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Forthcoming Diary 2018 St Oswald’s Open Week-end – 2nd/3rdJune. Car Boot Sale – Castleford Rugby Union Club, Whitwood – Sunday, 24th June   The Jane Tomlinson 5K canal and fun run takes … 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 →

Brewery Trip

Or was it a pub crawl.   Michael Shillito again!    Mike was working as a drayman for Bentleys Yorkshire Breweries out of Woodlesford.  We would be about 19 or … Continue Reading →

Farming Gallery

Traditionally a farming area with the fertile soil created from the two rivers.      The land at Methley was worked by tenant farmers rented from the Earl of Mexborough … Continue Reading →

Waterways

Little change would be evident to the rivers Aire and Calder from the iron age to the advent of the Romans.   Perhaps both rivers would have been smaller and more … Continue Reading →