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Aerial View of Laneside Mills (Churwell) (5 comments)
Black & White imageUndated. View north-west towards Laneside Mills, former textile factory now housing various firms. Around the mid 1930s the firm of Japa Paper Products Ltd., paper bag manufacturers and specialists in rotary printing processes, moved to Laneside Mills from their former premises in Playfair Road, Hunslet Carr. The name JAPA stands for the phrase 'Just Another Paper Article' and these letters were emblazoned in huge letters high up on the factory wall. Victoria Road and Laneside Farm are in the foreground.
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Albert Road, view looking westwards towards Morley old gasworks (Morley) (2 comments)
Colour imagec.1962/3. A young boy stands on land off Albert Road where the former pit tip of Morley Main Colliery is being landscaped to provide more area for the parking of lorries and earth moving plant. The view is looking westwards towards Morley old gasworks and its manager's house, and to the beginnings of the development of the site in Valley Road for Orcal 'Oil Recoveries'. Immediately behind these are sidings for storing railway excursion carriages. The slope up to the top of Daisy Hill shows old houses here being demolished under the slum clearance act, while new housing has been built along the continuation of New Bank Street. Daisy Hill Mill chimney can be seen and in the distance are the tall chimneys of Laneside Mills. There is also part of a pit tip of a Churwell colliery, a path round which was another approach to Daisy Hill. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Japa Factory, Laneside Mills (Churwell)
Colour imageJune 1960. Image shows the Japa Factory at Laneside Mills, off Victoria Road. The firm moved into the former textile mill in 1936. The earliest part of the mill was built by textile manufacturer, George Crowther in 1829. In the late nineteenth century it was owned by Charles Scarth and became the biggest textile mill in the Morley area. The Japa factory (Japa is an acronym for 'Just Another Paper Article') could make 1 billion paper bags per year at its peak. The factory closed c1994 and there is now a housing development on the site. Photograph by David Atkinson from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Japa Factory, Laneside Mills (Churwell)
Colour imageOctober 1968. Image shows the Japa Factory at Laneside Mills. From 1936 the former textile mills were occupied by Japa, manufacturers of paper products. 'Japa' is an acronym for 'Just Another Paper Article'. In the foreground there are stacks of building materials. Photograph from the David Atkinson Archive.
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Japa factory, Laneside Mills (Churwell)
Colour imageJuly 1965. View of the Japa factory, situated at Laneside Mills since 1936. They manufactured a variety of paper products before closure c1994. Prior to 1936 the mills had been occupied by the textile manufacturing firm of Charles Scarth, the largest in the Morley area. The oldest part of the mills dated from 1829 when George Crowther started his textiles business. Coils of wire are stacked in the foreground. Photograph by David Atkinson from the David Atkinson Archive.
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