Newsletters



A newsletter is published at the time of each monthly lecture. This gives information about the evening's events, an up-date of Society affairs and, also, a small article about the Heritage of Morley.


The newsletters are in Adobe Reader (PDF) format. If you don't have Adobe reader on your machine you can download it here.
   
   Old Newsletters
   
 Sep-2015_Apr-2016  All the newsletters for the 2015-16 Season
   
   Newsletters for 2016-17 
   
September 2016 Report on the AGM and the talk on the Wilson Mill Family given there. Report on the Heritage Weekend events due in mid-September. Report on the Society trip to Sewerby Hall and Bridlington Priory. 
 
 
October 2016 Report on Dr Rebecca Gill's talk on the Belgium Refugees in Huddersfield during the Great War. The proposed Society Trip to Bramall Hall and the Air raid shelters in Stockport. Article and photos on the life and times of Alice Cliff Scatcherd, who lived locally after her marriage and who was very active with national Suffragists and local civic affairs.
November 2016  Report on Janet Niepokojczycka's talk on British Natural History, Archaeology and ancient crafts with particular reference to Cumbria. The Society Trip destinations, Bramall Hall and Stockport Air Raid Shelter. The relation between Morley and the family of Lord Dartmouth, a considerable landowner in the area since 1707.


 December 2016 Report on Jane Aldrick's talk on the Ingle Family of Leeds and Churwell. Details of the Society trip. Article on Christmas in Morley in 1916. An advert showing gifts for soldiers. The resignation of Herbert Asquith. Disdain for the German Peace offer. Experiences of some of the local, young workforce. Local entertainment at Christmas - secular and religious.
   
January 2017 Newsletter  Report on Helen Pratt's talk on the War Hospital at Temple Newsam and, also, the story of Cyrille Dessager, a Belgian refugee. Local women who worked as VADs. Morley's support for the Military Hospital in Leeds rather than that at Staincliffe. Article on a forthcoming talk about Alice Cliff Scatcherd by Becky Cherriman. A tribute to the late John Goodchild
   
February 2017 Newsletter  Report on Jackie Depelle's talk on researching her own family property. Report on Commemorations of Soldiers killed in the Great War. More detail on the Society Trip to Stockport. Article on the development of the Post Office in Morley and the contribution made by the Cowburn family. 
   
March 2017 Newsletter Report on a talk given by the Chair, Clive McManus, on Morley's Changing Landscape. This took the place of that scheduled by Roger Dedman who was unable to attend due to sickness. Details of Commemorations to be held for local soldiers who died in the Great War and are buried locally. An article on Croft House, Church Street, the birthplace of Herbert Henry Asquith which has been put up for sale.
   
April 2017 Newsletter Details of the AGM and a talk to be given afterwards by the Chair, Clive McManus on Health Care in Morley during Victorian times. Report on the talk by David Glover on the lost descendants of Henry VIII which gave us a fascinating study of Tudor families. Details of the visit by Lorraine Smith on 24-May-2017 to talk about a Tudor document which involved a land transfer in Gildersome. The special interest is that she is Australian and had found it in her bookshop in Victoria. A list of all the lectures to be given in the season of 2017-2018.





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