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Bruntcliffe Lane, cornfield (Morley) (2 comments)
Colour imageSeptember 1960. A large cornfield at the top of Bruntcliffe Lane opposite Bruntcliffe Mills, behind the new Angel Inn and close to the old fever hospital which by this time was being used to store equipment for both gas and electric street lighting. The picture dates from 1960 and unusually even for then the corn was being laid out in stooks to enable it to dry off. The chimney of Bruntcliffe Mill was a very tall landmark at this high location and was taken down before the mill burned down. It was twice as high as the mill building. All the land where the corn is has now been built on. Some of it was used for the the M621 motorway from Gildersome to Leeds; some has been used for a Macro wholesale warehouse and some has been used for an industrial estate built along the side of Bruntcliffe Lane opposite the cemetery. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Howden Clough Road, looking towards Bruntcliffe crossroads (Morley)
Colour imageMay 1966. The view looking towards Bruntcliffe crossroads from Howden Clough Raod. The road direction pointer for Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield together with part of Bruntcliffe Methodist Church are on the left hand side. In the centre across the A650 road is the four storey Bruntcliffe Mills, originally belonging to Thomas Stephenson; when textile production finished, it was taken over for a while by Readicut Wool products. Later it became Napcolor headquarters for photo processing during which time it was burnt down. The photo processing firm left and it was rebuilt to one storey instead of four. Much of the time since it has been occupied by Magnet Joinery. On the right hand side is the Shoulder of Mutton public house with a small Austin A30 car passing it. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Morley Town Hall, view from tower looking towards Bruntcliffe (Morley)
Colour imageJune 1973. A telephoto view from the tower of Morley Town Hall looking towards Bruntcliffe. On the horizon are Bruntcliffe Mills and Morley Cemetery Church spire. Both have now disappeared; the mill as a result of a serious fire and the church had to be demolished as it was found to be structurally unsafe. The newer housing in the distance is part of Bruntcliffe Drive and that in the middle distance is part of Corporation Street and Wynyard Drive. In the foreground work is taking place on the first part of Scatcherd Sports Centre. After about another ten years this was still further extended and the name changed to Morley Leisure Centre. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Old Angel Inn, Bruntcliffe Crossroads (Morley) (1 comment)
Black & White imageUndated. Early postcard view showing the stone-built Old Angel Inn at Bruntcliffe Crossroads. The image is thought to date from before 1900. The inn was in a good position to attract trade from passing travellers on the turnpike roads, with the Leeds and Elland Road to the side and the Wakefield and Bradford Road to the front. The Bruntcliffe Mill is visible in the background, originally owned by Thomas Stephenson.
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