Mrs McNess's worst memory was of World War II. Her brother, aged only 18, was sent off to fight, and all the women were expected to do their duty too. Mrs McNess was called upon to work in Munitions. Each day she would get 2 trams out to Hunslet, where she made parts for ships at Henry Berry's.

Monica Corbett of Methley Place recalls that all the houses in Methley Grove and Place had wrought iron railings on the front walls before the war. They were all removed to provide materials for ammunition.

Mrs Gregg lived at no. 26 Methley Grove. She lived with her sister, but they hated each other so much that they each had half the house to live in, and were not allowed to trespass onto the other side! Mrs Gregg had to walk around the street onto Methley Place to put her milk bottles out. She was very well off though, and local children in years to come would queue up to do chores for her, as she paid better than anybody else!


Carol Cook was born on Methley Drive. Her earliest memories are of playing in the back street. On Mondays everyone would hang out their washing, and the children had to climb up onto the school wall to fasten the clothes lines to the railings! Her best memories, as of many people, were bonfire nights. Her mother always made toffee apples and provided drinks for the children.