The Morley Corporation Reservoir at Withens Clough

The Morley Corporation Reservoir at Withens Clough

The Morley Corporation Reservoir at Withens Clough

This photograph is undated but it was taken at a time of drought. The Withens Clough reservoir was constructed by Morley Borough Corporation in the early 1890s and it served the town via a 20 mile pipeline and intermediate service reservoirs in the borough boundaries. It brought vast reductions in cost to industry and householders. The reservoir is still in use at the present day but Morley had sole control of its supply until 1961.