIMMING THE new John Charles Centre for Sport in Leeds was the destination for Borough of Barnsley Swimmers competing in the first weekend of the 2008 Yorkshire Swimming Associations Age Group Championship. The long course (50m) event saw the club celebrate a hat-trick of champions. Twelve-year-old Brindley Turner won for the second year running in the 100m backstroke with a time of 1-12.36, which again qualifies her for this year’s national meet. Brindley also took bronze in the 200m backstroke (2-38.39) as well as finishing tenth in the 200m freestyle final. A brace of heat declared top ten places also went to 10-year-old Cian Senior who finished fifth in the 200m individual medley (3-00.06) and seventh in the 400m freestyle in a personal best time of 5-38.78. Thirteen-year-old Dearne High School pupil, Louise Holmes bagged ninth place in the final of the 200m freestyle in a time of 2-24.39 and the weekend competition was completed with twelve-year-old Adam Peel finishing in sixth place with a strong personal best time of 10-30.67 in the gruelling 800m freestyle. Additional BOBSC Results: Girls ten years: 200m Freestyle: A Moody 2-57.30. Boys ten years: 200m Freestyle: C Senior 2-40.17. O Payling 2-57.31. D Higgins 300.27. 200m IM: D Higgins 3-32.26. 400m Freestyle: D Higgins 6-19.93. O Payling 6-24.65. Girls eleven years: 200m Freestyle: C Turner 2-57.29. Boys eleven years: 200m IM: G Garside 2-58.92. M Payling 3-09.17. 200m Freestyle: G Garside 2-34.71. M Payling 2-43.60. 400m Freestyle: G Garside 5-22.86. M Payling 5-47.07. Boys twelve years: 100m Freestyle: A Peel 1-10.66. 200m Backstroke: A Peel 252.41. 400m Freestyle: A Peel 5-10.03. Girls twelve years: 200m Freestyle: E Garside 2-37.67. 100m Freestyle: B Turner 1-08.22. Girls thirteen years: 200m Freestyle: A Bushby 2-26.62. J Archer 2-27.93. 100m Freestyle: A Bushby 1-07.20. L Holmes 1-07.41. J Archer 107.44. 800m Freestyle: L Holmes 10-25.32.

BASKETBALL

Ward makes his point POINT guard and captain Chris Ward helped Barnsley Leaders to a seven-point win at Scarborough Seahawks on Sunday – with 15 points and strong backcourt leadership. Ryan Stocks (6), Ward (4), Arran Bailey (2), Nick Hill (2) and Richard Smith (2) were on target to give Barnsley a 16-14 lead in the first period. The second period saw the Seahawks take the lead three times but the Leaders finished the half with an 11-2 run, completed by a Smith three-pointer, to secure a 37-29 half-time lead. Smith was again on target to in the second half and Michael Tkaczuk finished off a fast break to open a 10-point lead for Barnsley at 43-33. The Seahawks hit back with a 14-6 run to cut the lead to two points, at 49-47. Stocks picked up fouls while policing Seahawks’ dangerman Brown, who levelled the scores at 51-51 in the third minute of the final period. Four points from Ward and two from Bailey helped the Leaders restore a 59-53 advantage but two three-pointers kept the Seahawks in contention but they eventually ran out of steam as Barnsley finished with a 12-7 run through Tkaczuk (6), Bailey (5) and Ward (1) to take the game 75-68. Leaders: Ward (capt) 15; Bailey 15; Stocks 12; Tkaczuk 10; Smith 9; Hill 6; Dillon 6; Johnson 2; Hemingway. Coach Dave Dibb jnr.

The previous day a lacklustre Leaders were second best to a lively Leeds Tigers side who raced to a 24-7 lead in the first period and extended this to 4117 at half-time. By full-time the Tigers had hit 88 to the Leaders’ 45. Under-age forward Arran Bailey top scored for Barnsley with nine. Leaders: Stocks (capt) 6; Bailey 9; Smith 8; Tkaczuk 6; Hemingway 5; Ward 5; Hill 3; Davies 2; Dillon 1; Johnson, Nerurkar. Coach: Ben Beaumont; assistant D Dibb jnr.

Leaders under 13s travelled to NW champions Ellesmere Port Panthers for a National Play-Off game. The Panthers played the whole game with a tight zone defence and they hit two three-pointers in the first three minutes. Jack Hallsworth and Scott Remmer responded for Barnsley. The Panthers then took control of the boards at both ends and ran up 53 points to Barnsley’s 11 by half-time. Barnsley stuck to the task well with Reece Marshall working hard in defence. Point guard Jake Wainwright was effective in the back court and forwards Zac Danks, Scott Remmer and Tommy Price started to penetrate the Panthers defence and helped gain Barnsley their best split at 24-16 in the final period, but when time ran out the Panthers were 99-37 winners. Team: Danks (capt) 12; Remmer 8; Hallsworth 6; Large 4; Marshall 2; Watson 2; Wainwright 2; Price; McLaughlin; D McLaughlin; Rennison; Quinton. Coach Bert Beaumont, assistant Dave Markham.

Tomorrow (Saturday) Leaders under 16s travel to Bradford to face the Dragons in a 2.15pm tip off for their last EBL game of the 2007/08 season. The under 13s train at 9.30am and the under 11s at 12.30pm on Saturday at the Foulstone School sports hall, Darfield.

BOXING HARD and Fast ABC had 11 boxers involved in their first annual show at Grimethorpe WMC. It was a terrific night, with six winners for the home club. The winners were Luke Bashforth, who beat Adam Sykes; Brad Thompson who got the better of Carl Sampson; Aaron Sylvester, who overcame Thomas Robinson; Gareth Newton, who beat Jamie Williams; Andrew Townsend, who beat Joe Sampson; and Jack Ratford, who took the spoils against Jamie Meike. Ratford now goes on to the finals of the Boys Club Championship at Chelsea FC on Friday night. A photo exhibition of Hard and Fast boxers will be at the Cooper Art Gallery tomorrow at 1pm.

LADIES HOCKEY

Barnsley held BARNSLEY Ladies were held to a goalless draw by local rivals Penistone. Even though both teams played well and created many chances, nether failed to find the net in an uneventful first half. Barnsley lacked their usual finishing touch around the net, with Julie Oliver battling well up front to create an opening. Barnsley again went down to 10 players early in the second half and had to pull together to prevent Penistone breaking through. The game ended goalless for both teams, the result suiting Penistone a lot more than a very quiet Barnsley side. Barnsley entertain Rotherham tomorrow (Saturday) at 1.30pm at Darton High School.


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FOOTBALL f i x t u r e s Saturday NORTHERN COUNTIES EAST LEAGUE Teversal v Worsbrough Bridge WINDSOR FOODS COUNTY SENIOR LGE Worsbrough Bridge Res v Frecheville UNIBOND LEAGUE CUP SEMI-FINAL Eastwood Town v Frickley

Sunday BARNSLEY SUNDAY LEAGUE (Premier Division) Athersley Rec v Hoyland Town New Lodge v Steelers A Worsbrough Common v Wombwell Main Tom Treddlehoyle v Boca (Division One) Steelers B v Gawber Road Travellers Road v Mansfield Road Crown and Anchor v Blackerhill Rovers Great Dane v Dodworth MW The Kendray v Old Town (Divisio Two) Hoyland Falcons v Longcar Inn Birdwell Rovers v Sturdy’s The Cross v Browns Bar Hope Inn v North Gawber Colliery Dale Tavern v Elsecar Markets A Cawthorne v Cudworth Star Hotel (Division Three) Wilthorpe v Flying Dutchman High Street v Lucorum Athersley Arms v Old Hall Dodworth Station Inn v Darfield CC Prince of Wales v The Engineers Elsecar Markets B v Locky’s (Division Four) Rose and Crown v Cudworth West End Minsthorpe Hotel v The Alma Cranberry v Ardsley Athletic Queen’s Head v Little Un Moulders Arms v KG Sports (Division Five) The Ship (Worsbrough) v Barley Sheaf Welcome Inn v Elsecar Fitzwilliam The Ship (Elsecar) v Bridge Inn Pheasant v Shaw FC

R e s u l t s Barnsley Sunday League, Premier Division: Wombwell Main 4, Athersley Rec 1; Lundwood 8, Boca 1; Hoyland Town 0, New Lodge 0. Division One: Old Town 2, Travellers Rest 1 Blackerhill Rovers 0, Steelers B 3; Dodworth MW 2, Crown and Anchor 1; South Hiendley 1, Great Dane 1. Division Two: Cudworth Star Hotel 8, Birdwell Rovers 1; Browns Bar 2, Hoyland Falcons A 3; Sturdy’s 2, Hope Inn 0; Elsecar Markets A 9, The Cross 0; North Gawber Colliery 3, Dale Tavern 0; Longcar Inn 0, Cawthorne 0. Division Three: The Engineers 1, Wilthorpe 2; Flying Dutchman 4, Athersley Arms 2; Darfield CC 2, High Street 3; Old Hall 2, Elsecar Markets B 2; Prince of Wales 1, Station Inn 1; Lucorum 0, Locky’s Bar 0. Division Four: Edge United 1, The Alma 2; Ardsley Athletic 2, Rose and Crown 1; Minsthorpe 3, Queen’s Head 2; Little Un 5, Queen Vic 2; Ward Green 4, Moulders Arms 1. Division Five: Hoyland Falcons B 5, Fitzwilliam 0; Royston Railway 2, The Ship (Wors) 4; Trades 1, Pheasant 5; Shaw 1, The Ship (Elsecar) 4.

NON-LEAGUE

Double delight for Bridge WORSBROUGH Bridge continued their run of form against Tadcaster Albion, winning two NC East League games in succession for the first time this season. Although Bridge dominated much of the first half they trailed at the break to a 43rd minute strike. Bridge were kicking with the slope and with the strong wind to their backs on the resumption and pinned the visitors back in their own half for long periods. Bridge deservedly levelled the scores on 55 minutes when centre half Shane Jackson was on hand to bundle the ball home from close range after Liam McFadyen had knocked down a searching free-kick from Peter Hirst. Worsbrough then took the lead on 69 minutes through striker Kieran Gallagher and the lead was extended 10 minutes from time when Dave Beevers shot home his second goal in three games. Tadcaster narrowed the score to 3-2 late on but the result was put beyond doubt when defender McFadyen finished well after a cross from Martyn Scully on the right was flicked on by Beevers. The Windsor Foods County Senior League local derby between Division One rivals Worsbrough Common and Worsbrough Bridge Reserves was spoilt by the winds. Both sides were depleted due to the Barnsley and Sheffield Wednesday game at Oakwell – but it was still a hard-fought match that was deservedly won by Common, who were by far the stronger team. The goal for Bridge was scored by manager, Keith Gough, who was forced into action by the shortage of players. Ward Green over 35s continued their push for the league title with a home victory over Penistone. Green did not have it all their own way early on and found themselves two down inside the first 20 minutes. Green finally found some rhythm and Andy Haigh reduced the arrears just before the break. Kicking with the wind in the second period Green upped the pace and Neil Broadhead brought the score level before a fine 20 yard strike from the on-form Andy Haigh gave Green the lead. Haigh then completed his hattrick, lobbing the ’keeper after a fine through ball from Sam Hutchinson, and further goals from Tony Barrow and Nigel Foster (2) sealed a 7-2 win. Frickley Athletic were held to a 1-1 draw by UniBond Premier Division rivals Stamford. Frickley took the lead in the third minute with Neil Towler’s neat finish after Chris White’s shot rebounded of the goalkeeper. Chris Davis also saw his effort hit the bar but with time running out, Frickley goalkeeper Jon Hood was finally beaten with a looping header and Stamford snatched a point. As well as Saturday’s trip to Eastwood, Frickley also entertain Worksop on Tuesday.

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PPA MILLENNIUM LEAGUE

HUDDS RCD LGE

Parkinson brings 100 up for Ardsley aces

Barugh denied by late goal

By Nathan Hemmingham and Kath Parkin ARDSLEY Athletico under 11s scored their 100th goal of the season – a magnificent achievement. It came in their away match at Treeton and was scored by Ben Parkinson from a magnificent pass from Matthew Swan. Danny Allsop got Ardsley's second. Treeton tried to get back into the game, only to be denied three times by Ardsley goalie Joe Parry. In the second half Ardsley gritted their teeth and kept up the pressure and Danny Allsop snatched a third. The unstoppable Thomas Dolan got the man of the match award. Ardsley Athletico under 12s made their second visit to league leaders Worsborough Common in as many weeks on Sunday. Ardsley were unfortunate not to take the lead when Alex Gilmartin's shot was saved by the 'keeper in a goalless first half. On the resumption, Athletico 'keeper Jack Wall pulled of the save of the season, back peddalling to punch away from beneath his own bar. Soon after, Ardsley felt the decision to award Worsborough a penalty for handball was harsh but the spot-kick was duly slotted home. The visitors conceded a second to a fine headed goal but Thomas Horton coolly converted a penalty to make it 2-1. Ardsley's man of the match was Jonny Knights. After the previous week's poor result, Ward Green under sevens returned to winning ways against

Dale Juniors with a hat-trick from Sam Woodhouse and a goal each for Alec Grainge and Luke Hobson. The man of match was shared by Alex Hutchinson and Hobson. Royston Dynamos under nines at last gained a victory in the cup. The first game with Dale Juniors was a hard-fought game for both teams but Dale edged it 1-0. Man of the match was Daniel Harley, who played well at right back. The second game saw Royston turn the screw and play some good football, winning 3-1 with a brace from Ethan Godridge and a strike from top scorer Thomas Challenger. Man of that match was Russell Green. Ardsley Athletico under nines travelled to Dearne and District in the cup and were hoping to reach the next round. In the first game, Dearne were ahead at half-time but Ardsley fought back and earned a 1-1 draw when a fine ball from Liam Pearson was finished by striker Kai Haddock. Man of the match for Ardsley was Tom Toulson. Ardsley went all out for the win in the second game but the home side were again ahead at half-time. Ardsley drew level in the second half when skipper Aaron Glazzard fired home from the edge of the area and they went in front when Callum Wray found the net. Lewis Kilner then made it 3-1 to seal a 4-2 victory for Ardsley, whose man of the match was Kyle Driver. Something had to give when the league’s two unbeaten sides, Brampton Jaguars under 14s and

hosts Ranch Dynamos faced each other in a top-of-the-table clash. They produced a classic encounter as both teams went for the points. The Jags were ahead at the break when Casey Marshall coolly placed the ball past the advancing keeper. In the second period Brampton were awarded a penalty when Marshall was brought down. Danny Dixon made no mistake to give the Jags a 2-0 lead but just as they thought the game was safe, Ranch scored twice to level the scores. Brampton were rocking but managed to weather the storm and with just minutes remaining, man of the match Marshall latched onto a superb ball and beat several players before coolly hitting home the winner to send the Jags and their supporters into raptures. Ward Green under eights entertained Mexborough Rangers A at a blustery Genn Lane and turned in another fine team display. Green started brightly and took the lead through Aaron Moxon before Matthew Pickles extended the lead. Green found the net again in the second half with another goal from Pickles and after Mexborough pulled a goal back, Green sealed the win with the goal of the game from Thomas MacDonald, who turned and volleyed home Bheki Mpofa’s excellent cross. Honest Dube was Green’s man of the match. The strong wind made playing football difficult for Penistone Church under sevens and Upton. Thomas Taylor opened the scoring with a well-taken individual goal,

running half the length of the pitch before rounding the keeper. Scott High added a second just before the break but Upton battled back in the second half and pulled a goal back. However, with five minutes to go, man of the match Thomas Taylor calmly slipped the ball past the onrushing Upton keeper, after a long wind assisted throw from Callum Bates, to make the final score 3-1 to Penistone. There was a good start to the match between Barugh FC green team and Mexborough Rangers. Barugh took the lead after a scramble in the goal area, the final touch coming from Luke Riches. After two great saves by Barugh 'keeper Ethan Hall, Dylan Rounds scored with a great 20-yard shot. The third goal was created when Andrew Dodd crossed to Brandon White and he beat the 'keeper with a great effort. Man of the match was Joe Hinchcliffe. North Gawber Colliery under sevens put in a striking performance when they entertained Worsbrough Common. In blustery conditions the Young Colliers dominated from the start. Captain Declan Moxon bagged four taking his personal tally to 53 this season. Nic Lopez and Jack Hardman scored one each and Zac Reese was also on the scoresheet. An unfortunate own goal gave Worsbrough a consolation in an 8-1 victory for the Colliers. Gawber’s man of the match award went to Kealan Fretwell and Jack Fearon. Wombwell Main Warriors entertained South Elmsall United in blus-

tery conditions. Wombwell took the lead through Lewis Wale and in-form Callum Doherty hit two in five minutes to make it three. The second half saw Jay Hall and Callum Wright both fire home before Wale broke clear and beat the goalkeeper. Layton Swaine finished a great solo effort to make it 7-0 before South Elmsall hit back. Man of the match Doherty then completed an 8-1 victory with a superb volley from the edge of the box. Darton Crowns under 13s entertained Mexborough Rovers in severe windy conditions. The Crowns took the lead in the first half when a shot from just outside the area came back off the bar but fell kindly at the feet of Josh Taylor who put Crowns 1-0 up. A thunderous free-kick from skipper McCauley Shillito was parried by the 'keeper but Alex Senior was on hand to score from close range. Shillito soon got in on the act with a great individual goal but two goals before the break brought Mexborough back into the game. The second half was a different affair with Mexborough pushing for the equaliser, but the Crowns added to their tally with a breakaway goal with a superb finish from Senior. Mexborough again came back into the game to make it 4-3 and a nervy end to the game for the Crowns. Shane Green was man of the match. Hoyland Town's under 12s returned to winning ways on their trip to Treeton. In a scrappy first half, Treeton's

number eleven took advantage of a defensive error to claim the opener. After strong words at the break, Town started playing with more purpose and were rewarded when Jack Hirst battled through a crowded box to slide home from close range. Hoyland stepped up the pressure and, eventually, got the winner with a 20 yard volley from Jack Hirst. Parents' man of the match was Jack Hirst and manager's award went to hard-working Chris Thompson. Redbrook Rangers under 11s continued their fine run of form with 62 victory at Rycroft. The game was only a minute old when Regan Goddard opened the scoring. After an excellent run by Luke Andrews, Goddard scored their second and then completed his hat-trick by chipping the 'keeper. Henry Nixon scored a fine individual goal and a superb cross by Connor Buxton was headed home by man of the match Goddard. Rycroft then scored two secondhalf goals before Jamie Evans completed the scoring from 20 yards. Darfield Dynamos under nines were beaten 2-0 by Wheatley Wanderers despite a good display. Darfield spurned good chances to open the scoring which proved costly with the home side taking the lead. In the second half, the visitors upped the tempo with Ashley Johnson constantly a threat and Aiden White pushing the team forward at every opportunity. However, the Wanderers scored a second on the break. Man of the match was Kieran Eyre.

SHEFFIELD AND DISTRICT JUNIOR SUNDAY LEAGUE

Hepworth strike clinches cup final spot By Nathan Hemmingham DODWORTH MW JFC under 11s have already clinched promotion, and now they are on the cup trail, reaching the final after a great win over higher league Rawmarsh. Although both teams had good scoring chances in the first half, the score remained goalless at half-time. In the second period Dodworth came out more stronger with Fitim Kastrati and Daniel Ogley driving the team on. Dodworth were awarded a freekick 40-yards out and Jake Hepworth fired in a strong shot which the goalkeeper could only fumble into the net. From that stage Dodworth were in charge and never looked like conceding and they held on to earn a place in the final. Hoyland Common Falcons under nines made the short trip to Greasborough Youth and proved that their season is changing for the better. Falcons dominated the first game and Ethan Bannister gave them the lead before Morgan Cowell made it 20. Greasborough pulled a goal back but man of the match Cowell scored from the edge of the box to restore the two-goal lead. Matthew Parks was on hand to poach well from a goalkeeping mistake and Bannister went on to score four more goals to seal an 8-2 victory. In the second game, after a goalless first half, Greaseborough took the lead but the Falcons battled well and managed to level through Jack Burgin but the Falcons couldn't hold on as Greasborough won 2-1. Man of the match was Katie Tattersfield Hoyland Town under eights entertained Woodhouse Juniors. They battled hard in the first game and scored an early goal through

man of the match Nathan Fletcher but Woodhouse soon equalised. Despite excellent defending by Ethan Dixon and Callum Higgins a late goal saw the first team lose 2-1. The second match was also hard fought but despite Ellis Pickering, Logan Padley and goalkeeper and man of the match Taylor Holden to the fore, they could not prevent a 3-0 defeat and 5-1 loss on aggregate. Kingstone under 11s played hosts to Hallam Rangers in the first of two games back-to-back. The match was evenly balanced with both sides creating chances but half-time arrived goalless. Despite having the ball cleared off the line twice in the second half, Kingstone could not find the net – but the game's only goal from Hallam was harsh on goalkeeper Jack Beaumont, who produced an outstanding performance. Kingstone then secured the double over Woodhouse Juniors the following day. Woodhouse are the only team Kingstone have beaten this season so confidence was high. For the second match running, Kingstone keeper Beaumont pulled off some thrilling saves before the deadlock was broken through Harry Fox after 50 minutes. The home side spent the last five minutes applying the pressure but the points went to Kingstone. Darfield JFC under eights played hosts to Birley Spa and despite difficult conditions, put in a great performance. The visitors took the lead from a free-kick, spurring Darfield into action and they quickly drew level through Lloyd Thompson who added a second in the second half followed by a spectacular strike from Connor Tonge. In the second game, it was deja-vu as Birley opened the scoring from

another free-kick but again Darfield were rewarded with a close range equaliser from Finlay Ellis, making the overall score 4-2 to Darfield. Darfield JFC under nines defied tricky conditions to record a comfortable 8-3 home victory against Ecclesall Rangers, keeping their Division V promotion hopes alive. Rangers took an early lead but the hosts found their feet and struck four first-half goals through Connor Hudson, Sam Ackroyd, Harrison Tindle and Nathan Bunting. It was much more competitive after the interval but Darfield still managed to hit the target four more times through Luke Wall (2), Callum Brindley and Billy Smith - who claimed his first goal of the season courtesy of the unselfish Brindley. Goalkeepers Thomas Guest and Arron Murphy shared the man of the match award. Stocksbridge Park Steels under 11s returned from Greenhill with a 3-1 victory. Playing with the wind in the first half Stocksbridge took a two-goal lead into half-time with a volley from a corner by Bradley Walker and a shot from 25 yards from Cormack Lever. In the second half Lever netted his second to put the result beyond doubt before a Greenhill consolation. Stocksbridge Park Steels under 12s started well in blustery conditions at Ecclesall Rangers and took an early lead through George Maris. The next goal came straight from the training ground via a wellworked free-kick ending with Theo Campbell netting the second. A great through ball by Oliver Holmshaw allowed Joe Osborne to score a third and a late goal from Rangers narrowed Steels' lead to 3-1. A good team performance from Stocksbridge Park Steels under 14s

Dearne Valley Vipers under 14s have been sponsored by Dylan White of Tan Tone Solarium and Gymnasium, St Andrews Square, Bolton-upon-Dearne. AJs Chippy at Thurnscoe has also donated money towards their new kit. (S)

SHEFFIELD AND DISTRICT SUNDAY LEAGUE CONTINUED resulted in a 6-0 victory over Eckington Boys. Steels battled well and deserved their victory. Scorers were Tom Smith, Wade Jackson, Tomas Reeves, Luke Barraclough (2) and Mitchell Cowlishaw. Stocksbridge Park Steels under 16s took an early lead in their home match with Thorncliffe Juniors through Elliott Guest. Thorncliffe equalised but Guest netted his second before half-time and the score remained 2-1 to the Steels. Darfield JFC under 16s lost 3-2 at Bramley Juniors. A goal each for Joe Batty and Ryan Gregory was not enough to beat Bramley, who scored a quick goal at the start of each half with Darfield calling for offside and a deflected, harshly awarded free-kick that just evaded goalkeeper Sam Brown. Despite almost constant pressure from Darfield, Bramley's goalkeeper kept them at bay. Sam Whitlam and Callum Bowler

fired a hat-trick each to help Darfield JFC under 10s to an 11-0 victory at Millhouses, moving them one step closer towards promotion. Sam’s goals came in the first game where he scored the first three in a 60 win. Benjamin Roebuck and Michael Moyo were involved in the assists and further strikes from Jack Whitlam (2) and Evan Todd made the game safe. Jake Fowler was again outstanding in defence. The second game followed the same pattern. Lewis Pattison started proceedings with a fine turn and strike before Bowler got in on the act. He scored direct from a free-kick and two more from his position wide on the left before crossing for Kurt Wallis to turn in at the back post. The defence stood firm to ensure a clean sheet and a 5-0 scoreline. Darfield JFC under 14s produced another fine performance to beat Rotherham Town 5-2. Joel Molyneux opened the scoring

for Darfield but Rotherham equalised a minute later. Joe Roebuck scored to put the home side back in front but again the visitors drew level before half-time. Darfield kept up the pressure in the second half and regained the lead through Joe Bywater. Two more superb goals from Molyneux and Bywater secured three points for Darfield. Hoyland Common Falcons under 13s suffered a 3-1 cup semi-final defeat to Young Owls. The Falcons, kicking into a strong wind, were on the back foot from the off and the Owls took the lead. On the stroke of half-time the Falcons grabbed an equaliser after Lee Turner’s cross was steered home by Cameron Wyatt. However, in the second half the Owls looked the stronger, taking a deserved lead and as Hoyland pushed for the equaliser, they were caught on the counter ] and the visitors added a third to seal victory.

third goal of the season, having previously gone three years without scoring and Lauren Barrett continued her great start at her new club by scoring a well deserved fourth. Ellis then capped a fine individual display by coolly scoring the fifth. Mapplewell Maverick Girls under 12s maintained second place after a 3-2 victory at Batley Girls in a top-ofthe-table clash. The Mavericks started well with Bryony Hudson putting Hannah Sillane through on goal who fired home passed the helpless keeper.

Sillane added her second following another Hudson pass and Mapplewell went further ahead when Sillane became the provider for Danielle Green to rocket home. Batley came back into the game with a goal in the second half but the Mavericks added a fourth soon after when Olivia McDaid scored a fantastic goal from the halfway line. Batley pulled the game back to 4-3 but girl of the match Emily Thornton and Elizabeth Nixon held the Mavericks defence firm to give them three deserved points.

GIRLS FOOTBALL BARUGH Girls under 13s beat local rivals Dodworth 5-0 in their last home match of the season. Hollie Scorah set Barugh on their way and then player of the match Fe Ellis was introduced and give a superb individual performance. She was instrumental in all Barugh's attacks and was rewarded with the second before half-time. Barugh started to dominate in the second half and switched the team around with defenders swapping positions with the strikers. Hannah Beaumont scored her

CHARLES RICE LEAGUE

BARNSLEY LEAGUE

Bretton celebrate after victory secures title

THE spoils were shared in the Division Three battle between second and third as Prince of Wales and Dodworth Station drew 1-1. After a goalless first half, Prince broke the deadlock straight after the restart, England's corner being bundled over by Vic Reeves. Zaslos then made it 1-1 with a cross-cum-shot that swirled in the wind and gave keeper Crossland no chance. Schofield, Linney and Passmore all had chances to win it for Prince, but all saw their efforts saved. Rhodes then struck the bar from a free-kick before man of the match Linney found the net, direct from a drop ball inside his own half, but to his credit, sportingly decided to re-take it. Flying Dutchman made hard work off of their game with Athersley Arms. Athersley took the lead on 10 minutes but Dutchman drew level cour-

BRETTON Boys under 15 Greens won the Trophy League with an emphatic 10-1 victory over New Lodge Juniors. Bretton took the lead with a longrange Ryan Arch shot from just inside Lodge's half. Haydan Scallen then made it 2-0 and Danny Ogden made it three when he lobbed the 'keeper from outside the area. Lodge pulled a goal back before half-time and second half goals from Ogden (2), Joe Airstone, Scallen, Neil Jackson and two from man of the match Ben Cameron completed the title victory. Ward Green under 15s' home game against AFC Hemsworth featured some good football. Green could only field 10 fit players, but they made a fight of it before losing 5-2. They went 2-0 down befpre good work by Joe Needham finished with Jack Traynor’s shot being deflected home. In the second half, Hemsworth made it 4-1, but Sam Fearon controlled a pass from Traynor and scored with a low shot. Green stepped up the pressure, with Tom Lowe working hard and Jake Frid covering well in defence, and went close with some good efforts but the visitors wrapped up the points with a fifth. Mapplewell Mavericks under 14s secured their 10th straight league

win against Airedale United. Airedale opened the scoring but Gaz Newitt equalised from a Jack Hattersley pass before giving his side the lead. On the resumption, the Mavericks conceded two quick goals but battling defensive displays from Matty Elvin, Nathan Wright, Josh Key and Ashley Holling kept Airedale at bay after that. The Mavericks dug deep and Newitt completed his hat-trick after Kevin Dryden's great run and cross and in the final minute Newitt's sublime back heel was collected by Callum Hewitt who slide the ball past the advancing keeper. The man of the match award went to the whole team. Mapplewell Mavericks under nines' unbeaten start to 2008 was derailed at Wakefield Jets. The yellow team lost 3-0 against a home side who played the conditons better. Man of the match was Harry Lockwood. The green team were unlucky to lose by the only goal. Both teams played some good football in very windy conditions and both goalkeepers were called into action. Man of the match was Matthew Davies. Champions Ward Green under 11s turned in another solid display to preserve their unbeaten season. Two goals from top scorer Luke Duffy secured the spoils. Great dis-

plays came from Joe Bristow, captain Ted Baker and Mitchell Wynn. Man of the match was Brandon Atkinson. Ardsley Athletico under 18s travelled to Pontefract Collieries and returned with a convincing victory. The deadlock was broken by Jimmy Hydes after a surging run from midfield and a Matt Needham long throw was finished by Mitch Cavill. The home side pulled a goal back but Sam Tossell delivered a perfect cross for Ben Greenhoff to head home. Tom Wootton’s through ball sent Tossell on his way to make it 4-1 at the break but in the second half, Ardsley were reduced to 10 men. Despite that, Lee Jordan's long kick was finished in style by Brad Loughton to seal the points. Man of the match was Steve Roebuck. Hoyland Town under 11s travelled to South Hiendley on a blustery day. A moment of brilliance from Callum Whelan broke the deadlock and Whelan then turned provider for Jordan Launders. Hiendley narrowed the deficit from the penalty spot but the second half belonged to Hoyland. Whelan scored two more excellent goals, taking his tally to 30 for the season and the score to 4-1. George Crowther also got in on the act to keep Hoyland top of the table with three games left. Men of the

match were Whelan and Jack Hall. Wombwell Main Warriors under 10s were unhappy with the referee in their game at Bretton Juniors. Bretton scored the opener with their first attack and Wombwell were then punished again when, in their view, a debatable free-kick on the edge of the area saw Bretton double their lead. A strong half-time team talk saw Wombwell come out on top early in the second half but despite a number of shots from Michael Eyre, Dylon Dyson and Kahl Newrick, the Bretton keeper was in fine form. Bretton scored a third while Wombwell appealed for a foul and after the Warriors pulled a goal back through Newrick, Bretton scored a fourth before full time. Wombwell's man of the match was Jack Thorpe. Mapplewell Mavericks under 12s came back from Thornes with a deserved 4-2 win. Josh Wragg opened the scoring for Mapplewell but Thornes pulled two back and led 2-1 at the break. The second half saw Mapplewell on top and it was not long before Bradley Johnson smashed home the equaliser. Another goal from Josh Wragg gave Mapplewell the lead and Connor Anderton completed the scoring with a powerful strike from the edge of the box. Right winger Dan Mellor was man of the match.

Up for the cup tesy of a stunning finish from Andrew Hodgkinson. Athersley regained their lead after a defensive error but the second half beloged to the Dutchman. Top marksman Liam Henry scrambled the ball over with 10 minutes left to make it 2-2 and then Hodgkinson scored a sweet left foot shot before the prolific Liam Henry sealed a 4-2 win. Man of the match was Hodgkinson and Andy Adams. Premier Division Lundwood started much the brighter side against an under-strength Boca and took full advantage in difficult conditions. Craig Rouse added another hattrick to his season's tally. Younger brother Lee Rouse also scored and further goals from Gareth Hepple (2), Ryan Milner and Rob Utley, his first-ever goal in adullt football completed the scoring. Scott Littlewood and Adam Utley shared the man of the match award.

SCHOOLBOYS BARNSLEY Boys under 11s took advantage of an excellent playing surface to beat hosts East Riding 2-0. Barnsley took the lead on 18 minutes when a Fitim Kastrati through ball put Kallum Padgett free on the left wing and his superb cross was put away by Joe Curl, sliding in at the back post. This seemed to galvanise Barnsley and on 28 minutes another well

BARUGH Juniors under 13s travelled to high-flying Battyford. They took the game to the home side and opened the scoring through the outstanding Joseph Bullock, who unleashed an unstoppable left foot drive from 30 yards. Battyford soon levelled through a contentious penalty but Barugh's response was immediate and Daniel Woodrow volleyed home a corner. The defensive demons which have plagued the Reds all season soon returned. Failure to clear their lines led to an equaliser and although lone striker Luke Whitmore got a deserved goal, Battyford launched one final attack and earned a point. The man of the match was shared between Joseph Bullock, Joseph Chamberlain and Luke Whitmore. Silkstone Wolves under nines continued their excellent first season with a 6-1 victory over Collegians. Oliver Kemp scored another hattrick and looks favourite to end the season as the team's leading scorer. Reece Downes also scored twice and was unlucky not to get a treble, with man of the match Harry Airstone completing the scoring with a sixth towards the end. Also making a welcome comeback after injury was Ben Tucker who resumed his defensive partnership with Charlie Jones. An excellent goalkeeping display by Lewis Shepherd prevented the score from being much closer. Barugh FC under 10s entertained Oxspring. First up was Barugh A playing in very windy conditions. They got off to a fantastic start with Jacob Atkinson getting three within the first four minutes. Jack Outhwaite scored twice and both Jake White and Ben Summers both got one each. Oxspring pulled one back to narrow the final score to 7-1. Man of the match was keeper Max Hirst for a number of saves. Barugh B also enjoyed a convincing victory but the game was a lot closer than the scoreline suggests. However, goals from Joel Dixon (4) and Alex Drury kept Barugh in line to go the season unbeaten. Man of the match was Dan White. Penistone Church under 12s entertained Batley and made the brighter start with Max Barton and Liam Crossfield going close. The score remained goalless at half-time but in the second period Batley took advantage of weak defending to score the opener. It could easily have been three with the away team twice hitting the woodwork, once with an excellent save from Brandon Wilkes. Penistone then equalised with Barton heading home a Danny Needham cross and despite good defending by Rhys Theaker, further Batley pressure led to a penalty which was scored to seal a 2-1 defeat. Penistone Church under 11s played hosts to Clifton Rangers and despite playing with the strong wind in the first half, they fell behind. However, as the game progressed Penistone pressed home their advantage with two goals from midfield dynamo Jack Adams and a long range strike from Joel Platt. In the second half Clifton threw everything at Penistone but an outstanding defensive performance, typified by man of the match Chris Riley, looked to be keeping them at bay. Eventually Clifton pulled one back and then scrambled home an equaliser on the final whistle. Penistone Church under nines were unlucky to lose 2-1 to Golcar. Church opened the scoring with an own goal but a mixture of bad luck and poor weather conditions helped Golcar pile on the pressure and secure the points. Plenty of chances for Penistone but they could not find the net. Man of the match was Henry Mosley. A quickfire double from striker Perry Dalton set Silkstone under 14s on their way to an emphatic victory over old rivals Howden Clough. Tim Brook made it three with an excellent strike and Jonathan Roberts made it four before Sam Boswell hit the fifth with a wonder strike from 45 yards. Dalton then secured his hat-trick following a good run and cross by Roberts. In the second half, Silkstone still managed to dominate and Dalton helped himself to a second-half treble, leaving the final score 9-0.

worked move allowed Brad Walker to break free down the right and cross for Cormack Lever to make it 2-0 after a great turn and shot into the top corner. The hosts were determined to play their way back into the game in the second half but superb defensive work by Max Phillis, man of the match Luke Marsland Gray and keeper Josh Swift kept them at bay.

NORTH Gawber Colliery under 13s are hoping to make it through to the national finals of the Tesco Challenge Cup when they meet Young Owls in the Sheffield and hallamshire County final. The nationwide tournament features over 2,500 teams and 40,000 boys. Clubs from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland compete in County FA tournaments before playing in their National FA finals to find a Country Champion. The winning team from each of the four Home Nations then take part in a knockout tournament to find the overall UK champion. They go into the game in good form, after they stretched their lead at the top of Division One to 10 points with a 2-0 win at Honley. Man of the match Liam Adams put Gawber 1-0 up from 20 yards after splendid work by Bradley Simpson. In the second period a headed clearance was superbly volleyed into the top corner by Jake Bedford.

Junior Tykes Football Club We are currently looking for Under 7’s (Must not be registered with any other team)

If interested please contact Jane Peet on 0788 6196385 or Terry Spence 01226 383735


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Can Reds pull off second cup shock? Team will have 12th man on pitch

Both clubs have put together a team of players from all corners of the globe but the price difference is staggering.

Millionaire Men Player Previous Club Petr Cech Rennes Carlo Cudicini Castel di Sangro Paulo Ferreira FC Porto John Terry Chelsea Academy Ricardo Carvalho FC Porto Alex da Costa PSV Tal Ben Haim Bolton Ashley Cole Arsenal Wayne Bridge Southampton Frank Lampard West Ham Claude Makelele Real Madrid Michael Ballack FC Bayern Michael Essien Lyon Jon Obi Mikel Lyn Oslo Joe Cole West Ham Shaun Wright-Phillips Man City Nicolas Anelka Bolton Salomon Kalou Feyenoord Florent Malouda Lyon Didier Drogba (inset) Marseille Andriy Shevchenko AC Milan Total:

Fee £7 million £160,000 £13.2m free £19.850m undisclosed Bosman free £5m+ William Gallas £7m+Graeme Le Saux £11m £16.8m Bosman free £24.4m £16m £6.6m £21m £15m undiscolsed £13.5m £23.8m £30m £230,030m

Budget Barnsley Heinz Muller Lillestrom Luke Steele West Brom Paul Reid Northampton Stephen Foster Burnley Dennis Souza Charleroi Rob Kozluk Sheffield United Marciano Van Homoet Sparta Rotterdam Bobby Hassell Mansfield Sam Togwell Crystal Palace Anderson De Silva Everton Brian Howard Swindon Jamal Campbell-Ryce Southend United Martin Devaney Watford Diego Leon Grasshopper Zurich Kayode Odejayi Cheltenham Daniel Nardiello Queens Park Rangers Istvan Ferenczi Zalaegerszeg Kim Christensen Odense Boldklub Jon Macken Derby County Miguel Mostto Cienciano Michael Coulson Scarborough Total:

£300,000 Loan £100,000 £100,000 Free Free Free Free £50,000 £250,000 Free £125,000 Free Free £200,000 Loan £100,000 £100,000 £200,000 £200,000 Free £1,725m

Jamal CampbellRyce, cost a mere £125,000.

Up for the cup: Barnsley’s heroes pose with the FA Cup, which is being held by manager Simon Davey and captain Brian Howard. The cup run has lifted the whole town and Davey’s players, who are dreaming of a place in a Wembley semi-final. (D)

YOU often hear a manager talk about the importance of the ‘12th man.’ But who is this 12th man? You can only field 11 so how can you sneak 12 onto the pitch? Well, the ‘extra man,’ who the manager believes will help spur his players on to victory, is, of course, the fans. It is a cliché that is often used but for this game Barnsley will actually have a 12th man on the pitch. Frank Moore, who was the club’s oldest supporter, died earlier this year aged 102 and as a tribute, family, friends, Oakwell chairman Gordon Shepherd and club chaplain Rev Peter Amos scattered his ashes around the pitch. It is rather fitting that that has happened in time for the Chelsea game, with Frank having been old enough to remember the club’s only FA Cup triumph back in 1912. He has seen many memorable cup campaigns and will no doubt be there in spirit as his ‘Super Reds’ take to the field against Chelsea. There has been some bizarre goals in this season’s cup. A balloon claimed an assist in one game, and can Frank lend a hand for his beloved Barnsley on Saturday? Knowing what Barnsley meant to Frank, he will probably be doing all he can to get on the end of one of Martin Devaney’s crosses and help his side to victory.

One of biggest prizes in football up for grabs The Reds are just 90 minutes from Wembley, Nathan Hemmingham speaks to a ‘Super’ man who led Barnsley into an FA Cup quarter-final. IS there such a thing as a good time to face Chelsea? Their last two results suggest not! The Londoners’ world class players, predominantly bought by the spending power of billionaire owner Roman Abramovich, have bounced back from losing the Carling Cup final to local rivals Spurs, to crush West Ham 4-0 in the league and book their place in the quarter-finals of the Champions League by cruising to a 3-0 home win over Greek side Olympiakos. Seven goals scored, none conceded. And next up is a trip to Oakwell. Yet the diehard Barnsley supporters, who will swell tomorrow’s sell-out crowd to around 22,500, are clutching at every bit of hope and lucky omen they can lay their hands on. Reds’ fans believe that all the pressure will definitely be on the boys in blue when the two teams take to the field on Saturday evening. The supporters are hoping that Barnsley manager Simon Davey and his players will relish the chance to heap more misery on the Londoners – and cause yet another of the biggest cup shocks in recent years. Davey will be asking his players to believe in the unthinkable once again – just like they did at Anfield last month. And up for grabs for the winners? One of the most sought-after prizes in football – a match at Wembley. It is one of the biggest carrots in professional football and with the semi-

finals being staged at the new national stadium, Barnsley know they are 90 minutes away from a day out to remember. One man who is no stranger to a Barnsley FC cup run is someone who has tasted a quarter-final as both a player and a manager. Super Johnnie Hendrie scored in the 1-1 draw at Manchester United in the fifth round in 1998 and then scored the opener in the replay at Oakwell to set the Reds on their way to the last eight. Unfortunately for Hendrie and his team-mates, their cup run ended with a 3-1 defeat at Newcastle. The Super Scott was in the dugout as player-manager for the following season’s quarter-final clash with Tottenham Hotspur, a game that was decided by a piece of brilliance from David Ginola. Although Hendrie says he will never forget the cup runs, he is left with a touch of disappointment about both. “It was a special time for me, my twilight years. In the 1998 cup run, we had done well, people just talk about the Manchester United thing but they don’t realise we also beat Bolton and then knocked Tottenham out after a replay before beating Manchester United over two games as well. “The United replay was one of the most special nights of my career. I had never scored against them so to bring them back to Oakwell and turn them over 3-2, with me scoring in each game, it was magnificent. Fifteen months

later, Man United did the treble, which shows you how well we had done. “But I got crocked against United and missed the Newcastle game. “It was a great opportunity for us. They were not doing too great at the time and had we won, we would have had Sheffield United in the semi-finals. We would have really fancied our chances but we were bitterly disappointed to lose at Newcastle. “In the other quarter-final when I was player-manager that time, we had a great plan against Tottenham and it was working a treat. We put Adie Moses on Ginola and said ‘let’s play them 10 v 10.’ “It was working too, Ginola didn’t get a kick until Moses got sent off. It was never a sending off in a million years and within minutes, Ginola scored that wonder goal.” Hendrie believes it will be a tall order for the Reds to progress, but he is not

ruling out another cup night to remember. He said: “When Barnsley went to Anfield in the last round, I felt they had a chance. Liverpool had been given a shock by Waterlooville and they were concerned. “It was not a complete shock to myself to see them win but Chelsea will be a different proposition. “They are a tougher nut to crack and will be the favourites because they are the top dogs but you never know, if Barnsley players can go out there and enjoy their day, give it a go and keep their heads up, anything can happen. “Eight out of 10 times you would fancy Chelsea to turn them over but stranger things have happened and hopefully Barnsley can take their opportunities.” Frank Lampard was expected to be suspended for the game, after being sent off at West Ham on Saturday, but

Flashback to the 1998 Chronicle report of the FA Cup quarter-final at Newcastle. The Reds lost 3-1, but Simon Davey and his men will be looking to go one step further than John Hendrie and co did back then.

the FA has since rescinded the red card and England international Lampard will be available for the match. Hendrie says that whoever plays for Chelsea, the players have got to show no fear. He added: “Barnsley have got to believe, that is what the FA Cup is all about. As a player, if you do not believe you are going to win the game, you should not be a professional footballer.” Regardless of the result, the victory at Liverpool in round five will ensure that this cup run is not forgotten. And Hendrie believes that should Barnsley pull off a remarkable victory, beating Chelsea will be a bigger achievement than beating Liverpool. “I will be there and definitely hoping for a victory. It’s a tall order but if they do beat Chelsea, it will be a bigger achievement than winning at Liverpool, simply because Chelsea are a tougher nut to crack.” The key to a positive result, Hendrie believes, is in the players’ attitudes. With a trip to Wembley awaiting the winners, Hendrie is warning the players about the dangers of looking too far ahead. It’s an added incentive (Wembley) but the players will not be dreaming of that just yet. The only game you can focus on is the next one. You can never look ahead and they must focus on getting a result. “They are capable of doing that. The players cannot be afraid of Chelsea. They have to be positive and enjoy the occasion, they cannot allow any negative gremlins to get to them. “If they keep it tight, stick to their game plan and really give it a go, anything can happen.”  Hendrie will be at Oakwell tomorrow as co-commentator for Real Radio.

Last time out, Reds were hit for six! By Nathan Hemmingham

Neil Redfearn is beaten to the ball by Dennis Wise in the Premiership encounter at Oakwell in 1997. (D)

THERE is some good news and some bad when it comes to glancing at past appearances against Chelsea. Let’s get the bad news out of the way first. The last time the two sides met at Oakwell, the Sky TV cameras came to see if they could capture a major upset, with newly-promoted Barnsley up against the Premiership big boys. Unfortunately for the Reds, they could not provide the cameras with such a result, as they were thrashed 6-0 in only their second home game in the Premiership – back on August 24, 1997. It was a day to forget and the

Chronicle match report described the performance as ‘men against boys, as the visitors produced champagne football which bubbled and sparkled in the late afternoon sunshine.’ On that day, Keith Lodge also said ‘We all wondered how well a side new to the Premiership would cope against one of the top six. ‘Chelsea produced the first such test and Danny Wilson’s side were found wanting.’ So, that was obviously one to forget but what about the encounter before that. Well, that’s where the good news comes in. The two sides met in the FA Cup at

Oakwell on January 7, 1989 and it ended with a convincing 4-0 victory for Barnsley. Steve Agnew bagged a brace that day, with David Currie and Gwyn Thomas also scoring in the Oakwell cup clash. The two sides have changed dramatically since then, of course, and Chelsea will field a much stronger line-up than on that occasion. But for all those of a superstitious nature, who like to cling to whatever thread of hope they can before a game, they will take solace from that last result. After all, it was the FA Cup and it was at Oakwell. If that is not a good omen I don’t know what is!

Chris Morgan beats Phillipe Albert to the ball in the 1998 quarter-final.

Hoyland Common Falcons lift the FA Cup along with Barnsley FC’s Football and Education Trust Officer Chris Dolby. (S)

Cup fever hits town... EVER since ball number four came out of the hat, handing Barnsley a quarter-final home draw with Chelsea, the town has been gripped by FA Cup fever. The talk has been nothing else other than the visit of the Premiership giants. As well as the queues at Oakwell resembling a fair ground ride every day since the draw, a number of stalls selling scarfs and memorabilia have also set up camp in the town centre and close to Oakwell. The FA Cup is due in town later this afternoon, between 3pm and 5pm at the new Sports Direct store

at Cheapside. Fans can have their picture taken with the cup, just like Hoyland Common Falcons (above). They were at Oakwell to take part in a new team development day organised by the club’s Football and Education Trust. Junior teams and their managers can spend the day being trained by the club’s fully qualified coaching staff. The team will then be given a tour of Oakwell. The Falcons were one of the first to take advantage of the offer and were fortunate enough to do it on the day the cup was there. Any teams interested can contact the Community office on 211333.


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Just like we dreamed it? That would be magical...

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I MANAGED to escape all the FA Cup hullaballoo for a few days, with my wife and I taking our daughter Eve to Disneyland Paris to celebrate her 10th birthday. I missed the clash with local rivals Sheffield Wednesday at Oakwell – a ‘drab derby’ affair according to my colleague Nathan – and instead enjoyed a magical time with Mickey and Minnie Mouse, Goofy, Donald Duck, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and Snow White and her seven dwarves. I think my family and I got the better end of that particular deal! Disneyland Paris is in its 15th year – and has a special song to celebrate the occasion. ‘Just Like We Dreamed It’ kept booming out at various times during our stay, especially at the afternoon

Andrew Lodge M AT C H

REDS 0, OWLS 0 Scorers Corners Shots off target Shots on target Bookings Sending-off

8 2 5 Small, Bolder

Referee: Steve Tanner (Somerset). Attendance: 18,257 (6,662 from Wednesday) Man of the match: Luke Steele. Barnsley boss Simon Davey admitted afterwards he is hoping to secure the services of goalkeeper Luke Steele for the rest of the season. He was again in fine form on Saturday. The man of the match was a close call between Steele and Jamal Campbell-Ryce, who was Barnsley’s only real attacking threat. Wednesday (4-3-3):

Grant

Wood

Hinds Bolder

Beevers

Kavanagh

Tudgay

Gilbert

O’Brien Small

Showunmi

Nardiello (5) Leon (6)

Howard (6)

Kozluk (7)

Nyatanga (7)

Macken (7) Hassell (7)

Campbell-Ryce (7)

Foster (7)

Van Homoet (7)

Steele (mark out of 10: 7)

Barnsley substitutions: Odejayi (mark out of 10: 6) for Nardiello (60 mins); Devaney (6) for Leon (77 mins); Coulson for CampbellRyce (83 mins). Unused substitutes: Ferenczi and Togwell.

Barnsley (4-4-2)

Wednesday substitutions: Sahar for Small (54 mins); Spurr for Gilbert (71 mins); Burton for Showunmi (77 mins). Unused substitutes: Wallwork, Burch.

parade, and Eve loved it so much we had to buy the CD! And since I got back to reality (work that is) I can’t stop humming the words! And it was the lyrics to that naggingly addictive tune that got me thinking about tomorrow’s mouth-watering FA Cup quarter-final clash with Premier Leagur big guns Chelsea. Little old Barnsley against the wealth and might of the London giants. A true David and Goliath battle. It could be the stuff of Disney legend, certainly a scriptwriter’s dream. Hand on heart, no-one really gives Simon Davey’s men a chance against the Roman empire of Abramovichbacked Chelsea. Since losing their grip on the Carling Cup they’ve walloped

West Ham 4-0 at Upton Park and outclassed Olympiakos 3-0 at home. By that reckoning it is a comfortable 2-0 win for them at Oakwell tomorrow. Yet Barnsley have upset the formbook once already in the FA Cup this season. They won against the odds at Anfield. Yes, Chelsea are a much tougher nut to crack than Rafa’s in-and-out Liverpool. Yes, lightning doesn’t often strike in the same place twice. But just like the Disney song suggests, dreams can come true. Admittedly this is no Mickey Mouse competition. This is the FA Cup, the greatest knockout tournament in the world. And Barnsley are way, way outsiders in a two-team tussle. But we have our hopes, our dreams, our fantasies, just like the most magi-

cal of Disney movies. And wouldn’t it be magical if Barnsley could somehow topple Chelsea tomorrow teatime. A true Cinderella cup story. Just like we dreamed it.

Finding their way to Barnsley: The Match of the Day team who will be covering the tie tomorrow (from left to right): dreamboat Alan Hansen (well he is according to my missus!), Mark Lawrenson, Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer. (S).

Going to Wembley BARNSLEY may be just 90 minutes away from Wembley but one Reds star has already booked his day out at the home of English football. Up-and-coming Oakwell centre-back Rob Atkinson is currently on loan at League Two side Grimsby Town, and has helped the Mariners reach the final of the Johnstone's Paint Trophy. Atkinson played the full 90 minutes in Tuesday’s draw with Morecambe, to book a Wembley final clash with MK Dons later this month.

Spoils shared as weather conditions ruin clash with rivals Wednesday

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“It wasn’t a classic spectacle, the conditions won but the point keeps open the gap between us and Sheffield Wednesday.” – Simon Davey 2 5 1 Kozluk, Hassell Kozluk

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Wind the only winner in drab derby draw Barnsley 0, Sheffield Wednesday 0 By Nathan Hemmingham BEFORE Saturday’s South Yorkshire derby at Oakwell, both managers spoke of their desire to get three points. Both sides needed a win to ease their relegation worries but unfortunately, and in front of the biggest crowd of the season, there was only one winner from a scrappy, relatively uneventful match – the wind. For the second successive game, the weather conditions severely hampered Barnsley’s chances of victory, and like against Queens Park Rangers in the previous home game, they had to settle for a point and take heart from the fact that they had not lost the match. Simon Davey and his Wednesday counterpart Brian Laws were both in agreement afterwards that there were plenty of positives to take from the game. Davey was happy to end a three-game losing streak in local derbies as manager, and another clean sheet extended the Reds’ impressive defensive record in the last three games. A point also kept a considerable distance between Davey’s men and third-from-bottom Wednesday. On the flip side, the Reds failed to score for the third successive game, and rather worryingly took their goalshy record to five from the last six games. The goalless draw also meant Barnsley have now won only three of their last 18 league matches. Davey made three changes to the side that drew in midweek with QPR. Diego Leon came in for Martin Devaney on the left, while Rob Kozluk returned from injury to replace the suspended Dennis Souza. Daniel Nardiello was also recalled to partner Jon Macken in attack with Istvan Ferenczi dropping to the bench. The last time Wednesday came to Oakwell, Davey received heavy criticism for playing Robbie Williams in central midfield. The news that Anderson De Silva could be out for up to six months

Barnsley captain Brian Howard tries to escape the attention of Wednesday midfielder Adam Bolder on Saturday. The Reds’ skipper was largely ineffective against the Owls’ threeman midfield. Picture: Jamie Lorriman.

meant the manager had to find a new partner for Brian Howard. He again turned to a full-back, Bobby Hassell, instead of midfielder Sam Togwell but this time the decision paid off, as Hassell more than fulfilled his defensive responsibilities against the Owls’ three-man midfield. In front of a cracking atmosphere generated by the 18,257 crowd, Barnsley had the majority of the early possession and chances. Jemal Campbell-Ryce, Barnsley’s biggest threat, linked up well with Macken as early as the fifth minute following a bursting run down the right. However, his strike from the edge of the box appeared to be deflected wide, only for referee Steve Tanner to award a goal kick. Just six minutes later, Macken went close with what turned out to be the best chance of the half for the hosts. Kozluk’s free-kick from near the halfway line was taken down superbly by the striker on his chest, before turning 20 yards out and curling a left foot strike just wide of Lee Grant’s right hand post and into the travelling support. Leon cut in from the left after a great diagonal ball from Hassell but after a neat little dribble inside fullback Richard Hinds, Leon pulled his shot wide of goal. Barnsley goalkeeper Luke Steele had been a virtual spectator for the first 19 minutes but he was eventually called into action to tip over his own bar after Graham Kavanagh’s free-kick from the left appeared to be headed goalwards by Hassell. Marcus Tudgay then snapped a shot wide of Steele’s post while at the other end right-back Marciano Van Homeot saw the whites of the goal but his strike from outside the area sailed into the crowd. Both sides then saw the colour of the referee’s cards for the first time midway through the half, with Wednesday’s Wade Small being booked for diving and Hassell seeing yellow soon after for a lunge on Tudgay. Kozluk also went into the book for a late tackle on Tudgay and had to be spoken to just a minute later by the referee for catching Small after the ball had gone. The Reds have only conceded once in the last three matches and centre half Lewin Nyatanga preserved that impressive stat with a heart-stopping clearance from Enoch Showumni’s left wing cross five minutes before the break. The Welsh international defender slid in facing his own goal and with Tudgay lurking at the far post, he somehow managed to divert the cross away to safety from inside his own six yard box. At the other end, Macken had a sight of goal but saw his effort fly harmlessly over before Wednesday, who had not threatened much in the first half, had the game’s best chance on the stroke of half-time. Van Homeot was a relieved man after his foul on Burton O’Brien fortunately for Barnsley, went unpunished. Kavanagh’s free-kick was headed goalwards by Hinds but Steele showed great reactions to get down low and

Toby gets a belly full... HE may be a famous football fan but someone needs to remind Tango that there is only one winner when you get into a rumba with Toby Tyke. The Reds’ mascot gave as good as he got during a light-hearted exchange with the larger than life supporter. The sight of Toby and Tango was one of the highlights of an otherwise forgettable local derby.

Nerves of Steele Barnsley full-back Rob Kozluk gets shown his second yellow card following this late tackle on Owls’ forward Marcus Tudgay. Kozluk had earlier been booked for a similar tackle on the same player in the first half. Picture: Keith Turner.

Rather worryingly the Reds have not hit the target in five of their last six league outings and have won just three of their last 18 league games. block the shot. Richard Wood should have headed the rebound into the net but somehow headed over from a yard. The tide changed slightly in the second half, with Wednesday asking the ] questions yet it was Barnsley who began the brightest. Leon fashioned an opening after a ball out to the left from the otherwise ineffective Nardiello and the Reds also gained their first corner of the match when Hinds headed behind CampbellRyce’s dangerous-looking cross at the back post. Steele had to be alert just after the hour mark when O’Brien was sent scampering into the area, left side, after a Tudgay back heel but the Owls’ midfielder failed to make the most of a good chance and his weak shot went straight at Steele. Five minutes later Steele was called into action again to save well from Showumni’s effort and soon after showed great alertness to race out and dive bravely at the feet of on-loan Chelsea forward Ben Sahar. The latter shot straight at Steele from the edge of

the area two minutes later as Wednesday began to enjoy a purple patch. Barnsley’s first – and only shot on target – came nine minutes from the end when Steve Foster headed goalwards from a corner but Grant was equal to it. Steele kept the Owls at bay again with a quick, reaction save at the feet of Deon Burton in the last minute before Barnsley were reduced to 10 men a minute into stoppage time. Kozluk saw yellow, then red after his third late lunge of the afternoon, with Tudgay again the recipient. The resulting free-kick, 10 yards inside the Owls half was knocked square to O’Brien who took a couple of touches to set himself before drilling a 30-yard effort which had Steel beaten, but fortunately for Barnsley, the post came to the rescue. The final whistle came as something of a relief but what a pity a game that could have delivered so much, was, in the end ultimately ruined by a nightmare swirling wind.

DESPITE a drab derby, goalkeeper Luke Steele managed to raise a smile for the press after Saturday’s match with Sheffield Wednesday. Steele took his place alongside one of the national ‘hacks’ at the front of the press room but caught a quick glance at the reporter’s teamsheet. It was rather amusing watching Steele wind the journalist up for giving the shotstopper six. “It might go up to seven now that you have spotted it,” laughed the reporter.

Doing his homework AS well as former England goalkeeper Chris Woods, head of referees Keith Hackett and Lord Hattersley, there was another high profile guest in the Oakwell Executive Box on Saturday. BBC TV comentator John Motson took his place just behind chairman Gordon Shepherd and benefactor Patrick Cryne to get in a spot of homework ahead of tomorrow’s FA Cup clash with Chelsea. Hopefully, Motson will have become familiar with the sight of Brian Howard, so he can make sure his last minute commentary on Howard’s winner is absolutely spot on.....

Not doing his homework SIMON Davey sometimes gets asked bizarre questions – normally from a certain reporter whose nickname is that of a famous Brazilian footballer – but on Saturday the winner of the daft question of the afternoon award went to one of the national reporters. Having kept quiet throughout the interview with Brian Laws, the media man had clearly not seen the change over in managers and asked Davey why he had substituted Enoch Showumni, at which point the Reds’ boss pointed out: “I’m Simon Davey.” Oh dear!

Barnsley fan Beevers pleased with point Steele happy to remain a Red By Nathan Hemmingham

By Nathan Hemmingham

Sheffield Wednesday’s Mark Beevers shrugs off Diego Leon during Saturday’s South Yorkshire derby. (D)

IT has been a week to remember for lifelong Barnsley fan Mark Beevers. The 18-year-old began with an appearance at the club he has supported all his life and ended it with a national award. After helping the Owls ground out a well-earned point in the South Yorkshire stalemate at Oakwell on Saturday, he was then named Academy player of the year. He pipped Barnsley’s Mark Devonshire to the title to cap off a great past seven days. The centre half, from Penistone, said it was ‘nice’ to face the team he has supported all his life. “It's was nice to play against Barnsley, it was always going to be because they are the team I supported as a boy,” Beevers said. “I would have liked to get one over on them, but it wasn't to be. “A point isn't too bad at Oakwell

and we’ll take that and go on. “We would have liked three points but we got another clean sheet and that is three on the bounce now for Sheffield Wednesday.” (prior to Tuesday’s last-gasp 1-0 home defeat to West Brom). Beevers then received the news that he was named the Wickes Apprentice Player of the Year, something he admits came as a bit of a surprise. He added: “I wasn't expecting it, I thought I might get second or third but I thought a lad called Joe Mattock (Crystal Palace) might come in front of me but I was lucky enough to get the award. “I don't know why I got the award, you would have to ask the judges that, but I am really pleased to get it for myself and the club. “It's fantastic to win and I feel as though I've done the academy proud. “I've worked hard on the educa-

tion side as well as the football. “I've come a long way in a short space of time, now I have to keep plugging away and learn from every game that I play. This award is fantastic for me and for Sheffield Wednesday.” The prize for winning the award is a £1,000 holiday gift voucher and £5,000 for the club. It has been a whirlwind last 12 months for the Academy graduate. After making his debut for the first team aged just 17 last season, Beevers has gone on to cement a regular place in the heart of the back four. He has impressed with a string of top drawer displays and was believed to be attracting the interest of Premiership side Everton at one stage. He has also been placed on standby for England under 19s and his good form has been rewarded recently with a new four-year contract.

LUKE Steele delivered another man of the match performance against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday and immediately pinned his colours to the Barnsley mast. The 23-year-old shot-stopper, who was stuck in the reserves at West Brom, admitted he feared for his career until Simon Davey offered him an olive branch. He arrived on a one-month loan deal, to cover the cup-tied Tony Warner, who had been brought in to replace the injured Heinz Muller. Steele was originally a stop gap but such has been the quality of his performances, he has now made the number one jersey his own and forced Davey to send Warner back. It has been a bizarre couple of weeks for the former Manchester United goalkeeper, who is still coming to grips with what has happened to him. “You always get told that foot-

“I am more than happy to stay here. It is a good club, with a great set of players who have all gelled really well.” – Luke Steele ball is a crazy game and that anything can happen – and then all of a sudden it does happen,” admitted Steele. “I was not having any luck and I was thinking I may have to leave West Brom. I never doubted myself, I have always been brought up to believe in myself and I have proved that in the past. “Even at West Brom, I kept training hard and I feel really fit. This is my time and I am not surprised what’s happened. I am on a roll and I want to keep playing.”

Having played a starring role in the FA Cup win at Liverpool, Steele’s stock has risen considerably in the five games he has been at Oakwell. He is now hoping to remain at Oakwell for the remainder of the season. He added: “I am more than happy to stay here. It is a good club, with a great set of players who have all gelled really well. “I am keeping clean sheets too so I am more than happy to stay and play for Barnsley.” His desire to stay at Barnsley was echoed by manager Davey, who has admitted he has already started the process of making Steele’s stay at Barnsley permanent. Davey added: “I have spoken to Tony Mowbray and he is happy for Luke to stay here until the end of the season. “Luke is happy too, and the two chairmen have spoken regarding finances. “Hopefully we can sort it out and Luke will stay here.”


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● Fans at fever pitch as giantkillers Barnsley look to follow up Liverpool triumph with shock cup win over Chelsea

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Come on you Reds By Andrew Lodge

DAVEY

Make the town proud WE are all relishing the visit of Chelsea in the FA Cup quarter-final on Saturday teatime. Make no mistake, the players will be up for it. The whole place is buzzing and we want to go out there and make the town proud of us, as we did at Anfield in the previous round. It is a fantastic challenge facing us, coming up against a squad of world class players in front of a sell-out home crowd. My players have the belief that every time they go out onto a football pitch they can win. We are big, big underdogs but hopefully we can cause another upset.

Stuck in there I THINK that Blackpool is always a difficult place to go and get a good result, and Tuesday night was especially tough because they are in such a fine run of form. Yet credit to my players because they stuck in there, despite going a goal down, and got the point they deserved. I was pleased with some of the players but there were other aspects of our performance that we need to address. I thought Jon (Macken) and Kayode (Odejayi) looked dangerous and Jamal (CampbellRyce) looked lively as well. It was a great finish from him too, with his right foot. All in all, it was another point, and another step towards where we want to be.

Major factor THE wind played a major factor in the derby with Sheffield Wednesday at the weekend. It certainly wasn’t a classic spectacle, the conditions won. Luke Steele was fantastic again for us. So were our two centre-halves. And if you take the two centre halves from Wednesday, all five were the best players on the pitch.

Long and the short of it BARNSLEY are 12/1 to win tomorrow’s FA Cup sixth round clash with Chelsea at Oakwell. The Oakwell Club’s official online bookmakers, Barnsley Bet, has the Reds at long odds, with the Blues overwhelming favourites at 3/10. The draw – and thus a replay at Stamford Bridge – is 15/4.

Reserves are crushed BARNSLEY’S reserves were crushed 6-1 by West Brom in the Pontin’s League Cup semi-final on Wednesday. Kim Christensen was the Reds’ scorer.

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A MAKESHIFT Barnsley will bid to spring one of the biggest cup shocks in British football at a sell-out Oakwell tomorrow. At stake is a trip to Wembley for an FA Cup semi-final. The Reds have already claimed one giantkilling scalp, after knocking out Liverpool at Anfield in the fifth round, but now they face the might and wealth of Chelsea in the last eight. For the Premier League outfit, tomorrow’s televised teatime clash (5.30pm kick-off) in front of over 22,500 is all about being professional, getting the job done, retaining pride and avoiding a potential banana skin. But for Barnsley it is the opportunity to dream, to reach for the stars, and a chance to grab unforgettable glory. Yet the Reds will have to try and conquer Chelsea without four key players. It has now been confirmed that Brazilian midfielder Anderson De Silva has joined goalkeeper Heinz Muller on the long-term injured list – six months is the minimum De Silva will be out for with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament – while Lewin Nyatanga and Jon Macken are both cup-tied. Rob Kozluk is available again, however, after serving a one-match suspension for his sending-off against Sheffield Wednesday on Saturday. Barnsley boss Simon Davey said last night that he knows the team he will put out, but the selection process has been difficult. “I’ve rotated the players since the win at Liverpool, through form, injury and tactics, and players have come in and done well. I have had to sit down and reflect on the last couple of weeks and see who deserves a slot, and who can go out there against Chelsea and get us the result we are looking for. “Of course Lewin (Nyatanga) and Jon (Macken) can’t play because they are cup-tied, so there are two shirts up for grabs there. “I went down to London on Wednesday with Ryan Kidd to see Chelsea in the flesh against Olympiakos. It was quite unnerving! “They are on a different planet to what we are used to. They might make six or seven changes from Wednesday’s team but is it weakened when you swap Joe Cole with Shaun WrightPhillips or Didier Drogba with Nicolas Anelka? “I will be telling my players our lineup at around 10.30am on Friday. we will give it a real go. The lads will be up for it. They’ll have their chests puffed out. I’m sure that our fans will be up for it too. You don’t get many

Bring it on: Reds’ fans Phil Ogley and Dan Unwin snap up the special Barnsley-Chelsea commemorative scarves as the town continues to be struck by cup fever. Picture: Jamie Lorriman. occasions like this. “We want an electrifying atmosphere, we want to make it an intimidating place for Chelsea. Our supporters can play their part by making a noise 15 minutes before kick-off right through to 15 minutes after the final whistle.” Chelsea might well have lost their side grip on the Carling Cup, with defeat in the final to London rivals Spurs, but they are back in free-scoring, all-conquering form, having crushed West Ham 4-0 in the league on Saturday and then cruising past Olympiakos 3-0 in the Champions League on Wednesday. Chelsea, who will be backed by close on 6,000 fans tomorrow teatime, have been boosted by the decision to rescind Frank Lampard’s red card last weekend, which has now made him available for selection against Barnsley, but ’keeper Petr Cech has an ankle injury and Carlo Cudicini will be in goal. Tomorrow’s attendance is expected to be the highest FA Cup gate at Oakwell since the Reds faced Leeds in a third round tie in front of 22,424 in January 1991. The highest recent league attendance at Oakwell was 22,650, against Manchester City in March 2000. ● The Reds return to league action against Ipswich at Oakwell on Tuesday.

Chelsea (4-3-3)

Cudicini Belletti

Carvalho

Terry

Lampard J Cole

Essien

A Cole Ballack Kalou

Anelka

Nardiello

Odejayi

Devaney

Howard

Hassell

Campbell-Ryce

Kozluk

Souza

Foster

Van Homoet

Steele

Barnsley (4-4-2)

Possible line-ups for cup cracker

‘We’ve got nothing to lose, they’ve got everything’ THE whole of Barnsley cannot wait for tomorrow’s televised cup clash with Chelsea – and that includes the players. This is what some of Simon Davey’s stars had to say about the big match:

we can give our fans something to shout about. They gave us great backing at Liverpool and now we’ve got a full house at Oakwell. We would love to cause another upset.” – Stephen Foster.

“If we didn’t believe we could win then there would be no point turning up and playing the game. We beat Liverpool at Anfield and now we have a chance to have a crack at Chelsea on our own patch. They are a terrific team, with some brilliant individuals. I played with Frank Lampard at England under 21 level and even then you could see he was going to be a class act. He was already on the ladder to success and I was on the slippery snake! But we’ve got nothing to lose on Saturday, they’ve got everything.” – Rob Kozluk.

“I’m really enjoying my time at Barnsley and the whole cup thing has been the icing on the cake. We know we will have to repeat the heroics of Liverpool if we are to beat Chelsea. They are big, big favourites but favourites don’t always come out on top.” – Luke Steele.

“I can’t wait for the game personally. I’m really excited about it. Yes, there will be a few butterflies before kick-off but that’s understandable. Hopefully

Campbell-Ryce goal right on half-time earns Reds a point at Bloomfield Road

Barnsley inching closer to safety Blackpool 1, Barnsley 1 By Andrew Lodge BARNSLEY are inching their way towards Championship safety. They took another small step at a chilly Bloomfield Road on Tuesday night, coming from behind to earn a good point against in-form Blackpool thanks to a strike by winger Jamal Campbell-Ryce right on half-time. It was the Reds’ third draw in a row, following goalless Oakwell stalemates with QPR and Sheffield Wednesday. But while Simon Davey’s men have registered only three league wins in 19 outings, and have failed to score in five of their last seven games, the Reds boss, always eager to accentuate the positive, will point to the fact that his team are unbeaten in three matches. This latest draw leaves the Reds seven points clear of the Championship relegation zone, with 10 fixtures remaining. Barnsley are getting closer to the safety mark, but they are doing it the hard way. And they are just about edging towards the safety net without the goal input of their strikeforce. In only two games out of the last 13 have Barnsley’s forwards (Jon Macken twice, and Daniel Nardiello once) managed to hit the net, while midfielder Brian Howard remains comfortably the club’s leading marksman. Davey rejigged his line-up on Tuesday, and although he might say he operated with two strikers

in a 4-4-2, this reporter felt it was more like 4-5-1 most of the time. Davey dropped Nardiello to a very attack-minded bench, had Macken as a sole striker, and appeared to ask the willing Kayode Odejayi to operate in what effectively was a five-man midfield which also contained Howard, Campbell-Ryce, Bobby Hassell and Sam Togwell, the latter getting a rare start. Yet it was Simon Grayson’s Blackpool who started much the brighter. Indeed, in little midfield

imp Wes Hoolahan they had the best player on the pitch. Once again the Reds were indebted to loan ’keeper Luke Steele. He distinguished himself with a performance full of poise – and sprinkled with superb saves – one in particular, from his own player Odejayi, that could be bracketed in the world class category. However, he was beaten in the 20th minute when ex- Huddersfield man Gary Taylor-Fletcher headed in his sixth goal of the season. Barnsley were struggling to get

going and they were perhaps fortunate not to concede a second goal, with Steele saving from Andy Morrell and efforts from Stephen McPhee and Taylor-Fletcher being blocked by a busy Reds rearguard. However, the visitors managed to draw level in first half stoppage time, when Campbell-Ryce slotted home Odejayi’s pass. Blackpool almost got their noses back in front shortly after the restart, but the impressive Steele again denied Morrell. Davey sent on Martin Devaney Jon Macken tussles for possession. (Keith Turner pic).

for Marciano Van Homoet as the contest wore on, but it was Blackpool who remained the most threatening, and their own substitute, Ben Burgess, should have netted with a close range header. Keith Southern forced Steele into another save, before the Reds responded, Howard seeing his shot pushed away by Paul Rachubka. Howard almost conjured up a late, undeserved Barnsley winner, but Blackpool centre-back Ian Evatt got in a goal-saving block. That left the Reds still searching for their first away win since last September – but a point closer to Championship survival.

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De Silva diagnosis a ‘body blow’ BARNSLEY boss Simon Davey has admitted that the absence of Brazilian midfielder Anderson De Silva, for at least six months, is a real body blow. Davey said: “Anderson has ruptured his cruciate and will be out for six to seven months. “It is a massive blow to us, a real body blow, and the lad is devastated. It is a real shame because we have chased him all year to get him here from Everton. “That is now Heinz Muller and Anderson, both integral parts of our team, who have suffered cruciate ligament damage from not having come into contact with another player. “It is very rare that you have two injuries like that at a club – and unfortunately we have been on the receiving end. We are supporting both players all we can.”

CHAMPIONSHIP m a t c h f a c t s Blackpool (4-4-2): Rachubka; Barker, Gorkss, Evatt, Crainey; Taylor-Fletcher (Welsh, 84 mins), Southern, Jorgensen (Flynn, 75 mins), Hoolahan; Morrell (Burgess, 75 mins), McPhee. Unused substitutes: Coid, Fox. Corners: 8. Shots on target: 14. Shots off: 9. Bookings: None. Goal: Taylor-Fletcher (20 mins). Barnsley (4-5-1): Steele (mark out of 10: 8); Foster 7, Nyatanga 7, Souza 6, Van Homoet 6 (Devaney, 79 mins 6); Campbell-Ryce 7, Hassell 6, Togwell 7, Howard 6, Odejayi 6; Macken 7 (Coulson, 88 mins 6). Unused substitutes: Nardiello, Ferenczi, Leon. Corners: 6. Shots on target: 5. Shots off: 4. Booking: Macken. Goal: Campbell-Ryce (45 mins). Referee: Karl Evans (Greater Manchester). Att: 8,080. Chronicle man of the match: Luke Steele.

“We will go out there and give it our very best shot. We will give it everything we’ve got.” – Brian Howard.

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