Knottingley and Ferrybridge Online West Yorkshire
 
Welcome to Knottingley.org
Knottingley coat of arms Once described as the smallest town and the largest village in the country, the Yorkshire town of Knottingley, (including neighbouring Ferrybridge), has a history as rich as any town in England. Fortunately, much of this material has been documented over recent years and has now been made available to you on the Knottingley and Ferrybridge Online website.
The Knottingley coat-of-arms, depicted above, symbolises aspects of both township and district. The bridge and water beneath represent the ancient structure over the River Aire at Ferrybridge whilst the roses represent the county of Yorkshire. The Lacy knot was the badge of the de Lacy family to whom the manor of Knottingley was assigned following the Norman Conquest of 1066. The bottle refers to the local glass industry which after 1871 became the principal industry within the town.

This extensive website, constructed back in May 2000, contains in excess of 3,000 pages of historical information, personal recollections and archive photographs of Knottingley and Ferrybridge that has taken more than ten years to compile so please take some time to fully explore everything on offer to you.
 
Knottingley Family History Database
Our associated Knottingley & Ferrybridge Family History website has recently been updated and now contains a 'family tree' listing more than 24,500 individuals and 1,475 memorial stone inscriptions. In addition we also have separate databases listing:
Knottingley Family History sample page
  • 5,250 Local Marriages
  • 12,500 Local Burials
Additional records, covering both Knottingley and Ferrybridge, are normally added on a regular basis.

11,360 KNOTTINGLEY CEMETERY BURIAL RECORDS SEARCHABLE BY GRAVE NUMBER!

Now you can easily locate family members interred in the same plot.
 
 
 
 
Selected Photo Galleries
Launch Day at John Harker's Shipyard Launch Day
at John Harker's Shipyard, Knottingley.
View Gallery (new & ongoing)

Ferrybridge Junior School Ferrybridge Junior School 1955-63
From the  collection of Mr. Alan Wood.
View Gallery (7 pages)

Postcard views of Knottingley, West Yorkshire Postcard Views
Knottingley postcard views
View Gallery

Knottingley images through the lens of the photographer Dakky 'Dakky' Photographs
Candid views of Knottingley townsfolk
View Gallery
 
Latest Additions
17 Nov 2013 - Maurice Haigh (1935-2013) - Michael & Pamela
10 Sep 2011 - Quarries and Bikes - Steve Wood
02 May 2011 Years in Focus - 1950
22 Feb 2011 Knottingley Silver Band - Post War Period 1945-1960 - Terry Spencer
28 Jul 2010 History of Carters' Knottingley Brewery Vol 1, Chapter 3 - Terry Spencer
28 Jul 2010 History of Carters' Knottingley Brewery Vol 1, Chapter 2 - Terry Spencer
27 Sep 2009 Forum Removed
22 Sep 2009 History of Carters' Knottingley Brewery Vol 2, Chapter 3 - Terry Spencer
22 Sep 2009 History of Carters' Knottingley Brewery Vol 2, Chapter 2 - Terry Spencer
21 Sep 2009 History of Carters' Knottingley Brewery Vol 2, Chapter 1 - Terry Spencer
18 Sep 2009 Sanitary Conditions at Knottingley c.1878
13 Sep 2009 Lime Grove and the Carter Family - Terry Spencer
24 Jun 2009 Launch Day at John Harker's Shipyard
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Knottingley & Ferrybridge Online is dedicated to the memory of our dear friend Maurice Haigh (1935-2013)
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This Page Last Updated on 17 November, 2013