About the Archive

rom 2001 the Archive has been run by a small group of people interested in finding out more about Methley, its history, its people, its buildings, in fact anything at all relating to this village.

We do this mostly by asking to borrow, copy to computer & return immediately to the lenders, relevant photographs, snapshots, legal documents, old diaries, bills, receipts, birth, marriage & death certificates, medals, sporting trophies, old school reports, newspaper cuttings in fact anything at all concerning Methley.

None of these things need to be in good condition. Some of our most interesting photos are dog-eared and torn. People have told us that they have many photos but think we would not be interested in them. WRONG! We are interested in everything. It is surprising what we can learn from a bit of background in a photo.

In our collection we now have 7,149 + images and growing weekly, but we are sure that in this village there are many more we would like to add to our database. Have you anything Methley folk any ware, Methley Places? If so do please consider lending them to us either by coming to see us one Monday morning for us to copy and return. You are all very welcome to come also refreshments while you wait,  & see for yourselves what we do, browse through our photo albums, scrap books etc, watch a continuous slide show. We would also welcome anyone who would like to join the Group. No special needs necessary, though having a computer or being a bit artistic would be a help. Come in & talk to us.

       For the:-  Copyright for Methley Archive


lease visit the Methley Archive Organisers, Monday's 10.00am till noon, Main St, Mickletown, Methley, LS26 9JE.

                The full Methley Archive Organisers 16th - May - 2017..

              Vera, June, Glenys, Jayne, Pauline, Sue, May and Jennifer. 

 You are all welcome Mondays 10 till noon please come along and see us.


Community Centre In Snow

        Open every Monday morning

        10.00am till 12 noon except bank holidays.

        Methley Community centre,                   >>>

        43 Main St,

        LS26 9JE

Coordinates :-    Latitude   53.739955,  Longitude   -1.399113


Thanks' to May our leader for chairing all we do.

Thanks' to Vera from day one for adding all and our most recent of images to our 7,000 + images to our database all brought to us over the 16+ years by you our community, also writing and producing our magnificent yearly Calendars since first 2002.

Thanks' June for designing our Archive Logo below and her invaluable assistance.


Thanks' to Glenys for all her work in our ancestry searching and all other co-ordination work done over the years. Come along and let her search yours at no cost.

Thanks' you to Jayne for managing our work, that we would find hard to cope without.

Thanks to Pauline for managing our Monday mornings 10 till noon also keeping track of group funding.

Thanks' to Jennifer for opening up every new Monday morning at the Methley Community Centre and putting on great refreshments so much welcomed by all that come each week, and for closing down mid-day.

And finally thank you to Sue our Secretary/Archivist and Co-ordinator who has organised all our events also up and coming. Keep Track.

Also web writer for making the website links go to the correct pages.

 And special thanks to all that come join us every Monday Morning 10 till noon for all their images and storey lines. The Infinite images we give all back at the end of each days meeting, stories we write in our archive with a copy of all images.

Children on School holidays must sit safely in the seating at all times, kindly provided by the Leeds City Council, Community Centre's staff, Some elder archive visitors could easy trip over - over active children whilst on the move.

Each Bank Holidays all Leeds City Council Centres are is closed, so we also follow suit.


       New helping Members always wanted

         Methley Archive are looking for new volunteers, what ever you can do is helpful.

        Hours - Mondays 10.00am till 12.00 noon.


      Start Date

        May - from 06th Mar 2001 /

                Peter - from 06th Mar 2001 - 20??

        Vera - from 06th Mar 2001 /

                 Nick - from 06th Mar 2001 - 2012

                Brian - from 06th Mar 2001 - 2015

    Jennifer - from 06th Mar 2001 /

             Graham - from 17th May 2003 - 2017

        June - from  /                      

        Glenys - from  /                         

       Pauline - from  /                         

                  Jayne - from 2013 /                          

                                   Sue - from 09th Sep 2014 /                         


                   Below first image saved on a

Collection Program - Tuesday 06-03 2001

             by Peter & Vera Garland co-founder of

          Methley Archive . Org


Above image south sunny side of Coney Moor House,

Lower image Coney Moor House grounds, on Lower Mickletown map lined in red for the above first registered image on Commanet 06th Mar 2001 taken in the 1720's.


         Above The New Queen Inn  now Houses upper centre demolished mid 2014.

Above left the double apexes of Silver Row over the grounds of Coney Moor Farm plot lined in gold.



         A typical Monday morning at the centre.


         Please download file below:-


      ^ MS Word File ^          ^ JPG File ^

Please double click ether Word File and open with Microsoft Word and print A4 Portrait, or right click on JPG File and open with your favourite Photo program and from that program print in A4 Portrait.

                   Fill in Form and re-scan to about 737 x 1000 pixels

                  Post to:-

                     Methley Community Archive.

                    43 Main St,

                   Methley, Leeds LS26 9JE,

                  West Yorkshire, United Kingdom.

            will be picked up most Mondays other than Bank Holidays.


    Friends of Methley Archive

Would you like to be a friend of the Methley Archive?

We are looking for people who are willing to be apart a member of the Archive and subscribe 5 a year to its upkeep and help us with our ongoing expenses.

"Friends will receive occasional news letters and will be given priority to buy tickets for events when numbers are limited.


       Our first Start Grant in 2001 was with    Awards For All.

    Methley Archive founder Sponsor

   Now our only income is from producing and selling Methley Calendars and Methley Christmas cards.





Evening Post

Community Cash Giveaway 2008



an you see Vera and May at the ^^ presentation dinner. Just some members of the 76 Clubs, Associations and Voluntary Organisations who received cheques totalling 50,000 from the YEP's bumper Community Cash Giveaway at St George's Crypt Centre. Used for long awaited new Hardware to improve the running of our Public Monday Morning Meetings.


Now part of the West Yorkshire Archive Service Training Scheme.




ll Methley Photos Posted or presented on Monday Mornings are added to our Methley Archive database are in the process of being added to our web pages at:        http://methleyarchive.org


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