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It has a petrol station, shop and bus services to other places.
Brierley was the birthplace of Winifred Foley (25 July 1914 – 21 March 2009), author of the autobiographical A Child in the Forest and other later works, including No Pipe Dreams for Father. The village was also the birthplace of her father, Charlie Mason, who led the hunger march to Westbury workhouse during the pit strikes of 1926.