Factsheets

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Councillors-Borough of Morley

List of Councillors These data have been taken from information supplied by the Borough to councillors in their yearly diaries. Notes: The Borough of Morley expanded in 1937 when the districts of Gildersome, Drighlington, East and West Ardsley joined it. In consequence, the Borough Council...

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Churches

Churches in the Morley Area Churches in the old Borough of Morley Area The Individual Churches Overview Morley and Bruntcliffe Churwell Drighlington Gildersome - preparing East Ardsley - preparing West Ardsley, Woodkirk and Tingley - preparing Acknowledgments Rambles Around Morley- William Smith, 1866 Morley Ancient...

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David Atkinson

David K Atkinson was born in Morley in 1936 and attended Victoria Road Infants School, Peel Street Junior Boys' School and Morley Grammar School before graduating from Leeds University with a BA Honours degree in Geography. This website is one of the means by which...

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Farms in the Borough of Morley

Areas considered Morley East and West Ardsley Churwell Drighlington Gildersome MORLEY Farm address Family 1955 Other families America Moor Farm, America Moor, off Britannia Rd, Albert Hobson 1905. Bleaklands Farm Bruntcliffe Carrier Jeremiah Saxton 1905 Bruntcliffe Farm Bruntcliffe Brook T Common End Farm, Albert Road,...

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Inns and Public Houses

Areas considered Bruntcliffe Churwell Drighlington East Ardsley Gildersome Morley West Ardsley Most facts have been obtained from Trade directories, but not all establishments in the old Morley Borough were entered in those publications, and the list is intended only as a guide for more detailed...

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Publicans, Clubs, Beerhouses, Off-Licences

These facts have been obtained from Trade directories covering the years 1830 to 1936.  The Directory names and dates are given at the top of each column. Not all establishments in Morley were entered in those publications, and the list is intended only as a...

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Lost Buildings

In Morley, recently many building developers have been converting old, disused mill and chapel buildings such as the Adelaide Mills and the Ebenezer Chapel into dwellings. This is in comparison with times past when planners have just torn down the old to make way for...

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Listed Buildings

MORLEY The Town Hall - Grade 1 Building  Trail 1 Queen Street Swindon House Bank Street - No.78 Yew Tree Cottage Bank Street - No.80 Shops Chapel Hill - No.2 & 4 Dwelling turned into a shop Chapel Hill - No.6 Wakefield Tutorial Prep School...

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Mayors of Morley 1886 to 1973

Apr 1886 Joseph Schofield * Nov 1930 Benjamin Peel Hepworth Nov 1886 Joseph Schofield Nov 1931 Percy Marshall Nov 1887 Edward Stockwell Nov 1932 Percy Marshall (Died 10 Jan 1933) Nov 1888 David Thackray  * Feb 1933 Edwin Barrowclough  * Nov 1889 John Dixon  *

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Mills and the Textile Industry

A list of all the Morley Mills shown on this map can be found at the following links: Adelaide(1) to Fountain Street(20) Gillroyd(21) to Providence(41) Quarry(42) to Wesley Street(54) Domestic cloth trade By the 17th and 18th centuries, the combination of land enclosure for sheep...

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Morley Magistrates 1893-1997

( * also Mayor) Initiation Name Biographical notes 1-Feb-1893 (later Sir) Charles Scarth  * Woollen Manufacturer and Councillor (1886-1921 [deceased]). Affiliated to Liberals.  Congregationalist.  Mayor 6 times.  Freeman of the Borough – 1903 1-Feb-1893  Oliver Scatcherd  * Solicitor and Councillor (1886-1905 [deceased]). Son of Historian...

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Population Statistics

For comparison purposes, figures for areas which were only incorporated into the Borough in 1937 have been included for all years.

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Stained Glass Windows in the Town Hall

The Town Hall has stained glass windows which were not in the original building. There are three in the Alexandra Hall. That shown below was contributed in 1922 by Ald. James T. Horsfall. Two others on either side of it were donated by the families...

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