Savile Pit Reunion 28th Dec 2012

Closure in 1985 has brought about a number of get togethers.   This time the meet was in the Commercial Hotel.   [ngg_images source=”galleries” container_ids=”33″ display_type=”photocrati-nextgen_basic_thumbnails” override_thumbnail_settings=”0″ thumbnail_width=”240″ thumbnail_height=”160″ thumbnail_crop=”1″ … Continue Reading →

Briggs’ Early Days

Adventures in Coal The booklet by Wakefield historian the late John Goodchild concentrates on the collieries owned and managed by Henry Briggs and his successors in the Whitwood and its … Continue Reading →

Newmarket Cold Store

West Hall Hill – Newmarket Site Cold Store Construction Construction commenced on this immense project in May 2014 and the builders claim it is on schedule and will commence with … Continue Reading →

Foxholes Colliery

Foxholes Pit Explosion The following appeared in the Wakefield Express dated August 26th 1877. ‘Great excitement prevailed in the Methley district on Wednesday morning when it became known that about … Continue Reading →

1911 Census

Census of England and Wales 1911 (Methley) The census was carried out for all persons present in the identified dwellings of Methley over the period Sunday night 2nd April, 1911 … Continue Reading →