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.

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Memories of Morley


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)

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 (...Read full memory)

In 1944 I was a 13 year old pupil at Morley Grammar School. One beautifully sunny Sunday evening I walked from my house at 16 Albion Street (now Morrison's carpark) and about 40 yards East of the Pentecostal Church of the Nazarene (since rebuilt). I climbed the old quarry tip at the junction with Corporation Street -now the (...Read full memory)

I lived in Morley from 1953 till 1960 with my father and brother. We lived initially at Fairfield House which was directly across from Dartmouth Park. I have fond memories of the gardens there and the many times I spent asking the gardeners about the different plants, which have stayed with me after all these years. We (...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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