methley in the press - accidents & suicides

LOST IN THE FOG - A METHLEY BOATMAN MISSING

Lost In The Fog – A Methley Boatman Missing

A boatman named Edward Buck, aged 32 years, is missing from Methley, and is supposed to have been drowned. He was engaged on the boat Alexandra, which is….. READ MORE

Published: Tuesday 24 December 1901
Newspaper: Yorkshire Evening Post

The Castleford Sensations

The Castleford Sensations – The Second Girl’s Body Recovered From The River

Yesterday afternoon, a boatman named Haley, whilst near to the “Dandy” bridge, Whitwood Mere, recovered from the river Calder the body of Miss Janet (Jessie) Appleyard (23), daughter of Mr James Appleyard… READ MORE

Published: Monday 17 March 1902
Newspaper: Yorkshire Evening Post

SUICIDE EPIDEMIC AT METHLEY

Suicide Epidemic At Methley – An Ill-Fated Bridge

There is some weird attraction for persons in a despondent state of mind which lures them towards the Methley Bridge. The suicides there have earned for it during the past month… READ MORE

Published: Monday 04 June 1894
Newspaper: Yorkshire Evening Post

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