BRIERCLIFFE: History walk around Roggerham

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PARISH COUNCIL – Briercliffe Parish Council holds its September meeting at Briercliffe Community Centre on Monday at 7-30 p.m. The first 15 minutes are reserved for public questions.

BRIERCLIFFE SOCIETY – Eighteen members of the society attended the annual quiz night at the community centre on Monday. The low turn out was due to high winds but members enjoyed an interesting quiz compiled by Pauline Frost Hardwick and Roger Frost. The winning team was presented with prizes and so was the team which came last.

LIGHT OPERA – The Briercliffe Society is organising a visit to Burnley Light Opera’s production of “La Cage Aux Folles”, a musical comedy. The society will attend the Saturday, November 12th, performance which is £10 a ticket. Bookings are being taken on 01282 435863.

ROGGERHAM ROUND – The Roggerham Round, organised by the Briercliffe Society as its contribution to the Heritage Open Days weekend, took place on Thursday last week. Thirteen people braved the poor weather and were rewarded by a guided walk through Extwistle. The walk started and finished at the Roggerham Gate Inn where there were refreshments. The route took in Ing Hey, Roggerham Quarries, Cloughcroft, the former Kings Oak Inn, Sweet Well, Monk Hall, Benedict’s Barn and Nogworth Cross before returning to the inn. The leaders were Roger Frost and Pauline Frost Hardwick who were joined by their sister, Mrs. Isobel Smith.

KEEP FIT – The ladies’ keep fit class held at the community centre in Harle Syke has taken a holiday.

LITTER PICK – Briercliffe Residents’ Association is to hold a litter pick tomorrow, from 9-30 a.m. to noon. Starting from the community centre in Jubilee Street, Harle Syke, the organisers will provide high-visibility vests, gloves, pickers and bags. Refreshments – buns, burgers and drinks – will be provided free to participants. Children must be accompanied by adults. Please join the association’s work.

LAYCOCK EDUCATION FUND – The William Arthur Laycock Education Fund makes small grants for the furtherance of full, or part-time, educational or instructional courses (of an academic, technical, practical or recreational nature) to people aged under 25 who live in the Ecclesiastical Parish of St James Briercliffe, or who have, or have had, close connection with the parish. Applications must be in writing to: Trustees’ Secretary, W.A. Laycock Education Fund, “Rose Mead”, 60 Horning Cres., Burnley, BB10 2NT.