35 never seen before photos of Morley through the years

Is this the Morley you remember?

Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 8:35 am
Updated Tuesday, 10th December 2019, 9:12 am
Is this the Morley you remember? 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: Gildersome LOVE LEEDS, LOVE RETRO? Join 'Leeds Retro' on facebook

St. Francis R.C. Junior and Infants School on Highcliffe Road in the town.
A new church opened in Morley - the Newlands Methodist Church on Albert Drive, which could hold a congregation of 250.

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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.
Looking down Queen Street to Morley Bottoms.
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.
Peel Market in Morley.
Bruntcliffe Secondary School.
Scatcherd Sports Centre.
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.
Commercial Street Mill.
The original Morley Trades Council Club building.
Crank Mills on Station Road.
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.
A chimney towering over houses on Bank House Close in Morley.
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.
Morley Train Station.
Shoppers and traders were deeply divided over news that a one million pound pedestrianisation plan for Morley had been approved.
Queen Street in Morley.
Bruntcliffe Drive.
Morley town centre.
Windsor Court with its shops, gardens, and bargains galore.
An old-world corner of Morley Bottoms.
Is this the Morley you remember?
Morley park and town hall.
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.
Pawson's Quarry.
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 in the early 1990s. Did you pop in for Sunday lunch back in the day?
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.
Queen Street in Morley.
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