1960 to 1974

World History Morley History
 Berlin Wall erected 1961 Town Hall dome destroyed by fire
Yuri Gagarin becomes first man in space. 1961 Census – population 40338
1961 Morley Top station closed for passengers
1962 Drighlington & Adwalton station closed
1962 Opening of new Fire Station on Corporation St by the Mayor, Cllr LJ Finnigan.
1962 Opening of new General Post Office on Queen St by the Mayor, Ald. CN Akeroyd.
1962 Restoration of Town Hall Tower following fire.
1963 Opening of New Automatic Telephone Exchange by the Mayor, Ald. CN Akeroyd.
1964 Ardsley station closed
Death of Winston Churchill 1965
1966 Twinning Agreement with Siegen, Germany
1967 Construction of M62 began
Neil Armstrong lands on the moon. 1969 Final closure of Morley Top station
1971 Census – population 44,345
1972 Morley Hall closed as a maternity hospital
1972 Freedom of Borough conferred upon Miss CE Hepworth, Sir Harry Hardy and Sir Alfred DD Broughton, MP.
1973 Opening of Windsor Court and Morrisons supermarket
1974 J.S. Binks is the last Mayor.

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