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Methley Archive is a not-for-profit group which from 2001 has been run by a small group of people interested in finding out more about methley; its history, its people and its buildings.

We do this mostly by asking your permission to copy to computer and return immediately yo you, any photos, legal documents, old diaries, bills, receipts, birth, marriage, death certificates, medals, sporting trophies, old school reports and newspaper cuttings.

The condition is irrelevant. Some of our most interesting photos are dog-eared and torn. People have told us they have photos, but that we would not be interested in them. How wrong they are. We are interested in everything. It is surprising just what you can learn from the background of a photo.

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In our collection we now have in excess of 7,500 images and that number is growing weekly, but we are quite sure there are many more we could add to our database. If you have anything at all please consider coming to see us on a Monday morning between 10am and noon at the Community Centre, Main Street, Methley, LS26 9JJ for us to copy and return your items. Alternatively use the contact form on this wedsite where you can upload digital copies of your images or email us on


Founder Members

The Venerable Peter Garland

Vera Garland

Liz Hoyle

May Walker

Nick Croxall

Present members

Jennifer Borley – Room Organiser & Refreshments

Vera Garland – Archivist

Susan Wright – Chair & Secretary

Glenys Worrillow-Ager – Acting Vice Chair & Archivist

Ellen Wright – Website Manager

Pauline Brewins – Treasurer

June Panton – Events Organiser

The Methley Archive Website

The original Methley Archive website was designed in 2001 and remained active until this new website came on line on April 15th 2019. During that 18 year period the site changed little in appearance or content.

This website now incorporates a webshop plus an upload function to allow friends to upload photographs to us from anywhere in the world.

Designed and built by Glenn from as a service to the people of Methley.