Learn about Methley’s Mining Heritage

Saturday 8th September 10:30am – 4:30pm & Sunday 9th September 12:30pm – 4:30pm

Come and visit St Oswald’s Church at Methley this weekend and learn about some fantastic history that is right on your doorstep!

The church is open on Saturday 8th September 10:30am – 4:30pm and Sunday 9th September 12:30pm – 4:30pm.
Why not pay a visit and experience these brilliant features:

  • The art of Harry Malkin, ex collier and designer of our Mining Memorial
  • Photographs and documents from the Methley Archive Group
  • Memorabilia on loan from the National Mining Museum.
  • Onetime miners, your chance to show a new generation how it was to work at the coalface.
  • Newcomers to Methley,  your chance to learn how this pit village looked a generation ago.
  • For everyone, a chance to see the heritage of our church, its sculpture and stained glass.
  • Take a guided tour. Climb the tower for a best view of the area.
  • Refreshments throughout the Heritage Open Days

Don’t miss this interesting opportunity to learn about and appreciate the history we have in this area, great for the family and indeed young inquisitive minds!

You can find the church on Church Side in Methley, LS26 9BJ. Situated right on the A639 from Leeds and Castleford, just on the bend past the bowling green and cricket ground (if you’re coming from Leeds direction) and next to the public house.