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Leeds Photographic Memories

Leeds Photographic Memories

The photo 'Morley, Queen Street c1965' appears in this book.

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Looming over the town is the tower of the town hall, clearly more than a little influenced in its design by its more prestigious neighbour at Leeds. It was built in 1895 by G A Fox, with a portico formed of six composite columns. Until recent times textile mills jostled the building. As a part of the Heavy Woollen District of Dewsbury and the Spen Valley, Morley suffered during the slump of the 1930s. Bewteen 1924 and 1930 over 46,000 jobs were lost in the woollen industry, most of them in Yorkshire.

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Other Memories from Morley

I was born in July 1937 in Lord Asquith house which was a maternity home in those days.my parents were Dennis and Anne Pickersgill... They told me that I was so tiny I fitted into a shoe box lined with cotton wool..and kept on the oven door to keep me warm..no incubators back then... I graduated to my sisters doll pram...something she still never lets me forget...At that time we lived on Charles street. When I was only ...see more

I was born on Room's Lane in one of three cottages near to the train station. My father worked for Roland Humphry. We moved to St Bernard's not long after I was born, the house was the previous horseman's home, My dad worked with his horse most of the time and I would sit at the end of the field and wait for dad to finish, when I was able to have a ride home on her. St Bernards had two rows of houses ...see more

In 1962 I started as a first year in the New Secondary school on Bruntcliffe Lane. The Headteacher was Mr Standeven and the Headmistress Mrs Mawson. Mr Peel was Deputy Head. I was Erica Norgate and my friend at school was Janet Talbot. Others that I can remember are Steven Todd, Peter Draper, Chris Reekie, Edwina Speight, Helen Billyard, Pat Sykes, Beverley Barraclough and Maureen Bennett. Lovely memories of ...see more

My grandmother was a pen pal to Phyllis Wilson from 1937-1944. The first letters are from 1937. Phyllis was 15 and a student at Morley Grammar School. Looking for anyone who knew Phyllis and knows if she was married and her married name. Wondering if my grandmother's letter survived the years as Phyllis' letters did in my grandmother's cedar chest. If Phyllis had children I am sure they would love to see the many letters she sent to my grandmother in Ohio.

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