The tables containing the names of men commemorated on the Morley War Memorial have been updated to bring them into line with our latest work, as shown in our new booklet which describes the lives of these men in more detail. In particular, we have been able to add the full names of most of the men as well … Continue reading “Update to World War One Casualties”
Just published! Morley Community Archives is proud to state that a booklet is now available describing a study of all the men named on the Morley War Memorial who died as a result of service in the Great War. It contains military and personal details of these men, presented in regimental order. It shows how local publications, particularly the Morley … Continue reading “Great War Memorial Booklet”
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.
Photos from David Gaunt’s collection were added to the Galleries. We have spent much time and effort showing how the town and its inhabitants were affected by the start of the Battle of the Somme. A booklet – ‘Morley and the First Day of the Somme’ – was published which contains extensive details of the men from this area who … Continue reading “What’s new – July 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”
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”