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Friday, April 25, 2008

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BRIEFLY Football fan scarred for life after attack A FOOTBALL fan will be scarred for life after being slashed across the face leaving him with a gaping wound from his ear to his mouth. Simon Hance of Westfield Avenue, Thurlstone, was in Blackpool for the Sheffield Wednesday game on Saturday when he was set upon at around 1am. Simon, 22, was walking back to his hotel after becoming separated from his pals during the night out when he was cut. The weapon stopped inches away from his throat. He was taken to hospital but the four-inch wound poured with blood for two hours and doctors told him he was lucky to be alive. Simon said: “I didn’t know much about it until I got in the ambulance and realised how serious it could have been.”

Trio assaulted Polish person POLICE are treating an assault on a Polish man which resulted in a fractured hand as a serious racial incident. Three white men began racially abusing the 23-year-old as he walked close to the industrial estate on Station Road, Wombwell, on April 13. He was punched twice in the face, causing him to fall to the ground, and his hand was then stamped on. The victim, who lives in the town centre, speaks little English and police had to find an interpreter to help investigations. Witnesses call police on 736030.

Pay protest FACTORY workers at an outdoor furniture manufacturers are going on strike in a dispute over pay. Staff at Wybone Ltd on Platts Common Industrial Estate will stage four one-day walkouts on Fridays in May after pay negotiations between the Community union and management broke down.


By Julian Thorpe and Steph Johnson A BARNSLEY BNP candidate was thrown out of the police force in disgrace and conned an 80-year-old woman out of £1,000 as he awaited trial for perverting the course of justice. This week, after the Chronicle tried to ask Simon Goodricke, 45, of Darton, about his past, he was arrested on suspicion of possessing a firearm after our photographer saw him brandishing what appeared to be a handgun from his front door. The former Solihull Detective Constable, who is standing in the Hoyland Milton Ward at Thursday’s council elections, was sentenced to 18 months at Birmingham Crown Court in January 1998. He was found guilty of perverting the course of justice after he tipped off fraudsters attempting to swindle £100m from Columbian drug barons. An international police investigation was underway but collapsed after the fraudsters were tipped off. Mr Goodricke was a gambling addict who had borrowed £200,000 from one of the fraudsters, to whom he later gave insider information. The judge at the time said evidence against him was overwhelming. While on bail he tricked a pensioner into loaning him £1,000. He had first met her some years before

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Simon Goodricke. while investigating a broken window at her house. When Mr Goodricke tried to beg more money from the woman she became distressed and wrote a letter asking him to leave her alone. He admitted a charge of dishonestly obtaining money. Last week when the Chronicle first approached Mr Goodricke about his convictions he said he would not confirm or deny anything and that he was not prepared to discuss anything other than his political views and election nomination. On Wednesday night this week the Chronicle went to his Pennine View home to question him further. At first he shouted that he had nothing to say from an upstairs window. Then he came downstairs to his front door and in a raised voice told the reporter: “It was more than ten years ago” before refusing to make any more comments and slamming the door shut. As the reporter walked to the pho-

tographer, who was inside his car, the photographer saw Mr Goodricke come back to the front door brandishing what appeared to be a handgun. The photographer was not close enough to determine whether the gun was real. As the Chronicle reported the incident to the police Mr Goodricke was also ringing 999. Police said he had claimed there were people in his street taking pictures of children. A police car arrived within minutes but officers were given proof of the Chronicle staff's identity and told the real reason for their presence. Armed police were also on their way to the scene following the allegation Mr Goodricke was in possession of a gun. Chief Superintendent Andy Brooke said: “A man was detained and his house was searched, he is presently on bail.” Mr Goodricke’s house was searched about an hour-and-a-half after the incident and the Chronicle understands nothing was found on the night. Yesterday Barnsley BNP leader Ian Sutton, who is also Mr Goodricke’s election agent, was asked how he felt about his candidate’s convictions. Mr Sutton, who is standing in Darton West, said: “It is a spent conviction and that is all I can say.” Mr Goodricke’s wife Lisa is the BNP candidate for Wombwell.

Child in MMR jab blunder AN EIGHT-WEEK-OLD baby was wrongly given the controversial MMR jab when he was taken in for his routine injections. Bailey Rae Woolley was supposed to receive vaccinations for tetanus, polio and diphtheria but was instead given the MMR, which is meant for children aged over 13 months. His parents Lyndsay and Rob, of High Street, Thurnscoe, now face a ten-day wait to see if there are any side effects and Bailey Rae could contract measles or mumps. Lyndsay, 27, says health visitors at the Thurnscoe Health Centre were responsible for administering the wrong injection. She said: “The health visitor just disappeared and I could have just got my stuff and gone.” A spokesman for the PCT said: “The PCT sincerely apologises to the family for the upset. The error was noticed and advice and assurance were sought straight away from the GP, community paediatrician and Health Protection Agency.”

By Emma Spencer

Standing united: Dave Gibson, of the UCU, and the NUT’s Pete Bevis. Picture: Jamie Lorriman

Niall delivers baby in rush-hour traffic NEWBORN Megan Keen has her step-grandad to thank for her safe arrival into the world. Mum Libie was being driven to Barnsley hospital on Tuesday morning by stepdad Niall Miller when her waters broke.

Quick delivery: Proud parents Libie and John Keen with one-day old Megan and granddad Niall Miller (centre). Picture: Scott Bairstow

‘I’ve seen things like this on TV but never thought it would happen to me’

Niall feared it would take too long to get through Sheffield Road in rush-hour traffic and pulled over so Libie, 20, could get into the back seat of his Kia Serato. There was no time to call for an ambulance and with Niall’s help Megan was born weighing 9lb 2oz minutes later. Grateful Libie, of Racecommon Road, said: “It all happened so quick I didn’t have time to think.” Niall, of Cypress Road, Kendray added: “I’ve seen things like this on TV but never thought it would happen to me.”

A THIRD of Barnsley’s primary schools and three secondary schools were closed yesterday as the NUT staged a one-day stoppage over pay. More than 800 teachers and 200 college lecturers and staff were joined by PCS union members from the civil service who also have pay issues. And about 200 union members turned out for a protest march from the college to the Parkway Cinema where they held a rally. Dave Gibson (UCU), an English lecturer at the college, said: “We are all on strike for separate issues but it connects with the government’s pay policy. “It is different for different people. “The fact it is the biggest national walkout for over 20 years shows how strongly members feel. It is inevitable we are interrupting education but in the end what will happen is we won’t get properly paid teachers. “No teacher goes on strike lightly but our members are determined to fight for pay justice.” ● Twenty seven primaries and three secondary schools closed. Twenty three other primaries and eight secondaries were open on a restricted basis. ● Not everyone agreed with the teachers’ plight. Year six pupils at Milefield Primary in Grimethorpe were sent home yesterday by teachers despite a letter being sent to parents informing them the school would be open for pupils close to sitting their SAT’s. Parent Debbie Gummerson said: “I work a lot longer hours for a lot less pay and certainly for a lot less holidays and I have had to take a day off work.”


Hospital comes up with cure for parking chaos BARNSLEY Hospital is making plans to put a 300-space car park on Helensborough Close. Doctors’ residences and a disused nursery are on the site but the accommodation is out of date. The hospital wants to demolish the buildings to help solve parking problems in the area, which have been a long-standing issue for residents, patients and staff. Notice has been given to tenants in the residences and a

request for permission to goahead with the project is expected to be put to the council within a couple of weeks. If the move is approved by the planning board the car park could be open by the end of the year. Hospital director of estates John Petty said Helensborough Close is an ideal location for a car park as it is just across the road from women’s services, chemotherapy and cardiology.

Other plans to help improve parking at the hospital include better access for ambulances and facilities for people with disabilities. Although efforts are being made to promote environmentally-friendly ways for staff to travel, the hospital recognises cars are the most convenient form of transport for patients. Mr Petty added: “Lack of car parking is one of our patients’ biggest complaints and we are determined to improve things.

“The hospital’s governors have also been pressing for more parking to benefit our patients and our neighbours. “I anticipate that by the end of the year we will have the best parking of any acute hospital in the region.” Old Town councillor Peter Middleton was delighted to hear the news and praised the hospital for taking action. He said: “With all the troubles we have up there, this is music to my ears.”


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Deaths BLAKEMAN, Clara – Passed away peacefully on the 8th April, aged 93 years. The funeral is to be held today at Elsecar. Holy Trinity Church, at 1.00pm. Immediately after the service a reception is to be held at the Market Hotel, Elsecar. The family have requested no black clothing please BUTCHER, Alice – In memory of a dear Mum and Nan. May the Lord now take care of you, And reunite you with Dad. God bless. With love.

Sadly passed away 21st April, aged 43. Battled bravely to the end, Now at rest, You will be sadly missed by all your family and friends xx

Funeral to take place at Ardsley Crematorium today, Friday, 25th April at 3 p.m. Family flowers only. Donations welcome.

To advertise telephone (01226) 734666 We did not see you close your eyes Dad, Or hear your last sigh, We only heard that you had gone, Too late to say goodbye. Our comfort comes from memories, Of days we used to share, So until we meet again Dad, God keep you in His care.

– Love from heartbroken daughter Elaine and Roger xx. No farewell was spoken, We never said goodbye, You were gone so quickly, And only God knows why.

– Love from heartbroken grandson James xx. Take our million teardrops, Wrap them up in love, Then ask the wind to carry them, To you in heaven above.

SIMPSON, Pat – Dearly loved WORSTENHOLME, Moira – daughter of Margaret, reunited If roses grow in heaven Lord, Please pick one just for us, with Dad Ken. How does anyone begin, To try and express, The sense of loss and desolation, And ongoing loneliness? My daughter now lost to me, For whom I loved and cared, Though it was you who looked after me, Oh the memories we’ve shared, Then suddenly you were gone, And ever since that day, I miss you more my darling, Than words can ever say, And I know at sometime, I will see you again, But until then Pat, be at peace, And to you, all my love I send, All my love.

– From Mum – From Gary and Vanessa x. HUTCHINSON, Vera – Passed – Love from son Alan and Tina SMITH, Harold – My lovely Remembering a Nanan who was away in Barnsley District General (USA). husband Haz, who left us on kind and funny. Hospital on April 14th, 2008, Gentle Jesus up above, 15th April, 2008. Lots of love. Give our Grandad all our love. aged 82 years. Dear sister of Thank you for filling my heart with – From Fred x – Love from Brittany and Austin love, Reno and loved aunt of David. BUTCHER, Alice – xxx. For filling my days with sunshine, No farewell was spoken, Thoughts go back to happy days, Spent with you in many ways, Happy times we all spent together, Memories of you will stay in our hearts, And last forever. I’ll think of you always Alice.

We never said goodbye, You were gone so quickly, And only God knows why

LAVELLE, Joan – In loving memory of a wonderful Mother and Grandmother who – From loving friend Mary and passed away peacefully on 18th family xx April, 2008 aged 87. CASTLE, Lillian – Will be sadly missed and loved Far away there is a candle, That burns for you, Taken from us in peace, Never to be forgotten. WIth much love from us all.

– From son Mike, daughter-inlaw Esther, grandsons Oren and Nir, granddaughters Tracey and Donna, great grandchildren Hannah, Ricky, Holly and Joseph CASTLE, Lillian – A dear auntie. Silent thoughts of times together, Memories that will last forever.

– Love from Judith and Malc x. Lovingly remembered always.

– From James, Kat and Callum x. Ours is just a simple prayer, God bless and keep you in His care.

– Love from Denise, George and family x CASTLE, Lillian – To a dear friend. A silent prayer sincere and true, A special thought from us to you.

– From Ron, Denise and James


Loving Dad and Grandad, who passed away on Wednesday, 16th April, 2008. Will be sadly missed by all his family and friends. Rest in peace.

– From all the family.


May he rest in peace

FAIRFAX, Renee – Died on the 22nd April, 2008, aged 83 years. Loving Mother of Sandra and son-in-law John. Grandmother to Paul (partner Hannah) and Richard (wife Julie), Great Grandmother to Sam and Rebekah, Lydia, Rosie and Amelie. Sadly missed by all

FISHER, George – Resting where no shadows fall, Quietly remembered.

– From neighbour Vic FITZPATRICK, John – Dad. No one sees the broken heart, That lies behind my smile, No one knows the loneliness, That’s with me all the while. Silent tears do gently fall, That others do not see, For a kind and loving Dad, Who meant the world to me.

– From David and Kerry. Grandad. A special smile, a special face, A special Grandad we cannot replace.

– From Terri, Danny and Ricky. Grandad. You would not wish for tears or fuss, Just to be remembered by us.

– From Claire, Lee, Bradley and Kye FITZPATRICK, John – Died 18th April, 2008, aged 88. Lots of happy memories of our Dad. Always in our thoughts.

– From son Mick and daughterin-law Kath FITZPATRICK, John – Please God, forgive a silent tear, A fervent wish our Grandad was here, There are others, yes, we know, But he was ours, we loved him so. Dear God, take a message, To our Grandad in Heaven above, To tell him how much we miss him, And give him all our love.

I did my best to help you, Till I could do no more. In tears I watched you sinking, I watched you fade away, My heart was truly breaking, I wanted you to stay. Your memory is a keepsake, With which I’ll never part, God has you in His keeping, I have you in my heart. To me you were so special, What more is there to say? I only wish with all my heart, That you were here today. Of all the gifts I ever had, However great or small, To have you for my wife, Was the greatest gift of all.

Words are few, thoughts are deep, Memories of you we will always keep.

– From brother Marshal, Molly and family. HIRST, Arthur – Ours is just a simple prayer, God bless and keep you in His care.

– From sister-in-law Ellen and family HOLDERNESS, Pauline – Passed away 19th April, 2008. A friend who fostered dogs and puppies for the RSPCA for many years. Sadly missed. Cremation at Ardsley Crematorium on 28th April at 10.30am

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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.

Your girls and grandchildren adored you, You touched so many people’s lives along the way, I will love you forever, Good night and God bless.

– From your heartbroken wife Linda.

The hands of time keep turning, A year has slipped away, But always in our thoughts, And missed every day.

– Love from Neil, Sue and Mark xx – From Marie and John WORSTENHOLME, Moira – HOUGHTON, Malc – Good night, God bless.

– From Sandra, Karen and Jane. Missing you.

– From Maxi WORSTENHOLME, Moira – A wonderful Mam and Nannan who sadly passed away on 17th April, 2008. There will never be a day, That we don’t think of you, You will always be a part of us, In everything we do. Gone but never to be forgotten. All our love.

It hardly seems like it’s been a year, Memories of you Malc are still so clear, Our thoughts are no longer filled with sorrow, Mirth and laughter began to follow, ‘Cos in life you were such a joy to know, Your passing, for a while, made us feel quite low, But the laughs we had shared, Soon made us feel good, Death can’t part us, Can it Bud?


– From Linda and Steve Quietly resting in a peaceful garden, I think of you often.

– From Greig Gentle Jesus up above, Please send Mamam all our love.


Always forever in our hearts and thoughts. Love from Mam and Dad

To remember our whole lives through, But the sweetness will linger forever, As we treasure the image of you.

To my little girl who went away, Who is in our hearts forever and a day. Love from Mum, Kirsty and Rachael xx. Hayley. Memories keep you ever near, As time enfolds another year.

God bless.

– From loving husband Bernard, John and Audrey, Brian and Rita, – Love from Angela, Sarah, Dave and Linda, Kath and John, Laura, Aadam, AJ and Jed x grandchildren and great Thoughts go back to happy days, SMITH, Harold – grandchildren xx. Spent with you in so many ways, A wonderful life has come to an end, LAVELLE, Brenda – Passed Happy times we all spent together, Your star is in the sky, – Love from Granny Dot, Donna, away 28th April 2004. Memories of you we’ll keep forever. Good night, God bless Uncle Haz, You always had a smile to share, Adrian, Jack and Max xx – From Marjorie, Frank and We ask you please whatever you do BELCHER, Donna Louise – Time to give and time to care, family in heaven above, A loving nature heart of gold, Died 27th April, 2003, aged 32. Rest in peace. PLATTS, Harry – You were the best sister this world We have only your memories brother- – Love from Roy, Mary, Steven, Donna, five years have passed, but could hold, still you stay, in-law Harry, Richard and Rachel You are loved and remembered every Never selfish always kind, To remember our whole life through, SMITH, Harold – These are the memories you left day.

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

With pain in our hearts we look for a token, The only relief to make the pain ease, Is knowing you’re in heaven resting in peace. Love you always baby girl. From Daddy and Lou xx

Your flowers we place with care, No one knows the heartache, As we turn and leave you there, With love forever.

Constantly wishing you were here. Love always.

Good night, God bless.

Quietly remembered by us all.

– From Wilf, Sheila and family PLATTS, Harry – Remembering a very good member. Rest in peace.

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.

– Love from Philip and Elsie. Uncle Haz, A silent prayer sincere and true, A special thought from us to you.

Nothing can ever take away, The love a heart holds dear, Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps you near. Love always. From Pete, Kerry, Marc, Liam, Reece and Levi xx

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.

– Love from Trevor, Jenny and BOWER, Eunice – 28th April. To Brian xxx a much loved Mother-in-law and LUNN, Bill – In memory of our Nannan. loving Dad and Grandad, who Nothing can ever take away, passed away April 26th, 1997. The love a heart holds dear, Fond memories linger every day, Remembrance keeps her near. Reunited with Gary. All our love to you both always.

– From Christine and grandson – Love from Angela, Gary and Alex BROADHEAD, Fred – Passed Andrew xxx away on the 23rd April, 2007. SMITH, Harold –

In our hearts you’ll always stay, Loved and remembered every day.

A special smile, special face, A special brother and uncle we can’t replace, You gave your love your whole life through, God bless you Haz, we love you too.

My best friend so dear, The cruel call I received that night, The words I did not want to hear, They had got it wrong, it couldn’t be you, I had to accept I’d lost my friend, Who was as sweet as sweet could be. Part of me lost forever, sometimes I’m so lonely Amber, SInce the angels took you away, My only wish is that you were here, To make me laugh again like you always used to do, I miss you so much. Oh why, oh why did God choose you? Love always.

– Love from your family xxx MORAN, John – Precious memories for our Dad who died – From Leona 27th April, 1997 also his birthday 21st April. Forever in our hearts Dad.

Gone but not forgotten.

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Who will always be loved and never forgotten.

– Love from Erica and Ben xxx. Dad. God gave me a wonderful Dad, I loved him to the end, I lost two precious things that day, A Dad and a friend. It broke my heart to lose you, But you didn’t go alone, For a part of me went with you, The day God called you home. Love you always.

– From Paula xxx. – From Eddie, Carol, Jill and Grandad. Our Grandad was one in a million, family He meant the world to us, LEECH, Miriam – God bless.

Because he was one of the best.

– Love from Sue, San, Jackie, Chris, Amanda, their husbands and families SMITH, Harold – Hold him in your arms Lord, Look after him with care, Make up for all he suffered, And all that was unfair.

– Love from Gary, Dawn and family SMITH, Harold – A loving nature, a heart of gold, Memories of you we’ll always hold.

(Mary Ellen Holden)

Ten years on, the memory is still bright and clear of a lovely sister, In the arms of our Mum and Dad, And now joined by sister Tina. – From your ever loving kid brother Bill. GILLOTT, Kevin – We think about you always, And talk about you too, We have so many memories, But we wish we still had you.

– Love from John, Elaine, Brad and Ellie May Clampit x SMITH, Harold – A good So dear Lord take care of him, A wonderful woman with a heart of neighbour. – Love from Janine, Shane and Because he is still precious and dear gold, You will be missed. Ethan xxx to us. And a wonderful smile, – From Nicola, Dino, Kirsty, GRACANIN, Mirko – Loving Bye. – From great niece Jayne xx memories of a wonderful – From your loving grandchildren Summer, Robin and Anne LISTER, Edna – In loving SWEENEY, Rhoda – Passed husband, died 25th April, 2007. Chloe, Declyn and Kyra xxx. memory of a dear Mum who Words are few, thoughts are deep, away on Monday, 21st April. The book of life you cannot buy, passed away at Warren Park Memories of you we will always keep. Service at Buckley Street Chapel It’s very rare but true, on Monday, 28th April at 12 noon It’s a special book called memories, Nursing Home on Friday, 18th – From Joan and Terry. and at 1 p.m. at Ardsley The one I have of you. April, 2008. Forever in our thoughts. – Love from your wife Doris x They say there is a reason, Crematorium – From Anne, Pat and family. Loving memories of a unique and They say that time will heal, SWEENEY, Rhoda – God takes us one by one, But neither time nor reason, fantastic man, died 25th April, The Lord looked down from heaven, And breaks our family chain, Will change the way I feel. And saw your weary face, But somewhere in a better place, 2007.

– Love from Margaret, Mollie, Lyn and family xxx Kenneth – PILKINGTON, Passed away 19th April, 2008. Funeral being held on Thursday 1st May at Ardsley Crematorium at 2.30pm. A wonderful Father, brother, Granddad and Great Grandad, who will be missed by all who loved him. – Love from all the family xx PLATTS, Harry – Precious memories of a much loved husband, Dad and Grandad who died so suddenly but peacefully at home on 12th April, 2008, aged 73. I thought of you with love today, But that is nothing new, I thought of 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. Until we meet again.

– From your heartbroken wife Ena xx. Thoughts go back to happy days, Spent with you in so many ways, Happy times we all spent together, Memories of you we’ll keep forever.

– From your heartbroken daughter Julie and son-in-law John. To me you were someone special, What more is there to say? I only wish with all my heart, That you were here today.

– From your heartbroken granddaughter Victoria.

You were always someone special, And that’s the way you’ll stay, Not only on your birthday, But each and every day, God bless Doris.

The chain will link again.

– Love from Sarah and Kim. Eric, rest in peace.

The angels came to take you, To that very special place. Rest in peace.

– From Audrey, Peter and – From Mavis and Roy. SWEENEY, Rhoda – Michael. Eric, you will always be remembered.

– From Geoffrey. Eric, we will remember you, For the person you were.

– From Christine, Brendan and Connor RAYNOR, Lettie – Sadly passed away on the 21st April, 2008, aged 84 years. Funeral service to be held at Ardsley Crematorium on Tuesday, 6th May at 12.00 noon. All enquiries to Co-operative Funeralcare, telephone 01226 282573

ROWE, Arthur Bence Lane, Darton Passed away suddenly on Monday, 21st April. Funeral service to be held at 11.00am on Friday, 2nd May at Kexborough Methodist Church, followed by cremation at Crigglestone Crematorium. There will be a gathering at the Rose & Crown at 12.30pm. Everyone welcome. No flowers by request, donations to BDGH Cardiology Department. – From Joy and Family. SHEEHAN, Jim – Sadly missed. Deep are the memories of a good friend of many years. Rest in peace.

– Love from Kathleen and family

Aunty Rhoda, she was one on her own, And will be remembered with love and a smile.

– From Debbie, Carol and families WIGGINS, Kenneth – Passed away suddenly on the 19th April, 2008.Much loved Dad, Grandad, brother and uncle. He will be greatly missed by all. The funeral service will take place at Ardsley Crematorium on Thursday the 1st May at 1 pm, family flowers only. Donations if desired to the Neuropathy Trust PO Box 26, Nantwich, Cheshire, CW5 5FP WORDSWORTH, Albert Andrew – Born 23rd September, 1947 died 16th April, 2008. Husband, Father and Grandfather. Sadly missed. C’est la vie

WORSTENHOLME, Moira – Mum, How right you were about everything, Hope you’re still laughing looking down, I won’t forget anything we spoke about, It’s in my heart. Rest in peace now, You’re in a better place. Love you loads.

– From Beryl, Stuart and grandchildren WORSTENHOLME, Moira – In loving memory of a loving Mum who sadly passed away 17th April. To us you were someone special, What more is there to say? We only wish in our hearts, That you were here today. Good night, God bless.

– Love from Marlene and Bill xx WORSTENHOLME, Moira – Will love you always, Nanan.

– From Lyndsey and Anais WORSTENHOLME, Moira – Nannan. Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day.

SIMPSON, Patricia Anne

31-07-1952 - 14-03-2008 Passed away suddenly at home on 14th March, 2008. Funeral to be held on Tuesday, 29th April at Ardsley Crematorium at 1.30pm. Flowers welcome but donations to Cats Protection League preferred.

One year on and you are still my Dad, My Poppy, my hero, Still the greatest man that ever lived, Still I love you with all my broken heart, Losing you hurts like I can’t describe, I am keeping my promise to you. Until we meet again, I will always love you.

– From Kerry and Gary xxx. To a dear Great Nannan. You are the best and will never be out of our minds. Night night.

– Love from Max (dog)

Memories are forever, Lasting all life through, Ours are very precious, Because they are of you. Rest in peace George.

– From all your loving family x SNOWDEN, David – 1954 to 2001. In loving memory of my husband, Dave who died on 29th April, 2001. Seven years have passed by, But my love for you will never die, Love and miss you always. Thinking of our faithful dog “Sam” who died 5th January, 2008, also much loved. Remembering also our 35th Wedding Anniversary on the 5th May. Dave you are forever in my thoughts, All my love.

– From Margaret and our much loved dog “Charlie” xxx

A great man that can’t be forgotten, Still miss our times together. Lots of love

– From Maggie x HARLING, Phillip – Loving memories of a dear son and brother who died April 29th, 1978. Time and years pass gently by, But love and memories never die.

– Love from Dad, Mary, John and Alan HORBURY, Michael John BA – Remembering our caring and much loved son, Michael, who left us suddenly and unexpectedly in April, four years ago. Still so sadly missed by his Mum and Dad, Betty and Ernest HOUGHTON, Malcolm – In remembrance of a dear husband, Dad and brother who passed away a year ago today on 25th April, 2007, after a short illness. My first long year has ended, Without you by my side, Many times I’ve needed you, Malc, And many times I’ve cried. But the one thing that I know that’s true, That someday, Malc, I will be with you, Side by side, hand in hand, Walking through that heavenly land. You are locked in my heart forever, Love and miss you every day.

– Love from your loving wife Sheila xxx. To us, our Dad will always be, The key that unlocks our memories, Of our dear Dad that went away, A year ago this very day. So if we could have one little wish, Or a dream that would come true, I think we’d ask with all our hearts, For just one more day with you. Still missing ya Dad.

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

– Love from sister-in-law Shirley, Vin, Paul and Julie and family xx HOUGHTON, Malcolm – Treasured memories of a dear brother and uncle. We cannot bring the old days back,

– Love from India, Summer and Your smiles we cannot see, We treasure now the memories, Ebony xx. Night night Mum, Thank you for being there for me. Missing you.

– From daughter Val and son-inlaw Gary SMITH, George Arthur – Passed away April 29th, 2007.

– From your loving daughter Carole (your sweetheart) x Loving memories of a great man.

– Love from Jodie and Chadd xx – Love from son Chris and Nikki, WORSTENHOLME, Moira – What is home without a Nannan? daughter Ellen and Dean and all All the things this world may send, grandkids xxx. But when I lost my darling Nannan, I lost my dearest friend. R.I.P. Nannan, All our love.

Precious things are rare but true, That’s why Mum, there was only one like you. Deeply missed so much Mum.

Of days that used to be.


Ten years have come and gone, So much in life has altered, So much in life is new, But one thing will never change, Is the love we had for you. Memories are forever, Lasting all life through, Ours are very precious, Because they are of you.

Loved and sadly missed. - Love from Mum, Tina, Diane, Carol, Alan, Mark and Rachael; Jackie, Paul and Leona, Vicky; Ian and Jack, Ged, Elaine, Ryan, Lisa and Family xx TOMKINSON Batty, Debra – For our dear niece Debra. Thinking of you always.

– Love from Aunty Susan, Uncle Steve and family and Aunty Linda and family VICKERS, Frank – Treasured memories of a dear husband, Dad and Grandad who died 29th April, 2004. We think about you always, And talk about you too, We have so many memories, But wish we still had you.

– From brothers Lol and Fred and sisters-in-law Irene and – From Audrey, Tony, Mandy and Brenda and family Jemma

The pain inside our hearts, We can’t explain to anyone, With tears in our eyes, Lovingly we speak your name, Without you at our side, Our lives will never be the same. As we look upon your picture, Sweet memories we recall, Of a face so full of sunshine, A smile for one and all.

– From your loving son David, Cathy and family.

Our pride, our joy, our beautiful boy, We miss you so much, here is just to say, Best wishes for you on your 18th birthday. Your smile and your laugh we picture every day, In our minds you are not far away, The sun and moon go around so fast, Bringing the day we will be together at last. Happy birthday Sam. Lots of love and kisses.

– From Mum and Dad xxx. My thoughts are always with you, In a very special way, Not only on your birthday, But every single day. Lots of love.

– From your sister Louise xxx. We cannot share your special day, Or send a card with love, We cannot put our arms around you Sam, We only wish we could. Love always.

– From Granny and Grandad xxx. Look around your garden Lord, And find the one we love, Wish him happy 18th birthday, We only wish we could. Remembering you on your 18th birthday Sam. Love always.

You were always someone special, And that’s the way you’ll stay, Not only on your birthday, But each and every day.

– Love from son Brian, Christine and family xx WAINWRIGHT, Bryan – Birthday memories of a special husband, Dad and Grandad on 24th April. Your birthday comes around again, But the heartache for me never ends, Love you always.

– From Glen x If birthday wishes could come true, Ours would be to still have you.

– Love from Sharon and Kimberley xx YATES, Gary – Birthday memories for 24th April. Look around your garden Lord, And find the one we love, Wish him happy birthday, And give him all our love.

Matthew, Filled with birthday love, So catch all the birthday hugs, Sent up to heaven above.

– Love from your loving daughter – Love from Mum, Dad, Ellis and Anita and family x. Mason xxxx They say there’s a reason, They say time will heal, But neither time nor reason, Can change the way we feel. We think about you every day, The things you used to do and say, They bring a smile, they bring a tear, Forever wishing you were here. Our everlasting love.

The hands of time keep turning, Eight years have slipped away, But you are in my heart forever, Loved and missed every day.

– Love from Nan Rita x No cards to send, no present to give, But all our love as long as we live.

– From your loving daughter – Love from Nan and Grandad Diane, Simon and family. Youel xx Missing you Grandad. Happy birthday Matthew, on Missing you as always, As always I will do, what would have been your Grandad, happy birthday, eighth birthday. Just from me to you. Remembering the memories, Every day we shared, Grandad, happy birthday, Because I know you cared.

Your memory is our keepsake, Of which we will never part, God has you in His keeping, We have you in our hearts, God bless sweetheart.

– Love from Sian HIRST, Eric – Birthday wishes to – Love from Aunty Christine, a dear Dad on 25th April. Aunty Julie and Baillie xxx A special day I cannot share, But in my heart you’re always there.

– Love from Karen and Michael, Lee and Hayley HOLDSWORTH, Olive – Birthday memories of a dear Mother, Grandma and Great Grandma, 30th April. You always had a smile to share, Time to give and time to care, The happy times we shared together, Memories that will last forever.

A special day I cannot share, But in my heart you’re always there.

Your special day we cannot share, But in our hearts you’re always there, Happy birthday Mum. Love always.

But every single day.

– From Peter and Jean xxx. CUTLER, Helen May (Nellie) – Special birthday memories for a dear Mum on 26th April, also remembering your death on the 1st May, 2003.

– From Heidi, Lauren, Josh, Beth, Scott, Keely, Ben and Millie JONES, Brian – Birthday memories to Brian on 24th April.

Just wishing we could say, Happy birthday on your special day.

– Love from Julie, Russ, Rebecca and Patrick xxxx YOUNG, Nicky – Birthday memories on 25th April. Tender memories bring a tear, Constantly wishing you were here. 1st May brings three years since you’ve been gone, Still the heartache carries on.

– Love from your family YOUNG, Nicky – Your special day we cannot share,

– From your ever loving partner But in our hearts you’re always there. Betty x – From Sue, Sid and family Happy birthday Nicky, – Love from Father-in-law Derick JONES, Brian – 24th April. Dad, if birthday wishes could come Thinking of you. and sister-in-law Shelly xxxxxx true, CUTLER, Helen May (Nellie) – Ours would be to still have you, – From Fev Birthday memories of a dear Our love is always with you, Mum and Nan on 26th April. Not only on your birthday,

FOX, WILF Remembering a beloved Dad and Grandad, whose birthday was April 30th. Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, Just out of sight, but always near, Still loved, still missed, still very dear. Always loved.

– From Sylvia, Bill and Frazer.


Loving birthday memories for 27th April. Our thoughts are always with you, Not only on your birthday, But every single day, We love and miss you.

– Love from daughters Lizzie and Suzy, grandchildren and great grandchildren. GOLBY, Miriam – Precious birthday memories of a much loved Mum, Grandma and Great Grandma on the 27th April, 2008. Out of our lives you may have gone, But you are always in our thoughts, Miss and love you always.

– From William, Angie and all the family xxx GOLBY, Miriam – Happy birthday Nanan, 27th April. We love you, we miss you.

– Love from Joanne, Stephen, Luke and Harry HARRISON, Harry – Birthday BRENNAN, Roy – Birthday memories of a dear Dad for 25th April. memories. Just wishing we could say, Happy birthday on your special day, 1st May, your 70th birthday.

You are now at peace and reunited with Dad Fred.

– Love from brother Kevin, Karen, Grant and Laura – From Janice, Tom, Stacey and YOUEL, Matthew Dyson – Madison. We are sending a card to you

Tender memories bring on the tears, Constantly wishing you were here, Memories of you are proudly kept, Of our son-in-law and brother-in-law, Too special to ever forget.

– Love from Josie

Loving birthday memories of a precious son, brother, grandson, nephew and cousin. 18 years old on 28th April.

THORNTON, Marline (Mills) – Mum. Remembering you on your 65th birthday. – Love from Karen, Kevin, Donna and Simon TRUEMAN, Lily – Remembering Mam who passed away one year ago on 25th April.

Birthday wishes to heaven above, Sent to my Dad with all our love.

– From your loving wife Julie xxxx, daughter Lisa and son Carl xxxx – Love from all the family COOPER, Alan – JONES, Brian – April 24th.

No matter how life changes, No matter what we do, A special place within my heart, Is always there for you.

– From Uncle Chris, Auntie Mag and cousin Sarah xxx.

Treasured memories of a much loved Daughter, Sister and Mummy, Debra, who died 30th April, 1998.

If I could visit heaven, On this day, Then maybe for a little while, The pain would go away. I would put my arms around you, And never let you go, And would whisper, I do love you so. My love always.

– From Karen, Debra, Neil, Lesly and Craig. Sending 69 kisses to you, Grandad.

Your special day we cannot share, But in our hearts you are always there.

– Love from Gary, Vicky, Jodie and Nicola x LISTER, Lucy Jane – Precious birthday memories of a special – From Christine and Mick xxx. CUTLER, Helen May (Nellie) – daughter, sister, granddaughter, Birthday memories of a dear auntie, niece and cousin, 29 on 30th April. Nan, 26th April.

The hands of time keep turning, The years have slipped away, But you are in our hearts forever.

– Love from Vicky, Darral and family ROSE, Rosina – Loving memories of a dear Mum, Nan and Great Nan who died on 30th April, 2006.

As we think of you today, Our love is always with you, In a very special way, Not only on your birthday, But every single day. We love and miss you so much.

It doesn’t take a birthday, To bring you to mind, For a day without a thought of you, Is impossible to find, We love and miss you very much.


Peace is yours, memories are ours.

Just to say we miss you, And happy birthday too, No presents can we give you, No card have we to write, But in our hearts we know it’s true, That one day we’ll share this special day, Just like we used to do.

– From Nannan and Grandad Worth xx. WORTH, Amber – Loving memory of a great – From loving daughter Julie and granddaughter who died on 25th Garry, Becky and Kelly xx April, 2007. CLARNEY, Doris – Tender memories bring a tear,


For no one knows the heartache, Which lies behind my smile, No one knows how many times, I’ve broken down and cried. I want to tell you something, Mum, So there won’t be any doubt, You are so wonderful to think of, But so hard to live without. With much love.

Special birthday memories of a much loved Husband on 29th April. This special day we can not share, But in my heart you’re always there, With tears in my eyes, I whisper low, Happy birthday John, I love you so, Love you always. – From loving wife Joyce xxx

Memories of you are fondly kept, Someone too special to ever forget.

– Love from Kathleen, Pauline – Love from Andrea x and Josy You always had a smile to share, DAVIES, Ernest – Passed away ROOKE, Donald – In loving Time to give and time to care, 28th April, 1986. The happy times we shared together, memory of a dear son, brother Loved and remembered always. Will stay within our hearts forever. and uncle, died April 27th, 1980. – From your loving son Roy, The book of life you cannot buy, – From your loving sister June, – Love from Lilian, Alan, Lisa, daughter-in-law Pat and Jim and family. – From your loving wife Janet Benny, Glen, Claire, Debra, Alan grandson Ian and Helen, Chloe It’s very rare but true, It’s a special book called memories, Ours is just a simple prayer, and families xxx. The ones we have of you. and Abbey xxxx God bless and keep you in His care. SMITH, Harold – Dad. With love. – From your loving niece Ann, My Dad was a wonderful man, Mine is just a simple prayer, – From Mam and brother Neil. Joe, Terry and Aimee God bless Harold, and keep you in Everyone would agree, Thoughts of you go back to happy God’s care,God bless. LEECH, Miriam – In loving Caring, kind and soft as a brush, days, – From cousin Jean xx But he loved us all very much, memory of a dear sister. Spent with you are memories that will Wearing his flip flops and joggers, A silent prayer sincere and true, SMITH, Harold – last forever. No matter the place, Deep in our hearts lies a picture, A special thought from us to you, – Love from brother Garry and With his flat cap tilted over his face, Of a loved one laid to rest, May God keep you safe within His Diane. One in a million, a true gent, In memory’s frame we shall keep him, care.

– From brother Eric, Paula and family LEECH, Miriam – Fond memories of a dear sister-in-law.


– From Little Nannan xx. WORTH, Amber – In loving memory of our niece who died on – From Audrey, Bill and family behind. Wish you would have been here to Not forgetting brother John Lang, who 25th April, 2007. COOPER, Alan – Birthday celebrate Jake’s 10th birthday. – From sister-in-law Mary, Colin – Love from Alan, Christine and Love you Donna. died 28th of March, 2008. In our hearts you will always stay, memories of a much loved and family Melanie. – From Mum and Dad and your – Love from Dan and Pauline xx Loved and remembered every day. husband and Dad on 28th April. PLATTS, Harry – SMITH, Harold – LAWCOCK, Jessie – In loving – From Aunty Jane, Uncle You were so very special, son Jake x Rest where no shadows fall, Up to heaven is where you’ve gone, And that’s the way you’ll stay, Stephen and Natalie Nicola xx BOWER, Eunice – Passed away memory of a dear Mum who Quietly remembered by us all. Here on earth is where you belong, We wish you a happy birthday, WORTH, Amber – passed away 26th April, 2007. 28th April, 2003. Rest in peace. And no one heard the footsteps, Of angels drawing near.

Of all the gifts I ever had, However great or small, To have had you for my husband for nearly 30 years, Was the greatest gift of all. All my love.

Past her suffering, past her pain, Cease to weep for tears are vain, She who suffered is at rest, Gone to Heaven with the best.

Loved and missed each day. Love you always.

ALLEN, Terry – In memory of a dear friend and workmate who LAVELLE, Brenda – Treasured memories of a dear Mam, passed away 26th April, 2003. Nannan and Great Nannan who Some day, sometime, my eyes will – From loving sister Elsie and see, died on 28th April, 2004. WORTH, Amber – Loving brother-in-law Ronnie. The faces I keep in memory, You always had a heart of gold, memories of a special And God will link the broken chain, For Uncle Harry. Your caring warmth and love unfold, granddaughter, tragically died on Still closer, till we meet again. Ours is just a simple prayer, The greatest treasure we can’t CLARKE, John – Birthday 25th April, 2007. Not forgetting past workmates Jack God bless and keep you in His care. replace, It’s a lonely home without you, memories of a special Dad, 29th God’s guardian angel, our saving – From Carolyn, Graham and – From daughters Lynn and Ride and Loll Thickett (Dodworth Things can never be the same, grace. April. Helen, sons-in-law Brendan and Colliery). family All we have are memories, – From Les (Golly) If we could have a birthday wish, Someone so special, in life is so rare, PLATTS, Harry – Dear brother- Kenny x. And a picture in a frame, It would be for the joy, Loved and remembered, in our BEAUMONT, Hayley – Passed We have only your memory dear in-law and uncle. Your resting place we visit, To have a day with you, constant prayer. away 27th April. Grandad, Ours is just a simple prayer,

– From your loving children – From members of Highstone Yvonne, Brenda, Steven, Kevin Bowling Club RASBURN, Eric – Precious and Sandra. memories of a husband, Dad and To us you were so special, Grandad who passed away in What more is there to say? Barnsley District General We only wish with all our hearts Nan, That you were here today. Hospital on 10th April, 2008. – From your loving grandchildren My heart was cruelly breaking, Lisa, Lee, Lindsey, Autumn, Ben As I said my last goodbye, Whilst sat beside your bed, and Louise.

– From loving brother Jack, Pat and family LEECH, Miriam – To a dear sister.

HEATLEY, Charles – Birthday Missing you, loving you, memories of a loving husband, Each and every day, Dad, Grandad and Great But the emptiness without you, Grandad who would have been Never fades away. 90, on 29th April. – From loving wife Marion and Memories hold you ever near, loving family As time unfolds another year. CARR, Joan – 1st of May. – From your loving daughter Cherished birthday memories, of Joan, son-in-law Malc, Alan, Ian, our beloved Mum, Grandma and Mandy, Luke and Chloe Great Grandma. HIRST, Eric – Birthday The hands of time keep turning, memories for a dear husband, The years have slipped away, Dad and Grandad on 25th April. You’re in our hearts forever, BURTON, Ray –

– From Thursdy, Ambah, Saffron – From Anita, Patricia and families xxx and Poppy WOOD, Robert – Precious memories of a very dear Dad and Grandad who died on 30th April, 2005. Also remembering – From your loving wife Beryl. his birthday, 14th August. You are always in our thoughts Dad,

– From your loving daughter Pam and Carl, Eve, Mick and baby Noah, Lee and Deanna – From Tom, Tina, Kirsty, Nikki, – From Dave and Linda, Mark xxxx and Jackie WORTH, Amber – Leah and Kai HOYLE, Christopher (Crissy) – A year has passed since our world was broken, Died 28th April, 1994, aged 20.

Our Dad, you were so special, It was hard to let you go, You fought so hard to stay with us, And this we will always know. We held your hand and kissed you goodbye, And left you in God’s care, Your love you left on earth with us, Which all of us will share. Good night, God bless Dad.

– From your loving husband – From sister-in-law Margaret – From Paul, Natalie and Dylan Maurice. and family SMITH, Harold (Haz) – In loving God gave us a wonderful Mam, PLATT, Harry – memory of a dear brother and We loved her to the end, Resting where no shadows fall, uncle. We lost two precious things that day,

– Love from John and Tracy, Suzanne and Martin, Kieron and Carole xxx. – From Kenneth and Linda, A special smile, a special face, Hazel and Chris, Philip, Graham, A special Grandad we cannot replace. James and Steven – Love from Amanda and Liam, MARTIN, William (Bill) Henry – Abby, Kyle, Chloe, Hannah, of Dodworth. Formerly of Nathaniel, Lauren and Jade xxx. Chapletown and Grenoside. Gentle Jesus up above, Passed away peacefully in Please give Grandad all my love. Barnsley District General – Love from Corey x. Hospital, aged 93 years on 19th A gentleman passed this way. April after a short illness. Will be God bless. sadly missed by all his family and – From Shirley friends. Funeral service to be FITZPATRICK, John – held at 11.30am at Grenoside I sat beside your bedside, Crematorium today, Friday, 25th My heart so crushed and sore, April. All enquiries to CoI held your hand with love, operative Funeralcare on 01226 And cried until I could do no more. 282573 – Love from Claire Kelly HEGGIE, Sophie – 27th June, MONKMAN, Olive – 1987 to 17th April, 2008. Died suddenly but peacefully in her sleep. – Pam, Paul and Rose thank everyone for their sympathy and support HIRST, Arthur –

– From Claudia and Rex (USA) PLATTS, Harry –

– Love from Pam, Phil, Simon and Francesca xxx Funeral service to take place on Friday, 25th April, 2008 at Ardsley Crematorium at 1.00pm. Family flowers only please, donations to Yorkshire Cancer Research LEECH, Miriam (nee Sanderson) – In loving memory of a dear wife, Mam and Nan God bless and keep you in His care. who passed away 14th April, – From Auntie Joan, Brian, 2008, aged 75 years. Michael, John and family I sat beside your bedside, PLATTS, Harry – My heart was crushed and sore,

A Mam 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.

CLIFFORD, Jack – Late of Shaw Lane, Barnsley. Died on 23rd April, aged 87 years. Funeral service to take place on Thursday, 1st May, 11.30 am at Ardsley Crematorium,

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

Place it in my Nanan’s hand, And tell her it’s from us, Say that we love her lots, And when she turns and smiles, Place a kiss upon her cheek, And hold her for a while, The Lord broke our family chain, But somewhere in a better place, The chain will link again, Night, night, God bless Nanan.

HOUGHTON, Malcolm – Loving WOOD, Allen – In loving memories of a dear brother-in- memory of a dear Dad, Grandpa and Great Grandpa who died law and uncle. We think about you every day, 30th April, 2004. Also So missed and so loved by us all, remembering a dear Mum, Joy Look after each other Malcolm. Wood. – Love from June, Stephen, This day is remembered and quietly Debbie, Joanne and families xxx kept, No need for words, we will never HOUGHTON, Malc –

If tears could build a stairway, And memories a lane, I’d walk right up to heaven, And bring you home again.

– From loving wife Margaret and children Jill, Dean, Neil and Jane – From daughter Rachel, Tony and family xx xxx

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Your birthday again Lucy, What I would give to hold you in my arms, And laugh, dance and sing. But I know one day it will come our way, Watch out then, I’ll never take my arms from around you again, So for now, happy birthday Lucy Jane.

– From Mam and Phil xxx. Happy birthday little sister, you would be 29 years old on 30th April, 2008. We will raise a glass in your name, And say cheers once again Lucy Jane. You stayed forever young that day, 20 years old, it will never go away, But in our hearts we will say, Happy birthday in the same way. Love and miss you always.

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– From Wayne, Adele, Emily May HALL, Mary – The family would and Harry George xxx. like to thank staff at Barnsley Happy birthday sister, Lots of love, hugs and kisses are District General Hospital, Wards coming your way, 28 and 33 for the care to Mary in Catch them Lucy. – From Carl, Sarah and Jaye. the last two months. We would Birthday memories Lucy Jane. also like to thank Philip of Also remembering Mick. Normington and Sons Funeral If I could have a wish today, It would be to have you both back Directors for the support and here, care taken at this sad time And the pain go away. Fill a cake with candles, 29 in all, Blow them out and have a ball. Love and missing you both.

HIRST, Arthur – Betty, David – From Nannan Rouse (Ethel) and Sue, Julie, Jeanette and Gary and grandchildren Siobhan and family. Thinking of you on your birthday Lucy and Joe wish to thank all family, x. friends, neighbours and col– From E. & O. Saunders xx MUSGRAVE, Nicola June – leagues for their kind and caring Birthday memories of a precious support on the sudden loss of a daughter, for 23rd April. dear husband, Father and If we could come and see you, Grandfather on 11th April, 2008. On your special day, They would also like to thank Then maybe for a little while, The pain would go away, Rev. Simon Moore for his wonWe’d put our arms around you, derful service at Ardsley And never let you go. Wishing you happy 20th birthday, Crematorium and also Mr. Simon We love you and miss you lots. Anderson for his dignified funeral – Love from Mam, Dad, arrangements Christopher and Jason. Loving birthday wishes to my JEFFERS, Patricia – Michael, granddaughter. Shaun and Mark would like to A special day I cannot share, Happy birthday Nicola. thank all family and friends who – Love from Nanna Taylor attended Pat’s funeral and sent PEACH, Len – Would have been cards and flowers and for the 79 on 29th April, 2008. kindness shown at this very sad Some day, sometime, my eyes shall see, time. A very special lady, loved My Dad I loved so well, by everyone who knew her. Some day I’ll clasp your loving hand, Thank you to Father Boyle for a And never say farewell. Love you always Dad. lovely service and to A. M. & A. – From Linda xx Hadfield for their care and digniRALPHS, Richard Henry – Loving birthday memories of a fied funeral arrangements. dear husband, Dad and Grandad Donations received in lieu of on 25th April. flowers amounted to £200 for Memories of you are lovingly kept, Ward 27, Barnsley District Too deep in our hearts to ever forget. – From your ever loving wife Lily, General Hospital Richard, Linda and Andrew and KAYE, Ernest – Margaret would grandsons Paul and Scott like to thank everyone for their SCOTT, Gladys – kind thoughts, cards and donaThe 25th April was always your special day. tions of £400 for the British Heart A special day to say yes, Foundation I’ll grow old gracefully, And loved in a special way. Loved and missed always.

– From Ken, Carol and family xx SLATER, Elsie and THOMPSON, Diane (nee Slater) - Treasured birthday memories of a much loved Mother and sister who shared the same birthday, April 26th. Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us every day, Unseen, unheard but always near, Still loved, still missed, still very dear.

MILLARD, Stephen – Jean’s family would like to thank everyone for their cards and kind messages of sympathy. Thanks to Ian Hammerton for his care and dignity. Donations received amounted to £420.04 for the British Heart Foundation

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BRIEFLY Youth on drug charges A CARLTON youth charged with serious drug offences is to face trial at Sheffield Crown Court. Richard Shipley, 18, of Carlton Road, is charged with possession of 40 tablets of ecstasy with intent to supply on December 22 and with possession of the class C controlled drug, ketamine, with intent to supply two days later. He was unconditionally bailed to make his first appearance at Sheffield on May 8 when he appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court.

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Chopper flies in to town A HELICOPTER will take up residence in the Asda car park next week. The former Royal Navy Wasp anti-submarine chopper has been restored by the Xray Tango Helicopter Club for their museum in Devon and children will be able to have their photo taken with it for a donation.

Date set for fashion show A FASHION show is being organised by the Barnsley branch of the Alzheimer’s Society. It will be on May 15 at East Dene Club and the clothes will be available for sale. Call 296301 for information.

I feel like I was butchered, says mum in op hell Exclusive By Adam Civico SINGLE mum Anne Callear went in to hospital for a routine sterilisation operation that should have taken 20 minutes. Instead she needed three operations, lost about 12 pints of blood, had her spleen removed and was taken into intensive care. She should have needed just nine stitches but ended up with 150. Anne, of Roger Road, Lundwood, was kept in hospital a fortnight and almost three years later is still suffering because the operation went so horribly wrong. She said: “After the operation when my spleen was removed I was put on a life-support machine as my lungs had given up because of the shock. “Luckily I was a fit woman because I was sports mad but I was still only given a 20 per cent chance of survival. “If I was not fit I probably would not have survived. “It was a nightmare, everything that could go wrong did.” But her legal team advised her to drop a clinical negligence claim because there was no evidence her treatment was below standard. A spokesman for the hospital said Anne had regrettably suffered a rare but recognised complication of the surgery. Anne, 43, has sleepless nights, suffers abdominal pain and is seeing a psychiatrist to address her post-traumatic stress. She said: “I couldn’t walk when I got out of hospital and it was about seven months before I could do anything. I was so ill. “My mum and dad brought meals to me and I spent five or six weeks in bed because I was in so much pain. I’m still under the psychiatrist because I was absolutely traumatised. “I still can’t sleep and can be up until 4am and back up at 8am and feel shattered all the time. “Everything was taken from me and I can’t do sports any more. My family has gone through so much.” Despite her horrific deal Anne’s legal team has told her she can-

Stitched up: Anne Callear’s wounds (above) needed 150 stitches. The operation caused her abdominal wall to collapse. not take any action against the hospital, even though an independent expert said, in 30 years’ experience, he had never known a spleen be injured in such a way. He and another doctor said the surgeons acted appropriately and her treatment had not fallen ‘below a reasonable standard’ and there was not a ‘breach of care’. Paperwork had also been signed

saying Anne was aware of the risks. Anne, who lives with partner Terry Land and has two sons Sam, nine, and Mark Curry, 16, says she never thought the operation would put her life at risk. She is angry she has not had an apology from Barnsley Hospital, where the operation was carried out in July 2005. She said: “I’m not bothered about money, I want answers more than anything and I want them to say sorry. “Maybe that would help my healing process because I am still upset about it. “I feel like I was treated like a pig on a butcher’s block and was butchered. I feel hurt and they haven’t had the decency to sit down and talk openly.” The hospital’s complaints manager, Julian Harris, said: “We have not received a complaint from Mrs Callear or her solicitor although we are sorry to hear that she is still upset following her operation in 2005. “We would be happy to meet with her to discuss any concerns she still has or if she needs any further reassurance.” Anne hopes her case will make other couples aware of how dangerous a sterilisation operation can be. She said: “Think twice, it is not that simple and things can go wrong. “Men don’t realise they could end up looking after their children on their own. “The operation for men is not as bad, the worst-case scenario is an infection which can be treated Traumatic ordeal: Anne Callear at her Roger Road home (above) and immediately after her operations (below). with tablets.”

Car salesman jailed for ‘abuse of trust’ after stealing £30,000

Turkish mother fears for her life

By Adam Civico THE son of a prominent Barnsley philanthropist has been jailed for stealing more than £30,000 from his employers. After his arrest car salesman Peter Carbutt had borrowed £28,000 from his dad Ron, of Cawthorne, to pay back some of the debt. But in court yesterday he admitted eight theft offences, totalling £32,000, between September 2006 and November last year. He had fiddled paperwork and was selling cars for more than he told his bosses and was pocketing the difference. Carbutt, 43, was originally believed to have taken more than £100,000 from his company,, based in Southport, Merseyside.

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A TURKISH single mother, who has lived in Barnsley for 14 years, says she fears for her life after months of abuse from local youths that she believes is racially motivated. Nuran Powell, of Mount Street, Barnsley, says her privately-rented home has been attacked by local youths for the last five months she has lived there. Nuran, 42, and her son James, 12, previously lived in Monk Bretton but moved to the new house at the end of last year. She said youths are constantly calling her racist names and have started putting fire crackers through her letterbox. She finally reached breaking point on Wednesday and dialled 999 when one of the vandals threw a milk bottle filled with stones at her window. Nuran said: “All we wanted is peace and quiet. “I am a very nervous person and there is no one to protect me and my son. “One of my neighbours is an elderly couple and the other side is empty. “I am in bed at night worrying about what might happen while we’re asleep. “I was terrified when I heard the sound of the milk bottle. When the policewoman came round she was shocked. It could have been so dangerous. “I just hope they will do something about it, I can’t take it any more.” A police spokesman said: “Officers attended the address at around 10.30pm on Wednesday after a complaint about males causing trouble outside. “They found no damage to the property therefore no offence has been logged. It has been passed on to the Safer Neighbourhood Team for further investigation.”


Judge Mark Brown, sitting at Liverpool Crown Court, was told Carbutt had sold cars, including a Mercedes and a Pajero at inflated rates and kept the excess. Following the discovery of his crimes the Southport secondhand car firm had been forced to spend thousands more in legal fees. But Gillian Batts, defending, told the court Carbutt had been pressured in to carrying out the thefts because of a huge debt. He had been declared bankrupt before he began working for the car company and had stolen the money to pay back creditors who were continuing to threaten him. Ms Batts said he had been beaten up three times since starting work with the company. But the judge told Carbutt his

crime was so serious only a prison sentence was appropriate. He jailed him for ten months for the ‘abuse of trust’ which was premeditated. Judge Brown said: “You stole money and that represented a very significant breach of trust. Carbutt’s father, Ron, of Bark House Lane, is better known for making charitable donations to good causes in Barnsley. He was pivotal in saving Scout Dike Outdoor Centre from closure in the early-2000s and received an OBE last year in honour of his charity work. He learnt of his son’s fate when he was contacted by the Chronicle yesterday afternoon and did not wish to comment.

Platts Common resident admits criminal damage at mum’s home

Opening up: Textile artist Gemma Nemer will show her flowers during the South Yorkshire open art exhibition over the next two weeks. Picture: Scott Bairstow

Brickie wins top prize in senior competition By Emma Spencer A BERNESLAI Homes brickie has won a top prize in the Guild of Bricklayers’ senior competition. Lee Duty won the senior trophy for Yorkshire after competing against seven bricklayers in the region to build a test piece to the highest standard. He will go on to a national competition where he will be up against four other regional winners from across the UK. Last year Lee won the Regional Junior Guild of Bricklayers award and was entered as a junior into the senior skill build where he came fourth.

Berneslai Homes chief executive Helen Correy said: “We are extremely proud that Lee has won this prestigious award and would like to thank him for his hard work and commitment to Berneslai Homes. “We are keeping our fingers crossed and wish him the best of luck at the national awards ceremony later this year.” The Berneslai Homes apprenticeship schemes in construction offer local young people a full range of training from brick laying to joinery and also mechanical and engineering disciplines.

A 20-year-old man’s appeals for a cuddle or hug from his mother led to his arrest. Donna Wallis was not happy that Lee Shaun Caine had woken her with his whistling after a drinking session. She refused his request. He caused damage to two internal doors as he followed her, still trying to get his cuddle, Barnsley magistrates were told. Caine, 20, of Silkstone View, Platts Common, admitted criminal damage. He also admitted the

offence put him in breach of a 15month conditional discharge, imposed in March last year for an offence of damage. Caine was granted unconditional bail to May 15 as sentence was adjourned for reports. Joanne Lewis-Crooks, prosecuting, said the offence took place on April 17 when Caine was living at the home of his mother in Osmond Drive, Worsbrough Bridge. It started when he returned home at 2am and awakened his

Man accused of harassment By Ian Harley A 24-YEAR-OLD man has appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court accused of harassment of his parents over a 27-month period. David Allen, 24, of Littlefield Lane, Wombwell, is alleged to have committed the offence against Brian and Christine Allen between January of 2006 and April 23 of this year. He was remanded in custody by district judge Michael Rosenberg and is to make his next appearance before the court by means of video link. His case is scheduled for committal to Sheffield Crown Court on June 3.

mother by singing and whistling. His errant behaviour continued despite her warning that she would call the police. In interview, Caine told police: “It was a stupid thing; I just wanted a cuddle.” For Caine, Matthew Shepherd said he was now living at his sister’s home. He had, however, been in touch with his mother and she had wished him ‘all the best’ for his appearance in court.







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Baby Samuel makes ‘miracle recovery’ By Adam Civico Major ordeal: Mick Webb and Leanne Drummond with daughter, Ebonie.

Brave Ebonie undergoes surgery and treatment By Adam Civico BABY Ebonie Webb is undergoing an intensive course of chemotherapy to treat a brain tumour. The nine-month-old has chemo drugs injected three times a week‚ which, as well as fighting the tumour, give her a constant feeling of sickness. And she needs regular blood transfusions to keep her healthy. Her treatment will continue for at least 18 months, or until the growth has gone. Despite her tiny size Ebonie has already had an eight-hour brain operation so surgeons could test whether the tumour was cancerous. The two pence-sized growth is benign but it cannot be removed surgically because it is attached to her optical nerve. Ebonie’s treatment has affected her growth and she may have sight problems. But proud parents Mick Webb and Leanne Drummond, of Honeywell Close, say she is a bright child who is starting to say ‘mum’ and ‘dad’.

BRIEFLY Driver fined for spill A LORRY driver was fined after a load of several large metal sheets spilled on the motorway. The DAF truck shed its load at about 7.20am on Tuesday on the south bound slip road at junction 36. A police spokesman said the road was cleared shortly after 8am and the driver was issued with a fixed penalty notice. The incident had a knock-on effect and caused rush-hour queues on the roads in to Barnsley.

Crew treks to grass fire FIRE-FIGHTERS walked for almost 40 minutes to get to a grass fire in New Lodge because it was impossible to reach by engine. Crews from Royston used beaters to put out the blaze, which was started near to Standhill Crescent on Monday night.

Builder Mick said: “We were upside down for about two months until we found out it was benign. Even now we are in and out of hospital four times a week. “It is barmy with her being so young, you never think of anything like this happening. But every service has been brilliant and really on the ball.” They said they noticed Ebonie’s eye was ‘wobbling’ when she was six months. They took her to the optician but were referred to Barnsley Hospital where she had a CAT scan. That appeared to be clear but an MRI scan found the growth and Ebonie was rushed in for the surgery. Mick said: “It was really scary because there was a percentage chance she would not come round.” She did but still faces at least another 15-months of chemo. Leanne said: “Because it is slow growing they take longer to shrink.” Last weekend Mick did a 10km sponsored run, organised by Sheffield Children’s Hospital and raised £1,400. “It was my way of giving them a little bit back to say thanks,” he said.

Lager drinker ‘vented his wrath’ against police LEE Hawcroft didn’t take kindly to a committee man at Barnsley Central WMC telling him he was barred. He took even less kindly to police officers called to the Kendray club to remove him, Barnsley magistrates were told. After ‘venting his wrath against them using unparliamentary language,’ he was arrested after attempting to run away. Hawcroft, 20, of Calder Crescent, Kendray, admitted being drunk and disorderly in Birk Avenue, Kendray, on April 13. He was fined £100 with £60 costs and a £15 victim surcharge. He was also bound over to keep the peace for 12 months in the sum of £100 by district judge Michael Rosenberg who warned him he was beginning to build up a string of convictions. In mitigation, Philip Howard said Hawcroft believed he was no longer barred from the club when he entered. Having been served a pint of lager, he wanted to finish it before leaving but the police were called.

FIRST-TIME mum Sarah Dodd had to be given the devastating news that her new-born son Samuel was not going to survive. He could not breathe and had been put on a ventilator that had inadvertently torn his lungs. Doctors in Barnsley Hospital’s special care baby unit told the family to prepare for the worst. But Samuel made a ‘miracle recovery’ and started his fight for life. Seven months on little Samuel gets grumpy because he is teething but shows no apparent sign of his ordeal — even though experts feared he would be brain damaged. Sarah had a normal pregnancy and Samuel was delivered by Caesarean section, a procedure that went well. But shortly after the birth nurses noticed he was short of breath and had extremely low oxygen levels in his blood. Samuel’s condition was not improving and it was discovered he had a chest infection and the tot, who weighed 8lb 4oz, was put on a ventilator. That got oxygen in his lungs — but was also tearing them. Sarah, who had to stay on the ward recovering from her operation, said: “They had to keep forcing air into him to keep him alive but that was causing damage.” Samuel needed a specialist ‘Ecmo’ machine that extracts blood and adds oxygen before pumping it back into the body. The nearest machine was in Leicester and nobody knew if Samuel would survive the journey south. Samuel’s dad, financial advis-

‘I believe our prayers had an impact and it has made us stronger’ er, Jonny, who lives with Sarah on Barnsley Road, Cudworth, had to break the news. He said: “It was the worst thing ever having to go to Sarah and say he is not going to survive.” But the churchgoing couple turned to prayer to summon help for Samuel. Nursery nurse Sarah said: “The hospital said if he did not get on that machine he would die but they said he was too ill to travel. “We just prayed like mad with friends and ministers from the Hope House Church. “Luckily he was just well enough to travel. I believe our prayers had an impact and it has made us stronger in our faith.” Jonny said: “From the time we started praying he started to pick up substantially enough for us to believe there were higher powers there.” Whatever, the Ecmo machine in Leicester helped him survive. Now Sarah and Jonny are organising fund-raising events in gratitude to the hospitals. First a sponsored bike ride, then in September a sponsored walk up the three Yorkshire peaks and finally a ball at Burntwood Court Hotel. Anyone wishing to donate or buy tickets should contact Sarah on 07988137271.

Little fighter: Samuel connected to the Ecmo machine. The tubes at the left show his blood being pumped in and out. Above he is shown, this week, with parents Sarah and Jonny.

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CHRONICLE COMMENT Wise words from a woman who knows WHEN Anne Callear went in to Barnsley Hospital for a routine operation she thought it would be over in 20 minutes and expected to be discharged the same day. Three years later she is still suffering because complications led to her spleen being removed. Anne considers herself lucky to be alive. She has two sons and, at the time of the operation, was six-months into a new relationship with a partner who also had children. Sterilisation seemed like a sensible option and Anne thought she had made an informed decision. Barnsley Hospital is not to blame for the complications; surgery can be risky and it was the quick actions of surgeons there that saved her life.

But since then she has had three agonising years to mull on her decision and with hindsight believes she was not fully aware of the risks. This is something of which the hospital should take note. Hundreds of sterilisations are done each year and many women see it as a straight forward operation. Often it is, but Anne's experience shows things can go wrong and she wants couples to be aware that female sterilisation is not without risk. Her advice is for men, not women, to have the ‘snip’. While many blokes may be squeamish about their ‘crown jewels’, her words are wise.

A COLLECTION of memorabilia relating to Tommy Taylor has been donated to Barnsley Library. There will no doubt be much interest in the items relating to the life of one of the town's 'Busby Babes'. Record books show Taylor was a supreme talent, who scored 16 goals in 19 internationals. We wonder what he would make of today's highly-paid and over-pampered football stars. He'd probably just knock them over on his way to scoring another goal.


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BRIAN SHERIDAN, Redmires Road, Sheffield I THINK Ian McMillan exaggerates the decline in the use of ‘thee’ and ‘tha’ in local speech patterns (McMillan's Barnsley April 18). Perhaps his career is taking him away from his beloved Dearne Valley too much. He asks if the younger fans who shout Dee Dar at Sheffield football fans know why they shout it and if the Dee and Dar is in decline “up the A61’. He also asserts that the best place to look for language in the raw is at a football game. As a season-ticket holder at Oakwell, born and bred in Mexborough ( a poor man's Barnsley, for those who may not know) and now a reluctant Dee Dar, I feel almost duty bound to respond. I'm sure all Barnsley fans who shout Dee Dar know what they are doing but Sheffielders, old and

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We need positive agenda COUN STEVE HOUGHTON, Leader of Barnsley Council I READ with interest the Independent Group's criticism of all we are doing in Barnsley. Labour goes into the local elections with a strong policy agenda. We are proposing over £600m worth of investment in the town and our schools. Our care for older people has been named as being in the top three in the country and that will continue. We have created with our partners over 10,000 jobs, albeit more are still needed. Our economic growth plan will continue the trend. Our neighbourhood policing has given Barnsley the lowest crime rate in South Yorkshire and the Audit Commission says Barnsley Council is wellmanaged and improving year or year. But the job is not done. For example, affordable homes are now a priority and we aim to build at least 1,500 homes for rent, along with lower cost houses for purchase. However, the money for these homes comes from central government. If the Independents want to use public office to fight a political battle with ministers, fine, but experience tells us government investment will go to other towns and cities with a more constructive approach. The local elections in May won't change national government but could change our future dramatically. Barnsley needs a positive agenda or we will get left behind so we must work with government, businesses and communities. Using the council for political posturing will get us nowhere.

young, are unaware of their quirky consonants and vowels. Anyway, the rich-poor divide in such a vast place as Sheffield dictates that the affluent South and West of the city speak in what, for want of a better description, I would call neutral middle-class tones. As for protocol, Ian's Uncle Charlie is probably right: ‘thee tha them as thee thas thee’. Like the French ‘tu’, ‘tha’, a remnant of ‘thou’, can be subtly warm and friendly or wilfully hostile: you wouldn’t be likely to hear an incident of road-rage in Barnsley or a suburb of Paris to be played out in the formal second person plural ‘you’ or ‘vous’ Yes, as Ian fears, in a shrinking world "thee" and "tha", with other dialectal features, will probably disappear in time. But not in our lifetime. Barnsley fans will be entitled to shout Dee Dah for many years to come.

Rulers exempt from charges PHILIP SIDEBOTTOM, Hartcliffe View, Thurgoland HAVING read last week’s Chronicle, I now feel absolutely vindicated in the writing of my last letter published over this topic, where I complained vehemently over the fifty pence per day rise in car parking fees in the town centre It now transpires that the rulemakers, on a nice fat salary I assume, may be exempt from this rise. Not only may they be exempt from the rise, but may also be exempt from the parking charge altogether. Who on earth do these parking-fee dodgers think they are? Time for them to enter the real world and stand up to the mark. I would like to request an answer from the Assistant


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Director of Highways and Engineering (grand title, does it qualify for a free yellow parking badge) Mr Alan Carnall. What exactly is the qualification for a free yellow parking badge? It is not good enough to glibly state “for staff who need a car because of their job”. My wife who works in the town centre also needs a car for her job. Could I please ask for a form from Mr Carnall for us to fill in for a yellow badge. This will save us approximately £1,000 per year in parking fees. I wait for a response with huge excitement, at the prospect of saving £1,000 per annum in parking fees, which would be of great use for us towards our household bills which have risen enormously under New Labour.

We’d all like free parking

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I DO not blame council employees for taking the benefit of free parking – we would all like it and it is that that makes this so unfair. As a worker within the town centre, I require my vehicle to commute to and from work. I do not apologise for this – public transport is infrequent and expensive. Like council employees I too cannot afford to pay £27 per week for parking, but in their case they do not have to. Neither do they have to upset the local residents locating alternative parking in order to avoid parking fines. They have unlimited access to free prime town centre parking. Does the council want us to believe they are so incompetent that 1,050 workers are essential users requiring their own private vehicles throughout the day. When the Chronicle took a quick

look there were around 400 vehicles. Again there is no way all these vehicles were used for business throughout that day. The car parks are still full of council employee vehicles displaying parking permits. The council is obviously taking the issues raised by the Chronicle seriously and dealing in a prompt and efficient manner NOT, I believe they will still be addressing the issues this time next year. Parking charges need to be reduced for all. Much of the street parking which upsets local residents is done by persons working at Barnsley Hospital or Barnsley police station, nurses, police etc. They don't have a say about where they work, neither do they get free parking. They are also workers covering 24/7. Barnsley Council, incompetent as well as hypocritical, springs to mind.

(NAME and address supplied) IT'LL soon be 75 years since Barnsley Town Hall was opened by the then Prince of Wales. It's always been a controversial building. In the early 1930s many people said its construction was a waste of

I AM writing to you regarding Barnsley Hospital. I realise that there are problems with the parking and access to the hospital that will take time to solve. However, I have recently received a letter from them regarding an appointment. The letter is dated March 2008, and still has the old Chief Executive’s name (Sobieraj) on it! (It must be several months since

he left!). Is the new Chief Executive too shy or doesn't she think she will last long enough to be able to keep patients up to date with name changes. (Surely, Mr Firth, the Chairman, must be embarrased at his name appearing above a Chief Executive who is now no longer in post). After all, in this day and age it doesn’t take much to change details on a computer, does it?

confrontational competitor exactly who was cock of the class. Fearless ferret is impressed!

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his studio at Holmfirth. He painted the scene from Dodworth Colliery when he had a studio behind a pub in the former mining village. “It belongs to a man from Manchester who had been left the painting in a will,” explained Ashley. “He sent it over and wanted to know how much it was worth. “I told him I would give him £1,000 for it and he was shocked. I then said that, if the sale went through, I would sell it on for £25,000.” Of course, the painting is on its way back to Manchester.

Changed his mind

Still the same

ARTIST Ashley Jackson had a blast from the past when one of his paintings from 1965 turned up at

SCHOOL has not changed that much, perhaps, in nearly 40 years. ‘What I think of the sixth form’

Praise be!

money because there were so many slums which needed to be demolished. All that controversy belongs to the past but in recent weeks people have been complaining that it has become dowdy. Isn't it time it was given a good scrubbing to bring the

best out of that Portland stone? The former mining college has been cleaned and soon new buildings will be erected in that area, making the town hall look a little under the weather. Come on, councillors, get the place spruced up.

Reason for bringing in workers from outside PHILLIP A LOFTS, secretary, MARCO, Westfield House, Barugh Lane, Barnsley I WAS not surprised to read in the Barnsley Chronicle of the real level of unemployment in Barnsley and the numbers of employees coming into the town from neighbouring boroughs. It is a fact of economic life that when the industrial base is destroyed overnight, as the mining industry was, it becomes necessary to either increase the level of educational motivation

overnight or to bring in skilled labour from outside to fill skilled vacancies and to create new jobs. The latter has obviously happened in Barnsley, as I observe from the volume of commuters' cars passing my door in the rush hour. Not all those who come to Barnsley from other boroughs are white working class and they now account for a sizeable percentage of the workforce of Barnsley. Some come from Leeds, Wakefield, and Kirklees to be local government officers (clerks, planners, etc.) and some from

further afield; to be doctors, nurses, teachers and other professionals we cannot find in UK. I am sure most of us are pleased to see them. There is however, one so-called political party which is not pleased to see non-white people here. The BNP opposes the presence of non-white people in UK. They consider Barnsley to be a white stronghold from which all outside influence should be excluded. That is racism. It is also economic madness; short-sighted and dangerous.

Why I will not be giving Labour my vote ‘ANGRY PENSIONER’

Hospital behind the times

Green risk

It’s time to get our magnificent town hall spruced up.

DUE TO abolishing the 10% income tax rate I have calculated that not only myself but thousands of other pensioners and low-paid will be worse off. I do not object to paying tax if it is based on an increase in income but to increase my tax to give me a lower income is totally beyond belief. However Gordon Brown has stated that no-one will suffer but he does not go further than that and state how that will come

Crow that wants to be cock of the class STONE the crows . . . Local schools might have had difficulty attracting teachers through their doors yesterday but one local school has recently been experiencing problems with an unwanted pupil. The uninvited attendee at Athersley’s Edward Sheerien School, it has to be said however, is a bit of a bird-brain. To be precise, he’s a crow who has been alarming pupils by landing on a window ledge and pecking vigorously at the pane as if demanding entry. It was one of the more knowledgeable pupils who proffered the likeliest explanation: Crows are very territorial and some windows have some form of reflective material built into them. The courageous crow, it seems, believed he was telling a

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THE FERRET was an article in Wanbella 1970, the Wombwell High School magazine, a copy of which has been sent to Ferret. Extracts include: “The males are always kidding the first years on and making them take long detours to get to a place that is only a few hundred yards away . . . ”

about. On the other hand Alistair Darling has said that he will look at it again but not until his next budget but in the meantime everyone affected will have to suffer. Does that mean that any help that he decides to put in place will be retrospective? I very much doubt it. This is not good enough and especially as the local elections are about to take place and unless something is forthcoming from the Government then I for one who has been a lifelong Labour

and the top down. The driver was a middle-aged man with a flowing mane and a smug grin on his face. Although Ferret doesn’t know why he was smirking as judging by the empty seat next to him he wasn’t having much luck with the fairer sex. Nuff said.

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FERRET’S speedometer could be faulty, but he thought he was driving at exactly 40 mph in a 40 mph zone as he came down Ardsley hill the other day. So it came as a surprise when a Barnsley Council dustbin wagon pulled out and overtook him. The wagon driver must have been in a rush because he had driven so close to Ferret’s bumper through Darfield. Ferret respects refuse collectors’ urgency in getting rid of our rubbish. Perhaps if they push the speed up a little more, they could get round to emptying our grey bins more than once a fortnight.

FERRET'S colleague was left a little red in the face this week as he scoured Wombwell High Street for the big scoop only to find out it was a bit pants. When the roving reporter noticed builders checking out his pert backside he thought something was amiss. But the joke was on him when he realised they were in fact looking at the huge rip in the back of his trousers. Ferret thinks it was a good job he wasn’t wearing his usual leopard print thong.

Out of luck WHILE out on his travels Ferret noticed a rather funny registration plate G1 RLS. The car in question was a red Ferrari with leather seats

Barnsley beauties FERRET heard that Sheffield women have been voted the fourth ugliest in Britain. Newcastle’s women came out the best looking and the Glaswegians worst overall. Ferret was dismayed that

YOUR article on the dangers of green-waste processing gives cause for concern. The site in question is bordered by the villages of Hood Green, Dodworth, Gilroyd and Silkstone Common. Of these villages, the last three have schools, playgroups, sheltered housing and nursing homes - which would argue that a fair proportion of their inhabitants are vulnerable to such airborne diseases as aspergillosis. Only Hood Green – small and residential – was notified of the application. Why? Recent news reports remind us that the smell of compost can travel a very long way; indeed one resident of Stourbridge was ‘rendered breathless’ by the Great Stink. How far might fungal spores travel?

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supporter will not be giving them my vote and likewise at the next General Election. When is this government going to tackle the people who are really abusing the system to the tune of millions of pounds ie power companies, building companies, people in charge of multi-national companies (who get paid huge amounts in bonus for failure), banks and also our MPS. And no one gets more than a slap on the wrist. They are all at it and appear to be able to get away with it

“. . . some of them go into the toilets for a smoke . . . ” “The sixth form are not as bad as some people make out . . . ” But the best of the bunch: “. . . most of the boys are all right . . . ” is followed by “I like the different type of skirts they wear . . .”

LIZ PARKHURST, The Crescent, Hood Green

I CANNOT believe that you would waste the front page on silly stories about girls wearing too much make-up at school. If these girls had any respect for the school they would conform to the rules and wear less make-up. As I understand it pupils are allowed to wear a moderate amount of make-up, so why do they feel the need to push the boundaries, and then complain when not allowed to do something? The school should stick to their principles.

Ferret knows there are many surnames which can be spelt different ways but he thought Stacey was one of the more simple ones. So imagine his surprise when he noticed this street sign in Grimethorpe. Barnsley's women did not feature in the top 10. He thinks Barnsley has some true beauties knocking about. For proof, see Chloe Parkinson on Page 15.

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BRIEFLY Concert to mark Ben’s anniversary A CONCERT will be held next month to mark the second anniversary of the death of Barnsley man Ben Clarke. Ben died, aged 25, on May 13, 2006, and his family has planned the event at Birdwell Club which will feature some emerging bands from in and around Barnsley. His sisters, Karen and Helen, have set up a group called Remembering Ben to stage events and raise money for charities which Ben supported. The first event will be the Remembering Ben concert on Saturday, May 10, in recognition of Ben’s love of music. The Headliners, The Dead Rabbits, The Basement Project and Vanquish will all play at the gig. Ben helped Vanquish when the band was formed and his cousin Leo plays in the Basement Project. Any money raised at next month’s event will go the Shelter, the homeless charity.

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NICOLA Richardson lost her 14month-old son Alexander to cot death in February last year. Today his twin, Harrison, is a bitter sweet testimony to what could have been. The Cubley mum wants to make sure her son is never forgotten and also wants to raise awareness of cot death to help find a way to discover its causes. Which is why she is organising a one-mile walk around Cannon Hall Country Park next month in aid of the Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths, a charity which provided information and support when she needed it most.

Nicola, 29, remembers both boys as happy, smiley babies who were starting to develop their own personalities. Harrison was the older by seven minutes and as he grows into a little boy Nicola watches on with pride, but every milestone he reaches reminds her that someone is missing. “Alexander was very cheeky, he was the mischievous one. He would be the first to put his hand into the video player or pull the dvds out of the rack. “Harrison has just started half days at nursery, knowing that Alexander will never do that is really hard. I’m never going to be able to

Thief ‘lucky’ to get bail A WOMAN arrested for shop theft two days after failing to answer bail was told she was ‘lucky’ to be granted bail when she appeared at the magistrates’ court. Michelle Louise Raynor, 31, of Sheffield Road, admitted theft of items, worth £54, from the Au Naturale store and failing to answer bail. She was warned that all sentencing options would remain open by district judge Michael Rosenberg as sentencing was adjourned for reports., Conditions of bail are that Raynor complies with the drug intervention programme and does not enter stipulated town centre stores and shopping areas.

Youth faces trial date A SHEFFIELD youth has appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court accused of having 67 ecstasy tablets in his possession with intent to supply while in Barnsley. Courtney Gladwin, 18, of Myrtle Crescent, is alleged to have committed the offence on August 26 last year. He was committed for crown court trial and ordered to make his first appearance at Sheffield on May 1.

Bus changes CHANGES are being made to school buses after Barnsley Council agreed to extend the right to free transport. The service is being extended as was reported in last week's Chronicle. Children who get free school meals or whose parents are in receipt of the maximum level of working tax credit will be eligible.

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Heartbreak Cubley mum aids cot death research By Steph Johnson

Pampering session: Lisa Hutchinson of Top to Toe Beauty is shown painting nails at the Feel Good Day which was organised by the Health Development Network.

RSPCA to probe pet rabbit killing By Emma Spencer A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy was left distraught after finding his pet rabbit killed in the back garden. One-year-old Molly had been stolen from her hutch and found with blood coming from her head after suffering a heavy blow. It is thought her neck was broken. The incident happened on Wednesday April 9, between 3pm and 4pm at Howard Street, Darfield. Kerry Ashley, Molly’s owner, said: “I can’t believe anyone could do such a thing. “Molly’s hutch was smashed open to get to her. She was just left at the back door. “My six-year-old son discovered her body. I just heard my little boy

screaming. It was absolutely awful.” The RSPCA is investigating the incident and is appealing for anyone with information to get in touch. RSPCA Inspector Sandra Dransfield said: “What happened here was utterly horrendous. We want to hear from anyone who knows anything. “This was a deliberately cruel act that not only caused Molly to suffer and die, but a great deal of pain to the family concerned. “We need to know who did this in order that we can do everything in our power to make sure they don’t do it again.” Calls can be made to the RSPCA cruelty hotline on 0300 1234 999.

watch him play football or do anything like that.” Nicola and husband Ian have two other children, 11-year-old Thomas and nine-year-old Jack. They make sure Alexander, whose photograph is dotted around their home, remains part of the family at all times. Nicola added: “Whenever people ask me I say I have four children, sometimes it leads to further questions and it makes people uncomfortable but If we don’t talk about him it’s like he never existed.” ● The FSID’s walk takes place on Saturday May 17, for more information visit

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Action time: Ian and Nicola Richardson with children Harrison, Thomas and Jack.

A MAN accused of performing a sex act and urinating on the floor at Barnsley hospital told Barnsley Magistrates’ Court his actions were the result of a medical condition. Damien Crookes said he was suffering an infection which meant he couldn’t pass urine and pain from kidney stones. He maintained he had been drinking to combat the pain, adding that his problem was continuing and that he was facing surgery. Crooks, 24, unemployed, of Hurst Green, High Green, admitted being drunk and disorderly at Barnsley hospital on April 7. He was fined £100 with £60 costs and a £15 victim surcharge. He was also bound over to keep the peace for 12 months in the sum of £100. Jayne Ormrod, prosecuting, said Crooks was seen performing the sex act in a cubicle within the accident and emergency department. Told his action was inappropriate, he said it relieved the pain and continued despite the fact he could be seen by others. When next visited, he was found to be asleep but also to have urinated on the floor and, when spoken to about that, became aggressive and threatening putting staff in genuine fear. Crookes, added Mrs Ormrod, also shouted at police officers who said he exhibited the usual signs of intoxication. He was kept in custody for five-and-a-half hours.

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BRIEFLY Man faces drug charge A MONK Bretton man has appeared before Barnsley magistrates accused of cultivating 45 cannabis plants and possessing the class C controlled drug with intent to supply. David Archer, 33, of Burton Road, was granted bail to June 17 when the case is scheduled for committal to Sheffield Crown Court.

Celebration time for band BARNSLEY samba band Ritmo Unido is celebrating its tenth anniversary with several performances around Yorkshire. The band will perform at Wath May Day festival, Holmfirth festival of folk and Shepley Spring festival, when band members will don new uniforms. Ritmo Unido practise at Pads, Grove Street, and would welcome new drummers. The band teaches samba rhythms.

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Barred surgeon ‘was in Guy’s Hospital probe’ By Steph Johnson A SURGEON accused of botching breast reconstructions in Barnsley was previously involved in compensation claims from cancer patients who were misdiagnosed and later died. Dr Puvan Markandoo, who was suspended by Barnsley hospital bosses in July 2006, worked at Guy’s Hospital in London from 1995 to 1996. She was one of the doctors treating two mums with young children who feared they had breast cancer; they were repeatedly given the all clear by Guy’s until the disease became terminal. The women’s families received compensation after their deaths but the matter was settled out of court and Guy’s did not admit liability.

Frances Swaine, of Leigh Day and Co solicitors, handled one of the cases. This week she told the Chronicle: “We alleged on behalf of the family that Dr Markandoo played a part in the misdiagnosis of breast cancer. There were other doctors involved.” Dr Markandoo was appointed as a consultant at Barnsley in January 2005, and she is under investigation by the General Medical Council for her alleged conduct at the hospital. One of the allegations against Dr Markandoo, who also ran the breast clinic, is that she failed to spot breast cancer in a Dodworth mum whose health was being monitored because she had a family history of cancer. Doctors do not have to reveal details of any legal action involving their work to prospective

employers unless the matter is continuing. Hospital medical director David Hicks said: “We were not made aware of this case.” Director of HR Susan Tyler added: “The recruitment process for the post was as per our usual standard and involved adverts, application, interview and references. “References were taken up from recent and reputable employers.” At least 28 breast cancer patients are taking legal action against the hospital over failed reconstructive surgeries. The hospital has admitted negligence to an LA Steele client seeking damages for the complications she suffered after undergoing two failed reconstructions by Dr Markandoo.

Barnsley football players Dennis Souza and Diego Leon dined with eight lucky pupils from Keresforth Primary School. The Barnsley stars were invited by the school as part of the healthy schools’ campaign and enjoyed a school meal before visiting every class to speak to the children. Souza and Leon emphasised the importance of a healthy diet before showcasing their football skills with year five and six pupils. Headteacher Kathy Mitchell said: "It was a great afternoon for the school and the players were very friendly and approachable, they were great ambassadors for the club. The kids really enjoyed it."

ST George’s Church is holding two community events over the bank holiday weekend. The first is a community barbecue on Saturday May 3 from 3pm to 6pm. It will be held on the grassed area near the Arches pub. The second: an outdoor all-age celebration in the church grounds on York Street, on May 4, 4pm to 6pm.

Carol leads workshop AN INDUSTRIAL disease lawyer from Barnsley led a workshop at a conference about the dangers of asbestos. Carol Gill, of Raleys Solicitors, conducted the TUC-organised session in Sheffield.

Quacking tale: Honk cast members (left to right) Laura Frankland, Laura Mullholland, Hayley Youngman (Ida), Ashley Cleary (Drake), Laura Copley, Kelly Allen and Sheridan Sherratt.

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THERE once was an ugly duckling...and Barnsley College students are performing a show based on the

istics. The show, which won an Olivier award in 2000, was created by the same writers who adapted Mary Poppins

for the stage. Department head Julian Rowe said: “It is a good show.” For tickets call 216216.

Former athletics champ for high jump By Ian Harley A FORMER athletics champion appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court in custody as a result of threatening to take his life on release from police custody. Matthew Bailey, arrested for shop theft, feared the effect it would have on his parents. He also feared the offence meriting a ‘big spread in the local paper’, said solicitor Gerard Casey in mitigation. Bailey, 27, of Moorland Terrace, Cudworth, admitted theft of four bottles of spirits, valued together at £64.94, from

Old Mill Lane’s Asda store. He also admitted going prepared for theft through possession of a pair of clippers. District judge Michael Rosenberg told Bailey he was ruling out custody as he adjourned sentencing for the the preparation of reports. Instead, he was looking at a community sentence combining punishment with rehabilitation. Bailey was bailed to May 16 but only after he had assured the judge the suicide threat was made when upset at what his parents might think and that he

was ‘fine’ an hour later. Jayne Ormrod, prosecuting, said Bailey was apprehended by staff after he had used the dog clippers to remove security tags from the bottles during a visit to the changing room in the clothes department. He told police he had initially intended stealing the bottles but had then changed his mind. He had, however, been cautioned for shop theft in the past. Mr Casey told the court Bailey’s ‘promising career’ as an athlete, specialising in middledistance running, had been halted by a debilitating chronic

fatigue. As a result, he had not worked for six or seven years and was currently in receipt of income support. The offence took place on Sunday when he was feeling particularly bad, having been in bed for two weeks suffering something akin to an extreme case of flu. In many respects, he wanted to be caught because he needed further help with his condition. The threat to kill himself, however, was ‘hyperbole’ on his part with there being no history of self harm or mental illness.

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BRIEFLY Accused assaulted his mum BRETT Wassell, 27, of Main Street, Goldthorpe, has admitted assaulting his mother, Gillian Mary Wassell, and failing to answer bail. District judge Michael Rosenberg adjourned sentencing for reports after stating he was ruling out a custodial sentence. He was, he said, considering a community order combining punishment with rehabilitation. Wassell was granted bail to May 13 with conditions that he does not contact the complainant, does not go within 100 metres of her home and reports at Barnsley Police Station on May 12.

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A WARD for old folk and stroke victims at Barnsley hospital was shut twice in the space of a month because of a bug. The closures on ward 20 during December and January totalled 24 days and were caused by norovirus, which causes sudden vomiting and diarrhoea. The figures were revealed in a report put to the hospital directors yesterday. The first shut down lasted 14 days and ten patients caught the bug, just two days after the ward reopened it was closed again. This time 16 patients and one member of staff fell sick, although in four of the cases separate strains of superbug C.diff were found to be the cause of illness.

A medical ward was also hit by norovirus, in mid-December, when 14 patients and six members of staff were taken ill and beds were closed for ten days. A hospital spokesman said patients continued to receive care but new admissions were not accepted, the wards have since undergone a ‘deep clean’. She added: “Norovirus cases are an extremely common issue for all hospitals and health care settings as they are highly contagious and can spread easily from person to person. “They are also at their most virulent during the winter.” Meanwhile the hospital’s infection control team has been praised for exceeding its target to cut the number of C.diff cases; it achieved a reduction that was 38

per cent higher than expected. Director of nursing Julliette Greenwood said: “There has been a phenomenal effort throughout the hospital and the wider health care community to ensure infection control remains our top priority and I am delighted that we have managed to slash our C. diff rates by over 40 per cent since the New Year. “With the relentless commitment of staff in adhering to the strict infection control measures in place as well as the encouragement and promotion of regular hand washing by visitors, I am confident we can continue to tackle infection control effectively.”

United effort: Barnsley hospice fund-raisers Sue Miller and Janet O'Hara (right) are shown with TV presenter Sam Nixon and Carl Firth of T-shirt printers Vortex.

TV presenter launches walk By Steph Johnson

Jury may hear Amber’s inquest By Emma Spencer THE inquest on the teenager who was killed while playing with friends in a quarry at Grimethorpe is expected to be heard by a jury. Amber Worth, 13, was crushed by a boulder a year ago but no date has yet been fixed for the inquest. The police and the Crown Prosecution Service conducted a nine month investigation into her death and ruled there was insufficient evidence to bring a case of corporate manslaughter against the owners of the quarry, Carlton Brick. Once the coroner has returned a verdict the Health and Safety Executive will begin its own investigation, under its own legis-

Amber Worth. lation, taking the coroner's findings into account.

If the executive does decide to take further action it wouldn't be as serious as manslaughter charges. A spokesperson for the executive said: "Things won't move forward until after the inquest. At the moment the only HSE involvement is for the coroner’s enquiries and after that we will look at whether there is any action to be taken." Only a fortnight ago the Chronicle reported how youngsters were damaging security fencing around the quarry, erected in the aftermath of the accident, so they could get in and play. Police have appealed to children to keep out of the Carlton Brick site to avoid another tragedy.

TV presenter and former Pop Idol hopeful Sam Nixon is launching this year’s hospice ladies only midnight walk. The Barnsley favourite will release hundreds of balloons at the start of the 13-mile walk

on June 14, which this year has a pink theme and starts at midnight. Last year hundreds of women of all ages tramped through Barnsley’s streets in their pyjamas and raised nearly £50,000. The oldest walker was 91. Fund-raiser Sue Miller said:

“Last year 450 took part and this year we’re hoping for 600. “We also letting people who can't take part in the walk take part in the balloon release by writing a message to put on a balloon to be released.” For details call Sue on 244244.

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WENTWORTH Castle is offering twitchers a dawn chorus walk with an RSPB warden next month. One of the parkland rangers will also be on hand to explain the morning sights and sounds. The walk starts at 4.30am on May 3, booking is required, call 776040.

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LUNDWOOD CHURCH is looking for old photographs to include in its 75th anniversary celebrations. Parish priest, Father James McAskill is appealing for anyone to loan church pictures for a display. They will be compiled into a display and put up during the weekend of May 10 and 11 when the celebrations take place. A garden party with barbecue, live music, stalls and children’s activities will be held on Saturday May 10, 2pm to 6pm and a celebration service with guest preacher will take place on Sunday May 11, 10.30am. Father James said: “We are working on a display so people walking through can look and say ‘oh that is so and so’ and that they remember this and that. “I came to this church with no records of anything. “The church itself does not have any old photographs or statements about anything so to see something would be nice.” ● Father James can be contacted at the church in 208690.


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BBS joins Civic Trust BARNSLEY Building Society became the 100th member of the town’s Civic Trust. Marketing manager Samantha CameronCarruthers joined when the Civic Trust celebrated its first anniversary. She said getting 100 members was a significant achievement for the trust. At the anniversary celebration, at Chilli Restaurant, chairman Garreth Bruff outlined the progress the trust had made and how it wanted to progress.

Trio named as winners THREE town centre businesses have been named winners in a contest to decorate shops and market stalls in red and white. Pats for Pants on Barnsley indoor market, Staniforth’s bakery in the Arcade and Shop Mobility on Shambles Street won the competition, which was organised to raise support for Barnsley FC’s FA Cup campaign.

On the ball: Barnsley FC player Diego Leon was at Holgate School this week facing questions from pupils (left to right) Jonathan Ogden, Joshua Short and Claire Hibbard with headteacher Ms J Rothery.


BARNSLEY Library is looking for bookworms to join its first readers’ group. Monthly themes will be introduced throughout the National Year of Reading, the first will be escapes. The introductory meeting will be held from 5.30pm to 6.45pm on Monday June 16 and the group will gather again every third Monday. Call 762313.

Mini beer festival A MINI beer festival is being held in a town centre pub featuring ales from Barnsley’s award winning Acorn brewery. Seven cask-conditioned ales will be available at the Joseph Bramah for ten days from May 1. Drinkers will be asked to vote on their favourites and the top two could then be put on the bar permanently.

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AN ATHERSLEY North man charged with an offence of house burglary was committed for crown court trial when he appeared before Barnsley magistrates. Lindsay Kyle Darkins, 20, of Ollerton Road, is also charged with causing criminal damage to a motor car and with threatening behaviour. He was granted conditional bail to make his first appearance at Sheffield Crown Court on May 6.

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BRIEFLY Cancer screening offered BARNSLEY hospital is offering bowel cancer screening to people who apply for a home testing kit. The samples are sent away to a lab and if any abnormalities are detected a colonoscopy will follow with hospital physician Dr Ash Soliman, one of only 100 practitioners in the country to be given an accreditation for bowel screening. Dr Soliman said: “We already have high standards for the colonoscopies performed at Barnsley hospital and the accreditation means our standards are now even higher.” Offers to take part in the test are being sent to those aged 60 to 69. Members of the screening team will be explaining the programme at a stall in the Alhambra until Sunday.

Woman denies drug offence A 57-YEAR-OLD woman has appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court accused of possessing amphetamine with a street value of about £1,200. Janet Newton of Cemetery Road, Barnsley, denies possession of 166 grams of the class B controlled drug with intent to supply. She was granted unconditional bail to June 18 when the case is scheduled for committal to Sheffield Crown Court.

Town folk fill their boxes MORE than 3,000 shoe boxes filled with gifts were sent by Barnsley people to needy children in Eastern Europe. Churches, schools and families across the borough collected on behalf of the Samaritans Purse appeal for Belarus. At a meeting in Birdwell Methodist Church coordinator Michael Thacker told volunteers that he knew from his own trips abroad what a difference the donations can make.

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BIG’s cash rules not helpful but not unlawful By John Threlkeld THE Electoral Commission has found no evidence that the Barnsley Independent Group’s financial arrangements are unlawful. Nor is there any evidence to indicate that any reportable donations to the party have not been properly reported to the commission. However, ‘the absence of a party bank account and use of a private account of a party member was not helpful in ensuring transparency of the party’s finances,’ says the commission in a letter to the group. Last October questions were asked about the group’s financial arrangements, including the lack of a bank account and the use of a private account. The matter was referred to the Electoral Commssion, the regulatory body for political parties,

‘The absence of a party bank account and use of a private account of a party member was not helpful in ensuring transparency of the party’s finances’ by ‘a variety of sources’. William H M Hoyland, solicitor, acting on behalf of the BIG, has issued a statement following the letter from the commission. It states that no formal investigation has ever been initiated by the commission into the affairs of the group. In addition, there was no evi-

dence that the group’s financial arrangements were unlawful, there was no evidence that donations have not been properly reported — in fact no donations have been made — and that annual accounts have been submitted. ‘The Electoral Commission has concluded that it does not intend to pursue any further action in relation to the group,’ adds the statement. And the Electoral Commission’s letter was ‘a clear vindication of the good names and characters’ of the Independent group. According to the Electoral Commission there is no requirement in the Political Parties, Elections and Referendums Act 2000 for a registered party to have its own bank accounts. BIG leader Coun Ron Fisher said: “I am delighted with the news.”

Man faces crown court A PLATTS Common man has appeared before magistrates on 17 counts of making or possessing indecent pictures of children. Peter Martin Woods, 26, of Silkstone View, was granted unconditional bail to June 17 by Owen Gleadall, presiding. His case is then scheduled for committal to Sheffield Crown Court.

Wentworth dog walk DOG owners are invited to take their pooches for a walk around Wentworth Castle park next Saturday. A volunteer ranger will lead the stroll, which starts at 2pm outside the Long Barn visitor centre.

Mick Clapham’s surgery MP for Barnsley West and Penistone, Mick Clapham, will hold a surgery at Highstone Road WMC, Worsbrough Common, tomorrow, from 10am to 12 noon.

Teen sentenced to three months By Ian Harley MARK Cave made four unwelcome visits to his parents’ home during Monday evening. He threatened to smash all the windows if not allowed inside. Barnsley Magistrates’ Court was told Cave has three previous convictions for causing damage there, one for assaulting his mother and another for threatening behaviour. The incident, said Jayne Ormrod, prosecuting, came to an end when Cave accompanied his mother as she walked to a nearby address, refusing to leave her

alone. Cave, 19, of no fixed abode, admitted harassment of Janet Harrod. He was sentenced to three months of youth custody and made subject to a restraining order - preventing from going within a mile of his parents’ home in Longsight Road, Mapplewell, - until further notice. District judge Michael Rosenberg told Cave it was “very sad state of affairs” when a son appeared desperate to get back on good terms with his family

but he could not ignore his previous convictions. For Cave, Alyson Goldsmith said it appeared “unsatisfactory” that the only solution in the case was custody. All the offences related to homelessness and Cave’s unsuccessful attempts to persuade his parents to allow him to return to the family home after his exclusion for bad behaviour. He accepted his behaviour had been unacceptable but had been unable to come to terms with his exclusion.

Happy squaddie: James Fitchett shows his joy at receiving gifts from home.

Meet best-smelling squaddie By Adam Civico TERRITORIAL Army soldier James Fitchett was the bestsmelling squaddie in Afghanistan thanks to Chronicle readers. James, 38, of Sheffield Road, Penistone, flew to Kabul in October for a six-month tour and was working with British and American squaddies to train the Afghan military. And following an appeal in the Chronicle he received

dozens of boxes of toiletries and magazines that made his tour more comfortable. The parcels were sent via the TA barracks on Wakefield Road and the first he was aware of it was when one of the boxes arrived. James, a civil servant in Sheffield, said: “I received shower gel, bars of soap, deodorants, underwear and tooth brushes. “It was very welcome and I certainly did not need to buy

any toiletries when I was out there. “I gave some away to others because I got much more than anyone else.” James, who has been in the TA 18 years, said the Afghan people were very friendly and the mood in Kabul was pretty optimistic. Two colleagues from Barnsley were posted in Helmand Province and also received the packages from Chronicle readers.

School attendance has improved By Adam Civico SCHOOL attendance in Barnsley has improved, according to figures released by Barnsley Council. In the 2000 to 2001 school year, attendance at primary schools was 93.3 per cent and at secondary schools 89.2 per cent. But last school year those figures had improved to 94.6 per cent and

92.2 per cent respectively. The figures have come out as the government has set new attendance targets for councils to meet. The move is part of an effort to reduce persistent absenteeism — classed as truancy equivalent to at least one day a week. A Barnsley Council spokesman said the council had already been focussing on persistent absen-

teeism, which affects pupils’ achievement. “We have successfully focused on this group of pupils, in secondary schools, for a number of years. We have reduced the numbers of persistently absent students by 47 per cent in five years.” In 2005 to 2006 about seven per cent were persistently absent.

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Man admits damaging a letter-box AN HOYLAND man who admitted threatening behaviour and criminal damage at the home of a woman was made subject of a community order with alcohol-treatment and supervision requirements when he appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court. Robert Hunter, 22, of York Street, had admitted using threatening behaviour to Paula Jones and damaging a letter box at her home at an earlier hearing. He was additionally ordered to pay £20 compensation and £40 costs by district judge Michael Rosenberg who told him the offence meant he had lost the claim to being a man of good character. For Hunter, Walter Brook said he was suffering real depression having turned to drink when faced with ‘relationship problems’.

Accused to face trial A ROYSTON man accused of a burglary offence at a local WM Club is to face trial at Sheffield Crown Court. Mark Trevor Grice, 38, of Doles Avenue, is charged with entering Royston WMC as a trespasser with intent to steal on January 28. He was granted unconditional bail to appear at the higher court on May 1.

Resident on drugs charge AN ATHERSLEY North man has appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court charged with possession of ofketamine, a class C controlled drug. Simon Cross, 22 of Trowel Way, was granted conditional bail to June 13 when his case is scheduled for committal for hearing at Sheffield Crown Court.

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Riding charity mounts fight to secure future By Emma Spencer A CHARITY is hoping to raise up to £1m to secure its future. Riding for the Disabled, which offers disabled youngsters riding lessons and the opportunity to work with horses, has drawn up plans to build an indoor arena complete with stables, office, viewing gallery, kitchen and classroom. The existing stables, currently housing eight horses, will become hay barns, and the organisation hopes with the new facilities it will be able to take on three more horses. It will cost at least £600,000 to build the arena, and £20,000 to relocate the stables, allowing the charity to give riding lessons after dark and during the winter. This will raise an extra £40,000 per year. Its main source of income is donations for lessons and providing football parking on matchdays but due to last summer’s bad weather the

‘We have done some scheduling and if we don’t get up and running within ten years we won’t be here’ majority of lessons had to be cancelled, losing them 80 per cent of its usual revenue for the year. Connie Thorpe, RDA secretary, said the group couldn’t sustain another summer like last year because it uses the summer’s profits to see it through the winter. She said: “We have done some scheduling and if we don’t get up and running within ten years we won’t be here. “Without an indoor arena we are at the mercy of the

weather. “When it is a beautiful summer’s day we can have riding lessons from 9.30am all the way through to 6pm without too much hassle. “When it gets to the winter we can’t do anything past 3.30pm. We could earn £40,000 extra income just by being able to deliver what we want such as hiring the arena out to pony clubs etc. “It wouldn’t just be for equestrian use, for example. “The day we want to open it we want to do a barn dance in the evening. “There are a lot of things we can do to make it more accessible for people in Barnsley, not just disabled people.” Connie said the organisation is waiting to see if planning permission is granted before starting to fund-raise and hopes to make as much as possible itself before approaching funding bodies.


By Emma Spencer WORK on the redevelopment of Barnsley markets is on course to begin in the autumn. Developers 1249 have submitted detailed plans for landscaping, paving and tree planting between Cheapside, May Day Green and Kendray Street. It is part of larger plans, approved by the council in 2006, to bring new retail, leisure and residential facilities to the town centre which include a new market hall, public amphitheatre, outdoor market, multi-storey car park and pedestrian links. Underground works on water, gas and electricity services in preparation for the markets project have been going on around the town centre over the last couple of months. Council leader Steve Houghton said: “Discussions are still progressing with both contractors and the funders. The target date was this year and we are still working to get a start this year. “It takes forever because it is complex and there is that much money involved but people want to see bulldozers. The market is the big one and what everybody is waiting for, including me.”

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BRIEFLY Teenager could get jail term AN HOYLAND Common teenager facing sentencing for criminal damage and vehicle-interference offences was warned he could face custody when he appeared at the magistrates’ court. Tony Hilton, 18, of Fearnley Road, received the warning from district judge Michael Rosenberg as he adjourned sentencing for the preparation of reports. He was granted bail to Monday with conditions that he lives at the address given, complies with a 9pm to 7am curfew, does not enter licensed premises and does not go to Longfields Crescent or Kirk Balk. Hilton admitted criminal damage to and interference with a Renault car owned by Stephen Adderley and damage to a uPVC door owned by Neil Yeardley. Mr Rosenberg told Hilton that there were a number of aggravating features to the offences, not least of which, was his record.

Man faces trial date A CUNDY Cross man charged with a burglary offence at a local garage was committed for crown court trial when he appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court. Christopher Clayton, 31, of Armyne Grove, is charged with entering Cundy Cross Service Station with intent to steal on December 6 and with handling audio equipment etc, the property of John Greaves and David Hyde. Scheduled to make his first appearance at Sheffield Crown Court on May 6, Clayton was granted bail with conditions of residence and reporting once a week at Barnsley Police Station.

Accused says not guilty A KENDRAY man has appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court charged with assaulting his wife. John Green, 32, of Colley Crescent, entered a not guilty plea to assaulting Mandy Green on Sunday. He was granted bail to June 2 with conditions he lives at his mother’s home in Birch Road, does not contact the complainant and does not go to Colley Crescent.

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By Emma Spencer PLENTY of cute canines and handsome hounds have been entered into the Chronicle’s Dandy Dog competition. And there is still time to enter your own pet. Just fill in the attached entry form and return it to us along with a recent photo of your dog. Top prizes have been lined up for the winner and runners up and the main sponsors once again are Vets4Pets of Wilthorpe Road. They are giving the winning dog £500 worth of free veterinary treatment and nine runners up a single free booster vaccination. Associate sponsors Stan Plus Stan 2 professional photographers of Shambles Street are offering the winner a session and 12 x 10 photograph worth £170. Nine runners up will get a session and framed 5 x 7 picture worth £100. Supersheds of Wakefield Road will provide the winning dog with a dog kennel and enclosure worth up to £250 and Angela Tubb Fine Artist ( a spe-





People’s schemes THE following planning applcations were submitted to Barnsley Council for consideration this week: Ricco’s Pizza, of Blacker Road, Mapplewell, a two-storey rear extension to the property; Mr G L Alton, of 24 Nunnington Way, Kirk Sandall, Doncaster, resubmission of outline permission to build one house at 152 Churchfield Lane, Darton; Mr John Fairclough, of 6 Falconer Close, Darton, a two-storey side extension to the house; Mr and Mrs Allsopp, of 15 Cranborne Drive, Darton, timber decking to the rear of the property; Mr J Lees, of 2 Hilltop, Cawthorne, change of use of land to form an extension to the domestic curtilage with a garden store and car parking space adjacent to the house.


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Please send your entry to Cherry Martin, Dandy Dog Competition, Barnsley Chronicle, 47 Church Street, Barnsley S70 2AS. Or email it to It must reach us by 5pm on WEDNESDAY MAY 14. If you wish your photograph to be returned, please write your name and address on the back of the photograph and enclose a stamped addressed envelope. E-mail entries must contain the dog’s name and your name and address. All postal entries must include an original copy of this form.

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Resident remanded By Ian Harley AN ATHERSLEY man charged with breaching bail conditions for the third time was remanded in custody for 24 hours when he appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court. Adam Clifford Ford, 26, of Hilltop Avenue, admitted breaching bail by entering the Asda store on Sunday. Jayne Ormrod, prosecuting, said Ford was due to appear at Sheffield Magistrates’ Court the following day. He told police he had attended the store to use the hypodermic needle exchange. For Ford, Peter Howard said he had used the needle exchange but then foolishly decided to do some shopping. The only thing he hadn’t done, added Mr Howard, was reoffend.

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Theatre group rock ’n’ rolls with it ... By Ian Harley BARNSLEY Rock ‘n’ Roll team is hoping its newlywon friends from Barnsley Amateurs Musical Theatre Group will be at tonight’s charity rock ‘n’ roll night at Birdwell Club. The linkup was formed when Ken and Margaret Wright, who make up two-thirds of the rock ‘n’ roll team, were invited to take part in the amateur’s recent production ‘When The Lights Go On Again’, at the Lamproom Theatre earlier this month. Now the rock ‘n’ rollers hope the amateurs will enjoy a glimpse into their world. The event, being staged from 7.30pm to 1am at the team’s new ‘home’, is to feature live music from Colin Paul and The Persuaders together with John and Brian’s ‘Record Hop’.

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4p a pint tax rise puts ‘another nail in the coffin’ for pubs By Adam Civico MP Eric Illsley says the nation is in danger of losing a national institution - the pub industry. He claims many pubs and clubs face a bleak future because of the 4p a pint tax increase introduced in the budget, combined with the impact of the smoking ban and competition from supermarkets. And unless action is taken he said Britain is in danger of losing a ‘national institution’ - as well as thousands of jobs - because the beleaguered pub industry cannot cope. Speaking in the House of Commons on Monday, when

MP Eric Illsley MPs debated the Finance Bill, he said: “I am the honorary adviser to the Northern Federation of Licensed Victuallers Associations, which, like most people in the

pub industry, is concerned about the increases in alcohol duties, particlaly that on beer. “Duties on other alcohol are not as punitive and are not having the same effect on the pub industry.” He said various estimates showed between 30 and 60 pubs were closing each week and went on to say: “One problem the beer industry faced last year was the smoking ban, which has had an effect on pubs and clubs. “The industry has not complained about that and has accepted it, but the Government’s increasing of beer duty has put another nail in the coffin of pubs and

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A CUDWORTH man accused of two houseburglary offences was committed for crown court trial when he appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court. Gary Standish, 31, unemployed of Somerset Street, is alleged to have entered a house in Summerdale Road, Cudworth with intent to steal on November 27 and another in York Street, Cudworth on January 3. He was bailed to make his first appearance at Sheffield Crown Court on May 6 with conditions he lives at the address given, complies with a 7pm-7am curfew and the drug intervention programme, and does not contact three prosecution witnesses.


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A DARFIELD man will appear as a contestant on Countdown this afternoon after years of trying to get on the words and numbers quiz programme. Harry Barnett, 70, a volunteer Methodist preacher of Margaret Close, Darfield, has hardly missed an episode since the show started in 1982. He had previously auditioned about seven times. He said he kept calm, but still finds it easier to play the game from his armchair. "It was absolutely brilliant and it's one of those experiences to be remembered,” he said.

DISTRICT NEWS Bail for father, 24, who spat at former partner By Ian Harley A KENDRAY man who assaulted his former partner by spitting at her was told he was “despicable” when he appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court. David Loveland, 24, unemployed, of Gerald Road, admitted assaulting Clare Kemp on Wednesday, April 16. Appearing before the court in custody, he was granted bail to May 8 with conditions that he lives at the address provided, does not contact the complainant through solicitors and does not go within 100 yards of her home. District judge Michael Rosenberg said the offence was aggravated by a previous offence committed against the same complainant as he adjourned sentencing for the preparation of reports. Joanne Lewis-Crooks, prosecuting, said Loveland had been at the complainant's home to discuss access to

his children but an argument started when he said he wanted to rekindle their relationship and she said it wasn’t going to happen. It escalated when he spotted a lovebite on her neck, asked questions about it and was told it was none of his business. The complainant was spat at several times before succeeding in getting him out of the house and shutting the door. She also feared she was going to be struck by him, noticing that his fists were clenched as she wiped her face. Arrested at his parents' home later, Loveland accepted he had spat at her two or three times but maintained that was to keep her away after she had “gone for” him. For Loveland, Jack Danaher said he was adamant that he had never made any attempt to hit the complainant. He maintained she was hitting out at him as he was leaving the property.

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Outdoor kids: Carlton School Nursery children with teacher Sarah Cox in their waterproof dungarees which were bought with a donation from parents. The children wore their new outfits this week when they visited Silverwood Scout Camp Outdoor Activity Centre. Picture by Scott Bairstow

A CHURCH celebrating its 150th anniversary has organised a two year calendar of events. St Thomas’s Church, Worsbrough Dale, kicked off the celebrations with a reminiscences day on Saturday April 12 and will be holding further events throughout the summer. The next celebration will be a heritage day on May 16 and will feature hymns and music from five centuries. Members of St Thomas’s hope that all the events planned will bring the community together, something that has been important to the church since it was built.

COMMUNITY CALL Ardsley Wesleyan Reform Church Preacher on Sunday morning was Mr Des Haynes (Brierley) and in the evening it was Rev Colin Braithwaite (Sheffield), who is the Wesleyan Reform Union president. Organist at the evening service was Mrs Vera Louth and three items were performed the Quick Exit Band. Flowers for the communion table were provide by Mrs K Beverley.

Stairfoot and Ardsley Constitutional Club Winning numbers in the members' draw were: 1, 329; 2, 539. The free draw number was 239.

Parish Church Rev Roger Evans conducted morning worship on Sunday and he was also the preacher. This was followed by the parish annual general meeting. There will be a holy communion at the church on Sunday at 10.30am and parishioners will be attending a deanery service at Wentworth at 6.30pm. The fellowship group will meet on Monday at 1.30pm and on Wednesday at 7.30pm. Also on Wednesday, a coffee morning will be held from 10am, during which time the church will be open for prayer. On Ascension Day (Thursday) the luncheon club will meet in the Acorn room at noon. There will be a holy communion service at 7pm. The beavers and scouts will meet on Wednesday at 5.15pm and 7pm respectively and the cubs on Thursday at 6.30pm.

Ladies' social Members of the Ardsley branch of the National Association of Women's Clubs enjoyed an interesting talk on the Gatty family, of Ecclesfield, at their meeting in the community centre last Thursday evening. The speaker was Mr Mel Jones, assisted by his wife, Joan. Rev Gatty, his wife Margaret, and their eight children, were all writers and artists in Victorian England. Mr and Mrs Jones were introduced and thanked by Anne Webster. A raffle prize, donated by Denise Moss, was won by Margaret Armstrong. A special raffle prize, donated to the club by Ardsley Over 55s' club, was won by Denis Moss and this raised £11.50 for club funds. A group night will be held on Thursday at 7.30pm.

Barnsley Ladies' Choir The choir gave a spring concert at Barugh Methodist Church on Monday evening. Rehearsals are held in Ardsley Parish Church on Mondays at 7.15pm and further information about the choir and its activities can be obtained from Joyce Beevers on 754795.

Keel Inn The ladies' dart team went down to a 4-2 home defeat at the hands of The Moulders Arms in a John Smith's League fixture last Thursday night. However, the men's pool team chalked up a resounding 6-1 win on their visit to The Pheasant, Monk Bretton in a Kendal League clash on Monday.

Over 55s' Club A visit to the Downtown shopping centre and garden centre was enjoyed by members and friends on Tuesday.

Oaks WMC Ben Kelly was the winner of the domino handicap finals and Sid Brady was runner-up. The trophies were presented by John Reed. Last Thursday night's quiz master was Bob Stansbury. Terry Fellows won the Sunday afternoon quiz, answering 13 out of 15 questions correctly. Questions were set by Eric Redford. The Sunday lunchtime members' free draw now stands at £60. The open the box number was 51346. Bingo sessions are held every Friday at 9pm.

Athersley The correspondent is Mrs Pat Padgett, 26, Brunswick Close Smithies Tel. 01226 321018 with any items you would like including.

Recreation Centre Premier Leisure run classes from step and aerobics

to circuits and mini gym available at various times so there is always something to try. The centre is open Mon 9.00am11.30pm, Tue, Wed, Thurs 3.00pm-11.30pm, Friday 8.00am-2.30pm & 3.30pm11.30pm, Saturday 9.00am4.00pm and Sunday 9.00am11.00pm. Call 299907 for further information.

Slimming World Meets each Wednesday from 6.30pm to 8pm in St Helen’s Church Hall. Joint slimmers of the week with a loss of three pounds, were Jodie Edwards and Lorraine Jackson. Halfstone awards went to Mary Exley, Lorraine Jackson and Sue Tomlinson. Group loss for the week was three stone 12 pounds and six new members were welcomed. From next week there will be a new consultant Donna Selwood. Ring her on 714032.

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Personal Advisor is available at Athersley Cares to support any young person 13-19 years old. Contact Louise on 07757 507513. Louise has drop in sessions on Wednesdays from 3pm to 4pm in the Romero Centre,

Tree top café The luncheon club is on Tuesday 12.30pm to 3pm, so if you would like a good lunch, a dessert and met new friends all for £2.50 then come along. Call 296969.

Line Dancing Tonight, and every Friday evening 8pm-10pm in St Helen’s Church Hall. £1.50 admission. New members of all ages are very welcome.

Romero Centre Monday from 10am-12noon Age concern offers advice and information for the over 50s or just come for a coffee and a chat and meet new people.

Take place on Saturdays, 3.30pm to 5pm at St Helen’s Church, Laithes Lane. The classes are suitable for adults and children aged 5 upwards Cost is £3.50 per person, with family discounts for two or more. New people welcome, just turn up.

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If you would like help with completing job applications or making up a CV, job search, interview technique etc then call into the Romero Centre any Friday from 10am to 3pm. This is a free service.

Barnsley Connects Office Units 5 and 6 Laithes Lane, Athersley: For payments, benefits and general information about Council services. The office is open Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.

Councillors’ Surgery The surgery will be on Saturday from 10am to 12noon and will be a walkabout around Carlton Road, Wakefield Road and Brunswick Close, areas. Ward councillors will be available. To contact Councillors or arrange a home visit please ring 07714325049 for Len Picken, 07894806315 for David Bostwick or Jenny Platts on 07814615715.

Methodist Church On Sunday the service was a United Service at Carlton Methodist Church and the preacher was Mr Richard Baxendale. On Tuesday the Senior Citizens’ Luncheon Club met from 12noon. For information about either of these contact Ivy Buckley on 234998. On Wednesday the bible study group met at 1.30pm led by Deacon Sue Langdale. On Thursday from 9am to 11am the Honeypot Playgroup met. Cost is £1 drop in for coffee and a chat any Thursday, new members welcome. In the afternoon the kids’ club met from 3.30pm young people aged 5 to 11 years are very welcome. Cost is 50p and includes refreshments. If you are going to see the Acorn (Sure Start) project in Hull the party will be leaving Laithes Chapel at 10am prompt.

Arabic Belly Dancing Would you like to get fit at the same time and have fun. Then why not come along. All age groups and abilities welcome. Sessions are £5 per week. The group meets each Tuesday 7.15pm-8.15pm in St Helen’s Church Hall Laithes Lane.

Roundhouse Lifelong Learning Centre The Centre offers a range of learning opportunities and courses, many of which are free. It has a library, free internet access and email accounts.The Centre also offers a Senior Citizens’ Club each Tuesday from 1.453.15pm, which includes bingo and a raffle and costs 30p. Onsite crèche facilities for Centre users are available for children 2-8 years. Contact 244528.

Athersley Cares This week the Girls Action Group helped each other to make mod rock casts of their faces. The girls have also been busy planning their summer itinerary including a trip to Bishops House in Sheffield. Another group of students is continuing with their OCN accredited course researching health & safety issues in a building area. Louise Hawkins a Connexions

Alcoholics Anonymous meet at the Romero Centre on Thursday from 1pm to 2.30pm. This is an open meeting and all are welcome. For more information call in or telephone, Caroline or Margaret on 770390.

On Saturday the first mass of the day was at 8am. Father Rodney Marshall celebrated the Parish Mass at 10am. He welcomed the family and friends of Rio Lewis Robert Bailey who was baptised during the service. Basil Dunning and Jonathan Hinds were Altar Servers. Bible readings were given by Pat Padgett and Bettie Dunning. Father Marshall gave the Gospel reading and the Address. Christine Scott led the intercessional prayers. On sides duty were Sylvia Appleyard and Jennifer Hulme assisted by Alexandra Hulme The Offertory was presented by Elaine Grayson and Linda Calderbank. The Chalice was administered by Sylvia Appleyard and Jennifer Hulme whilst Hilary Brown took Communion to the sick and housebound. At the end of mass Father Marshall congratulated Melvin and Susan Gumbrell on the birth of their daughter Penny Marie, last Sunday and welcomed her to the church family. He also announced that St Helen’s would be getting a curate, Paul Cartwright, later in the year. Mass on Monday and Tuesday was at 9am. To celebrate St. George’s day on Wednesday the Rosary was said at 9.30am with mass at 10 followed by refreshments in the Romero Centre, in the evening there was a sung mass at 7pm followed by a meeting of the Annual Parochial Church meeting. Canon George Nairn Briggs led a discussion entitled Recapturing the Vision and refreshments were served afterwards. Today mass will be at 7pm and tomorrow mass will be at 10am and 5pm. Parish Office on Saturday will be from 10.30am-11.30am for Baptism and Wedding enquires. On Sunday masses will be at 8am and 10am. The Mayor Councillor Len Picken, Mayoress Janet Hensen and local councillors will attended the 10am mass to mark the end of the Mayor’s term of office.

Keep-fit session Suitable for all abilities and age groups from 5pm to 5.45pm every Monday at Athersley North Recreation Centre, £1.50 per session. Everyone welcome. For more information contact Jane on 731297 or call in at New Lodge Community House.

Roundhouse Community Partnership If you are interested in what is happening now or about the future of Athersley, New Lodge and Smithies, the partnership welcomes new members who live or work in the area. Next meeting is on Monday 12th May. For further information contact Father Rodney Marshall on 245361 or Jenny Platts on 07814615715.

Blessed Sacrament Church Confirmation candidates meet for preparation tomorrow at 10.30. Mass on Sunday is

at 11am. On Monday there is a Service of the Word and Communion at 9.30am. On Tuesday Father is available for Confession at 6pm. There is Mass at 6.30pm followed by Growing Together in Faith, a Scripture, prayer and spirituality group. On Wednesday Tots and Tykes parent and toddler group meets at noon and the after-school club at 3.45pm Thursday Mass is at 6.30pm and is followed by a meeting of the Union of Catholic Mothers.

Roundhouse Community Study Support Network Delivers after School provision in Athersley during the school week. This includes homework support, Healthy Eating Projects, Cook and Eat, Computer Certificates, Art & Craft, Drama, Local and much more. Children aged between 8 and 16 are welcome to attend sessions in Athersley South Primary, Athersley North Primary, Richard, Newman Primary, Lifelong Learning Centre, New Lodge Community Centre and Blessed Sacrament Church Hall. Contact Kim Leigh for information on 07967655121 or ring the school on 284223 and ask to be put through to Kim.

Worsbrough St Thomas’s and St James’s The 9.30am service on Sunday will be Holy Communion led by Rev Trevor Keightley. Preacher is Mrs Mary Keightley and the lessons will be read by Ivy Kilburn and Kathryn Crowther. On Thursday at 7.30pm there will be an Ascension Day service, led by Trevor, this is a joint service with members of St Luke's Church, Worsbrough Common. To book baptisms, weddings or away banns please contact Rev Keightley on 286505. The annual general meeting of the parochial church council was held on April 13. Reports were given by church officials. Andrew Hill and Chris Bywell were elected church wardens; Joan Hoyland, secretary; Deanery Synod representatives, Terry Bristowe and Kathryn Crowther; treasurer, Irene Hill. PCC members are Christopher Dupere, Pauline Dupere, Maureen Foster, Derek Firth, Geoff Jenkinson, Dawn Nicholson, Greg Nicholson, Maureen Wood, Mary Keightley.

Hygeia Slimming and Weight Control The group meets on Thursdays at the sports development club, Worsbrough at 2pm. Weight loss of the week went to C Cooper with a two pound loss. For more information call 217357 for details.

Wives' Group The Wives’ Group meeting is on Monday and starts at 8pm in the Parish Hall. Joan Broadhurst is the speaker on the topic of Art Deco.

Dodworth Quiz The winners of the quiz at the Bluebell inn last Tuesday were Karen Donner and Jonny Deakin who won a paint-balling activity for 10.

Brass band The Miners welfare brass band will be holding their AGM on Sunday the 18th May at 10-30am, in the band room.

W.I The monthly meeting of Dodworth W.I will be held on May 6 at 7pm in the Pollyfox Centre.

Methodist Church The weekly fellowship anniversary rally was held on Thursday. W.Phillips presided, Janet Griffiths was soloist. The speaker was J.Waterfield of Wakefield. The music was

performed by the ladies' fellowship group and organist was Edith Bird. The anniversary continued last Sunday with a service at 10.45am. The preacher was Barbara Tewson. The organist was Edith Bird and music and drama were presented by the ladies' group. On Sunday worship will be led by W.Platts at 10.45am. At 6pm on Sunday the monthly evening service will be led by Rev Derek Hinchliffe and will include Holy Communion.

St John’s Church Rev Stephen Race celebrated the Parish Eucharist last Sunday and Harold Bolton was organist. Readings were given by David Allen and Oliver Race, who also led Psalm. The offertory was presented by Mattie Hawkins and Barbara Blackburn. Christine Kirk administered the chalice and Lynn Askey was sidesperson. George Harry White was baptised. On Sunday Parish Eucharist with Sunday school will be at 10am. The annual parishoners’ meeting and the annual meeting will follow at 11.30am. Holy communion will be held on Thursday at 9.30am. The toddlers’ session will be at 2pm.

Reg Hall Lodge The meeting was held last Saturday at 1pm at the Dodworth C's Club. Brother J Severn opened the meeting. Minutes and cash accounts from the previous meeting were read and accepted on proposal from J.Bennett seconded by Lee Pilling. The lodge welcomed L.Perry into the lodge along with his officers. He welcomed the Barnsley Knights Chapter and the President for 1999 was placed into the royal chair. He welcomed M.Hartley and his personal guard into the lodge. The installation to third degree of brother Lee Pilling took place. The ceremony was performed by Malcolm Hartley. Visitors attended from Manchester province, NE Cheshire province, Middlesborough province, West Herts province, Wakefield and Dewsbury province, East Flintshire province, Eccles province, Sheffield province, Ponterfract province, Oldham province, Scunthorpe province, Southport province, Newbury province, Wrekin province, along with E.Herbert, D.Whitenbury, executive R.R Routered, Lincoln Grand Council, G.Beadied, G.Hinett, W.Hepplewhite, I.Charlton, L.Sharpe, J.A Booth, J.C Rowe, W.O Hinds. J.Severn closed the lodge when the meeting was complete.

Honest Dodworth Lodge The meeting was held on Monday at Dodworth C's Club. C.R Edwards opened the lodge. Raffles for the meeting being donated by C.R Edwards, J.V Whitehead and I.Armitage. These were won by C.R Edwards, P.Robinson and J.V Whitehead. Fraternal greetings were given from Towd Waggin Road Lodge 9788, and Reg Hall Lodge 10514, Barnsley province & Peace lodge Wakefield and Dewsbury province. C.R Edwards closed the lodge.

Gawber St Thomas’s Church Services for Sunday: 10.30 am Sung Eucharist, Canon Ian Wildey; 12noon holy baptism; 6pm Evensong, Jan Beauford. Luncheon club is in the community hall at 12 every Wednesday, all welcome.

Lundwood Darby & Joan This week’s Bingo winners were N. Merrills, J. Rylance, F. Price, L. Waltham, A. Cousins, E. Thompson, B. Ellis and M. Skews. Birthday wishes are sent to Hilda Hoyle. On Tuesday the group went out for a most enjoyable lunch, and member’s birthday celebrations at Priory Campus.

Resource Centre Free internet taster courses, learn how to email family and friends, shop online, access government information sites, search for jobs online and much more. For more information please contact Paula on 01226 770617 or 770610, at Priory Campus Resource Centre.

Worsbrough Bridge Cricket club There was disappointment when the games last weekend were rained off. Tomorrow the second XI is in action playing Maltby away in the South Yorkshire league. Wickets are pitched at 1.30. The first XI has no fixture this week.

Birdwell Methodist Church Puppets With a Mission were at the morning service last Sunday, when a congregation of over 60 people attended a lively family service. On Sunday at 10.45am the preacher will be Mr Andy Longe. On Wednesday members and friends are invited to attend St Mary’s Church, Worsbrough for the induction service of Rev Alison Lamb as the new vicar of St Mary’s. This service will be at 7.30pm and because of this there will be no Bible fellowship on Wednesday evening. Birdwell Methodist Church will be in use as a polling station on Thursday. The next ‘coffee with a difference’ afternoon will be Tuesday May 6 at 2pm, with crafts and table games.

Academy Theatre The social club will be holding a Race Night on Saturday at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £5 including pie and peas and are available from the box office. Next meeting is May 13 at 7pm, everyone welcome. The Lives and Loves of Fanny Adams will be on show from April 30 - May 2. Weekday dance classes now running: Mondays: Take 2 Tots Dance and Movement, 2.15-2.45pm, Grade 3 Ballet and Tap, 4pm 5.30pm, Wednesdays: Juvenile Ballet and Tap (min. age 3), 4.00-4.45pm, Gymnastics (basic), 4.45-5.30pm, Street Dance,5.30 -6.30pm, Dancercise, 6.30-7.30pm, Adult Tap, 8.00 -9.00pm, Thursdays: Cheerleading, 4pm 4.45pm, Dance/Gymnastics (advanced), 4.45-5.30pm, Grade 3 Modern, 5.30-6.30pm. Bistro open weekdays from 10am-2pm serving light snacks, jackets, paninis, sandwiches and home made cakes. Volunteers needed for help with backstage, front of house, hair and makeup, costumes and chaperoning. If you would like to get involved call the box office on 744442. add to birdwell pars

St George’s Day Mayor of Barnsley Coun Len Picken, Mayoress Janet Henson and Barnsley West and Penistone Mick Clapham attended last Saturday's St George's Day celebrations, organised by members of the Birdwell Residents' Action Group. A raffle was also held and the winning numbers were: 1, 0210; 2, 0053; 3, 0700; 4, 0327; 5, 0508; 6, 0529; 7, 0307; 8, 0312; 9, 0480; 10, 0495; 11, 0343; 12, 0448; 13, 0544; 14, 0330; 15, 0258; 16, 0314; 17, 0725; 18, 0338; 19, 0354; 20, 0347; 21, 0229; 22, 0066; 23, 0313; 24, 0541; 25, 0007; 26, 0648. To claim contact Jackie Milley on 241918. Academy Theatre free draw: 124, 142, 174, 188, 189, 225. Contact theatre direct on 744442.

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Young people’s group Will be meeting on Monday in the Community Centre New Lodge. They will be holding a talent contest – Lodge Factor. The judges will be the Mayor Len Picken, a Police Officer and a Fire Officer. The winner will receive a Family Bowling Voucher. Refreshments will be served afterwards. Come along and enjoy the fun. New members are welcome subs are only 20p and snacks available. This is run by Stronger Neighbourhood Initiative.

Need a venue? New Lodge Community Centre is available for hire. Reasonable rates. Contact Pat Hardcastle on 242106.

Welfare rights Advice available at Community House, 20/22 Kirkstall Road, New Lodge. A free confidential and impartial 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 on 731297.

Citizens Advice Bureau At Community House, 20/22, Kirkstall Road, New Lodge. Contact Caroline or Margaret at the Romero Centre on 770390 for an appointment.

Giddy Kids Will not meet on Thursday due to local elections.

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St Helen’s Ward Councillors Surgery Will be on Saturday from 10am to 12noon and will be a walkabout around Carlton Road, Wakefield Road and Brunswick Close, areas. To contact Councillors or arrange a home visit please ring 07714325049 for Len Picken, 07894806315 for David Bostwick or Jenny Platts on 07814615715.

Improve your Health and Well Being Explore ways to get fit at the free health drop-in sessions held Thursdays from 9.30am to 11am in the Community House 20/22 Kirkstall Road New Lodge. Get your blood pressure checked and enjoy a free small healthy breakfast. For information contact Sharon or Jane at Community House or telephone 731297.

The Community House Based on Kirkstall Road New Lodge this is where the Stronger Neighbourhood Team and the Romero Project is working to bring a services to the local community. Each Monday the Debt Advice worker from Citizens Advice Bureau is available from 1pm to 5pm to discuss problems paying bills. On Tuesday Welfare Rights offer a free confidential and impartial service giving advice on the Social Security system. Appointments are necessary. Residents can get friendly information and advice every Monday 1pm to 5pm, Tuesday 10am to 3pm, Wednesday 2pm to 7pm. Call in to see Margaret or telephone 731297.

Worsbrough Common St Luke's Church The 11am service on Sunday will be Holy Communion, it will be led by Joan Davies and Rev Trevor Keightley. The preacher will be Rev Trevor Keightley and the lessons will be read by Mrs M Briscoe and Mrs S Rimmington. On Thursday the pensioners’ club is cancelled because the church hall will be the polling station for the local elections. On Thursday at 7.30pm the congregation will join St Thomas’s for a service to celebrate Ascension Day.

Ward Green Baptist Church Tomorrow at 6.30pm there is a farewell do for John and Margaret Walters, who are leaving after 45 years at this church, to be closer to their family in the north of Scotland. Preacher for Sunday at 10.30am is John Walters, followed by get together for John and Margaret. Kingwell Club – for children aged 11 and over – meets Monday at 6.30pm. Prayers for All are on Fridays 9am. The annual general meeting is on May 7 and will include the election of the Deaconate.

Monk Bretton Mencap Centre Games winners at last Thursday’s luncheon club at the Mencap Centre in Burton Road were Tess Durbridge, Josie Pickering, Percy Allen, Joyce Eastwood, Ivy Jones and Kathleen Douglas. Raffle winners were Doris Brown and Dorothy Birkett. There was line dancing on Tuesday and Thursday.

Darby and Joan Club Josie Pickering presided at Monday’s Darby and Joan Club in the Mencap Centre. Raffle winners were Clifford Sawbridge, Blanche Stephenson and Janet Smith. Games winners were Eva Cross, Edith Harding, Dorothy Hepplestone, Hazel Longley, Norah Fowle, Janet Smith, Sue Braisby, Josie Pickering, Clifford Sawbridge, Doris Brown, Betty Jackson, Annice Swift, Margaret Sawbridge and Jennifer Warner.

Pigeon Racing Club The Lundwood Borehole was the starting point for Sunday’s race organised by the Bridge Inn Miler Pigeon Racing Club. Winner in 1 minute 4 seconds was Ernest Chitoriski and second was Mick White in 1 minute 5 seconds. The 11am race on Sunday will be from Monk Bretton Park.

Parish Church The family mass at St Paul’s Church on Sunday was celebrated by Father Nigel Holmes who also gave the address. Readings were given by Sue Burton and Don Booker with prayers led by Beryl Marvin. Sides duties were carried out by Beryl Watson and Pat Kaye who also administered the chalice with Clifford Woffinden. Organist was Robert Barraclough and Daphne Woffinden sang the psalm and gospel acclamation. The offertory was taken by Graham and Lynda Brown. A mass on Tuesday celebrated by Fr Nigel, was followed by a supper at The Norman. There was also a special mass on Wednesday to mark St George’s Day and after the mass yesterday there was a coffee morning. The mass today will be at 6.30pm. Sunday’s family mass will be at 10am. There was line dancing on Wednesday. The ladies’ group met on Monday when the subject was ‘the music of George Gershwin’. The first meeting of the newly-elected church council will be on Monday after the 6pm mass.

The youth club met on Monday supervised by Helen Walker and on Tuesday the brownies and guides were led by Jayne Wragg and Lynne Smith. The development committee met on Wednesday and Barry Haigh was speaker at yesterday’s women’s fellowship. The Sunday morning service will be led by Rev Allen and the evening joint service at Cudworth with Rev P Butler. The recent fashion show raised £171 for the development fund.

Over 50s’ Club The club met on Tuesday in the community centre when raffle winners were Dennis Rhodes and Joyce Randerson. Games winners were Annie Watson, Irene Boydell, Sadie Wilkin, Pat Radford, Jean Egan, Norma Bailey, Janet Sanson, Margaret Holt, Carol Broadhead, Jean Grainger, Janet Stafford and Norma Fowle.

Club closed The youth club, which has been meeting between 7 and 9pm on Wednesday in the Silverdale Drive community centre, has closed. There is a youth club at the Methodist Church. High Street, on Monday between 5 and 7pm.

Butcher’s Arms The pool team lost 4-3 to Monk Bretton last week in the Smithies League. Team was Steve Wainwright, John Lees, Gary Annett, Craig Jackson, Lee Naylor, Eleanor Wainwright and Steve Bruce.

Smithies Wesleyan Reform Church Tonight the church annual general meeting will be held at 7pm. Sunday school meet at 10.45am to practise for the Sunday School anniversary. Afternoon worship at 3pm will be led by Mr R Evans. On Monday the WA meets at 2.30pm when the speaker will be Mrs J Beaufort. The Players meet at 7pm. On Tuesday the Girls' Brigade meet at 6.30pm, last week new members from Holy Cross School were welcomed. On Thursday the Wives' Group meets at 8pm.

Tankersley Glebe Court Crafts The group learn arts and crafts techniques in a supportive sociable group as part of forge arts for health. The sessions are held on Wednesdays at Glebe Court supported accommodation project, Tankersley, from 10.30–12.30pm.

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 6-7.15pm for eight to 11 yearolds and 7.15-9pm for 11 and over.

Pogmoor Methodists The service on Sunday at 6pm will be led by Jeff Sawyer. On Monday the ladies guild meets at 7.30pm. There is no coffee morning on Thursday due to church being used for local elections.

Pilley Methodist Church On Sunday Rev Jon Bellfield will conduct family worship which will include communion at 10.30am. On Tuesday there will be a beetle drive in the school room at 7.30pm. Everyone welcome.

St Paul's Church The service on Sunday at 6.30pm will be Holy Communion led by Rev Keith Hale.

Darfield Almost New Sale An almost new sale is tomorrow at Darfield Wesley Methodist church, Barnsley Road, from 9.15am followed by coffee morning at 10am. At 7pm an illustrated talk on The National Trust in Yorkshire will be presented by Trevor Moody. Tickets are £4 or pay at the door and include refreshments.

Christian Aid Christian Aid Week is May 11 to 17 and the Methodist Church is inviting villagers and other churches to take part. On Sunday May 4 there will be a special service at 10.45am, followed by a hunger lunch at noon. On Tuesday May 13 between 5.45 and 7.15pm there will be a coffee evening with presentations by brownies and guides.

Chief Scout Monk Bretton Air Scout Group was well represented at Sunday’s national scout parade and service at Windsor. Matthew Muirhead, who recently was awarded the Chief Scout’s Meritorious Medal for bravery, had a special invitation with his family. He met the Chief Scout Peter Duncan, the former Blue Peter presenter. Matthew is a leader with the Monk Bretton Group and an explorer scout with the Penistone unit. His brother Jonathan, a patrol leader, also met the chief. His father Stephen, a leader, and his mother Alison also attended the event.

Methodist Church Susan Street led the Sunday morning service at the Methodist Church when stewards were Karen Houghton and John Wilcox. Organist was Rose Denman and church flowers were presented by Mrs Griffiths. The evening joint service with Cudworth church was led by Terry Street. Readings were given by Rev Percy Allen and Rose Denman.

Mark meets Fearne BARNSLEY College student Mark Tingle meets television presenter Fearne Cotton as he picks up a national award. Mark, 17, of Redbrook, won the Celebration of Learning and Skills award at a ceremony in Harrogate. He was recognised for

his achievements academically and as a sport volunteer. Mark suffers dyslexia but is described as a model student by the college, he also plays rugby and devotes much of his time to coaching youngsters. “It was excellent to win the award,” he said.


Barnsley Chronicle, Friday April 25, 2008—

The Gambia Tykes — a bit of Barnsley in Africa


Court round up by

Ian Harley

£4.31 theft led to custody and charges

Local children Kyle Todd and Nathan Russell look at ideas to change their park with Kath Harding and Bev Jenkinson of K2 TARA at Kexborough Uplands Park last Saturday. Picture: Scott Bairstow

Town Talk 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.

Emmanuel Church. Tomorrow the men meet for breakfast at 8.30am. Portuguese Church worships at Emmanuel from 4-6pm. On Sunday 9.15am early morning worship will be led by Rev Mark Reasbeck. Morning worship at 10.30am will be led by Rev Andy Day. Roots for children aged three-14 and crèche facilities are available at this service. Rev Reasbeck will be the preacher at Sunday at Seven contemporary worship. Time for Prayer is on Monday at 9.15am and mothers and toddlers meet at 10am. Barnsley Iranian Christian Fellowship meet for worship and Bible study in Farsi at 4.30pm. Christianity Explored, a ten week course looking at different aspects of the Christian faith, continues at 7.30pm. For information contact Mark Reasbeck tel 207208. Community coffee morning is on Tuesday between 10.30am and 12noon and includes stalls. Tuesday Club for ages five-11 meets at 3.45pm. On Wednesday Little Fishes toddler group meets at 1pm. On Thursday brownies meet at 6pm and guides meet at 7.30pm. Membership classes for those interested in becoming church members begin at 7.30pm.

The next meeting is on Wednesday in the community hall of the YMCA, Pitt Street, Barnsley. The speaker will be Mr F Johnston and the subject will be policing in Hong Kong. Coffee will be available from 10.30am and the meeting will start half an hour later at 11.

By Katia Harston THREE Barnsley men have returned from a holiday as the proud sponsors of a Gambian football team. David Emmingham and friends Richard Silcock and Philip England, went to the West African country for a sporting holiday and came back as sponsors of a youth

Last Sunday divine service was conducted at 10.30am by Mr G Tovey and 6pm by Mr T Naylor. The organist was Mrs J Dore and the communion table flowers were provided by Mr and Mrs T Naylor. On Sunday divine services will be conducted at 10.30am by Mr G Tovey and at 6pm by Mr J Bolton. On Tuesday the beaver scouts and cubs will meet at 6-7.15pm followed by the scouts until 9.15pm. On Wednesday the brownies will meet from 6-7pm followed by the guides until 9.15pm. On Friday the Rainbows meet from 6-7pm.

Weigh In Slimmers meeting last Wednesday at the Central Library in Shambles Street lost a total of 128lbs. Slimmer of the week on Wednesday morning was Joanne Green (4.5lbs) and in the evening Denise Moxon (2.5lbs). Congratulated on reaching weight loss milestones were Kathleen Holmes (7lbs after one week), Susan Green (half a stone in two weeks), Margaret Gledhill and Katie Goodyear (one stone) and Amanda Kipling (six stones). Classes are at Barnsley Library on Wednesday mornings and evenings.

Salvation Army

W H AT ’ S O N b y C h e r r y M a r t i n Yo u r g u i d e t o e n t e r t a i n m e n t a n d e v e n t s a r o u n d t o w n t h i s w e e k

OUTDOORS parkland dog walk tomorrow, starting at 2pm, at Wentworth Castle Gardens, Stainborough. South Yorkshire Strollers, approximate three to six mile walk on Sunday, (meet at Elm Tree pub, Heath, near the M1 junction 39), starts 10.30am. Call 740578 or 210730 for details. Barnsley and Penistone Ramblers: tomorrow ten mile walk from Wakefield to Darton, (meet Darton car park 9.30 for 9.40 train to Wakefield), ring 07731 107461; on Sunday ten mile walk around Ingleborough, (meet 8.30 Darton car park), ring 388269.

Sabbath School on Saturday begins at 10am and includes activities for the children and youths. Divine Service at 11.15am will be taken by Pastor F Mapp from Nottingham. All are welcome.

Barnsley Baptist Church


Service will be held at Eboracum House at 11 today. Tonight the youth club meet 5-7. Tomorrow the spring fair will be held with coffee morning 10-12. There will be a bric-abrac and a cake stall, all are welcome. On Monday the speaker at Sisterhood meeting at 2 will be Rev Radcliffe. Junior club (for children aged seven-11) will meet from 7-8. They can play table tennis, snooker, badminton and lots of other games, with crafts, baking and other activities, an 8.30 finish for puppetry sessions. On Tuesday lunch club dine at 12 Interchurches meet at 12.15. On Wednesday parent and toddlers meet 9.15-11.15am. Sunday services are 11am, worship service and 6pm service led by Rev William Shaw.

The group meets every Tuesday at Barnsley library at 9.30, 10.30, 12 and 5. Half-stone awards went to: Teresa Firth, Janet Lindley, Lesley Lockwood, Christine Hollingsworth, Katherine McFadden, Dawn Hodgson, Rachel Pell, Cat McFadzean, Tracy Bond. One-stone: Vanessa Demetrious, Tracey Wale. One-and-ahalf stones: Lynn Jones. Two-stones: Lisa Harthill, Ruth Harding.

Tomorrow at Crane Moor Chapel at 10am, all proceeds to Wortley Old People's Organisation. Tonight at Buckley Church, Union Court (off Sheffield Road, Barnsley) at 6pm.

St Edward’s church

Heavenly bodies night, Wednesday, Cubley Hall, Cubley at 7pm, beauty and holistic therapy treatments raising funds for Bluebell Wood Children's Hospice.

Church of the Nazarene Sunday worship is at 10.30am with Pastor Ian Newton. On Monday junior Youth club from 6pm for children aged six to 11 and the senior club 7pm for those aged 12 to 18. On Tuesday the Fellowship is at 1.30pm with Bible study, prayer and encouragement. On Thursday watercolour painting is at 10am. The art group is developing an online gallery which can be accessed via the church website. For more details 0113 2525620

Spiritualist Church Tomorrow at 6.30pm there will be a healing service followed by an open circle at 7.30pm. On Sunday divine service will be held at 6.15pm. The speaker for the service will be Ann Anderson of Retford. On Wednesday there will be a clairvoyant service at 7pm. The speaker will be Rae Hurley of Wakefield. On Thursday there will be a healing clinic 12.30pm with approved healers in attendance.

Trinity URC On Sunday the service is at 10.30am and will be led by Rev Nick Percival. On Tuesday Bible study is in the lounge at 7.30pm. Trinity agewell Wednesday will be in the lounge from 10.30-1pm. The group pastorate meeting is on Wednesday in the lounge at 7.30pm.

Probus Club

On Sunday at 10 Parish Communion is held with celebrant and preacher Rev Canon Stuart Ramsden, readers G Fletcher and J Jagger, intercessions G Fletcher. On Monday at 7pm keep fit. On Wednesday at 10 Holy Communion 1662 with celebrant Rev Stephen Race. On Thursday at 12 vestry lunches are served. Streets to be prayed for this week: Broadway, Broadway Court, Linton Close, Arncliffe Drive, Woodland Drive, Horsewood Close, Glenmore Avenue, Broomfield Close.

The Mission of St Maria Goretti The church is part of the Old Catholic Church in Europe and is at the rear 25 Dodworth Road, Barnsley. Mass is at 11am on Sunday, Wednesday and Friday and healing group is at 7.30pm on Monday. Bishop Dennis Beevers is available for the offering of Communion and visiting the sick, together with pastoral care. Baptisms may be arranged, contact him on 791400 or 206360. The church is open for private prayer, week-days from 9-4pm. Tonight there is a jumble sale from 6pm. Tomorrow from 10-11.30am there is a coffee morning with table top sales of bric-a-brac, new and nearly new clothing, greetings cards and cakes. Services on Sunday are led at 10.30am by Mr Sanderson and at 6pm by Rev S Radford (Sacrament). On Monday at 7.15pm ladies’ group meets. On Tuesday there is line dancing at 12. On Wednesday evening the Steppin Time School of Dance holds classes. There is a writers’ workshop on Thursday at 10am.

Methodist Church

Coffee Morning Tomorrow a coffee morning will be held from 10-12 in the parish room organised by the Mothers’ Union. There will also be a cake stall, bric-a-brac and much more.

All Saints’ Church Ascension Day is on Thursday and at 11am there will be a Communion service with hymns. At 7.30pm the Sung Eucharist will be at Darton. Also on Thursday the church will be open for evening prayer at 4.30pm. On Sunday the services will be 8.30am Holy Communion BCP, Parish Communion will be at 10.30am and Evensong at 6.30pm. On Wednesday the church will be open at 8.30am for morning prayer and on Thursday at 4.30pm for evening prayer. On Saturday May 3 the church will hold an open day from 11-4pm with refreshments served all day. The church will be open

On Sunday at 10.30am the service will be led by Dennis Caswell. On Wednesday the walking group will meet at 1.30pm in Horncroft, open to everyone. Also on Wednesday 6-7.15pm, Choices, Christian youth club for children seven to 11. On Thursday 10-11.30am the open door coffee morning is held. Everyone welcome. Thank you to everyone who supported the recent breakfast/brunch, where over £300 was raised for chapel funds.

Stop and Surf The Stop and Surf Mobile Internet Project bus provides internet access on Wednesday from 10.30-12.30pm in the Village Hall car park. For more information call 762800 or visit

Over 60s’ On Monday the over 60s’ will be meeting at 7pm in the parish room, where they will be entertained by John Cohan who will present “Lost Treasures of the Odeon.”

Cawthorne Club Bingo now every Monday from 8pm in the Bottom Club with cash prizes. New members always welcome.

Cannon Hall The Hall is now showing the Tasker Trust Photographic Exhibition with images of historic Barnsley until May 5. Free admission. For more details or to book, contact 790270. On Friday May 2 the hall will host an evening bat walk with expert Eric Bennett. Please contact the hall for details, pre-booking required.

Victoria Jubilee Museum The museum will be open tomorrow and Sunday from 2-5pm.

Summer Fete Group On Monday group members will meet at the home of Cynthia Hindley at 8pm to discuss the fete on Saturday June 28 on the village green. Can all organisations please return their letters of acceptance to the secretary.

Parish Council The Parish Council will meet on Thursday at 7.30pm in the Moxon room, Village Hall. All parishioners are encouraged to attend.

Cawthorne Wives The Wives will be at Sue Holloway’s home on Thursday at 8pm.

at 3.30, 5.45, 8.15; Sunday at 4.20, 6.45; weekdays at 5.45, 8.15; Wednesday at 2.15, 5.45, 8.15; Thursday at 5.45 only. Fool's Gold (12A): tomorrow at 3.15, 8; Sunday at 4, 6.30; weekdays at 8; Wednesday at 2, 8. The Spiderwick Chronicles (PG): tomorrow at 11.15, 1.20; Sunday at 2.15. STEP UP 2 (The Streets) (PG): tomorrow at 11, 1; Sunday at 2; weekdays at 6. Iron Man (12A): Thursday at 8.15. Senior Screen, Wednesday at 10.30am: Fool's Gold (12A). Penistone Paramount: Step Up 2: The Street (PG): tomorrow at 2 and 7.30; Sunday at 2 and 6pm; Monday to Thursday at 7.30; matinee at 2pm Wednesday.




Honk! at Dearne Playhouse on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 7pm. A Chorus of Disapproval, Lamproom Theatre, tonight and tomorrow, 7.15pm. The Life and Loves of Fanny Adams, Wednesday and Thursday, 7.30pm.



Darfield Conservative Club, tonight, Control Freak, 8.30pm. Barnsley Jazz: New Orleans Wiggle with Topsy, Silkstone Lodge, Monday, 8.30pm. Mike Everly at the Shaw Inn, tonight, 9pm. James Cannon and the Sinners, tonight, Silkstone Lodge, from 8.30pm.

Parkway, Barnsley: The Eye (15): tomorrow

Barnsley Ladies' Choir, spring concert on Monday, Dorothy House, Dodworth Road, Barnsley, 7pm. Songs of Praise with the David Hambleton Choir, Zion Wesleyan Reform Chapel, Barnsley Road, Denby Dale, Sunday, 6pm.

CLASSES Life drawing class, Tuesday, 10-12, Cooper Gallery.

MEETINGS AND SOCIETIES Barnsley Photographic Society, illustrated talk about natural history photography by John Gardner, Monday. Barnsley Recorded Music Society: Down to Earth music, presented by Michael Perryman, Wednesday, 7pm, Society of Friends (Quakers) meeting rooms, Western Street, Barnsley. White Rose Organ Society: dance night with Terry Herrington on organ and David Dearmer on drums, Wednesday, Silkstone Lodge, 7.30-10pm.

FAIRS Spring fair, Sheffield Road Baptist Church, Barnsley, tomorrow 10-12.

Longer curfew for removing tag A WOMAN convicted of assault removed her electronic monitoring device within the first four weeks of a curfew order. Kayleigh Spence initially told the security firm she had got drunk, passed out and woken up to find the tag nearby on the floor. But she later admitted she had removed it because she was in breach of the order, Barnsley Magistrates’ Court was told. Spence, 18, unemployed, of Blackheath Road, Athersley South, admitted failing to comply with a community order. She was ordered to pay £60 costs by district judge Michael Rosenberg who told her the order could have been revoked and replaced by a custodial sentence. He also lengthened the 90-day curfew order – requiring Spence to be inside her home from 8pm to 6am on Thursday, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays – by 14 days.

Theft case sent to crown court A WORSBROUGH Common man accused of theft from a car is to face trial at Sheffield Crown Court. Darren Hanson, 33, of Garden Street, is charged with stealing a CD player, valued at £120, from Decio John Dauria on February 13. He was bailed to appear at the higher court on May 1 with conditions of residence, compliance with a 7pm-7am curfew and the drug intervention programme.

Ban, fine and work for car thief, 22 A DODWORTH man linked to the illegal taking of a car through forensic evidence was made subject to a 12-month community order with 60-hour unpaid work requirement when he appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court. Scott Marshall, 22, of South Crescent, was also banned from driving for six months, ordered to pay £100 and £43 costs by district judge Michael Rosenberg who warned him: “Breach the order and I assure that, more than likely, you will go away.”

Kids raise £922 Closure


Junction 36-37 near Barnsley

Darby and Joan On Friday birthday greetings were sung to Shirley Welford and get well wishes were extended to Nelly Senior and Blanche Milner. A warm welcome back was given to Raymond Ramskill and Shirley Welford. A games night followed and thanks were given to all those who helped during the evening. Raffles were won by Raymond Ramskill, Dorothy Smith, Kathleen Tinder, Maureen White, Marion Brackin, Mary Ramsden, Adine Ruff, Edith Higginbottom and Ivy Hunter. Another games evening will be held tonight, it will include a special raffle and starts at 7pm in Kexborough Community House.

On Saturday 26 April, the M1 will be closed overnight in both directions, between junctions 36 and 37. This is to allow the safe demolition of Stainborough footbridge, which crosses the M1 one mile south of junction 37. Moderate delays are expected. Diversion routes for both long distance and local traffic will be clearly signed. Road users are advised to avoid the area or allow extra time for their journey.


During the closure pedestrians can cross the M1 via the disused Rob Royd Railway Bridge.

Methodist Church On Sunday at 6pm the worship will be led by Mr Bill Marsden of Darfield. Tea and toast will be served in the hall on Monday morning from 9.30-11. In the afternoon the Monday Fellowship meets at 2pm. The junior youth group meets at 6.45pm on Monday for a take away night costing £2.50 followed by the senior youth group meeting at 7.45pm.


9pm on Saturday, 26 April to 9am on Sunday, 27 April

NSPCC’s Lynda Gooch thanks Littleworth Grange’s Sharon Helliwell and pupils Callum Brindley, Aiden Ward, Courtney Thornton, Carl Edgar, Shelby Hardcastle and Owen Pearley for their help in raising over £922 for the charity. The money came from sponsored spelling tests and lucky numbers games. Picture: Wes Hobson

Stop ‘n’ Surf The Stop ‘n’ Surf bus is in Cawthorne Village Hall on Wednesday from 10.3012.30pm.


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Buckley Church

for you to come and have a look round. There will be displays, organ music, refreshments from 11-1pm; coffee morning 11.30-2pm; barbecue 2-4pm and afternoon tea.


Barnsley with us.” The three friends turned up with 15 Barnsley FC shirts for the youngsters and a league quality football. Dave, who owns the Midgley Lodge hotel and golf course, told the Chronicle “They loved the shirts and the lads have even decided to rename their team The Gambia Tykes in honour of Barnsley FC.

Salem Church

Today the church is holding a coffee morning from 9.30-11.30 in Holy Rood church hall. The SA Cameo group meet at 1.15 in the Church of the Nazarene Oxford Street and anyone 55 plus is welcome. On Sunday at 2pm family worship is held in the Church of the Nazarene. For details contact 291276.

Seventh-day Adventist Church

team after donating a Barnsley kit. David, of Moorhouse Lane, Haigh, said: “An old friend of ours has moved to the Gambia, Gabriel Savage, who used to run the old Orchard Brewery pub on Market Hill. “He’s now settled near Kolali Beach and coaches a local youth team there so we arranged to go see him and take a bit of

KATE Louise Addy told police she carried a lock knife for her own protection. District judge Michael Rosenberg said custody could not be ruled out in her case as he adjourned sentencing for the preparation of reports. Addy, 27, of Hay Green Lane, Birdwell, had admitted theft of items worth £4.31 from Wilkinson’s store on April 17, possession of a lock knife as an offensive weapon and possession of subutex, a class C controlled drug. She was granted bail for six days with conditions of residence at the address given, compliance with the drug intervention programme and non-attendance at Wilkinson’s store. Jayne Ormrod, prosecuting, said Addy told police she had left the store without paying because the queues were too long. The subutex and lock knife were found in her possession after arrest. Addy, who tested positively for opiates on arrest, explained possession of the knife saying: “If anyone had come up to me, they would have got it in the leg.” She had been kept in custody because she had not informed the police of a suitable address. For Addy, Eric Bray said Addy had “rather foolishly” played her cards wrongly at the police station by withholding her address. She had had no convictions for nine years and was challenging the result of the drug test

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18—Barnsley Chronicle, Friday April 25, 2008


Brett loves his challenging job


TV producer Brett Wilson already boasts an impressive CV having worked on League of Gentlemen and Life on Mars. Kate Pickles went to find out why his TV career nearly never happened.

Ian McMillan

Oil crisis fuels my device idea for a car THE other day I was walking down Darfield contemplating global warming and the impending fuel crisis. I was wondering what we’re going to do when all the oil runs out. Are electric cars the answer, or vehicles powered by big rubber bands? Would a breeze-powered family saloon with a couple of windmills on top get me up Ardsley Hill when I was coming back from town? I’ve heard of cars powered by gas and pigeon poo, but I reckon there might be a bit of an odour problem, and you’d have to have really big versions of those air-freshener trees on the front windscreen; in fact they’d have to be as big as real trees, and that might cause a bit of a sightline problem, particularly in Autumn with all those leaves blowing about. Then, as I began to stroll up Nanny Marr Road I saw a couple trundling along in what second-hand car dealers call a small runabout. He was driving and she was holding a huge map. He was gesturing dangerously, taking his hands off the wheel at times to jab his finger aggressively into the map and attempt to tear it from her hands. She was shouting at the top of her voice, opening her mouth really wide like a yawning opera singer. As they rolled past me their voices grew louder and the jabbing and gesticulating around the map became more and more warlike. As a chap who likes to observe as he’s strolling, I have to say that I notice this kind of in-car arguing quite a lot. There’s often a raised voice or two, or a shout, or a

‘I’ve been down in the shed for the last couple of days coming up with this device I call the McMillan Patent Heat Sucker’

bit of finger wagging. I once saw a car screech to halt at the X19 bus stop and the passenger door opened and there was a bit of yelling and a man got out and ran off up the road towards Goldthorpe and the woman who was driving sped away towards town. Cars are like little boxes of aggression, where every mistake is commented on, every disagreement is amplified, every cross word becomes a shouted oath, which then becomes a mighty curse, which then becomes a slammed door and a running off up the street towards the Dearne towns. And this got me thinking about the global fuel crisis, and how we could solve it here in Barnsley MBC. Think of all the red hot air that circulates around the inside of the car when you argue; think of how the windows sometimes begin to steam up with the heat generated by a dispute over whether it should have been a left or a right turn. Think of how, when you climb out of the car after a particularly acrimonious debate, the door handle is warm to the touch because of the raised temperature of the debate. Then contemplate how this phenomenon that scientists in white coats (no trousers or pants, just white coats) call In-Car Radiation could be used to drive the car itself. I’ve been down in the shed for the last couple of days coming up with this device I call the McMillan Patent Heat Sucker, or MPHS for short. It’s a kind of funnel with a kind of hoover on that connects the interior of the car with the engine. When arguments begin a switch is flicked at the side of the MPHS and the hot air is filtered into the engine. The more heated the argument becomes, the more hot air will be sucked in to power the car. Remember the MPHS. You heard it here first. Clear the space for my statue in Locke Park!

SIX THINGS Yo u m a y n o t know about: MARY GREEN Mary Green, 81, of Cudworth has raised over £80,000 for charity. ● She was on Surprise Surprise with Cilla Black in 1991 when she introduced her brother and sister to another brother whom they had not seen for more than 20 years. ● She met Duchess of York Sarah Ferguson and Prince Andrew through her charity work in 1987 and was also invited to a garden party at Buckingham Palace in 1992. ● She invites local celebrities to the annual cheque presentation to charities, and comedian Charlie Williams, Norah Batty (actress Kathy Staff), weather man Bob Rust and Dickie Bird have been in

the past. ● She has worked as a volunteer at Barnsley hospital for 21 years. She sits at a ‘welcome desk’ and shows people the way around. ● She is related to Jeff Ennis MP. His wife Margaret is her niece. ● She once met an anonymous person who donated about £5,500. It is thought the person now helps another good cause.

Promising career: Brett Wilson.

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“I got on really well with Phil Glenister and John Simm (Life on Mars) too.” Sheffield-born Brett enrolled on a media course in Barnsley after the whole Nottingham debacle and has set up home in the town. The former Penistone Grammar pupil’s luck changed when he landed his first role in the industry shortly after graduating with a 2:1. He was asked to be a ‘runner’ on a feature film in Sheffield and developed an instant love for the profession. “It was called Among Giants and was about pylon painters in Sheffield with Pete Postlethwaite. It was my big break and I felt like I’d won the pools. “I was working about 17 hours a day photocopying scripts, running staff out to the sets, fetching lunch and just being general dogsbody. “It was a real eye opener. I learned more in two weeks then I did in two years on the course.” Brett went onto become a third assistant director in a couple of projects before finding his niche as a location manager. “You get more of a creative input working on locations.

“I think that’s my fine art background influencing me. “You read the scripts and the screen heading and find whatever they’re asking for. “One of my biggest challenges was Life on Mars, finding the police station. “We used Stockport council’s head offices built in 1971. “It was just a big forbidding building. You could look round all of it and not find anything modern day so it was ideal. “The success of the programme has been phenomenal. I still get people ringing up to ask where the locations are — the real frenzied fans who want to go and have their pictures taken there.” Now the dad-of-two has moved into TV line production, where he hold greater responsibility and deals with production budget. New Street Law, The Chase and Lost in Austin among his most recent ventures. “If it hadn’t happened I would’ve moved to Nottingham and my life would have taken a completely different path. “I’m thankful I didn’t take rejection well.”

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M E M O R I E S Kath Parkin


Glenis would love to reach old friend GLENIS Burton will always remember her long summer school holidays which she spent with her step-grandparents who lived in a country cottage near Barnsley. Glenis (nee Swift) who lives in Nottingham told Memories: “They were memorable times. They were magical and exciting days for me during this time. I lived in the industrial inner city of Nottingham, a thriving city with factory chimneys bellowing out thick black smoke leaving an ugly blackness on the buildings. “Then, when I left Nottingham and went to stay with my grandparents in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside for the six weeks’ summer holiday it was very special to me. I will never forget those days when it was okay to be a child and explore and be adventurous and, most of all, be safe.” Glenis’s grandparents, Mr and Mrs Thorpe, lived at Ivy Cottage, Clayton West. Living nearby was Pat Newsome who came from a farming family. They became very good pals. Pat’s parents, Mr and Mrs Newsome, owned and and ran Toppit Farm and they had three children, a boy and two girls. Glenis can only remember Pat’s name. “We would go shopping in Barnsley market with my grandparents on Saturdays and we wouldn’t get home until late. We would feed the ducks and go for long walks and have picnics, help with the harvesting and pick peas.” Glenis spent her holidays with her grandparents every year between 1949 and 1957 and although many years have passed since then she still remembers the wonderful times she and the other children had together. “I would be so happy if I could make contact with Pat again. “It would be so nice to know how she is getting on


BRETT went berserk when he found out he had been turned down for a place on a fine arts course at Nottingham University 15 years ago. In his own words he ‘spat out his dummy’, decided that was it and burnt all of his work. But little did he know that this impulsive behaviour would pave the way for an exciting career in television production where he would meet many characters — good and bad. “Peter Kay sticks in my mind, and in my throat a bit,” says Brett, who worked as a location manager on Phoenix Nights. “He was lovely in the first series of Phoenix Nights but in the second he turned into a bit of a monster. “I know he was under more pressure at this point but when people are working 15 hours a day for you you don’t talk to them like s****. “I decided I wasn’t going to work for him again so when they rang about Max and Paddy I said no. “They’re not all bad though. I have been lucky enough to work with Pete Postlethwaite who was great.

CHRONICLE 75 Years Ago ● Raley School is to open in July. ● Barnsley railway station is to run a special service to the Chester races.

after all these years,” said Glenis. If anyone knows the whereabouts of Pat (nee Newsome) would they contact Kath Parkin, Barnsley Chronicle, 47 Church Street, Barnsley. Telephone Barnsley 734255.

● Sheffield Road Congregational School has reopened. ● Barnsley FC winger Ted Ashton is awarded a benefit.

50 Years Ago ● The Odeon Group has bought the Alhambra Cinema.

Footballing days THERE was loads of talent in the 1955 to 1956 Athersley schoolboys’ football team under 11s. Most of the team went on to achieve great things in the sport, notably Eric Winstanley who played for Barnsley FC and is now team coach at York City FC. A photograph of the team has been loaned to Memories by David (Dabber) Needham who has wonderful memories of playing in such a fine team. Shown is, back row, left to right: Mr Stanbridge, Mr Bassinder, Mr Saville, Mr Horner (teachers); next to Happy days: Glenis Burton (nee Swift) top left, with her half-sisters Carol and back row: A Wright, B Holderness, J Widdowson, A June Thorpe (right) and Pat Newsome’s young sister (front left) outside her grandparents’ cottage. Picken, A Hesford; Next to front row: K Leather, E Lamb, E Winstanley, D Needham, R Glover. Front row: P Lunn, M Little. The team reached the final of the Barnsley Schoolboys’ Association football final at Oakwell. Unfortunately, Winstanley was unable to play due to illness. They lost 2-0 to Littleworth, but it was still a splendid achievement. Some of the team later went on to play for Barnsley Boys and others had trials with top league clubs, including Mr Needham who went to Partick Thistle. Mr Needham has acquired a Nelson League winners medal for the 1921 to 1922 season. He would be interested to know if anyone has any information on the winning Talented lot: Athersley schoolboys football team of 1955 to 1956. team.

● Extensions at St Helen’s hospital have been put on hold. ● K Yates of Monk Bretton has won the Barnsley Badminton League annual tournament. ● Barnsley FC end the season on a losing note after Sheffield United win 2-0 at Oakwell.

40 Years Ago ● Redfearn Glass is to spend £400,000 on expanding its Monk Bretton premises. ● Keith Brown of Smithies has won the Yorkshire cup for breeding budgerigars. ● Brook Motors of Barugh Green has gained the Queen’s Award to industry for its increased exports. ● Local man William Benfell is to represent the UK in the gas welding section of the International Apprentice Competition in Switzerland.

30 Years Ago ● Barnsley is temporarily without an RSPCA clinic. ● Barnsley area coalfield was the only one in Yorkshire to increase its saleable output of coal in the last financial year. ● Tony Christie is to raise money for the Barnsley Spina Bifida Association by performing at the Civic Hall. ● Five men are on the shortlist for the vacant post as Barnsley FC manager.

20 Years Ago ● Barnsley’s only brewery at Hoyle Mill is put up for sale. ● Production is back to normal following a strike at BXL plastics in Darton. ● Barnsley’s former civic Daimler has been sold for £9,000. ● The Archbishop of Canterbury visits the town.

ARIES (March 21/April 20) When it comes to love, the direct approach works. If you have a crush on someone, make your feelings known. You won’t have to use lots of words to win this person’s heart. In fact, the more plainly you speak, the better.

GEMINI (May 22/June 21) Extreme sensitivity lets you get closer to someone you love. You know this person’s feelings before he or she says a word. Be ready to relieve your amour of a chore. They’ll be eternally grateful for this sacrifice.

LEO (July 24/August 23) You’re reserved, and with good reason. It’s not clear whether you can trust someone yet. Maintain a ‘wait and see’ strategy. You’ll get more insight to this person’s character by watching their actions than listening to words.

LIBRA (September 24/October 23) A very intense relationship is starting to heat up even more. It may be impossible to resist someone’s charms. You melt every time this person whispers in your ear or gazes into your eyes.

SAGITTARIUS (November 23/December 21) When it comes to romance, you could be holding back. It’s not time to approach someone. Work demands may be great you won’t have time for a date. Your colleagues appreciate your willingness.

AQUARIUS (January 21/February 19) It’s possible you’ll be clinging tightly to the ones you love. Normally, you’re a pretty cool customer, preferring to keep your feelings hidden but now you’re determined to show your family how much you care.

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TAURUS (April 21/May 21) You’ll be more assertive than usual in romantic situations. You’re tired of waiting for your amour to make the first move. Fortunately, the object of your affection will be delighted by your overtures.

CANCER (June 22/July 23) You don’t really care what people think, which makes you popular so don’t be surprised if you’re invited to lots of parties and get togethers. If you’re single, let a friend set you up on a blind date. You might just meet someone sexy.

VIRGO (August 24/September 23) Your flirtatious ways could get you in trouble. Although you’re just playing around with someone, he or she thinks you’re quite serious. The prospect of embarking on a relationship may sound appealing.

SCORPIO (October 24/November 22) Partnerships take on a tender aspect this week. This would be a wonderful time to get engaged or married. Alternatively, you may decide to enter into a business relationship with someone.

CAPRICORN (December 22/January 20) You cause a commotion wherever you go. Your sex appeal is at a high. If you’re single, you could pair up with a older or younger person. You love their way with words, while they adore your dry wit.

PISCES (February 20/March 20) You’ll be something of a social butterfly. Meeting people from all walks of life could inspire you to take a class. You’re starting to realise just how boring life can be without intellectual stimulation.

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BRIEFLY Yard may be developed A BUILDER’S yard and office in Birdwell may be redeveloped to incorporate flats and a retail unit. Mr R Tranker has applied for permission for a three-storey building at the Old Forge next to 122 Sheffield Road. It will have two, twobedroomed flats, a onebedroomed flat and ground floor retail and commercial unit. All three flats will be classed as affordable and the retail units will operate from 9am to 7pm and create two full-time jobs.

Accused remanded A BARNSLEY man accused of unlawfully wounding his partner was further remanded in custody when he appeared at the magistrates’ court by means of video link. Mark John Holmes, 42, of Doncaster Road, is alleged to have committed the offence against Sharon Louise Goulding on March 13. Holmes was remanded in custody to May 6 when his case is scheduled for committal to Sheffield Crown Court. No application was made for bail.

Two bands battle it out TWO Barnsley bands played in a battle of the bands contest in town last night. The Uniform and The Paradigms were up against Bradford’s Don’t Look Down when they played at the Lucorum. The competition will run for six weeks, featuring musicians from across Yorkshire. It is supported by the University Centre Barnsley and is organised by children’s charity Safe@Last that works with youngsters who have run away from home.

Project in line for award A BERNESLAI Homes community project has been shortlisted for a national award. The National Federation of Arms Length Management Organisations has selected Berneslai for its effective partnerships category. The nomination is in recognition of the work done to improve quality of life for impoverished residents on the Kendray estate. Steve Hale, who is on the panel of judges, said: “This is an inspirational project.”

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Barnsley’sTommy Taylor was one of the Busby Babes killed in the Munich Air disaster 50 years ago. A host of his memorabilia has been donated to the town’s archive service. Adam Civico takes a look. of his life. Among the haul of relics are scores of personal photographs, football programmes and team sheets from his days with Barnsley Schoolboys. Tommy had attended Burton Road Primary School and Raley Secondary, where he was mates with and played alongside Harold ‘Dickie’ Bird. Family papers including Tommy’s membership card for the Smithies and Monk Bretton WMCs and Tommy’s National Service cards are there. Also included are newspaper clippings — possibly from the Chronicle — about Taylor family events, including the death of his mother. Darfield-born Mark Jones was the other Barnsley footballer killed in the tragedy and a programme from his funeral service at Wombwell Parish Church on February 14, 1958, is in the collection. Some of the photographs, as well as Tommy’s WMC membership cards, highlight the difference between the 1950s heroes and the global superstars of today. While today’s stars are often pictured falling out of night-clubs or attending glitzy celebrity bashes

THE Seat Of The Pants Theatre Company turned to accomplished musicians to help them present ‘Brassed Off’ as their first-ever production last year....this week it’s been the turn of accomplished singers. The reason is that Alan Ayckbourn’s ‘A Chorus of Disapproval’ is about the internal politics of a northern amateur light operatic society as it prepares to stage ‘The Beggar’s Opera’. It follows, therefore, that the cast has to be able to hold a note. Happily, like the brass bandsmen of last year, the singers don’t disappoint. Tuesday’s opening-night performance at the Lamproom, I believe, was vigorously applauded equally for musical as well as dramatic content. What a pity then it was to see empty seats. An accurate yet hilarious observation of human nature, A Chorus of Disapproval tells the story of Guy, a

Review meek and well-intentioned widower who joins an am-dram society ill-prepared for the cut-throat politics within. In the days that follow, he becomes embroiled in a relationships with the director’s wife and a principal’s wife via a wife-swap party as he progresses from chorus singer to ‘star’ of the show — a progression aided by his male colleagues’ hopes of benefiting from a land-aquisition deal. Jonathan Cannon excels as the over-the-top, wisecracking Welsh director of the show spending almost as much time with the audience as on stage while Steve Rennison helps the comedy with a commendably facially-expressive portrayal of a blunt Yorkshire businessman. Gerard Byram puts in a believable

Bull’s eye: Tommy Taylor enjoys a game of darts.

Team sheet: The ‘programme’ from one of Tommy’s first Oakwell appearances in January, 1945.

performance as the well-meaning widower with Rebecca Gibson and Katie Turner admirable as his love interests — the former through emotional instability and the latter through flirtation deserving of an X certificate. Martin Lees, Hazel Sutcliffe, Ian Davies, accompanist Julia Davison and director, Donna Turner, all put in creditable performances with Wayne Bostwick, Jonathan Barker, Abi Weigold and Heather Wall also deserving credit. For me, however, the show will be particularly memorable for the best fight sequence ever seen in a stage show. It’s strange to report therefore that the combatants were members of the fairer sex in the form of Lucy Guthrie and Jess Booth. For that, Paul Atkins as fight director should follow the show director’s Donna Turner and the cast in taking a well-deserved curtain call. Ian Harley

boy suffered serious injuries to his legs when the lorry overturned on top of him after demolishing a garden wall. A younger girl was still trying to come to terms with the serious leg and abdominal injuries she suffered through being trapped under the debris for two hours. A woman also received an injury in the incident which resulted in 25 fire and rescue service personnel from Penistone, Tankersley, Rotherham and Stocksbridge called into action. For Wild, Hester Russell said he had suffered a dislocated shoulder and fractured collar bone in the accident. He understood the distress caused to the parents of those injured as a result of his four-year-old son being born with most of his abdominal organs in his chest, preventing his lungs and heart from developing properly. The accident, said Ms Russell, occurred after he had been flashed to drive under the bridge by the driver of an oncoming vehicle and was anxious not to cause inconvenience to him and those queuing behind him. Seeking to avoid imposition of disqualification on the grounds of exceptional hardship, Ms Russell added that Wild had set up his own business after 17 years in the Army but had taken employment with Greencycle when it hit troubled times. Unable to work as a result of the injuries, he had been forced to turn to his father for financial help but was now well enough to return to employment.

A LORRY driver involved in a road crash which caused horrific injuries to two young people had eight previous convictions for speeding. Examination of his 32ton vehicle’s tachograph record also revealed he was speeding at the time his 32-ton skip-loader vehicle collided with a low bridge and overturned, in Sheffield Road, Penistone on January 7. Appearing before the court was 37-year-old Shaun Wild who was banned from driving for three months under the totting-up system after admitting driving without due care and attention. Wild, of Goldsmith Drive, Rotherham, was also fined £300 with £35 costs and a £15 victim surcharge. District judge Michael Rosenberg told Wild that while he appreciated the harmful effects disqualification would have on his family, he had to consider those who had suffered frightful injuries. “I accept that your remorse is genuine,” he said. “I also accept you have suffered horrendous times through the unfortunate illness of your son but I have to weigh that against the fact that you were speeding. “I take the view that there has to be a period of disqualification in this case but I also accept that you will suffer exceptional hardship because of your financial position. The period of disqualification will therefore be three months rather than the usual six months.” Jayne Ormrod, prosecuting, said a 16-year-old

Man who dabbled in drugs in court By Ian Harley

All together now: The cast of ‘A Chorus of Disapproval’.

POSSESSION of amphetamine with an estimated value of £3.60 cost a Wombwell man a total of £175 when he appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court. Mark Prior, 34, of Haverhill Grove, was fined £100 with £60 costs and a £15 victim surcharge after admitting possession of a class C controlled drug. District judge Michael Rosenberg told Prior he accepted the offence involved only a ‘minimal amount’ of amphetamine. “But those who dabble in drugs,” he said, “get their fingers burned.” For Prior, Brian Orsborn asked that his co-operation with the police and lack of convictions for drug-related offences be taken into consideration. Many others, he said, received cautions for similar offences.

Planning schemes THE following planning applications have been submitted to the council for consideration this week: BMBC Strategic Housing, replacement boundary walls at 2 to 48 Briggs Street; 3 to 9 Grays Road; 1 to 31, 43 to 49, 16 and 18 Crookes Lane, Carlton. Mr A Ripley, 83 Arundel Drive, detached double garage and side extension to bungalow. Mrs Hamblett, 5 Junction Terrace, off Junction Street, second-storey extension above existing singlestorey rear extension to dwelling. Ms T Dawson, c/o agent, installation of a front dormer window at 4 Swift Street, Barnsley. Mr A Bennett, c/o agent for singlestorey rear extension and rear dormer to bungalow at 94 Eastfield Crescent, Barnsley. Mr Garry Ogley, 1 Aylesford Close, Honeywell, single-storey rear extension to dwelling (resubmission). Mr Darren Beard, 94 Upper Sheffield Road, Barnsley, two-storey

A CARLTON man who committed two shop theft offences in the same day was made subject to a three-month deferred sentence when he appeared at Barnsley Magistrates’ Court. District judge Michael Rosenberg told Christopher Nolan, he wanted him to prove he could keep off alcohol and go without committing offences. Nolan, 54, of Spring Bank Close, had admitted stealing items to the value of £26.06 from Royston’s Co-op store, and items worth £2.69 from Carlton Service Station at an earlier hearing.

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Tommy’s photographs show him enjoying down-to-earth activities like playing darts. There are also several photographs of him during his National Service — the very thought of which must send shivers down the spines of modern footballers. Barnsley library archivist Paul Stebbing said Tommy’s family and the Manchester United museum had both contributed items to the collection, following the 50th anniversary exhibitions this year. He said: “The donation came about as a result of the 50th anniversary of the disaster. “We had done a display to mark that and had a lot of interest, both the Manchester United museum and family members contributed items which is where this collection has come from. “There is a lot of interest locally in Tommy Taylor and Mark Jones and I imagine it will be a very popular collection. We’ve had a lot of interest already.” Mr Stebbing hopes some of the memorabilia will be on display in the library over the summer.

Company’s performance was a hit — especially the fight scene

Man admits stealing

TEXTILE art is being displayed at Cannon Hall next month. The exhibition, entitled The Wider Picture, has been organised by the Textile Art Group and is a mixture of historical, environmental and local works. It is on from May 14 to June 29.

Lorry driver in horrific crash had speeding convictions

Archive service nets Tommy Taylor collection IT was 3.04pm on February 6, 1958, when BEA flight 609ZU careered off an icy runway in Munich. The disaster killed 23 and robbed Manchester United FC of eight of its brightest young stars on their way home from a European cup tie. The team of ‘Busby Babes’ had been torn apart. Among the dead was Tommy Taylor, 26, whose lightning pace, large frame and aerial ability had earned him a place in the famous team created by pioneering manager, Sir Matt Busby. He had played for Barnsley FC from 1949 to 1953 before transferring to United for £30,000, a phenomenal fee at the time. His goals helped Manchester United to league titles in 1955 to 1956 and 1956 to 1957. He also scored in the 1957 cup final, which United lost 2-1 to Aston Villa. An international career was cut short when Tommy was killed — he had played for England 19 times, scoring 16 goals. The story of that fateful February afternoon and its aftermath is well known but Barnsley library has inherited a series of photographs and memorabilia which show a more personal side


rear extension to dwelling and formation of new vehicular access to provide off street parking (resubmission). Mr and Mrs Steven and Jane Lodge, Westwood House, Sheffield Road, High Green, single-storey and two-storey rear extensions to dwelling. Mr Robert White, Rob Royd Farm Ltd, Rob Royd farm, Hound Hill Lane, Worsbrough, to retain two cold storage units at Rob Royd farm Shop, Genn Lane, Worsbrough. Mr Benson, Oak Lodge, Redbrook Road, Barnsley, change of use from workshop/retail unit to residential flat at workshop at Havelock Street. Mr Paul Burgih, 76 Bank End Avenue, Worsbrough, second-storey side extension above existing garage to dwelling. Mr John Guckion, Sycamore Cottage, Hood Green Road, Stainborough, detached double garage to dwelling.

Girl stole from shop to feed her heroin habit A WOMBWELL teenager appeared at

Show time: Wentworth Youth Theatre members who appear in their lat- Barnsley Magistrates’ Court in custody for shop theft offences committed just est production Honk.

Theatre group all set for next major production THE Wentworth Youth Theatre group is preparing to stage its second major production next week. The group will perform Honk, the award-winning musical comedy based on the story of The Ugly Duckling by Hans Christian Andersen. The musical will be staged at the Dearne Playhouse in Goldthorpe on

April 28, 29 and 30 at 7pm each night. Wentworth Youth Theatre was set up in July 2007 and has recently been successful in securing a grant of £10,000 from the National Lottery ‘awards for all’ fund. Tickets are available for the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday shows.

six days after her last court appearance. Perpette Crossland, 19, of Wainwright Avenue, pleaded guilty to stealing shower gel, valued at £1.98, from the 99p Store; theft of air fresheners worth £2.58 from Quality Save; and chocolate, worth 69p, also from Quality Save. She also admitted breaching bail conditions by entering Peel Square’s Arden News store on Tuesday.

Jayne Ormrod, prosecuting, said Crossland tested negative for both cocaine and opiates on arrest but told police she intended to sell the items stolen to feed her heroin addiction. Adjourning sentencing for the preparation of reports, district judge Michael Rosenberg told Crossland he intended to impose a medium-level community sentence rather a custodial sentence. But any further offence, he warned, and that promise would ‘go by the board’.

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Men in house burglary caged By Ian Harley TWO Platts Common men who took part in a house burglary have been caged. Stephen Pell and Jonathan Sharman escaped with cash, two watches and other items, valued together at £200, when they illegally entered a house in Wombwell Road, Hoyland, on March 19. They also piled up other items, including clothing and DVDs, to be removed on a return visit, Barnsley Magistrates’ Court was told. Pell, 45, and Sharman, 19, both unemployed and of Guest Street, had admitted burglary at an earlier hearing. They received six-month sentences of prison and youth custody respectively from district judge, Michael Rosenberg. He told them he felt the offence called for a nine-month sentence but that their prompt guilty pleas had enabled savings to the public purse through not sending the matter to crown court. They therefore received credit for that. Joanne Lewis-Crooks, prosecuting, said while the owner of the burgled property lived away, he visited it regularly and had been there earlier on the day of the offence. He estimated the cost of repairing patio doors, damaged in gaining entry, to be in the region of £600. Phil Stables, for Pell, said he was a ‘simple man rather than a sophisticated offender’ who had made frank admissions to police. For Sharman, Gus Kennedy said he was a young man with no previous convictions who had been brought to the attention of the police by his mother. The fact he came across as arrogant was immaturity on his part. He was a young man with a drink problem who had spent three days in custody and found it a ‘far from pleasant experience’. Mr Kennedy said Sharman had always maintained they had entered the house through an unlocked door. He asked that his age and frank confessions be taken into account in sentencing.

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Rumpus about candidate’s ‘false statement’ By Adam Civico A LETTER sent out by a Labour Party election candidate has sparked an angry response from one of her opponents and a community group. Kath Mitchell is the Labour candidate in Kingstone and issued a letter saying, “Your Labour council has secured funding for the children’s play area at Locke Park to provide children’s play facilities, lighting and security cameras.” But her words have caused a furore, with the Friends of Locke Park and Coun Malcolm Price saying her claim is not true. Coun Price, who is standing for Barnsley Independent Group, said he was annoyed and has delivered a reply that says, “(Mrs Mitchell’s) statement is false. “The funding for the play facilities has been raised by volunteers who are the Friends of

‘It is very misleading to say ‘the Labour council’’ Locke Park. “The funding for the security cameras and lighting was raised by the hard work of a group of youths.” His letter adds: “How can anybody stoop so low as to try to take credit for the endeavours of these youths.” Coun Price told the Chronicle: “Kids often get criticised for antisocial behaviour and these lads have worked so hard and the Labour Party is jumping on the bandwagon.” David Allen, chairman of the Friends of Locke Park, feels Mrs Mitchell’s letter is misleading.

He said: “It is not the Labour council that has done that. The youth club applied to the youth service and the friends’ group applied for funding for the play area. Without the friends’ group the applications could not have been made. “It is very misleading to say ‘the Labour council’. “The friends’ group has been working towards this with the parks department for several years and there has been no representation from the councillors.” Mrs Mitchell said: “I am not taking credit away from those youths but would it have happened if they had not worked with the council?” She said her statement was backed up by a council cabinet report. The report, from April 9, states: “The cost of the scheme is fully covered by external grant funding.”

Teacher wed in style DRAMA teacher Shaun McHale and assistant Renaissance officer at Barnsley Council Sarah Elizabeth Mussett were married at Ryecroft Methodist Church, Rawmarsh. The bride is the eldest daughter of Elaine and John Mussett and the stepdaughter of Peter Farmery, who gave her away at the wedding. The groom is the eldest son of Stuart and Sue McHale, of Modena Court, Darfield. The couple are of Quest Avenue, Hemingfield. Abby Clifford, Tiree Kirk (bride’s cousin), Eleanor Newman, Amy Frances and Jessica Morgan were bridesmaids and Ruth Hunt (bride’s goddaughter) was a flower girl. Keith Jones was best man and Adam McHale (groom’s brother), John Eveson, Ross Kirk and Nathan Barrowclough were groomsmen. The couple, who met while at school at Wath Comprehensive, held a reception at Wortley Hall and spent their honeymoon in Kintyre, Scotland.


Silver lining for Caroline DARFIELD’S Caroline Fisher produced an excellent performance to return from the European Taekwondo Championships in Rome with a silver medal. The 25-year-old also beat four-times world champion Bridget Yague, of Spain en-route to second place. A delighted Caroline said she owed a lot of gratitude to the people who have helped her on the road to success. She said: “I owe a lot to the people who have supported me financially and personally. Without these people, this would not have been possible. “Club coach Peter Adamsons of Doncaster Scorpopn Taekwondo Club and David Sutton, my personal strength and conditioning coach from Northampton have both been a big help to me. “I am also grateful to JJB Gym for the use of their facilities.”


Then: The area of dereliction in the 1980s, with Barnsley Main Colliery in the distance.

Now: The country park is now a success story. All that remains of the pit — the headgear in the distance.

DEARNE Valley Park has been a success story. It’s where you can go for a walk, fish and spot the occasional lion. The idea to turn an expanse of dereliction into a park was suggested by a local Transport and General Workers’ branch which, in turn, persuaded the Trades Council to support and run it. At that time, in the 1980s, trade unions in general did not like the Conservative Government’s job creation schemes, but the Transport and General Workers’ Union left it all to individual branches. The Manpower Services Commission came up with the money, the jobless were given a job, a wage and went back to work. The South Yorkshire County and Barnsley Councils later took over responsibility for the scheme. Jack Brown, former 9/17 TGWU branch official, and one of the prime movers behind the project, said the country park had been a success story, though the lake had been designated for boating rather than fishing. ● The strangest story to come out of the park involved the so-called lion. A woman and her grandchildren were walking through the park about ten years ago when she saw what she thought was a lion; the sighting was reported to the ranger. When the Chronicle did a lighthearted story on the incident, the woman phoned our news desk on the day of publication and complained. “I know what a lion looks like,” she fumed. “It was not a large dog.” Both photographs were taken from locations near Rotherham Road. John Threlkeld

Hospice seeks teams for It’s a Knockout TEAMS are being sought for the hospice’s annual It’s A Knockout tournament in the summer. The day, July 5, will include the usual fun with giant inflatables, water and mayhem. Teams of between six and ten are needed, for details ring Sue on 244244 extension 260. The ladies only midnight walk is on June 14. The 13-mile walk will be through the streets of Barnsley, contact Sue for details. Donations of raffle prizes are still appreciated. Winning lottery numbers: £500, 863241; £20, 010101, 229532, 295703, 664676, 687456; £10, 010752, 011296, 011535, 012574, 012918, 489739, 565588, 579289, 596728, 855979. To join call 779382. Donations: Peter and Elizabeth Nothard, donation given

in lieu of flowers for Beryl McCauley; Terry Beadle, Buildbase, Barnsley donation of banner for use at events; Mrs Isobella Cheston, donation of a ring; £10 Mrs L Denton; £1,010 Barnsley Trials Club, charity trial; £50 Mrs B Roberts, in memory of father Arthur Mills; £10 Mr J W Thompson, lottery winnings; £1,190 The Rose and Crown, Hoylandswaine and The Foresters, Lower Cumberworth, proceeds from Cheltenham Race Day; £50 Linda Myers; £25

Mrs Heeley; £100 Mrs Pam Thompson, lottery winnings; £20 CJ and GE Tepper, in memory of Mark Snell; £100 Mrs Wilson, raised from knitting; £40 Vision Twentyone, Manchester, £180.25 Mrs Priscilla Jones, ‘at Mum’s request, Cilla Jones’; £20 staff at Victoria Medical Centre, Barnsley, in lieu of Christmas cards; £303.86 in lieu of flowers for Alan Hunter from family and friends; £29.55 Reclaim Limitedtd, proceeds from cartridge recycling; £25 Mr A Houchin, in lieu of flowers for Alfred Redfearn; £265 Mr Mark Smith, in memory of mother Irene Smith; £20 in lieu of flowers for Frederick Bowler from Janet and Christine; £55 in memory of Frederick Bowler from family and friends; £50 Barnsley Amateurs Musical Theatre Group, in lieu of

expenses for Margaret and Ken Wright who appeared in their recent production at the Lamproom; £25 Mrs K Hawkins, in memory of Arnold Bedford; £20 in lieu of flowers for Elsie Jackson from Mrs A Pitts, Dr K Pitts and Mrs E Barlow; £200 First Direct Credit Services; £256.05 Sandra Mason, in lieu of flowers for Kathleen Roberts; £38.26 Jason Webster, proceeds of coffee morning; £20 Barugh Township Local History Group, donation in lieu of fee for talk given by Richard Elmhurst; £20 in loving memory of Christopher Roche from wife Sue, children Christel and Stacey; £100 in memory of George William ‘Bill’ Powell from all his family and friends; £4.88 Mavis Hatfield; £50 A Scholey.

Big day: Shaun McHale and Sarah Elizabeth Mussett.

Tears of joy and despair on cup final day By Nathan Hemmingham

When in Rome: Caroline Fisher shows off her silver medal from the European Championships.

THEN AND NOW: Dearne Valley Park

THE Millennium League Cup finals were held at Barnsley FC's Academy complex on Sunday and the spectators were treated to a thrilling, yet nerve-wracking end-of-season finale. The cup finals for ages under eights to under 15s were all fiercely contested with three of the small-sided games being decided by penalties and one 11-a-side match going to extra time. The under nine final between Ardsley Athletico and Dearne Dragons went to penalties after a 1-1 draw. In an end-to-end cup tie, it was the reigning league champions Ardsley who took the lead in the first game through striker Kai Haddock after good work from Tom Toulson and Liam Pearson down the left. It stayed that way up to the interval and in the second half, Ardsley went for a second but were foiled by the Dragons keeper, who pulled off a fine save. Ardsley were well served in defence by Alex Ruddlesdin and Lloyd Chapman. In the second game it was Dearne who took the spoils from another exciting encounter. Both sides had chances to score but Dearne scored the only goal to force penalties. Ardsley, who won through to the final with a penalty shoot-out victory in the semi-final, held their nerve again to lift the cup and add the trophy to the league title and the Fair Play award. In the other under nine final, Wombwell Main Warriors under nines added the icing to their cake by completing the league and cup double. League winners Wombwell faced Worsbrough Common and went 1-0 up courtesy of a fine solo effort from Callum Doherty. Wombwell increased their lead in the second half when Jay Hall curled his shot into the bottom corner but despite taking a twogoal lead, Worsbrough deservedly drew level to take the game to penal-

ties. Wombwell's keeper Jack Rodgers pulled off a great save to earn his side a 5-4 penalty shoot-out success. Dorothy Hyman capped a remarkable season when they triumphed over local rivals Deane and District 32 in the under 11s final. Just seven days after clinching their second consecutive league title the Hyman went into the final in confident mood but were soon brought down to earth when Dearne took an early two-goal lead. However, the Hyman showed great character to come back with Bell, Hewitt and Ward gradually getting hold of the midfield. Mawson fired home from 25 yards to bring Hyman back into the match. Outstanding goalkeeping, the post and then the crossbar prevented the Hyman from drawing level before half-time but they eventually equalised on the resumption when Hewitt produced a perfect cross for Hancock to ram home. Five minutes later a 30-yard thunderbolt from fullback Garath Unsworth gave Hyman a deserved lead. Dearne then threw everything but the kitchen sink at Hyman during the last ten minutes but reassured defending from Cooper, Phillis, Sammons, Gusdal and Unsworth ensured Hyman held out for the victory. Darton Crowns went into the under 13 cup final looking to complete the double – having already secured the league title. They met league runners-up Dearne and District, who were hoping to exact revenge for losing out in the title race. The game started off at a lively pace and Dearne attacked from the first whistle. Play went from end-to-end but it was the Crowns who made the all-important breakthrough with an excellent 25-yard free-kick from skipper and man of the match McCauley Shillito. Crowns' strikers Josh Green and Alex Senior were well marshalled throughout the game by Dearne's impressive defence. Dearne drew level with an unfortu-

nate own goal late in the game to send the game into extra-time. Crowns then found their second wind and dominated the extra-time periods. Minutes before the halfway stage of the first period Joe Fletcher found himself in an unfamiliar position inside the Dearne box and he cleverly rounded the last defender and slotted the ball past the advancing keeper to secure victory. The Crowns defence of Rob Precious, Brad Allen, Shane Green and the outof-position Shillito were excellent, while goalkeeper Jake Taylor was in fantastic form. Midfielders Tristan Lane, Joe Fletcher, Josh Taylor, Jake Findlow and Jordy Turton worked tirelessly throughout the game to help Darton seal a maginificent double. The final results were: Under eights: Mexborough Rovers 0, Oxspring United 0 (Oxspring won 5-1 on penalties); Under nines, one team: Worsborough Common Community 2, Wombwell Main Warriors 2 (Wombwell won 4-2 on penalties); Under nines two team: Ardsley Athletico 1, Dearne Dragons 1 (Ardsley won 3-2 on penalties); Under 10s: Mexborough Rovers 0, Rothwell Juniors 1; Under 11s: Dorothy Hyman 3, Dearne District 2; Under 12s: Worsborough Common 2, Dearne Dragons 0; Under 13s: Darton Crowns 1, Dearne and District 1 (Darton won 2-0 after extra-time); Under 14s: Oakwell Juniors 2, Woolley MW 1; Under 15s: Dearne Community 0, Worksop Town 1. The day also saw the presentations for the league winners and runnersup for under eights to under 15s and the Fair Play winners with a total of 828 trophies presented across the divisions. The league are intending to expand by adding an under 16s league for next season and would welcome any teams who wish to enter this age group to add to the existing under 15s. Anyone interested contact A Rennison (chairman) on 01226 206253 or S Knowles (secretary) on 01709 590757.

Darton Crowns under 13s celebrate a season to remember by completing the league and cup double. They bad already secured the league title before adding the Millennium League Cup to their collection on Sunday. (S)

Royston Dynamos under nines receive their trophy for finishing runners-up in the two team Millennium League. (S)

Representative match A TEAM representing Barnsley Bowling Association will take part in the Inter-Vets competition at Mexborough Bowling Club on Sunday, starting at 10am. It will be their first representative match of the season. The Barnsley team will be: Eric Lomas, Frank Crane, Malcom Elles, John Stather, Brian Reed, Mick Wallace, Colin Clegg, David Toll, Eric Storrs, Don Wilson, Margaret Richardson, Pete Richardson, Keith Helliwell, Eric Mallin.


Club want new members BARNSLEY Men's Hockey Club requires new members. Interested? Details from James 07950 285382 or email www.barnsley hockeyclub. Players have to be aged 15 upwards. Training takes place on Wednesdays at Darton High School 7pm to 8pm.

Ardsley Athletico completed the treble at Oakwell on Sunday, lifting the cup and Fair Play Trophy to add to their league title success. (S)

Wombwell Main Warriors under nines added the cup to their league title success to end the season with the double. The successful team is Jack Rodgers, Lewis Wale, Layton Swaine, Callum Doherty, Jay Hall, Luke Herbert, Callum Wright, Kellan Ashurst, Luke Wilson. (S)

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FOOTBALL f i x t u r e s Sunday BARNSLEY SUNDAY LEAGUE (Premier Division) Steelers A v Hoyland Town Athersley Rec v Wombwell Main (Division One) Great Dane v Blackerhill Rovers Mansfield Road v Steelers B Old Town v The Kendray (Division Two) North Gawber Coll v Cawthorne The Cross v Sturdys Cudworth Star v Falcons A Birdwell Rovers v Longcar Inn (Division Three) Wilthorpe v The Engineers Athersley Arms v Prince of Wales Flying Dutchman v High Street Lucorum v Dodworth Station Inn Locky’s Bar v Old Hall Elsecar Markets B v Darfield CC (Division Four) Queens Head v Queen Vic Rose and Crown v Ardsley Athletic (Division Five) Royston Railway v Shaw Pheasant v Trades Barley Sheaf v Full House Falcons B v Olde Bridge

Monday ROSE BOWL FINAL Lundwood v Athersley Rec (Oakwell, 7pm)

Barnsley Chronicle, Friday, April 25, 2008 –


Champions Elsecar get defence off to winning start By Nathan Hemmingham and Jim Beachill THE Cricket season got underway on Saturday in cold and wet conditions and only a handful of Barnsley teams beat the weather in the Gladedale South Yorkshire League. Premier Division champions Elsecar got their defence off to a winning start against newly-promoted visitors Houghton Main. The away side won the toss and asked Elsecar to take first knock. They reached 77 before the first wicket fell with Tim Farmer leaving for a score of 43. Fellow opener Jason Meadows was not far behind on 37 but despite the loss of the two openers, the Armroyd Lane faithful were treated to a welcome return to the crease from former Yorkshire and Somerset player Ian Swallow, who has fulfilled his promise to return to his origins and captain the club. The shivering spectators were

not disappointed with this debut as Swallow displayed his class with a cultured 63 in just 65 balls. Brett Hunsley supported his skipper in good style reaching 47 and the two batsmen added 92 for the third wicket. After that the beleaguered Houghton bowlers and fielders had to face the arrival of Lesroy Weekes who smashed 39 not out in his usual brutal style. Elsecar reached 244 for five. Houghton included a young Australian Leigh Brennon from North Melbourne CC and he produced a creditable performance with pace taking three for 36. Houghton had lost both openers with just seven between them but then provided resistance through Jitendra Surti who treated Elsecar’s quicks with disdain stroking seven fours in his 38 runs. Houghton’s innings featured a remarkable bowling performance from Glenn Yates, who claimed seven for 33 as Houghton were bowled out for 111, short by 133 runs.

At Shaw Lane Wath were invited to defend first by hosts Barnsley but lost their first two batsmen with only seven runs between them.<\!p> At this point Steve Reynolds was joined by Wath’s new overseas player, Devishetty Kumar from Hyderbad in India. The incumbents added 102 runs until Reynolds met his demise for 60. With no other Wath player reaching double figures Kumar held the innings together until he retired to the pavilion – the eigth wicket to fall with 87 runs his total. The Wath innings closed at 186 for nine. Simon Widdup had the best analysis for Barnsley with three for 26. Barnsley found the conditions not to their liking and with Steve Nuttall top scorer with 28 the innings struggled to a close at 144 for nine, short by 42 runs. Rob Barlow bowled well for Wath taking four for 40. In Division Four Rockingham B asked hosts Whiston PC to bat first but they may have wished they hadn't.

A solid opening platform of 58 was followed by a second wicket partnership of 84 as Whiston posted a competitive 192 for three. In reply, Rockingham struggled to generate the momentum needed with Dave Baxter (35), Julian Harris (37 not out) and Andy Mellor (30) obstructing Whiston's attempt to push for maximum points. Rockingham closed on 149 for five having gained a useful bonus point. At Goldthorpe, Dearne B met Frecheville B in Division Five and the two teams conspired for the second tie of the day. Dearne were asked to bat first and despite an early loss, Jonathon Scaife (89) and Tom Langley (52) produced a century partnership for the second wicket. After this the innings collapsed to 163 all out. Mark Bardwell had remarkable bowling performance of six for 10 in 7.5 overs. Frecheville’s chase centered on a fifth-wicket partnership between Michael Donson (51) and Steve

Saxleby (41) which took them to the brink of a victory. The match closed with Frecheville on 163 for eight. MONK Bretton A got their Pontefract League campaign underway with a convincing victory at Upper Hough. Batting first, the Monks were all out for 144. Left hander Graham Kilburn hit six fours in his knock of 33 and Dean Whitfield battled through an eye injury after being hit by the ball to reach 22. Twenty of his runs came in boundaries, hitting two fours and two sixes. Five fours from Chris Sayner (22) and 13 from Anthony Scully helped Bretton post a match-winning total. The home side failed to threaten the total, being dismissed for just 85 with eight overs to spare. They were never up with the run rate and at one stage were 59 for six. Doing the damage with the ball was Scully (three for 15, including nine maidens in his 14-over spell, Richard Hazelhurst (three for 12), Chris

Dixon (two for 30) and Craig Heppenstall with one wicket for 25 runs. Simon Gaskell also claimed a wicket and a run-out. Played on a bitterly cold, almost November-type day, Darton lost a crucial toss against Thurnscoe to give the newcomers the best of both the batting and bowling conditions. Put in to bat, Darton struggled on a damp wicket along with a sodden outfield. Morley (42 not out) batted throughout the innings. D Mawley pinched a good 28 to enable new skipper K Birkill to run amok in the closing overs to finish 39 not out with the first three balls of the last over vanishing into the nearby allotments for six. Darton closed o 133 for six and early dropped catches and fingers numbed by the cold did little to assist their cause in the field as the home team made steady progress on their way to the total as the wicket dried out, reaching the win for the loss of just three wickets.


Tuesday (Division One) Travellers Rest v Crown and Anchor (Division Two) The Cross v Cudworth Star (Division Four) Ward Green v Ardsley Athletic Queen Vic v Cranberry

Wednesday SUPPLEMENTARY TROPHY FINAL Tom Tred v Cudworth Star/Ward Green (Oakwell, 7pm) (Division One) Gawber Road v Steelers B (Division Two) Longcar Inn v Dale Tavern (Division Three) Flying Dutchman v Lucorum

Thursday HOSPITAL CUP FINAL Athersley Rec v Steelers A

(oakwell, 7pm)


Tom Tred hunt trophy TOM Treddlehoyle reached the final of the Supplementary Trophy after victory over Gawber Road at Athersley Rec. This will be Tred’s first ever final appearance after coming through from the bottom division to the top flight in just four seasons. Tred took the lead on 20 minutes as man of the match Dan Whitehead headed home a superb diagonal ball from right full-back Tom Markham. Tred then produced the move of the match which culminated in Lee Garside slotting home from close range to make it 2-0 at the interval. The second period was one-way traffic and Warren Jackson scored a third and soon after it was 4-0 as Jackson broke clear down the right to fire into the bottom corner. Jackson bagged his brace before making way for Ryan Barlow. Alex Gillespie was also introduced and Gillespie’s first touch resulted in the fifth goal as he crossed for captain Kieron Reed to head home. Then it was the turn of the other sub Barlow to brilliantly put Reed clear and he made no mistake to complete a 6-0 victory. Reed could have had a hattrick but missed from the penalty spot after Garside was brought down. Tred now face either Cudworth Star or Ward Green in the final at Oakwell. Tred were still clearly enjoying their cup success when they went down 4-3 at Wombwell Main in the league. They went 1-0 up early on through Warren Jackson’s 10th of the season after good work by Garside. Soon after Wombwell equalised but Tred regained the lead through Luke Forgione's first of the season from the penalty spot. Garside then scored from around 15 yards, after a good run and cross by captain Reed to put Tred 3-1 up at the break and on course for another win. However, Wombwell came out in the second period and controlled the game from minute one. They pulled three goals back to eventually win 4-3. Blackerhill's promotion push from Division One suffered at Kendray, with a second successive draw. The hosts took the lead from a corner on the half hour but Rovers drew level through man of the match Ryan Poskitt's header. Rovers' week improved when they reached the semi-final of the Kelley Cup with a hard-fought win over Wombwell Main. Rovers were ahead at half-time through top scorer Matt Slater and Pete Green came off the bench in the second half to make it 2-0. Wombwell pulled one back thanks to a Peter Hirst own goal but Rovers held on. Man of the match was Mike Hyde. Lundwood are through to the final of the Sunday Challenge Cup after a 3-2 victory over Ardsley, who went in front through Craig Allen. Lundwood pressed for the equaliser and were rewarded when Gareth Hepple tapped home after good work from Josh Stacey. Two quick goals from Stacey and Carl Lister looked to have put the result beyond doubt but a late reply from Ardsley set up a tense finish. Scott Beven and Stacey shared Lundwood's man of the match award, while Ardsley's keeper had a blinder. In the league, a last minute header from Craig Rouse earned Lundwood a 1-1 draw against Royston Steelers. The two sides met a week earlier and Royston won 2-0. A storming second half performance saw Royston Railway earn a convincing 5-1 victory at Worsborough Ship. Goals from Richard Machine, Chris Cutts, Brian Pickles, Liam Saddler and leading scorer Craig Crow–Powers secured the three points with Lee Love named man of the match. Ward Green Over 35s entertained the Old Edwardians in the penultimate match of the season and won 4-1. The first period saw Green take the lead with their only worthwhile attack when Neil Broadhead found the net. Manager Steve Serge made two tactical changes at the break which had immediate effect. Geoff Hoosen doubled the lead from the spot and then made it 3-0 with a good run and finish. He then completed his hat-trick with a looping header.

Six of the best secures league title for Falcons By Nathan Hemmingham and Kath Parkin HOYLAND Common Falcons under 16s bounced back from the disappointment of losing in the cup final to lift the Sheffield and District Junior Sunday League, A Division title with two games to spare. Their 6-2 win over Porter ensured the title returns to Hoyland after a seven year absence, with the Falcons last lifting the title at under nine level. They opened their account with the only goal of the first half, a Dominic Beever header. Matthew Wears extended the lead, only to Porter reply with two quick goals to draw level. Wears restored the advantage before adding his second to give the Falcons a two-goal cushion. From then on it was one-way traffic with Falcons in the ascendancy. Both Alex Vaines and Josh Burgin got on the scoresheet before Wears completed his hat-trick to bring the A Division title back to Hoyland. This has been a fantastic season for the Falcons, with two tremendous cup runs and a league title to their credit. Stocksbridge Park Steels under 16s were 1-0 down after just four minutes at Bramley Sunnyside, but fought back with 10 men for much of the game to achieve a good away win. Man of the match James Betts scored both goals. In the return fixture, Betts was again the difference between the two sides as he scored the only goal in a 1-0 win. Man of the match was George Bowden. The two results mean Stocksbridge finish fourth. In a very entertaining Millennium League game Worsbrough Common came out on top with a 2-1 victory over promotion-chasing St Josephs. Common trailed at half-time but scored twice in the second half through Jake Hardy and leading scorer Carl Rushforth. Darton Crowns under 13s hosted Dorothy Hyman in their last league game of the season and were lucky to come away with a 2-1 win. Hyman deserved a lot more out of the game. Crowns' skipper McCauley Shillito got the ball rolling with a wellworked team goal, latching on to a Josh Green pass and finishing in style. Hyman deservedly drew level just before half-time through Deon Pearce with a shot too hot to handle for the home 'keeper Jake Taylor. The latter redeemed himself minutes before the break with a fantastic save and in the second half, the Crowns gained a dubious free-kick 20-yards out which Shillito smashed into the top corner to seal the win. Man of the match for the Crowns was Adam Clayton with Daniel Shillaw and Joe Burkin was man of the match for Hyman. Silkstone United under 10s gave their best display of the season when defeating Huddersfield RCD League rivals Waterloo Wanderers 7-0.

Kavan Dignum and Jack Dransfield ran the attack scoring at will. Ellis Morgan was man of the match in a game where every player could have won the award. The win guarantees top spot and a possible play-off for the title in what has been a wonderful season. United have finished the campaign with 13 wins, three draws and only one defeat. Penistone Church under 12s visited league leaders YMCA and had the better chances in the first half with Max Barton twice going close. However, YMCA led 1-0 at half-time following a shot which was deflected past the excellent Brandon Wilkes in goal. In the second half Penistone could not keep up the pace against a strong passing side and YMCA cruised to a 7-0 victory. Silkstone United under 14s took the lead early on against Battyeford after a good finish from Jonathon Roberts. He added his second from the penalty spot before half-time but Battyeford came out all guns blazing after the break and soon had the score all square at 2-2. Silkstone's winner was scored by one of the unsung heroes of the team Sam French.

Double delight North Gawber Colliery's under 13s beat Warley Rangers 3-0. Gawber opened the scoring when a corner by Nic Njegic was powerfully headed home by Danny Atkinson. Gawber missed a string of good chances before half-time but in the second half Njegic was again instrumental when he crossed from the left for Tom Adams to head home. Dan Nicols went close and Jake Bedford had a shot headed off the line. In the dying minutes Jamie Thornton scored the goal of the season from 35 yards with his left foot to make it 3-0. Njegic, Tom Adams and Liam Adams shared the man of the match award. Gawber also returned from Westend with a solid 3-0 win. The first half was a stalemate but man of the match Jack Lally broke the deadlock with a powerful header from a Lewis Akeister corner. Liam Adams raced clear to score the second and late on Akeister's through ball sent Jake Bedford through on a 5050 challenge with the 'keeper resulting in the ball rolling into the net. Jack Lally was man of the match. Kexborough Chiefs under 12s put in an excellent performance against Kemble Rangers, winning 14-1. The Chiefs missed early chances but took the lead through Beck Frostik, who then added a second followed by Luke Gledhill to make it 3-1 at halftime. The Chiefs then produced a second half to remember, scoring 11 goals. Gledhill bagged a further four, Frostik two and also on target were Joe Taylor (2), Joe Pytlowski, Jack Meese and an own goal.

Silkstone United under 15s travelled to top-of-the-table Elland. The home team were 1-0 to the good at half-time despite goal-line clearances by Elliott Crossland and David Hardwick. After the break Tom Horsfield also cleared off the line but then Silkstone began to show more of their capabilities. Man of the match James Elenor showed tremendous effort and determination and his perfect cross led to the first goal for Silkstone tapped in by George Charlesworth. James Stafford was working tirelessly in midfield and John Smith scored the second with a powerful header. Elland fought back and equalised but then Hardwick again denied them with another fine clearance. Silkstone lost two players due to injury and had two clear penalty shouts denied but they deserved their 2-2 draw. Silkstone United under 12s put up another good performance at Shelf. Silkstone had the better of the first half and were unkucky to be 1-0 down at the break. Silkstone continued to attack on the resumption and were rewarded with a deserved equaliser from Andrew Kitchen. In the Charles Rice League, Ward Green under 13s travelled to Sherburn White Rose and took the spoils thanks to a good all round team performance. Green got off to a great start with Thomas Slack firing home after good work from Jamie Eastwood. Green doubled their lead when Danny Wears raced clear and coolly beat the advancing keeper and Ryan Backhouse soon made it 3-0 from 20 yards. Sherburn pulled a goal back just before the break but Green dominated the second half and added another through Slack after a good pass from man of the match Ben Wynn. Wombwell Main Warriors under 10s travelled to Kippax Athletic and finished the season with a hat-trick of victories. They took the lead when a good interchange of passes between Dylon Dyson and Jack Thorpe found Kahl Newrick in space and he made no mistake, blasting home the opener. Wombwell's second came soon after when Kaynan Lee, who has been ever present throughout the season, won the ball and released Michael Eyre on the left wing. Eyre was again on fine form and his pinpoint cross found Newrick in space for his second and man of the match Newrick completed a first half hattrick after good work in midfield by Ryan Camplin. Kippax did manage a consolation 10 seconds from time with a penalty despite goalkeeper Jake Baker getting his hands to the effort. Wombwell also beat Hemsworth MW 3-1. After a goalless first half, Wombwell broke the deadlock as Thorpe carried the ball out of defence before crossing for man of the match Newrick to slot home.

The triumphant Hoyland Common Falcons under 16 side won the A Division title with two games to spare. (S) The lead was doubled shortly afterwards after Kaynan Lee again turned defence into attack. He found Eyre in space who raced down the wing and fired in a wonderful left foot drive which was turned home by Newrick. The result was then put beyond doubt when Newrick sealed the first of two hat-tricks in a week after good work by Camplin. Mapplewell Mavericks under 12s drew 4-4 at home to Crofton in a tense final league game which both teams needed to win. Mapplewell scored first through Luke Braithwaite and although Crofton equalised, Braithwaite's second goal put Mapplewell 2-1 up. Crofton equalised again but a Connor Anderton goal restored Mapplewell’s lead. Another Crofton goal made it 3-3 at the break and the visitors then took the lead on the resumption, only for Josh Wragg to score his 23rd of the season and draw Mapplwell level. Mapplewell piled on the pressure in the last 15 minutes with Ryan Bagshaw hitting the post, but they could not find the vital winner. Man of the match was Lyle Parkin. Royston Dynamos under 10s returned from Wrenthorpe Rangers with a double victory. A strong Royston side were quick off the mark in the first game with Oliver Cooling first to score. Kurtis Parker made it 2-0 at the break when his long distance strike caught the Wrenthorpe goalkeeper off guard. The second half saw good performances from both sides. Conner Lindley extended the lead and soon after an excellent run from Paul Musgrave made it 4-0. Wrethorpe netted a consolation before Cooling completed the scoring from a well-taken corner. The second match was not as onesided. Royston were first on the scoresheet with a powerful shot from Luke Bradshaw. An excellent corner drew the hosts level but a second half strike from Callum Farrell restored Royston's lead. A goal by Lewis Atkinson and another from Bradshaw killed the game off, although Wrenthorpe did manage to pull two more back to narrow the final deficit to 4-3. Ward Green under 11s' unbeaten season continued against a muchimproved Yorkshire AMT outfit. A brace from midfielder Deon Shirt and a goal each for striker Bradley Hutchinson and the inventive man of match Mitchell Wynn was enough to secure yet another victory. They now have one game left to make it a memorable season having already lifted the title several weeks ago. Mapplewell Mavericks under nines entertained second placed Durkar. The yellow team won the first game

by a single goal. The match was fairly even early on but it was the Mavericks who broke the deadlock from a throw in after the goalkeeper palmed the ball out. It fell invitingly for Thomas Clare to rifle home. Jordan Bond rightly deserved the man of the match award. The green team found goalscoring a little easier by winning 4-2. Durkar took an early lead but Mapplewell levelled shortly afterwards when Zach Dawson's free-kick from near the right corner flag was palmed into the goal by the goalkeeper. Man of the match Matthew Cox added two further goals in the first half, the second coming via a deflection from Dawson's shot. In the second half the Mavericks added a fourth through Ben Briggs with a great finish before a late Durkar goal narrowed the deficit.

Champions Mapplewell Mavericks under 14s entered their midweek encounter with Thornes needing only a point to be crowned champions. Playing their first game for a month the Mavericks fell behind on 17 minutes but almost drew level when Matty Elvin hit the bar from a free-kick and Gaz Newitt's thunderous shot also crashed against the woodwork. Thornes then doubled their lead within minutes of the second half but with 12 minutes remaining Newitt chased a long ball from Nathan Wright and slotted past the advancing keeper. The Mavericks threw bodies forward in search of the equaliser and with only four minutes to go Elvin's cross was turned in by Newitt. The man of the match went was a team award after their second title in three years. The Mavericks then entertained Normanton Athletic and after a goalless first half, Normanton took the lead. However. with time running out the Mavericks again got a well deserved equaliser when Callum Hewitt slotted the ball through for Newitt to claim his 49th goal of the season. For the second time in a week, the man of the match went to the whole team. Bretton Boys Greens under 15s got off to a good start in the Trophy League Cup quarter final against New Lodge with a goal from Ben Cameron. Bretton kept up the pressure with some good wing work from man of the match Mark Waddell, but New Lodge equalised. Bretton piled on the pressure and a superb strike from Jon Charlesworth eased the nerves. Further goals from Hayden Scallan and a hat-trick from Danny Ogden put the result beyond doubt at 6-1. New Lodge pulled a goal back in the second half but Bretton finished the

strongest with goals from Scallan and Ogden to seal an 8-2 victory. Hoyland Town under 11s reached the final of the League Cup with victory over Castleford Town. It was Castleford who started the stronger, dominating midfield and possesion for long periods. They deservedly took the lead after 15 minutes breaking through a resolute Hoyland defence to fire past Kilby in goal. Hoyland fought their way back towards the end of the first half, equalising just before half-time when Whelan took on two defenders before finishing superbly. The second half started at a furious pace when Wingrove controlled well, then fired across the helpless keeper to give Hoyland the lead. Five minutes later and the game was all but over as James Barber took an excellent free-kick giving the keeper no chance. Callum Whelan added to Castleford's misery just before the end after a thunderous shot from Jack Shutt rattled the crossbar for a tap-in and his second of the day. The man of the match award went to the whole team for reaching the cup final. Ward Green under 15s paid for a sluggish start in their three-quarter final cup-tie against Wakefield Jets with the visitors hitting them with a three-goal burst inside 15 minutes. Green fought back and, in their best spell, pulled it back to 3-2 when Sam Shambley fired into the roof of the net after good work by Jack Traynor and then Jamie Jewkes broke down the left and delivered a perfect cross for brother Scott to score with a downward header. Jets scored two more before the break and made it 6-2 early in the second half. Sam Fearon got one back for Green with a good strike from a Jake Frid pass, but they had given themselves too much to do and Jets ran out 6-3 winners. Bretton JFC under 10s entertained Walton JFC with both sides needing a win to remain in the hunt for the title. Bretton knew they had to stifle Walton's good attacking approach play which they did to good effect, with Jordan Bailey and Tyler Chitoriski stopping the lively wingers and excellent defending from man of the match Steffan Mcrum and Ashley Clayton limited Walton's striker to one chance. Bretton's plan to hit Walton on the break also worked when a goal-kick from Jordan Clayton was controlled well by Kieran Lee, who held off two defenders before firing home. With two minutes remaining, Bretton wrapped up the points when good work by Dale Fuller released Lee who crossed for Chitoriski to slide home and put the result beyond doubt. Bretton need to win their remaining two games to secure the title.

Lady Reds continue their fine form throughout the half and restricted Huddersfield to only the odd attack. On the occasion that Huddersfield did break through the Barnsley defence and keeper Kath Hemingway were on top form to deny them. The Lady Reds extended their lead midway through the second half with another goal from Wilde. This time she got on the end of a cross from Nichola Coxhead and as the ball bounced on the edge of the six yard box, Wilde struck it with the outside of her boot and into the top corner. Huddersfield did manage to create a great chance to get back into the game but a goalbound volley was kept out courtesy of an outstanding save from Hemingway.

Nicki Wilde bagged two goals.

BEN Wager of Hoyle Mill Police ABC travelled to Kettering to box last year's NACYP champion Adam Hayle of the Kettering School of Boxing. Hayle was stunned in the first round with Wager's speed and

power, unsettling his rhythm which left him open to Wager's devastating combinations. In the second and third rounds both boxers boxed with superb skill but it was the final round that Hayle started to weaken and

Wager tok full advantage by piling on the pressure and scoring a well deserved victory. That was Wager's last bout, before he competes in the Junior ABA Championships. He is sponsored by Staybrite Fuels, Monk Bretton.

Saturday ECB YORKSHIRE LEAGUE Barnsley v Scarborough (Shaw Lane, 12pm start) GLADEDALE SOUTH YORKSHIRE LGE (Premier Division) Collegiate B v Barnsley B Darfield v Hallam Houghton Main v Shiregreen Whitley Hall v Elsecar Wickersley v Wath (Division One) Rockingham v Wickersley B (Division Two) Dearne v Wath B Elsecar B v Denaby (Division Three) Phoenix B v Houghton Main B Tickhill B v Barnsley C (Division Five) Maltby B v Worsbrough B Oughtibridge B v Dearne B HUDDERSFIELD CENTRAL LEAGUE (Premier Section) Cawthorne A v Holmbridge A Green Moor A v Leymoor A Hoylandswaine A v Azaad A Thorn and West A v Thurstonland A (Section A) Denby A v Higham A Heckmondwike A v Denby Dale A Woolley A v Penistone A (Section B) Almondbury Wes v Cawthorne B Denby Dale B v Bradley and Colne A Denby Grange A v Hoylandswaine B (Section C) Crigglestone A v Green Moor B Penistone B v Mirfield B Thurstonland B v Thorn and West B (Section D) Bradley and Colne B v Silkstone A Higham B v Crossbank Meths B (Section E) Cartworth Moor B v Woolley B

KEEGAN SPORTS BARNSLEY LEAGUE (Division One) Sprotbrough v West Bretton Taj Mahal v Thornciffe (Division Two) Sheffield Unity v South Kirkby Elsecar v Maltby Thurcroft v Grimethorpe Whiston v Dearne Wombwell v Doncaster Town (Division Three) Upper Haugh v Mexborough (Division Four) Brodsworth v Stainborough Darfield v Warmsworth Rossington v Dodworth

t e a m s HOYLANDSWAINE 1st XI v Azzad (Hudds Cetral League): Simon, Lockwood, Dickinson, Copley, D Mulhal, T Mulhal, Greenwood, Chadburn, Prince, Chapman, Armitage. Ball sponsor: Elegance Bridalwear. Meet 12.45pm. HOYLANDSWAINE 2nd XI v Denby Grange (Hudds Central League): Tyas, Brocklehurst, Sammon, Illingsworth, Bailey, Youel, Storey, Lee, Winwood, Baldwin, Exley. Ball sponsor: Aitken's Sportsturf Ltd. Meet 12.30pm. WOOLLEY 1st XI v Penistone (Huddersfield League) home: G Crowcroft, I Norton, S Norton, Baranowski, Taylor, Hampshire, M Crowcroft, Simms, Ellis, Baker, Horsfield. Meet club 1pm. Ball sponsor Honeywell Taxis, contact G Crowcroft if unable to play. WOOLLEY 2nd XI v Cartworth Moor (Hudds Central League) away: S Jones, Utley, B Jones, Chapman, Parker, V Crowcroft, D Crowcroft, Roe, Bentley, Bell, Morris. Meet club 12.30pm. MONK BRETTON 1st X1 v Askern (Pontefract League) home: Kilburn, Clayton, Speed, L Ogden, S Iredale, C Dixon, S Gaskell (Jnr), Heppenstall, Copping, Scully, R Hazelhurst. Meet 12 noon. MONK BRETTON 2nd X1 v Askern (Pontefract League) away: R Ogden, Bower, Littlewood, C Wainwright, M Wainwright, J Taylor, Lax, S Dixon, K Gaskell, D Ogden, Madigan. Meet 12 noon. MONK BRETTON Sunday X1 v Ackworth (Barnsley League) home: S Gaskell (Snr), Heppenstall, Coppin, Bower, Speed, M Brown, L Hazlehurst, Velensworth, R Ogden, Lax, D Ogden. Meet 1pm. WORSBROUGH BRIDGE v Maltby (South Yorkshire League) away: S Levesley, Farmer, Osborne, Oliver, L Levitt, M Levitt, Freeman, Leigh, Dyson, J Harper, Hague, Hardcastle, Thornton. Players meet Welfare 12.15pm. ROYSTON Old Town v Bentley Colliery (home): McDermott, Locke, Chapman, Japp, Stott, Hurst, Street, Bailey, Baranowski, Hemingway, Burke. Meet at ground 12.15pm. Match ball sponsor Alan Wood Heating and Plumbing. BARNSLEY 1st XI v Scarborough (Yorkshire League) home: Widdup, M Wilson, Morris, Nuttall, Booth, Ellis, Lawson, G Wilson, Whittaker, A Wilson, Carrington. Res: From second XI. Scorer: K Motley. Meet Shaw Lane 10.45am. BARNSLEY 2nd XI v Sheffield Collegiate (South Yorkshire League) away: O Whittaker, Bullingham, Jordan, Muzawazi, A Beck, M Ivill, A Ivill, Green, G Nuttall, Fletcher, Ledger. Res: From 3rd XI. Scorer: D Holmes. Meet Shaw Lane 11.30am. BARNSLEY Clarence XI v Tickhill (South Yorkshire League) away: M Clayton, Shaw, Benson, Wright, Rafiq, Harrison, Barnes, Hemingway, Price, Berry, Hayes. Res: From 4th XI. 12th man: Cranston. Scorer: J Mills. BARNSLEY Beechfield XI v Sprotborough (Pontefract League) home: Smith, Wakefield, Gray, Goddard, Hampshire, Wilson, Roebuck, Shaw, Waquas, Psaad, Goldsby-West. Res: Adil, Afzad. 12th man: J Milner. Meet Shaw Lane 12.15pm.

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Barnsley International, with manager Davit Khutsishvili, far left. (D)

Season to remember for International


CRICKET f i x t u r e s


LADIES FOOTBALL Barnsley Ladies continued their excellent form, which has seen them lose just once since Christmas, when they beat Huddersfield 2-0. Due to a fixture backlog Barnsley had to play their home game in midweek, which meant less than ideal preparation for both teams in a game which is traditionally a tough encounter. Barnsley started the better and immediately put the away side on the back foot. Their pressure eventually paid off when Nicki Wilde broke through on goal. She received the ball on the edge of the area and beat the Huddersfield defence with ease before calmly slotting the ball around the keeper. Barnsley continued to dominate


A SIDE that has no regular training venue and get changed in the manager's house prior to away games has enjoyed a remarkable season. Barnsley International under 17s, who were formed in 2003 to give young people of all ages and ethnic background the opportunity to play football, have enjoyed a remarkable season that has seen them win the Charles Rice League and also reach the semi-finals of the President's Cup.

They have also won the hearts and respect of many along the way, none more so than Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich, who sent the club his best wishes before the cup semi-final and also a signed Chelsea football. The side is made up of a number of different nationalities including Albania, Kosovo, Zimbabwe, Cameroon and Georgia. Manager Davit Khutsishvili says a lot of people have played their part in his side's success. "I would like to

thank the people of Barnsley, the council and MP Mick Clapham for their help and support. Barnsley Football Club and in particular Dave Hancock at the Academy has been a big help and so has Mary Dyson at BSAF." They are now hoping to go semi-professional next year but need their own ground. Anyone who can help provide facilities or land for them to build their own ground can contact 07796 008764.

FORMER Barnsley midfielder Ian Banks has been appointed the new manager of AFC Emley. The 47-year-old takes over after Nicky Bramald stepped down. It means Banks, who played for the original Emley under his old Barnsley team-mate Ronnie Glavin, will have managed both the original Emley (now Wakefield and playing in the UniBond League) and the current village club, who are in the NCE First Division. As well as Barnsley, Banks also played for Leicester, Bradford, West Brom, Rotherham and Darlington.

Finals week ATHERSLEY Recreation will play three cup finals at Oakwell in four days. They tackle Lundwood in the Rose Bowl Final on Monday; play Hollisend in the Challenge Cup Final 24 hours later; and then meet Royston Steelers in the Hospital Cup on Thursday, May 1. Also in final action next week will be Tommy Tred and either Cudworth Star or Ward Green in the Supplementary Trophy at Oakwell on Wednesday. Kick-off is at 7pm.

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Bronze for Nockels and Lonsdale clock excellent times in Rothwell 10k swim star Holroyd By Nathan Hemmingham and Kath Parkin

A DOZEN swimmers represented the Borough of Barnsley at Ponds Forge for the Radford level one meet, and with tough entry times and even tougher competition over the weekend only 15-year-old Jack Holroyd managed to secure a top three placing. Jack, a pupil at Holgate Secondary, completed an impressive swim in the 800m freestyle, shaving 14 seconds of his personal best to finish in bronze position with a time of 910.05 which also qualifies him for this year's ASA national meet. All other swimmers achieved good personal bests throughout the competition and twelve-year-old Brindley Turner achieved her second national qualifying time with her 200m backstroke time of 2-35.08. Full BOBSC results: Boys 10/11yrs: 50m Breaststroke: C Senior 44.81. O Payling 53.89. 200m Butterfly: D Higgins 3-47.71. 100m Freestyle: G Garside 1-13.71. M Payling 1-14.01. Cian Senior 1-15.02. O Payling 1-24.13. D Higgins 1-26.98. 200m IM: C Senior 255.81. G Garside 2-57.68. M Payling 310.73. D Higgins 3-39.39. 50m Freestyle: O Payling 38.42. 200m Breaststroke: C Senior 3-26.48. 100m Butterfly: G Garside 1-22.89. M Payling 1-30.18. D Higgins 1-42.35. 400m Freestyle: G Garside 5-23.75. M Payling 5-42.19. 50m Backstroke: O Payling 44.66. D Higgins 47.32. 100m Breaststroke: C Senior 133.05. 100m Backstroke: M Payling 122.99. G Garside 1-24.61. C Senior 126.29. 200m Freestyle: G Garside: 238.40. M Payling 2-40.79. C Senior 240.99. O Payling 2-56.47. D Higgins 301.45. 200m Backstroke: G Garside 251.71. M Payling 2-56.25. C Senior 257.48. O Payling 3-23.28. D Higgins 331.94. Girls 10/11yrs: 100m Freestyle: A Moody 1-23.30. 50m Freestyle: 39.75. 50m Backstroke: A Moody 42.55. 100m Backstroke: A Moody 1-30.94. 200m Freestyle: A Moody 2-57.30. 200m Backstroke: A Moody 3-09.73. Boys 12/13yrs: 400m IM: A Peel 600.38. 100m Freestyle: A Peel 1-11.45. 200m IM: A Peel 2-53.50. 400m Freestyle: 400m Freestyle: 5-09.02. 1500m Freestyle: A Peel 19-53.02.100m Backstroke: A Peel 1-20.90. 200m Freestyle: A Peel 2-27.90. 200m Backstroke: A Peel 2-48.80. R Musgrave 2-55.24. Girls 12/13yr: 400m IM: E Garside 620.44. 50m Breaststroke: B Turner 44.73. 100m Freestyle: B Turner 1-07.34. E Garside 1-16.72. 200m IM: B Turner 247.37. 100m Butterfly: B Turner 1-16.40. 50m Backstroke: 34.08. 100m Breaststroke: E Garside 1-40.09. 100m Backstroke: B Turner 1-13.77. 200m Freestyle: 2-25.94. 200m Backstroke: B Turner 2-35.08. Boys 14/15yrs: 50m Breaststroke: M Holroyd 35.67. A Makings 36.67. 100m Freestyle: J Holroyd 59.34. A Makings 1-02.41. 200m IM: M Holroyd 2-28.13. J Holroyd 2-31.78. 50m Freestyle: J Holroyd 27.73. A Makings 29.00. 200m Breaststroke: M Holroyd 2-46.15. 100m Butterfly: A Makings 1-12.58. 800m Freestyle: 3, J Holroyd 9-10.05. M Holroyd 9-47.84. 400m Freestyle: J Holroyd: 4-33.05. 50m Backstroke: M Holroyd 32.60. 100m Breaststroke: M Holroyd 1-17.76. 200m Freestyle: M Holroyd 2-12.37. J Holroyd 2-12.60. A Makings 2-15.28. 50m Butterfly: A Makings 31.46. 200m Backstroke: M Holroyd 2-26.53.


Leaders hit by Tigers BARNSLEY Leaders under 13s put in a strong performance against Leeds Tigers, who finished third in the recent national play-offs, but eventually slipped to a 24-22 defeat. The follow up game against Bradford Dragons saw the Leaders open with a 12-10 split but their eight-player team ran out of steam to lose 44-36. Four of the Leaders team Tommy Price, Tom Large, Connor McLaughlin and Daniel McLaughlin were selected for the West Yorkshire training squad. Point guard Jake Wainwright cut through the Tigers’ defence, in the third minute, to open the scoring. Price then took an offensive rebound to put Barnsley 4-2 in front. The Tigers hit back but four points from Zac Danks kept his team in contention at 14-10 at half-time. At the restart the Leaders took the lead at 16-14 with a 6-0 run through Danks (4) and Marshall (2). The Tigers came back with a 10-0 run to lead 24-16 with four minutes left. Danks, Wainwright and Marshall were again on target in another 6-0 run but the bell sounded with Barnsley two points down. Danks was Barnsley’s top scorer with 12. Forward Tom Large hit three baskets in quick succession to shoot Barnsley into a 6-4 lead against the Dragons. Reece Marshall (4) and Jake Wainwright (2) helped keep Barnsley in front at 12-10 in the first period. Barnsley continued to work good openings but as the team tired their finishing deteriorated and the Dragons edged ahead at 22-20 by half-time and finished with 12-8 and 10-8 winning splits. Large and Marshall top scored for Barnsley with 10 points each. Jake Wainwright was creative at point guard throughout both games and also recorded his best points tally of 12. Danks was overall Leaders’ top scorer with 18 and also set the standard for Barnsley in defence. Team: Zac Danks (capt) 18, Reece Marshall 14, Jake Wainwright 12, Tom Large 10, Tommy Price 4, Robert Quinton, Connor McLaughlin, Daniel McLaughlin. Coach Bert Beaumont. Coaching sessions for all age groups continue on Saturday at the Foulstone School sports hall, Darfield. On Sunday morning Darfield Dunkers Rookies travel to the Goals Centre for the South Yorkshire under 11 tournament.

ELEVEN Kingstone Runners ran the Rothwell 10k on Sunday. The fast course and ideal weather conditions helped Daren Nockels to a personal best time of 37.49 and Tim Lonsdale to an excellent 44.10 in his first ever competitive event. Kingstone Runners times were Daren Nockels 37.49, Andrew Chalkley 38.57, Chris Oxley 41.19, Andrew Brankin 43.42, Peter Williams 44.10, Tim Lonsdale 44.10, Alison Nockels 46.29, Ian Day 50.20, Antonia Jessop 53.55, Tim Wade 53.59, Tim Goodyear 58.19. Last Wednesday, the first event in the South Yorkshire Road League Races took place at Hayfield, Doncaster. Braving the cold weather, which brought hail and sleet for all of the club runners, Barnsley AC athletes tackled the five mile road race ably, especially as a lot of them had previously conquered the marathon distance the previous weekend. First home for the senior men and the club was Mark Hurrell in a new PB time of 30.58 and in 26th place. Linda Westlake FV50 (35.18) and Lesley Noon FV40 (34.20) upheld their competition by finishing second in their respective categories.

Results for Barnsley AC were: Senior men: 26, M Hurrell 30.58pb; 31, M Wallace 31.11. V40 men: 13, B Bell 32.06. V50 men: 17, G Bateson 33.20. V55 men: 3, J Chisholm 33.37; 4, D Bennett 33.57; 6, T Bailey 35.28; 12, K Binney 36.30. Senior ladies: 5, F Davies 33.55; 7, H Jones-Croft 38.11. FV40 ladies: 2, L Noon 34.20. FV45 ladies: 8, K Brankin 38.36. FV50 ladies: 2, L Westlake 35.18; 12, A. Bennett 42.10. The previous weekend, Lesley Noon tackled the third race of the JE James biathlon series. Incorporating a 400m swim followed by a 4.3m run, Lesley once again won the race in an excellent 36.12, finishing the series as first lady overall and then became the fastest lady of the whole series. Shaun Pickersgill also participated, debuting in his first multi-discipline event. Shaun came 6th senior man overall in an excellent time of 33.18. Three other members of Barnsley AC raced in the Rothwell 10k last Sunday in good, if wet, conditions for racing. Of the 668 runners, first home was for the club was Graham Bateson V50 in 190th position in 42.42. Dave Smith V45 was in 237th in 44.26 and Kay Rushforth F40 was 335th in 47.39. Anyone interested in joining

Barnsley AC can come along for a run on Tuesdays and Thursdays from the Metrodome Sports Centre from 6.45pm in the front entrance. Two members of Penistone Footpath Runners and AC travelled to the Rothwell 10k and both came away with personal bests and one club record. Steve Roebuck continues to improve with every race and took nearly one minute off his pb finishing in 16th place in 34.34. Over 50 vet Julie Buckley not only broke her pb but set both a new overall club and age group record, beating the old time by one and a half minutes when finishing 56th overall and first Lady v/50 in a time of 37.19. The previous weekend, eight members ran in the London Marathon and Ray Brown set a new v/65 club record, finishing in 6,162 place in a time of 3-42.58. O/40 vet Dave Cooper was first member home in 538th in 2-51.33. Other results: 1131, M Law (v40) 300.32; 1204, G Dean 3-01.36; 5648, G Dimelow (v50) 3-39.52; 6162, P Cross (v55) 5-38.47. In the Ladies race, O/40 vet Jackie Armitage made her marathon debut and despite having the last month disrupted by injury, managed to beat the four hour barrier in 1708th in 3-57.47. Anna Phillips finished 4812nd in 4-36.30.

On the same day, a large contingent travelled over to Hayfield to compete in the Kinder Downfall Fell Race over a 10 mile course with 2,500 foot of ascent. Race winner was Lloyd Taggart of Dark Peak Fell Runners in 1-07.00. First club runner home was O/45 vet Jim Bell in 36th place in 1-20.44. 55, S Storey (v50) 123.11; 117, A Green 1-33.58; 187, J Cockerton (Lv45) 1-46.27; 220, B Haigh (Lv60) 1-50.55; 242, B Lindsay (v40) 1-54.36. During the week, other members travelled to Glossop to compete in the Herod Farm Fell Race over three miles with 1,100ft of ascent. Race winner was Stuart Bond in 23.34. 66, A Green 31.48; 73, P Stanley (v45) 32.35; 77, J Rowe 32.55; 110, B Nixon (Lv50) 39.00. Three members of Wombwell Sporting AC took part in the first leg of the South Yorkshire Five-Mile Road League at Doncaster last Wednesday. In challenging wet, windy and cold conditions the trio put in excellent performances. First home again for the club was the ever-improving Darren Naylor who finished 18th senior in 30-02. Next member back was Carl Hullett who followed up his excellent performance in the London Marathon with another great run, finishing 22nd senior in 30-46.

Bringing up the rear on this occasion was over 50 veteran Dave Allemby, making a slow, but positive, recovery from injury. He finished 24th in the over 50 category in a time of 36-20. Hullet's time in the London Marathon was 3-01.4. Barnsley AC gained good results from the Sheffield Festival of Athletics at Don Valley on Saturday with a number of first and second places. Results: Under 11 Girls, 100m: Melissa Macey 9th 17.6; Long Jump 11th 3m 06; Under 13 Girls, 100m: Corrie Shaw 9th 15.2; Keeley Horbury 16th 16.2; Long Jump: Keeley Horbury 14th 3.34m; Shot: Corrie Shaw 1st 7.30m; Javelin: Corrie Shaw 1st 17.49m PB; Under 15 Girls, 100m: Lauren Frid 8th 14.4; Lucy Bird 13th 15.1; Long Jump: Lucy Bird 7th 4.06m; Javelin: Laura England 1st 33.82m PB; High Jump: Bethany England 3rd 1.35m; Under 17 Women, 100m: Kate Ellis 5th 14.2; Hannah Frid 7th 14.3; Jodie Deakin 8th 14.4; 200m: Jodie Deakin 5th 29.5; Hannah Frid 6th 29.5; Bethany Hill 7th 29.9; Alex England 30.5; Shot: Bethany Hill 1st 7.19m; Javelin: Bethany Hill 2nd 32.15m; Under 20 Women, 100m: Hannah Bird 2nd 12.7; Kirsty Beaumont 4th 13.5; Becky Bellis 8th 13.8; 200m Hannah Bird 2nd 26.0; 400m Kirsty

Beaumont 1st 60.4. Senior Women, 100m: Amanda Shaw 1st 12.9; Racheal Shaw 2nd 13.3; 200m Racheal Shaw 2nd 26.4. Under 15 Boys, Javelin: Chris Moxon 2nd 29.69m. Under 20 Men, 200m: Luke Edwards 4th 23.6; 800m: Ben Senior 10th 2-21.0; Javelin: Eathan Featherstone 1st 46.27m. Senior Men, 100m: Peter Herberts 2nd 11.6; 200m: Peter Herberts 1st 23.0; High Jump: Andrew England 4th 1.65m; Javelin 1st 40.20m. Eighteen Barnsley Harriers competed in the Rothwell 10K road race last Sunday morning, with four members recording new personal best times for the distance. First Harrier back was over 40 veteran Stephen Whiteley, and despite running the London Marathon just one week earlier, he recorded yet another personal best time when he finished in 37-44, 21 seconds quicker than his previous best, for 65th place overall out of 671 finishers. Over 45 lady veteran Sally Gray, sliced 3-38 secs off, Dean Booth also reduced his best time by 3-38 secs, while Neil Todd (over 40 vet) improved his previous best time by 24 seconds. First lady Harrier back was Linda Walton who finished eighth out of 60 competitors in the over 40 section in a good time of 41-27.

Also running well was over 55 veteran Ian Meade, who recorded his fastest 10k time for four years after running the London Marathon the previous Sunday. Perhaps the best runs of the day were by over 50 veteran Shaun Logan and Phil Swift (v40), who both recorded respectable times, then ran the 16 miles back home as part of their training for the Edinburgh Marathon in May. Positions and times were 65, S Whiteley (MV40) 37-44 pb; 107, P Fordham (MV35) 39-24;155, L Walton (LV40) 41-27, 216, S Logan (MV50) 4350, 224, J Hewitt (MV60) 44-06; 231, J Clark (MV40) 44-10, 242, P Swift (MV40) 44-41, 301, G Hayes (MV55) 46-38, 305, I Meade (MV55) 46-49, 381, I Christopherson (MV55) 49-43, 397, B Clark (LV40) 50-08, 405, D Booth (M) 50-27pb; 415, V Skipper (LV50) 5046; 418, R Nothard (LV45) 51-00, 546, N Todd (MV40) 56-23pb, 577, R Gray (LV40) 58-41, 661, S Taylor (LV45) 7040, 663, S Gray (LV45) 72-13pb. The Harriers used the event as the fourth leg of the Black N Tan Challenge and section winners on the day were: B Clark (snr lady), L Walton (LV40), R Nothard (LV45), V Skipper (LV50), P Fordham (snr man), S Whiteley (MV40), S Logan (MV50), G Hayes (MV55), J Hewitt (MV60).



Super Scott secures cup final place

Jaded Dodworth still have enough

By Nathan Hemmingham SCOTT Hinchliffe secured Barnsley First XV’s place in the final of the South Yorkshire Cup with a brilliant piece of individual skill in Wednesday night’s hard-fought victory at Sheffield. Hinchliffe has been enjoying a great run of form in recent weeks and could be a possible candidate for the player of the year award. His contribution on Wednesday was possibly his most important of the season. With half-time fast approaching and the scores locked at 3-3, Hinchliffe turned on the style to jink his way past three players and score under the posts. Jensen added the conversion to the penalty he scored earlier in the game to give his side a 10-3 advantage at the break. The second half belonged to Sheffield as they dominated territorially. It was Barnsley though who looked more threatening on the attack and Andrew Appleyard came close on a couple of occasions to adding to the score but he lacked support on two particular occasions after making brilliant breaks. With only a seven-point lead, Barnsley knew Sheffield were always just one score away from coming back into the game but Barnsley gave themselves a little breathing space following a sustained period of pressure with Jensen kicking the simplest of penalties to put daylight between themselves and Sheffield. Most of the remaining 20 minutes was played in the Barnsley half as Sheffield pushed to narrow the gap. The Barnsley defence was excellent though, with the forwards working

hard in the tight and the backs thwarting any attacks out wide. Sheffield narrowed the gap to seven with another penalty but it was too little too late. Man of the match went to Alex Pearson for an excellent all round performance. Barnsley now travel to Wheatley Hills (Doncaster) for the final on Tuesday, kick-off is at 6.30pm and the club are hoping a large number of spectators will travel. Barnsley under 15s played host to Leeds side Roundhegians in an end of the season encounter, and played superbly throughout to record a 36-0 victory. Joe Maycroft opened the scoring as he sprinted 50m to score in the corner after good work by Sam Wollerton and man of the match Sam Moss. The Shaw Laners dominated the line-outs through some determined jumping by Kane Feek and Aidan Tallant, and eventually the constant pressure brought a further score. After a great catch by Sam Wollerton and impressive rucking by Jordan Fletcher, the ball was fed to fly half Josh Lewis who produced two hand-offs and great acceleration to out-run the defence and score out wide. Next it was the turn of flying number seven Max Brook to get on the score sheet before Adam Parr, despite nursing a leg injury, showed great skill with a jinking run before passing to winger Greg Colbridge who duly raced clear to score. He then converted his own try and the final score of the half came after a great driving maul and close passing from the ever-improving trio of Jamie Todd, Joe Moorhouse and Joe Green led to a five metre scrum. Number eight Blake Marsland Gray

made no mistake with the pick up, and drove over for the try. Colbridge added the extra points to make it 29–0 at half-time. The scoring was completed in the second half when Cranston set off on a weaving run upto the visitors' 22m area and then hacked the ball through, picked up superbly and dove over the line to score. Josh Lewis added the conversion. Barnsley under 14s saved their best performance of the season until the final game as they welcomed Huddersfield to Shaw Lane. Although the visitors had the early share of possession they were unable to create any meaningful opportunities as Barnsley continually pressed and drove them back. It was a welcome return to the team for Ben Thistlewood who led Barnsley’s dominance in the scrum and the set-play supremacy was further reinforced by Fred Butcher at hooker and Jordan Darwin in the Line-out. With the first half drawing to a close, Darwin calmly collected a long clearance midway inside his own half with the offside Huddersfield attack hot in pursuit. From the resultant penalty he took a quick tap to set up Eddie Fox to drive over the first points of the game. Jordan Gray went close with the conversion, but at half-time Barnsley were 5-0 up. The second half continued in the same vain and the result was secured with a well worked backs move to set Michael Limb free and sprint over for Barnsley’s second try. Gray went close again but was unable to add to the tally with the conversion. Man of the match awards went to Fred Butcher and James Proctor.

By Kath Parkin

Barnsley under 16s are pictured before their tour of cork. Also with them is Kev and Vicki Cummings from Transmap UK, who sponsored the tour shirts. (S)


Miller eyes national amateur title BARNSLEY'S brilliant young snooker player Brett Miller showed his worth on the national scene by reaching the final of the ESB Amateur Championships. The 21-year-old made it through to the quarter-finals by winning his region and came face-to-face with the other seven regional winners in a knockout competition at Rushden Snooker Centre on Sunday. The competition was split into two leagues of four with the winner of each league meeting in the final. With one of Miller's opponents pulling out, the young ace knew he needed only two wins to reach the final and he came out on top of a seven-frame thriller in the first match, winning 4-3. There were no real big breaks but he did enjoy two fruitful ones in the 40s. Two breaks in the 50s and a break of 66 in the last match ensured a 4-1 win and a place in the finals at the ECB Finals night, which will also see the club championships, threeman team and pairs finals played on the same weekend of May 17 and 18 at the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield. Miller was in action for Barnsley in the Inter-County League, Division One match at home to last year's champions Sheffield. Barnsley lost the game 4-2 but could have easily won the match by the same score. Miller opened the match against D Birley and a break of 54 earned the youngster a 70-29 victory but lost the second frame 20-60 to level the match at 1-1 after the first game. Paul Brown was next up and won his first frame to go 2-1 in front but his second was a case of the frame that got away. With Brown in front, he went for a snooker but failed to hit his object ball and fouled, allowing his opponent to clinch the frame. With the match evenly-poised at 2-2, Paul Dunn was up next and he lost his first frame 58-24 to Kevin Breeze. However, he was unlucky not to win the final frame of the night which went down to the black. Dunn had the first potting chance on the black but it was Breeze who was successful but despite the defeat, Barnsley took heart from the fact they could, and should, have beaten last year's champions. The last match of the season is on Sunday at Brighouse.

Brett Miller has one eye on the National Amateur crown.



Battling Howarth goes solo to finish in top 20

Scargill fifth

By Dave Couldwell FOR this season's British Superbikes Championship, the Superstock Cup and Superstock have been replaced by the Superstock 1000 and it is now one of the toughest support events in the British Superbike calendar. With the opening round of the season cancelled because of snow, the old Barnsley faces were out in force at the super fast Thruxton circuit on Sunday in the second round. Last season's One Stop Race Shop team headed by rider Derek Gulbrandsen and chief mechanic Gary Wilson are now the Lenzkes team. They also have a new rider Howie Mainwaring from Frodsham. Another top local rider, Jonathan Howarth, has set up his own team Jonathan Howarth Racing with the help of Tilen Electrics. The Lenzkes team had mixed fortunes over the race weekend with the team doing well in the first free practice on a damp and very windy circuit with Howie finishing eighth and Derek in 39th but going faster then he had last year. In a very wet qualifying Howie managed 9th on the brand new crescent Suzuki and a very

happy Derek managed to qualify 36th out of 40 on last year's Yamaha. Jonathan Howarth had a good free practice ending up in the top 20 at 18th and in the wet qualifying went one place better at 17th on his new Tilen Electrics Suzuki all with out the help of his mechanic who could not make it to the Hampshire circuit. On Sunday's race day the weather was warm and dry in the race and Howie got off to a good start and was running with the top five but after six laps his tyres started to over heat and and he was losing grip on his back tyre and slipped down to a very good ninth place. Howie said" “I could have been in the top five but when I started losing drive the front runners just kept pulling away out of the slow turns so a 9th is not too bad." Derek had a good start and made up six places on the first five laps and was pulling away from rear pack until the safety car came out. When the safety car went in he was passed by two riders and on the last lap Derek tried to out brake one of them going into the Club Chicane braking from 170mph down to 40mph but the front tyre lost grip and Derek fell off his Yamaha, breaking his left ankle and cracked a rib but was

still very upbeat after the race. He said: "I am in a bit of pain but on the bright side I did go two seconds a lap faster than I did last year and I should be OK to ride at the next round at Oulton Park." For Jonathan it was a very hard race without a mechanic. He had to do all the work on his bike and with all the pressures of changing wheel tyres and fuel he forgot to change the bike back to dry settings for the race. He got off the line with the front runners but after the adrenaline rush of the start the front of his Tilen Electrics Suzuki was tucking in on him going in to the fast parts of the track but when the safety car came out it gave him a rest for three laps but he kept trying to the end and finished in the top 20 at 13th. After the race Jonathan said: “I got a good start and was in the top 10 but when the bike started tucking in going into the fast turns that’s when I remembered I had not changed the front settings from wet to dry so the front of the bike was too soft. “In the last two laps of the race the back tyre went off but its been a hectic weekend without a mechanic, but my girlfriend knows a lot more about bikes now!"

Blacker Hill’s Jonathan Howarth (15) at the front of a pack of riders at Thruxton in round two of the British Superbikes and below, Birdwell’s Ben Barrett in action. Picture: Monopics. There were two riders from Barnsley in the GP125 class. Birdwell's Ben Barrett has teamed up with Bradford-based SP125 Racing, which is run by former 125 champion Steve Patrickson. Seventeen-year-old Barrett qualified in 21st but got pushed onto the grass during the first lap and was in last position when he resumed. However, he battled his way back up to finish in 27th and but for the first round incident, could well have secured a place in the top 15. Ryan Saxelby was also racing in the GP 125 class and qualified 30th but did not race.

DAVE Scargill and Trevor Mayne rode the LVRC Peter Fryer Memorial road race for veterans near Halifax. The frenetic pace of the large bunch on the hilly terrain led to an early crash which the Birdwell riders avoided. A group of three got away in the middle of the race, but when Mayne tried to join them he was hauled back into the pack. With three laps remaining Scargill made a concerted effort to bridge the gap to the leaders dragging another rider with him. Showing his strength he single handedly narrowed the gap but was unable to get across and was out sprinted by the other rider who had sat on his wheel making no effort to assist the move. His effort earned him a 5th place overall in the top three race categories and a fine second in his age group. Mayne continuing his comeback had to make do with a midbunch finish in the sprint. However, the opening club five mile evening series time trial at Thurgoland showed that he was coming back to form when he came first with a time of 12.40 on the hilly course out to Oxspring roundabout and back. Paul Bennington continued to show potential and was only five seconds back in second place. Darren Gill completed the top three with a creditable time of 13.21. Richard Oxley came first in the handicap and leads the points table on 10 closely followed by Mayne on nine. The evening series 5 will run for another four Tuesday nights at 7pm and non club members or anyone wanting to test themselves in the race of truth are welcome.

PLAYING their third game in seven days, a jaded Dodworth had difficulty in producing the intensity of recent games, but they still beat Greetland Allrounders 18-8. Despite being bottom of the league, the massive home team forward pack were in no mood to capitulate and it was Greetland who took the lead with an unconverted try. Greetland added a second unconverted try but Dodworth grabbed a lifeline just before the break when they drove the ball to within inches of the line when wing three-quarter Tony Atkinson went to acting halfback and sold an outrageous dummy for the third unconverted try. After the break, Dodworth had the benefit of the sloping pitch and with the fresh legs of Dave Roebuck driving forward, Dodworth started to look the more likely and veteran full back Dave Mann crossed. Dodworth gained further momentum with centres Rob Hodgson and Andy Cutler making in-roads into the Greetland defence and this finally paid off when Hodgson latched onto a perfectly weighted pass from young stand-off Declan French and powered his way over for a try. Loose forward Joe Atkinson then powered his way over for the final try which was converted by French. Dodworth's man of the match was Dave Mann. Shaw Skips’ men of the match were Joe Atkinson, Shaun Wragg and Declan French. That result came off the back of a 10-6 win over promoted Crigglestone the previous Wednesday. Dodworth got their revenge for a thrashing in the away fixture earlier in the season. The resurgent Dodworth took the physical offensive from the off and completely anulled their opponents’ attacking ideas in the first half. Young forward Gary Sykes, again taking the lead with his powerful drives forward and solid defence, had Crigglestone on the back foot for most of the half and with darting runs being made Damien Blanchard, being supported by his brother, hooker Daniel Blanchard, Dodworth were able to find penetration into the Crigglestone defence and it was from one such forward momentum that centre-threequarter Rob Hodgson was able to power over the line with the final pass being turned inside by winger Tom Atkinson. The customary derby flare-up saw Dodworth's second row forward Joe Atkinson sin-binned, along with Crigglestone's Ryan Horsley. Again, Dodworth drove upfield and were held just short of the line when big second row forward Shaun Wragg took the unacustomed role of acting half back and used the full force of his 18 stone frame to force his way over, converted by Daniel Blanchard. The Crigglestone kicking game finally paid off after the break when Dodworth fumbled and the ball dropped straight into the hands of the Crigglestone right winger who raced to score near the posts and, as a result of a foul on the winger after the try was scored, Dodworth prop forward Carl Wragg was shown the red card. The try was converted. Another flare up saw man of the match Joe Atkinson sent to the sin bin and with Dodworth down to 11 the game came to an end with Dodworth victors. Shaw Skips’ men of the match Daniel Blanchard, Damian Blanchard and Liam Emmerson. Dodworth are holding their annual presentation night on Saturday, May 10 at the Miners Welfare. Tickets on sale behind the bar. Any person interested in helping run a junior section should contact Geoff Wake on 01226 790613. Dodworth now have three remaining fixtures. Tomorrow they play Birkenshaw (Bradford) at home, kick-off 2.30pm. On Wednesday (April 30th) they are at home to Siddall (Halifax) 7pm kick-off and next Saturday they play Ackworth (away) 2.30pm start.

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Ta l k i n g

Let’s get safe – and then address shortcomings


FOR a team that toppled Liverpool at Anfield and deservedly conquered Chelsea at Oakwell to be contemplating the possibility that they might be relegated to the third tier of English football is pretty hard to deal with. But as the penultimate round of Championship matches prepares to be played out in tense atmospheres up and down the country this weekend, Barnsley are still not safe from that dreaded third relegation place. Who would have thought it would have come to this, way back in the first week of October, when a rampant Reds team tore apart the previously unbeaten Bristol City 3-0, to go fourth in the table? Who would have thought the Reds would need something from their last home game of the season back in February, when Simon Davey’s side

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REDS 0, FOXES 1 Scorers Corners Shots off target Shots on target


Hume (72 mins) 4 5 1



Referee: Mark Halsey (Lancashire).

Attendance: 14,644

Man of the match: Dennis Souza. The Brazilian centre-back gave a gutsy display against the Leciester man mountain that is Steve Howard. Competed well in the air, and gave 100 per cent for the cause but it was not enough to help his team secure a vital point or better, as Souza’s central defensive colleague Lewin Nyatanga was too easily held off by Leicester sub Barry Hayles in the lead-up to Iain Hume’s 10th goal of the season. Leicester (4-4-2):


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Macken (6) Leon (6) Kozluk (7)

Nardiello (6)

Howard (5)

Hassell (6)

Souza (7)

Nyatanga (6)

Steele (mark out of 10: 6)

Barnsley substitutions: Odejayi (mark out of 10: 6) for Nardiello (68 mins); Campbell-Ryce (6) for Devaney (80 mins); Coulson (6) for Hassell (85 mins). Unused substitutes: Letheren, Ferenczi.

outplayed the best footballing side in the division, West Brom, in a pulsating game at Oakwell? And who would have thought Barnsley would be anywhere near the relegation zone back in early March, when, in the space of four days, the Reds not only ko’d Chelsea in the FA Cup but also trounced the Tractor Boys of Ipswich 4-1? But now Davey’s tired troops need to win one last Oakwell battle, to make sure they win their Championship war. There are many reasons it has come to this – the injury to Brazilian midfielder Anderson De Silva being one – but the lack of goals from a misfiring Barnsley strikeforce has to be right up there near the top of the list. At various points this season Davey has had on the Oakwell books Miguel

Mostto, Istvan Ferenczi, Jon Macken, Michael Coulson, Daniel Nardiello, Kayode Odejayi, Michael Coulson and Kim Christensen. Only Macken has looked anything like – and even he’s not a natural goal-getter. Late last year Hull City found themselves below Barnsley in the table. They then went out and signed the fleet-footed Frazier Campbell from Manchester United on loan, a young, hungry striker with an eye for goal. Suddenly the Tigers roared. The goals began to flow – and they stormed up the table to get right into the thick of the promotion fight. Barnsley, on the other hand, continued to suffer from a glaring lack of forward prowess, perhaps masked by the cup triumphs, and duly tumbled towards the bottom of the table.

I just hope we can stagger over the safety line tomorrow – and the Reds can address their Championship shortcomings in the summer. Oh, and it would be fantastic to see Patrick Cryne taking over from Gordon Shepherd as chairman. For me, Patrick has to be the one to take full control.

Ponty End plaudits SOMETIMES the phrase ‘the supporters can be our 12th man’ gets a little too used for my liking. Yes, the fans can make a difference with their passion and their fervour. The atmosphere against Chelsea in the FA Cup was electric. It comes as no surprise that Simon Davey and Ian Holloway, managers who met at Oakwell last Saturday, have now urged the supporters of

Barnsley and Leicester to get behind their favourites this weekend. I can’t believe the Reds have not reduced prices to try and entice more supporters into the ground. Holloway’s Foxes entertain thirdfrom-bottom Sheffield Wednesday, and he said: “We need to make it a real cauldron for Wednesday.” But the supporters can’t actually decide a match. They can’t score you the winning goal. They can’t save a penalty. It is up to the players and management. Davey has urged Barnsley’s supporters to swell the attendance figure at Oakwell tomorrow against Charlton – the last home fixture of a true, rollercoaster ride of a season – and make a lot of noise backing his team. The fans did turn up the volume against Leicester last Saturday and it

didn’t do much good in the end did it? The singing at the start of the second half and beyond, emanating from the Ponty End in particular, was absolutely magnificent. They made a right old racket, and tried their utmost to get the players going. I’m sure it was appreciated, but, ultimately, it was for naught. Barnsley lost. Now I’m sure those diehards will repeat the feat against Charlton. Mates of mine, fans like Cuz and his chums in the Ponty, and lads like Rob in the East Stand, will roar their team on. Even the likes of Stretch, hunkered down at pitchside peering through his camera lens, and me up in the West Stand press box, watching the contest unfold, will be rooting for the Reds. But the Barnsley players now have to do their bit.

Barnsley boss remains bullish about survival but fans are fretting


“We hit the post twice and had a stonewall penalty waved away. Our luck was out, while Leicester had one chance and took it.” – Simon Davey 4 11 5


Devaney (6) Foster (6) Barnsley (4-4-2)

Leicester substitutions: Hayles for Hendrie (43 mins); N’Gotty for Hume (84 mins); Campbell for Bell (90 mins). Unused substitutes: Alnwick, Laczko.

Tense times as Reds fail to finish the job Barnsley 0, Leicester City 1 By Andrew Lodge REDS boss Simon Davey remains confident that his team will be a Championship club next season. Well Simon, a bit of that confidence rubbing off on the rest of us wouldn't go amiss, because there are those who are suddenly not so sure! Saturday's deeply disappointing defeat to relegation rivals Leicester at Oakwell has left Barnsley standing on the edge of the precipice, staying just above the abyss by three points. With just two matches remaining, fellow South Yorkshire outfit Sheffield Wednesday now occupy the third and final relegation spot, but the Owls have a better goal difference. So that means that Barnsley, with a home game against Charlton and a last-day trip to Cardiff to come, still need a win to make absolutely sure of their survival. But if their performance against Ian Holloway's Foxes is anything to go by, the Reds look to be a side desperate for the final whistle to the season. In footballing terms it was a dreadful match, played out between two dreadful teams. Barnsley looked out on their feet, running on empty, and, just as worrying, bereft of both goals and ideas. This was a team predominantly made up of players who had seen off Chelsea in such magnificent fashion. They had swept aside Bristol City, Watford and West Brom earlier in the season, and only a fortnight ago had produced terrific back-to-back away wins over Watford and Preston. But on Tuesday against Hull and here against the Foxes, Davey's men were found badly wanting. They now appear a mere shadow of the side that lit up the cup competition with their magnificent efforts at Anfield and against Chelsea. They could have been forgiven against the Tigers of Hull, I suppose, when they were soundly beaten by a team gunning for promotion. But the Foxes are a different animal entirely,

Above: Top flight referee Mark Halsey may have failed to spot a clear-cut foul on Kayode Odejayi inside the Leicester box but did see Rob Kozluk’s rash tackle on Lee Hendrie which earned the Reds full-back a yellow card. Right: Jon Macken tangles with Leicester skipper Patrick Kisnorbo.

struggling to avoid a first ever season in the third tier of English football. Leicester were woeful, too reliant on a physical approach and their tactic of delivering long balls towards their totem forward Steve Howard, in the hope of feeding off the scraps. But Barnsley were almost as bad, especially when Davey made the headscratching decision to replace Daniel Nardiello with Kayode Odejayi. That substitution also led to the Reds 'going long' – and although Odejayi should have been awarded a penalty after being hauled down in the box by Leicester skipper Patrick Kisnorbo – the home side did not deserve any real plaudits for their performance. They did deserve to pick up a point however. They hit the post twice, and had other half-chances, but their luck was out. Leicester, on the other hand, managed only one effort on target in the entire match. But Iain Hume's tap-in from three yards proved decisive, giving Leicester a survival boost and condemning Barnsley to their third straight home defeat. Oakwell fortress has been well and truly breached now. While Barnsley were producing their cup heroics, Davey was being hailed as one of the brightest young managers in the game. But such is the fine line between success and failure, winning and losing, he is now coming in for a fair slice of criticism, not least over his selections, formation and use of tactical substitutions. He had tried to rejig his line-up in this crunch clash, with Nardiello, skipper Brian Howard and Martin Devaney coming back in at the expense of Odejayi and Jamal Campbell-Ryce – both on the bench – and Marciano Van Homoet. Nardiello didn't really impress, and kept getting caught offside far too much, but just when he appeared to be getting into the game in the second half he was subbed. Howard, meanwhile, is merely a shadow of the player who lit up Anfield with his glorious last-minute goal, and Devaney, apart from his cracking first half drive, struggled to make the necessary impact. Not even the change from 5-3-2 back to a more familiar 4-4-2, with Stephen Foster reverting to right-back and Lewin Nyatanga partnering Dennis Souza at the heart of the backline, could not change Barnsley's fortunes. The Reds have been hit by injuries, with the loss of Anderson De Silva the biggest blow, and although Bobby Hassell has for the most part done as a midfield minder, his last two displays have been hampered by weariness. All the while Davey’s choice of striking partnerships simply hasn’t worked. The first half was a shocker, although Leicester did start the sharper, closing down their opponents all over the pitch, and displaying all the grit and determination usually associated with Holloway's teams. But quality football was scarce. Nardiello did bring one decent low save from Paul Henderson in the 18th minute, and then spurned a better chance with a free header from 10 yards, while Jon Macken's shot on the turn was deflected just wide. Barnsley left-back Rob Kozluk was deservedly booked for going through the back of Lee Hendrie, who subsequently limped off. Just before the break came the one

A ticket to ride BARNSLEY FC are expected to announce next year's season ticket prices once the Championship relegation issue is decided. That’s fair enough, the Dugout reckons. While we await that decision with some interest, the Reds have to make sure what division they are going to be in. But that doesn’t appear to apply to local rivals – that ‘big club’ down the road – Sheffield Wednesday. Prior to their crunch clash at Leicester this weekend, the Owls occupy the third and final relegation place. They could well go down, but have already announced an INCREASE in season ticket prices. Supporters group Wednesdayite have attacked the hike, not only because it comes before the club is certain what division it will be in next season, but also because they claim the Owls' prices are now ‘among the highest in the Championship, and that the cheapest child ticket is the most expensive in the league, while fierce cross-city rivals Sheffield United are offering free tickets to kids’. If an adult Owl renews his seat in the South Stand before June 14 it will cost him/her a whopping £515, a rise of £58. Kop prices for adults have gone up by £40. Steep or what?

Leicester midfielder James Wesolowski is the meat is this particular Barnsley sandwich, as Dennis Souza and Diego Leon go for a high ball. Match pictures by Scott Bairstow.

Odejayi should have had a penalty when he was hauled down but Premier League referee Mark Halsey failed to spot what everyone else could see. bit of quality in the entire match, Devaney's terrific drive from 25 yards whistling past Henderson but coming back off the post. Holloway later said that he had been fearing the worst from Devaney, who had scored two beauties against his Plymouth team at Home Park last season. It certainly deserved a goal, but Barnsley are not getting the breaks any more. Luck, like their form, appears to have deserted them.

Martin Devaney cannot believe his first half drive has come back off the post.

And when Diego Leon, who showed one or two decent touches in the contest, sent his close range shot against the post and behind, when he really should have put the Reds into an early second half lead, one feared that Barnsley would draw a blank. And as the contest meandered on and on, the tension rising but the quality never getting anywhere near, a goalless draw looked on the cards. Not even the magnficent backing offered up by the Ponty End could raise Barnsley from their stupor. That was until the 72nd minute when Leicester substitute Barry Hayles held off Nyatanga far too easily in the Barnsley box, fed Hume, and the little livewire striker tapped in. Cue delirious scenes of celebration from the Fozes bench and their 3,808 fans. Odejayi should have had a penalty when he was hauled down by Kisnorbo but Premier League referee Mark Halsey remarkably failed to spot what everyone else in the ground could see. In the dying minutes the Reds were awarded a free-kick just outside the box. It was ideal for a left-footer to take it, but instead of Howard, the rightfooted Leon took charge, and sent his effort sailing over the top. Barnsley's hopes of salvaging at least a point went with it. All those people that have the Oakwell Club close to their hearts will be hoping that the team can stagger over the finish line against Charlton this coming weekend. We do not want it to go down to the wire – a final day showdown at Ninian Park, Cardiff.

Cup cash

 Barnsley’s FA Cup semi-final defeat at Wembley netted the club less than £250,000. Although 34,000 Reds’ fans snapped up every available ticket for the Wembley clash, the net surplus earned by the Oakwell Club was just £244,000 once stadium rental and expenses were deducted. In comparison, Barnsley scooped £664,000 from their 1-0 quarter final win over Chelsea at Oakwell – by far the club's most lucrative match of the season. A total of £300,000 of that was prize money, plus there was £265,000 bonus for the game being broadcast live on BBC television. No TV fee was received by the club for the semifinal. Figures collated by Barnsley show a profit of just over £1.5m from their cup run. The 2-1 win over Liverpool at Anfield, incidentally, boosted the Oakwell coffers by £464,000, which is £220,000 more than the club earned from Wembley.

Darren’s football ‘do’ EIGHTIES football legends Norman Whiteside (ex-Manchester United and Northern Ireland) and Jan Molby (former Liverpool and Denmark midfielder who had a brief spell on loan at Oakwell) are two of the guest speakers in the first of a number of sporting dinners organised by Barnsley cancer patient Darren Hayes. The ex-football greats will entertain guests at Brooklands Hotel, Barnsley on Monday, June, 23 (7.30pm). The night will help raise awareness in testicular cancer. Tickets cost £35 each or £350 for a table of 10. All proceeds will go to Weston Park Hospital where Darren was treated. Former Barnsley FC commercial manager and Barnsley Cricket Club player Hayes said: “I want to reach out to as many men as possible to spread the word about the importance of checking yourself. I had some dark days but with the help of my family and the first class care I’ve received from Rotherham District General and Weston Park Hospital, I got back to work in three and a half months. That’s not bad. I don’t feel any the worse for wear, although, obviously, I am missing one thing!” Darren can be contacted on 0776 4939354. ● Dugout wonders when the next time will be that a Champions League semi-final will be contested by two teams who have both been beaten by Barnsley in the same season?


I’m a Davey fan but selection and tactics for Leicester had ‘twitchy bum’ feel PAUL CROSSFIELD, Oxspring: I’VE backed Simon Davey every inch of the way so far – and will continue to do so as I’m convinced that, together with his backroom staff, he could well lead Barnsley FC to a successful period in their history. Management is, however, a learning process and I have to say that part of the team selection process and tactics adopted for the Leicester game had more than a feeling of ‘twitchy bum time’. Throughout this season I have always considered the Reds to be

at their most effective when they have played with width. Our two most famous victories (Liverpool and Chelsea) came about as a result of key deliveries from Martin Devaney. In Jamal Campbell-Ryce we have one of the most dangerous players in the Championship. Diego Leon looks a very skilful player, keeps possession well and is inventive but he is too similar to Brian Howard and certainly looks uncomfortable wide left, due to a lack of pace. He was highly effective against both Watford and Preston away due to being given a

free, central role. Also he is not the type of player to feed Daniel Nardiello, who is a forward who needs the ball played to his feet, in order for him to dribble his way into a shooting position in the box, unlike Kayode Odejayi, who, with his pace, is best suited to Leon’s lofted passes over the top. At the back I could not understand why we didn’t use Nyatanga at left-back, Kozluk at right-back and Foster alongside Souza at centre-half. These positions have been tried and trusted. Bobby Hassell has worked his

socks off in his new-found role as De Silva’s midfield replacement but unfortunately it appears his form has dipped at season’s end. He peaked in the cup game against Chelsea. Why not bring in Togwell, who will be as fresh as a daisy and who always give 100 per cent? I just feel that, at this crucial stage of the season, we need to stay calm and do the simple things well. Don’t change the system to accomodate the player. We definitely do not want to leave it down to the last match at Cardiff. We need to put it to bed

on Saturday, April 26 (coincidentally, the exact same date 11 years ago when we were promoted to the Premier League). I have to close by saying that the atmosphere generated by the Barnsley crowd at the start of the second half against Leicester last Saturday was absolutely magic.

Scared stiff RICHARD COOPER, Barnsley: IS it only me that is scared stiff over Barnsley’s scrap for survival? The penultimate round of

Championship matches, on paper at least, put the Reds in the driving seat in the race to escape the relegation trapdoor. I think Leicester and Sheffield Wednesday will battle out a dour draw, and I certainly don’t think Southampton will get anything from their trip to champions-elect West Brom on Monday night. That means Barnsley could secure their Championship status with a win over Charlton. But I’m not confident that will happen. I fervently hope it will, of course, but I’m fretting! I fear we may only draw

Saturday’s game, which could yet open up the possibility of us getting relegated on goal difference on the last day. Let’s hope not.

Crazy statistic ROGER S TIPPING, Doncaster: THIS week we have had a Champions League semi-final between two teams who failed to beat Barnsley in the FA Cup – a Barnsley team who could be playing in League One next season. Crazy isn’t it? For most of this season we have

not been able to win away. Now we can’t win at home. The Foxes have to play the Owls. West Brom should beat Southampton. But we cannot depend on gifts from other clubs. The mind boggles at the thought that a Sheffield United win at Southampton on the final day could save their neighbours. But which neighbours? It might not be the Owls of S6. I would like the Barnsley’s players to make a special effort for Gordon Shepherd, who I would like to thank for what he has done for this club of ours.



Finals day

Pot shot

Not again!

Local teams grab cup glory

Miller lands place in National final

Reds beaten once more by Foxes




Oakwell D-day for Reds

Barnsley have last chance to secure survival on home soil By Andrew Lodge


Safety is still in our own hands WE have two matches left and the most imprtant thing for us is that ensuring Championship safety is still very much in our own hands. We have to do the business against Charlton on Saturday. In reality, we should be talking this week about being safe. We are all desperately disappointed to have lost to Leicester. It was a game I felt we deserved to win. We hit the post twice and had a stonewall penalty turned down but if you don’t take your chances you can always get hit by a sucker punch and that is what happened. This relegation battle could be in for more twists and turns in the next two weeks but I am confident that we will not go down. We have worked hard on the training ground this week. Hopefully all that hard graft will come to fruition against Charlton on Saturday.

TOMORROW is Oakwell D-day for Barnsley Football Club. The Reds have one final chance to secure Championship survival on home soil. Just like last season Simon Davey’s men go into their last home fixture of the campaign with tension in the air and the tentacles of relegation grasping at their heels. Beat Charlton and safety is assured. Even a point will do if Leicester beat Sheffield Wednesday. But Oakwell is no longer the strong fortress it was, with the Reds having lost their last three matches there, the latest being Saturday’s deeply disappointing 1-0 defeat to fellow relegation candidates Leicester. As for injuries, Davey said: “Michael Coulson is now out with a long-term injury while Martin Devaney is doubtful for Saturday after suffering a thigh strain in training. The rest of the lads are all fit.” Defeat against the Addicks tomorrow will leave Barnsley going into a last-day clash at Cardiff knowing that they could go down if results don’t go their way. Yet Davey remains convinced Barnsley will come through. “Three more points would be perfect, though one might do it,” he said last night. “But we have to go out with the intention of beating Charlton and getting the job done, although we must be wary of them. They have

Barnsley will need Brian Howard at his best.

‘If I get the winning goal on Saturday it would be a fitting end to a good season for me.’ – Brian Howard nothing to play for now and will be a different animal. They will be able to play with freedom and we have to be ready for that.” Davey is anxious his side are not involved in the final day drama: “We should be safe already but the important thing is that it's still in our hands. We've got a home game, Sheffield Wednesday have to go to Leicester amd Southampton have to go to West Brom on Monday night.

“I've always been confident that we will be a Championship club next season but we always do things the hard way.” Skipper and leading scorer Brian Howard also believes the team has it within themselves to get the job done tomorrow. “We are fully confident that we can go and get the win we need against Charlton,” he said. “And if I could get the winning goal it would be a fitting end to a good season for me.” Bobby Hassell will be hoping to retain his place as Howard’s central midfield partner. “I hope to be picked and improve on what I did against Leicester,” he said. “I think I’ve done well in midfield but last weekend was my worst performance of the season, and collectively it was our worst performance for quite a while.” Davey has also urged the Barnsley fans to turn out in their thousands. “We need our supporters right behind us from the first whistle to the last,” he said. “Our fans have been fantastic all season and we need them to be so again on Saturday. Hopefully, together we will get the job done.” Charlton, relegated from the top flight last term, saw their play-off hopes extinguished by defeat at QPR last Saturday. Addicks boss Alan Pardew, having seen on-loan striker Leroy Lita recalled by Reading, has said a couple of teenagers could be brought into his squad. D-day awaits.

Coulson out as cruciate curse strikes again Kayode called up BARNSLEY’S cruciate curse struck again this week. Young striker Michael Coulson could be out for between six to eight months after damaging cruciate ligaments in training on Monday. “It's so tough on the lad,” said

boss Simon Davey. “He'd been progressing really well and making an impact coming off the bench.” Coulson, 21, is the third player to suffer a serious knee injury this season, with Heinz Muller and Anderson de Silva also out.

KAYODE Odejayi has been called up to the Nigerian national squad for their friendly international against Austria on May 27 – and the World Cup qualifiers in June. Reds youngster Jamil Adam has been named in the Nigeria under 20 squad.

The Championship table P W D L

West Brom Stoke City

Jon Macken: seven goals in 26 starts (plus one as sub).

Cryne should be chairman says Taylor Chronicle exclusive By Andrew Lodge BARNSLEY FC’s sole remaining director is urging Patrick Cryne to become the club’s new chairman. Gordon Shepherd will stand down as chairman at the end of this season and Barry Taylor, the only director now left on the Reds board, believes Oakwell owner Cryne is the only suitable candidate. Taylor told the Chronicle: “I think Patrick Cryne should be the Chairman of Barnsley Football Club. “I am trying my best to persuade him, I am twisting his arm but at the moment I don’t think he will. “He might change his mind if supporters put a nice kind of pressure on him, telling him he’s the ideal and only person for the role. “Patrick is a shy and retiring type who does not want or seek the limelight. “But I think in the short term he would be really good for the Club. He would have a good rapport with the fans and he is keen to improve the marketing side of things. “He is also keen to add and improve the squad and change many other things around the Club. “This could hopefully take the Club forward next season. He is the man for us.” ● What do Reds’ fans think? E-mail your views to:

Captain Graham Wilson is looking forward to a title tilt.

Opener Simon Widdup will have a new partner.

Mark Lawson will step up to open in Wood’s absence.

BARNSLEY Cricket Club begin their Yorkshire League campaign at home to Scarborough tomorrow – looking to regain the title they surrendered so disappointingly last year. After watching a 20-point lead at the top go to waste during a middle-of-the-season slump, the town team kick off their new season with one major aim –to win the league for a second time. The man charged with bringing home the bacon is newly-appointed captain Graham Wilson. The wicket-keeper was handed the skipper’s role on a temporary basis during the closing weeks of last season – and the side responded by winning all five remaining matches to clinch the runners-up spot. His appointment was made permanent soon after the season’s end – and the former Leicestershire, Lincolnshire, Appleby Frodingham and

Cleethorpes wicket-keeper is relishing the challenge of another title tilt. He said: “We are all looking forward to getting back into it. There have been three or four lads out in Australia during our pre-season and they have been in decent form. They will all return better players.” Last season’s disappointing collapse is still fresh in the captain’s mind and he believes that will help focus the players towards another crack at the title. “The saying ‘beware of wounded animals’ springs to mind,” he noted. “There are plenty of lads in this team wanting to prove a point because of what happened last season. “Player for player, we believe we have the best team in the league and we are looking forward to a good season. “We cannot wait to get cracking and prove people wrong.” The majority of last season’s squad have stayed at Shaw Lane

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Daniel Nardiello has one goal (against leaders West Brom back in February) from 10 starts and three substitute appearances.

All we are saying, is give us a goal THE lack of goals from Barnsley’s misfiring strikers has been one of the main reasons why the Reds will go into tomorrow’s crunch clash with Chalrton still needing points to ensure Championship survival. Manager Simon Davey, having decided to send Miguel Mostto back to Peru on loan, and consistently overlooking Dane Kim

Christensen, has mixed and matched his other front men without sustained success. One of Davey’s favourite sayings is about ‘stepping up to the plate’. Which striker will step up to the plate for the Reds tomorrow? As the well-known football song goes, ‘All we are saying, is give us a goal’.

Kayode Odejayi: four goals from 27 starts and 18 substitute outings.

for 2008, but one popular player missing from the line-up will be seasoned campaigner Peter Hepworth, who has signed for Townville in the Central Yorkshire League. He will always be remembered fondly for his efforts with the Shaw Laners, in particular the part he played in securing Barnsley’s first trophy for 25 years – the Heavy Woollen Cup in 2005. Also missing from Barnsley’s batting line-up early on in the season will be opener Daniel Wood, who has opted to extend his stay in Australia where he is currently playing. Wood was one half of the league’s most successful opening partnerships, alongside Simon Widdup. They have shared eight century stands over the last two seasons and recorded more than 1,000 runs. Yorkshire player Mark Lawson will move up to opener alongside

Barnsley CC first team stars Graham Wilson (captain), Simon Widdup and Alex Morris join chairman Ken Green, Martin Gold, Kath Grigg, vice chairman Trelford Mills and Geoff Miller (pictured left to right) at a sportsman’s evening at Ardsley House Hotel. (D)

Widdup, something he did regularly with Scarborough, until Wood returns from down under. To compensate Hepworth’s departure, the club moved quickly to sign former Shaw Lane junior Jason Booth, from South Yorkshire League side Whitley Hall. Booth will come in at number five, adding further weight to what is widely regarded as one of the best top order batting lineups in the league. And with Wood to come back too, Yorkshire League bowlers better beware. However, even without Wood, Barnsley will still be able to call upon the likes of Widdup, Lawson, former Yorkshire star Alex Morris and now Booth. Add to that the likes of Greig Batty and Joe Ellis, who are always good for around 300-400 runs a season from five and six, it is a batting line-up to fear. Wilson admits he is happy with the team and believes they will

Barnsley Charlton Athletic (h) Cardiff City (a) Leicester City Sheffield Wednesday (h) Stoke City (a) Southampton West Brom (a) Sheffield United (h)

Istvan Ferencizi: five goals from 28 starts, plus 12 appearances as substitute.

Barnsley CC out to regain their county crown By Nathan Hemmingham

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The matches that matter Michael Coulson: one goal (in cup) from 16 appearances, 15 of them as sub. Now injured.

Shaw Laners hoping to be in a Wilson Wonderland as new skipper prepares for title tilt Barry Taylor


challenge for honours again this season: “Absolutely, if you look at the bowling department, our main four bowlers can get 200 wickets between them which is what you need to win the league. “I am very happy with the bowling front because if you look beyond that four, there is Tom Whittaker and Adam Wilson. “These are two young lads who are looking to break into the first team at some stage of the season. “I am happy to have Jason Booth here too. He’s a Barnsley lad, been around a while and did well at Whitley Hall. He’s a good finisher in any situation. “He can come in and finish the job off, or can get us out of a tricky situation. “If you look at this current team, there is a good blend of youth and experience. “We have plenty of talent, players with county experience and my players are definitely mentally in tune to what is required. “We will be up for it.”

Christensen scores but reserves routed IN THE first of two matches in the space of just over 24 hours, not even a goal from Kim Christensen could prevent Barnsley’s reserves suffering a wretched 4-1 home defeat at the hands of Lincoln City on Monday afternoon. Danish striker Christensen, who has been out-offavour with Simon Davey for the majority of this season, netted the second string’s consolation goal early in the second half but was overshadowed by ex-Barnsley striker Mark Stallard, 33, who notched a hat-trick. The following evening, the reserves travelled to Glanford Park to tackle Scunthorpe United in their final league fixture and conceded another four goals, going down 4-2.

Sheffield Wednesday Leicester City (a) Norwich City (h)

SPORT s h o r t s Who will be crowned Player of the Year? STEPHEN Foster, a £100,000 transfer from Burnley at the start of this season, and leading scorer Brian Howard are neck and neck in the race to be crowned the Supporters’ Player of the Year. Foster has been a revelation at either right-back or in central defence, while Howard is looking to retain the Boylin Trophy he won last year. The winner will be announced at Oakwell tomorrow.

Coaches to Cardiff HOGGIES coaches are running two coaches from The Outpost to Barnsley’s last match of the season at Cardiff on Sunday, May 4. One coach goes for a weekend, setting off at 9am on Saturday and stopping at Merthyr Tydfil. That trip is priced £55. The other coach will set off on Sunday at 7.30am, priced £19.


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