These photo gems showcase a year in the life of Morley at the dawn of a new decade.
1970 saw a new Asda store set to open its doors in the town. The supermarket giant had opened its first supermarket at the back end of the 1960s in the old premises of Ebenezer Primitive Methodist Chapel near the bottom of Fountain Street. After trading there for just over a year a new store on the Howley Park Trading Estate was built with a much larger car park and close to the part of Britannia Mill that Asda reconditioned for their technical premises and offices. This gallery also features what was left of Morley Top railway station which had served the town from 1857 to 1969 on the Leeds, Bradford and Halifax Junction Railway. The station closed to passengers in January 1961 and closed to goods in May 1969. These images are sure to evoke memories for a generation of residents who called Morley home in 1970. They are published courtesy of the David Atkinson Archive, a collection housed on Leodis, which is run by Leeds Library & Information Service. READ MORE: 12 photo gems take you back to Morley in 1968 LOVE LEEDS? LOVE NOSTALGIA? Join Leeds Retro on facebook
7. Morley in 1970
Crofton Terrace in July 1970. Wide Lane is to the left of the terraced houses and Rod Mills Lane to the right. A newsagents is at the junction of the roads advertising 'Sweets and tobacco'. Photo: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net
8. Morley in 1970
Clarence Street located just off Albert Road in June 1970. A small boy stands on the unmade access road. Washing hangs across the street. Photo: Leeds Libraries, www.leodis.net
9. Morley in 1970
St. Mary's-in-the-Wood United Reform Church on Troy Hill, taken from the position of Morley House in Scatcherd Park (Hopkins Gardens). The church, a replacement building for the tumble-down Old Chapel, was built between 1875 and 1878. The top stones of the graceful spire were blown down in a severe gale in 1952. Photo: David Atkinson Archive
10. Morley in 1970
This photograph shows the M62 Gildersome to Lofthouse section nearing completion. It was taken from the bridge over Scotchman Lane, looking west towards the Gildersome roundabouts. The mill chimneys in the distance would be close to Drighlington. Photo: David Atkinson Archive
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