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 began Dec 15th 1821.   The coach left the Greyhound Inn at Ferrybridge at 7.00am called at the New Elephant Inn, Pontefract then Glasshoughton, Methley, Oulton to the Bull and Mouth Inn, Leeds all days except Friday and Sunday. Return from Leeds at 3.30pm.  The carrier being Wm. Higham & Co.

Another coach was the Perseverance (1843) Leeds to Doncaster – left Doncaster 6.00am via Pontefract and Castleford (Ship Inn) and returned at 4.00pm Fare 7s in and 4s out ( I presume that means 7 shillings for an inside seat).

In 1838 Leeds had 130 journeys incoming and outgoing per day to all points of the compass. Carrier Isaac Brook pulled out of the Golden Fleece,28 Briggate Leeds on Tuesdays and Saturdays arriving at Methley at 10am – return 3pm.

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