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 →

Shaft Incident 1929

Extraordinary Mining Accident Pontefract & Castleford Express 29th November 1929 Funeral of Mr A Parker Remarkable public sympathy was manifested at the funeral on Sunday of Mr Alfred Parker of … Continue Reading →