Wars of the Roses

1455 –  1485 Background A series of civil wars was brought about as a result of weak leadership by the Monarch Henry VI. Involving the two rival Plantagenet houses – … Continue Reading →

Lords of the Manor

Ilbert de Lacy was awarded the Manor of Methley along with many others as a reward for services rendered by William the Conqueror. The land had previously been held by … Continue Reading →

The Manor Walk

As walks go, its the big one in Methley, it is of course the walk round the parish boundary. Starting at the waterbridge over the Calder at Three Lane Ends … Continue Reading →

News and Noticeboard

Forthcoming Diary 2018 Portrait Drawing & Painting Workshop for Beginners.   Luke Thompson is promoting a ten week course at the Rivers Meet Cafe starting at 6.30p. on the 19th February.  … Continue Reading →

Ghost Story

Death of a Wellington Veteran The landlady exasperatedly sighed ‘you put something down here and it disappears – we must have a ghost’. For some time after, the words remained, … Continue Reading →

Bay Horse RIP

As an alehouse and local inn the Old Bay Horse played an integral part in many social aspects of this village.   It also had  important historical aspects too, especially … Continue Reading →