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Britannia Mills on Britannia Road (Morley)
Colour imageAugust 1965. This photograph of Britannia Mills on Britannia Road was taken after the mill was closed but prior to any demolition taking place. The mill belonged to William Baines and Sons Ltd. The earliest building was the three storey block with central hoist along the roadside which dated from 1860 and is shown as a lithograph in William Smith's 'Rambles About Morley' of 1866. The long, low weaving shed by its side dates from the late nineteenth century. Behind these two is a more modern red brick structure very like several of the same type at other Morley mills. These appear to be of a standard design by T. A. Buttery, a local Morley architect, which was used either as a new addition to the mill or a fire damage replacement about the time of the First World War. On the roadside is a refuse collection lorry of Morley Borough Council at a time before wheely bins were introduced as an improvement in the health and safety of workers. Two of the refuse collectors can be seen in the foreground. Asda supermarket was later built on part of the site of Britannia Mills. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Britannia Mills, Britannia Road (Morley)
Colour imagec1960s. Britannia Mills, owned by George Baines & Sons on Britannia Road, is seen here undergoing demolition in the late 1960s. By this time the roadside, stone building would have been over 100 years old, being erected in 1860. The red building behind was of a type common during the First World War. It was probably a replacement for a building lost in a fire and was not pulled down when the rest of the mill disappeared, but was renovated by Asda and turned into their technical department. In front of this building can be seen two Lancashire boilers used to heat up water to power the steam engine. The gate to the mill yard can still be seen. This was one of the larger family mills in Morley, being particularly prosperous at the start of the 20th century. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Britannia Mills, Britannia Road (Morley)
Colour image27th June 1984 View of one of the last remaining buildings of Britannia Mills in Britannia Road. It was saved from demolition and renovated by Asda for their offices and technical workshop. The Asda supermarket was built on the Howley Park Trading Estate close to this building.
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Britannia Road and Fountain Street, aerial view (Morley)
Black & White imageUndated. Aerial view of Britannia Road, on the right, and Fountain Street, adjoining it along the bottom. Cross Hall Primary school dominates the bottom half of the photograph with the Fletcher Memorial Methodist Church on the opposite side of Fountain Street. Photograph from David Atkinson Archive.
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Britannia Road from Tingley Bar (Tingley)
Black & White imageUndated. View looking along Britannia Road from Tingley Bar and the tram terminus. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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