Methley Census

In his book Methley 2000, Jim Melvin publishes census details from 1841 to 1891.   For reasons of space, Jim elects to display only selected records from the  returns.   … Continue Reading →

Family History

I have had quite a number of enquiries over the life of the web site requesting  information on relatives and potential family connections.   Useful information may be obtained from … Continue Reading →

Heritage Archive

The group meet on Mondays at the Community Centre, Main Street from 10am to 1200. Evening sessions  planned to commence but this has still to get off the ground. They … Continue Reading →

Riversmeet Craft Café.

A transformation has taken place in the tiny hamlet of Woodrow where the once mighty Royal Oak public house has finally succumbed to the commercial realities of licensed life and finally … Continue Reading →

The Top Club

January 2009 –  Rumours abound at the possible closure of that once so important social centre of this village – The Top Club. It would be difficult to describe how … Continue Reading →

Potato Picking

Now this was hard work.   School half term holidays again but this time we would be set in groups/relays to follow the tractor which went along the furrows and the … Continue Reading →

Pea Pulling

There was always plenty of opportunity for earning some cash during the school holidays  –  a number of Methley farms specialised in the crop and organising casual labour for picking. … Continue Reading →

Manure Heap

Manure Heap You couldn’t miss it if you travelled down Lower Mickletown on to Green Lane. Indeed if you were blind you would find it hard to miss it. This … Continue Reading →