Morley, Queens Street c.1965

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Caption for Morley, Queens Street c1965: 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.

An extract from Leeds Photographic Memories.

Memories of Morley


My sister Joyce lived at the end of Thorpe Lane opposite The Old White Bear ,she was also a barmaid there. Jim Rose

I came from Leeds to Morley as an 11 years old pupil to MGS and was placed in Form 3X. Our form master was Mr Carmichael, and the Head was Francis Henry Hulbert, a fine Headmaster. Senior Master was Mr Charles Thetford, and the Senior Mistress Miss Nancy Kenyon. Our PT Instructor was Mr C. A. Sutcliffe. The School (...Read full memory)

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 (...Read full memory)

I fondly remember being taken to the market by a lovely girl from Tingley, a Miss Maureen Peatfield. Being a lad from the very north of England I had never seen as much activity. The thing that surprised me the most was the girls all had their hair in big rollers with all sorts of head scarves wrapped around them. I also (...Read full memory)

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Caption for Morley, Queens Street c1965: 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.

An extract from Leeds Photographic Memories.

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