Methley CC 1873/74

  Saturday September 20th 1873  Extracted from Pontefract & Castleford Advertiser HB Wards Eleven v’s Methley & District This match played in the park (Castleford) resulted in victory for the … Continue Reading →

Foxholes Colliery

Foxholes Pit Explosion The following appeared in the Wakefield Express dated August 26th 1877. ‘Great excitement prevailed in the Methley district on Wednesday morning when it became known that about … Continue Reading →

1911 Census

Census of England and Wales 1911 (Methley) The census was carried out for all persons present in the identified dwellings of Methley over the period Sunday night 2nd April, 1911 … 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 →