1920 to 1939

World History Morley History
1921 Result of Leeds Extension Inquiry.  Morley to remain a borough
1921 Gildersome St Bernard’s station closed
1922 Ben Turner is elected as Morley’s first Labour party MP.
1922 Morley & District Bus Co started services
1924 Churwell War Memorial dedicated – provided by W.L. Ingle, J.P
John Logie Baird invents television 1926
General strike 1926
1927 Victoria Colliery, Bruntcliffe closed – last in Morley Townships
1927 War Memorial in Scatcherd Park unveiled by Ald J. Kirk.
1928 Memorial to the Earl of Oxford and Asquith presented by Sir Wm. Middlebrook.
1933 HRH The Prince of Wales visited Morley Social Service Centre.
1935 Manor House demolished
1935 Last electric tramcar ran from Leeds to Morley; omnibus services commenced.
Abdication of  King Edward VIII 1936
Accession of King George VI 1937 Urban Districts of Ardsley, Drighlington and Gildersome added to Morley Borough.

1938 Visit of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth
1939 Woodkirk station closed
Start of World War II 1939 Duke of Kent visited Morley Social Service Centre.

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