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Morley town centre, aerial view (Morley)
Black & White image1953. Aerial view of Morley town centre with Queen Street running through the middle from top left to bottom right and Commercial street nearly parallel to this above. Albion Street crosses Queen Street in the centre, with the Town Hall at one side of Queen Street and the 1899 Co-op building at the other. On the other side of Albion Street is the 1937 Co-op Emporium but Society House is yet to be built. The mill chimney at the bottom belongs to Wesley Street Mill. Photograph from David Atkinson Archive.
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Morley town centre, aerial view (Morley)
Black & White imageUndated. Aerial view of Morley town centre, with the Town Hall on the right at the junction of Queen Street and Albion Street. Taken before the building of the Co-op Emporium in 1937; only thw 1899 Co-op building opposite the Town Hall is in evidence. Mill chimneys dominate the landscape; those visible from left are Wesley Street Mill, Hope Mill, Queen's Mill and Albert Mill. Photograph from David Atkinson Archive.
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Morley Town Hall tower, view from (Morley)
Colour imageJune 1973. This photograph is taken with a telephoto lens from the tower of Morley Town Hall concentrating on the grounds of the Zion Independent Chapel and Wesley Street mill. In this area , besides the demolition of buildings, there has been road re-alignment. Morrisons car park is being extended up to the concrete fence built along the Zion graveyard. A new road has been built alongside this. The original caretakers house for the Zion stands at a new road junction. The road coming to this house from Wesley Street is entirely new. It was built across another part of Wesley Street Mill (The part that used to house the fire station but is now demolished). The red brick part of the mill was later turned into a small heritage museum (the low building which was the old engine house) and the headquarters of South Leeds Groundwork Trust. Due to the help given by the Morley and South Leeds M.P. to this organisation, the new road was named Merlyn Rees Way after him. The building immediately to the right of the red brick mill is also a listed building being part of Morley's handloom weaving heritage. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Queen street, a painting by Eric Farr (Morley)
Colour imageUndated. A painting of Queen Street by Eric Farr, done in the late 1960s from a photograph taken in 1887 at the time of the Golden jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign. The original picture shows more street decoration for the Jubilee and there are more people in the street. On the left is the old building of the Midland Bank, then the Blue Riband Coffee House; beyond this are some old cottages that were pulled down for the 1899 Co-op building. Next is the junction between Queen Street and Albion Street and then, in its own small grounds, Morley Manor House dating back to the seventeenth century. This was the birthplace of Sir Titus Salt, founder of Saltaire model village. During the last years of its existence it was lived in by a succession of local doctors and then demolished by Morley Co-op for its new 'Emporium'. The large mill chimney belongs to Hope Foundry and the high roofed building to the right of this was the new Queen's Hotel built in 1880. Across Queen Street is Wesley Street Mill, at this time with only a small chimney, then various small stone and wooden shops ending with the spare ground on the right where eventually Morley Town Hall was to be built between 1892 and 1895. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Queen Street, Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria (Morley)
Black & White image1897. View of Queen Street as it would have looked in 1897 for the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Victoria's reign. On the left is first seen part of Wesley Street Mill owned by Charles Scarth; then there is the entry into Henry place which led to the back of the mill and houses in the yard. Next comes two pairs of semi-detached shops built for Charles Scarth about 1891, after which is the wall in front of the Zion Independent Sunday School building. The Zion yard, where the tree is, leads at right angles to the graveyard and the chapel building - a long, narrow plot of land at right angles to Queen Street. The row after this first contained a barbers shop, number 72 - notice the pole - and then Sam Sheard's chemists. Next, but hardly seen, is the butchers at 62A and beyond this the Town Hall, which at this time was only about two years old, and Lloyds Bank building put up in 1891. On the right hand side is a provision shop selling tea; a clothing shop selling gloves and the entrance to the Queen's Hotel. On the side of the Exchange Buildings there appears to be some posters which look to show a sideways view of Queen Victoria. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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