Who We Are

From 2001 the Archive has been run by a small group of people interested in finding out more about Methley, its history, its people, and its buildings.

New Volunteers Wanted

Methley Archive are looking for new volunteers, what ever you can do is helpful. Simply call into the Community Centre on Main Street.

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 a friend of the Archive and subscribe £5 a year to its upkeep…

Methley archive Events

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MA Open Weekend

Women On The Home Front

11 – 12th May 2019

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Methley Archive

New Website Presentation

Womens Institute Meeting – 17th April

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The Lost
Pits Of Yorkshire

Friday 1st March at 2pm

The Minnett Collection

The photographs and descriptions on the Methley Community Archive website are based on the work done by two local Methley historians, Walter and Nellie Minnett. For a number of years they made presentations in the form of a slide show about the village entitled ‘Methley Past and Present’.

The following 135 page tour is an attempt to make their collection available to a wider audience. Most of their original work is included. It serves as a testimony to their studies.

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Our Accreditation

Methley Community Archive has now achieved accreditation with West Yorkshire Archive Services.