Paper Round

Always late from school for the pick up and so I was always racing at 100mph hurdling hedges and fences (made a lot of enemies doing this) and charging through … Continue Reading →

Public Transport 1821

Public Transport connections in 1821 were by coach, and Methley was on the Leeds to Ferrybridge Great North Road turnpike route. Coaches in these days were the Royal Forrester  which … Continue Reading →

Barnsdale Turnpike

July 13th 1822  –  The Leeds, Pontefract and Barnsdale turnpike road was completed under the Superintendance of JL Macadam.   The road passing through Methley and Glasshoughton shortened the distance … Continue Reading →