What’s new – August 2016

We have started a Gallery of photographs and prints showing the old mill buildings of Morley. They are to be found in the Facts Sheet section under the Mill section. So far, images of the Crank, Gillroyd, Rods, Perseverance-Station Road, Albert and Queen’s Mills have been added. Factual data about some mill closures has been upgraded.

What’s new – June 2016

An exhibition was created to celebrate The Queen’s 90th birthday and  we also created a booklet containing photographs of the time she and Prince Philip visited the town on 28-October-1954 as part of her Northern tour as the new monarch. The booklet contains 24 photographs (B/W), arranged in chronological order of the visit taken by the local photographers R.I. ‘Bobby’ … Continue reading “What’s new – June 2016”

What’s new – February to May 2016

We have done research for the Morley Branch of the British Legion to help organise Commemorations on the Centenary of the death of men who died while in service during the Great War and who are buried in local cemeteries. Since the end of January, the following Commemorations have been held : 30-January-2016: Pte Maurice Fowler 4-February-201: Pte Willie Lupton 12-February-2016: … Continue reading “What’s new – February to May 2016”

What’s new – November 2015

The following corrections have been made to the World War One Casualty tables: Pte Willie Liley, Durham Light Infantry was reported killed on 29-May-1918 NOT 29-May-1916 as previously stated. The Morley Observer (12-July-1918) reported him missing on this date and this is confirmed in the official data on the CWG site. Before the war he had been a piecener at … Continue reading “What’s new – November 2015”

Heritage Trail Walk – 4-October-2015

Heritage Trail Walk – 2015 Morley Community Archives will again be leading a circular Heritage Trail tour on Sunday 4th October 2015 which will explore the southern part of the town. Starting at the Town Hall at 11.00 am we will walk towards Ackroyd Street where the town’s industrial heartland was situated when textiles were the dominant basis of the … Continue reading “Heritage Trail Walk – 4-October-2015”

Heritage Trail walk – 13-Sep-2015

Heritage Trail Walk – 2015 Morley Community Archives will be leading a circular Heritage Trail tour on Sunday 13th September 2015 which will explore the southern part of the town. Starting at the Town Hall at 11.30am we will walk towards Ackroyd Street where the town’s industrial heartland was situated when textiles were the dominant basis of the town’s manufacturing. … Continue reading “Heritage Trail walk – 13-Sep-2015”

Heritage Weekend Tour

Morley Town Hall – 12/09/2015 As part of the nation-wide Heritage Weekend events, Morley Community Archives will be giving tours of Morley Town Hall at 10.30am and 2pm on Saturday 12th September 2015. These will be led by Dr Clive McManus. Councillor Simon Kimberley, the Mayor of Morley will meet visitors and show them around the Council Chamber and Mayor’s … Continue reading “Heritage Weekend Tour”