Rationing Post War

Staple diet to be sure and during the war years, bread was not subject to the ration book.   So, when hungry, an older generation will well remember the term ‘fill … Continue Reading →

Maps over the Years

There are plenty of maps available in both Castleford and Rothwell libraries, these are mostly large scale plans and maps from the local authority and the coal mining industry.   … Continue Reading →

Savile Pit Reunion 28th Dec 2012

Closure in 1985 has brought about a number of gettogethers.   This time the meet was in the Commercial Hotel. ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″]

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 →

Bringing Home the Bacon

Pre-war public health legislation was framed to improve hygiene by preventing the local slaughter of animals from allotments and ordering that such action should take place in approved slaughter houses. … Continue Reading →