Wilfred Howson

My mother was Ellen Hazel Howson born in the Foxholes Cottages in Methley Parish in 1910. Her brother Wilfred Howson is commemorated on the war memorial in Methley churchyard (however … Continue Reading →

William Prann

Rogue or what?   Certainly a character – from 1348 to 1375 William, or would he be Billy to his friends, figured about a dozen times in the Court Baron … Continue Reading →

Edward Shippen

Edward Shippen 1639 – 1712 Baptized at St Oswalds Church 0n the 5th March, 1639 – Edward Shippen was the sixth child of William and Mary Shippen (Nunnes).   His … Continue Reading →

Harry Wright (Snr)

He was to become the day shift overman at Savile Pit supervising day shift operations until the later arrival of the colliery manager. He applied himself to the task with … Continue Reading →