41 never seen before photos of Morley through the years

Is this the Morley you remember?

Saturday, 13th July 2019, 12:59 pm
Updated Monday, 29th July 2019, 8:31 am
PICS: YPN

These photos have been plucked from the Yorkshire Evening Post archive and predominantly showcase life in the village during the 1970s, 1980s and 1990s. They feature local landmarks, street scenes, as well as pubs, restaurants and shops that you may remember. And they are also the focus of some news stories from back in the day. MORE UNSEEN PHOTOS: Beeston | Horsforth | Harehills | Headingley | Rodley | Meanwood LOVE LEEDS, LOVE RETRO? Join 'Leeds Retro' on facebook

Shopkeepers dubbed plans for a pedestrian precinct in Morley as "unworkable" and were demanding assurances on car parking and servicing for their premises.
St. Francis R.C. Junior and Infants School on Highcliffe Road in the town.
Bruntcliffe Secondary School.

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A new church opened in Morley - the Newlands Methodist Church on Albert Drive, which could hold a congregation of 250.
Scatcherd Sports Centre.
This was the end of the road for a bypass at Morley. The land need for a new roundabout at the bottom of High Street was still owned by three landlords and British Rail.
Police issued on the spot fines to thoughtless parents who caued traffic chaos when taking their children to and from Churwell Junior, Infants and Nursery School.
The original Morley Trades Council Club building.
Commercial Street Mill.
There was idignation about this wooden sign. "Many people in Morley are incensed that this sign has been fitted to the outer stone wall of our immaculate, magnificent town hall," said Sir Harry Hardy, chair of Morley Civic Society.
Crank Mills on Station Road.
A chimney towering over houses on Bank House Close in Morley.
A woman told of her lucky escape when a freak gust of wind ripped the roof of the Church of the Nazarene on Albion Street, showering her in debris.
The rubble-strewn front of the Church of the Nazarene.
Housing developer Barratt pledged to put right defects on the problem-plagued Hopewell Farm estate - after facing a barrage of criticism from unhappy homeowners.
Architect Richard Day and his family were making their home in this 85-year-old Methodist chapel on Howden Clough Road.
Shoppers and traders were deeply divided over news that a one million pound pedestrianisation plan for Morley had been approved.
Morley Train Station.
Queen Street in Morley.
Peel Market.
Bruntcliffe Drive in Morley.
Motley town centre.
Windsor Court with its shops, gardens, and bargains galore.
Looking down Queen Street to Morley Bottoms.
An old-world corner of Morley Bottoms.
Morley park and town hall.
Is this the Morley you remember?
Victorian splendour in the refurbished Alexandra Hall in Morley Town Hall.
The luxurious lounge bar at Scatcherd Lane Sports Centre.
Residents campaigned long and hard for action to be taken at the junction of Dewsbury Road and Wide Lane in Morley. The junction was due to be replaced with a roundabout.
Children at Victoria Junior and Infants School were going continental with this playground mural. Pictured with them is Coun Crotty.
Two children take a breather part way up the 102 brightly-lit steps guaranteed to get one's heart pounding leading from Morley Station to the town.
Pawson's Quarry.
Children and members of the Morley Trades and Labour Club before their annual outing to Blackpool in 1961.
Plans to change the face of Morley started a row about the 'green revolution' A former colonel claimed shoppers were more interested in parking spaces than other environmental niceties.
The Needless pub when Sunday lunch was 4.95 and served 12pm and 2pm.
Regent Street Property Group's new four million pound shopping development at Market Square in Morley.
Queen Street.
Dartmouth Park.
Is this the Morley you remember?
The Christmas illuminations on Queen Street. Kathryn Apanowicz, a former Eastenders star who played Dirty Den's girlfriend, and Bill Waddington, cantankerous caretaker Percy Sugden in Corrie, did the honours.