Savile Colliery Video

Brief Introduction to Savile Colliery Video. The movie commences with a shot of the colliery offices. This building was originally the old lamp room and was converted in 1957 some … Continue Reading →

Sam Bullough

Sam Bullough 1909 – 1973 Tuesday 17th September 1963 saw the start of what was then a unique slant of a disputation when a delegation of colliers from Savile pit … Continue Reading →

Evictions 1863

A printed poster on view at the National Mining Museum at Caphouse Colliery describes the dreadful state of industrial relations in and around Methley at this time. This was a … Continue Reading →

Cllr Arthur Wright BEM

 Reported in the Pontefract and Castleford Express When Cllr Arthur Wright, of Leeds Road, Methley, handed his riding check in at Savile Colliery last Friday, he ended 52 years of … Continue Reading →

Ronald Lewis

Born in Methley at St Margarets Road, the family later moving to the ‘newer’ houses on Savile Road.   Ron attended Mickletown School from 1931 to 1937 and then on to … 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 →