About Us

Methley is an agricultural and former mining village in West Yorkshire about 10 miles south of Leeds, and lies in the inner sector of the confluence of the rivers Aire and Calder.

Expatriates, and other site admirers from Cairns to Castleford and Buffalo to Basildon enjoy looking up the place, along with new and potential residents who also appear to appreciate the site including the snapshots which are re-presented on a regular basis.

On the 1st July, 2018 the site celebrated its 18th birthday.  Over these years the site has attracted many visitors taking in some 80 countries, with small but significant numbers of viewers from the USA, Russia, The Ukraine and Germany along with the commonwealth favourites.  Naturally most visits are made by viewers from the UK especially local sightseers.

Hon Editor – Bill Thackray formerly of this village and with continuous connections including employment at Savile Colliery for some 12 years, in addition to family and leisure pursuits which helped to maintain association with the place and people.

The seed to commence the web site followed a request by the late Alma Townend for contributions to the village Livewire magazine.

Collaboration with Allan Raphael, a later work colleague at Nat West enabled the layouts and subsequent display of many aspects of the village to be viewed.

Bill Thackray-Editor

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