1940 to 1959

World History Morley History
1940 Churwell station closed
Jet aircraft developed in England & Germany 1941 First air raid on Morley. Damage to property in Spenslea Grove, Homefield Avenue and district. Casualties 1 fatal 4 injured.
1942 Nursery Classes established at Elementary Schools (ages 2-5).
1945 Conferment of Freedom of Entry on the West Yorkshire Regiment (The Prince of Wales’s Own).
1950 Opening of Police Pillar boxes by the Mayor, HA Bradley
1951 Youth exchanges with Siegen started
Accession of Queen Elizabeth II 1952 Howden Clough station closed
1953 Opening of Children’s Playground at Queen Elizabeth Playing Fields by the Mayor, Cllr Harry Barnes.
1954 Tingley station closed
1954 Visit of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh
1955 Gildersome Street station closed
1956 The Borough of Morley Wards Order dividing the Borough into 11 wards.
Treaty of Rome – start of EEC 1957