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Morley Personalities

Personalities discussed Herbert Henry Asquith Beryl Burton Bobby Peel Jack Shooter Herbert Henry Asquith (Politician) Herbert Henry Asquith, the Liberal Politician, was born in Morley on September 12th, 1852. His father was a local cloth manufacturer and the family lived at Croft House - a listed dwelling still to be found on Church Street in...

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Mayors and Local Government

Article by Councillor Joseph E Tetley. Images of some of the Mayors by courtesy of the Morley Observer & Advertiser

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The Town Hall

Morley Town Hall is a Grade 1 listed building, which celebrated its centenary in 1995. This window in the Town Hall says much about the town and its inhabitants. Their belief in social and industrial progress is evident, as was the way that they went about their business, the aims which they had, and their...

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Public Services

Services discussed: Fire Brigade Water Supply Fire Brigade 1912 - Directors of the Morley Mutual Fire Insurance Co. Ltd. By 1872, Morley had over 20 mills engaged in the manufacture of cloth, and the owners were not happy about the high fire insurance premiums, so they decided to form a company of their own, and...

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The Rhubarb Triangle

Early history Rhubarb is a native plant of Mongolia and is believed to have arrived in Italy in the 15th or 16th century. Large quantities were taken to China on the Silk Road, and it has been recorded that this road could have been known as the Rhubarb Road! A Yorkshireman, Sir Matthew Lister, introduced...

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The Heritage Trail

Morley's Heritage and Trail Walks Topics Coat of Arms Heritage - General Heritage Trail Walk 1 This section deals with principal points of Morley's heritage and it will be developed as other Heritage Trails are organised. The Coat of Arms This was designed for the new borough in 1886, to reflect the town's heritage and...

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