Over 40 Foreign Christmas Cards – For Conisbrough Widow

January 1956

South Yorkshire Times January 7, 1956

Over 40 Foreign Christmas Cards

For Conisbrough Widow

Although she has never been out of Britain, Mrs E, Bryars, of Conanby sub post office has received over 40 Christmas and New Year’s cards from people in foreign countries.

Of her many cards (she has received almost 100 this time) she is most proud of those on her piano – a place especially reserved for foreign cards.

Her only son is to marry a German girl from Seigan at the end of March. On Monday evening the son, Mr John Bryars arrived home from Germany with his bride-to-be, Miss Ursuia Dicker. They are to be married at the Conisbrough Parish Church.

During the last war Mrs Briers, a widow, entertained many foreigners, at her home, to help the war effort. She entertained war workers from France, Belgium, Trinidad, and Jamaica at various times during the war.

A music mistress in her spare time, she taught a German prisoner of war to play the piano and when a party of German students from Berlin visited Denaby and Conisbrough (through the organisation of Tom Hill youth club) she entertained two of them at her home. On the eve of their departure she entertain the whole party. She now has an autographed photograph of the party occupying a prominent place on the piano top among over the following cards.

Apart from her son marrying a German girl, her daughter, now Mrs. N. Sturdy, visited ex-prisoners of war (whom she had met during the war) in August of last year.