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Casket presented to the Right honourable Herbert Henry Asquith, Prime Minister (Morley)
Black & White imageUndated. Image shows the casket which contained the Scroll of Freedom presented to the Right Honourable Herbert Henry Asquith, Prime Minister of Great Britain. It was presented by the Mayor of the Borough of Morley, William Law Ingle. Mr. Asquith accepted the Freedom of the Borough, the Highest honour that Morley could bestow, on 24th July 1913. He was a son of Morley having been born at Croft House on Windmill Hill in Church Street in 1852. He was Prime Minister between 1908 and 1916. The casket which held the illuminated Freedom Manuscript was made of Silver and decorated with the Morley coat of arms and pictures of Morley scenes including one of the Town Hall. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Crow Nest Lane, 'T Quality' Ltd. (Beeston) (4 comments)
Colour imageMarch, 2012. Image shows the company, 'T-Quality Ltd.', suppliers of fish and chip shops, wholesalers, pizza outlets and fast food takeaways. The firm is situated in Crow Nest Lane just above Preston Harrison Ltd. (Roofing Contractors) on the right-hand side, near the bottom of the hill. The brick frontage is that of the original building, which before, during and after World War 2, was known as 'The Dripping Works', then the business of P. Webster, Ltd., manufacturers of dripping. Windmill Hill can be seen in the background, right. Image courtesy of Mr. Graham Schofield.
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Right Honourable Herbert Henry Asquith delivers a speech at the opening of Morley Town Hall (Morley)
Black & White image16th October 1895. The Right Honourable Herbert Henry Asquith (centre, foreground) delivers a speech at the opening of the new Morley Town Hall on 16th October 1895. Born at Croft House on Windmill Hill, Church Street, Morley in 1852, it was fitting that the then Home Secretary of Gladstone's government should be invited to open Morley's landmark building. He later became Prime Minister (1908 - 1916). On opening day Morley was lavishly decorated with floral garlands, banners and streamers. In the evening there was a banquet and a huge display of fireworks. The dignataries were served with Turtle Soup, Turbot, Goose, Sirloin of Beef, Game and Lobster to name but a few delicacies. These were accompanied by Wines, Liquors and Champagne. To the right of Mr. Asquith the Mayor can be seen, Councillor Charles Scarth. The First Town Clerk of Morley, Mr Richard Borrough Hopkins is visible behind Mr. Asquith. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Windmill Hill, view of Windmill (Aberford) (1 comment)
Black & White image3rd May 1912. At the time of this photograph this area was known locally as Lushpot. The Windmill (which still stands) was on the top of Windmill Hill, now called Lotherton Lane after the construction of the Aberford-by-pass in 1961. The mill dates from at least the 15th Century, in 1458 it was the property of the Abbot of Kirkstall. The ironwork was removed for salvage in World War II and the top 6 feet were taken down after a fire caused by vandals made it unsafe. The houses visible are now demolished, they didn't have a piped drinking water supply and were dependent on a well even as late as the 1940s. This was demolished in the 1980s.
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