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Morley Heritage Centre in need of volunteers

Morley Heritage Centre is in need of volunteer. Pictured is founder Peter Aldred.

Morley Heritage Centre is in need of volunteer. Pictured is founder Peter Aldred.

Volunteers are being called upon to help Morley Heritage Centre after it was limited to opening just one day a week.

The centre moved to the second floor of Milton House on Queen Street earlier this year and has since only been able to open on Thursdays.

Ever since first opening, the centre has been inundated with visitors, ideas and requests, which have stretched its volunteers to the limit.

Pete Trigwell, who volunteers at the centre, said: “The centre will be re-opening on Thursday June 19 and we will be open from 10.30am-3pm.

“Unfortunately at the moment the centre can only be open for one day due to the lack of volunteers, so if you feel that you could give some time to this worthwhile cause please speak to one of the staff at Milton House.”

Morley Heritage Centre, which has had two previous homes in the town centre, is the dream of local historian Peter Aldred, whose vast collection of historic artefacts and photographs has created lots of interest with members of the Morley public.

It is hoped that a permanent location will be found for the collection, which Mr Aldred has gathered over the last 50 years.

Mr Trigwell added: “At the moment it does not matter if you feel that your local knowledge is not at its best.

“After working alongside Peter Aldred for a couple of weeks you could become the font of all knowledge.”

Anyone who thinks they could help, call into the second floor of Milton House any Thursday.

 

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