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The photos on this page are of village people past & present, if you have any photos that we could use please contact us.





Ferry Lane Youth Club 1970s, which was held in the sunday school behind Ferry Lane Chapel, photo courtesy of Chris Mcnally



Patricia Morris, Carol McGarry and Julie Burkinshaw– Stanley Gala Fancy dress – 1972

Photo courtesy of Patricia Garlick nee Morris



Stanley Gala Queen – Mary Walker – Page boy – Ian McGarry – 1971 or 1972

Photo courtesy of Patricia Garlick nee Morris



Stanley Gala Queen – Mary Walker – Page boy – Ian McGarry – 1971 or 1972

Photo courtesy of Patricia Garlick nee Morris



Stanley Gala floats – 1971/72

Photo courtesy of Patricia Garlick nee Morris



Stanley Gala floats – 1971/72

Photo courtesy of Patricia Garlick nee Morris



Stanley Gala floats – 1971/72

Photo courtesy of Patricia Garlick nee Morris



Stanley Womans Institute 1960s



Newmarket Pit 1969 Ernest Lockwood is on the left the one in the middle is Jack Colley, and the one on the right is Albert Ward. Photo courtesy of Steve Salt



Lime Pit Lane 1900

This photo was taken just up from the Victoria WMC, note Spa Fold on the left. If you look carefully you can see the castellated winding house of the then closed Deep Drop Colliery



Bottomboat Methodist Chapel

This photo of the trustees was taken outside the Sunday School to the rear of the building

Photo courtesy of Mr & Mrs Muskett, left to right

Back row; Mary Leather, Gertrude Sampson, Willie Howe, Elsie Tate

Middle row; Mary E Tate, G Copley, Joseph Dyson, Mary Arundel, Walter Jennings, Taylor Carr

Front row; Johnny Copley, Walter Dyson, Abraham Tate



Stanley Carnival 1936

Photo courtesy of Mr & Mrs Muskett, left to right

Back row; Mary Arundel, Joy Arundel, Mrs Bond, Freda Birkett, Florence Birkett Nellie Walker, Mrs Charles

Front seated; Elsie Arundel, Lucy Lill Spurr, Elsie Cullingworth



Stanley Urban District Council fire engine

Photo courtesy of Ross Lyons,Sunshine Coast. Queensland, Australia

This photo is probably dated 1911 and was to record the purchase of the engine.

My Great Grandfather was on the Council, for the Outwood Ward. His name was Robert Green. He emigrated to Australia about 1913, so it must have been before then.



Stanley Ladies

Photo courtesy of Ross Lyons,Sunshine Coast. Queensland, Australia

Photo taken outside the now Kirklands Hotel around 1900



 This photo is possibly the old Stanley Urban Ditrict Council and would be from around 1900

Photo courtesy of Ross Lyons,Sunshine Coast. Queensland, Australia



Saint Peters School children 1980s

The photo was featured in the Wakefield Express when the school were sending items thay had knitted to Ethiopia



 Saint Peters School class photo, early 1970s. Do you recognise anyone?



Saint Peters Rugby Team 1957

Photo courtesy of Mike Barley



Ward Lane gang late 1940s

This photo was presumably taken after a game of cricket, an intresting point to note the wide age range of the people, young and old enjoying a game together. Something we do not see very much of today.

We belive that the lad named as Alan Smith is actually Ralph Collins and the lad behind Duncan Taylor is Walter Goddard, The lad named as Dennis Whitehouse we belive is Eric Biddle


Ferry Lane kids

Photo was of the Saint Swithens pupils taken early last century


Kirkfield place residents around 1910


Lambs Clog makers Bottomboat

Family run buisness it sold many clogs to the local mining and farming communities.


Baker lane Gang

These children lived through hardship unknown by children today



The re-opening of Stanley Church 1913

After the Church fire of 1911 the entire community ralled together and helped with the rebuilding of the Church


Photo taken inside Lane Ends Chapel 1930s


Stanley Ferry Basin

Workers on the Tom Puddings


Stanley Ferry boatyard workers 1920s


Tophams Mill Canal Lane 1930s


Saint Swithens School Photo around 1936


Steels Cycle Works

Long Causeway The man on the right holding what looks like a pump is William Steel, The older man standing next to him could br his father John Steel. Infomation supplied by Marie Tingle  


Photo taken opposite Wagon & Horses 1936


Working on the Tom Puddings

Stanley Ferry 1940s


Coronation Day 1953


Saint Swithens Infants 1906


Local Football team 1950s


Stanley Victoria Club 1960s


Newmarket Colliery Band



Old Saint Peters Class Photo 1923


Grove School photo 1971/72, the teacher in the photo is Miss Baxter


Top Row, Left to right: Jane Walsh;Ian Bass;unknown;Neil Lindop;Karen Somerville; Kevin Hall;Andrew Priestley;Alison Timmins;Susan Brown;Paul Bagshaw;Andrea Guest;unknown;

Middle Row:unknown;Andrew Bostock;Jennifer Shaw;Tony Morris;Ruth Naylor;Elizabeth Brockbank;Ian Denton;unknown;unknown;

Bottom Row: David Chalmers;Mark Vasey;Shaun Parkin;Alan Dick;Christobel Greasley;Diane Reeves;Julie Firth;David Eggleston;Darren Fawcett.



Saint Swithens Sunday School Children (Ferry Lane) 1906



This is photograph taken at Stanley Secondary School on the last day before it closed completely July 1972. Kindly donated by Michael Kaye.

The photograph was taken by our teacher Mr Elliott.

 Bottom Row, left to right Stephen Griffis, Alan Birkett, Michael Kaye, John Slaughter, unknown, unknown, Wayne Bond, unknown,unknown, John Milner.

Middle Row, Michael Duffield, Michael Jakes, Martin Holdroyd, David Starkey, Alan Bellwood, Malcom Howe, Gary Kay, Carlton Greasley, unknown.

Top Row, Jane Howe, Linda Fairholme, Angela Smith, Lynne Steel, Susan Thomas, unknown, unknown, June Allsop, Stephanie Winkle, unknown, Susan Wade, Ann Ramsden, Susan Harris



 Stanley Rangers 1970s


Members of the Ship Inn darts team from the 1960s


Coronation Party at Lane Ends School 1953


Old Saint Peters Junior School

Photo from the collection of Brian Robbinson, information below is from Brian


In 1950 Mr Ward introduced us to Rugby League and the team photo is of the following:

Back row: Teacher Mr Ramsden, Brian Robinson, Graham Capes, Melvyn Durham (his son played Rugby League for Bramley and Wakefield Trinity), Gordon Bedford and Headmaster Mr. Ward.

Middle row: Paul Standish, Ian Harris (still well known at Stanley Rangers), Eric Carr, Malcolm Sampson (try scorer for Wakefield Trinity at Wembley), Tom Westerman, Terry Hargreaves,and Ted Crossley.

Front row: Tony Field, Norman Javens, Mick Haigh (still playing rugby union for the Rodillians in his 50s) and Walter Ringer.


Stanley Children


An old school football team photo from 1976

Back Row Left to Right; 

Steve Duke, Philip Watson, Stuart Phillips, David Egglestone, Andrew Bostock, Stewart McKeating, Nigel Harpin

Front Row Left to Right :

 Eric Spivey, Mark Duncombe, Peter Walker, Richard Ellis and Wayne Bartholomew

Thank you to Steve Duke for sharing this photo with us


Saint Peters School

Class 3 juniors photo from 1990

From the collection of Sheila Roy


Grove School Rounders Team 1953

The two teachers are on the left, Miss Kathleen Hall and the right, Mrs Emelie Armitage. Miss Kathleen Hall was the daughter of Roland Hall, builder, and living on Rooks Nest Road near Woollin’s shop. She died young in the 1970s. Emelie Anderson (13.7.1913-2004) married Thomas Armitage, also a teacher, but at the school on Canal Lane. Miss Hall taught the pupils in the first 2 years and Mrs Armitage the last year pupils. I was at the school 1952-58. Mrs Armitage was an excellent teacher and helped me a great deal. Information courtesy of John Shaw



Stanley Subscription Prize Band 1921

Photo taken outside the old Lane Ends Club (now a day nursery)



Old Saint Peters School

Playground Photo from 1970



Saint Peters School

Photo taken in late 1980s



Rothwell Grammar School Photo of Stanley Girls in 1952

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Johnson

Back RowRosemary Smith (Saint Peters) Rosemary Hormald (Stanley Grove) Maureen Lonsdale (Saint Peters)

Front Row Wendy Edwards (Stanley Grove) Christine Sykes (Saint Peters) Jennifer Johnson (Stanley Grove)



Ferry Lane Methodist Church day trip to Blackpool 1955

Photo courtesy of Jennifer Johnson

Back Row (left to right)

Dennis Whitehouse, Roy Harvey, Stuart Firth, Malcolm Saunders

Next Row

Madge Taylor, Rosemary Smith, Ann Nelson, Christine Gibson, Maurice Lees, Jean Roberts, Mollie Whitworth, Brian Sheard



Photo taken in Stanley, place unknown



Rising Sun Brighton trip 1940s



Newmarket Band 1890s



Newmarket Band 1992



Ash Crescent Gang



Church flower sale



The opening of West Hall School by Lady Clegg, wife of Sir Alex Clegg, Chief Education Officer for the West Riding

December 1971



Stanley childern at the 1933 Wakefield pagaent



Parkhill Pit workers 1936



Dot & June's Dolls from Wheatsheaf

Race for Life 2010



Stanley Surgery 1981

Left to right, Dr Merrick, Rev Hicks, Dr Humphrey, Jack Barber and Dr Patel



Workmen at Stanley Ferry



The opening of Stanley Nature Reserve 1985



Parkhill Pit workers 1970s



Failed Village Hall campaign 1970s



Lane Ends School 1970s

Vicar Crabb to the right with Counciller Firth on the left



Lake Lock Nursery 2000



Stanley Rangers 1970

Photo courtesy of Alexander Paton





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