History


THE STORY OF OUTWOOD HALL
This famous old Outwood landmark almost certainly met it’s eventual fate, when it was bought by The Stanley Urban District Council.

GILCHRIST’S SHOP OUTWOOD
In the 1930s and early 1940s almost every kid in Outwood called at Gilchrist’s shop on Ledger Lane on their way to school.

FIREWOOD ARTHUR
In Outwood during the 1920/30s everyone in the village new Arthur, his story is told by the late Norman Ellis who lived in Outwood at the time.

PINDERFIELD'S HUTS 1944 THE WAR YEARS.
The casualties in World War II were happily not as heavy as in the 1914-18 conflict, still there remain about three quarters of a million men seriously wounded, apart from those who were killed.

1958 A NEW DOCTOR’S SURGERY FOR OUTWOOD
We beleive this was one of the first purpose built doctors surgeries in the country.
and is described here in depth.

MY MEMORIES OF BOTTOMBOAT
Sid Pickersgill looks back at his life in Bottomboat, from the early years to the present day.  in Sid’s own words, I send Love and sunshine and wish you a happy 2015. 

WAKEFIELD AND DISTRICT COAT OF ARMS
The council was granted a new official Coat of Arms in 1990, deigned by the York Herald of Arms and approved by Warrant of the Earl Marshall, the Sovereign’s Lieutenant in matters armorial.

THE STORY OF ELM VILLA FARM
The farm was situated at the junction of Grandstand Road and Nook Lane, Carr Gate, despite being unknown, the story of the Arundle’s is a fascinating one.

THE STORY OF LOFTHOUSE PARK
In 1908 Britain's first Amusement Park was built at Lofthouse, it was owned by Yorkshire West Riding Electric Tramway Company and opened at Whitsuntide 1908.

COAL MINING IN OUTWOOD
The first really extensive mining in Outwood took place in the early nineteenth century, when the Fentons opened nearly a dozen mines. 

THE STRANGE CASE OF ZIGMUND  JAN  ADAMSKI
On a miserable wet afternoon in the summer of 1980, the body of a 56 year old man was discovered under very strange circumstances, lying on the top of a coal tip in the smalll town town of Todmorden, in West Yorkshire.

THE STORY OF THE GREAT OUT WOOD
The village of Outwood stands on the A61 between Wakefield and Leeds, in the heart of West Yorkshire, here is the story of how Outwood got its name

THE FIRST VICAR OF OUTWOOD
James Stewart Gammill was the first vicar of Outwood, he was the eldest son of Captain James Stewart of Adiferry. He was born on September 21st 1826 at Beech Hill, Dnoghmore, County Down..

SPRINGFIELD/MADAM HALL OUTWOOD
My grandma Helen Arundle, lived at 99 Lingwell Gate Lane, just 100 yards from Madam Hall, as kids we were scared to death of going anywhere near the place, we had heard tales of dungeons and ghosts.

FACTS ABOUT HER MAJESTY’S PRISON WAKEFIELD
Wakefield House of Correction was made possible by an endowment of £20 in 1595 from the will of barrister, George Savile. His father, also George, lived in Haselden Hall in Northgate. 

THE STORY OF LOCAL TRANSPORT
Local historian and former haulage contractor Charlie Walker looks back at our local transport heritage, in and around Wakefield.

WAKEFIELDS FAMOUS CASTLE AT SANDAL
Sandal Castle was probably first built in the early 12th century after William de Warenne received the Manor of Wakefield from Henry I in about 1106.

TALES FROM OUTWOOD CHURCH SCHOOL
A fascinating insight into the ediucational  practice and social conditions of the old school house on Rook’s Nest Road, Outwood.

THE HISTORY OF LIQUORICE
As kids we were  all very fond of Pontefract Cakes which were  made just up the road, so click on Learn more to read how it all came about.

WAKEFIELD TOWN HALL
In the Civic Centre, Wood Street, Wakefield, stands the Town Hall, the County Hall and now sadly up for sale, the Law Courts.

A VIEW OF OUTWOOD
Hard to believe that wild animals once roamed our village, click on the learn more button and read Charlie Walker’s view of Outwood.

THE STORY OF METHODISM IN OUTWOOD
There were once 3 Methodist Churches in Outwood, United Free, Primitive and Weslyan, Norman Ellis picks up the story.

JESSE’S,  STANLEY STORIES  "THE GRAVESTONE
Irene Burton kindly donated these wonderful stories to our club, we also have the actual recordings with Jesse.

THE STORY OF OUTWOOD EMPIRE
From Doris Day to Fish n Chips it’s a wonderful story, if only those seats could speak, what a wonderful tale they could tell.


WEB-SITE MAP                                                                                       file:///Volumes/FINAL%20CUT%20SCRATCH/Users/tonyhooley/Desktop/06%20Mi%20Grandfather's%20Day.mp3                            © OUTWOOD COMMUNITY VIDEO 2015