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The Committee

The Briercliffe Society Committee Members

John Bentley BA.

Joint President

John is a distinguished local historian with publications on Wycollar, Brierfield and Ingleton in particular. He served in the military and is a retired teacher. John has also served as Chairman of the Society in previous years.

Roger Barstow Frost MBE., MA., FRSA

Joint President and Chairman Elect

Roger Frost is the historian of Briercliffe though he has also published on Burnley. He is the immediate past Mayor of Burnley and is a member of the Burnley Borough Council and Chairman of Briercliffe Parish Council. Another of his interests is the environment and he served as Chairman of the successful Millennium Forest of Burnley Project. He is a retired teacher. Roger is the current Chairman of the Society and also acts as Publicity Officer. He was appointed MBE in 2000.

Malcolm Higgin


Malcolm has accepted an invitation to rejoin the Committee. This is a welcome return

Stephanie Sutcliffe

Honorary Treasurer

A teacher, Stephanies family have had a long association with Briercliffe.

Susan Meeks

Honorary Secretary

Susan Meeks is also very much involved in Briercliffe organisations. She represents the Society on the Flower Show Committee and is Deputy Chairman of the Community Centre Association.

Pauline Frost Hardwick

Speakers Secretary

Pauline Frost Hardwick undertakes the important work of finding speakers for the Society’s monthly meetings which are held in the Community Centre.

Barbara Holsgrove

Committee Member

Gwen Farmer

Committee Member

John Bentley

Committee Member

Iain MacIver

Committee Member

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