Morley’s Fabulous Heritage Centre

Morley finally has it’s own Heritage Centre. The Centre, across the road from my office on Albion Street, is in one of the empty shops in the old Cooperative Department store. It’s an amazing treasure trove of historic artefacts and local history. The centre has come about thanks to the hard work of local historian, Peter Aldred who has been storing and preserving kept family and local historical records for years. And until the shop on Albion Street was made available, Peter had kept his amazing collection at home and in his garage.

Now the collection is on display it’s hard to believe it’s been locked away for so long. When I called into see Peter he was full of stories about Morley’s history. Whether it’s the story behind the phrase, “being on tentahooks” or how penny lick glasses came into being and were then banned, I’d recommend everyong with an interest in Morley past and present to pop in for a look around.

I could have spent hours in there chatting with Peter.

And we simply must make sure we find a permanent home for his amazing collection. In the meantime, I’d encourage everyone to go along to see Peter’s treasure trove for themselves and show their support.

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Posted October 4th, 2013 by admin

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