Canal Diversion

In March 1988 after some unsuccessful piling repairs, the north bank of the river Aire (the old river) breached at a point some yards downstream from Lemonroyd locks. The Opencast … Continue Reading →

Harry Wright (Snr)

He was to become the day shift overman at Savile Pit supervising day shift operations until the later arrival of the colliery manager. He applied himself to the task with … Continue Reading →

Amos Illingworth

Amos Illingworth, builder of Woodrow, Methley followed on in the family tradition of building, his father William had built the kitchen wing of Methley Hall. Amos built many properties in … 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 →