Pontefract & Castleford Express 19th December, 1947
Village Memorial WWII
To raise £500 to complete the memorial in St Oswald’s Church to the villagers who gave their lives to the two world wars. Help has been promised by the Methley Branch of the British Legion, St Oswald’s Church, St Margaret’s Church and other organisations.
The Hon Treasurer (Mr GH Travis) has received a number of donations, and an inaugural meeting is to be held next month to elect committees and arrange efforts.
Methley has never failed to reach its target for charitable objects, and the present also calls for more than charity.
The aim is to produce an artist scripted memorial book to incorporate the name of those men who lost their lives in both wars.
It is intended to present the book in a suitable presentation desk enabling the church authorities to turn the pages over on a monthly basis. And that is done each month.